Abby Crumpton Joins Clemson Staff

Aug. 9, 2005

CLEMSON, SC–Former University of Michigan All-American Abby Crumpton has been named an Assistant Women’s Soccer Coach at Clemson as announced by Head Lady Tiger Soccer Coach Todd Bramble.

Crumpton played professionally for the Atlanta Beat of the WUSA in 2003 and 2004. She also was a member of the U.S. U21 Women’s National team that won the 2002 Nordic Cup Championship.

At the University of Michigan, she was named the Big Ten Player of the Year in 2002, becoming the first Michigan player to be awarded the honor. She helped Michigan to its best final national ranking (11th) and its first trip to the NCAA Tournament quarterfinals in the program’s nine-year history.

Crumpton was named a NSCAA All-American after leading the Wolverines in scoring with 35 points, on 11 goals and 13 assists her senior season. She finished her college career as the Wolverines’ all-time leading scorer with 116 points, off of 43 goals and 30 assists. She ranks second on Michigan’s all-time career list for goals, assists, and game-winning goals.

Crumpton was named to the All-Big Ten first team in 2001 after notching 13 goals and four assists. She was named to the All-Big Ten Tournament team in 2001. She majored in Sports Management and Communications at the University of Michigan.

“To say we are lucky to add a coach of Abby’s caliber is an understatement,” said Head Coach Todd Bramble. “When you combine her accomplishments as a player with her development and ambition as a coach, our players will be fortunate to have access to her knowledge and experience.”

“I’m really excited to have the opportunity to be working with such a prestigious program and an excellent coaching staff,” said Crumpton.