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May 16, 2024

Four Tigers Named to NCAA All-Region South Team

CLEMSON, S.C. – The NCAA announced Thursday afternoon that four Clemson Tigers, Paris Masaracchia, Emily Lamparter, Ariana Kline and Natalie Shurtleff earned All-Region Honors to represent the South for the 2024 season. Sophomore defender Paris Masaracchia and Junior goalie Emily Lamparter earned first team honors, while graduate defender Ariana Kline and freshman midfielder Natalie Shurtleff  earned second team honors.

All four of the Tigers are recognized for the first time in their collegiate careers. With Nakeeya McCardell and Marina Miller earning a place on the South’s All-Region second team after last year’s 2023 inaugural season, this marks the first time in program history that any Tiger has been named to the South’s First team, as well as it being the most amount of Tigers ever honored with the award.

Masaracchia had an impressive season as she led Clemson in caused turnovers with 28 and in ground balls with 35. Starting in all 18 games, Masaracchia caused at least one turnover in every game this season besides three, had eight games with multiple caused turnovers, recorded a career high of eight draw controls against Duke and notched a career high of five caused turnovers in the ACC Quarterfinals against Notre Dame.

Starting all 18 games, Lamparter finished the season second in the ACC in saves percentage 0.462. She saved 147 shots and recorded a 11.349 goals against average. In addition, Lamparter tied her career high of 16 saves against No. 8 UNC. Lamparter also made 11 saves, including two critical saves at the end of the game, to keep Clemson alive against No. 4 Notre Dame in the regular season double overtime loss.

A true freshman, Shurtleff was a key contributor to the Tigers success in the 2024 season. Shurtleff led Clemson in assists with 20, which is the fifth most of freshman nationally and second most of freshman in the ACC. Additionally, Shurtleff is second on Clemson in points with 42, fifth on the team in goals with 22, fourth in draw controls with 35 and fifth in caused turnovers with 12. Shurtleff recorded five hat tricks and put the ball in the back of the net in 10 games. In the last game of the regular season, Shurtleff scored both the game tying and game winning goal in overtime to secure the overtime victory for Clemson over Pitt.

Graduate defender Ariana Kline brought the energy in every game this season. She finished fourth on the team in ground balls with 26 and second in caused turnovers with 18. Kline made a great impact on the draw circle, securing 41 total draws, which was the third most on the team.

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