Local college notebook: WR Golson latest Hornet set to transfer

Malik Golson

Malik Golson

Another player is leaving the Delaware State University football team for his final season.

Wide receiver Malik Golson, a Smyrna High product, is transferring to Murray State. Golson is set to receive his undergraduate degree from DSU this spring and will be eligible to play immediately for the Racers via the graduate transfer rule.

Golson is the second Hornet to elect to finish his collegiate career elsewhere in the last few months. Gabe Sherrod, DSU’s leader in sacks and tackles for loss from a year ago, transferred to Syracuse and will also use the graduate transfer rule.

Golson played three seasons for the Hornets and finished second on the team in receiving each year. He racked up 517 yards as a freshman in 2013, but last season averaged a career high 14.0 yards per catch, to go along with three touchdowns. In his career at DelState, Golson caught 100 passes for 1,072 yards and nine touchdowns.

He was also DSU’s No. 1 punt returner every year of his career with 154 yards on 20 punts for an average of 7.7 yards per return. Golson was also utilized as a kick returner during his time as a Hornet, reeling off 281 yards on 20 returns for an average of 14.1 yards per return.

Murray State finished last season with an overall record of 3-8.

Hornets try to keep pace in MEAC North

The Delaware State baseball team visits Maryland-Eastern Shore this weekend in a critical MEAC Northern Division series. The Hornets and Hawks will play a doubleheader today beginning at noon and wrap up the series with a single game on Sunday, also starting at noon.

Delaware State is currently second in the MEAC North standings at 9-5, one game behind front-runner Norfolk State (10-4). UMES is fourth in the four-team race at 4-11.

Norfolk State will host third-place Coppin State (6-9) in a three-game series this weekend. DSU has four games with the first-place Spartans remaining on this year’s schedule.

This is the second series between the Hornets and Hawks this season. UMES took two of three games when the teams met on Apr. 2-3 at Delaware State’s Soldier Field.

Notes

• According to a report by SNY.tv, former Delaware guard Kory Holden is down to three schools, Holden, who announced he was transferring from UD after his sophomore season, said his final three are Baylor, South Carolina and Virginia Tech.

• Former Caesar Rodney High coach Mike Shehorn led his Wilmington University softball team to a second-place finish in the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference.

The Wildcats are 20-4 in the Division II CACC, 27-19 overall. Lake Forest High grad Colby Wyatt has a team-leading 25 RBI with 10 doubles and four homeruns for Wilmington with Delmar’s Danielle Bradley striking out a team-best 72 batters.

• If the Delaware men’s lacrosse team wins today’s game against Drexel, the Hens will clinch a spot in the CAA Tournament.

• The Delaware softball team team gets a rare opportunity to face a Top 10 program when it plays a three-game series at No. 6 James Madison this weekend.

• Delaware State swept a three-game baseball series with Coppin State last weekend but the Hornets did get a little help from the Eagles.
Coppin pitchers walked 32 batters — including 17 in one game — and hit seven more while the Eagles’ defense committed nine errors.

• In DSU’s 12-8 loss at Rutgers, the Hornets tied a season-high with 16 hits but stranded 11 runners on base.

• Of the 51 men’s basketball coaching vacancies in NCAA Division I this year, Delaware is now one of only five schools that have yet to hire a replacement. And it looks like UD won’t be hiring anyone until at least mid-May.

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