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Kiana Peterson
Kiana  Peterson

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Willingboro, NJ

High School:
Burlington Co. Institute of Tech.

Height:
5-8

Position:
SS/2B

04/21/2018

Hawks Drop Two Games Against Morgan State

The Shore Struggles To Get Hits versus the Bears

03/31/2018

Hawks Suffer Heartbreak for the Second Straight Day

Shore Gets Swept in Dramatic Fashion

03/30/2018

Spartans Rally Late to Stun the Hawks

Shore Lose Lead Late to Norfolk State

03/27/2018

Eastern Shore Drops Two against Coppin State

Hawks Lose Doubleheader to Lady Eagles

03/21/2018

Hawks Capture First Win in Split with Savannah State

Shore Opens Spring Break Road Trip with a Win

04/01/2017

Softball vs. North Carolina Central (03.23.17)

Softball vs. North Carolina Central (Photos by Steven Worthy)

03/28/2017

Softball vs. Coppin State (03.25.17)

Softball versus Coppin State at Hawk Field (Photos by Joey Gardner & Randy Stadler)

02/23/2017

Softball vs. North Carolina Central (02.10.17)

Softball vs. North Carolina Central at the Campbell Invitational (Photos by Bennett Scarborough)

07/05/2016

2016 Harry's

2016 Harry's (Photos by Megan Raymond)

05/01/2016

UMES Softball v. Howard (04-30-16)

UMES Softball versus Howard at Hawks Field (Senior Day) Photos by Megan Raymond & UMES Media Relations

Douglas on Peterson: “Kiana has a passion for the game. She comes from a softball family so her knowledge is a huge plus for our team.”

2018 (Junior):
Played in 31 games (24 starts) ... Went 2-2 with a double and a stolen base versus Rutgers (March 2) ... Drove in two runs and stole a base versus Norfolk State (March 30) ... Went 1-2 with a run scored and a double at Morgan State (April 21) ... named to 2018 MEAC Softball All-Academic Team ... named to ECAC President's Honor Roll.

2017 (Sophomore):
Named to the 2017 MEAC Softball All-Academic Team ... led the team in homers (2) ... homered in the win over North Carolina Central (February 11) ... went a perfect 3-of-3 with two RBIs, a double, and run scored in the game one road victory at South Carolina State (March 22) ... went 3-of-5 with a double, RBI, and run scored in the game two win over South Carolina State (March 22) ... recorded her first career grand slam in the home victory versus Coppin State (March 25) ... posted a double in the home win over Coppin State (March 26) ... scored and swiped a base at Norfolk State (April 2) ... walked in the road victory at Howard (April 29) ... named to the 2017 MEAC Commissioner's All-Academic Team.

2016 (Freshman):
Played in 32 games with 19 starts ... in her collegiate debut against Coppin State (February 12), she posted two runs, a walk, and stolen base ... drilled a two-run shot against Lafayette (February 27) ... collected two RBIs and a triple at UMBC (February 27) ... went 2-of-4 with two runs scored and two RBIs versus Norfolk State (April 21).

High School/Club:
A four-year lettermen in softball … Selected to the All-County First Team four consecutive season … Member of the Willingboro Jemz in Willingboro, New Jersey … Won the Willingboro League Softball State Championship four consecutive season … Earned over 18 Most Valuable Player (MVP) awards … Placed fourth in the Homerun Derby in the North Carolina World Series … Selected to be published in the 2014 Edition Book of “The Best Players In Babe Ruth League” … Recipient of being in the top 15-percent of her senior class … Made Honor Roll four straight years … An Alpha Baptist Church Praise Dance Soloist in her senior year … A three-time BCIT Softball MVP … In her junior season, she participated in the “Carpenter Cup” … In her sophomore year, earned the Smart Cookie Award for Highest Test Average in English … In her freshman year, received President’s Education Award … Involved in the Richard Henson Honors Program.

Personal: Nickname is KI … Born August 18, 1997 in Willingboro, New Jersey … Daughter of Kim and Kirk Peterson … Has four sisters … Major is Biology … Pre-game routine/superstition is listening to Video by India Arie … Plans to attend medical school … Best advice/favorite saying is, “Live everyday like it’s your last” … Hobbies outside of sports are dancing, reading, and watching movies … Favorite Book/Author is Unwind by Neal Shusterman … Favorite Movie is Twilight … Personal best sports moment is guiding her team from an 8-0 deficit to win … Personal best non-athletic accomplishment is graduating top-seven percent of her class … Most influential person is her father because of his continuous support … Personal athletic goals before the season is improving everyday … Personal athletic goal before graduating is making every practice count and helping the team anyway possible … Kiana puts God and her family first.

PETERSON'S CAREER STATISTICS

Year AVG GP-GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SLG% BB TB OB% SB-ATT FLD%
2016 .159 32-19 44 8 7 1 1 1 6 .295 4 13 .245 2-3 .920
2017 .227 33-28 66 7 15 4 0 2 8 .379 3 25 .261 1-1 .927
2018 .152 31-24 46 3 7 3 0 0 2 .217 4 10 .220 4-5 .869
TOTAL .179 96-71 156 18 29 8 1 3 16 .297 11 48 .242 7-9 .905

Career Highs
At-bat: 5 (at South Carolina State, March 22, 2017)
Hits: 3 (2x, last: at South Carolina State, March 22, 2017)
RBIs: 4 (v. Coppin State, March 25, 2017)
Doubles: 1 (7x, last: at Morgan State, April 21, 2018)
Triples: 1 (at UMBC, Feb. 27, 2016)
Home Runs: 1 (3x, last: v. Coppin State, March 25, 2017)
Runs Scored: 2 (2x, last: v. Norfolk State, April 21, 2016)
Walks: 1 (11x, last: at Saint Peter's, April 18, 2018)
Stolen Bases: 1 (7x, last: v. La Salle, April 11, 2018)

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