MEET THE LADY HAWKS: The Locker Room Series with Karona Roach & Kwinnyata Mercer
Kwinnyata and Karona look to be big contributors this seasons.
Kwinnyata and Karona look to be big contributors this seasons.

Oct. 17, 2011

With the 2011-12 season around the corner, it is time to take a closer look at this year's University of Maryland Eastern Shore women's basketball team. Hawk Hysteria is 4 days away and helping countdown the days will be the Meet The Lady Hawks: The Locker Room Series. Each player took time out to tell us a little about themselves and their anticipation and excitement for this upcoming season. Everyday leading to Hawk Hysteria on October 21 a different player interview will be posted. Last week, Breonna Evans took stage for Day 6 of The Locker Room Series.

Today we catch up with two teammates, in junior Karona Roach of Bear, Delaware and Kwinnyata Mercer of Mount Vernon, New York. Roach played off the bench in 21 games and averaged 1.3 points and 1.2 rebounds per contest.

Mercer, limited due to injury, averaged 10.3 points a game in 15 appearances, including six starts. She shot 41.3% from the field, including 38.9% for three and scored in double digits in 11 of 15 games played, including first five contests.