Howard’s Aguilasocho Selected MEAC Rookie of the Week

Freshman catcher acknowledged for outstanding weekend

By Howard University Athletics

NORFOLK, Va. (February 17, 2020) – The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) uncovered its softball weekly honors where Howard University freshman Luz Aguilasocho (Grand Terrace, Calif.) was selected the league’s rookie of the week. The announcement came Monday afternoon.

At the Campbell Invitational (Feb. 14-16), Aguilasocho hit .385 (5-of-13) with five hits and five RBIs in four games. In the win over Mount St. Mary’s, the California native went 2-of-4 while driving in a career-high four runs.

In nine career games, she has a .286 (6-of-21) batting average, which ranks third on the team.

Teammates Kalita Dennis (Elk Grove, Calif.) and Brooke Thomas (Detroit) received honorable mention for their efforts in North Carolina.

Florida A&M’s Jamesia Stoudemire was named MEAC Player of the Week while North Carolina A&T State’s Kayla Brown was selected as the conference’s pitcher of the week.

On Feb. 21-22, the Bison travel down to Montgomery, Ala., for the Stringer Classic, hosted by Alabama State.

About Howard Athletics

The Howard University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics sponsors 19 NCAA Division I men and women varsity sports. The programs represent six conferences: The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC), Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC), Coastal Collegiate Swimming Association (CCSA), Sun Belt Conference, Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) and Atlantic Sun (ASUN) Conference.

About the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference

The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) begins its 49th year of intercollegiate competition with the 2019-20 academic school year. Located in Norfolk, Va., the MEAC is made up of 11 outstanding historically black institutions across the Atlantic coastline: Bethune-Cookman University, Coppin State University, Delaware State University, Florida A&M University, Howard University, University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Morgan State University, Norfolk State University, North Carolina A&T State University, North Carolina Central University and South Carolina State University.

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