Softball vs. Marist - March 16, 2011 - Princess Anne, Md. - Photos by Joey Gardner
2011: Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Rookie of the Year and 1st-Team All-MEAC ... led the conference in slugging percentage at .810, home runs with 13 and total bases with 111 ... second in the MEAC with .409 batting average and 42 runs batted in ... had team high in batting average, runs (32), hits (56), doubles (12), triples (2), home runs, RBI, total bases, slugging percentage, walks (18), on-base percentage (.472) and sacrifice flies (4) ... started in all 47 games, including 26 at catcher and 17 at shortstop ... first hit with the Hawks was a grand slam against Western Carolina (2/12) ... hit 15-game hit streak from March 13th to April 3rd ... hit four home runs in two days (3/25 and 3/26) spanning three games, with a pair against Savannah State and two against North Carolina A&T ... had 15 multi-hit games, with team's lone four-hit game against Alabama State (2/19) ... had 10 multi-RBI contests.
High School/Club: In 2009-2010 was a three sport scholar athlete (softball, volleyball and basketball) ... Softball team won Section 9 championship ... Basketball team traveled to the Final Four for all four years ... Member of the Diamond Dolls club in ASA Chester, N.Y. ... Team won Bagsai Tournament in Binghamton, N.Y.
Personal: Born May 13, 1992 in Kingston, N.Y. ... Daughter of Angel and Jenelle Castro ... Has one brother, Andre ... Personal best sports moment was in 2005 with the Pony Nationals 14U Travel Team when she hit a two-run triple to help team place fifth in the nation ... Parents have influenced her the most because they were the ones who guided her and put her on the right track in life ... Personal best non-athletic accomplishment was making the high honor roll in high school ... Plans on obtaining her master's degree ... Enjoys working out, hiking, hanging out with friends and family, watching movies and laying out at the beach ... Favorite book is The Color of Water by James McBride ... Favorite movies are Titanic and Law Abiding Citizen.