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Clemson Men’s Soccer Announces Signees

Feb. 6, 2012

CLEMSON, SC – Clemson Head Men’s Soccer Coach Mike Noonan has announced the signing of seven student-athletes to national letters-of-intent to join the Tiger program this fall. The list of signees includes: Andy Anglade, John Cajka, TJ Casner, Kyle David Fisher, Matthew Freeman, Preston Gayton and Richard Robinson.

“This class is not as large as last year’s freshman class but its talent level is just as deep,” said Noonan. “This class gives us more depth in every position. We are very excited to add these fine young men to our team. My staff and I went from coast to coast looking for the right men to join our program. We are happy to continue our tradition of being successful in recruiting the Atlanta, GA area as well.”

The following are the players and biographical information on each:

Richard Robinson…Midfielder…Elmont, NY Albertson SC USSF team 2009-Present ENYSSA ’94 ODP Team 2007, 2008, 2009 Regional Pool 2008, 2009 Lead his ENYS team to victory by scoring both goals in ODP Region 1 Championship, winning 2:1 Dix Hills Thunder US Youth Soccer- Help lead his team to win State Championship for 2007, 2008 and 2009 Also lead his team to victory by scoring in both Regional Championships for 2007, 2009 National Championship Participation 2009(placed 3rd) High School Varsity Team in 8th grade-present Leading goal scorer in 9th and 10th grade for Lawrence Woodmere Academy Leading in assists 12th for Elmont Memorial and Captain High School Awards: All-State, All-Region and All-Long Island

Andy Anglade…Midfielder…Alpharetta, GA Milton, GA Alpharetta High School Team Captain 2012 Haiti U17 National Player (CONCACAF 2011) Elite Player Visit/Training, West Ham United FC – England, March ’09. Elite Player Visit/Training, Empoli FC – Italy, April ’07. Region III ODP ’06-`09 U17/U18 Academy Team (Concorde Fire, GA)

Robert “TJ” Casner…Forward…Irvine, CA Irvine, CA University HS Pateadores Academy Leading team in goals scored in 2011-2012 season 4 year US Soccer Development Academy player starting in 2008 Top Drawer Soccer 4 Star rating Trained and competed in England with Premier League teams; Blackburn Rovers, Everton FC, Manchester City, Ipswich, and West Ham Trained and competed in Brazil with Sao Paulo FC and Clube Atletico Paranaense U14, U15 National Team pool – trained with team in Carson, CA Member of 2006/2007 U.S. Futsal National Championship team with the Mexican American Community Services Association (MACSA)

Kyle Fisher…Defender…Easley, SC Plays center back for Nick Finotti on Carolina Elite Soccer Association’s under 18 team and helped lead them to the #1 national ranking by Topdrawersoccer.com. Has won 5 state championships with his club teams. Has played varsity soccer for Wren High School under a coaching staff of Mike Hazel, Jeremy McCall, and George Veris since his freshman year, helping them to a top 10 finish for 2 of his 3 years.

Matthew Freeman…Defender…Irmo, SC Irmo, South Carolina Irmo High School coached by Phil Savitz 2011 NSCAA High School Boys All-Region III Team All Region Team Three Year Varsity Starter State Runner Up in 2010 and 2011 Plays Club Soccer for Carolina Elite Soccer Academy (CESA) 93 Premier currently ranked #1 in Nation by TopDrawerSoccer coached by Nick Finotti State Cup Champions in 2009, 2010 and 2011 U!7 National Team Mini Camp Attendee SC Olympic Development Team (2006-2011) A member of the ’94 Region III ODP Team that played in the 2010 Disney Showcase 2010 Disney Showcase Winter Interregional All-Star Team Represented the Region III ODP team in Argentina on their 2011 International Tour Future ACC Men’s Conference Top 20 incoming Freshmen by TopDrawerSoccer ESPN RISE Top 150 College Prospects for 2012

John Cajka…Midfielder…Greer, SC Greer, South Carolina J.L. Mann High School Captain Varsity soccer team Junior and Senior year All Region Team Junior and Senior seasons Helped lead his team to 2010 3A South Carolina state championship and 2009/2011 Upper state championship Varsity letter Freshman through Senior year Carolina Elite Soccer Academy, 93 Boys Premier Helped lead team to four consecutive state championships (2008-2011) 2011 Regional semi finalist and 2010/2009 Regional quarter finalist

Preston Gayton…Midfielder…Peachtree City, GA ID2 National camp (2006) U14 National Team ID camp (2007) ODP Region III Team (2007, 2008) ODP Region III Team – Costa Rica (2008) U17 National Team camp (2010) USSDA Select Team (2010) Disney All-Star Team – competed in England (2011) ESPN Rise Top 150 Player Top Drawer Soccer Top 20 South Atlantic Region Player Top Drawer Soccer Future ACC Conference Men’s Top 20 Player to Watch

Club Member of U17/U18 Concorde Fire USSDA Team Leading scorer U17/U18 Concorde Fire USSDA Team (2011) USSDA SE Conference Champions (2010) 2 time Regional Finalists (2007, 2009) 2 time Georgia State Cup Champions (2007, 2008) Regional Semi-Finalists (2008)

High School Starr’s Mill High School 3 year letterman Georgia High School State Champion (2010) Set Starr’s Mill High School record for number of assists (2011) Region Team selection (2011) State Team selection (2011) ESPN Rise Georgia High School Starting 11 (2012)

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