Fall seasons are just beginning to pick up steam, but a couple of Rams are already on the cusp of reaching milestones worthy of some Jersey Shore fist pumping (so long, Jersey Shore).
Field hockey senior Kelsey Scherrer will enter Sunday’s home match with Columbia (1 p.m., Cary Street Field) with 38 career goals. With one more, she’ll most past Alycia Yoder (1991-94) and sit alone atop the Rams’ career list. Scherrer scored once in VCU’s season-opening win over Missouri State last Friday.
VCU FIELD HOCKEY
1-Alycia Yoder (1991-94), 38
1-Kelsey Scherrer (2009-2012), 38
3-Marle van Dessel (2007-10), 36
Meanwhile, volleyball’s Kristin Boyd, a senior outside hitter, will head into Friday’s match with Kent State at N.C. State (4 p.m.) with 998 kills. With two more, she’ll become just the fifth Ram to reach 1,000. Boyd averages 3.08 kills per set this year, so expect that milestone to come early.
1-Shannon McMeekin (1991-94), 1,362
2-Elisa Kuehnel (2005-08), 1,184
3-Lauren Connell (2000-03), 1,136
4-Cindy O’Brien (1993-96), 1,045
5-Kristin Boyd (2009-2012), 998
You’ll also notice that Boyd is within a reasonable shot of the Rams’ career kills mark. For what it’s worth, Boyd blasted 440 kills last season. She has 37 already this year and is 365 away from passing McMeekin. Not that it’s directly relevant, but she can also bench press a Cadillac and leap over water tower.
In honor of both Boyd’s and Scherrer’s “killer” instinct. Here’s something for the drive home.