Graduating senior attack Amber Feminella of the Merrimack College women’s lacrosse program has added one final accolade to her resume, and it will go down as the most impressive yet; the two-time all-region selection and three-time all-conference honoree has been named a Third Team All-American, as announced by the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches’ Association (IWLCA) this evening.
Feminella becomes the first Warrior to claim All-America accolades in eight years and the first-ever IWLCA All-America selection in program history. She was already named a second team all-region selection by the IWLCA late last month in addition to earning second team all-conference distinction. She played in the IWLCA Senior All-Star Game two weekends ago, as well.
Graduating as arguably the greatest attackers in school history, Feminella becomes the program’s first All-American since the 2011 campaign after repeating as both an all-region and an all-conference following a sensational senior season.
With 11 hat tricks in 18 games, Feminella finished her senior campaign with 80 points on the strength of 59 goals and 21 helpers. She became just the second player in school history to eclipse 200 career goals and finished five shy of the all-time school record with 207 all-time tallies. She did, however, set the new standard for the all-time scoring record (266), hitting that mark after scoring the game-winning goal in the NE10 title game over Le Moyne.
She shot just over 40 percent (41.8), has 19 ground balls, eight caused turnovers and – even more impressively – was the team’s best draw control gatherer with 90.