Lady Hawks fall in 10 in the opener, Gurrola fantastic on the mound in both games
James goes 4-for-6, Benitez picks up CG win in game two
King goes 4-for-4 in game one, Gomez swipes three bags
Lady Hawks edged in final innings, Benitez rips two doubles
Gurrola scores in both games, Benitez notches fourth RBI of the tournament
Photos from 2014 UMES Street Sweep featuring student-athletes
UMES Softball versus Delaware State University at Hawks Field (Photos by Lloydlee Heite)
UMES Softball versus Hampton University at Lady Pirates Softball Stadium (Photos by Megan Raymond)
UMES Softball versus Howard University at Lady Hawks Field (Photos by Lloydlee Heite)
2014 (Sophomore): Participated in 44 contests (43 starts) ... won team award as Most Improved Player while notching 32 hits, 17 RBIs, and 12 walks ... named to the 2014 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) All-Academic Softball Team ... selected to the 2014 MEAC Commissioner's All-Academic Team ... led the team in on-base percentage (.371) ... finished fourth on the team in batting average (.281) and slugging percentage (.333) ... recorded nine multi-hits during the season ... registered a season-high three RBIs at Hampton University (April 19) ... posted a season-high two walks at George Mason University (April 23).
2013 (Freshman): UMES' opening day second baseman ... started and played in 42 games ... stood fifth on the team in fielding percentage (.926) and assists (26) ... led UMES with two double plays turned ... hit .200 and had 21 hits, 13 runs scored, two doubles and 11 RBI ... stole two bases and held a .274 slugging percentage ... opened her collegiate career with a single in the second inning against St. Peter's (Feb. 9) in the Hawks' season opener ... hit first collegiate home run, a solo shot, against Canisius (Feb. 25) ... registered a three-game hit streak and was 3-for-8 with four runs and two RBI from Feb. 24-March 1 ... posted first multi-hit game with 2-for-3 effort against NC Central (March 13) .. ended season by hitting safely in five of last eight contests.
High School/Club: Was a standout athlete for Manchester Valley High School ... played three years of softball and was named a team captain each year ... earned three varsity letters for the field hockey team and served as the captain twice ... ran two years for the varsity indoor track team ... named to the All-County First Team and All-Conference Second Team this past spring ... recieved first team All-Conference and second team All-County honors as a junior ... named to the Conference Second Team for field hockey in 2010 ... helped lead the field hockey team to three regional champions from 2009-11 ... member of the Spanish Club, Varsity Club and was on the Class of 2012 Committee ... inducted into the National Honor Society and served on the HHSS Executive Board
Personal: Born April 15, 1994 in Manchester, Md. ... nickname is "Dice" ... daughter of Dave and Fran Diseroad ... has one brother, Daniel ... major is Chemistry ... pre-game routine includes hitting live pitching before the game ... personal best sports moment is when her high school team won three consecutive field hockeyregionals ... lists her 12U coach, Stacey Mack, as the person that has influenced her the most because he taught her how to swing the right way ... personal best non-athletic accomplishment was when she finished high school with a 4.0 GPA ... plans to be successful in anything that she does following graduation from UMES ... favorite advice is "Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game" ... favorite book is Song of the Sparrow by Lisa Ann Sandel ... favorite movie is Grown Ups.