Two-time defending MEAC champions take to the court for the first time in 2013.
Volleyball, Track & Field and Women's Bowling receive Proclamations.
Veverka places 16th in field of nearly 130, Gurrola throw 20.2 innings on mound
Benitez posts six RBI for softball, Walsh named All-American
Bowling goes 10-0 to win MEAC North Division meet, Simon qualifies for IC4A's in shotput
See Joey Gardner's shots of the UMES student-athletes receiving Proclamations from the Town of Princess Anne.
UMES defeated Florida A&M to win the MEAC Championship for the first time in school history! (Megan Raymond photos)
UMES taking on Hampton, defeating the Lady Pirates in three sets to take sole possession of first place.
2012: One of the top front row players in the MEAC this season, finishing sixth in the conference with a .281 hitting percentage, including 13 double digit kill matches ... earned three all-tournament team honors: WVU Golden Horseshoe All-Tournament Team, Roadrunner Invite All-Tournament Team and MEAC All-Tournament Team ... hit .400 with 12 kills and four blocks vs. Southern Utah (8/31) ... hit .333 with 10 kills against West Virginia (9/7), following up with nine kills and four blocks with .615 hitting percentage vs. Saint Peter's (9/8) to earn WVU Golden Horseshoe All-Tournament Team ... earned four double digit kill matches at ASU Tournament to earn MEAC Player of the Week for period ending 9/16 all lead UMES to tournament championship and four victories: hit .412 with then career-high 19 kills in five-set win over North Texas, following up with 12 kills at Alabama State (10/14), 18 kills and career-high six blocks vs. Troy (9/15) and .615 hitting % with 10 kills vs. Jackson State (9/15) ... earned 13 kills against CSU Bakersfield (9/21) to earned Roadrunner Invite All-Tournament Team ... started MEAC competition with 11 kills, five blocks and four digs at Delaware State (9/25) ... had at least four blocks in all five matches from September 25th through October 14th ... career-high four aces with three kills and two blocks vs. Delaware State (10/19) ... hit .667 with 13 kills at Coppin State (11/4) ... began MEAC Tournament hitting .714 with 10 kills and no errors vs. Bethune-Cookman (11/16) ... followed up by earning career-high 23 kills, including match-winner, on .600 hitting percentage with three blocks in comeback win over Hampton (11/17) ... notched 15 kills in MEAC title match vs. Florida A&M (11/18) ... earned MEAC All-Tournament Team after hitting .513 in the tournament with 48 kills ... tallying six kills and two blocks at Nebraska in the NCAA Tournament (11/29).
2011: Front row player off the bench for UMES, playing in 114 sets in all 31 matches with eight starts ... finished season with 133 kills off a .248 hitting percentage plus 58 blocks ... recorded as least a kill and a block in 28 matches ... career-high 10 kills at High Point (9/24) ... set personal high in blocks with six plus four kills vs. Hampton (11/13) ... notched five kills and a pair of blocks in MEAC Championship win over Florida A&M (11/20) ... two kills and blocks in NCAA Tournament match at UCLA (12/2) ... member of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference All-Academic Team.
High School/Club: Played three years of volleyball at Santa Monica High School ... helped team to be CIF runner-ups ... played club volleyball for TCA in South Bay, Calif.
Personal: Born April 12, 1992 in Freemont, Calif. ... daughter of Gina and David Williams ... has a sister, Alexa ... majoring in computer science ... lists her mom as person who influences her best for showing her all things are possible when you believe in yourself ... personal best non-athletic accomplishment is earning a 3.6 GPA her freshman year at UMES ... favorite saying is "I can do all this through him who gives me strength" (Philippians 4:13) ... favorite movie is "The Parent Trap" ... personal athletic goal this season is to have at least 30 blocks ... personal athletic goal before graduation is to have a strong jump-spin serve.
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