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Lady Tiger Soccer Team Ranked 19th in Preseason NSCAA Poll

Lady Tiger Soccer Team Ranked 19th in Preseason NSCAA Poll

Aug. 14, 2007

Clemson, SC – The Lady Tiger soccer team is ranked 19th according the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) poll released on Tuesday afternoon. Head Coach Todd Bramble’s team is one of six Atlantic Coast Conference teams in the top 25, including defending national champion North Carolina, who is ranked first.

In the Soccer Buzz preseason poll also released on Tuesday, the Lady Tigers are ranked 28th overall and are fifth in the Southeast Region according to the association. Six ACC teams are ranked in the top 30 of the Soccer Buzz national poll and conference teams make up six of 15 teams in the Southeast Region rankings.

The Lady Tigers advanced to the NCAA Quarterfinals in 2006 for the fourth time in the program’s 13-year history. The team finished the season with an 11-8-5 overall record and a 5-3-2 ACC mark and ranked in a tie for 14th in the final NSCAA poll and was 15th in the final Soccer Buzz poll. The team returns nine of 11 starters and 17 letterwinners overall from the 2006 squad, including All-American goalkeeper Ashley Phillips and All-ACC selections Julie Bolt and Elizabeth Jobe.

The Lady Tigers will open the 2007 season with two exhibition games, at Davidson on Tuesday, August 21 at 6:00 p.m. and at home against Georgia on Saturday, August 25 at 7:00 p.m. Clemson’s first regular season game will be on Friday, August 31 against Liberty at 5:00 p.m. at Riggs Field.

Click on the links to view the complete NSCAA poll and the complete Soccer Buzz poll.