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Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Freshmen Facts: Hannah Shields

  #8 Hannah Shields
State College, PA

    Favorite Softball Memory? Pitching to my dad in the side yard of my house.

What Has Been Your Favorite Part Of DSU So Far? Meeting new friends, and memories

  Favorite Food? Mac n’ cheese

 Favorite Softball Player? Sierra Romero

  Favorite Athlete? Grayson Allen

 Favorite Movie? 13 Hours

What Is Your Dream Vacation? Tour Europe

 If You Had 3 Wishes, What Would They Be? Ability to time travel, become a billionaire, and be able to run fast(er)

 What Is The Most Interesting Thing/Fun Fact About Your Roommate? My roommate (Micaela) loves to dab especially when we sing to Justin Bieber in the car!

What Is Your Dream Career? Trauma ER Nurse

What Is A Talent You Have? I can figure skate

Monday, December 19, 2016

Freshmen Facts: Micaela Cummings

#9: Micaela Cummings
Owings, MD

Favorite Softball Memory?- My team winning 3A MD states 3 of the 4 years I was in high school.

   What Has Been Your Favorite Part Of DSU So Far?- The people that I have met here, I never thought living with 5 other girls would be so drama free and fun.

  Favorite Food?- Chicken, or anything that my mom cooks.

  Favorite Softball Player?- My superstar of a sister, Jess Cummings.

Favorite Athlete?- Dustin Pedroia

Favorite Movie?- The Blindside

What Is Your Dream Vacation?- Australia

If You Had 3 Wishes, What Would They Be?- 1. To be invisible whenever I want so I can spy on people. 2. To be able to teleport places, as I am not a very good driver. 3. Of course, to have more wishes!

 What Is The Most Interesting Thing/Fun Fact About Your Roommate?- Hannah pretends she is listening to hard core rap to seem cool, but really jams to Justin Bieber every day. 

  What Is Your Dream Career?- Environmental Engineer.

 What Is A Talent You Have?- Making people laugh, especially when it is not an appropriate time for a joke.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

2016 MEAC Challenge Recap

Hornets wrapped up the fall season with the first annual MEAC Challenge, a 4 day test of strength, endurance, speed, competitiveness, and teamwork. The team was split into two teams, the upperclassmen vs the underclassmen with each team including one sophomore. The upperclassmen lead by Sophomore Alexis Goldsby named themselves Jackson's Angels, while the underclassmen lead by freshman Jordan Casey named themselves Hitfaced. The MEAC Challenge included different obstacles, task and challenges that required each team think strategically, formulate and implement action plans that would give their team the best chance for success.  They were also responsible for decided who would compete in each event. Here is the recap of each day:


On Monday we kicked off our week in the weight room with testing - power clean, front squat, bench press, vertical jump, and the 10 yard sprint. This day was all about the players individual improvement. It required each individual to fight for every inch to achieve a new personal best to win points for your team. Both teams did an excellent job, showing great improvement in their numbers from the beginning of the year. However, Hitfaced edged out Jackson's Angels by 75 points to take the early lead. The overall winners of the day was Desiree Moreno with an overall improvement of 111 pounds and Sabrina Quarles who added 3.9 inches to her vertical and dropped .35 seconds on her sprint. Congratulations!!

Day 1 Score:
Jackson's Angels:850
Hitfaced: 925


Tuesday began our team events. Each team nominated two players to represent their team in each event. With four competitors in each event, points were given out for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th place. The morning started on the football field with a slight rain doing a 100 yard prowler push and a 100 yard sled pull. The teams then moved inside to compete in a towel hold hang, plate holds, a battle rope challenge, and a v-up challenge. It began to seem like a run away for Hitfaced for the day, until Jackson's Angels picked up 150 points in team Dodgeball and pulled within 25 points.

Day 2 Score:
Jackson's Angels: 1700

Congratulations to the winners of the day:

Towel Hang: Sabrina
Plate Hold: Kaleigh
Battle Rope: Khaliyah
V-Ups: Tara
Prowler Push: Desiree
Sled Pull: Jasmine


Wednesday was all about teamwork in several different relay events. Each team had to work together to earn their points. In the first section of the morning, Hitfaced ran away with the first 600 points winning the Prowler push relay, the tire flip relay, and the sand bag relay. Jackson's Angels found a way to again come from behind again and sweep the sand pit tug of war event and steal the next 600 points to tie the day and still remain within 25 points of Hitfaced. This meant that the winner would be determined by day four, the obstacle course.

Day 3 Score:
Jackson's Angels: 2300


Everything would come down to today. The winner was determined by head to head competition: which ever team finished the obstacle course first. The race consisted of 11 different events. Two members of each team had to complete one obstacle before the next pair of team members could move on. The events consisted of the following:
100 yard suicide, partner tire flips, 50 push ups, sled pulls, bear crawls, 50 sit ups, sled push, 400 meter run, 50 squats, army crawl, and 100 yard dyno ball throws.
Each team gave it everything they had, but in the end Hitfaced came out on top and won the week.


Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Freshmen Facts: Desiree Moreno

#22 Desiree Moreno
  Carson, CA

Favorite Softball Memory? Winning State Championship against our cross town rivals.

     What Has Been Your Favorite Part of DSU So Far? Making new friends and experiencing a new  environment on the east coast.

Favorite Food? Shrimp

 Favorite Softball Player? Jen Schroeder

  Favorite Athlete? Yasiel Puig

 Favorite Movie? White Chicks

 What Is Your Dream Vacation? Costa Rica

          If You Had 3 Wishes, What Would They Be? Be Beyoncè, have an endless amount of money, be                                        healthy for the rest of my life

  What Is The Most Interesting Thing/Fun Fact About Your Roommate? Jasmine is Rihanna’s biggest fan.

 What Is Your Dream Career? Physical Therapist

What Is A Talent You Have? Braiding Hair

Monday, December 5, 2016

Freshmen Facts: Jasmine Melgoza

#18  Jasmine Melgoza
 Huntington Beach, CA
  Second Base/Third Base

  Favorite Softball Memory? Winning 18u PGF Platinum Championship

  What Has Been Your Favorite Part of DSU So Far? Meeting new people and living on the East Coast

Favorite Food? Tacos

 Favorite Softball Player? Jessica Mendoza

  Favorite Athlete? Matt Kemp

 Favorite Movie? Miss Congeniality 1 & 2

 What Is Your Dream Vacation? Go to the Bahamas 

 If You Had 3 Wishes, What Would They Be? 1. Meet Rihanna 2. Infinite amount of money 3. Have telekinesis 

    What Is The Most Interesting Thing/Fun Fact About Your Roommate? Desiree is BeyoncĂ©’s biggest fan.

 What Is Your Dream Career? Pediatric Nurse

What Is A Talent You Have? Photography