SEC SOCCER PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
Rafaelle Souza, Ole Miss
F • 5-8• Sr. • Salvador, Brazil
Souza hit the game-winner for the Rebels to lift Ole Miss to a win over in-state and claim the Magnolia Cup. It was the fifth game-winner of the year for Souza. The two goals moved her to 18 for the season and 40 for her three-year career. The 40 goals is second all-time in Ole Miss history and one shy of tying the record for goals in a career at Ole Miss. It’s the seventh multiple-goal game of the year for Souza. The win also tied the most wins in a regular season ever for an Ole Miss team, matching the 14 wins put together by the 2005 team. The win also locked the Rebels into a fourth place finish in the SEC standings, the highest finish since the 2009 season
Christen Westphal, Florida
D • 5-6 • So. • Brecksville, Ohio
Center back Christen Westphal’s 40-yard free kick was the Gators’ first score in a 5-1 win at Georgia to end regular-season play. The win pushed Florida’s SEC record to 9-2, which tied the Gators with Texas A&M for the league title. The goal was the first of Westphal’s collegiate career. In the span of five days, Westphal turned in an assist on Florida’s second goal in a key 2-0 win over Texas A&M on Oct. 27 and then added Florida’s first goal in a must-win match to keep SEC title hopes alive. Westphal leads the Gators in 2013 with her average of 89.17 minutes per match. She has started every match but the opener of her freshman campaign.
Savannah Jordan, Florida
F • 5-7• Fr. • Fayetteville, Ga.
Jordan scored twice in the opening half in Florida’s 5-1 win at Georgia on Halloween. Her first came when junior Havana Solaun led her with a pass which Jordan jostled with her defender to eventually gain control to score from 14 yards. Her final goal of the half also came off a Solaun assist – this time off a corner kick which Jordan headed in. Her season goals total now stands at 20 – one more that Abby Wambach in her freshman season with the Gators in 1998. It is the second-highest total among Gator freshmen in the program’s 19-year history, trailing the 23 turned in by Andi Sellers in 1997. Her total is also the league’s highest since Mandy Heintz turned in 23 in 2002 and is tied for second among NCAA Division I goal scorers.