COLLEGE PARK, Md. – The VCU Field Hockey program is taking on a new culture that at its core is about working hard to capitalize on opportunities that are presented in front of them.
Rising senior Kelsey Scherrer has embodied just that as the VCU standout earned a spot on the USA Field Hockey High Performance Mid-Atlantic squad. Scherrer, a Chesapeake, Va. native, will be surrounded by some of the country's best players, including several that are expected to play in the Summer Olympics in London this August.
"We are incredibly proud of Kelsey and her selection to the final roster for the Mid-Atlantic Region," Head Coach Shannon Karl said. "She has worked very hard and deserves this opportunity that she's been presented with. We are looking forward to watching her compete at such a high level in College Park in June."
USA Field Hockey splits the country into eight regions for the top current and postgraduate field hockey players in the nation. Each region puts together an 18-player squad that will participate in the 2012 High Performance Championships on the campus of the University of Maryland beginning on June 1.
Scherrer is a three-time All-CAA selection and became just the second VCU player ever to earn back-to-back First Team recognition. She has twice been named to the NFCHA All-South Region squad and led the team with 10 goals and 22 points this past fall.
This fall, she will have a chance to become VCU's all-time leading scorer, sitting just one goal away from Alicia Yoder's school record of 38 goals. She also only needs eight points to draw even with Yoder's school record of 97 points.