Feb. 20, 2013

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - The Atlantic 10 Conference has named Katie Ferris and Kelsey McGovern of Massachusetts the Lacrosse Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week. George Washington freshman Gabbi Hull was also named the league's Rookie of the Week. The awards were announced Tuesday for games played from the beginning of the season through Feb. 17.

Ferris led UMass to a 2-1 start with a 16-4 loss to No. 1 Northwestern, an 18-9 win over Southern California and a 21-8 win over Long Island. The junior attacker from Carthage, N.Y., posted her fourth career game with 9-or-more points and was one shy of her career-high in the win over USC. She had an assist against the Wildcats along with a groundball and a draw control. Along with her nine points (6g, 3a) against the Trojans, she added a groundball and a caused turnover. Against Long Island, she posted her three goals and two assists in just the first half and did not play in the second.

McGovern helped UMass to a 2-1 start to the season with a 16-4 loss to No. 1 Northwestern, an 18-9 win over Southern California, and a 21-8 win over Long Island. A junior defender from Acton, Mass., she finished first two weeks with 10 groundballs, 5 caused turnovers and 21 draw controls. After being limited to just one draw control and three groundballs against the Wildcats, she bounced back with a career-best game against the Trojans with career marks in draw controls (9), groundballs (5) and caused turnovers (5). In the home win over Long Island, she had a career-best 11 draw controls which was just one shy of the UMass program record.

Hull helped GW (1-1) to a dominating 22-7 season-opening victory over crosstown foe Howard last Wednesday. In her collegiate debut for the Colonials, the Radnor, Pa., native tallied four goals on five shots and picked up one ground ball. The rookie's four scores were the second-most on the team behind sophomore Rachel Mia's game-high seven. Hull's efforts also guided the Colonials to a season-opening win over the Bison for the third time in as many years, as they matched the program's second-best single-game goal total of 22.