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Clemson Signs Mia Alphonso

March 21, 2006

CLEMSON, SC–Mia Alphonso of Duluth, GA has signed a national letter of intent to play women’s soccer at Clemson for the fall of 2006 as announced by Head Coach Todd Bramble Tuesday.

She is the daughter of Gordon and Linda Alphonso. Gordon played soccer at Clemson in 1973-1976. During his career, the Tigers went to two NCAA Final Four and won four ACC Championships. The 1975 team finished first in the final NSCAA poll, and he was named first-team All-ACC that year.

Mia Alphonso (5-7) is a versatile player who can play in back, midfield or forward. She is highly regarded for her athleticism and can adapt to any position of play. She plays for the GSA ’89 Phoenix Red Club team for Coach Campbell Chapman She helped lead her club team to the State Cup and the Orange Classic, Super Cup and the R3PL Championships

In high school, she played for St. Pius X for the last three years. She has been named All-Metro by the Atlanta Journal/Constitution in 2003-2006.

“I am very proud of Mia,” said Gordon Alphonso. “It’s nothing better than to see something come full circle. Clemson is a great place and I enjoyed my experience there, and I am sure Mia will enjoy her time at Clemson as well. She was very impressed with the coaching staff and the team members.”

“Mia is a wonderful addition to our incoming class,” said Bramble. “I love the fact that her father was an incredible soccer player here and her mother worked in the President’s Office for Dr. R. C. Edwards. However, I am most excited because Mia is a gifted athlete and she was trained at the GSA club which has a track record of producing very good college soccer players.”