Katie Ferris Picks Up Third All-American Honor Of 2013
May 29, 2013
AMHERST, Mass. - For the third time this postseason, UMass women's lacrosse junior attack Katie Ferris was named to a national All-America Team. The native of Carthage, N.Y., was honored as a member of the WomensLax.com All-America Team in addition to being named to the IWLCA All-America Third Team and the SynapseSports.com All-America Third Team. This marks the second straight year that Ferris was a member of all three All-America squads.
Ferris led the UMass offense this year with 75 points on 52 goals and 23 assists in 19 games. For the second year in a row, she was named the Atlantic 10 Offensive Player of the Year and helped pace a Minutewomen offense that currently ranks No. 1 nationally in points scored (467) and No. 6 nationally in scoring offense (14.76 goals/game). In her three years, the UMass offense has ranked among the nation's top 10 including No. 1 at the end of 2012 and No. 7 in 2011.
With 245 career points, the native of Carthage, N.Y., broke the UMass career points record and will enter 2014 with the career records for goals and assists on the close horizon. She will enter her senior campaign as the active leading scorer in the NCAA and will have a chance to finish her career as one of the top 25 all-time point scorers in NCAA history.
UMass loses four players from 2013 to graduation: Sarah Mullen, Cori Murray, Kelsey Palmer and Lauren Terracciano. Murray and Terracciano finished their senior years as the Minutewomen's No. 3 and No. 4 point scorers respectively. Palmer was a three-year starter on defense.
Along with Ferris, UMass will return Sam Rush on attack who currently ranks No. 3 nationally in goals scored this season with 65 (73 points).
The Minutewomen finished the 2013 campaign with an 18-3 overall record and a 7-0 mark in the Atlantic 10. UMass defeated UConn in the NCAA Tournament First Round for its first tournament win since 1984 before falling to seventh-seeded Penn State in the Second Round. The Minutewomen set Atlantic 10 records by winning their fifth consecutive conference title and sixth overall.
2013 WomensLax.com All-American Team