Matt Mott's Rebels are ranked in the top 25 of the latest edition of the Soccer America poll.
OXFORD, Miss. - The Ole Miss soccer team cracked the top 25 rankings for the first time in the Matthew Mott era when the Rebels found themselves ranked as the No. 25 team in America when Soccer America released its rankings this week.
Ole Miss is also receiving votes in the other polls, approaching the top 25 in the NSCAA and in Soccer Times. The Rebels are also listed in the projected NCAA Tournament field on TopDrawerSoccer.com and that publication's TDS 64.
"It's nice to be recognized for our early season performance," Mott said. "We're looking forward to playing out the rest of the season. We have a long way to go, and still have work to do to accomplish the goals we have set out for ourselves this season."
The Rebels have gotten off to a quick start to the 2012 campaign, posting a 6-0 record through the first three weeks of competition. Included in those six wins are four shutouts as Ole Miss has kept four straight opponents off the scoreboard with wins over Troy, Louisiana-Lafayette, UALR and Texas Tech. The shutouts have earned sophomore goalkeeper Kelly McCormick back-to-back Defensive Player of the Week honors from the Southeastern Conference.
Ole Miss' offensive production has also been high as the Rebels rank among the league leaders in several categories. Ole Miss is tops in the SEC in goals, assists, shots and points. Several individuals also rank among the top in the SEC. Junior Mandy McCalla leads the SEC with six goals and is also tops in the league in shots and points, while junior Rafaelle Souza and freshman Olivia Harrison also rank in the top 10 in the SEC in points and goals. Freshman Sara Coleman is currently tied for second in assists with four.
The Rebels will close out non-conference play on Friday night against UAB at 7:30 p.m. at the Ole Miss Soccer Stadium. Admission is free to the public.
Fans of Ole Miss and soccer can keep up with everything going on with the team at OleMissSports.com or can follow the team and join in the conversation on Twitter by following @OleMissSoccer. Fans can also "like" the Rebels on Facebook at Ole Miss Soccer.
Ole Miss head football coach Hugh Freeze will team with former All-SEC basketball player Sean Tuohy to represent the Rebels for the fourth straight year and compete for a share of the $520,000 total purse in the ninth annual Chick-fil-A... read more
Ole Miss Athletics Week in ReviewApril 14-20, 2015Men's Tennis- Ole Miss downed No. 22 Vanderbilt 4-1 to advance to the SEC Tournament semifinals for the 16th time in program history.- The Rebels rallied to take the doubles point and then got... read more
With a split of road matches at South Carolina and No. 8 Georgia, the Ole Miss men's tennis team moved up one spot to No. 13 in the nation entering the Southeastern Conference Men's Tennis Championship this week in College... read more
Ole Miss Athletics Week in Review April 7-13, 2015 Baseball - Ole Miss finished the week with a 2-2 mark to remain a .500 overall record for the season (18-18) as well as 7-8 in SEC play. After dropping a... read more
The baseball team claimed claimed their second series of the second over the nation's top-ranked team in dramatic fashion. The football team wrapped up spring practice. And the men's and women's tennis teams closed out their respective regular seasons and... read more
At one point, co-offensive coordinator Dan Werner said, all three quarterbacks had completed around 66 percent of their passes, a testament to how close the competition has been this spring. Going into the Grove Bowl, Freeze said one had a... read more
Former Ole Miss head coach Billy Brewer almost did not sign Chucky Mullins, whose memory has been honored with the Chucky Mullins Courage Award. Nate Wayne, a four-year letterman for the Rebels and the 1997 recipient of the award, who... read more
#RebelNation here are the Red and Blue rosters for tomorrow's Regions Bank Grove Bowl. See you there! pic.twitter.com/FZptUEkW4P-- Ole Miss Football (@OleMissFB) April 10, 2015 Three areas to watch as Ole Miss splits into two teams for the annual Regions... read more
Junior cornerback Tee Shepard's story has been well-documented. Shepard is hearing impaired, but since he has arrived at Ole Miss, he has been the beneficiary of new hearing technology that has allowed him to hear sounds, such as a coach's... read more
Ole Miss Athletics Week in ReviewMarch 31-April 6, 2015Baseball - Ole Miss finished the week with a 2-2 mark to remain a .500 overall record for the season (16-16). - The Rebels claimed a midweek victory over Memphis before dropping... read more
Six former Rebels begin the 2015 Major League Baseball on opening day rosters. Chris Coghlan, Zack Cozart and Seth Smith all started or are slated to start on opening day for their respective teams. Lance Lynn and Drew Pomeranz will begin the season... read more