2012: Named a Third-Team All-America selection and SEC Offensive Player of the Year by CollegeSportsMadness.com ... Named an All-SEC second team selection by the league's coaches ... Also named to the SEC Community Service Team ... Led the SEC in goals scored (13) and points (33), tying with teammate Rafaelle Souza ... Took 81 shots on the season, 42 of them on goal, including a season-high eight shots at Mississippi State (10/25) ... Tallied a season-high four points on three occasions: vs. UALR (8/31), Arkansas (9/14) and LSU (10/19) as she scored a season-high two goals in each match ... Hit the game-winning shot four times: vs. Saint Louis (8/17), Texas Tech (9/2), UAB (9/7) and at Alabama (9/23) on a penalty kick ... Tallied seven assists on the year with a single assist in seven different matches ... Played 1,821 minutes to lead all forwards/midfielders ... Played the full 90 minutes on eight occasions and a season-high 104 minutes in a double overtime match at Mississippi State (10/25) ... Connected on two PK's going 2-for-2 on the year with a successful PK against Texas Tech (9/2) and on the game-winner at Alabama (9/23) ...
2011: Started all 19 games for the Rebels ... Ended the year third on the team in points with 14 and second on the team in goals with five ... Recorded goals against Jackson State, UAB, Auburn, and two against Mississippi State ... Also recorded four assists on the year ... Finished the year second on the team with 44 shots ... Scored one game-winning goal during the season against Mississippi State ... Played a career-high 102 minutes in an overtime tie against Wright State ... Played full matches in seven games and played over 80 minutes in 11 games.
2010: Named to the SEC All-Freshman team ... Started all 20 games during her first season with the Rebels ... Finished the year second on the team in points (14) on four goals and a team-leading six assists ... Tied with Erin Emerson and Dylan Jordan for the team lead in shots with 53 ... Recorded five points (two goals, one assist) in the Rebels' 5-1 win over McNeese State ... Recorded two assists in a 3-0 win over Southern Miss ... Recorded four points (one goal, two assists) in the 4-4 double overtime come-from-behind tie against Arkansas ... Finished the year with four multi-point games ... Converted her first career penalty kick attempt versus Arkansas ... Logged nine full games during the year ... Was named to the All-Tournament team at the Inn at St. Mary's Classic in South Bend, Ind. ... Ended the year tied for 10th in the SEC in assists (six) ... Named to the SEC First-Year Freshman Honor Roll and to the Chancellor's Honor Roll for both the Fall and the Spring after recording a 4.0 GPA each semester.
HIGH SCHOOL: Led Starr's Mill High School to the 2010 Georgia state championship, scoring both goals in the 2-1 title game win over Erin Emerson's squad ... Helped Starr's Mill earn a No. 18 national ranking by ESPN RISE, as the team was 21-2 overall her senior year ... 2010 Georgia Soccer Coaches Association 4A Player of the Year ... Participated in the 2010 Georgia All-Star game ... Named a 2009 High School All-America honorable mention by ESPN RISE ... Also participated in basketball ... Four-year honor roll student.
CLUB TEAM: Helped the AFC Lightning to a state championship and the club's first Southeastern Region championship and U.S. Youth Soccer National Championships appearance in 2010 ... Region finals appearance in 2009 ... Region semifinal berths in 2006 and 2008 and a quarterfinal appearance in 2007.
PERSONAL: Born Nov. 20, 1991 ... Full name is Amanda Rose McCalla ... Daughter of John and Monica McCalla ... Enrolled in the College of Liberal Arts ... Her older sister, Laura, played soccer at UAB.
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