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13 Tigers Named to ACC 50th Anniversary Team

13 Tigers Named to ACC 50th Anniversary Team

Aug. 13, 2002

GREENSBORO, N.C. — The Atlantic Coast Conference 50th Anniversary Men’s Soccer Team was announced today by Commissioner John Swofford. The 55-member team was voted on by the seven league institutions that sponsor the sport as decided by the league’s 50th Anniversary Committee.

Clemson led all league schools with 13 members on the Golden Anniversary team while Duke and Virginia were tied for second with 10 honorees each. NC State had nine players selected, followed by North Carolina (6), Maryland (5) and Wake Forest with two.

The ACC’s 50th Anniversary Men’s Soccer team, in alphabetical order, is as follows:

Clyde Watson, Clemson (1973-1976) Scored 24 goals and had 17 assists in his career for Clemson … named first-team All-ACC in 1973, 74, 75 and 76 … one of only three Clemson players ever to be named to the first-team All-ACC for four years.

Oguchi Onyewu, Clemson (2000-2001) Fifth player in Clemson history to be named All-American as a true sophomore … named Second-team All-American by the NSCAA and College Soccer News in 2001 … First-team All-ACC in 2000 and 01 … second Clemson player ever to be named first-team All-ACC since 1981 … finalist for the 2001 Missouri Athletic Club Player-of-the-Year Award … has 13 goals and 10 assists in two years as a defender for the Tigers.

Abudarie Otorubio, Clemson (1981-1984) Clemson’s only three-time All-American … 1983 ACC Player-of-the-Year … First-team All-ACC for four years 1981-1984 … 1982 and 84 Clemson MVP … 1981 Coach’s Achievement Award … 1983 Soccer America MVP.

Bruce Murray, Clemson (1984-1987) 1987 Hermann Award Winner, ISAA National Player-of-the-Year, and Missouri Athletic Club Collegiate Soccer Player of the Year Runner-up … First-team All-American sophomore and senior seasons … led ACC in goals, points, and second in assists in 1987 … winning goal in three NCAA tournament games for the Tigers in 1987 … named to All-ACC first team in 1987 and All-ACC tournament team … first player in Clemson history in 40-40 Club (over 40 goals and 40 assists in a career) … sixth in school history in total points with 142 and seventh in total goals with 48 … Soccer America MVP in 1985 and 1987 … played in 84 games in his career … Murray had either a goal or an assist in 56 games … first-team All-ACC in 1985 and 87 … 1987 ACC All-Tournament Team, named National Rookie-of-the-Year in 1984 by Soccer America, set a Clemson single season assist record with 15 … starting striker on 1990 US National Team…All-time leading scorer for U.S. national team when he retired from that team.

Nambi Nwokocha, Clemson (1979-1981) 1979 and 81 NSCAA All-American … 1979, 80, 81 first-team All-ACC … 1979 ACC Player-of-the-Year … 1979, 80, 81 team MVP … led the ACC in assists with 11 in 1979 … first on the Clemson career list for the most points with 171 … second in school history for most goals scored in a career with 74 … had four consecutive hat tricks in four matches during the 1980 season … scored a school record and an ACC record seven goals in one half vs. Belmont Abbey on 9-9-79.

Mark Lisi, Clemson (1997-2000) 2000 Consensus First-Team All-American…named first-team All-American by the NSCAA, Soccer America, and Soccer Times … the third pick in the first round by DC United of the Major League Soccer draft, in 2000 … led Clemson with 15 goals and eight assists for 38 points as a senior … member of the All-ACC first-team in 1998-00 … 1998 second-team All-American by Soccer News … All-ACC Tournament in 1998 … finished his career with 43 goals, 37 assists and 103 points, 2000 team MVP.

Wojtek Kiakowiak, Clemson (1997-1998) 1998 Hermann Award Winner … 1998 Consensus National Player of the Year … 1998 Soccer America National Player of the Year … 1998 Soccer Times National Player of the Year … 1998 College Soccer Weekly National Player of the Year … 1998 ACC Player of the Year … 1998 First-Team All-ACC … third in Clemson history for most goals scored in a single season with 31 … led the ACC in goal scoring (31) and points (70) in 1998 … had four hat tricks in 1998, finished 11th on the Clemson career list for most goals scored (42) and 15th for most points (97).

Miles Joseph, Clemson (1992-1994) 1993 first-team All-American by Soccer News … 1993 and 1994 first-team All-ACC … 1995 second-team All-ACC … 1995 second-team All-ACC … tied the school record for most assists in a single season with 19 in 1993 … tied for fourth on the Clemson career list for most assists.

Matt Jordan, Clemson (1994-1997) 1997 First-Team All-American … 1997 First-Team All-ACC … 1995 & 1996 Second-Team All-ACC … had 124 saves in 1997, tied for the second most saves in a single season, finished his career in second place for most saves with 311 … participated in the 1997 World University Games … started 80 games for the Tigers during his career, every game he played in … finalist for the 1997 Hermann and Missouri Athletic Club Award … 1997 First-Team All-South … 1997 Team MVP … led the ACC in Save Percentage (.809) and Goals Allowed Average (0.79) in 1995.

Wolde Harris, Clemson (1993-1995) A finalist for the 1995 Hermann Award … 1995 All-American … 1995 First-team All-ACC, Second-team 1993 & 1994 … 1994 ACC All-Tournament team member … led nation in goal scoring with 26 goals in 1994, second in nation in goal scoring with 29 goals in 1993, tied for fifth for most goals scored nationally in 1995 with 21 … Harris led the ACC in goals scored (26) and points (54) in 1994, tied for the lead in the ACC for most goals scored with 21 in 1995, set the Clemson career record for most goals scored with 76, finished his career in second place on the ACC list for most goals scored with 76, second on the school’s career list for most points with 170 … Harris’ eight career hat tricks are tied for the most in a career by a Clemson player … Had four hat tricks in 1994 … only second player in Clemson and ACC history to score 20 or more goals for three consecutive seasons.

Jimmy Glenn, Clemson (1990-1993) Finalist for the 1993 Missouri Athletic Club and the 1993 Hermann Award … 1993 First-team All-American … 1993 ACC Player of the Year, 1993 First-team All-ACC … 1993 ACC All-Tournament team member, led nation in scoring with 76 points in 1993, led nation in goal scoring with 32 goals in 1993 … led the ACC goals scored (32) total points (76), tied Clemson’s single-season record for most goals scored (32) in 1993 … first on Clemson single-season list for total points (76) … third on Clemson career goal scoring list with 68 … also in third place on the school’s career scoring list for most points with 164, eighth place on the school’s career list most assists with 28 … Glenn’s eight career hat tricks are tied for most in a career by a Clemson player, four hat tricks in 1993, scored two goals in leading the fifth-ranked Tigers to a 2-1 upset win over top-ranked Virginia … Scored the winning goal at the 89:59 mark (:01 second remaining in the game), the latest winning goal Clemson ever scored in the history of program.

Clyde Browne, Clemson (1972-1975) All-American in 1973 and 1974, first-team All-ACC in 1972, 1973, 1974, and 1975 … named ACC Player of the Year in 1972, 1973, 1974, and 1975 … only player in ACC history to be named ACC Player of the Year for four seasons, regardless of sport.

Eric Eichman, Clemson (1983-1986) 1989 starter on U.S. National Team … All-American in 1985 and 1986, first-team All-ACC in 1983, 1985 and 1986 … Clemson career leader for assists with 47 … holds Clemson record for most assists in a season with 19 … tied as Clemson’s career leader for number of games played with 88 … 11th on Clemson career list for most points scored with 111 … led the 1985 and 1986 teams in assists – finished the 1985 season with 19 and the 1986 season with 11 … holds Clemson record for most assists by a junior with 19 in 1985 … led ACC with 19 assists in 1985 … 1985 Soccer America MVP.

Jeff Agoos, Virginia (1986-1990) The Cavaliers’ only four-time All-America selection … earned first-team NSCAA All-America honors in 1988 and 1990 … was a second-team NSCAA All-American in 1989, and a third-team selection in 1986 … named first-team All-ACC each of his four years … MVP of the 1988 ACC Tournament … sat out the 1987 season while playing for the United States in the under-20 World Cup.

Desmond Armstrong, Maryland (1982-1985) A two-time All-ACC performer in 1984 and ’85 … Starter on the U.S. 1990 World Cup Team, the first-ever US World Cup qualifiers … A standout in the U.S. Soccer program for most of the late 80s and early 90s.

Keith Beach, Maryland (1995-1998) Helped lead the 1998 Terrapins to the national semifinals, the team’s first since 1969 … Maryland’s all-time assists leader (35), he also owns a share of the single-season (14) and single-game (3) records … a starter on Maryland’s 1996 ACC Championship team, he led the team in assists that year with 11 … a third-team NSCAA All-American in 1998, he was also a first-team All-American by College Soccer Online … a three-time All-ACC pick, he was a first-team selection in 1998 and a second-team pick in both 1996 and ’97 … went on to play for the Miami Fusion of MLS … also played on the U.S. Amateur team and the U-18 National Team.

Gregg Berhalter, North Carolina (1991-1993) First-team All-ACC and third-team All-American in 1992 … first-team All-ACC and third-team All-American in 1993 … bypassed his senior season to play pro in Europe … player on the U.S. National Team since 1994.

Dario Brose, NC State (1988-1991) All-American in 1988 and 1990 … Named ACC All-Tournament in 1990 helping NC State to conference title … All-ACC first team in 1988, 1989, 1990 … Ninth all-time at NC State with 82 points … Seventh at NC State with 26 career assists … Member of 1992 U.S. Olympic Team.

Danny Califf, Maryland (1998-1999) A starter on the Terps’ 1998 national semifinal team … A first-team All-ACC pick in 1999 … Member of the US Olympic Team in 2000 that made it all the way to the bronze medal game … Was drafted sixth overall by the Los Angeles Galaxy in the 1999 MLS Superdraft … As of Jan. 6, was in camp with the U.S. Under-23 team.

Chris Carrieri, North Carolina (1998-2000) 1998 ACC Rookie of the Year and second-team All-ACC honors … first-team All-ACC and third-team All-American … In 2000, set school records for single-season points (64) and goals (25) … 2000 ACC Player of the Year … First-team All-American who led nation in scoring in 2000.

Neil Covone, Wake Forest (1987-1990) A two-time All-American and the MVP of the 1989 ACC Tournament … a two-time All-South region pick … was on the 1990 USA World Cup Team that was held in Italy … captained the USA Under-20 National Team.

Leo Cullen, Maryland (1995-1997) Named Second-team All-American in 1996 after leading the Terps to their first ACC championship in 25 years … First-team All-American in 1997 … ACC Player of the Year in 1996 … Three-time first-team All-ACC pick 1995-97 … A member of the US National Team and part of the third-place team at the World University Games … He captained the Under-18 National Team … Has played professionally for the Miami Fusion and the New England Revolution after being the No. 1 pick overall in the 1997 MLS draft … Parade Magazine Player of the Year coming out of high school.

Ali Curtis, Duke (1997-2000) 1999 Hermann Award winner … 2000 Missouri Athletic Club Award winner … three-time All-ACC and All-America selection … ACC Player of the Year in 1999 … Duke’s all-time goals scored leader (53) … ranks eighth in career assists (28) and second in career points (134) … 134 points is 10th all-time in ACC.

Serge Daniv, Wake Forest (1995-1996, 1998) A three-time All-American who is currently a standout midfielder with the Chicago Fire of MLS … also spent some time with the Dallas Burn of MLS … played three seasons at Wake Forest and was an All-ACC selection each of those years … named to the All-South region team three times.

Mark Dodd, Duke (1986-1987) Member of Duke’s 1986 NCAA Championship squad … had 54 saves in 20 games allowing only 20 goals during the season.

Anson Dorrance, North Carolina (1971-1973) First-team All-ACC in 1972 and 1973 … Second-team choice in 1971 … Later guided the UNC men’s team to 172 wins in 12 seasons as head coach … Also UNC’s record-setting women’s head coach.

Mike Fisher, Virginia (1993-1996) UVa’s all-time leading scorer … received the Hermann Trophy in both 1995 and 1996 … also named National Player of the Year by the Missouri Athletic Club and the NSCAA in 1996 … Soccer America Player of the Year in 1995 … ACC Player of the Year in 1995 and 1996 … earned NSCAA first-team All-America honors in 1995 and 1996, while being a second-team selection in 1994 … named first-team All-ACC in 1995 and 1996 … earned second-team All-ACC honors in 1994 … ACC Tournament MVP in 1995 … also named All-ACC Tournament in 1994 and 1996.

Jeff Gaffney, Virginia (1982-1985) The only player in school history to have his number retired … scored a goal against Indiana in the 1983 NCAA semifinals … UVa’s all-time leader in goals scored … a first-team NSCAA All-American in 1984 … earned second-team All-America honors in 1985 … selected first-team All-ACC in 1984 and 1985 … a second-team All-ACC selection in 1982.

George Gelnovatch, Virginia (1983-1986) A former All-American who is now the head coach for the Cavaliers … an NSCAA first-team All-American in 1986 … also earned first-team All-ACC honors in 1986 … a second-team All-ACC selection in 1983, 1984 and 1985.

Henry Gutierrez, NC State (1988-1991) MVP of 1990 ACC Tournament – NC State’s only conference title … All-American in 1988, 1990, 1991 … ACC Player of the Year in 1990 and 1991 … All-ACC First-team in 1988, 1990, 1991 … Fifth at NC State with 114 career points … Sixth at NC State with 41 goals … Fourth at NC State with 32 goals.

John Harkes, Virginia (1985-1987) Virginia’s first-ever National Player of the Year … named the Missouri Athletic Club National Player of the Year in 1987 … also chosen as the 1987 ACC Player of the Year … an NSCAA first-team All-America selection in both 1986 and 1987 … earned first-team All-ACC honors in 1986 and 1987.

Jay Heaps, Duke (1995-1998) 1998 Missouri Athletic Club Award winner … four-time All-ACC selection and two-time All-America choice … 1998 Academic All-American and NCSAA Scholar-Athlete of the Year … ranks fourth on Duke’s all-time career goals scored list (45), fourth career assists (37) and tied for third career points (127)… 127 points is tied for 12th in ACC … 1995 ACC Rookie of the Year.

Mike Jeffries, Duke (1980-1983) 1983 Hermann Award winner as the National Player of the Year … led Duke to a No. 1 ranking his entire senior year … scored 24 goals, had 16 assists and 64 points in four years at Duke … led Duke to the 1982 Final Four.

Tom Kain, Duke (1982-1985) Duke’s first four-time All-American in any sport … 1985 Hermann Award winner … led Duke to a 68-13-7 record in his four years … runner-up for the 1984 Hermann Award … second at Duke in career goals (51), first in career assists (45) and first in career points (147) … 147 points is seventh all-time in ACC … 1982 Final Four.

John Kerr, Duke (1983-1986) 1986 Hermann Award winner … 1986 Missouri Athletic Club Award … led Duke to the 1986 NCAA title, which was the first national title for the Blue Devils in any sport … 1986 ACC Player of the Year … fifth on Duke’s all-time career goals scored list (42), second in assists (43) and tied for third in points (127) … 127 points is tied for 12th in ACC.

Jason Kreiss, Duke (1991-1994) First-team All-American in 1993 and second-team All-American in 1994 … three-time first team All-ACC selection … ranks tied for eighth on Duke’s all-time goals scored list (39) … third in career assists (38) and fifth in career points (116) … led Duke to the 1992 NCAA Final Four.

Roy Lassiter, NC State (1990-91) Named ACC All-Tournament team in 1990, NC State’s only ACC title … All-ACC first-team in 1991 … Had 40 points as a senior, the fourth best scoring season in the NC State record books.

Ken Lolla, Duke (1980-1983) Second-team All-American in 1983 and third-team All-American in 1981 … Three-time first-team All-ACC selection … led Duke to the 1982 NCAA Final Four.

Kyle Martino, Virginia (1999-2001) Named the 2001 ACC Player of the Year … chosen as a 2001 NSCAA/Adidas First-team All-American … selected as a three-time First-team All-ACC choice and was named to the ACC All-Tournament team in 1999, 2000 and 2001 … named Second-team All-American by Soccer America in 2000 … named the ACC Rookie of the Year in 1999 … was a two-time finalist for the Hermann Trophy in 2000 and 2001 and was a 2001 M.A.C. candidate.

Pablo Mastroeni, NC State (1994-1997) Named All-ACC first-team in 1997…All-ACC second-team in 1996…Current member of U.S. National team vying for spot in 2002 World Cup roster.

Tony Meola, Virginia (1988-1989) Received both the Hermann Trophy and the Missouri Athletic Club National Player of the Year award in 1989 … also chosen as the 1989 Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Year … has the lowest career GAA in both UVa and ACC history … an NSCAA first-team All-American in 1988 and 89 … earned first-team All-ACC honors in 1988 and 89 … Defensive MVP of the 1989 NCAA Tournament … sat out the 1987 season while playing for the United States in the under-20 World Cup.

Chris Ogu, NC State (1980-1983) All-American in 1982 and 1983 … holds ACC record with 55 career assists … set ACC single season record with 21 assists in 1982 … second all-time at NC State with 157 career points … third at NC State with 51 goals.

Sam Okpodu, NC State (1981-1984) NC State’s all-time leading scorer with 191 career points … Holds the ACC record with 78 career goals … All-American in 1982, 83, 84 … ACC Player of the Year in 1982 … All-ACC 1st team in 1982, 83, 84 … Lead team in goals scored each of his four seasons.

Ben Olsen, Virginia (1995-1997) Named National Player of the Year by both Soccer America and Soccer News in 1997 … scored twice against Saint Louis in the 1997 NCAA semifinals … an NSCAA first-team All-America selection in 1997 … named First-team All-Atlantic Coast Conference in 1996 and 97 … selected to the 1997 All-NCAA Tournament team … ACC Tournament MVP in 1997.

Eddie Pope, North Carolina (1992-1995) Second-team All-ACC in 1994 … first-team All-America and First-team All-ACC in 1995 … First-team All-ACC in 1995 … played on the 1996 U.S. Olympic men’s soccer team … U.S. National Team member since 1996 … played on 1998 U.S. World Cup Team.

Tab Ramos, NC State (1984-1987) All-American 1985, 86, 87 … All-ACC 1st team 1985, 86, 87 … ACC 2nd team 1984 … Sixth at NC State with 104 career points … Ninth at NC State with 31 career goals … Second at NC State with 42 career assists … U.S. Soccer Federation Athlete of Year in 1990 … World Cup participant in 1990, 94, 98.

Claudio Reyna, Virginia (1991-1993) Selected as the Missouri Athletic Club National Player of the Year in both 1992 and 1993 … the only player to ever win the MAC award twice … received the Hermann Trophy in 1993 … named the Soccer America Player of the Year in 1992 and 93 … Soccer News Player of the Year in 1993 … an NSCAA first-team All-American in 1991, 92 and 93 … earned First-team All-ACC honors in 1991, 92 and 93 … the 1991 ACC Rookie of the Year … Offensive MVP of the NCAA Tournament in 1991 and 92 … ACC Tournament MVP in 1991 … named All-ACC Tournament in 1993.

Robert Russell, Duke (1997-2000) 2000 second team All-America … four-time All-ACC selection (two first team and two second team) … member of Duke’s 1999 ACC Tournament Championship team.

Scott Schweitzer, NC State (1989-1992) All-American in 1992 as a defender … ACC Player of the Year in 1992 with six points … All-ACC 1st team in 1991 and 92.

David Smyth, North Carolina (1984-1987) First-team All-ACC sweeper in 1987 … Second-team All-ACC midfielder in 1986 … Named All-America in 87 … Among Carolina’s top 10 in career goals, assists and points.

Chris Szanto, NC State (1985-1989) All-American in 1989 as a defender … All-ACC first team in 1986, 88, 89.

Carey Talley, North Carolina (1994-1997) 1994 ACC Rookie of the Year and second-team All-ACC … second-team All-ACC and third-team All-America in 1995 … third-team All-America in 1996 … First-team All-ACC selection … First-team All-ACC and third-team All-America as a senior.

Taylor Twellman, Maryland (1988-1989) Maryland’s Top 10 charts for single season goals (No. 8 with16, 1998), assists (No. 7 with 9, 1999), and points (No. 4 with 40, 1998 and No. 8 with 33 in 1999) … also charted on the UM career lists for goals (No. 10 with 28), assists (No. 7 with 17) and points (No. 7 with 73) … two-time All-ACC first team selection… selected 1998 Freshman Player of the Year and named to the All-Freshman team by Soccer America … named to 1998 NCAA all-tournament team … earned second team 1998 and 99 All-South Atlantic region honors … second team All-America honors by College Soccer Online in 1998 and 1999 … NSCAA third-team All-American in 1999 … 1998 Freshman of the Year by College Soccer Weekly … one of 20 players selected to play on 1998 U.S. U-20 National Team.

Joe Ulrich, Duke (1981-1982) 1982 Hermann Award winner as National Player of the Year … Duke’s first National Player of the Year … led Duke to the 1982 National Finals and a 22-1-2 record … 1981 ACC Player of the Year … scored 13 goals and had four assists for 30 points in two years as a defender … led Duke to the 1982 Final Four.

A.J. Wood, Virginia (1991-1994) Scored the game-winning goal against Indiana in 1994 NCAA championship game … scored in NCAA semifinals in both 1991 and 92 … holds all-time NCAA Tournament scoring records with 13 goals and 29 points … named National Player of the Year by Soccer America in 1994 … earned third-team NSCAA All-America honors in 1994 … named first-team All-ACC in 1994 … second-team All-ACC selection in 1992 … named All-ACC Tournament in 1993 and 94 , one of only two players to have earned four letters while playing for a national championship team each season.

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