Boys lacrosse: Amherst’s Skyler Ferro records 200th career point in win over Pope Francis

Amherst’s Skyler Ferro (3) takes a shot against Belchertown earlier this season. Ferro recorded the 200th point of his career in a 9-4 win over Pope Francis on Friday.

Amherst’s Skyler Ferro (3) takes a shot against Belchertown earlier this season. Ferro recorded the 200th point of his career in a 9-4 win over Pope Francis on Friday. STAFF PHOTO/DAN LITTLE

By CONNOR PIGNATELLO

Staff Writer

Published: 05-11-2024 12:56 PM

Amherst boys lacrosse attack Skyler Ferro tallied his 200th career point on Friday night in a 9-4 win over Pope Francis.

He needed just two points to reach the milestone, and finished with five – two goals and three assists. On his 200th career point, he received a pass from one of the ‘Canes midfielders, saw the defense was out of position, and shot it through the goalie’s legs.

It meant a little extra because his father Rich took the head coaching job at Amherst this year after decades of involvement with the program. Ferro hit the milestone with just three regular season games left in his senior year.

“It’s definitely special for sure (to have my dad coaching me),” Ferro said. “It’s cool to hit a milestone senior year and leave high school with a big accomplishment like that.”

Ferro started playing lacrosse in kindergarten, but started to get serious about the sport when he headed into high school. He tallied 16 points his freshman year before a breakout sophomore year where he recorded nearly 50.

He hit his 100th career point just last season, but has already racked up 69 points in just 14 games this year. He’s scored multiple goals in every game this season and scored at least five on four separate occasions.

“We’re running an offense that fits my play style pretty well,” Ferro said. “I’ve got teammates that move the ball well and I think we’re just playing fast-pace on offense and it suits the way I play.”

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