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May 11, 2023

Tigers Earn Postseason Awards

CLEMSON S.C. – This week, Nakeeya McCardell, Marina Miller and Ella Little have all been recognized for their impressive season with McCardell and Miler earning a place on the South’s All-Region Second Team, and Little making honorable mention for USA Lacrosse’s All-American team. 

USA Lacrosse Magazine announced on Tuesday, May 9th their Division I All American teams, where Little earned honorable mention. The much deserved midfielder played a critical role in Clemson’s success this season. Little secured 108 draw controls, forced six turnovers, picked up 10 ground balls, scored seven goals and assisted five. She registered more than 10 draws in several games, including a career record of 16 against Radford. 

On Thursday, May 11, the IWLCA announced their selections for the 2023 All-Regions teams which included 128 Division I student athletes. Along with the other athletes selected, McCardell and Miller are now eligible to be named to a national IWLCA All-American team which will be announced on May 25. 

McCardell and Miller were both consistent players for the Tigers this season. McCardell was a force to be reckoned with on defense, holding some of the top offensive players in the nation to only one or two goals. In addition, the defender led Clemson in caused turnovers this season with 16. Miller proved to play a critical role on both the offensive and defensive side of the ball. The team captain registered hat tricks in four games: Gardner-Webb, Campbell, Virginia Tech, and Pitt. Miller totaled 23 goals, 11 assists, 20 ground balls, eight caused turnovers, and 33 draw controls this season. 

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