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Shepherd gives individual awards; Tennant named All-State

By Staff | Jun 21, 2019

Lori Sturgill was named Shepherd University's Female Senior Athlete of the Year. Courtesy photo

SHEPHERDSTOWN — Following the completion of all sports activities at Shepherd for the 2018-19 school term, the university has named football wide receiver Ryan Feiss and softball pitcher/outfielder Lori Sturgill as the school’s Male Senior Athlete of the Year and Female Senior Athlete of the Year.

Feiss ranks high on the all-time list of accomplishments by a receiver at Shepherd. In the 2018 season, he caught 90 passes for 952 yards and had nine touchdown grabs. In his career, Feiss totaled 3,077 receiving yards and 20 touchdowns.

He had 14 games in which he had over 100 yards in receptions.

In Sturgill’s four-year softball career with the Rams, Shepherd had 151 wins. She recorded 44 wins as a pitcher and finished her career in the NCAA Division II Super Regional against West Chester. Sturgill pitched 436.2 innings and had a career batting average of .310.

In other Shepherd athletics news, the school also named junior baseball outfielder Brenton Doyle as the 2018-19 Outstanding Male Athlete.

Doyle hit .392 this past season and led the nation in runs scored during regular season games.

Shepherd advanced to the NCAA Division II Atlantic Region tournament in Doyle’s freshman and sophomore seasons and had a 36-16 overall record in 2019 while easily winning the North Division of the Mountain East Conference.

After signing a professional contract with the Colorado Rockies as that teams’ 4th-round selection in the recent free agent draft, Doyle is currently playing for the Grand Junction Rockies in the Rookie Pioneer League.

Shepherd lacrosse player Lillian Funke and softball pitcher Taylor Stocks were chosen as the Co-Female Athletes of the Year.

Funke was also the 2019 Mountain East Conference Offensive Player of the Year as Shepherd had an 11-7 record.

Stocks had a 19-6 record on the mound for the softball Rams. Shepherd finished with a 42-18 overall record. She was also the MEC’s Pitcher of the Year.

Jefferson High senior baseball player Taylor Tennant was voted to the Class AAA All-State first team as a utility player.

Tennant had a 9-4 pitching record and batted over .400 as an infielder/pitcher for the Cougars.

He has signed to play baseball at NCAA Division II Fairmont State for the coming 2019-20 school term.