CHESAPEAKE, Va. – The Delaware State University Lady Hornets raced out to a 3-0 advantage enroute to winning the 2016 MEAC Bowling Championship on Sunday afternoon, 4-1, over Norfolk State at the AMF Chesapeake Lanes in Chesapeake, Virginia.
The Lady Hornets rolled to their third overall tournament title and first since 2010. Delaware State jumped out to a 3-0 advantage (192-179, 194-178, 179-175) in Baker play. Norfolk State grabbed the fourth game, 167-154, before the Lady Hornets closed out the tournament with a 198-140 victory.
Delaware State senior Stephanie Sheridan earned Outstanding Tournament Performer honors. Sheridan registered a 193.0 average pinfall during team games on Friday.
Head Coach Elysia Current of Delaware State was named Outstanding Coach.
“This means everything and this is everything we have worked for all season,” Current said. “We did not finish very strong at the end of the season, but this is what we have worked for. I have no words. I am unbelievably, incredibly happy. They did an amazing job, and they deserve it.”
Joining Sheridan on the All-Tournament Team was teammate Chelsey Merklinger. Carrie Hickey and Alexa Rodriguez of Norfolk State and Thashiana Seraus of Maryland Eastern Shore complete the team.
The MEAC Bowling championship finale will air in a tape-delayed format on Sunday, April 3 at 11:00 p.m. on ESPNU.
2016 MEAC All-Tournament Team
Thashiana Seraus, University of Maryland Eastern Shore
Carrie Hickey, Norfolk State University
Alexa Rodriguez, Norfolk State University
Chelsey Merklinger, Delaware State University
Stephanie Sheridan, Delaware State University
Outstanding Performer: Stephanie Sheridan, Delaware State University
Outstanding Coach: Elysia Current, Delaware State University