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Alyssa VanDerveer
Alyssa  VanDerveer

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Hillsborough, N.J.

High School:
Hillsborough

Last College:
Penn State

Height:
5-7

Position:
Catcher

Experience:
TR

Major:
Sociology


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.