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1999 Clemson Women’s Soccer Signees

February 9, 1999

Quotes on the Lady Tigers are from Head Coach Tracy Leone.

Deliah Arrington, Pawley’s Island, SC.

Arrington plays forward for the Trident United club soccer team. She has made South Regional ODP Pool, recognizing her as one of the top 30 players in the southeast. Her father (Vandel) and her mother (Jacqueline) both graduated from Clemson University. Vandel played cornerback for the National Championship Clemson football team and presently ministers to troubled youth in Pawley’s island.

“D” is also a 4 time class A track champion (3 time 110m Hurdles and 1 time Long Jump) we know her quite well. Our team loves her and even though she will be a freshman we do expect her to make an immediate impact on our team. She will rank as one of the fastest players in the ACC next year and is clearly the fastest soccer player in the state of South Carolina this year.”

Heather Beem, Vancouver, Washington.

Heather is one of the top forwards on the West Coast. She plays for the FC Portland and has led her team to three regional finals. Heather also won three state high school championships playing for Jesuit High School and recently won the U-23 National Championship in Orlando, Fla.

“She is fast, strong and has a great understanding of the game. We are thrilled to have signed Heather Beem. She is one the players that Ray (Leone) saw in the Far West Regional Tournament last summer. We believe she will have a major impact on Clemson’s program in the years to come and help us challenge for the National Championship

Erica Lashomb, Greeneville, Tennessee.

Erica has scored an amazing 120 goals in three years at Greeneville High, second all-time in Tennessee history. She scored 30 as a freshman in Ohio giving her 150 total goals for her high school career. Erica also set a Tennessee state record for career assists with 54.

“Erica came to our camp last summer so we know she is very coachable. What her stats really tell you is she comes to play every game full out. You don’t rack up those kinds of stats by taking it easy in some games. The assists also let you know she can play with others.”

Audria Lyons, Grand Pair, TX.

Audria plays forward for the D’Feeters and has made the South ODP Regional Team recognizing her as one of the top 18 players in the southeast.

“What Audria brings to our team is mental toughness. She has proven herself in a tough Dallas league, the same league I played in as a youngster. Her experience with the regional Team should help make a smooth transition to the ACC for Audria.”

Cindy Mullinix, Greensboro, NC.

Cindy plays forward for the Greensboro Twisters and has been a critical ingredient to their success for years. Cindy has won state championship and has previously been named All-Conference and All-Region for Lucy Ragsdale HS. Cindy has also been a member of the NC State ODP team for five years.

“Cindy has come to our camp for two years in a row and we know what she can do. She works very hard and can and will play a lot of positions for us. She reminds us of Allison Burpee, a senior starter on our team this year. We expect Cindy to do the same. She is very fast and strong. Cindy’s older sister, Siri, played for North Carolina and they have followed us for four years, so we are pleased that we have Mom and Dad finally wearing the right color, Tiger Orange.”

Mary Ward Younger, Raleigh, NC.

Mary Ward play midfield for the Raleigh Spartans club team and Broughton HS. She has been a member of the NC State ODP for five years. Mary Ward was 1st Team All-Conference and 1st Team All-Region while playing for the nationally ranked high school team.

“Mary Ward came to our camp last summer and even though she was injured most of the week she showed much promise and toughness. She is very skillful and has an excellent first touch. We believe she will compete to play in the midfield next year.”