CMS women’s lacrosse team celebrates seniors’ last game

By Dagny Xinyue Lu ’15Staff Writer

The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women’s lacrosse team beat Pomona-Pitzer 7-6 for their Senior Night game on April 17.

The game honors the two captains of the team, Madi Shove (’13) and Rachel Darby (’13), both of who will be graduating Scripps College this fall. Darby will be graduating with a dual major in Psychology and Legal Studies, and Shove is graduating with a major in Media Studies and a minor in Psychology.

Coach of the CMS women’s lacrosse team, Heather Semelmacher, said that she is proud of the team’s performance in the two seniors’ last home game. “They worked together as a team and held one another accountable. They took care of the ball and finished strong,” said Semelmacher.

Members of the Scripps community went to support the team on this special night. “To turn around and see so many Scripps sweatshirts was so empowering to the team,” said Semelmacher.

Both Shove and Darby have been members of the CMS women’s lacrosse team since their first year at Scripps. Darby is an outstanding attacker with 101 goals in hand. Shove is a midfielder with 232 goals and was the 2012 Scripps Athlete of the year.

“Madi and Rachel are going to be a huge loss for us, both on and off the field,” said Semelmacher. “Their minds are focused on wining and they are the fight scene of the team. As captains, they create that sense of family that bonds the team together.

“We want to go out and win it all and make Madi and Rachel’s senior year an amazing one,” Semelmacher said.