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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