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Clemson Men’s Soccer Notes

Clemson Men’s Soccer Notes

Aug. 14, 2000

CLEMSON’S RECORD– The Tigers finished the 1999 season with a 9-8-2 record overall, and a 2-2-2 mark in the ACC.

CLEMSON LEADERS– Ian Fuller led the team in scoring with seven goals and seven assists for 21 points. Bob Cavanagh had six goals and five assists for 17 points. Mark Lisi had five goals and six assists for 16 points.

THREE CLEMSON PLAYERS NAMED ALL-SOUTH– Clemson Men’s Soccer Players, Alan Woods, Mark Lisi, and Mike Potempa were all named All-South as announced by the NSCAA.

Senior defender Alan Woods was named to the first team while junior midfielder Mark Lisi was named to the second team. Junior defender Mike Potempa was selected to the third team.

Woods finished the year with five goals and two assists for 12 points. Lisi had five goals and six assists for 16 points. Potempa had one goal and two assists for four points.

THREE CLEMSON SOCCER PLAYERS NAMED ALL-ACC– Three Clemson soccer players were named All-Atlantic Coast Conference as announced by the league office. Mark Lisi and Alan Woods were named to the first team, while Mike Potempa was named to the second team.

ACC CHAMPIONSHIP YEARS ACC Regular Season Champions: *1990, 1993, 1998 *ACC Champion has been decided by tournament play since 1987.

ACC Champions: 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1981, 1982 (tie), 1985, 1998

ADAIR WINS 100th CAREER MATCH– Head Coach Trevor Adair has a 102-54-13 record in his head coaching career in nine years. He spent four year at Brown in 1991-94. At Clemson he has a 68-30-8 record at Clemson.

He won his 100th career match with a 1-0 triumph over rival South Carolina on Ocober 22, 1999.

CLEMSON WAS NINTH IN THE NATION IN ATTENDANCE– Clemson was ninth nationally in attendance in 1999, as Clemson averaged 1,476 fans per game.

CLEMSON IN THE POLLS– Over the years, Clemson has been ranked in the NSCAA poll 231 times, including 178 times in the top 10. In the Soccer America poll, the Tigers have appeared 175 times, including 117 top-10 appearances. Every season since 1972 the Tigers have been ranked in the Top 20 at least once.

CLEMSON HAS HAD MORE FIRST-TEAM ALL-ACC PLAYERS THAN ANY OTHER ACC SCHOOL– Clemson has produced more first-team All-ACC players than any other ACC school. More ACC Player-of-the-Year selections have played at Clemson as well. The following list shows the number of All-ACC first-team player selections as well as ACC Player-of-the-Year choices for each school since 1968, the first year the ACC determined these honors.

First Team All-ACC ACC Player-of-the-Year selections
Clemson 102 Clemson 13
Virginia 60 N.C. State 7
Maryland 56 Virginia 6
Duke 49 Duke 3
North Carolina 40 Maryland 2
N.C. State 40
Wake Forest 11

RANKING NUMBER-ONE– Clemson has been ranked number-one in the NSCAA poll a total of 29 times over the years in the weekly poll. In the Soccer America poll Clemson has been ranked number-one 15 times. Clemson was last ranked number-one on November 16, 1998.

NIGHT HOME GAME RECORD– When Clemson plays a night home match, the Tigers have a 142-7-9 record. The first home night match was on September 24, 1980, as the Tigers defeated UNC-Charlotte, 1-0.

NON-CONFERENCE HOME GAMES– When Clemson plays a non-conference home game, the Tigers have a 267-24-14 record since 1967.

SHUTOUTS– Since Clemson began playing soccer in 1967, the Tigers have held their opponents scoreless in 272 games. Of these 272 contests, the Tigers have won 259 and tied 0-0 13 times.

CLEMSON VS. THE ACC– Clemson has a 57-27-7 record overall when playing an Atlantic Coast Conference opponent at Clemson. Clemson has a 105-61-18 record against Atlantic Coast Conference teams in the regular season, regardless of site.

POLL STREAKS– In the NSCAA poll, the Tigers were ranked in the top seven 77 straight weeks during the period of Sept. 25, 1973 until the Sept. 23, 1980 poll. In the Sept. 30, 1980 listing, Clemson dropped from number-one the previous week to number 17. Clemson was also ranked in the top 20 84 straight weeks from Oct. 17, 1972 through the Sept. 30, 1980 poll.

SEASON OPENERS AND ALL-TIME HOME RECORD– The Tigers have a record of 29-3-1 in season opening games since the sport was started at Clemson in 1967. Clemson is 24-2-1 when the Tigers open their season at home. When Clemson plays at home, the Tigers sport a 329-52-22 record, including a 260-49-20 slate at Riggs Field.

UNBEATEN STREAKS– During the period, October 15, 1972, through September 28, 1980, Clemson went unbeaten in ACC play. The Tigers compiled a record of 40-0-2 against ACC foes, while claiming eight ACC championships. During the time of October 15, 1972, through November 2, 1984, Clemson went unbeaten against ACC teams at home and compiled a record of 31-0-4 in these games.

CLEMSON IN FINAL POLLS– The following is a list of Clemson’s top 20 years.

NSCAA–1972-11, 1973 -4, 1974-6, 1975-1, 1976-4, 1977-4, 1978-3, 1979-3, 1981-8, 1982-7, 1983-11,1984-9,1985-4, 1986-19, 1990-5, 1993-5, 1995-6, 1997-12, 1998-4.

SOCCER AMERICA–1981-5, 1982-7,1983-11,1984-9,1985-4, 1986-19, 1990-5: 1991-18, 1992-19, 1993-7, 1995-5, 1997-16, 1998-1.

NCAA TOURNAMENT HISTORY– The Tigers boast a 37-19 record in the NCAAs. The Tigers also have the fifth best winning percentage (.661) in NCAA tournament play. Clemson has advanced to the Final Four six times, and has captured the national championship twice.