HAWK TALK: A WEEKLY RECAP OF UMES ATHLETICS (MAY 5TH THROUGH 11TH)
Dr. Henry Brooks named 2014 UMES Hawk of the Year
Dr. Henry Brooks named 2014 UMES Hawk of the Year

May 12, 2014

PRINCESS ANNE, Md. – This week’s Hawk Talk edition features UMES Athletes of the Week, softball & track earns MEAC honors, weekly results, and more, including The Harry’s.

Before we get started, we would like to wish a happy belated Mother’s Day and good luck to all UMES students on final exams. Now, without further ado:

BASEBALL

Last Friday (05/09), the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) honored its four baseball seniors on UMES Senior Day at Hawk Stadium, but the Hawks were swept in a doubleheader against Delaware State University (DSU), 8-3, and 5-3, respectively. The Hawks honored Stephen Bull (Millsboro, Del.), Byron Campbell (Waldorf, Md.), Bernard Parker (Waldorf, Md.) and Jeffrey Fleetwood (Delmar, Del.).

The next day (05/10), the baseball team concluded its 2013-14 regular season as the Hawks were swept in a doubleheader by the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) at Hawk Stadium, 12-0 and 5-2, respectively. Freshman Skylar Murray (Georgetown, Del.) was 2-for-3 in the nightcap against NJIT.

This Wednesday (05/14), UMES will matchup against Bethune-Cookman University (BCU) at the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Tournament in Norfolk, Va. Game-time is booked for 12:30 p.m. (EST).

SOFTBALL

Last Wednesday (05/07), the conference announced its 2014 MEAC All-Academic Softball Team and four Lady Hawks were recognized: sophomores Emily Diseroad (Manchester Valley, Md.) and Rachel Vander Ven (Dover, Del.) and seniors Carmen Frazier (Montgomery Village, Md.) and Cherokee Williams (Upper Marlboro, Md.).

Maryland Eastern Shore finished their 2014 campaign with a 7-40 overall record (4-12 MEAC).

MEN’S TRACK & FIELD

On April 30th, the MEAC announced its 2014 MEAC All-Academic Outdoor Track & Field Team and five Hawks were recognized: George Chandler (Birdsnest, Va.); Aaron Chatman (Waldorf, Md.); Alonzo Jarmon (Bowie, Md.); Ramon Waite (Kingston, Jamaica); and Dillon Simon (Pottersville, Dominica).

Last Monday (05/05), Simon was named UMES Peninsula Regional Medical Center (PRMC) Athlete of the Week, alongside Gayon Evans (women’s track & field), for his performance at the MEAC Championships in Greensboro, N.C. Simon was named MEAC Men’s Outstanding Field Performer after two first place finishes in the shot-put and discus.

On May 16-18, the team travels to Princeton, N.J. to compete in the IC4A/ECAC Championships. The meet times for the three-day event will be released at a later date.

WOMEN’S TRACK & FIELD

On April 30th, the conference announced its All-Academic outdoor track & field team and eight Lady Hawks were honored: Gayon Evans (Clarendon, Jamaica); Jazmine Holland (Glen Burnie, Md.); Annis Mars (Brooklyn, N.Y.); Nancy Yao (Riverdale, Md.); Evelyn Chappell (Bowie, Md.); Taylor Folk (Baltimore); and Shantol Hemley (St. Catherine’s, Jamaica); and Jheniel Kelly (Edgewood, Md.).

On May 5th, women’s track & field Gayon Evans (Clarendon, Jamaica) won UMES PRMC Athlete of the Week, along with Dillon Simon (men’s track & field), for her performance at the MEAC Championships. Evans finished third in the 100-meter dash while placing first in the 200-meter dash with a 23.08 time.

On May 16-18, the track team will participate in the IC4A/ECAC Championships in Princeton, N.J. Meet times to be determined.

GENERAL

The Harry’s

Last Tuesday (05/06), the UMES Athletic Department held their annual awards banquet on the campus of UMES inside the Student Service Center (SSC) Theater. Notable honorees included seniors Stephen Bull (Millsboro, Del.) and Megan Buja (Rockford, Ill.) being named UMES Men’s & Women’s Athletes of the Year. Also, UMES Faculty Athletic Representative (FAR) Dr. Henry Brooks won the 2014 UMES Hawk of the Year Award.

For the full list of winners, please Click Here.

For complete recaps, results and news of Hawk athletics, please visit www.umeshawks.com.