Gomez takes Player of the Week; Casarez earns Rookie of the Week
Vanessa Gomez selected to the Spartan Invitational All-Tournament Team
Gomez goes perfect in a losing effort
St. John's scores seven unanswered runs to knock off UMES
Blue Hose too much for UMES
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 Howard University at Lady Hawks Field (Photos by Lloydlee Heite)
UMES Softball versus the University of Maryland Baltimore-County (UMBC) at Lady Hawks Field (Photos by Lloydlee Heite)
2014 (Sophomore): Competed in all 47 games (46 starts) ... named to the 2014 College Sports Madness MEAC Preseason All-Conference Team ... selected to the 2014 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Preseason All-Conference Team ... won MEAC Player of the Week (March 20) ... led the squad in total plate appearances (159) and at-bats (142) ... finished second on the team in runs scored (26) and walks (13) ... defensively, she accumulated a .984 fielding percentage while leading the team in putouts (172) ... registered a season-high three hits versus Rhode Island (March 12) ... recorded her first career homer at North Carolina Central University (March 15) ... notched a season-high three runs scored in the home win over Howard University (March 23) ... tied a season-high three hits at Coppin State University (04/01/14) ... hit her second career home runs versus Delaware State University (May 5).
2013 (Freshman):All-MEAC Second Team honoree ... Led UMES in seven offensive categories including hits (51), triples (four), stolen bases (31) and walks (24) ... MEAC leader in stolen bases ... second on team with seven doubles and third in batting average (.304) and on-base percentage (.391) ... played four different positions at RF, LF, 1B and C ... had 15 games with atleast two hits ... posted five games with three hits ... was 8-for-19 with eight stolen bases in UMES' season-opening series against St. Peters ... posted first career double in UMES' 11-10 victory over Savannah State (March 15) and was 2-for-5 with three RBI, two runs and one SB ... had four instances with four-game hit-streaks ... registered first career triple in 5-2 loss at Coppin State (March 30) ... went 9-for-17 in five game span from April 6-17.
High School: Graduated from Belleville High Schoolthis past spring (2012)... played four varsity sports including basketball (2008-11), cheerleading (2008-10), soccer (2011-12) and softball (2008-12) ... named an All-Conference selection in basketball ... posted over 100 hits in her softball career ... recieved Spanish III honors as a junior ... honored as a Spanish IV AP as a senior ... played club softball with the Lady Yellow Jackets (N.J.).
Personal: Born Sept. 16, 1994 in Hoboken, N.J. ... daughter of Juan Gomez and has two sisters ... pre-game superstitions include putting her clothes on a certain way before thegame ... personal best sports moment is hitting her 100th career hit at Belleville in 2012 against Bloomfield ... lists her father as her biggest influence because he taught her everything she knows and has always been her biggest supporter ... lists her father as her role model ... plans to become a physical therapist and aspires to open her own athletic training center after graduation from UMES ... hobbies outside of sports include spending time with family and friends ... favorite movie is A League Of Their Own.