Ole Miss Takes Early Lead, Falls at No. 8 Tennessee in Series Opener
2014 (Senior): Named first team All-Region (south) by the NFCA, becoming just the fifth Rebel to ever be named All-Region, and the second Rebel to ever make first team All-Region ... Named second team All-SEC for the second time in her career, becoming just the third Rebel in school history to be named All-SEC multiple times in her career ... Drafted in the fifth round (20th overall) of the NPF College Draft by the Chicago Bandits ... Named second team All-SEC by College Sports Madness ... Led the team and was third in the SEC with a .424 batting average ... Had a team-high 61 hits, which is the fourth most in single-season program history ... Had at least one hit in 37 of the 48 games she played in this season, including 18 games with multiple hits ... Led the team with 35 runs scored, tied for the fifth most in single-season history ... Sixth in the SEC with a .522 on-base percentage ... Was second on the team with 10 doubles ... Stole eight bases ... Had a career-long 11-game hitting streak (3/19-4/11) and a nine-game hitting streak (2/18-3/3) ... Went 2-3 with a home run, two RBIs, one run and one walk in game two at Tennessee ... Had an RBI, two walks and a SB in the opener vs. LSU ... Went 2-3 with with a career-high tying four RBIs, a career-hight tying three runs and a double in game two vs. Alcorn State ... Had two hits, including a double, and scored two runs in the finale vs. No. 11 UK ... Had one hit, scored one run and walked at least once in each game at South Carolina ... Had two doubles, two RBIs and a run scored in game two vs. Arkansas ... Hit a three-run HR in the series opener vs. Arkansas, finishing 2-3 with two runs and three RBIs ... Went 2-4 with a solo HR vs. Louisiana Tech ... Went 2-3 with a double and one run in game one at Florida ... Was 2-4 with two runs scored vs. Utah State ... Went 2-4 vs. Saint Louis with a career-high tying two doubles and a season-high three RBI ... Had a 3-4 day vs. Northern Colorado ... Went 4-5 in game two at Southern Miss ... Was a perfect 3-3 with two RBI and a double in the Rebels' first game at Southern Miss ... Went 3-4 vs. Western Carolina with two runs and one RBI ... Had a 2-3 day vs. Kansas with a run and a double ... Went 2-4 with a run scored vs. Georgetown (2/9) ... Was a perfect 3-3 with two RBI and a walk vs. Georgetown (2/8) ... Went 2-3 with a walk at FGCU ... Was voted one of three captains by her teammates.
2013 (Junior): Hit .306 ... Had a nine-game hitting streak (2/15-2/23), which ties for the seventh longest in program history ... Hit a team-high tying seven home runs ... Her 42 runs are the most in Ole Miss single season history ... Third on the team with 48 hits ... Third on the team with 26 RBI ... Second on the team with an on base pct. of .424 ... Had 17 stolen bases, tied for the seventh most in program history for a single season ... Belted out two home runs in the series opening win over Texas A&M, going 2-3 on the night with three runs and three RBI ... Went 2-2 with a run vs. ULM ... Was 2-3 in the series finale vs. Florida, including an RBI double ... Went 3-5 with two runs, two RBI and one home run at Belmont ... Was 1-2 with a solo home run in a win at Kentucky ... Named to the UCF Holiday Inn Select Spring Fling All-Tournament Team, batting .500 (8-16), with three doubles, a triple and three RBI ... Was a perfect 3-3 with two runs scored, two RBI, one double, one triple and two sac bunts vs. UConn ... Went 3-4 vs. Villanova with two doubles, two runs, one RBI and two stolen bases ... Hit a solo home run in game one vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff ... Finished 3-4 against UT-Martin, including a solo home run and a walk-off two-run double in the bottom of the eighth ... Hit her first home run of the season in game two vs. Southern Miss ... Was 2-3 with an RBI in game one vs. Southern Miss ... Named to the Mardi Gras Invitational All-Tournament Team ... Was 2-3 with three runs scored, an RBI, and a career-high three stolen bases vs. Jackson State ... Finished 3-3 vs. Lamar with a pair of runs scored and two RBI ... Was 2-2 in the Rebels' second game against Saint Mary's, knocking in three RBI ... Named Preseason All-SEC.
2012 (Sophomore): Earned second-team All-SEC honors from the league's coaches ... Started 42 games for the Rebels before missing the final 12 due to injury ... Finished with the team's highest batting average percentage (.374) for the second straight season ... Her .560 on-base percentage would have led the conference if she had enough at-bats to qualify ... Led the team with a .372 batting average, 13 runs scored and a .578 on-base percentage in SEC play despite missing eight conference games due to injury ... Also led the team in runs scored with 33 and produced the third most RBIs on the squad with 26 ... Stole 13 bases in 13 attempts and posted a team-best .556 slugging percentage ... Collected 37 hits in 99 at-bats ... Smashed a home run against Kentucky (4/18) ... Walked twice, stole two bases and scored two runs versus Mississippi State (4/15) ... Hit a solo homer at No. 6 Florida (4/7) ... Went 2-for-3 with a double and a run scored against Jackson State (4/3) ... Went 2-for-3 with a triple and drove in a run against No. 24 Auburn (3/31) ... Recorded two hits, two walks and an RBI at No. 1 Alabama (3/17) ... Knocked in two runs and stole a base against Colorado State (3/10) ... Went 2-for-3 with two doubles and two RBI at No. 10 Stanford (3/9) ... Scored two runs, picked up two RBI and stole a base at Arkansas (3/7) ... Homered and drove in a career-high four RBI against Tennessee-Chattanooga (3/2) ... Went 3-for-3 with a double, three runs scored and a steal against Texas-San Antonio (2/24) ... Went 1-for-1 with an RBI single, two walks and three runs scored versus Stephen F. Austin (2/11).
2011 (Freshman): As a freshman led the Rebels with a .315 batting average and 10 doubles en route to Freshman All-SEC honors ... Finished second on the team with seven steals in eight attempts and a .441 slugging percentage ... Collected 35 hits in 111 at-bats ... Went 2-for-3 with a double versus No. 5 Alabama (5/7) ... Posted an RBI and collected two hits at Mississippi State (4/1) ... Stole a base and scored a run at No. 22 Auburn (3/25) ... Scored a season-high two runs, stole a base and connected on a double in a doubleheader versus Alcorn State (3/1) ... Went 2-for-2 with a triple versus Western Kentucky (2/26) ... Picked up two RBIs and scored a run versus Austin Peay (2/25) ... Posted a career-high three RBIs versus Indiana (2/20) ... Swiped a season-high two bases and collected season-best three-hits versus Cal St. Bakersfield (2/12).
High School: Named to ESPNU Top 25 player in the nation ... Earned second team all-state underclass honors as a junior after posting a .437 batting average, four home runs and 21 runs scored and helping lead the Knights to the 2009 Sea View League championship ... Also earned first team All-Country honors from the Orange Country Register and second team All-CIF Division I honors from the CIF-SS Softball Coaches' Association ... Also participated in basketball where she was named team MVP ... Named to the Honor Roll as a student ... Honored as "Most Inspirational" and "Solid as a Rock" on her softball team.
Club Team: Played for the So Cal Athletics ... Won the First Premier National Title in 2010.
Personal: Full name is Rebekah Taylor Cantillo ... Born February 1, 1992 ... Daughter of Rosie and Joe Cantillo ... Majoring in Psychology ... Named to the UMAA Honor Roll in Fall 2011 ... Member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes ... Sister Chelsea Cantillo played softball at Georgia ... Enjoys biking, skateboarding and extreme sports.
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