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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.

Clemson Tigers
2019 Clemson Tigers women's soccer team
Clemson Tigers logo.svg
Founded1994; 25 years ago (1994)
UniversityClemson University
Head coachEddie Radwanski (9th season)
ConferenceACC
LocationClemson, SC
StadiumHistoric Riggs Field
(Capacity: 6,500)
NicknameTigers
ColorsOrange and Regalia[1]
         
Home
Away
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
2000, 2016*

Colors and BadgeEdit

The team uses the school colors of Orange and Regalia.

HistoryEdit

1990sEdit

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.

2000sEdit

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.[2] 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.[3] 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.

2010sEdit

Strosberg was fired in 2010 and replaced with Eddie Radwanski.[4] 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.

Hazing LawsuitEdit

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.[5] As of 2016, Hunt has settled with all but one of the defendants named in the case.[6]

SeasonsEdit

Season Head coach [7] Season result [8][9] Tournament results [10]
Overall Conference Conference NCAA
Wins Losses Ties Wins Losses Ties Finish
1994 Tracey Leone 15 4 1 3 3 0 4th Quarterfinalists Second Round
1995 14 7 0 2 5 0 6th Quarterfinalists Second Round
1996 15 7 1 3 3 1 T-2nd Finalists Second Round
1997 15 7 0 4 3 0 T-3rd Semifinalists Quarterfinals
1998 16 7 0 5 2 0 T-2nd Finalists Sweet 16
1999 Ray Leone 14 7 2 4 3 0 T-3rd Semifinalists Quarterfinals
2000 19 3 1 5 1 1 Champions Semifinalists Quarterfinals
2001 Todd Bramble 15 5 1 4 3 0 T-3rd Quarterfinalists Sweet 16
2002 14 8 0 4 3 0 T-2nd Finalists First Round
2003 11 7 2 4 3 0 T-3rd Quarterfinalists First Round
2004 10 8 2 4 4 1 T-5th Semifinalists First Round
2005 9 9 2 4 5 1 T-6th Quarterfinalists First Round
2006 11 8 5 5 3 2 T-4th Seminfinalists Quarterfinals
2007 10 6 5 2 3 5 8th Quarterfinalists Second Round
2008 Hershey Strosberg 5 11 1 1 8 1 10th
2009 3 15 0 0 10 0 11th
2010 6 13 0 0 10 0 11th
2011 Eddie Radwanski 6 12 2 0 10 0 11th
2012 6 10 2 1 9 0 10th
2013 7 8 4 4 7 2 10th
2014 13 3 3 6 3 1 5th First Round
2015 14 2 4 7 3 0 4th Semifinalists Second Round
2016 14 5 4 7 1 2 T-1st Semifinalists Sweet 16
2017 10 5 4 3 4 3 9th Second Round
2018 12 9 0 6 4 0 6th Semifinalists First Round
2019 11 7 2 5 5 0 7th First Round Second Round

PersonnelEdit

Current RosterEdit

Updated August 13, 2019[11]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1   GK Sandy MacIver
3   FW Mackenzie Smith
4   DF Harper White
7   DF Sydney Dawson
8   MF Haley Schueppert
9   MF Audrey Viso
11   MF Kimber Haley
12   DF Sarah Osborne
13   DF Dani Antieau
14   DF Abigail Mitchell
15   MF Hal Hershfelt
16   MF Julie Mackin
17   FW Mariana Speckmaier
No. Position Player
18   MF Grace Wagner
19   MF Renee Guion
20   FW Courtney Jones
21   FW Maliah Morris
22   FW Lauren Burns
23   FW Caroline Conti
24   GK Maddie Weber
25   FW Olivia Bonacorso
26   GK Hannah McLaughlin
27   MF Brooke Power
28   DF Abby Hanks
30   FW Patrice DiPasquale
38   DF Jackson Moehler

Team managementEdit

Position Staff
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

Source:[12]

Notable alumniEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Clemson Athletics Style Guide". Retrieved November 3, 2018.
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ Clemson University Athletics (January 14, 2008). "Hershey Strosberg Named Clemson Head Women's Soccer Coach". Retrieved June 16, 2017.
  4. ^ University of North Carolina Greensboro Athletics (December 16, 2010). "Eddie Radwanski named head coach at Clemson". uncgspartans.com. Retrieved June 16, 2017.
  5. ^ "Hazing lawsuit shines the wrong light on Clemson women's soccer". nbcsports.com. September 10, 2014. Retrieved June 16, 2017.
  6. ^ "Former Clemson soccer player settles with all but one defendant in hazing lawsuit". Greenville Online. March 21, 2016. Retrieved June 16, 2017.
  7. ^ 2011 Media Guide, pp. 49
  8. ^ 2011 Media Guide, pp. 53–55
  9. ^ "Women's Soccer standings". The Atlantic Coast Conference. Archived from the original on July 31, 2016. Retrieved June 13, 2017.
  10. ^ 2011 Media Guide, pp. 51
  11. ^ "2019-20 Women's Soccer Roster". Clemson University Athletics. Retrieved August 13, 2019.
  12. ^ "Women's Soccer Staff Directory". clemsontigers.com. Clemson University Athletics. Retrieved August 13, 2019.

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