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Clemson Announces Eleven Men’s Soccer Signees

Clemson Announces Eleven Men’s Soccer Signees

Feb. 7, 2000

CLEMSON, S.C. – Clemson Head Men’s Soccer Coach Trevor Adair announced the signing of 11 players to national letters of intent to attend Clemson University next fall.

Three signees, Oguchi Onyewu, Kenny Cutler, and Bryan Jackson, were starters for the United States U17 National Team in the World Championships in New Zealand that finished third, the best finish for any U.S. National Team. Martin Hutton was the alternate goalkeeper on this team and would have made the squad barring a broken wrist. Chase Hilgenbrinck was a member of the pool for this Under 17 national team.

“This is an exceptionally large class and with a lot of experience at the international and club level,” said Head Clemson Men’s Soccer Coach Trevor Adair. “Many of these players will be able to make an immediate impact to our program. They will provide a lot of depth and competition at every position.”

2000 Clemson Men’s Soccer Signees

Andre Borges Forward 5’9″ 150 Bronxville, NY
Oskar Bringsved Midfielder 5’9″ 160 Lidkoping, Sweden
Kenny Cutler Midfielder 5’9″ 140 Richmond, VA
Chase Hilgenbrinck Defender 5’9″ 160 Bloomington, Illinois
Martin Hutton Goalkeeper 6’1″ 185 Spring, Texas
Bryan Jackson Midfielder 5’9″ 160 La Canada, CA
Ricky Lewis Defender/Forward 6’0″ 170 Spring, Texas
Oguchi Onyewu Defender 6’2″ 180 Olney, MD
Steven Rhyne Forward 5’8″ 165 Alpharetta, GA
Nick Rivera Midfielder 6’1″ 170 Anderson, SC
Paul Souders Midfielder 5’11” 157 Coppell, Texas

1. Andre Borges – Forward – 5’9″ – 150 – Bronxville, NY

Olympic Development Experience Eastern NY State ODP-South 1997-Region I Champions Eastern NY State ODP-North 1998-Region I Quarter finalists Laval Cup, Montreal, Champions Eastern NY State ODP-North 1999

Club Experience 1994 – Present FC Westchester Soccer Club

Team Honors NY State Cup-Quarterfinalists Tampa Sun Bowl participants Virginia Cup – Finalists Charlotte/Adidas Invitational- Champions

High School Experience 1996-Present Bronxville High School

Extra-Curricular Activities

1996-Present Ipanema Beach Soccer School, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
1996, 1997 Presidential Fitness Award Recipient

2. Oskar Bringsved – Midfielder – 5’9″ – 160 – Lidkoping, Sweden

Olympic Development Experience Member of Team Vastergotlands, “state team” in Sweden

Club Experience

1995-1999 FC Heimer (3rd Division of Sweden)
1996 Trained with IFK Gothenburg (Premiere Division of Sweden)
1985-1995 Lidkoping IF (6th Division of Sweden)

3. Kenny Cutler – Midfielder – 5’9″ – 140 – Richmond, VA

Olympic Development Experience United States Under 17 National Team starter 1996-1998 Member of Region I teams 1996-1998 Member of Virginai State teams

Individual Honors Co-Captain of the U-17 National Team which advanced to the Semi-final round in the Youth World Championsips in New Zealand. Scored off a 25 yard blast against Italy in a 1-1 draw May 19, 1998. Most Valuable Player of the 1996 State Cup

Club Experience: 1995-Present Richmond Strikers, Richmond, VA

High School Experience:

1997,1998,1999 Douglas Freeman High School, Richmond, VA
1998 Bradenton Academy, Bradenton, FL

Individual Honors 1998 NSCAA Youth All-American 1998 All State honors 1998 All Region honors

4. Chase Hilgenbrinck – Defender – 5’9″ – 160 – Bloomington, Illinois

Olympic Development Experience

1998- Present United States 1982 National Team pool
1996-Present Region II Team

Individual Honors Traveled to Italy for the Mundialito international tournament. Selected Top Defender at the Mundialito Captain Region II team Invited to Adidas ESP (Top 150 players in America) (3 years) Selected to Adidas ESP All-Star game (3 years)

Club Experience

1997-Present Chicago Windy City, Chicago, IL
1993-1997 Chicago Magic & Chicago Pegasus, Chicago, IL

High School Experience 1997-Present University High School, Normal, IL

Team Honors Finished Third in Illinois, 1998. Quincy Notre Dame Tournament Champions

Individual Honors NSCAA All-American NSCAA All-Midwest NSCAA All-State First team (3years)

5. Martin Hutton – Goalkeeper – 6’1″ – 185 – Spring, Texas

Olympic Development Experience United States Under 17 National Team alternate United States 1982 National Team pool 1982 Region III Team 1996-Present 1981 Region III Team 1997-Present 1982 South Texas State Team 1996-Present

Club Experience

1992-1995 Lafreniere Force, New Orleans, LA
1995-Present Texans Soccer Club, Houston, TX
State Champions 1997-98
Region III Champions 1997
Region III Finalist 1998

High School Experience 1997-Present Klein High School, Spring TX

Team Honors Texas State Champions 1997,98,99

Individual Honors Only freshman to letter in school history Only freshman starter in school history Only Texas freshman goalkeeper to win state championship Regional tournament MVP – 1999

6. Bryan Jackson – Midfielder – 5’9″ – 160 – La Canada, CA

Olympic Development Experience United States Under 17 National Team starter 1995-1997 California ODP State Team 1995-1997 Region IV team 1994 Wisconsin ODP State Team

Individual Honors Started 5 of 6 games at the Youth World Championships in New Zealand. Started every match at the 1999 CONCACAF qualifying tournament Scored winning goal against Jamaica

Club Experience 1998-1999 Claremont Stars, Claremont CA

Team Honors 1998-1999 Snickers National Soccer tournament Semi-Finalists

High School Experience 1997-Present La Canada, HS, La Canada, CA

Individual Honors 1999 Parade Magazine High School All-American 1998 NSCAA Youth All-American 1997-98 1st Team All League (Rio Hondo) Sophomore yr. 1996-97 1st Team All League (Rio Hondo) Freshman yr. David Quesada Offensive Player of the Year Award

7. Ricky Lewis – Defender/Forward – 6’0″ – 170 – Spring, Texas

Olympic Development Experience 1982 Region III Team 1998-Present

Club Experience 1995-Present Texans Soccer Club, Houston, TX State Champions 1997-98 Region III Champions 1997 Region III Finalist 1998

High School Experience 1995-Present Klein High School, Spring TX

Team Honors Texas State Champions 1997,98,99

Individual Honors 1999 Adidas ESP – Golden Boot Defender 1999 Texas UIL All-State Team 1999 Houston Chronicle All-Greater Houston Team 1999 Klein High School Midfield MVP 19 goals, 16 assists, 4 game winners

8. Oguchi Onyewu – Defender – 6’2″ – 180 – Olney, MD

Olympic Development Experience United States Under 17 National Team starter. Started 5 of 6 games at the Youth World Championships in New Zealand. Scored 2 goals and assisted on 2 others at the Youth World Championships in New Zealand. 1999 Adidas ESP participant

Club Experience 1992-Present FC Potomac, Potomac, MD State Cup Champions 1998

High School Experience 1997-1998 Sherwood High, Olney, MD

Individual Honors 1998 NSCAA Youth All-American 1997-98 All-South 1997-98 All-Metro 1997-98 All-State 1997-98 All-County 1997-98 All-league

9. Steven Rhyne – Forward – 5’8″ – 165 – Alpharetta, GA

Olympic Development Experience Georgia State ODP team 1995,96,97,98

Club Experience 1996-Present United Quest Red, Atlanta, GA Georgia State Champions 1997, 98, 99 Region III Semi-finalist 1998, 99 Dallas Cup Semi-finalist 1998, 99 Sun Bowl Champions 1999

High School Experience 1997-Present Chattahoochee High School, Chatahoochee, GA

Individual Honors North Fulton County Player of the Year 1999 North Fulton All-County team ’99 Chattahoochee Varsity scoring leader 98, 99 Chattahoochee Varsity basketball player 98,99,00

10. Nick Rivera – Midfielder – 6’1″ – 170 – Anderson, SC

Olympic Development Experience 1981 Region III Pool 1998 1981 South Carolina ODP State Team 1995-1999

Club Experience 1998-Present Golden Strip Soccer Club 1991-1998 South Carolina Strikers 1998 Stone Mountain Champions, Atlanta, GA 1998 Atlanta Cup – Semifinalists 1997 State Final – Runner-up

High School Experience 1997-Present T.L.Hanna High School, Anderson, SC

Team Honors T.L. Hanna ranked 20th Nationally 1998 Conference Champions 1997-98 Upper State Runner-up 1997-98

Individual Honors 1998 Ranked 4th in state for total goals 1998 All-State 1998 All-Region 1998 All-Tournament Team

11. Paul Souders – Midfielder – 5’11” – 157 – Coppell, Texas

Club Experience 1992-Present Dallas Comets 81, Dallas, TX State Champions 1998-99 Southern Regional Champions 1998 U.S.Y.S.A. National Fair Play Award

High School Experience 1996-Present Coppell High School, Coppell, TX

Individual Honors 2000 All Southwest region team as voted by NSCAA 2000 Preseason All-State 1999 State All-Tournament team 1999 Dallas Morning News All-Area team Coppell High School Most Valuable Player 1998-99

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