2012 (SOPHOMORE YEAR)
Started 50 games during her sophomore campaign in the outfield, moving between right (27), center (17) and left (6)...Carried a .209 batting average and .297 on-base percentage with a team-best 153 at-bats...Notched 32 hits on the season, including five doubles and four home runs for 17 RBI and 21 runs...Scored a run, hit a single and put a run across the plate against Notre Dame (2/25)...Hit a double and scored three runs against James Madison (2/26)...Recorded a monster day at the plate March 2, hitting a pair of homers and a double in a doubleheader against Virginia and LIU-Brooklyn...Went 2-for-4 with a double and a run against Lipscomb (3/3)...Scored two runs against Virginia Tech (3/9)...Hit a home run against Central Connecticut and went 2-for-3 against USC Upstate (3/10)...Had two hits, including a homer, and a pair of RBI in the second game of the doubleheader against Michigan State (4/7)...Hit a double at Wisconsin in the second game of the pair (4/21)...Went 2-for-3 with a double and one runner batted in against Minnesota (4/29)...Scored a run and stole a base in the first game of the doubleheader against Ohio State (5/11).
2011 (FRESHMAN YEAR)
Saw time in 56 games, starting 55 of those in the outfield...Finished third on the team in batting average (.257), hits (43), RBIs (27) and home runs (5)...Ended the season second in doubles (9) and at-bats (167)...Had a breakout game against FIU (2/26), going 3-for-3 on two doubles and her first home run of the season, driving in two runs and scoring three times...Followed that up going 3-for-3 on the same day against Georgetown (2/26), notching another double, RBI and run scored...Tallied two hits in three plate appearances, notching one RBI and another double against Bowling Green (3/11)...Hit a solo home run against then-No. 6 Arizona State (3/17)...Went 3-for-4 with her lone triple of the season, against then-No. 9 Oklahoma (3/18), while also driving in one run in a 5-2 victory...Crossed home plate once and tied a season-high with two doubles against Wisconsin (3/26), to go along with two RBI on two hits...Went 1-for-4, driving in walk-off run in 3-2, eight-inning game over Wisconsin (3/27)...Tallied singles at Pittsburgh (3/29) and Illinois (4/2)...Notched two hits to drive in two runs at Michigan State (4/6) in game one...Went 2-for-3 with a run scored in the second game at MSU (4/6)...Broke up perfect game bid by Indiana's Morgan Melloh (4/9) with a single...Drove in two runs and had a home run in a 1-for-2 performance against Kent State (4/13) in the first game...Went 1-for-3 with an RBI in the following game vs. KSU (4/13)...Went 1-for-3 with an RBI single vs. Buffalo (4/14)...Scratched a 2-for3 showing at Minnesota (4/16)...Put together a 2-for-3 game in the second game of a doubleheader against Michigan (4/20) with one double and one RBI...Had a two-hit doubleheader vs. Longwood (4/24)...Went 1-for-3 with a run scored, a walk and an outfield assist vs. Purdue (4/30)...Compiled a combined three hits, four RBIs and one double in six plate appearances in the doubleheader at Ohio State (5/11), including game-winning sac fly in ninth inning to complete the sweep...Made NCAA Tournament debut against Fordham (5/20)...Had a combined two hits, two runs scored, four RBIs and two home runs in the NCAA Regional games against Albany and Fordham (5/21)...Made a career-high seven at-bats against Fordham (5/21).
Member of three-time Pacific League Champions (2007-09), 2008 CIF semifinalist and 2009 CIF quarterfinalist coached by Dan Berry...Named a CIF Southern Section All-Start senior year...Three-time All-Area First Team selection (2008-10), two-time All-League First Team member (2009-10) and an All-League Second Team honoree in 2008...Four-year scholar athlete (2007-10)...Captained the softball team in 2009 and 2010...Lettered all four years in softball...Member of the So Cal Choppers club team coached by Dean and Gary Fausett...Squad finished in the Top 20 at the ASA Nationals (2008-09) and Top 10 Premier in 2010.
Alyssa L. Sovereign was born April 15, 1992 in La Canada, California to Randy and Kathy Sovereign...Has one brother named R.J. ...Majoring in business marketing with the intent of pursuing a sports marketing career after college.
QUOTING SOVEREIGN ON PENN STATE
"I chose Penn State because I wanted to be part of the legacy and tradition that this school holds."
QUOTING PETRINI ON SOVEREIGN
"Alyssa had a breakout freshman year, but one that left her hungry for more. She has tremendous power at the plate and has worked to improve her speed and agility. She is a true competitor and is looking to be a force to reckon with in the Big Ten. I am anxious to see Alyssa with a year under her belt and push her goals in her sophomore campaign."