Gretchen Harknett became the first All-Freshman team selection since 2010 on Monday.
Nov. 4, 2013
OXFORD, Miss. – A trio of Rebels were honored with All-Southeastern Conference honors by the league’s coaches Monday as Gretchen Harknett, Mandy McCalla and Rafaelle Souza were all tabbed for recognition, the conference office announced.
McCalla and Souza were named as All-SEC First Team selections by the league’s coaches, while Harknett was named to the All-Freshman team. Souza was also named the SEC Scholar Athlete of the Year after posting a 3.75 GPA while majoring in Engineering and can graduate after only three years at Ole Miss.
It marks the second year in a row for McCalla and Souza to garner All-SEC honors from the league coaches after the duo led the SEC in goals and points last season to help the Rebels to a quarterfinal appearance in the SEC Tournament and a 13-win season.
This year, the duo stepped up the production to help the Rebels to a fourth-place finish in the league standings and tied the school record for wins in the regular season with a 14-4-2 record on the year.
Souza finished the regular season with 18 goals and 42 points, and was second in the league in goals behind SEC Player of the Year Savannah Jordan of Florida. The 42 points is best in the league as Souza also added six assists on the season, the eighth most in the league.
The senior from Salvador, Brazil, hit six game-winners this season, including the game-winning goals against Northwestern State, at Arkansas, UALR, at No. 25 LSU, against Alabama and Mississippi State. She also notched multiple-goals in seven games.
Souza now has 40 goals for her career, putting her second on the all-time list for goals in a career at Ole Miss.
McCalla finished right behind Souza with 13 goals on the season to match her total from a year ago. The senior from Fayetteville, Ga., has hit five game-winning goals for the Rebels this season, including the game-winner at Saint Louis, at Kennesaw State, against Memphis, at No. 20 Georgia and against Vanderbilt.
With her 13 goals this season, McCalla now has 35 for her career and is fourth on the all-time goal list at Ole Miss heading into the postseason.
Harknett becomes the first member of the SEC All-Freshman team since McCalla was named to the team as a freshman in 2010. The defender played the entire duration of a match on nine different occasions this season and helped the Rebels post eight shutout victories.
Ole Miss will return to action Wednesday as the Rebels open post-season play at the SEC Tournament against the Kentucky Wildcats. Opening kick in the match is set for 7:30 p.m. at the Orange Beach SportsPlex in Orange Beach, Ala.
Although they will not begin competing for the Rebels until the fall, several members of the 2015 signing class have arrived at Ole Miss to begin their college journey this summer. The first of two summer sessions offered at the... read more
Ole Miss Athletics Week in ReviewApril 28-May 4, 2015Baseball - The Rebels started the week defeating the Bulldogs, 11-1 in the annual Governor's Cup. The 10-run win for the Rebels marked the largest margin of victory in the 36-year history... read more
Welcome to Pittsburgh...and welcome to #SteelersNation, @Quez_G! #SteelersDraft pic.twitter.com/oY8wZc10Kk-- Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) May 2, 2015 Congrats Senquez Golson! Drafted 56th overall in the 2015 #NFLDRAFT by the Pittsburgh Steelers. #HottyToddy #FinsUp pic.twitter.com/EPGayDNOu7-- Ole Miss Football (@OleMissFB) May 2, 2015 Ole... read more
Six men with ties to Ole Miss were part of the inaugural class of 25 athletes and coaches inducted into the Scott County Hall of Fame this past Saturday at Roosevelt State Park in Morton. It is believed that this... read more
In a tie for 7th place at 7-under, @OleMissFB takes home $30,000 in charity and scholarship. #CFAPBGolf pic.twitter.com/qd0JzilyYR-- #CFAPBGolf (@CFAPeachBowl) April 28, 2015 The Ole Miss team of head football coach Hugh Freeze and Sean Tuohy turned in a strong... read more
The Ole Miss men's and women's tennis team learned their postseason destinations, as the men's and women's NCAA Tournament fields were announced Tuesday. The men, ranked No. 13 in the nation, are the No. 14 overall seed and will be... read more
Ole Miss Athletics Week in ReviewApril 21-27, 2015Baseball - During the five-game homestand, Ole Miss went 3-2 with a midweek win over Central Arkansas as well as claiming a weekend series over Alabama. - The Rebels recorded 68 hits throughout... read more
With a distance of 287-yards, the 2015 #CFAPBGolf Coaches Division Long Drive Champion is @CoachHughFreeze! pic.twitter.com/ProCdgbbg9-- #CFAPBGolf (@CFAPeachBowl) April 27, 2015 Ole Miss head football coach Hugh Freeze took home the long drive title at the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Challenge... read more
Hugh Freeze and Ross Bjork embarked on the Rebel Road Trip, the baseball team claimed their weekend series over Alabama that featured the largest crowd of the season and the football program's NFL presence is expected to grow with the... read more
Ole Miss swept a doubleheader Saturday, defeating Alabama 10-2 in Game One and 4-0 in Game Two. As a pitching staff, the Rebels allowed just one earned run and scattered a combined 12 hits with 17 strikeouts compared to just... read more
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