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#15 Sam Staab

Sam Staab - Women's Soccer - Clemson University Athletics


  • Selected by the Washington Spirit as the fourth overall selection in the 2019 NWSL draft (Highest pick in Clemson history)
  • 2018 ACC Defensive Player of the Year
  • Netted five goals while adding 33 assists for 48 points
  • Fourth in program history in career assists
  • Played in and started all 80 games of her career on the backline, logging 7,360 minutes
  • Four-time All-ACC Academic Team honoree
  • Four-time All-ACC honoree (1st team in 2018, 2nd team in 2016 and 2017, All-Freshman Team in 2015)
  • Graduated in December of 2018 with a degree in Accounting

In 2018 (Senior)

  • A Third-Team All-American according to United Soccer Coaches
  • A United Soccer Coaches Second-Team Scholar All-American
  • ACC Defensive Player of the Year
  • Named to the 2018 All-ACC Tournament Team
  • A First-Team All-ACC Selection
  • A member of the 2018 All-ACC Academic Team
  • A member of the United Soccer Coaches Scholar All-South Region Team
  • Named to the United Soccer Coaches All-Atlantic Region Team 
  • Played and started all 18 matches anchoring the backline, logging 1,634 minutes
  • Lead the team in assists (11), third in points (13)
  • Helped hold opponents to a 0.90 goals against average 
  • Served as one of the teams three captains 
  • Named the teams MVP and defensive MVP
  • A member of the 2018-19 ACC Honor Roll

In 2017 (Junior)

  • Played and started all 19 games
  • Logged 1,802 minutes (highest on team)
  • Had four assists
  • Named Second Team All-ACC
  • Named to the All-ACC Academic team
  • Named to the United Soccer Coaches Scholar All-South Region Team

In 2016 (Sophomore) 

  • Played and started all 23 games
  • Led team with 11 assists
  • Scored two goals
  • Logged 2,084 minutes (highest on team)
  • Scored 15 points (tied for second highest on team)
  • Named to NSCAA All-Region Team
  • Named Second Team All-ACC
  • Named Academic All-ACC and ACC Academic Honor Roll
  • Scored game winning goal at #6 Duke

In 2015 (Freshman) 

  • Named to ACC All-Freshmen Team
  • Played in and started 20 games
  • Scored two goals and recorded a team high 7 assists
  • Logged 1840 minutes (third highest on team)
  • Academic All-ACC Member
  • Awareded Rookie of the Year at 2016 Clemmy’s
  • Team Newcomer of the Year
  • Named to Clemson’s Honor Roll Fall 2015 Semester
  • Named to ACC Academic Honor Roll

Before Clemson

  • Club team won back-to-back USYSA National Championships in 2013 and 2014
  • Club team was Cal South National Cup Champions in 2011-13
  • Club team also won Surf Cup & Manchester Nike Cup in 2011
  • CIF Division 1 runner up with Scripps Ranch High School in 2014
  • Scripps Ranch High School won league championships all four years in high school
  • Named MVP of her high school team as a sophomore, junior and senior
  • Served as team captain as a junior and senior
  • Named Defensive Player of the Year for her high school team
  • Earned four varsity letters in soccer at Scripps Ranch
  • Named League Player of the Year in 2014
  • Member of the 2014 All-CIF Team
  • A four-time all-league selection
  • A member of the Cal South ODP team from 2010-2012
  • Also a member of her high school track and field team, competing in the long jump and 400 meters
  • A member of the Principal’s Academic Honor Roll

Radwanski on Staab:“Sam brings a wide ranging skill set with her to Clemson. A naturally left-footed player, her range of passing will be a tremendous asset to our team. She is extremely competitive both in the tackle and in the air. She has been the anchor in the middle of the field for her club team’s back to back national titles. Simply put, she is a winner. Watching her steady improvement over the last several years has been very exciting for our staff. Her upside is tremendous, and we look forward to working with her during the next four years.”