Ferris Earns IWLCA All-American Third Team Honor
June 6, 2012
AMHERST, Mass. - Following a highly decorated 2012 campaign, UMass women's lacrosse sophomore attack Katie Ferris added IWLCA All-America Third Team honors to her resume as announced by the organization. The native of Carthage, N.Y., was also named to the WomensLax.com and SynapseSports.com All-America Teams. She is the eighth Minutewoman in program history to earn IWLCA All-America honors which is the governing body of NCAA women's lacrosse.
The Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association honored 48 student-athletes in Division I with a selection on the All-America teams for 2012. The IWLCA will honor the National All-Americans at the IWLCA All-American banquet on June 16, 2012 at the Radisson Hotel Valley Forge in King Prussia, Pa.
Ferris finished the 2012 season as the NCAA's fourth leading point scorer and led the UMass women's lacrosse team's offense to a No. 2 ranking nationally. The sophomore tallied 98 points to set a new UMass and Atlantic 10 single-season record and ranked fourth in the NCAA this season in points.
In addition to the three All-America Team honors, Ferris also earned IWLCA All-Region First Team accolades after guiding UMass to a 19-2 overall record, a No. 6 RPI, a fourth-consecutive Atlantic 10 Championship title and the Minutewomen's third NCAA Tournament berth in the last four years. She was named the Atlantic 10 Player of the Year and earned A-10 All-Conference First Team and A-10 All-Tournament Team honors as well.
Ferris led UMass with a team-best 59 goals and 39 assists which were both also single-season records for the program.
Through 39 career games, the attack now has 115 career goals, 55 career assists and 170 career points. She ranks sixth all-time in career goals, sixth all-time in career assists and eighth all-time in career points. She is on pace to shatter all three records in the course of her career at UMass.
Ferris' 2012 campaign came on the heels of a freshman season in 2011 that saw her earn SynapseSports.com Rookie All-American honors along with IWLCA All-Region Second Team honors. In the A-10, she was named the Rookie of the Year and earned All-Conference First Team, All-Rookie Team and All-Tournament Team honors posting 56 points and 16 assists in 18 games.
UMass finished 2012 with a 19-2 overall record and a 7-0 mark in A-10 play. The 19 wins marked the second most in program history, while the undefeated mark in league play was the second straight year the Minutewomen went through the conference regular-season without a loss. UMass earned an automatic berth to the NCAA Tournament for the third time in the past four years before falling at third-seeded and No. 3 ranked Maryland 15-12. The Minutewomen will open the 2013 season with a 20-game win streak alive against Atlantic 10 opponents.
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