Hawks helping to strike out Pediatric Cancer

Eastern Shore asks your support to raise $5,000

PRINCESS ANNE, Maryland — The Maryland Eastern Shore baseball team has joined an initiative throughout college baseball to help raise money in the fight against pediatric cancer. In coalition with the Vs. Cancer Foundation, the Hawks are hoping to raise $5,000 in donations.

“This is a horrible disease that nobody should have to fight, especially kids.” Hawks Coach Charlie Goens said. “It is a great opportunity to partner with Vs Cancer to help raise money to find a cure. One of the biggest reasons to work with Vs Cancer is that half the money we raise will go to a local children’s hospital for them to use. Giving back to the community is important to us here at The Shore.”

Currently donations from Maryland Eastern Shore are around $250. To donate, please visit this link, (https://team.vs-cancer.org/team/95592) which can also be found under “More Links” on EasternShoreHawks.com. You can also encourage others to join the fight by using the hashtag #CureKidsCancer.

We are accepting donations thru April 9th. During that day’s game against Coppin State, the total raised will be announced and the players will participate in an act of solidarity with those fighting pediatric cancer around the world.

“All of the players and coaching staff will be getting their heads shaved after the game.” said Goens. “It is a small thing we can do to show our support for all the children fighting this fight. We look forward to having some children at the game that day that are fighting this fight. All donations are greatly appreciated, every dollar counts. I want to thank everyone in advance for helping The Shore baseball team with this event and reaching our goal.”

Maryland Eastern Shore’s Department of Intercollegiate Athletics encourages you to visit our page, make any donation large or small, and fight to stand against pediatric cancer and stand for those who fight the disease and search for a cure.

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Lady Walker Earns All-Region Honors

California (Pa.)'s Miki Glenn was named the 2016-17 Atlantic Region Women's Basketball Player of the Year to highlight the 2016-17 Division II Conference Commissioners Association (CCA) All-Atlantic Region Women's Basketball Teams announced Tuesday afternoon. Chowan University's Jordan Payne has been named to the Second-Team D2 CCA All-Atlantic Region Team.

Payne led the Hawks in scoring and rebounding the entire season and was named to the First Team All-CIAA team in February. Payne dropped 14.0 points a game and hauled in 11.2 boards a game. Payne was instrumental in helping the team earn a piece of the 2016-17 CIAA Northern Division Championship. She was ranked fifth in the CIAA in scoring and led the league in rebounds per game. She finished the year ranked 11th in the nation in rebounds per game (11.2).

Glenn, the 2016-17 Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Western Division Player of the Year, averaged 18.9 points per game (21st in the country) while averaging 6.2 assists per game (eighth in the country) and 3.83 steals per game (third in the country). Her 184 free throws rank third in the country, while her 87.2 free-throw percentage ranks 15th.

The five-person All-Atlantic Region First Team features all four Conference Players of the Year from the region: Glenn (PSAC West), Glenville State's Paris McLeod (MEC), Virginia Union's Lady Walker (CIAA) and Shippensburg's senior forward Stephanie Knauer (PSAC East). Glenn is joined on the First Team by her teammate, junior forward Seairra Barrett.

Walker, the 2017 NCAA Atlantic Region Tournament MVP, averages 14.4 points and 11.2 rebounds per game and ranks eighth in the country in offensive rebounding (4.4). She scored 32 points and collected 10 rebounds in guiding the Panthers to the Atlantic Region Championship on Monday night.

McLeod ranks second in the country in steals, averaging 3.93 per game, while scoring 18.4 points per game. Knauer shot 63.8 percent from the field – the second-best rate in the country, while Barrett's 245 made field goals ranks sixth in the country.

Five players were selected to the CCA All-Atlantic Region Women's Basketball Second Team: Slippery Rock senior guard Lexi Carpenter, Mercyhurst senior guard Angela Heintz, Virginia Union junior guard Brittany Jackson, Notre Dame (Ohio) senior forward Kelsey Miller and Chowan senior forward Jordan Payne. Heintz is one of three Division II players this season with two triple-doubles.

The Division II CCA encourages and promotes Division II athletics and high standards of sportsmanship as important elements of higher education. The CCA is a key communications link among the conferences as they discuss views, policies and regulations that impact Division II intercollegiate athletics and works closely with the NCAA as a communications channel to NCAA Division II member colleges and universities.

2016-17 CCA All-Atlantic Region Women's Basketball Teams
NCCU Wins MEAC Opener at Savannah State, 5-2
PICTURED: Archived photo of NCCU junior Jamie Rogers, who won both her singles and doubles matches against Savannah State on Tuesday | by Kevin Dorsey

SAVANNAH, Ga. – Senior Lynsey Cover and junior Jamie Rogers won both of their matches on Tuesday to lead the North Carolina Central University women’s tennis team to a 5-2 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Southern Division victory over host Savannah State University.

NCCU (1-9 Overall) starts league play at 1-0 while Savannah State (0-15) remained winless in the conference at 0-2. The Lady Tigers forfeited No. 3 doubles and No. 6 singles with only five players.

The Lady Eagles started the day by sweeping doubles. Rogers partnered with senior Tamara Jeremic for a 6-3 conquest on court one while Cover teamed up with sophomore Jasmine Gabriel for a 6-2 triumph on the second court.

Cover and Gabriel have leveled their record together at 3-3.

Rogers and Cover each won their second match of the season by only losing four games apiece to SSU. Rogers did it atop the lineup, winning 6-4, 6-0, while Cover did so at No. 4 by a 6-3, 6-1 margin.

Freshman Emily Pena clinched the team victory for the visitors with a commanding 6-2, 6-2 win at the fifth slot in the Lady Eagles’ lineup. It also marked the second win of the season for Pena.

Sophomore No. 2 Rachida El Kateb and freshman No. 3 Lili-Morgan Pastore won in straight sets to prevent the Lady Tigers from being shutout for a 12th time this season.

NCCU continues MEAC play at defending champion South Carolina State University on Wednesday at 1 p.m.