GOMEZ, KING NAMED TO THE 2014 COLLEGE SPORTS MADNESS PRESEASON TEAM
Morgan King (pictured) selected to the 2014 College Sports Madness Preseason Team alongside teammate Vanessa Gomez

Morgan King (pictured) selected to the 2014 College Sports Madness Preseason Team alongside teammate Vanessa Gomez

Feb. 1, 2014

PRINCESS ANNE, Md. – The University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) softball Vanessa Gomez (Belleville, N.J.) and Morgan King (Danville, Ill.) were selected to the College Sports Madness 2014 MEAC Preseason Second Team All-Conference, the announcement came today. Last season, the Lady Hawks finished 14-35 overall (5-13 MEAC) and placed fifth in the MEAC Northern Division.

Gomez finished her 2013 campaign posting a .304 batting average while leading the team in categories, such as hits (51), walks (24), and stolen bases (31). In her efforts, Gomez was selected to the 2013 MEAC All-Conference Second Team.

King, a member of the 2013 MEAC Preseason All-Conference Team, was second on the team in batting average (.325), behind Jasmine James (.350). King also led the team in several offensive categories, including slugging percentage (.468), RBIs (34), and home runs (4).

Other notable preseason mentions included Michael Pelegrino (Hampton) named MEAC Coach of the Year while Jailynn Jackson (Hampton) was selected MEAC Pitcher of the Year. Torrian Wright (Savannah State) was predicted to win MEAC Field Player of the Year whereas Kenya Perira (Florida A&M) receiving MEAC Freshman of the Year.

College Sports Madness expects these players to make significant contributions to their teams during this upcoming season.

Next weekend (02/07-09), the softball team begins their 2014 campaign in Charleston, S.C. where they will compete in the Charles Southern Tournament.

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