Lady Hawks edged in eight innings in opener, UMES swipes seven bags altogether
Lady Hawks give NSU first MEAC loss of year, Gomez connects for two doubles
Outdoor track runs well at Virginia Invitational, baseball and softball swept
Alston collects three base knocks, teams combine for 26 hits altogether
Benitez fires complete-game three hitter in game two, Alston solid with the bat
UMES Softball versus Delaware State University at Hawks Field (Photos by Lloydlee Heite)
UMES Softball versus Hampton University at Lady Pirates Softball Stadium (Photos by Megan Raymond)
UMES Softball versus Howard University at Lady Hawks Field (Photos by Lloydlee Heite)
UMES Softball versus the University of Maryland Baltimore-County (UMBC) at Lady Hawks Field (Photos by Lloydlee Heite)
2014 (Senior): Played in 45 games (44 starts) during her senior season ... in her career, Alston competed in 94 contests (93 starts) while producing a .292 batting average, including 84 hits, 49 runs scored, 27 stolen bases, and 19 RBIs ... this season, ...Alston led the team in stolen bases (16) and triples (6) ... she finished second on the team in batting average (.291), slugging percentage (.411), and hits (41) ... led the MEAC in triples (6) ... had season-highs in runs scored (4), walks (3), and stolen bases (2) in the victory over Rider University (February 21) ... recorded two stolen bases versus Morgan State University (February 23) ... posted two stolen bases in the home win over Howard University (March 22) ... registered two triples and two stolen bases against Norfolk State University (April 5) ... tallied three hits versus Delaware State University (May 4).
2013 (Junior):Started and played in all 49 games ... hit .293 with 24 runs, 43 hits, 11 stolen bases and had a .904 fielding percentage ... led UMES with five sacrifice bunts and was third in triples (two) and at-bats (147) ... hit .390 in MEAC play with a .424 slugging percentage and 13 runs scored ... opened season on four-game hit streak and reached base safely in first eight games ... had 11 games with multi-hits ... had two triples in five-game span against S.C. State and Howard in March ... hit .444 with 16 hits, eights runs and six RBI in 18 day span from March 19-April 7 ... enjoyed finest performance of year with 3-for-4 game with two RBI and two runs in 15-0 win at Howard (March 23) ... ended season on three-game hit streak ... reached base safely in last 10 games.
Junior College (Brookdale Community College): Played two years of softball at Brookedale Community College (N.J.) ... recievedone Golden Shoe Award (2011)and two District F/Region 19 awards (2011-12) ... two-time NFCA and NJCAAAll-American (2011-12) .. ledall NJCAA Division III schools with51 stolen basesin 2011 ... hit .419 with 22 RBIs in 2011 at Brookdale ... stole 51 out of 53 bases as a freshman for a .960 stolen base percentage as a freshman ...
High School/Club: Recieved letters from four different varsity sports at Matawan Regional High School ... played basketball, field hockey, winter track and softball ... named Athlete of the Year at Matawan in 2010 ... named Most Valuable Player and recieved the Sportsmanship Award in 2010 ...recieved the Coach's Award in 2008 ... posted the highest batting average in 2007 ... named Rookie of the Year in 2007 ... honored as Ms. Hustle and recieved two Maroon and Steel Awards ... played club softball with the RKE Jaxx softball team out of Belmar, N.J.
Personal: Born in Red Bank, N.J. ... graduated from Matawan Regional High School ... major is Exercise Science ... two year honor roll member at Matawan(2006-07) ... named to the Merit Roll in 2008 ... spent two years in the National Honor Society (2009-10) ... Vice President of SAAC (2011-12) ... involved in several organizations around UMES including Biology Club and Youth Group ... volunteers with the Soup Kitchen ... lists listening to music as a thing she does to get ready for a game ... personal best sports moment is hitting a homerun against Bergen County College in 2012 ... lists her mother as the person that has influenced her the most because she has and always will be her role model ... plans to work with children with disabilities upon graduation from UMES ... plans on getting her doctorate in Physical Therapy ... best advice recieved is "As long as you can walk off the field every game telling yourself that you played your hardest, I'll be proud of you" by Coach Lenny ... hobbies outside of sports include fishing, longboarding, dancing, reading and playing recreational sports ... favorite book is Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini ... favorite move is Withering Heights.
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