Black Knights Score Nine Runs Over Final Three Frames
MISCELLANEOUS: After drawing limited duty freshman year, earned spot in outfield second season ... two-year letterwinner.
2014: Drew starts in 38 of 44 appearances in right field ... collected 22 hits and scored 13 times ... drove in three runs while batting .222 ... one of six players on team in double digits in steals ... thrown out just once in 12 steal attempts ... touched for just one fielding miscue in 31 chances ... started off the season as a pinch runner, but worked way into lineup against nationally-ranked Minnesota in the outfield ... two games later earned first career starting nod and seasona?TMs first win in 4-2 win over George Washington ... season-high two runs scored in 12-2 win over Howard at the Rebel Spring games in Florida ... twice recorded a pair of hits in Patriot League action as a starter in 15 of 16 games ... went 2-for-2 and scored the third run in Armya?TMs 6-0 nightcap decision over Holy Cross as the Black Knights clinched a berth to the Patriot League Tournament ... opened the scoring in the rubber game the next day, crossing on an RBI triple, but the host Crusaders rallied in the bottom of the seventh to erase a 2-1 deficit ... batted .500 (3-for-6) along with a pair of runs in the series ... shined in the opening round of the Patriot League Tournament, going 2-for-3 with a run scored in 5-1 upset victory over top-seeded Lehigh .. scored Armya?TMs final run in a four-run ninth as the Black Knights snapped a 1-1 tie ... batted .333 (3-for-9) at the tournament ... hit safely in 12 games during the season ... pieced together season-long four-game hitting streak along with three multiple-hit games ... competed in the ninth spot in the lineup 30 times, was eighth 11 times and twice drew the sixth spot ... recorded pair of steals against Cornell and St. Petera?TMs.
2013: Drew duty in 30 games, majority as a pinch runner ... crossed the plate six times, including a run against Lehigh in the championship series at the Patriot League Championship Tournament ... tallied the last run in 4-0 win over the top-seeded Mountain Hawks after stepping in as a pinch runner as Army forced the championship game in the double-elimination tournament ... it was the second time she scored against Lehigh after tallying a run against them during the regular season.
High School: Earned four letters on the diamond at Bloomingdale Senior H.S. ... led team to a pair of Spring Fling titles in 2009 and 2012 sandwiched around runner-up honors in 2010 ... team placed second at the regionals in 2009 ... named the 2012 MVP at the Spring Fling Tournament ... chosen for the Max Prep Citizen Region Athlete Award ... first-team all-county western division senior year ... Tampa Times and Tampa Tribune honorable mention in 2012 ... played for the Florida Fire Fast Pitch travel team drawing time at second base third base and the outfield ... earned MVP honors after leading squad to the 2007 ASA Disney Citrus Classic championship ...team finished 17th that year at the USFA World Series ... 2009 NSA Michelle Smith team champs and 2010 NSA state champions ... finished eighth at the 2010 USFA World series ... earned a plethora of MVP awards ... picked up three varsity letters as member of the Air Force JROTC drill team.
Personal: Given name is Savanna Jo Aversa ... mother's name is Debra Ries and father's name is Joseph Aversa ... stepfather's name is Robert Ries ... two siblings ... twin sister Amber Aversa (19) and younger sister Delaney Ries (10) ... grandfather Ron Rhoades retired from the U.S. Air Force ... stepfather retired from the U.S. Navy ... member of the National Honor Society and Math Honor Society ... AP Scholar with distinction ... majoring in majoring in Russian with a minor in Terrorism Studies