Souza To Represent Rebels, Brazil Against US Women's National Team

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Rafelle Souza will take the field Sunday with the Brazilian National Team.

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Rafelle Souza will take the field Sunday with the Brazilian National Team.
OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM

Nov. 9, 2013

OXFORD, Miss. – Senior forward Rafaelle Souza of the Ole Miss soccer team will represent the Rebels and her home nation of Brazil when she takes the field for the Brazilian Women’s National Team at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in a match against the U.S. Women’s National Team.

Souza was called up by her national team and flew out to meet the squad in Orlando, Fla., Thursday evening. There she met up with the team to get acclimated before the Sunday match against the United States in front of more than 15,000 fans and broadcast by NBC.

“We’re excited for Rafa to get called back into service with the Brazilian National Team,” said Ole Miss head coach Matthew Mott. “It’s a great honor to represent your country on an international level, and exciting to get the chance to do that against the United States. She’s been a huge part of our success this season and we look forward to watching her compete on Sunday and then having her rejoin the squad later this week.”

“We’re really proud of Rafa and what she’s accomplished,” said fellow senior Erin Emerson. “This is a great opportunity for her and the future and her career. We’ll be glad to have her back on the field when we start NCAA Tournament play next weekend, but we’re excited she got this opportunity. She’s a great player who goes at people and scores and we’ll be glad to have her back on the field with us.”

Souza was named the Southeastern Conference Scholar Athlete of the Year earlier this week and also picked up first team All-SEC honors from the league’s coaches. She helped lead the Rebels to a 15-5-2 mark at this point of the season and an appearance in the semifinals of the conference tournament.

The 15 wins ties the school record for most wins in a season at Ole Miss as the Rebels finished fourth in the SEC standings with a conference record of 7-3-1.

Souza tallied 19 goals this season and is tied for first on the all-time goal scoring list at Ole Miss with 41 for her career. That mark ties Sarah Comeaux for the record, matching her mark set in 1996. Souza’s 19 goals this season is second best in the Southeastern Conference and she also ranks among the league leaders in points with 44 for the season.

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