Women’s Soccer Selected for NCAA Tournament

Women’s Soccer Selected for NCAA Tournament

Nov. 11, 2002

For the ninth consecutive season, the Clemson Lady Tiger Soccer team will participate in the 64-team field of the NCAA Women’s Soccer Tournament as announced by the NCAA Monday afternoon.

The Lady Tigers (14-7) will travel to Charlotte, NC and play Richmond (13-5-2) in the first round. UNC-Charlotte (16-1-2) will play James Madison (12-7-3). The two winners will play on Sunday, November 17 in Charlotte, NC.

Clemson is led in scoring by Deliah Arrington with 18 goals and seven assists for 43 points. Heather Beem has 11 goals and seven assists for 29 points. Clemson has a 14-7 record overall this season. Arrington was named the ACC’s Player-of-the-Year and was also named first-team All-ACC.

Clemson first season of women’s soccer was in 1994. Since that time Clemson has made the NCAA Tournament every season. The Lady Tigers advanced to the NCAA Final Eight three times (1997, 1999, and 2000).

“I am very happy to be in the NCAA Tournament once again and help carry on the great Clemson tradition,” said Clemson Head Coach Todd Bramble. “I’m happy to extend our season, and I’m looking forward to playing in Charlotte and their facility. I am sure the administration there will do a great job in hosting the event.

“Richmond is always a quality team and I am looking forward to a great week of preparation from our team.”

This will be the fifth meeting between Clemson and Richmond on the soccer field. Clemson leads the overall series 3-1.