Will Ferrer '08
Senior Andrew Wilcox earned his fourth straight all-conference award.

Wilcox, Cherney and Ferrer Earn Men's Lacrosse All-NESCAC Honors

May 11, 2006

AMHERST, MA – Amherst College senior Andrew Wilcox (Brooklyn, NY), junior Derek Cherney (Chappaqua, NY) and sophomore Will Ferrer (Greenwich, CT) all were named to the 2006 New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Men’s Lacrosse All-Conference Team on Wednesday afternoon. Wilcox and Cherney received first-team honors, while Ferrer was a member of the second team.

A four-time all-conference honoree, Wilcox completed an outstanding collegiate career as a long-stick midfielder (LSM) this season. One of the best LSMs in the nation, he earned Inside Lacrosse and Face-Off Yearbook Preseason All-America recognition this season and backed it by leading the Jeffs in ground balls, takeaways and face-offs. As a junior, he was named Second-Team United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association STX-Geico All-America and a First-Team ECAC Div. III New England All-Star, while as a sophomore he was tabbed Honorable Mention All-America and First-Team New England. In his first-year campaign he grabbed Second-Team All-New England honors as well.

Cherney received first-team plaudits as an attacker for the third-straight season, leading the Jeffs and finishing 11th in the conference in points (2.62/gm) and assists (1.08/gm). He is also a two-time Honorable Mention All-America and All-New England honoree, and was named the 2005 NESCAC Co-Player of the Year after finishing 20th in the nation in scoring (4.53 ppg). The 2004 NESCAC Rookie of the Year as well, Cherney has racked up 145 points on 87 goals and 58 assists in his first three years at Amherst.

Ferrer takes home conference recognition for the first time in his career after leading the Jeffs and tying for 13th in the NESCAC in goals (1.77/gm). He notched four hat tricks this season, most notably in conference matchups against Bowdoin and Middlebury.

Amherst finished 4-10 (3-6 NESCAC) this season and earned its sixth consecutive bid to the NESCAC Tournament.