ATHENS, GA. — Georgia senior Alyssa DiCarlo has become the Bulldogs all-time home runs leader after blasting two home runs on Sunday at Jack Turner Stadium.
DiCarlo reached 59 career homers to bypass the previous mark held by Alisa Goler (2008-11) in a 6-0 victory over Western Illinois.
DiCarlo’s 14 home runs this season put her atop the nation with Mississippi State’s Mia Davidson, who was in action on Sunday night against Mississippi Valley State.
Alyssa DiCarlo hit 21 home runs for UGA last season
Georgia is 23-3 and ranked No. 8 in the nation entering Monday’s 6 p.m. game with Western Illinois in the final game of the UGA Classic.
“I’m super proud of [Alyssa] and all the girls said the same thing in the team room,” associate head coach Tony Baldwin said in a UGA release. “Not only is she a great player but she is a great person and a great teammate. She’s a really good leader and that is what you look for in players. I’m just thankful we get an opportunity to coach her and work with her and proud that she is a Bulldog.
“She has been [an impact player] since she stepped foot at Georgia. We have had a number of really good players go through this program so if you hold a record in just about anything then that is an accomplishment, certainly one as prestigious as home runs. So just proud of her, she’s a great player but she’s a better person.”
DiCarlo, from Glendale, Ariz., is on pace to break the SEC career and single-season home run records with 30 regular-season games remaining along with the league and NCAA tournaments ahed.
Florida’s Lauren Haeger (2012-15) has the league’s career mark with 71 home runs, and former Georgia star Alex Hugo belted a single-season record 25 in 2014.