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Apr 23, 2024

Five Tigers Earn All-ACC Honors

CLEMSON, S.C. – On Tuesday, April 23, the ACC announced that five Clemson Tigers earned All-ACC honors, including two on the All-ACC Second Team and three on the ACC All-Freshman Team. Sophomore Defender Paris Masaracchia and Junior Goalie Emily Lamparter represented the Tigers on the All-ACC Second team. Meanwhile, Regan Byrne, Kayla Macleod and Natalie Shurtleff represented the Tigers on the All-Freshman team. 

This is the first time that any Clemson player has been named to the All-ACC Second Team and sets a record for the most freshmen named to the All-Freshman team. Notably, Clemson tied Virginia with the most freshmen represented on the ACC All-Freshman team with three. 

Earning a spot on last year’s 2023 ACC All-Freshman Team, Paris Masaracchia earned All-ACC awards in back-to-back seasons.  Masaracchia has been a key member on the draw circle and on the defensive end this season. Registering at least one turnover in every game this season besides three, the leads the Tigers in caused turnovers with 23 on the season. Masaracchia is also a huge contributor on the draw, totaling the second most on the team with 40 this season. 

Emily Lamparter has proven herself as one of the best goalies in the NCAA and as a result earns her first All-ACC honors. Lamparter ranks No. 1 in the ACC and No. 15 nationally in saves percentage (46.4%). This season she recorded a career high of 16 saves against North Carolina and played a pivotal role in keeping Clemson close to Notre Dame as she produced two game saving stops at the end of regulation and in the first overtime. 

Each of Clemson’s three freshmen named to the ACC’s All-Freshman team have been huge contributors to the Tigers in their first season. Regan Byrne opened the season with a team high of six goals and went on to produce 10 multipoint games this season with a total of 36 goals. Kayla Macleod has proven to be a big threat from the free position as she is No. 18 in the nation and No. 2 out of the freshman in the nation in free position goals per game. Macleod has scored.a goal in every game this season besides three and led Clemson’s offense in their double overtime loss to Notre Dame with a career high of five goals. Natalie Shurtleff has impressed this season on the midfield, leading Clemson in total assists with 20 and ranking as the No. 5 freshman nationally in assists. Shurtleff also scored both the game tying and the game winning goals in Clemson’s 12-11 overtime win against Pitt. 

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