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Nov 19, 2018

Women’s Soccer Announces 2019 Class

CLEMSON, S.C. – Seven players signed National Letters of Intent on Nov. 14 to join the Clemson women’s soccer program’s Class of 2019. Head Coach Eddie Radwanski announced the addition of Lauren Bruns, Caroline Conti, Abby Hanks, Hal Hershfelt, Hannah McLaughlin, Maliah Morris and Harper White on Monday afternoon.

“We are excited to have this nationally-ranked 2019 recruiting class join the Clemson Family! We are adding a lot of quality to our team, particularly on the attacking side,” noted Radwanski. “This is a wonderful group of student-athletes who will do well both on and off the field! They are honored and excited to represent Clemson University and the best is yet to come.”

Below are the details on the seven members of the Tigers’ Class of 2019:

Lauren Bruns
Richmond, Va.
Club: Richmond United

Radwanski on Bruns: “Lauren is an attacking player who scored a ton of goals for both her club and high school team! Lauren is a cerebral player who has good instincts and a great spirit to compete. Her energy and personality are infectious.”

  • Virginia High School League All-State First Team in 2017 and 2018
  • Leading scorer in each of her three seasons for Douglas Freeman HS, with 91 career goals to date
  • Netted 54 goals in ECNL competitions over a three-year period
  • Four-year team captain for the Richmond United ECNL
  • First-Team ECNL Mid Atlantic All-Conference in 2017 and 2018
  • Selected to participate in numerous Id2, ECNL PDP & US Soccer National Training Center events

Caroline Conti
Greenville, S.C.
Club: Carolina Elite Soccer Academy

Radwanski on Conti: “Caroline is another attacking player who can score and set up goals. She is a strong player capable of playing any of the attacking positions and can score in a variety of ways. She is super competitive, wants to win, and, coming from a family of Clemson graduates…she is super excited to be a Clemson Tiger.”

  • Two-time South Carolina Miss Soccer 5A Player of the Year
  • Three-time all-region, all-upstate and all-state honoree
  • Two-year team captain, leading JL Mann HS to back-to-back Region 5A State Championships in 2017 and 2018
  • South Carolina Gatorade Player of the Year in 2017
  • Selected to participate in Id2, ECNL PDP & US Soccer National Team camp events

Abby Hanks
Ellicott City, Md.
Club: Bethesda Soccer Club

Radwanski on Hanks: “Abby is a smart, versatile player. As an attacking outside back for her Bethesda team, she makes good decisions on when to get forward. Her experience playing midfield is displayed with her touch and confidence on the ball. Abby strengthens our depth in the back and is a great addition to our team.”

  • Three-time Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland Class A All-Conference selection in 2016, 2017 and 2018
  • Four-year member of the Archbishop Spalding HS Varsity Soccer Team
  • Member of the IAAM Class A Championship Team in 2016
  • Member of the National Honor Society and French Honor Society

Hal Hershfelt
Atlanta, Ga.
Club: Concorde Fire

Radwanski on Hershfelt: “Clemson fans are going to love Hal! She is a high-energy, high-work-ethic, physical player, and her athleticism allows her to cover a lot of ground. Hal does all the intangibles to help her team win. She is a versatile player who can play in the midfield or in back.”

  • Member of the US Soccer Development Academy national quarterfinalist team in 2018
  • Concorde Fire club team was national semifinalists at 2017 ECNL Nationals in Chicago, Ill.
  • Selected to participate in Id2 and US Soccer National Team camp
  • Member of the National Honor Society

Hannah McLaughlin
Richmond, Va.
Club: Richmond United

Radwanski on McLaughlin: “We were looking to recruit another goalkeeper and we found a great one in Hannah! She’s a smart, sharp keeper with very good feet, and is also a good keeper because of her brain, work ethic and leadership! I believe Hannah’s leadership and personality will be a huge asset for our team. You need people like Hannah and what they bring to the team! I’m glad she’s a Tiger!”

  • All-state and all-region selection in 2018
  • Member of the three-time Virginia High School League Regional Championship team, in 2016, 2017 and 2018
  • Finished the 2017 season with 15 shutouts in 20 matches
  • A member of the Richmond United ECNL team for five years
  • An honor roll student for four years

Maliah Morris
Germantown, Md.
Club: Bethesda Soccer Club

Radwanski on Morris: “Maliah is another attacking player who knows where the goal is, has great goal-scoring instincts, can beat players off the dribble and wants to win. Whether it’s with the National Team, her club team or her high school team, Maliah is going to score goals. She and this recruiting class will definitely impact our attacking side of the game, as Maliah completes our attacking trident with Lauren and Caroline!”

  • Washington Post All-Met and WCAC Player of the Year in 2017
  • Two-time DC Gatorade Player of the Year
  • Member of the 2017 WCAC Championship Team and two-time DC State Championship Team
  • Four-time St. Johns College HS Offensive Player of the Year
  • Attended 2017 ECNL national team camp and was a member of the US U18 National Team

Harper White
Franklin, Tenn.
Club: Tennessee Soccer Club

Radwanski on White: “Harper is an athletic, speedy defender who has great range of passing! She has been involved with the U17 National Team, has big upside and will be a welcomed addition on our back line. Each year Harper continues to learn and grow, and we are excited to have her in our environment. The sky is the limit for Harper!”

  • Two-time all-state and all-region honoree in 2017 and 2018
  • Played up a level with the 99s and won the U18 Girls National Championship in 2017
  • ECNL U17 Ohio Valley Conference Champions and all-conference selection for 2017-18
  • ODP Region 3 Team in 2015, 2016 and 2017