Kiana Peterson
Kiana  Peterson


Willingboro, NJ

High School:
Burlington Co. Institute of Tech.




Eight Hawks Selected To The League’s All-Academic Team

Softball recognized for hard work off the field


Bears Sweep Doubleheader Despite Guerra’s Career Performance

Guerra strikeouts 16 batters in game one loss; Bears shutout Hawks in game two


Peterson, Hawks Earn Split Against Coppin State

The Shore takes game two and setups a rubber match for Sunday


Hawks Complete Comeback To Sweep Lady Bulldogs

The Shore erases eight-run deficit to sweep South Carolina State


Softball Earns A Split At The Campbell Invitational

Hawks picks up first win versus Eagles; Red Flash Clips Eastern Shore


Softball vs. North Carolina Central (03.23.17)

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


Softball vs. Coppin State (03.25.17)

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


Softball vs. North Carolina Central (02.10.17)

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


2016 Harry's

2016 Harry's (Photos by Megan Raymond)


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.”

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.


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
TOTAL .200 65-47 110 15 22 5 1 3 14 .345 7 38 .254 3-4 .924

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 (4x, last: v. Coppin State, March 26, 2017)
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 (7x, last: at Howard, April 30, 2017)
Stolen Bases: 1 (3x, last: at Norfolk State, April 2, 2017)

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