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Vanessa Gomez
Vanessa  Gomez

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Belleville, NJ

High School:
Belleville H.S.

Height:
5-4

Position:
OF/1B

05/10/2016

Gomez, Guerra Selected To The MEAC All-Conference Team

Gomez named for a third time; Guerra earns first conference accolade

05/01/2016

UMES-Howard Cancels Series Finale

Softball concludes 2016 campaign

04/24/2016

Lady Hawks Take Series Finale At Morgan State

UMES avoids season sweep with 4-2 victory

04/21/2016

Lady Hawks Split MEAC Doubleheader With Norfolk State

Softball wins game one in extra innings; Spartans take game two slugfest

04/17/2016

Lady Hawks’ Comeback Falls Short Against Hampton

Lady Pirates sweep season series

05/01/2016

UMES Softball v. Howard (04-30-16)

UMES Softball versus Howard at Hawks Field (Senior Day) Photos by Megan Raymond & UMES Media Relations

04/21/2016

UMES Softball v. UMBC (04-14-16)

UMES Softball v. UMBC at Hawks Field (Photos by Randy Stadler)

03/21/2016

UMES Softball v. Delaware State (03.19.16)

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

03/14/2016

UMES Softball v. Lafayette (02.27.16 - 02.28.16)

UMES Softball v. Lafayette at Hawks Field (Photos by Lloydlee Heite, Megan Raymond & Randy Stadler)

04/30/2015

2015 "The Harry's"

2015 "The Harry's" (Photo by Lloydlee Heite)

2016 (Senior): Started all 41 contests for the Maroon & Gray ... Gomez was a force at the top of the lineup for four seasons, taking part in 176 contests ... the New Jersey native manufactured 174 hits, 117 runs scored, 68 walks, 62 RBIs, 31 doubles, and 15 triples ... Selected the team's Most Valuable Player (MVP) ... before the season, she received two preseason honors from the Mid-Eastern Athletic Confernce (MEAC) and College Sports Madness ... named to the All-Conference Second Team ... this season, the New Jersey native led the squad in multiple offensive categories, including batting average (.311), hits (45) and RBIs (21) ... she ranked among the nation’s leaders in total triples (8) and triples-per-game (0.20) ... in her season debut against Coppin State (February 12), she registered a RBI and run scored in the victory ... had a season-high two stolen bases at North Carolina A&T State (February 12) ... tied a career-high with five RBIs in the win over Coppin State (February 14) ... went 2-of-3 with two runs scored against UMBC (February 27) ... recorded a perfect 2-of-2 with two runs scored and two walks versus Lafayette (February 28) ... posted two hits and two RBIs against Marshall (March 5) ... went 3-of-4 with two doubles and a career-high four runs scored in the win over South Carolina State (March 15) ... registered two hits, including a double, at North Carolina Central (March 17) ... went a perfect 3-of-3 with a career-high two triples and two runs scored in game one at Coppin State (March 25) ... registered three hits, two runs scored, a season-high two stolen bases in game two at Coppin State (March 25) ... went 2-of-3, including a triple, at Coppin State (March 26) ... recorded two hits, two RBIs, and two runs scored versus Norfolk State (April 3) ... registered a three-run triple against UMBC (April 14) ... went 3-of-5 with three runs scored against Norfolk State (April 21) ... posted two hits and two RBIs at Morgan State (April 24).

2015 (Junior):
Played and started all 39 games ... voted as the squad's Most Valuable Player (MVP) ... named to the All-MEAC Second Team ... ranked among the best in the conference in several offensive categories as she finished ninth in batting average (.368), tenth in on-base percentage (.439), seventh in doubles (9), and third in stolen bases (20) ... named to the Spartan Invitational All-Tournament Team ... won MEAC Player of the Week honors (February 23) ... had a team-high 12 multi-hit performances ... posted a five-game hitting streak ... recorded a multi-RBI game ... reached base in 12 consecutive games ... Made her season debut as an outfielder against Youngstown State (February 6) and went 3-of-4 with two runs scored and two stolen bases ... went 2-of-2 with a double, walk, and run scored versus Presbyterian (February 7) ... tallied a run scored and walk against St. John's (February 8) ... went 3-of-3 with a double, triple, stolen base, and run scored versus Bryant (February 20) ... registered a hit and stolen base against Bryant (February 21) ... produced a double versus Drexel (March 13) ... recorded a hit, walk, and RBI at North Carolina A&T (March 14) ... went 2-of-3 with two runs scored at North Carolina A&T (March 15) ... had career-highs in hits (4), runs scored (3), and RBIs (5) at Savannah State (March 17) ... went 2-of-4 with a double, RBI, and run scored at South Carolina State (March 18) ... tallied a hit and stolen base in game one at Howard (March 21) ... went 2-of-4 with a double, RBI, and run scored in game two at Howard (March 21) ... registered three stolen bases and two walks at Howard (March 22) ... recorded a triple and run scored at UMBC (March 25) ... went 2-of-4 with a stolen base and run scored versus Coppin State (March 31) ... had two stolen bases, a walk, and run scored against Coppin State (April 1) ... manufactured a hit and RBI in game one at Norfolk State (April 3) ... produced a stolen base, walk, and run scored in game two at Norfolk State (April 3) ... went 2-of-2 with a stolen base, walk, and run scored in game one versus South Carolina State (April 16) ... registered a double, stolen base, walk, RBI, and run scored in game two against South Carolina State (April 16) ... tallied a walk and run scored versus Hampton (April 18) ... notched a hit and run scored against Hampton (April 19) ... recorded a hit and walk versus Delaware (April 22) ... went 2-of-3 with two runs scored, a RBI, walk, and stolen base versus Morgan State (April 25) ... went 2-of-4 with two doubles and a stolen base against Morgan State (April 26) ... had two hits, including a double, at Delaware State (May 2) ... tallied two stolen bases, a hit, and run scored at Delaware State (May 3).

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.

GOMEZ'S CAREER STATISTICS
Year AVG GP-GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SLG% BB TB OB% SB-ATT FLD%
2013 .304 49-49 168 36 51 7 4 0 16 .393 24 66 .391 31-37 .973
2014 .246 47-46 142 26 35 4 1 2 11 .331 13 47 .310 12-16 .984
2015 .368 39-39 117 25 43 9 2 2 14 .530 15 62 .439 20-23 .968
2016 .331 41-41 136 30 45 11 8 0 21 .529 16 72 .409 12-18 .980
TOTAL .309 176-175 563 117 174 31 15 4 62 .438 68 247 .385 75-94 .977

Career Highs
At-bats: 5 (7x, last: v. Norfolk State, April 21, 2016)
Hits: 4 (at Savannah State, March 17, 2015)
RBIs: 5 (2x, last: v. Coppin State, Feb. 14, 2016)
Doubles: 2 (3x, last: at South Carolina State, March 15, 2016)
Triples: 2 (at Coppin State, March 25, 2016)
Home Runs: 1 (4x, last: @ Savannah State, Mar. 17, 2015)
Runs Scored: 4 (at South Carolina State, March 15, 2016)
Walks: 3 (v. Mississippi Valley State, Mar. 1, 2013)
Stolen Bases: 5 (v. St. Peter's, Feb. 9, 2013)

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