The freshman tied program record for homers, RBI in a game; South Carolina hit season-best four homers
Seniors play big role in opening game of senior weekend
South Carolina wins first SEC series of the year on the road
Senior Kaylea Snaer goes 2-for-3 with a double, a homer, a walk and three RBI in the victory
Home runs by Boesel, VanDerveer, T. Williams provide the spark
Pictures from South Carolina's 12-2 win in five innings over St. Francis in the first game of the Tucson Regional.
South Carolina Gamecocks vs. Auburn | April 22, 2017 | Carolina Stadium at Beckham Field
Photos, from Juan Blas, from South Carolina's 3-0 win over No. 7/7 Auburn on Sunday, April 23.
Photos, provided by Sideline Carolina, from the second game of the three-game set against No. 7/7 Auburn.
South Carolina Gamecocks vs. Mercer | 4/13/17 | Carolina Softball Stadium at Beckham Field
VanDerveer's 2017 Game-by-Game Statistics
2017 (JUNIOR): Drew 41 starts during her first year as a Gamecock and hit eight home runs, tying for second on the team ... Had an ankle injury that cost her time and limited her to 25 starts behind the plate ... Her bases-loaded walk tied the game in what turned out to be the 200th win in Beverly Smith's career at South Carolina in a victory against Charlotte (2/12) ... Doubled and walked twice and drove in four runs in the win at Texas (2/17) ... Hit two home runs at North Carolina (2/22) ... Doubled twice in the second North Dakota State win (2/25) ... Reinjured her ankle in the next game on defense, taking her out of action for two weeks ... Returned against USC Upstate (3/15) ... Made her mark with a 3-for-4 day against Gardner-Webb (3/21), hitting a home run and plating four in the win ... Also drove in four and hit a homer in a 2-for-3 outing in the win at No. 9/9 Alabama (3/26) ... Drew walks in both games against No. 7/5 Texas A&M (4/1-2) ... Tallied a 3-for-4 outing with a home run, two RBI and two runs in the triumph vs. No. 1/2 Florida State (4/14) ... Combined to go 3-for-4 with a walk and a home run in the doubleheader sweep of Charleston Southern (4/18) ... Hit a double that put the Gamecocks on top for good in the Friday win at No. 22/25 Georgia (4/28) ... Hit home runs in consecutive postseason games: in the Southeastern Conference Tournament vs. No. 18/18 Kentucky (5/10) and in the NCAA Tucson Regional against St. Francis (5/19) ... Made the SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll.
2015-16 (PENN STATE): Started all but two games in her Nittany Lion career, ranking fifth in home runs all-time (24) ... Also 11th in RBI (94), 12th in batting average (.331) and tied for 13th in walks (53) ... Set PSU's single-season RBI record as a sophomore with 50 RBI, which ranked 10th in the Big Ten in 2016, helping her claim a spot on the All-Big Ten First Team ... Tied for fifth in a single season at PSU with 11 home runs, a year after posting the third-most in school history (13) ... Ranked second on the team in batting average (.362), on-base percentage (.437) and slugging percentage (.601) in 2016 ... Posted a team-best 21-game reached-base streak as a sophomore and tied a Nittany Lion record with her 7 RBI performance against Fordham (2/27) ... Garnered 2016 Big Ten All-Tournament Team accolades ... Ranked second in the Big Ten as a sophomore with 13 runners caught trying to steal ... Tallied three grand slams as a freshman, including two in Big Ten play ... Had an RBI in a game against Texas A&M as a rookie while hitting a home run as part of a 2-for-3 day at Mississippi State that same season ... Hit two home runs in the Northwestern series in 2015 ... Named Big Ten Player and Freshman of the Week on April 6 after leading the Nittany Lions to a series win at Wisconsin, hitting two grand slams in the week's games (also faced Bucknell).
HIGH SCHOOL: A three-year letter-winner at Hillsborough High ... Gained all-state accolades on two occasions ... 2014 Newark Star Ledger Hitter of the Year and Courier News All-Area Player of the Year as a senior after hitting .591 with seven doubles, 13 home runs and 50 RBI ... Garnered Somerset County Player of the Year honors as a junior after going .471 at the plate with eight doubles and 32 RBI ... Also named third-team all-state that year ... Named All-Area Rookie of the Year in 2012 as a sophomore ... Helped the Raiders to back-to-back Skyland Conference titles in 2012 and 2013 and a Central Jersey Group IV sectional title as a junior ... Played travel ball with the Jersey Intensity group.
PERSONAL: Alyssa Marie VanDerveer is the daughter of Jim and Janice VanDerveer ... Has one brother, Matthew ... Majoring in sociology with a goal of working in the FBI.
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