Ole Miss lands four spots on United Soccer Coaches regional squad
KANSAS CITY, Missouri – After one of the most successful seasons in program history, Ole Miss had four players named to the United Soccer Coaches All-Southeast Region squad on Monday, with Channing foster, Molly martin, Ashley Orkus and Haleigh stackpole to be honored.
Foster and Orkus both landed in the first team for the second time in as many years, while Stackpole received their second nod from across the region, moving up to the second team after receiving the third team laurels. there is a season. Starting her fifth year in Rouge et Marine, Martin earned the All-Region designation for the first time in her career as the team’s second winner. All four players were also named All-SEC, the highest number of representatives of any Rebel conferences in the history of the program.
One of the most powerful goalscorers the SEC has seen in recent memory, Foster became the first player in league history to be named All-SEC five times in a career after scoring nine goals and helped six others. Counting exactly 100 games at Ole Miss, Foster finished with 44 career goals, tying rebel legend Rafaelle Souza for the second-most in program history. Fourth-round selection in the NWSL Draft, the Murray, Kentucky native will then transition to the pro ranks with the Chicago Red Stars.
Two-time SEC Goalkeeper of the Year, Orkus started all 21 games between the posts for the Rebs, earning 11 wins with six clean sheets. Orkus has a 1.34 goals-against average, posting a 0.724 save percentage with 76 saves. The eldest also showed up to shoot most of the free kicks near the midfield, delivering the fourth assist of her career.
A four-year-old debutant and a key contributor throughout her five seasons, Martin ended her rebellious career on the highest of marks. The Evangelical Christian School product led the Rebels with 10 goals in its final season, having totaled just nine goals in its first four seasons combined, also with an assist. For her efforts, Martin was named All-SEC for the first time in her career.
Already a winner of all regions a season ago, Stackpole has established herself as one of the country’s most dynamic playmakers as a senior. The Bowling Green, Kentucky native has scored five goals during the season but left her biggest mark as a supplier, placing third in the country in the regular season with 16 assists, most in the DRY. Stackpole was instrumental in 21 of Ole Miss’s 36 goals, the SEC’s most player count.
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