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Morgan King
Morgan  King

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Danville, IL

High School:
Danville H.S.

Height:
5-6

Position:
SS/OF

Birthdate:
05/05/1994

05/03/2015

LADY HAWKS DROP SEASON FINALE AT DSU

UMES unable to avoid season sweep by Delaware State

04/26/2015

LADY BEARS SPOIL UMES WITH LATE COMEBACK ON SENIOR DAY

Morgan State rallies to down Lady Hawks

04/25/2015

MORGAN STATE TAKES TWO FROM LADY HAWKS

Lady Bears rally in game one; UMES' comeback falls short in game two

04/19/2015

KING'S WALK-OFF PREVAILS LADY HAWKS OVER HAMPTON

UMES wins rubber match to take season-series over Lady Pirates

04/18/2015

LADY HAWKS SPLIT TWINBILL WITH HAMPTON

UMES' late rally ends four-year skid against the Lady Pirates

04/06/2015

UMES Softball v. Coppin State (03-31-15)

UMES Softball v. Coppin State at Hawks Field (Photos by Randy Stadler

04/01/2015

UMES Softball v. Coppin State (04-01-15)

UMES Softball taking on Coppin State at Hawks Field (Photos by Lloydlee Heite)

09/11/2014

2014 UMES Street Sweep

Photos from 2014 UMES Street Sweep featuring student-athletes

05/20/2014

The Harry Awards

SSC Theater

5.6.14

05/14/2014

UMES Softball v. Delaware State University (05.03-05.04)

UMES Softball versus Delaware State University at Hawks Field (Photos by Lloydlee Heite)

2015 (Senior): Played in 39 contests with 37 starts ... In her four-year career, she competed in 164 games (160 starts) and compiled 147 hits, 93 RBIs, 82 runs scored ... this season, she led the squad in RBIs (15) ... defensively, finished second the team in chances (113) and assists (38) ... registered a walk in season debut against Youngstown State (February 6) ... tallied a double, RBI, and run scored versus Presbyterian (February 7) ... recorded a walk and run scored agains Bryant (February 21) ... manufactured two RBIs and a double versus Drexel (March 13) ... posted two stolen bases, a hit, and run scored at North Carolina A&T (March 14) ... produced a double, RBI, and run scored at North Carolina A&T (March 15) ... went 2-of-3 in game one against Savannah State (March 17) ... tallied two hits in game two versus Savannah State (March 17) ... recorded two RBIs, a double, and run scored at South Carolina State (March 18) ... posted a walk and stolen base at North Carolina Central (March 19) ... registered a hit, RBI, and run scored at Howard (March 21) ... drilled a two-run shot at UMBC (March 25) ... produced a hit, stolen base, and run scored in game one versus Coppin State (March 31) ... went 3-of-5 with two RBIs, a double, and run scored in game two against Coppin State (March 31) ... went 2-of-4 with a RBI and run scored at Norfolk State (April 4) ... went 2-of-3 with a double and RBI versus Hampton (April 18) ... hit the game-winning RBI-single against Hampton (April 19) ... tallied a hit and RBI versus Morgan State (April 26).

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.

KING'S CAREER STATISTICS
Year AVG GP-GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SLG% BB TB OB% SB-ATT FLD%
2012 .330 34-34 88 11 29 9 0 2 20 .500 5 44 .368 3-3 .890
2013 .325 49-49 154 33 50 8 1 4 34 .486 14 72 .384 7-10 .878
2014 .323 46-44 133 27 43 9 1 4 24 .496 7 66 .368 5-7 .903
2015 .225 39-37 111 11 25 6 0 1 15 .306 4 34 .259 4-4 .929
TOTAL .306 164-160 481 82 147 32 2 11 93 .449 29 216 .351 19-24 .896

Career Highs
At-bats: 5 (5x, last: vs. Coppin State, Mar. 31, 2015)
Hits: 4 (3x, last: vs. Howard, Mar. 23, 2014)
RBIs: 7 (vs. Rider, Feb. 21, 2014)
Doubles: 2 (vs. Goldey-Beacom, Mar. 9, 2012)
Triples: 1 (3x, last: vs. UMBC, Mar. 9, 2014)
Home Runs: 2 (vs. Rider, Feb. 21, 2014)
Runs Scored: 4 (vs. Rider, Feb. 21, 2014)
Walks: 2 (4x, last: vs. Howard, Mar. 22, 2014)
Stolen Bases: 3 (vs. Hampton, Apr. 20, 2013)