The history of the women's hockey team at Cornell is no less historic. Members of the Lady Rouge carry the weight of the history of the second-oldest women's team in the country when they pull on their carnelian-and-white sweaters. The female skaters for the Big Red have known several epochs of success and dominance. There is no indication that Doug Derraugh, a champion who conceives the history of Cornell hockey as a united narrative, gives an assignment to his new players that mirrors the task that Schafer lays before his new charges. This writer sees no reason why Derraugh could not.
The freshmen selected their numbers several weeks ago. If they were required to look into the history of their respective numbers, here are some of the greatest players whose legacies each may have chosen to honor.