Veverka places 16th in field of nearly 130, Gurrola throw 20.2 innings on mound
Lady Hawks down by 11 with one minute left, get to one possession but cannot close gap
Benitez posts six RBI for softball, Walsh named All-American
Two UMES freshmen frontcourt players earn a place on the All-Rookie Team
UMES to take on in-state rival Morgan State on Monday at 4 p.m. in Norfolk
UMES takes on in-state rival Morgan State in the first round of the MEAC Tournament in Norfolk. (Photos by Mark Sutton)
Batchelor on Udoji: "Her ability to effect the game on the defensive end will allow us to extend our pressure along with being able to take more risk because of her ability to block shots. Alexis has a great spirit and a servant attitude which I believe will make her a pleasure to coach."
High School/Club: Lettered in basketball and soccer at Cardinal Spellman High School ... named Central Catholic League MVP and The Enterprise Player of the Year in basketball in 2011 ... named 2011 Boston Herald All-Scholastic and All-Star in girls basketball ... averaged a triple-double in her last three seasons in high school ... led the Cardinals to the CCL championship in 2011, scoring 31 points with 16 blocks and 13 rebounds in the title game against Bishop Fenwick ... set a school record with 20 blocked shots in a game in December 2009 ... named CCL Defensive Player of the Year in 2010.
Personal: Born May 9, 1993 in Boston, Mass. ... daughter of Victor and Chidi Udoji ... has three sisters, Vanessa, Michelle and Jacklyn, and a brother, Victor ... major is criminal justice ... pregame routine includes listening Al Pacino's speech from Any Given Sunday ... best sports moment is earning a triple double against Bishop Fenwick in 2011 to clinch Central Catholic League title ... most influential people are her parents for working so hard and sacrificing so much ... personal best non-sports moment is walking 20 miles in a Walk For Hunger ... plans to pursue a career in forensic science or play overseas upon graduation ... favorite saying is "To whom much is given, much is expected" by Pope Benedict XVI ... hobbies include shopping and reading ... favorite books are those written by Margaret Peterson Haddix ... favorite movie is "Chicago" ... personal goal this season is to earn a winning season and win the MEAC Championship ... personal athletic goal before graduation is to score over 1,000 points.