Clemson Tigers women's soccer
The Clemson Tigers women's soccer team represent Clemson University in the Atlantic Coast Conference of NCAA Division I soccer. The team has won 1 Atlantic Coast Conference regular season championship, shared 1 regular season title and advanced to the NCAA Women's soccer tournament 19 times.
|2019 Clemson Tigers women's soccer team|
|Head coach||Eddie Radwanski (9th season)|
|Stadium||Historic Riggs Field |
|Colors||Orange and Regalia|
|NCAA Tournament Quarterfinals|
|1997, 1999, 2000, 2006|
|NCAA Tournament Round of 16|
|1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2006, 2016|
|NCAA Tournament appearances|
|1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019|
|Conference Regular Season championships|
Colors and BadgeEdit
The team uses the school colors of Orange and Regalia.
The Clemson women's soccer team was founded in 1994. The program enjoyed early success under its first coach Tracey Leone. The team tied for second place in the Atlantic Coast Conference during this period and made the NCAA tournament in every year. The Tigers also reached the ACC tournament final twice during this period. The team's best finish was a quarterfinals appearance in 1998. In 1999, Tracey Leone was replaced as head coach by Ray Leone.
The team's good fortunes continued in the 2000s finishing no lower than 3rd in the ACC in the first four seasons. Ray Leone left as Head Coach in 2000 and was replaced by Todd Bramble. The team could not quite match the success of the early 2000s, never finishing above 4th in the ACC between 2004 and 2010. The Tigers continued to make the NCAA tournament. They made the tournament every season under Bramble. Their best result was the Quarterfinals in 2008. In 2008, Bramble left as coach and was replaced with Hershey Strosberg. The team took a sharp decline under Strosberg, finishing 10th or below in the ACC in each of his three seasons in charge. The team failed to make the NCAA tournament in those three years, ending a streak of 14 consecutive appearances.
Strosberg was fired in 2010 and replaced with Eddie Radwanski. Radwanski's teams improved in each of their first three seasons but could not finish above 10th in the ACC and failed to make the NCAA tournament. A six win improvement from 2013 to 2014 saw the Tigers finish 5th in the ACC and return to the NCAA tournament. The Tigers have made the NCAA tournament during the next two seasons and recorded double digit wins from 2014–2019. The team advanced farther in each NCAA tournament appearance during 2014–16, including a Sweet 16 trip in 2016, their first trip to the Sweet 16 since 2001. The Tigers could not repeat the feat in the last three years of the decade, making the Second Round twice (2017 and 2019), but falling there in each year.
In 2014 a lawsuit was brought against Clemson University, Clemson University administrators, 3 women's soccer team coaches, and 16 women's soccer team players by Haley Hunt. Hunt was a member of the team from 2011–2013. The lawsuit claims that Hunt was subjected to hazing during her time with the team and the hazing caused significant physical harm. As of 2016, Hunt has settled with all but one of the defendants named in the case.
|Season||Head coach ||Season result ||Tournament results |
|1994||Tracey Leone||15||4||1||3||3||0||4th||Quarterfinalists||Second Round|
|2001||Todd Bramble||15||5||1||4||3||0||T-3rd||Quarterfinalists||Sweet 16|
|2019||11||7||2||5||5||0||7th||First Round||Second Round|
Updated August 13, 2019
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
|Athletic Director||Dan Radakovich|
|Head Coach||Eddie Radwanski|
|Associate Head Coach||Jeff Robbins|
|Assistant Coach||Siri Mullinix|
|Director of Operations||Julie Carson|
|Assistant Athletic Trainer||Alora Sullivan|
- Sheri Bueter Hauser – (1994–1998) (Clemson Athletic Hall of Fame)
- Lindsay Massengale – (1995–1998)
- Beth Keller – (1996–1999)
- Julie Augustyniak – (1997–2000)
- Nancy Augustyniak Goffi – (1997–2000)
- Lydia Vandenbergh – (2002–2005) Currently with Asheville City SC
- Ashley Phillips – (2004–2007) Currently coaching at Northwestern
- Nuria Zufía – (2006–2008)
- Kailen Sheridan – (2013–2016) Currently with Sky Blue FC
- Sam Staab – (2015–2018) Currently with Washington Spirit
- "Clemson Athletics Style Guide". Retrieved November 3, 2018.
- Clemson University Athletics (February 10, 2010). "Todd Bramble Named Clemson Women's Soccer Coach". clemsontigers.com. Archived from the original on December 14, 2017. Retrieved June 16, 2017.
- Clemson University Athletics (January 14, 2008). "Hershey Strosberg Named Clemson Head Women's Soccer Coach". Retrieved June 16, 2017.
- University of North Carolina Greensboro Athletics (December 16, 2010). "Eddie Radwanski named head coach at Clemson". uncgspartans.com. Retrieved June 16, 2017.
- "Hazing lawsuit shines the wrong light on Clemson women's soccer". nbcsports.com. September 10, 2014. Retrieved June 16, 2017.
- "Former Clemson soccer player settles with all but one defendant in hazing lawsuit". Greenville Online. March 21, 2016. Retrieved June 16, 2017.
- 2011 Media Guide, pp. 49
- 2011 Media Guide, pp. 53–55
- "Women's Soccer standings". The Atlantic Coast Conference. Archived from the original on July 31, 2016. Retrieved June 13, 2017.
- 2011 Media Guide, pp. 51
- "2019-20 Women's Soccer Roster". Clemson University Athletics. Retrieved August 13, 2019.
- "Women's Soccer Staff Directory". clemsontigers.com. Clemson University Athletics. Retrieved August 13, 2019.