CLEMSON, S.C. – The Clemson women’s soccer program celebrated the 2019 season with its annual awards banquet on Monday, April 11 via a virtual conference call due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The evening festivities awarded the many individual athletic and academic accomplishments compiled throughout the season.
Freshman Hal Hershfelt and sophomore Renee Guion claimed Most Valuable Player honors as they racked up a combined four goals and 14 assists in 2019. Hershfelt, an Atlanta, Ga. native, opened up the Clemson scorebook in 2019 after knocking in her first of three goals in the home opener against Utah. Hershfelt’s three goals on the year would all come in game-winning fashion as she finished the season tied for the team lead for game-winning-goals. Guion, a Simpsonville, S.C. native, led the Tigers in points, tallying up 14 with 12 of them coming from assists in 2019. The sophomore led the nation for single season assists during the season while also sharing a lead for single game assists after aiding in four goals against Coastal Carolina.
Hershfelt went on to earn the Tiger Newcomer Award following her standout freshman season. The Tiger Newcomer Award was awarded to Guion following the 2018 season as the pair picked up Most Valuable Player honors in 2019.
Mariana Speckmaier claimed her third Deliah Arrington Offensive MVP award after leading the team with six goals in 2019. Freshman Maliah Morris joined in the Offensive MVP honors after netting four goals and two assists for 10 points in her first year. Morris’ 10 points would come in just 11 games as she helped the Tigers win their first Palmetto Series match since 2015 with a strike from distance. The goal helped the Germantown, Md. native earn ACC Player of the Week recognition.
2019 was a season of success for Guion as she netted her first career goal against Syracuse. However, Guion’s largest success came from producing 12 assists as she placed herself in the Clemson records books as second all-time for single season assists. After garnering the Tiger Newcomer Award in her freshman campaign, Guion claimed Defensive Most Valuable Player in her sophomore season.
Caroline Conti joined the list of freshmen with strong openings to their collegiate careers as she was recognized with the 2019 Coaches Achievement Award. Off the field, Grace Wagner earned both the Bill D’Andrea Tiger PAW Award for her contributions in team and personal development and the Iron Woman Award for outstanding commitment and mentality in physical preparation and development in the area of strength and conditioning.
CoSIDA Academic All-America
Mackenzie Smith– 2nd Team
CoSIDA Academic All-District
Mackenzie Smith – 1st Team
Julie Mackin – 1st Team
All-ACC Academic Team
United Soccer Coaches Team Academic Award
Maliah Morris – Freshman Team
Hal Hershfelt – Freshman Team
United Soccer Coaches All-Region Team
Hal Hershfelt – Third Team
Most Valuable Player
Deliah Arrington Offensive MVP
Tiger Newcomer Award
Coaches Achievement Award
Bill D’Andrea Tiger PAW Award
Iron Woman Award
Tiger 50+ Club