Seniors play big role in opening game of senior weekend
Snaer with first-career four-hit day; Copeland tallies her first career win in relief
South Carolina gets its first win over a ranked team this season behind home runs from Snaer, V. Williams
Junior Tiara Duffy gets walk-off single to push South Carolina to 17-5
Freshman Cayla Drotar tosses her second career shutout
HIGH SCHOOL: Earned five letters at the Christian Academy of Knoxville ... Twice named all-state by the Tennessee Sports Writers Association for Division I Class AA ... Helped the Warriors make the state semifinals during her senior season in 2014 ... Hit .537 with 65 runs and 39 RBI during that year ... Her first all-state accolade came as a pitcher during her sophomore year, but an injury turned her into an outfielder as a senior, where she earned that second nod ... Played with the Tennessee Sting on the travel-ball circuit.
PERSONAL: Shannon Marie Plese is the daughter of David and Angela Plese ... Has three siblings, Sierra, Alex and Daniel ... Says Grey's Anatomy is her favorite TV show and lists Blake Shelton as her favorite singer ... Chose South Carolina over Western Kentucky because of the great academics, the coaches and the chance to play SEC softball ... Majoring in hospitality management with the goal of becoming an event planner.