CLEMSON, S.C. – Another set of academic accolades rolled in Tuesday for Clemson women’s soccer program, as senior defender Sam Staab was named a United Soccer Coaches Scholar All-American, the organization announced.
Staab, who was named a Second Team Scholar All-American, landed the honor for the first time in her career after earning her second consecutive Scholar All-South Region earlier this week. She is the first to earn the honor since Britten Meyer in 2006 and just the seventh in program history. In 2016, Emily Byorth was named a First Team CoSIDA Academic All-American while Jenna Weston was named Second Team.
The center back helped lead the Tigers to a 12-9 record and its fifth consecutive NCAA Tournament berth and a fifth-place regular season ACC finish. She earned her 11th assist of the season as the Tigers knocked off the 19th-ranked Boston College Eagles on the road in the ACC Quaterfinals to earn the program’s third ACC Semifinal appearance under head coach Eddie Radwanski.
The San Diego, Calif. native finished her career at Clemson in style, earning the 2018 ACC Defensive Player of the Year and her first All-American honor. Staab played in 7,360 minutes in 80 matches, scoring five goals while assisting on 33, good for fourth place in school history in career assists. She has a 3.60 cumulative grade point average and is set to earn her undergraduate degree in Accounting in December 2018.