CLEVELAND, Ohio - For the first time since the addition of the Hiram College women's lacrosse team, the Terriers have placed a pair of players on the All-North Coast Athletic Conference teams, announced the NCAC on Tuesday afternoon. Senior midfielder Sierah Ray was named a second-team selection, while four-year starting goalie, Rachel Metcalf, earned an honorable-mention honor.
Taking over the offensive work load during the 2018 season, Ray had the best campaign of her four-year career. The senior totaled 56 goals and 13 assists on the season while also posting 69 points. Her goal total ranked fifth in the NCAC, while her point total was good for seventh.
Along with her offensive numbers, Ray ranked second in the North Coast in free-position goals, totaling 18 on the year. Additionally, her 90 draw controls ranked seventh, while her 62 ground balls were good for fourth in the league.
Ray was held scoreless just twice through the entirety of the season, scoring a goal in 14 of the 16 games. She tallied at least four markers 10 times, while scoring at least six on three separate occasions.
The senior posted a pair of games with seven goals, notching her career high against both Ohio Northern (2/22) and Wilmington (3/14). In the game against the Quakers, Ray accumulated a career-best nine points, helping Hiram to a 20-5 victory.
Along with those totals, Ray became the second Terrier in program history to eclipse the 100-goal mark for a career, scoring five against Thiel College on February 26th. She finished her four-year stint second in Terrier history in goal scoring (146).
Her goal total was not the only place where Ray found herself in the record book by the end of her four-year career. Ray holds the Terrier career record in draw controls (263) ground balls (139) and even caused turnovers (51), while sitting second in total points (170) and free-position goals (40). Having played and started in all 66 career games, she also tied the record for appearances.
Having been a staple on the field for the Terriers for all four seasons, Metcalf also tied the record for games played in a career.
Despite playing less minutes in net during her senior campaign, Metcalf still broke the single-season wins record for a Terrier goalie with six during the 2018 season. Her 154 total saves tied her own single-season mark, while her save percentage of .417 was also a new Terrier record.
Among conference leaders, Metcalf ranked second in saves per game (9.73), making double-digit stops on eight different occasions.
The senior goalie helped the Terriers to three-consecutive victories in the early goings of the season, including making six saves in a one-goal victory over Muskingum University.
Metcalf set new career highs for saves three times on the season, making 15 against Ohio Northern to open the campaign. In her last two games of the year she posted 16 against Oberlin before snagging 22 saves at Allegheny in her career finale.
Metcalf finishes her tenure holding nearly every major statistical record for the Terriers. She totaled 575 saves with a save percentage of .362. She also added 20 victories while playing 3,787 minutes. She also finished her career third on the all-time list in ground balls (111).
This season, the senior got a reprieve from the crease and played some offense as well, notching three goals, including her first-career multi-goal game against Waynesburg University.
Overall, the senior duo helped Hiram achieve a new school record, six victories, in the 2018 season. Ray becomes just the second, second-team honoree, while Metcalf is the first Terrier goalie to earn a post-season award.