Bowling wins USBC Championship, women's track finishes third at Morgan Legacy meet
Lady Hawks edged in eight innings in opener, UMES swipes seven bags altogether
Softball pins first loss on NSU in MEAC play, outdoor track solid at Duke
Lady Hawks give NSU first MEAC loss of year, Gomez connects for two doubles
Lady Hawks fall in 10 in the opener, Gurrola fantastic on the mound in both games
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 Norfolk State University at Lady Hawks Field (Photos by Randy Stadler)
UMES Softball versus Howard University at Lady Hawks Field (Photos by Lloydlee Heite)
2014 (Junior): Competed in 46 games (44 starts) ... was named team Most Valuable Player (MVP) after leading the team in multiple offensive categories, including batting average (.323), slugging percentage (.496), runs scored (27), hits (43), RBIs (24), doubles (6), and home runs (4) ... selected to the 2014 College Sports Madness MEAC Preseason All-Conference Team ... named to the 2014 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Preseason All-Conference Team ... had season-highs in runs scored (4), RBIs (7), and home runs (2) in the victory over Rider University (February 21) ... recorded season-highs in hits (4), stolen bases (2), and walks (2) in the home wins over Howard University (March 22-23) ... hit the game-winning RBI-triple versus UMBC (March 9).
2013 (Sophomore): Started and played in all 49 games ... played several positions for UMES, but was primarily the starting shortstop ... MEAC Player of the Week (March 17) ... tenth in MEAC in RBI (34) and ninth in RBI-per-game (0.69) ... led UMES in four offensive categories in slugging percentage (.468), home runs (four), total bases (72) and RBI ... top Lady Hawk in defensive chances (189) and assists (77) ... batted .325 on year and had 50 hits, one triple and 14 walks ... hit for cycle and was 4-for-5 with four RBI, and two runs against N.C. A&T (Feb. 25) ... was 4-for-4 with four RBI and one home run in 11-3 victory over N.C. Central (March 13) ... recorded season-high seven putouts against N.C. Central (March 13) ... stole three bases against Hampton (April 20) ... posted 11 multi-hit games ... finished season riding eight-game hit streak
2012 (Freshman): Led the Hawks in almost every offensive category as a freshman... named team's Rookie of the Year ... selected to All-MEAC second-team ... College Sports Madness 2012 All-Conference team honoree ... started and played in all 34 games ... firston team in batting average (.330), slugging percentage (.500), RBIs (20), homeruns (two) doubles (nine), bases (44) and hits (29) ... played several different positions including catcher, first base, second base, shortstop and outfield ....posted .890 field percentage and had 93 putouts ... 3-for-3 on stolen base attempts .. struck out just seven times in 88 plate appearances ... hit first collegiate homerun against North Carolina Central (March 20) ...hit two doubles against Delaware State (May 6) ... clubbed solo homer versus Morgan State (April 28) ... went 3-for-4 with two runs and RBI against South Carolina State (March 21)
High School/Club: Lettered in Softball three years and all four years in Volleyball ... she was All Conference winner all three years, Offensive player of the year in 2011 and made the News Gazette All-area Team ... her sophomore yr she finished with eight HRs and junior yr with 14 HRs and a .598 batting average.
Personal: Born on May 5, 1994 in Champaign, Ill. ... daughter of Santez King and Shannon Thurston ... she hasfive siblings, sisters Kenzie, Allie, Kennady and brother Chase and Wesley ... King did not play softball her senior yr of high school because she graduated earlier to play for the Lady Hawks ...best sports moment was hitting for the cycle against Unity HS in 2010 and hitting three HRs in one game against Hoopeston HS in 2011 ... she list her mother as being the most influential person because she has coached and one of the reasons she is successful ... hobbies included hanging out with friends and shopping ... favorite movie "The Hangover" ... personal best goals for this season is to finish with a batting average above .350.