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Dec 27, 2021

Bornkamp, Lyles and Smith Recognized by Top Drawer Soccer

CLEMSON, S.C. – Sophomore Megan Bornkamp and freshmen Renee Lyles and Caitlin Smith have been honored for their stellar efforts this season by Top Drawer Soccer. Bornkamp was the sole All-American on the roster this year and found her name on the Top 100 players list of 2021 at No. 47. Lyles and Smith saw great success in their first year for the Tigers and were named to the Top 100 Freshmen list at No. 35 and No. 86, respectively. 

Bornkamp has garnered many awards this season, including becoming a United Soccer Coaches two-time All-American and First Team All-Atlantic Region, First Team All-ACC, ACC All Tournament Team, Preseason All-ACC Team, CoSIDA Academic All-District Team, Academic All-American and now solidifies her spot as a top 50 player in the country according to Top Drawer Soccer. 

As a center back, she led the team in goals this season with 10 and registered 30 points for the Tigers throughout the season, also a team high. Bornkamp was third in the ACC for total assists, fourth in points per game, fourth in total points and seventh in goals per game.

Lyles adds the Top Drawer honor after being named to the All-ACC Freshman team for her impressive rookie campaign. Lyles netted seven goals, tied for second on the team, and added five assists to total 19 points. She played in and started 19 matches this season, missing only one match.

Smith made an immediate impact in her first season, playing in 17 matches and starting in 14 from the center back position. She recorded her first ever assist in the season opener against Saint Francis and was called up to the U-19 England National Team for her incredible efforts.

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