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Tigers Sign Seven Players

Tigers Sign Seven Players

CLEMSON, S.C. – Eddie Radwanski and his staff added seven new members to their 2016 fall roster on Wednesday, Feb. 3 as part of National Signing Day. The seven members come from six different states and include six field players and one goalkeeper.

Dani Antieau, Sara Duckworth, Julie Mackin, Rachele Manfre, Sarah Osborne, Mackenzie Smith, and Melanie Stiles all signed National Letters of Intent to continue their soccer careers at Clemson.

“We are really excited for this class to join us this summer and become part of the Clemson Family,” said head coach Eddie Radwanski. “We were happy to address so many areas that we have been focusing our recruiting efforts on and bring in two attacking players, three players who can be classified as defensive in nature, a midfielder and we are also brining in a goalkeeper. These players not only address our immediate needs but lay a groundwork for the program as we go forward.”

The new signees join a Clemson program that earned a spot in the ACC Tournament for the first time since 2007 after finishing tied for second in the conference. The team also punched their ticket to the NCAA Tournament for the second consecutive year after finishing the regular season with a 13-3-1 record.

Dani Antieau

Position: D/MFHometown: Pembroke Pines, Fla. (West Broward High School)Club Team: Boca United – Coach Jason Sardis

·      Club team won Florida Premier League Championship in 2013, 2014, and 2015

·      Disney Showcase Champions in 2015 and 2016

·      State Cup finalist in 2014

·      High School team won district championship in 2015 and 2015

·      State regional semi-finalist in 2013 and 2016

·      Team MVP 2014-2016

·      First team All-County 2014 and 2015

·      Team captain 2015 and 2016

·      IMG Top 150 Athlete

·      Scored 36 goals with 32 assist in her high school career

·      Four year letter winner in soccer and two years in tennis

Sara Duckworth

Position: MF/FHometown: Savannah, Ga. (Savannah Arts Academy)Club Team: Carolina Elite Soccer Academy ECNL – Coach Andrew Hyslop

·      Played with the CESA ECNL Club team for four years

·      CESA Club team qualified for the National playoffs three times.

·      Awarded MVP of high school team during 2014 season.

·      Varsity high school soccer letterman

·      Training as concert pianist

·      Cousin J.K. Britt plays football at UNC.

Julie Mackin

Position: MF/FHometown: Castle Rock, Colo. (Castle View High School)Club Team: Real Colorado ECNL – Coach Scott Dedycker

·      Attended seven Women’s National Team Camps from 2012-2015

·      High school team won the State Cup Championship in 2010 and 2011

·      Ninth place finish at Nationals in 2012, second in 2013, seventh in 2014, and third in 2015

·      Team MVP in 2013, 2014, and 2015.

·      Leading scorer of Continental League in 2013 and 2014.

·      Team leading scorer in 2013, 2014, and 2015

·      Two time Colorado Gatorade Player of the year finalist (2014 and 2015)

·      All-State Honorable mention in 2013.

·      All-Sate Second team in 2014 and 2015.

·      Broke three school records in the 4×200 Relay, 800m Sprint Medley, and 200m Dash.

·      Placed fifth in the state in the 4×100 Relay, and long jump Continental League Champion in 2015.

·      Three-year letterman in soccer and track and one year letterman in cross-country.

·      Aunt, Donna (Hayes) Mackin swam at Clemson from 1986-1987

·      Uncle Matt D’Amico played football at Maryland from 1985-1989

Rachele Manfre

Position: DHometown: Simpsonville, S.C. (Riverside High School)Club Team: Carolina Elite Soccer Academy ECNL – Coach Andrew Hyslop

·      Attended the ECNL Id2 Player Development Camp in 2014

·      Attended the US National Training Center in Georgia in 2015

·      Played Pro-Am from the age of 14 with the USL W-League Pro-Am Carolina Cobras.

·      CESA Club team qualified for the National playoffs three times.

·      CESA USYSA State Champions in 2012

·      USYS Region Quarterfinalist in 2012

·      High school team won division championship twice.

·      SC Division 4A Upper State Semi-Finalist in 2013

·      All Region 4A member in 2013

·      Broke 4×200 and 800m sprint school records in 2015

·      State 4A Semi-Qualifier in 4×100 and 4×400

·      2015 Track MVP

·      Father, Ted Manfre played soccer for Morrisville State College (N.Y.) from 1982-1984 and SUNY Polytechnic Institute from 1984-1986

Sarah Osborne

Position: MF/FHometown: Chesapeake Beach, Md. (Huntingtown High School)Club Team: Maryland United FC ECNL  – Coach Harry Canellakis

·      Club team won ECNL Conference Championship in 2013-2015

·      Leading goal scorer in high school from 2013-2016

·      Conference and regional champion and state semi-finalist in 2013 and 2016.

·      Conference and regional champion and state finalist in 2014.

·      All-Metropolictan Area First-Team

·      First-Team All-State

·      Conference player of the year

·      Scored 27 goals and had 16 assists in 2015

·      Broke the school record in the 4x400m and 4x800m relays in 2013

·      Sister, Laura, plays lacrosse at University of Maryland Baltimore County.

Mackenzie Smith

Position: DHometown: Bath, N.Y. (Haverling High School)Club Team: FC Bucks 97 Freedom ECNL – Coach Chris Fehrle

·      Trained with the U19 U.S. Women’s National team in 2015

·      Member of the USYS Region I U17 Select Team that traveled to Croatia and competed internationally in 2014 and 2015

·      NSCAA Northeast All-Region Team 2014 and 2015

·      NYS Class B All-State Team 2012-2014

·      LCAA Division I Player of the year 2013-2014

·      All Greater Rochester First Team 2014-2015

·      Corning Leader First Team 2012-2014

·      Haverling High School Career goals leader (70) and assists leader (50) High school MVP 2011-2014

·      Team captain 2012 and 2015

·      Three-year basketball letter winner.

·      Basketball MVP 2013-2014

·      Section V Class B2 All-Tournament Team 2013-2014

·      LCAA Division I First Team All-Star 2013-2014

·      Three-year track letter winner

·      Most Outstanding Distance Runner 2012

Melanie Stiles

Position: GKHometown: Bowie, Md. (Bishop McNamara)Club Team: Maryland United FC ECNL– Coach Harry Canellakis

·      Club team won ECNL Conference Championship in 2013-2015

·      Two time First-Team All-Conference

·      Two time First-Team All-Gazette

·      All-Metropolitan Sophomore 2013

·      Team MVP 2015

·      Three time team captain

·      Four year varsity letter winner

·      Brother, Taylor, plays baseball at Maryland