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Karona Roach
Karona Roach

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Bear, Del.

High School:
Caravel Academy

Height:
5-8

Position:
G/F

04/08/2013

GURROLA, VEVERKA NAMED PRMC UMES ATHLETES OF THE WEEK

Veverka places 16th in field of nearly 130, Gurrola throw 20.2 innings on mound

03/11/2013

LADY HAWKS NEARLY HAD MIRACLE MINUTE, FALL TO MORGAN STATE 56-49 TO END SEASON

Lady Hawks down by 11 with one minute left, get to one possession but cannot close gap

03/11/2013

WALSH, BENITEZ NAMED PRMC UMES ATHLETES OF THE WEEK

Benitez posts six RBI for softball, Walsh named All-American

03/10/2013

LADY HAWKS READY FOR THE 2013 MEAC TOURNAMENT

UMES to take on in-state rival Morgan State on Monday at 4 p.m. in Norfolk

03/07/2013

UDOJI, SWEENEY LEAD UMES TO 55-44 OVERTIME WIN AT SAVANNAH

Alexis Udoji hit layup with 16 seconds left in regulation to tie, UMES outscores SSU 16-5 in OT

03/22/2013

UMES vs. Coppin State 2-18

The Lady Hawks "Go Green" as they take on Coppin State at the Hytche.

03/11/2013

UMES vs. Morgan State @ MEAC Tournament

UMES takes on in-state rival Morgan State in the first round of the MEAC Tournament in Norfolk. (Photos by Mark Sutton)

02/25/2013

Women's Basketball during the Think Pink game vs. Hampton 2.20.13

See Megan Raymond's shots from Think Pink 2.20.13

2012-13: Team leader in nearly every category, serving as the team's top offensive threat ... averaged 11.6 points and 4.8 rebounds a game, finishing with team-best 45 steals, 68 assists and 16 double digit point contests ... earned 12 double digit points game in 13 contests from Nov. 17-Jan. 19, starting with 17 points and six steals and three assists, including game-winning shot in final minute against Elizabeth City State (11/17) ... near double-double with 14 points and eight boards vs. Old Dominion (11/20) ... scored 20 points on the road against Mount St. Mary's (12/5) ... scored 37 total points and 10 rebounds in Lady Osprey Holiday Classic (12/14-15) ... led team with 23 points in home win over UMBC (12/21) ... earned double double with 10 points and 11 rebounds vs. Hartford (12/28) ... career-high 31 points in overtime win over Norfolk State (1/12) ... netted 19 points in comeback attempt at Norfolk State (2/11) ... finished with 10 points, eight boards and six assists in overtime road win over Savannah State (3/7).

2011-12: Played in all 30 games, starting 19 ... improved in nearly all major categories from last season, including points scored, rebounds, assists, blocks and steals ... finished with 119 points, averaging four per game ... second on the team with 39 assists ... grabbed 82 rebounds (2.7 per game) and had 21 steals ... career-high six rebounds in road win at American (11/30) ... scored eight points with five boards at Penn State (12/11) ... scored career-high 13 points off 5-7 shooting and 5-6 from the free throw line in win over Delaware State (1/14) on the road ... earned back-to-back double digit scoring games with 10 points at Morgan State (2/11) and 11 at Coppin State (2/13), and again in final two home games, scoring 11 points off 4-5 shooting vs. Coppin State (2/27) and 10 points with six rebounds vs. Savannah State (3/5).

2010-11: Played off the bench in 21 games ... averaged 1.3 points and 1.2 rebounds per contest ... grabbed five rebounds and scored two points at Mt. St. Mary's (11/20) ... scored five points at Syracuse (12/1) ... season high six points off 3-5 shooting against Morgan State (1/24).

2009-10: Appeared in 22 games, starting one ... Averaged 1.6 points and 1.5 rebounds per game ... Made 9-of-11 free throws to lead the team in free-throw percentage at .818 ... Started only game against Mississippi Valley State in the Georgia State on Dec. 29 ...Tallied one steal in three consecutive games from Dec. 5 against Delaware to Dec. 29 versus Mississippi Valley State ... Scored in 11-of-22 games played ... Recorded her only block of the season in the season opener at UMBC on Nov. 15.

High School: Earned three letters in basketball at Caravel Academy ... was on the Honor Roll for four years ... captained the team as a senior ... team was top-four in the state ... averaged a double-double as a junior and senior ... was the team leader in rebounding ... had career highs of 22 points and 20 rebounds ... played for the Delaware Lady Sharpshooters AAU team in Wilmington, Del. ... captained team and was MVP (2004-07) ... qualified for "Sweet Sixteen" at national tournament in 2005 ... tallied career highs of 29 points and 11 assists with the Sharpshooters.

Personal: Jan. 14, 1991 in Virginia Beach, Va. ... daughter of Ronnett and Kirk Roach ... has a sister, Kayla ... major is Pharmacy ... is involved with "Step Up" organization on campus ... pregame routine is to listen to music ... personal best athletic achievement was when her team played Ursuline Academy at Delaware's Bob Carpenter Center ... most influential person is her mom because she has always been there ... personal best non-athletic achievement is being on the Honor Roll for four years of high school ... upon graduation, plans to become a pharmacist ... favorite saying is "Sacrifice is doing something you have never done to get something you've never had" ... hobbies include shopping and texting ... favorite books are the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling ... favorite movie is "Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story" ... personal goal for the season is to have a high assist-to-turnover ratio ... personal athletic goal before graduation is to score 1,000 points.

ROACH'S CAREER STATISTICS

Total 3-Point FT Rebounds Scoring
Year GP-S Min/Avg fg-a % fg-a % ft-a % O-D tot avg a blk stl Pts-avg
'09-10 22-1 197/9.0 13-38 .342 0-3 .000 9-11 .818 12-22 34 1.5 10 1 4 35-1.6
'10-11 21-0 163/7.8 12-46 .261 0-5 .000 3-5 .600 6-20 26 1.2 4 0 3 27-1.3
'11-12 30-19 563/18.8 49-145 .338 2-8 .250 19-27 .704 30-52 82 2.7 39 4 21 119-4.0
'12-13 28-25 802/28.6 102-355 .287 30-93 .323 91-119 .765 49-85 134 4.8 68 6 45 325-11.6
TOTAL 101-45 1725/17.1 176-584 .301 32-109 .294 123-162 .759 97-179 276 2.7 121 11 73 506-5.0

Career Highs
Points: 31 (vs. Norfolk State, Jan. 12, 2013)
Rebounds: 11 (3x, last: vs. Hartford, Dec. 28, 2012)
Steals: 6 (2x, last: at Delaware State, Dec. 1, 2012)
Assists: 7 (vs. North Carolina Central, Feb. 4, 2013)
Blocks: 1 (10x, vs. North Carolina Central, Feb. 4, 2013)
Minutes: 39 (vs. Norfolk State, Jan. 12, 2013)