Sunday, January 22, 2017
Our video chat with Hampton's Malia Tate-DeFreitas
After Hampton's scrappy victory over Norfolk State on Saturday, we caught up with Pirates senior Malia Tate-DeFreitas. The two-time MEAC Player of the Year1 en route to wrapping up the honor again, tore her ACL and meniscus against Delaware State on Jan. 14. It was a non-contact injury -- one of those "Why in the world does this have to happen" sort of thing; Tate-DeFreitas was 96 points shy of the conference all-time scoring record.
The sports management major said the program is exploring the idea of applying for a redshirt waiver. Given Tate-DeFreitas had played in 16 games, the chances are slim, but we're hopeful. Prayers for her surgery, which is scheduled for Friday.