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Da'Shena Stevens exits with no shame
Her legacy is etched in stone.
St. John’s senior forward Da'Shena Stevens isn’t highest scoring player in St. John’s record books and may not even be considered the best women’s player to grace Carnesecca Arena, but there is no doubt the Connecticut native has left the biggest mark in program history.
Three NCAA Tournament appearances and one trip to the NIT; that’s four post season berths in four years. Stevens is the first player in program history to accomplish that. There are also wins over Connecticut and Notre Dame and four straight victories over Rutgers Stevens can be proud of.
St. John’s didn’t look good in its 74-47 loss to Duke in Fresno on Saturday night, but Stevens, who had early foul trouble, went out strong with 19 points, on 8-for-14 shooting, and five assists.
Said Stevens: “It has really meant a lot to me. Just from where I have come from and in the beginning of the season not being able to play and then coming here to the Sweet Sixteen and having success with these ladies during my last year. It has been a great opportunity for me and it has been really special and I am glad I was able to come back in and finish off the season and perform with these ladies. I am really proud of that.”
Stevens can rest assured knowing the program is left in the capable hands of Nadirah McKenith, Shenneika Stevens, Eugeneia McPherson and Amber Thompson.