Rolison's Strong Six Innings Lift Ole Miss to Series-Opening Victory
• 2018 C Spire Ferriss Trophy Finalist • 2018 First-Team All-SEC • 2018 MLB Draft Selection (17th Round - San Francisco Giants) • 2017 SEC Player of the Week (Feb. 20)
2018 (Junior): 2018 C Spire Ferriss Trophy Finalist ... First-Team All-SEC outfielder ... Selected in 17th Round of 2018 MLB Draft by San Francisco Giants but will return for senior season ... Started 61 games, batting .350 with 18 doubles and three home runs ... Scored 35 runs and drove in 29 ... Was the toughest player to strike out in the SEC, fanning just 17 times in 237 at-bats ... Started 61 games (52 in right field, five at second base, four at third base) ... Went on a 23-game hitting streak, the second-longest in the SEC in 2018 and tied for the third-longest in program history ... Led Ole Miss with 27 multi-hit games ... Went 2-for-4 with a run scored against Winthrop (2/17) ... Went 3-for-4 with a double, an RBI and a run scored against Murray State (2/27) ... Knocked three doubles and went 3-for-5 in Game 2 at Long Beach State (3/3) ... Went 3-for-4 with two runs scored at Georgia State (3/14) ... Hit first home run of the season and drove in three in SEC opener against Tennessee (3/16) ... Started 23-game hitting streak with 2-for-3 performance at Texas A&M ... Strung together six straight multi-hit games from March 24 at Texas A&M through April 4 at Memphis ... Went 7-for-12 with three doubles, three RBI and two runs scored in Arkansas series (3/29-31) ... Doubled, scored a run and drove in a run as part of 3-for-5 day at Mississippi State (4/7) ... Went 4-for-5 with four runs scored at Vanderbilt (4/13) ... Homered and drove in two runs during 2-for-3 day at Vanderbilt (4/15) ... Homered and doubled as part of 4-for-5 day with three RBI and two runs scored in Game 1 at South Carolina (5/4) ... Doubled in every game of South Carolina series ... Went 2-for-5 with an RBI to help seal sweep in Game 3 against Auburn (5/12) ... Went 2-for-4 in SEC Semifinal win over Texas A&M (5/26) ... Doubled, went 2-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored in NCAA Oxford Regional opener against Saint Louis (6/2).
2017 (Sophomore): Played in 53 games, all starts (51 in center field, two at third base) … Ranked ninth in the SEC with a team-high 17 doubles … Stole a team-best 10 bases, going 10-for-13 in opportunities … Hit .272 with 25 RBI, 23 runs and three home runs … Tallied five outfield assists, which tied a team high … Led Ole Miss with six three-hit games and his 14 multi-hit games matched the second-most among Rebels … Belted a home run in the opening round of the SEC Tournament (5/23) … Tied his career high in hits with three against No. 23 Auburn (5/20) and No. 19 Texas A&M (5/14) ... Hit his second home run of the season against ULM (5/2) ... Smacked three hits, including two doubles, against Mississippi State (3/31) ... Recorded his first home run of the season at No. 19 Kentucky (3/24) ... Tallied three of the team’s six hits, tying a career high, in a win over Furman (3/10) ... Named SEC Player of the Week after hitting .462 with a team-high six hits in the sweep of No. 6 East Carolina (2/20) ... Hit the game-winning two-run double in the series finale (2/19) ... Went 3-for-4 in the season-opening victory over No. 6 East Carolina (2/17).
2016 (Freshman): Played in 53 games, making 48 starts (36 in right field, seven in left field, three at DH, one at third base and one at shortstop) … Hit .265 with 31 runs and 28 RBI … Added five doubles, two home runs and two stolen bases … Recorded four of the Rebels’ 17 outfield assists during the season … Went 2-for-4 and scored two runs to help Ole Miss defeat No. 8 LSU in the series opener (4/28) ... Blasted the game-tying three-run home run in the ninth versus Auburn (4/24) ... Had at least one hit in each game for the third consecutive series (4/22-4/24) ... Tallied at least one hit in each of the three games against Alabama (4/17-4/19) ... Earned a hit in each of the three games in the sweep over No. 21 Arkansas (4/8-4/10) ... Hit his first career home run against Grambling (3/13)... Started for the first time in left field and went 2-for-4 with a run scored (3/9) ... Led the way against Cincinnati, going a perfect 3-for-3 for his first career multi-hit game (3/6) ... Made the first start of his Ole Miss career at shortstop with one hit, one run and four RBI versus FIU (2/21) ... Made his debut appearance as a Rebel (2/20) … NCAA TOURNAMENT (OXFORD REGIONAL): Started both games in right field, batting seventh … Scored a run versus Utah (6/3).
HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Trinity Preparatory School where he lettered four years and was coached by Derek Wolfe and Trevor Berryhill … Tabbed as the 13th-best shortstop in the state of Florida by Perfect Game … Hit .365 throughout his four-year career, including .385 as a sophomore … Named 2015 Honorable Mention All-American and Honorable Mention All-Region (Florida) by Perfect Game … Two-time member of the WWBA All-Tournament Team … Named to the FCSL All-Tournament Team three times … Recorded 19 hits and 12 RBI in 53 at-bats as a senior … Also pitched his senior season, striking out 44 hitters in 43 innings over a span of nine appearances to go along with a 1.14 ERA … Tabbed as a Perfect Game Underclass Third Team All-American as a junior, hitting at a .365 clip … Tabbed as his team’s most valuable player as a junior and senior … Hit .385 as a sophomore and .348 as a freshman … Made the honor roll throughout high school.
PERSONAL: Son of Keith and Anne Olenek … Born: Aug. 4, 1996 … Has one brother, Sean, and two sisters, Jane and Kelsey, who attended Ole Miss … General business major.
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