December 12, 2011

SCHERRER, DEMASI EARN ALL-STATE ACCOLADES

RICHMOND, Va. – Final exam week is in full swing at VCU, but for two Rams' field hockey players, the normally hectic time became a little less stressful on Monday.

Junior Kelsey Scherrer and sophomore Steph DeMasi (pictured, right) were both named to the Virginia Sports Information Director's All-State Second-Team. VaSID teams are voted on by sports information directors from across the Commonwealth of Virginia.

"There is a very high level of collegiate field hockey that resides in the state and it's great to see two of our student-athletes contribute to that," Head Coach Shannon Karl said.

The honor is one of many for Scherrer this season as she was also named to the First-Team All-CAA and to the NFCHA All-South Region squad. The Chesapeake, Va. native poured in a team-high 10 goals and picked up two more assists to finish with a team-high 22 points.

She continued her ascent up the VCU record books as she will head into her final season just one goal away from tying Alicia Yoder's school record of 38 goals and only eight points away from tying Yoder's school record of 97 points.  

DeMasi earned a second-team wild card spot after earning the most votes for any player not already on a team. She was the most consistent force for the Black & Gold this past season, anchoring a young, but talented back line.

The Virginia Beach, Va. native notched a team-high seven assists, while also finding the back of the cage on two occasions. She also racked up three defensive saves on the year.

With a new coaching staff in place, the duo will look to lead the Rams back into the CAA Tournament with all but one starter returning next fall.

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