NORFOLK, Va., (February 8, 2022) — South Carolina State sophomore Deasia Lowther was named to the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Second Team, presented by TowneBank, the conference announced.
All awards were voted on by the conference’s head coaches and sports information directors.
Lowther (So., 1B|P) from East, Dublin, GA started in 28 games for the Bulldogs last season led the team in hitting with a batting average of .304, with 69 at bats, 21 hits, 11, RBI’s and four (4) homeruns. As a pitcher she was 3-13 overall with 36 strikeouts.
Others earning honors were, Howard senior Camille Navarro was named the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Softball Preseason Player of the Year and Norfolk State junior Cam Andersen was named Preseason Pitcher of the Year, respectively.
In addition, Morgan State and Norfolk State tied as the preseason favorites to win the 2022 MEAC softball regular-season championship.
The 2022 MEAC Softball Championship will be held in Norfolk, Va. on the campus of Norfolk State University May 11-14.
The 2022 MEAC softball season begins the weekend of Feb. 11-13, when six of the conference’s eight softball-playing institutions are in action.
2022 MEAC Softball Predicted Order of Finish
(as voted on by the league’s head coaches and sports information directors)
|School (First-place votes)||Points|
|T-1. Morgan State (6)||107|
|T-1. Norfolk State (3)||107|
|3. Howard (5)||104|
|4. North Carolina Central (1)||77|
|5. Delaware State||64|
|6. Coppin State||59|
|7. Maryland Eastern Shore (1)||35|
|8. South Carolina State||23| 2022 MEAC Softball Preseason All-Conference Teams (as voted on by the league’s head coaches and sports information directors)
Preseason Player of the Year: Camille Navarro, Howard
Preseason Pitcher of the Year: Cam Andersen, Norfolk State
|Cam Andersen||P||5-5||Jr.||Norfolk State||Norfolk, Va.|
|Alexis Robinson||P||5-10||Jr.||Norfolk State||Virginia Beach, Va.|
|Tuli Iosefa||C||5-5||r-Sr.||Norfolk State||Virginia Beach, Va.|
|Gabby Vaughan||1B||5-6||Sr.||Norfolk State||Chesapeake, Va.|
|Camille Navarro||2B||5-6||Sr.||Howard||Los Angeles, Calif.|
|Natalie Davila||3B||5-8||Jr.||Howard||Carson, Calif.|
|Desiree Carrizosa||SS||5-2||r-Jr.||Coppin State||Moreno Valley, Calif.|
|Jonah Cunnigan||OF||5-5||Sr.||Delaware State||Corona, Calif.|
|Imani Moore||OF||5-9||Jr.||Norfolk State||Los Angeles, Calif.|
|Aliya Ewell||OF||5-5||Sr.||Morgan State||Portland, Ore.|
|Brissa Alvarado||UTL||5-8||r-Jr.||Coppin State||Rialto, Calif.|
|Vanessa Carrizosa||P||5-2||So.||Coppin State||Moreno Valley, Calif.|
|Deasia Lowther||P||5-8||So||South Carolina State||East Dublin, Ga.|
|Madison Mifsud||C||5-2||Sr.||North Carolina Central||Jacksonville, Fla.|
|Hailey Batista||1B||5-5||So.||North Carolina Central||Mebane, N.C.|
|Mia Ewell||2B||5-6||So.||Morgan State||Portland, Ore.|
|Maegan Garrison||3B||5-4||Jr.||North Carolina Central||Harrisburg, N.C.|
|Jayla Barr||SS||5-6||So.||North Carolina Central||Batesburg-Leesville, S.C.|
|Alison Guckin||OF||5-3||Sr.||Norfolk State||Virginia Beach, Va.|
|Yrral Davis||OF||5-5||r-So.||Norfolk State||Norfolk, Va.|
|Isabella Zalba||OF||5-4||Jr.||Coppin State||San Mateo, Calif.|
|Kalita Dennis||UTL||5-7||Sr.||Howard||Elks Grove, Calif.|
About the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference
The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) is in its 51st year of intercollegiate competition with the 2021-22 academic school year. Located in Norfolk, Va., the MEAC is made up of eight outstanding historically black institutions across the Atlantic coastline: Coppin State University, Delaware State University, Howard University, University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Morgan State University, Norfolk State University, North Carolina Central University and South Carolina State University.