2016: Played in eight matches in her final season as a Gamecock, earning one start…totaled a career-high nine shots and put one attempt on frame…saw time in three league matches, playing against Georgia (9/9), Kentucky (9/25) and Ole Miss (10/27)…made her third career start on Senior Day against the Rebels…matched a season high with 45 minutes on the field in the opening round against Alabama State (11/11).
2015: Saw time in seven matches for the Gamecocks...played a season-high 24 minutes against Kennesaw State (9/14)...attempted one shot on the season, putting it on frame against the Owls.
2014: Made 11 appearances as a midfielder, logging 132 minutes...played a season-high 31 minutes in the season-opener at ECU (8/22)...fired a shot against Mississippi State in the regular-season finale (10/30)
2013: Played in 18 matches with two starts ... Played 413 minutes ... Earned first career start at Northeastern (9/1) ... Recorded first career assist versus SMU (9/8) ... Took five shots on the season with four on goal.
PRE-COLLEGE: A 2013 graduate of Forest Park High School in Manassas, Va... lettered three times in soccer... played for head coach Mark Malloy... regarded as a four-star recruit ranked No. 75 in the 2013 Top 100 and the No. 6 recruit in the Mid Atlantic region by TopDrawerSoccer... was the ESPN HS Girls Soccer No. 72 recruit in the nation...club team, the VSA Heat, was ranked No. 1 in the nation from 2011-13... served as team captain from 2010-13... was part of the USYS Region 1 and National Champions in 2012... helped her squad to three Virginia State Cup championships... has been part of the Virginia State ODP team since 2006.... U15 National Team Player Pool with Caps against U-17 South Korea and Nigeria National Teams...U14 National Team Identification Camp...Region I ODP team and pool in 2008, 2009, 2010, & 2012...ODP Interregional Team in 2010 &12
PERSONAL: Vanessa Anne Kovar was born Jan. 5, 1995... parents are Ricky and Kathy Kovar... undecided on her major field of study... hobbies include hanging out with friends and listening to music.