Just one day after being announced as First Team All-MACCC honorees, Northwest Mississippi Community College women’s soccer goalkeeper Anna Kathryn Harrell and sophomore defender Raylin Dixon have also been chosen for the All-NJCAA Region 23 Team.
Harrell made an impact right way during a stellar freshman campaign, shattering nearly every previous single-season and career record set by Northwest goalkeepers. The Tupelo native collected 19 wins on the season with 18 shutouts posted, including one in the national tournament against Rock Valley College. Harrell also recorded 71 saves on the season, while allowing only five goals.
Harrell also earned MACCC Goalkeeper of the Week honors an unprecedented six times throughout the season, while also being named NJCAA Goalkeeper of the Week twice.
Dixon collected first team all-conference honors for the second consecutive season, as the Brandon native was once again the anchor of one of the best defensive units in the country. The Northwest back line allowed just five goals all season, one of the lowest totals in the NJCAA Division II ranks, while Dixon herself also added three assists on the season and the game-winning goal in the Lady Rangers’ regular season finale at Pearl River.
Earlier this month, Northwest coach James Beattie was chosen as the Region 23 Coach of the Year, following the Lady Rangers’ tournament championship win against Pearl River. Beattie guided Northwest to a 21-2 overall record, a co-MACCC championship and the program’s second consecutive appearance in the NJCAA Division II Women’s Soccer Championship tournament.