Position
Outfield
Height
5'3
Class
Senior
Hometown
LaPorte, Texas
B/T
L
High School
LaPorte HS

2010 NFCA All-South Region Second Team
2010 All-SEC Second Team
2010 All-SEC Defensive Team
2010 All-Louisiana Second Team
2010 USA Softball Player of the Year Watch List
LSWA Hitter of the Week (April 1 & 13, 2010)
2010 Purple & Gold Challenge All-Tournament Team & Tournament MVP
2009 All-LSWA Second Team
SEC Player of the Week (March 23, 2009)
NFCA National Player of the Week (March 24, 2009)
LSWA Hitter of the Week (March 25, 2009)
LSU Female Student-Athlete of the Week (March 26, 2009)
2009 USA Softball Player of the Year Watch List
2009 Preseason All-SEC Team
2008 NFCA Second-Team All-South Region
2008 First-Team All-SEC
2008 LSWA First-Team All-Louisiana
2008 SEC Player of the Week (April 29)
2008 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2007 NCAA Tempe Super Regional All-Tournament Team
2007 NCAA Palo Alto Regional Tournament MVP
2007 SEC All-Freshman Team
2007 SEC All-Tournament Team

SENIOR SEASON (2010)
One of five Tigers to play in 60 games … 42 of her 60 starts came in right field … LSU was 10-0 when Mitchell started at left field … Missed Kentucky game (May 13) at SEC Tournament to snap a stretch of 205 consecutive starts dating back to Florida finale (March 18, 2007) during her freshman season … Batted .331 (60-for-181) with seven home runs and a team-best 45 RBIs … Second on the team in hits (60), runs scored (39), walks (31), stolen bases (19) and multi-hit games (16) … Became LSU’s all-time home run leader to eclipse Leslie Klein … Ripped a team-high 13 doubles to finish ninth in the SEC … 36 of her 60 hits came against RPI Top 50 foes, while her 45 RBIs were just outside the SEC’s Top 10 … Paced team with 14 multi-RBI efforts to finish with 47 for her career, second in program history only behind Klein … Her 122 career walks also were a program record … Finished among LSU’s Top 7 in career on-base percentage (.436), slugging percentage (.573), total bases (392), hits (229), RBIs (174), runs scored (172) and doubles (52) … Hit safely in nine of her first 12 outings (Feb. 12-24) highlighted by a 3-for-4 effort and a RBI against No. 19 North Carolina (Feb. 13) … Platted a pair of runs on a double during LSU’s home opener against Louisiana-Monroe (Feb. 17) … Her single set the table for the Tigers five-run fourth inning against Oklahoma State (Feb. 20) … Finished strong with 37 of her RBIs during her last 43 outings (March 5-May 22) sparked by a 77-point batting average climb (March 5-May 8) … Her 25 RBIs in SEC games were fifth … Notched three straight multi-RBI performances on a 5-for-7 run with six runs scored en route to Purple & Gold Challenge MVP honors (March 5-6) … Was 3-for-4 with three RBIs in middle game at South Carolina (March 13) … Ripped a two-run homer to finish a 3-for-3 day with two runs during Auburn finale (March 21) to start run of four straight multi-hit games … Matched a career-best going 4-for-4 with three runs and three RBIs at Southeastern Louisiana (March 23) … Connected for all three RBIs, including a two-run long ball during the sixth inning of LSU’s 4-3 setback at No. 6 Alabama (April 7) … Compiled six hits and six RBIs during seven-game stint as leadoff hitter (April 10-21) … Platted game-tying run with a fifth inning RBI single in game two against Arkansas (April 17) … Posted back-to-back three RBI efforts fueled by first inning dingers during games one and two at Kentucky(April 24-25) … Went 2-for-4 with two RBIs to open series against No. 8 Georgia (April 29) … Belted two-run double during LSU’s four-run fifth inning against No. 4 Alabama (May 15) to pull the Tigers back to 4-3 during SEC Championship game … Notched 1-for-10 weekend with a walk at NCAA Baton Rouge Regional (May 21-22). 

JUNIOR SEASON (2009)
One of four players to start all 53 games primarily in right field … Also recorded five starts in left field and designated player … Batted .306 with three home runs and drove home a team-best 38 RBIs … Shared team-lead with 10 multi-RBI games … Ranked sixth and recorded 23 of her 38 RBIs in conference play … Drew 32 walks en route to a .438 on-base percentage … Ranked ninth and tallied a .479 on-base mark against league opponents … Knocked a team-best 11 doubles … Went 6-for-6 in the stolen base department … Turned in a 2-for-4 performance with two RBIs and two runs scored at Hawai`i (Feb. 7) … Platted game-winning run on a RBI-single in eighth inning against No. 5 Texas A&M (Feb. 14) … Posted walks in eight straight games (Feb. 21-March 8) … Belted go-ahead, two-run home run in fourth inning of series opener against Kentucky (March 7) … Fueled five-run, fifth inning with a bases clearing double during 6-5 game two comeback victory over No. 2 Alabama (March 18) … Racked up eight RBIs in the Mississippi State series (March 21-22) highlighted by a three-run homer in the series opener … Went 2-for-4 with three RBIs in the series finale … Put together a season-long seven-game hitting streak (April 5-15) … Compiled a 5-for-7 doubleheader with four RBIs against Southeastern Louisiana (April 15) … Notched three RBIs on a pair of doubles during 3-2 win in series opener at Auburn (May 2) … Started all four NCAA Tempe Regional games … Went 1-for-2 with a run scored against Cal State Fullerton (May 15) … Scored two runs in 10-2 victory over No. 9 Arizona State (May 16).

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2008)
Played and started in all 62 games … Named to the NFCA All-South Region second team and was a first-team All-SEC selection … Also selected to the All-Louisiana first team … Earned SEC Player of the Week honors on April 29 … Tied for 20th in the NCAA in sacrifice flies and ranked 53rd in RBIs per game, 68th in slugging percentage, 80th in runs per game and 95th in doubles per game … Ranked in the top 10 in the SEC in almost every offensive category, including batting average, slugging percentage, hits, RBIs, runs scored, doubles, triples and home runs … Led the team in batting average with the seventh highest mark in school history … Recorded the second highest single-season slugging percentage in school history … Posted the seventh most RBIs and sixth most total bases in a single season in LSU history … Also led the team in runs scored … Tied for the team lead in triples and home runs, posting the sixth most single-season home runs in school history … Ranked second on the team in doubles … Moved into the top 10 in LSU history in career doubles, currently tied for seventh and only nine away from the record … Led the team with 22 multiple-hit games … Tied for the team lead with the fourth most multiple-RBI games in school history with 14 … Knocked in the game-winning runs in a team-best nine games, including wins over No. 9 Tennessee and No. 16 Georgia … Member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2007)
Played in 63 games, starting 56 … Had an amazing postseason, being named to the SEC and NCAA Super Regional All-Tournament teams and being selected the Most Valuable Player of the NCAA Palo Alto Regional … Hit five home runs in her final seven games of the season, including the game-winner in the SEC Tournament against then No. 2 Alabama, the game winner in extra innings against No. 25 Fresno State in the NCAA Palo Alto Regional, two against Stanford in the NCAA Palo Alto Regional championship game and one in the NCAA Super Regionals against No. 9 Arizona State … Hit .481 in LSU’s eight postseason games with four doubles, five home runs, eight RBIs and nine runs scored for a 1.185 slugging percentage … Ranked in the top 10 in SEC in slugging percentage, runs scored, home runs and walks … Led the team in runs scored and home runs … Also ranked in the top four on the team in batting average, slugging percentage, on base percentage, hits, RBIs, doubles, total bases, walks, hit by pitches and sacrifice flies … Recorded 14 multiple-hit games, including four games with three hits; and nine multiple-RBI games, third best on the team, including a five-RBI game and five games with three or more RBIs … Knocked in the game-winning RBIs in five games, including two in SEC games … Broke the LSU single-game record with four walks against Missouri State.

HIGH SCHOOL
Helped her team to district championships in 2002 and 2003 … Was a two-time first-team all-state selection … Member of the 2006 Texas High School Academic All-State 5A team … Earned District MVP honors in 2005 … Named to the all-district team three times and the All-Greater Houston team in 2005 … Graduated cum laude and was a member of the National Honor Society.

PERSONAL
Full name is Rachel Elizabeth Mitchell … Mother is Tracy Mitchell … Has two brothers, Ryan Mitchell (22) and Michael Cabral (16), and one sister, Samantha Mitchell (18) … High school teammate of Tiffany Garcia at LaPorte High School … Born on April 20, 1988, in Houston, Texas.

 

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