Roundup: Shepherd to induct four in Hall of Fame (2024)

SHEPHERDSTOWN — The Shepherd University Athletic Hall of Fame will induct four new members at the annual induction ceremony on Sept. 21 at the Storer Ballroom on the Shepherd campus.

Football player Daniel Woodard ‘01, Chad Moore ‘21 (men’s basketball), Nichole Pitco*ck Vance ‘11 (softball), join Christina Ferrara Fuhrman ‘14 (women’s lacrosse) as the 38th class to be inducted.

The newcomers push the total number of inductees in the Shepherd Athletic Hall of Fame to 170.

The quartet will also be honored at the Shepherd-Clarion football game later on Saturday as part of Hall of Fame Weekend festivities.

Woodard (Staunton, Virginia/1997 graduate of Robert E. Lee High School) was a standout on the football team from 1997-2000. He was a member of three consecutive West Virginia Conference champion teams and helped lead the Rams to a pair of postseason appearances. Arguably the best blocking tight end in program history, Woodard helped key an offensive line that paved the way for All-American running backs Damian Beane and Dalevon Smith. He was named Shepherd Rookie of the Year as a freshman. He gained first team All-WVC honors at tight end in 1999 despite playing most of the season with a broken hand. Woodard added first team All-WVC accolades at tackle in 2000.

Moore (Stephenson, Virginia/2007 graduate of John Handley High School) was a standout for the men’s basketball team from 2009-13. One of the program’s all-time greats, Moore ranked fifth all-time in scoring (2,083), fourth all-time in rebounding (1,034), and tied for first in steals (227). He is one of only three Shepherd players to score over 2,000 points and grab over 1,000 rebounds. A multiple all-region selection, Moore recorded 51 double-doubles over his career. Moore is one of just three players in program history to garner All-American honors.

Vance (Purcellville, Virginia./2007 graduate of Park View High School) was a standout on the softball team from 2008-11. A two-time All-American and all-region choice, Vance was named one of the Top 12 DII Seniors by Softball Magazine. She had four one-hitters, two two-hitter, and three three-hitters and recorded a record seven shutouts as a senior. Vance holds the Shepherd career marks for most wins (57), most strikeouts (443), most innings pitched (539.2) and most complete games (61). She led the Rams to a 36-10 mark and a regional appearance in 2010. Vance also holds the Shepherd mark for most wins in a season with 23 in 2011.

Fuhrman (Ridley Park, Pennsylvania/2010 graduate of Leonardtown, Maryland, High School) was a standout on the women’s lacrosse team from 2011-14. She set and still holds the Shepherd single-season mark for most assists in a season with 40 in 2011. A three-year team captain, Fuhrman was a two-time Division II Independent Team and gained first-team honors in 2012. Fuhrman (201) is one of just four Shepherd players to record 200 points in their career. Her 111 career goals place her seventh the Shepherd all-time list, while her 90 career assists place her second. The 2013-14 Female Athlete of the Year, Fuhrman was the first Shepherd player to play in the prestigious IWLCA North-South All-Star Game.

Additionally, longtime football statistician Jan Marcus has been selected as the 2024 Medallion Award winner. Marcus began his tenure as head football statistician in 1999 when statistics were calculated by hand. Marcus has been a fixture in the Shepherd press box for 25 years.

The Athletic Hall of Fame breakfast will begin at 9 a.m. with the ceremony beginning at 9:30 a.m. Tickets are $40 (they will be available in early August) and can be purchased by contacting Katie Swayne (kswayne@shepherd.edu) or by calling 304-876-5524. Additionally, a combination ticket (HOF breakfast ticket and a general admission ticket to the Shepherd-Clarion football game) may be purchased for $50. Tickets will also be available for purchase online.

ADULT BASEBALL

Blue Sox 8, Warriors 6

INWOOD — D.J. Triggs allowed two runs and two hits over 4 2/3 innings before being relieved by Danny Cramer in the Martinsburg Blue Sox victory over the West Virginia Warriors.

However, when Danny Cramer came in, he hit four straight batters with the bases loaded to see the Warriors score four runs and take a 6-2 lead.

But the Blue Sox had to rally by scoring six runs on five straight hits in the bottom of the sixth inning while third pitcher Isaac Gilbert picked up the win by not allowing any runs.

Cohen Rutherford took the loss after allowing six runs on six hits.

Bayden Hartman and Chase Anderson had two hits each for the Blue Sox (4-4).

“Our middle relief failed us tonight,” Blue Sox manager Scott Jenkins said. “D.J. Triggs pitched well again for the second consecutive start, and Isaac Gilbert has pitched well in the closing roll several times this year.

“We have a very potent offense, even though we’re missing two of our biggest hitters. We finally came to life in that sixth inning and hit the ball like we’re capable of.”

Jenkins wants more consistency from his pitching staff, he added.

— Staff reports

Roundup: Shepherd to induct four in Hall of Fame (2024)
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