Congratulations to PA 2020 player Quinn Ferry, who has committed to play lacrosse and study at Boston University. The standout midfielder from Central Bucks East High School is part of BU Head Coach Lauren Morton’s first recruiting class.
“The amazing team dynamic at BU coupled with the years of experience and success that Coach Morton and her staff bring to the program made my decision easy; I knew immediately that I wanted to be a part of their first recruiting class and the Terrier family,” explained Ferry. “I know none of this would have been possible without the continuous guidance and support from my Ultimate family—DJ, Coach Duck, and my incredible Ultimate teammates. Their support and friendship has meant everything to me along this journey!”
“Quinn is a gritty, tough, relentless players that can be super dynamic in the midfield and strong leader on the defense. Her work ethic, determination and commitment has gotten her to this point and she won’t stop here. She is a great teammate, friend and a pleasure to coach. I know she will absolutely crush it at the next level,” explained Ultimate Lacrosse CEO and Founder Michele DeJuliis.
Ferry’s game is a lethal combination of lasting speed, advanced stick skills, excellent field vision, and impressive lax IQ. Her skill set allows her to not only win ground balls/draw controls, but also swiftly and successfully weave through defenders, usually resulting in an assist or goal. A workhorse in the midfield, Ferry focuses as much on her defensive assignments as she does on offense. Quick on the transition, Ferry more than meets the challenges of defending, re-defending, double teaming and causing turnovers. She does all of the things that don’t show up in the score column correctly. In her two years at Central Bucks East High School Ferry has tallied 115 ground balls, 57 caused turnovers, 103 draw controls, 35 goals, and 29 assists. During her freshman campaign she won the team’s Rookie of the Year award, and as a sophomore she won Team MVP and was named an All-League Midfielder. Her successful sophomore season led to more lacrosse opportunities, as Ferry was named to the UA All-America Philly Highlight Team, the US Lacrosse National Team 1 and the WPLL Futures 2020 PA Team. Of note, Ferry was presented with the WPLL Futures Underdog Award, given to the player who “has risen above, improved her leadership and lacrosse skills, and proven that hustle and determination can lead to success. A consummate team-player and hard worker, the Underdog Award is given to a Futures player that has proven that she is able to play at an elite level.”
Off the lacrosse field Ferry is just as passionate about her studies and giving back to the community. Ferry has earned a 4.4 GPA and is a Distinguished Honors Student. A star in the classroom, Ferry was selected to be a part of the Student Mentor Program, tutoring high school students in English, Math, Social Studies and Science. On top of volunteering 20 hours during the school year as part of Central Bucks East’s Key Club, Ferry also finds time to volunteer at the Bucks County ASPCA and with the YMCA Adult Seekers, a recreation program for adults with disABILITIES.. She also gives back to the lacrosse community, volunteering as a coach for the Central Bucks Athletic Association. Additionally Ferry holds leadership positions in Student Council and her school’s Wellness Club. At BU Ferry hopes to continue her passion for science, possibly studying biology and chemistry on her way to one day attending medical school.
BU plays in the competitive Patriot League which also features American, Army, Bucknell, Colgate, Holy Cross, Lafayette, Lehigh, Loyola, and Navy. Over the past three seasons the Terriers have finished 30-24 overall and 17-10 in conference. Preseason voting predicts that the Terriers will finish 4th in the Patriot League in 2019. 2019 also marks a new time for BU lacrosse with the hiring of Head Coach Lauren Morton. Under first year Head Coach Morton the Terriers are currently 2-1, dropping their first game of the season to #1 ranked BC and beating UMass Lowell 17-12 and Hartford 20-2. A BU lacrosse legend herself, Coach Morton is poised to improve on BU’s record. Before coaching at BU Morton served as an assistant coach at Lehigh, Duke, and with the Women’s Professional Lacrosse League’s Philadelphia Fire. A two year captain at BU, 2008 All-American midfielder Morton was a key part of a Terrier team that earned four consecutive America East Championships and NCAA Tournament appearances, making it to the NCAA quarterfinals twice. Coach Morton graduated as BU’s all-time leader in draw controls (182) while also tallying 179 points, 160 goals, 144 ground balls and 92 caused turnovers, all of which still rank in the top ten of BU’s record books. BU currently has two Ultimate graduates on their roster, both of whom will still be on the team when Ferry joins the Terriers for the 2021 season. 2017 Ultimate graduate Emily Vervlied is a sophomore for the Terriers, playing in 17 games as a freshman and tallying 10 goals, 5 assists, 16 ground balls, 12 caused turnovers, and 3 draw controls. 2018 Ultimate graduate Alex Hark has had a hot start, scoring her first career goal in her first appearance for BU. We look forward to seeing Ferry and these Ultimate grads working together soon!
Congratulations, Quinn! We look forward to cheering you and the Terriers on!