Souza Named Scholar All-America By NSCAA Junior Forward Continues To Reel In Accolades
Rafaelle Souza was named a Scholar All-America selection by the NSCAA.
Dec. 17, 2012
OXFORD, Miss. – Junior forward Rafaelle Souza continued to pull in accolades for her performance both on the field of play and in the classroom when she was named a Scholar All-America selection by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.
Souza, who has already been named the Co-Scholar Athlete of the Year in the Southeastern Conference and a Capital One Academic All-District selection, added to the list of achievements when she was tabbed as a second team Scholar All-America by the NSCAA.
“We’re certainly very proud of Rafaelle and everything she has accomplished,” said Ole Miss head coach Matt Mott. “She embodies all of the characteristics you think of when we talk about being a student-athlete. To earn All-SEC and All-Region honors on the field this season while maintaining a high GPA in Engineering is a tremendous accomplishment. We couldn’t be more excited for her.”
The native of Salvador, Brazil, holds a 3.72 grade point average in Engineering at the University of Mississippi. She was one of only three players from the SEC to earn a spot on one of the three Scholar All-America teams from the NSCAA.
She is the fifth player in Ole Miss history to earn Scholar All-America honors from the NSCAA and the most recent since Danielle Johnson was selected as a recipient in 2009. Other Rebels earning a spot on the Scholar All-America team include Jessica O’Neill (2000), Jennifer Soileau (2000) and Kristal Menard (2003).
Souza helped lead the Rebels this season with 13 goals and 33 points, tying for the league lead in both categories along with teammate Mandy McCalla. She also finished in the top 10 in the SEC in assists (7) as the Rebels advanced to the quarterfinals of the SEC Tournament.
It was the 14th appearance in the SEC Tournament in program history for Ole Miss, but only the fifth time for the Rebels to advance past the first round of play.
Souza delivered four game-winning goals on the season against Louisiana-Lafayette, UALR, Arkansas and LSU. Her game-winner against LSU came with 43 seconds left to give the Rebels a 1-0 victory over the Tigers and put Ole Miss into the quarterfinals of the SEC Tournament.
The Ole Miss tennis program continues it's rich tradition under head coach Billy Chadwick of producing the best player in the country's toughest conference. Today, the SEC office announced junior and two-time All-American Nik Scholtz as the Southeastern Conference Player... read more
Moving along chronologically, today we delve into the top 10 moments of Ole Miss men's tennis coach Billy Chadwick continuing with the 2005 season, which was one of the most exciting seasons in Ole Miss tennis history. In 2005, the... read more
On this Monday we take a look at moment No. 11 of the top moments in Billy Chadwick's career. This moment encompasses a year full of great accomplishments that Chadwick made the norm for the Ole Miss tennis program. In... read more
Ole Miss Athletics Week in ReviewApril 14-20, 2014Baseball- Ole Miss went 1-2 last week vs. No. 7 LSU, dropping a 13-inning affair in the series opener before taking game two and falling in the series finale.- Ole Miss became the... read more
Earlier this baseball season, Ole Miss tied a game on a dropped fly ball with two outs in the bottom of the ninth, which was a case of deja vu for Ole Miss fan Curtis Wilkie, who remembered the same... read more
Sam Smith posted his eighth straight quality start, but it was not enough, as LSU shut out Ole Miss 2-0 Saturday afternoon to take the three-game series. It was the first time that the Rebels had been shutout since a... read more
LSU looked to have gotten out of a bases-loaded jam in the fourth, but right fielder Mark Laird dropped a fly ball in foul territory that would have been the final out and send the game to the fifth down... read more
For eight innings, Chris Ellis dueled Aaron Nola, the Southeastern Conference's leader in strikeouts (84) and earned run average (0.70) to a draw, as he left with the game with the score tied at 2-2. It was the eighth time... read more