Ole Miss goalie Ronaldi earns weekly SEC honor

Senior goalkeeper Alley Ronaldi was named SEC Defensive Player of the Week, the SEC announced Monday morning.

Ronaldi helped Ole Miss to wins at Texas Tech and over Jackson State this weekend. At Texas Tech she helped the Rebels post a 1-0 win in a tough road game to earn her first shutout of the year.

She has started all three games for the Rebels and she and fellow keeper Kelly McCormick have not allowed a goal this year. The Ole Miss goalkeeping staff has not allowed a goal in 270 minutes which marks the longest scoreless streak to start the year since the 2003 season. Ronaldi has helped Ole Miss to a 3-0 record to start the year.

This is the second career SEC Defensive Player of the Week honor for Ronaldi. She was also named SEC Defensive Player of the Week in 2009.

Auburn’s Tatiana Coleman was named SEC Offensive Player of the Week while Kentucky’s Arin Gilliland was named SEC Freshman of the Week.

Ole Miss Media Relations

Click video to hear audio