Feb. 11, 2002
CLEMSON, SC – Clemson women’s soccer player Katie Carson was selected in the third round of the Women’s United Soccer Association (WUSA) draft Monday at Fort Lauderdale, FL.
Carson was the fifth pick in the third round and the 21st pick overall by the Philadelphia Charge. She was the third goalkeeper picked in the draft.
Carson was named the team’s defensive MVP in 2001. She set the ACC career record for shutouts and helped lead Clemson to its fifth straight NCAA Sweet 16 appearance in 2001. The senior goalkeeper was also named a third-team All-American by the NSCAA. The native of Chagrin Falls, OH is the sixth women’s soccer player in Clemson history to be named a first, second, or third team All-American and just the third to be selected by the NSCAA.
Carson holds the Clemson single season and career record for shutouts, saves, and goal’s allowed average. She started 89 out of a possible 90 games over her career and is tied for first in Clemson history in games started. Earlier this season on October 16 against Wake Forest, she set the ACC career record for shutouts. With 10 shutouts this past season, she finished her career with 34 solo shutouts.
A former Clemson player, Meredith Flaherty was selected the seventh pick in the second round by the New York Power. She was the 15th pick overall. She played at Clemson in 1994-97 and played her senior year at the University of Florida. She red-shirted the 1996 season at Clemson.
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