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Clemson Grabs Number-Two Overall Seed In Men’s NCAA Soccer Tournament

Clemson Grabs Number-Two Overall Seed In Men’s NCAA Soccer Tournament

Nov. 22, 2000

CLEMSON, S.C. — The Clemson men’s soccer team received a NCAA Tournament bid and the number-two overall seed as announced by the NCAA on Monday November 13. Clemson’s number-two seed is the school’s second highest seed in an NCAA Tournament. In 1998, the Tigers earned a number-one overall seed in the NCAA Tournament after winning their first ever ACC Tournament Championship.

Clemson has an overall record of 38-19 in the NCAA Tournment and a 18-3 mark in opening round matches.

With a number-two seed, Clemson earns the right to be the host team for the first three rounds of the 32-team tournament. The 2000 Men’s Final Four is to be played in Charlotte, N.C.


CLEMSON’S RECORD–The Tigers are now 14-3-2 overall, 3-3 in the ACC this season.

NATIONAL RANKINGS–Clemson is ranked fifth according to the latest Soccer America poll and seventh in the NSCAA listing. The Tigers are ranked eighth in the poll.

LEADING SCORERS–Mark Lisi leads the team lead in scoring with 14 goals and and eight assists for 36 points. Fabio Tambosi has 14 goals and five assists for 33 points.

LISI CLIMBING CLEMSON’S CAREER ASSIST CHART–Mark Lisi is currently tied for fourth on the Clemson career list for most assists with 37. He needs five assists to move into third place.

TALENTED FRESHMAN CLASS PAYING DIVIDENDS FOR TIGERS–True Freshmen Oguchi Onyewu and Oskar Bringsved have started every game for the Tigers this season. Onyewu is tied for fifth on the team with 15 points while Bringsved has registered three points. Also making an immediate impact this season have been freshman Steven Rhyne, Kenneth Cutler, and Eric Lewis who have played in all 19 games. Rhyne is tied for third on the team with 16 points and Lewis has been a steady force in back for the Tigers all season.

2000 National Player of the Week Sept. 25-Oct. 1 Mark Lisi

CLEMSON’S ACC PLAYER OF THE WEEK September 25–Fabio Tambosi October 2–Mark Lisi Ocotober 23-Mark Lisi

SOCCER AMERICA PLAYER-OF-THE-WEEK September 27–Fabio Tambosi October 2–Mark Lisi Oct. 23–Mark Lisi Oct. 30–Mark Lisi

FIRST TEAM-ALL ACC Mark Lisi Fabio Tambosi Doug Warren Oguchi Onyewu


TEAM HONORS Clemson Invitational Champions

CLEMSON PLAYERS NAMED TO THE CLEMSON INVITATIONAL ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM–Clemson placed four members on the all-tournament squad at the Clemson Invitational. Freshman Mark Lisi, Mark Lisi was awarded the Offensive MVP award and Furman’s McNeil Cronin won the Defensive MVP award.

LISI NAMED SOCCERTIMES.COM NATIONAL PLAYER-OF-THE WEEK–Mark Lisi was named SoccerTimes national Player-of-the-Week as announced by the organization on Tuesday, October 3. The Englewood, Colo., resident chipped in four goals and two assists as the Tigers defeated Brown 2-1 and 16th-ranked California State-Fullerton to win the Clemson Invitatational. The 6-foot-1, 160-pound Spanish major had two goals against Brown, plus two goals and two assists against Fullerton for the Tigers.

TREVOR ADAIR CAREER RECORD–Clemson Head Coach Trevor Adair has a record of 116-57-15 in his career. At Clemson, he has a 82-33-10 record. He is in his sixth year at Clemson.

CLEMSON PLAYERS IN NATIONAL STATISTICS–Mark Lisi is fifth in the latest NCAA Statistics with a 2.25 points per game average. He is also 10th nationally for most goals per game with a 0.88 mark. Pablo Webster is eighth nationally for most assists per game with a 0.63 figure.

The Tigers are fourth nationally for the best scoring offense as Clemson averages 3.05 goals per game.

FIVE CLEMSON PLAYERS NAMED ALL-ACC–Mark Lisi, Fabio Tambosi, and Doug Warren were all named first-team All-ACC. Mike Potempa was named second-team All-ACC. Clemson has won 106 first-team All-ACC awards since 1968, the first year the ACC determined this honor. The 106 first-team All-ACC honors is the most among the ACC schools.