RICHMOND, Va. – The 2012 season will always go down as one of the best in VCU Field Hockey history. Not only did the Black & Gold enjoy success in the win column, but also in fan support, individual achievements and much more.
Here's a quick look at just how historic the season was for the Rams:
- VCU may have only had six home games at Cary Street Field, but none of them were missed. The Rams finished the 2012 season ranked 10th overall in average attendance behind Maryland, North Carolina, Princeton, Penn State, Louisville, Villanova, Michigan, Boston College and UCONN. It was the highest average attendance in program history.
- The Black & Gold finished as the third most improved team in the country at the end of 2012, finishing behind only Princeton (the national champions) and Saint Francis (PA). After going 5-13 in 2011, VCU bounced back under first-year head coach Shannon Karl and her staff for a 13-6 mark, an improvement of 7 ½ games.
- With a 13-6 record, VCU finished 28th in the final RPI rankings, which was the third-highest finish by an Atlantic 10 institution. It was a jump of 26 spots after the Rams finished 54th in 2011.
- Individually, senior Kelsey Scherrer set the record for career goals (53) and points (130), while tying the record for assists (24). Scherrer led a very talented senior class in which all six seniors tied or equaled career-highs in total points.