Five Hawks earn MEAC honors including Player, Rookie and Coach of Year
March 21, 2017

Just days before the Mid-Eastern Conference bowling teams will come together to contest the conference crown, five Hawks received honors from the conference led by graduate student Thashaina Seraus (Oranjestad, Aruba), who won MEAC Bowler of the Year for the second straight year and First-Team All-MEAC honors.

University of Maryland Eastern Shore freshman Cayla Hicks (Richmond, Virginia) was named co-Rookie of the Year along with Delaware State's Alexis Neuer.

Sophomore Jacqueline Rhoda (Portage, Indiana) earned Second-Team All-MEAC honors, while junior Melanie Copey (Ontario, New York) was voted to the third team.

Coach Kayla Bandy was named MEAC Coach of the Year. Bandy has led the Hawks to a 74-36 overall record this season and a 19-5 mark in the MEAC.

Seraus put up a 205.1 overall average for the season, 205.9 in Baker competition and 203.7 in traditional play. She has a 52.1 percent strike percentage and converted 75.1 percent of her single pin spares.

Hicks has averaged a 193.9 combined, 198.9 in Baker play and 181.9 in traditional matches. She struck 43.2 percent of the time converted 71.7 percent of her spares and 89 percent of single pins.



Rhoda averages a 194.1 overall to go along with 193.8 (Baker) and 194.8 (Traditional). Her Strike rate is 42.2 percent, she converted 75.4 percent of her spares and 93.6 percent of single pins.

Copey averages a 190.9 overall, 192.7 in Baker play and a87.7 in traditional matches.

Voting for the awards was conducted by the conference coaches and sports information directors. Individual award voting was separate from All-MEAC voting.

Eastern Shore will follow up Music City next week with the MEAC Championships (March 24-26) and then hope to be heading to the NCAA Championships (April 13-15) before a date already secured at the USBC Championships (April 20-22).

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