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Clemson Women’s Soccer Team to Play Host to South Florida in Exhibition Game Friday

Aug. 10, 2011 caught up with Head Coach Eddie Radwanski following the Tigers’ practice on Wednesday morning. Click on the video below to hear Radwanski’s thoughts on the 2011 preseason and see some action from the training session.

CLEMSON, SC – The Clemson women’s soccer team will play host to South Florida in an exhibition game on Friday evening. The game between the Tigers and Bulls is scheduled to begin at 7:00 PM at Historic Riggs Field. Admission is free for all home women’s soccer games.

Clemson returns 14 letterwinners, including eight starters, and welcomes 10 newcomers for the 2011 season. The Tigers’ top two leading scorers, forward Maddy Elder and midfielder Vanessa Laxgang, are back for their junior and sophomore seasons, respectively. Other key players returning to the lineup for 2011 are junior defender Heather Marik and seniors Ashlynne Bass, Rachel Hurd and Sarah Jacobs.

The Tigers are under the leadership of new head coach Eddie Radwanski, who amassed a 139-65-13 record in 10 seasons at UNC Greensboro. Radwanski led the Spartans to five NCAA tournament appearances during his tenure, and his team won the Southern Conference regular season title and/or tournament championship eight of his 10 seasons with the program.

South Florida finished third in the Big East and advanced to the second round of the NCAA tournament in 2010. This will be the first meeting between the Tigers and the Bulls on the soccer field.