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Cherokee Williams
Cherokee Williams

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Upper Marlboro, MD

Last College:
Bowie State University

Height:
4-11

Position:
C/OF

07/01/2013

51 UMES STUDENT-ATHLETES HONORED ON MEAC COMMISSIONER'S ALL-ACADEMIC TEAM

UMES baseball places 10; Hawks bowling places seven

04/20/2013

UMES TAKES HAMPTON TO EXTRAS, FALL IN TWO MEAC CONTESTS

Lady Hawks edged in eight innings in opener, UMES swipes seven bags altogether

04/10/2013

HAWK TALK: A WEEKLY RECAP OF UMES ATHLETICS

Softball pins first loss on NSU in MEAC play, outdoor track solid at Duke

04/06/2013

UMES SOFTBALL DROPS MEAC CONTESTS AT NORFOLK ST.

Lady Hawks fall in 10 in the opener, Gurrola fantastic on the mound in both games

03/25/2013

HAWK SOFTBALL USES 8-1 VICTORY OVER HOWARD TO WIN FIRST MEAC SERIES OF YEAR

Gurrola limits Howard to just two hits, Benitez notches first HR of college career

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)

04/18/2014

UMES Softball v. Hampton (04.18.14)

UMES Softball versus Hampton University at Lady Pirates Softball Stadium (Photos by Megan Raymond)

04/04/2014

UMES Softball v. Howard (03.22.14 - 03.23.14)

UMES Softball versus Howard University at Lady Hawks Field (Photos by Lloydlee Heite)

03/21/2014

3.12.14 versus URI

Softball doubleheader

03/17/2014

UMES Softball (NCAT Tournament - Day Three)

UMES Softball competing in the North Carolina A&T Tournament, located in Greensboro, N.C., on Day 3 (Photos by Tim Cowie)

2014 (Senior): Competed in 42 games (35 starts) and wrapped up her final season with 11 hits, 10 stolen bases, nine walks, and two RBIs ... Named to the 2014 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) All-Academic Softball Team ... elected to the 2014 MEAC Commissioner's All-Academic Team ... finished fourth on the squad in stolen bases (10) ... had a season-high two stolen bases against Marshall University (February 28) ... tallied two stolen bases at George Mason University (April 23) ... recorded a season-high two hits versus Delaware State University (May 3) ... tied a season-high two stolen bases versus Delaware State (May 4).

2013 (Junior): Played in 48 games for the Hawk, starting 45 ... came off of right shoulder surgery in the offseason ... second on the team and fifth in MEAC in stolen bases (22) ... had 21 runs, 20 hits and a .305 on-base percentage ... tenth in MEAC in walks-per-game (0.46) ... stood fourth on squad with .944 fielding percentage from four different positions ... held an 11-game reached base safely streak from Feb. 10-March 9 ... was 2-for-3 with three runs and two stolen bases in UMES' first ever MEAC victory against Savannah State (March 15) ... was 3-for-5 against Norfolk State (April 6) ... totalled 12 stolen bases in 19 game span in the middle of the season.

2012 (Sophomore): Transferred from Bowie State ... started and played in all 34 games for UMES ... served as the team's primary catcher ... led team in at-bats (90) and stolen bases (12) ... second on team in runs (14) and walks (12) ...

High School: Played varsity from her freshman to senior year ... named team most valuable player as a senior ... and recognized as first team all-county in her junior year.

Personal: Originally from Upper Marlboro, Maryland ... daughter of Catrina Knight and Trevor Knight ... has one sister (Shardae) and brother (Devonte) ... Hobbies outside of sport include hanging with friends, driving go-karts and being with family ... Majoring in Sociology and Social Work ... Notes her Nana as the person that has influenced her the most because of her determination ... Plans to work in social work and coach part-time.

CAREER STATISTICS

Year AVG GP-GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SLG% BB TB OB% SB-ATT FLD%
2012 .189 34-34 90 14 17 1 1 0 10 .222 12 20 .291 12-15 .906
2013 .169 48-45 118 21 20 0 1 0 6 .186 22 22 .305 22-27 .944
2014 .234 42-35 47 5 11 0 0 0 2 .234 9 11 .357 10-14 .933
Total .196 120-110 245 40 48 1 2 0 18 .216 43 53 .321 44-55 .919