HBCU Sports Roundup


Morgan State: Morgan State’s Kimberly Fontaine went 3-for-3 with a game-high 3RBIs and Danielle Lugo added a 3-for-5 performance with two runs scored and 2RBI to lead Morgan State’s softball team to a 12-8 victory over the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) in a Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) game on Sunday afternoon at Hawks Field. The victory helped the Lady Bears win the weekend series, by taking two of three from the Lady Hawks and moved them into a tie for fifth-place with UMES. Morgan State however, holds the head-to-head tiebreaker over UMES.

Coppin State: Hampton softball’s Gabriel Ziller went 2-for-4 and scored a run, but Bianca Vallejo scored from third on a Coppin State throwing error with two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning lifting Hampton to a 3-2 victory over the Eagles this past Sunday at Pirate Field.

University of District of Columbia: With some exemplary performances on both days of the inaugural East Coast Conference Outdoor Track & Field Championships, the University of the District of Columbia finished as the runner-up for the team title behind Georgian Court with a score of 162. “I am so proud of the effort we put in during this weekend, I can’t put it into words. I asked a lot of the entire team, ” Track and Field Coach Alton McKenzie said. “Even though we came up short, I’m overwhelmed with pride and joy knowing how much the team stepped up to the challenge and how well we performed during our first ECC Outdoor Championships.

Howard University: In its inaugural season as a Division I Women’s Lacrosse conference, the Atlantic Sun announced the first All-Conference Honors, which includes three Howard University student-athletes. Sophomore attacker Jaymie Cox was a unanimous first team choice, while midfielder Courtney Lackey was named second team and midfielder Victoria Lockhart received “Atlantic Sun Freshman Team” honors.