Seventh consecutive SEC Tournament appearance for the Gamecocks
Taylor Leach scored her first career goal in the match
Gabrielle Gilbert scored for the second consecutive Sunday
Sunday's match will air live on CSS and ESPN3
2011 - Played in 17 matches with 14 starts at left back before missing the final six games with a hamstring injury ... Scored one goal with three assists for five points ... Scored the golden goal at Arizona (8/26) to become the first South Carolina freshman to ever score a golden goal ... Tallied an assist on the game-winning goal against Northeastern (9/2) ... Also earned assists via corner kick on the first goals against Vanderbilt (10/2) and Auburn (10/9) ... Team led the SEC regular season in nearly every major defensive category, including goals allowed (9), goals against average (0.79), shots on goal allowed (53) and points allowed (25) ... Played for a backline that limited seven of 11 SEC opponents to four shots on goal or less ... South Carolina's corner kick specialist ... Registered two shots with both coming on goal.
PRE-COLLEGE: TopDrawerSoccer Pennsylvania Region Top 5 Recruit ... A four-star recruit by TopDrawerSoccer ... All-Area First Team (2009) ... All-ChesMont League First Team (2009) ... Pennsylvania AAA State Champion in 2009 ... Three-time Ches-Mont League champion (2007-09) ... Played for Penn Fusion `92 club team ... Team captain for club team that is ranked No. 6 nationally ... Three-time USYS Region I Finalist (2007-08, 2010) ... Four-time EPYSA State Cup champion (2007-10) ... Region I Premier League champion in 2009 ... Disney Showcase Flight champion (2010) ... Also lettered in swimming and was a four-time National YMCA "Top 16 Times" award winner ... YMCA Pennsylvania State Champion in the 100 freestyle (2004) and State Runner-Up in the 50 freestyle (2004) ... Three-time Ches-Mont champions (2008-10).
PERSONAL: Full name is Alexandra Jean Whitney ... Majoring in business ... Chose USC over Alabama, Florida, UNC Charlotte, NC State, Pittsburgh and Georgetown ... Born May 10, 1993 ... Brother, Ian, swam at Boston College ... Father, Eli, played lacrosse at Clarkson College ... Parents are Eli and Debby Whitney.