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Clemson Men’s Soccer Starts Preseason Practice on Wednesday

Clemson Men’s Soccer Starts Preseason Practice on Wednesday

Aug. 9, 2011

CLEMSON, SC–The Clemson Men’s Soccer team will start preseason practice on Wednesday at the soccer practice fields behind the Jervey Athletic Center.

Clemson Head Soccer Coach Mike Noonan welcomes back nine starters and 12 letterwinners from last year’s squad.

“We look forward to the start of another year,” said Noonan. “We have some great talent returning along with a lot of exciting new players on the team this season. We are anxious to get started.”

Clemson will have an exhibition match with Davidson on August 17 and another exhibition match with Winthrop on August 21. Both matches will be played at Historic Riggs Field. The Tigers open the 2011 season at Alabama-Birmingham on August 27. Clemson’s first home match will be against South Carolina on Friday, September 2, at Historic Riggs Field.

The 2011 Schedule features eight schools that participated in the 2010 NCAA Tournament.

“We are excited to start our second season at Clemson,” said Clemson Head Coach Mike Noonan. “We have improved our strength of schedule this season to challenge us consistently throughout the year. Our home schedule is terrific beginning with South Carolina on first Friday and including UNC Greensboro, Duke, Charlotte, Gardner-Webb, Virginia, Boston College, Furman, Adelphi, and Maryland.

Noonan enter his second year at Clemson. Noonan came to Clemson after a very successful stint at Brown from 1995-2009. While there, he led the Bears to 10 NCAA Tournaments and eight Ivy League Championships in 15 seasons.

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