Pitter and Rushing Named To SWAC All-Tournament Team

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Following the completion of the 2021 Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) Tournament, Alabama A&M women’s soccer has earned a pair of honors as announced by the league on Monday, November 7.
Junior forward Makayla Rushing (Red Oak, Texas.) was named SWAC All-Tournament alongside senior midfielder Tateyana Pitter (Kington, Jamaica)
During AAMU’s SWAC Tournament quarterfinal game against Southern Rushing played in 103 minutes of overtime action and had three shots with two on goal. The following day she aided in the team’s offense by playing all 90 minutes.
Rushing was the leading scorer for the Bulldogs and one of the top offensive threats in the SWAC regular season with 10 goals, three assists and 23 points. She was ranked second in the league in goals and points and started all 19 games for the Bulldogs playing a total of 1,692 minutes.
Entering the Tournament she scored in five straight games for AAMU with her best showing for the season being a hat trick against South Carolina State on September 19. That performance fueled her SWAC Offensive Player of the Week honor on September 22.
Pitter contributed to the Bulldogs ninth shutout of the season and helped AAMU advance to the SWAC Tournament semifinals by playing all 104 minutes of extra time to defeat Southern 1-0. She would return to action the next day and play 83 minutes against GSU.

Pitter was a dominant defending midfielder for the Bulldogs during the regular season, assisting her team to a 9-7-1 overall record and 8-1-0 conference mark and helped produced nine games of one goal or less including eight shutouts.

She was named Defender of the Week on October 27 for having an assist against Southern (10/22) while being a mainstay in the department of defense as the Bulldogs did not allow any goals against Jackson State (10/24) where Pitter played all 90 minutes. She played in 17 and started 12 for Alabama A&M while recording 1,214 minutes on the field.

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