2  Sylver Samuel
Sylver  Samuel


Simpsonville, S.C.

High School:
Hillcrest HS





No. 15 Softball Hosts No. 1 LSU for 2015 SEC Home Opener

UK squares off against LSU on Friday at 6 p.m.; Saturday at Noon; Sunday at 1 p.m.


No. 12 Softball Returns to SEC Play, Travels to No. 9 Auburn

UK softball team to face second ranked league foe on the road to start SEC play


Rethlake's Complete Game Lifts No. 12 Softball Over Indiana

Freshman pitcher Erin Rethlake tosses seven strong innings for third win of the season


Game 1 Homers, Game 2 Pitching Leads Softball to DH Sweep

UK softball sweeps doubleheader at Murray State behind three homers and strong pitching


Softball Faces Murray State, Indiana in Non-Conference Battles

Kentucky softball team travels to Murray State for DH Tuesday; Hosts Indiana on Wednesday

  • SEC Academic Honor Roll (2013, 2014)

Sophomore (2014): Played in all 69 games with 62 starts ... Ended the season with a .287 average, including 38 runs scored, four doubles, two triples, one homer (inside the park) and nine RBI ... Paced the team with 20 stolen bases taking her career total to 41, which is seventh most in program history ... Posted her first career double in UK's win over Texas ... Had four hits in five games at the FAU Invitational ... Went 3-for-5 in the series finale with Missouri - a career high for hits in a game ... Key triple in the top of the eighth inning vs. Missouri, scoring the game-winning run in the series clincher ... Had two singles vs. Indiana, going 2-for-3 ... Continued her hot bat in the Kentucky Tournament, hitting .450 with two doubles and the first four RBI of her career ... Had three hits against Auburn and went 2-for-3 against Louisville with two runs scored ... Had three hits in the Tennessee series, scoring two runs ... Had the game-winning RBI against Louisville, slapping a ball to third base that scored a run (was ruled a fielder's choice) ... In SEC Tournament, she had two hits vs. Miss. State with a run scored, while launching a two-run double vs. LSU in the ninth inning to lift UK to the SEC Championship game ... Had a hit in all four games in regional play with three runs scored and two RBI ... Hit an inside-the-park home run against DePaul to spark the UK offense and followed with an RBI triple ... Has a hit in 12 of her 16 career NCAA Tournament games ... Had a hit in 29 of her last 45 games and scored a run in 27 of her last 45 games ... Had a seven-game hitting streak during the year, which was a career best ... Had two hits in the WCWS.

Freshman (2013): Showed a great amount of defensive and offensive improvement in her first season with Kentucky, finishing fourth on the team in batting average and playing a solid centerfield ... Stole a team-best 21 bases out of 22 attempts ... Hit towards the bottom of the order most of the year and really gave UK an offensive spark with her speed ... Batted .319 in 57 games played with 42 starts ... Scored 22 runs ... Stole two bases during the Kajikawa Classic ... Went 1-for-1 against Washington, tapping home once ... Had two hits and three runs scored in the Coke Zero Spartan Classic ... Went 1-for-2 with a run scored and a stolen base vs.â?^Ole Miss ... Recorded a 1-for-2 game with a run scored vs.â?^UNC ... Went 1-for-2 and stole a base vs. Iowa ... Had a single and scored a run against Louisville ... Recorded a hit in all three games of the Southâ?^Carolina series, along with two stolen bases and two runs ... Hit a single in the win over Florida ... Went 2-for-2 in game one of the MTSU doubleheader, and followed going 1-for-2 with two runs scored in game two ... Scored the game-winning run in the seventh inning against Louisville ... Went 2-for-2 in game one of the Alabama series ... Tied for most hits on the team with Joiner (five) and scored three times in Lexingtonâ?^Regional with three stolen bases ... Had a hit in the Tempe Super Regional.

High School:
Talented outfielder who holds several school records at Hillcrest High School in Simpsonville, S.C. ... Played left field and center field in high school ... Helped lead team to state championship in 2012 while finishing top five in the region from 2008-11 ... School records include: most hits in a season with 59 her senior year; most runs in a season with 49 her senior year; most stolen bases in a season with 51 her senior year; highest batting average (.527) and on-base percentage (.569) in a season; highest career batting average (.485) and career on-base percentage (.543); career runs scores with 155; career stolen bases with 140 ... Three-time AAAA Coaches Association for Women's Sports All-State ... 2012 Coaches Association for Women's Sports All-Star ... Four-time AAAA All-Region honoree ... Voted 2012 AAAA Coaches Association for Women's Sports Player of the Year ... Named All-State four times by the High School Sports Report in South Carolina on top of several 2012 Baseball/Softball Player of the Week honors ... Was the High School Sports Report Miss. Softball and Co-Player of the Year her senior year ... Parents are Ruperto and Yolanda Samuel ... Has two siblings ... Athletic family as her dad played football at Kansas, mother was a cheerleader, grandfather and great uncle played baseball for the Dominican Republic and cousin played football at Arkansas ... Plans a major in kinesiology or animal sciences.


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