Harris Named Second Team All-American
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – For the first time in her career, 5th year senior Jyllissa Harris has earned Second Team All-American recognition by the United Soccer Coaches, as announced on Friday.
Harris had an excellent showing in her final year as a Gamecock, highlighted by cementing her name in multiple places within the record books. In the SEC Tournament game against Ole Miss, Harris moved into the No. 1 spot in the NCAA Women’s Soccer record book for all-time career minutes, passing Kaleigh Riehl from Penn State at 8,847 minutes. Harris ended her career with the new record of 9,395 minutes.
As a Gamecock, the 5th year senior became the No. 1 leader in all-time starts (105 consecutive games) and games played (107, No. 3 in the NCAA). She led the team in minutes as a non-goalie (2,177) and finished in the top-10 for career shot % (.208). This season, Harris tied for fifth on the team with two goals, sixth for point (five), and third for game-winning goals (one) as a defender.
Harris was a vital piece to South Carolina’s 14 shutouts this year, and finished her career with 16 goals. She becomes the 16th Gamecock to earn an All-American nod.
This year’s All-Americans will be recognized for their accomplishments at the United Soccer Coaches All-America Ceremony & Reception on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2023, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia in conjunction with the United Soccer Coaches Convention.