Shepherd’s lacrosse team is a little different than other sports on campus. They are independent, unlike the other varsity squads that compete in the newly-formed Mountain East Conference. So for Jenny Cavey, Hanna Wharton, Christina Ferrara and Greysen Brooks, there would be no conference tournament to lean on to extend their collegiate career. Their last-ever opponent hailed from the capital of the nation as the University of the District of Columbia went north on I-270 and headed west when they hit Frederick to come take on the Lady Rams inside of Ram Stadium.
It was an especially sweet Senior Day for the Saint Mary’s County native Ferrara as the day where she recorded her 200th as well as 201st career points will always run in parallel with her final home and career game. Cavey and Wharton both tallied single goals in their final career games, and Theresa Lang, Taylor Hicks, Courtney Schwiegerath, Alex Green, Haley Price, Kiana Miller all recorded single goals in their final game of their 2014 spring season.
Georgia Karr and Hunter Morris both had great days, as both Maryland natives netted four goals each on the day. The Eldersburg native Karr also added two helpers to the Rams’ cause, and Baltimore resident Kelsey Eagan recorded a hat trick. Frederick County native Erin Phelan scored two goals and added a single helper. When the final whistle blew, the Rams emerged victorious, 24–4.
The win in the final game of the season saw the Lady Rams finish the year with a solid record of 10–6. The University of the District of Columbia saw their record fall to a paltry 0–9. Based on their record, it should come as little surprise that a team with the pedigree and experience of Shepherd emerged from the game as big winners.
Wharton, Cavey, Brooks and Ferrara leave behind quite the legacy on the lacrosse field. Next season will be one of transition for the Rams. Many on the team look ready to fill the leadership voids that come with graduation.