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Two Clemson Men’s Soccer Players Named All-Americans

Jan. 10, 2006

CLEMSON, SC–Two Clemson men’s soccer players were named All-Americans by SoccerTimes.com, Soccer America, and College Soccer News.com.

Clemson’s Phil Marfuggi and Nathan Sturgis were both named first team All-Americans by Soccer America and Soccer times.com. Sturgis was named to the second team by College Soccer News.com, while Marfuggi was named to the third team.

Last month, Marfuggi was named a NSCAA second-team All-American, while Sturgis was named to the third team by the NSCAA. Both players were named All-America by four different organizations.

Clemson goalkeeper Phil Marfuggi (Jr., Manalapan, NJ) had a 0.85 goal allowed average in 2005, and finished the year with 89 saves. Marfuggi was named first-team All-ACC. He is now fifth for most career saves with 175.

Nathan Sturgis (So., St. Augustine, FL) was named the ACC’s Defensive Player of the Year. Sturgis started all 24 matches this past season for the Tigers. He finished the year with two goals and seven assists for 11 points.

Clemson Head Coach Trevor Adair has now coached 12 All-Americans at Clemson.

The Tigers finished the season with a 15-6-3 record overall and advanced to the 2005 NCAA College Cup’s Final Four.

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