Soccer's Clarke on Preseason All-America Team

LSU's Summer Clarke
LSU's Summer Clarke
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BATON ROUGE – After being selected as a preseason First-Team All-SEC selection by College Sports Madness last week, LSU striker Summer Clarke has also been named as a preseason All-American by the online publication as a fourth-team selection as College Sports Madness published its list of the nation’s best players on Saturday.

Clarke looks to build on an outstanding rookie season with the Tigers a year ago when she earned Freshman All-America honors following the 2013 campaign as a member of the Soccer America All-Freshman Second Team and Freshman Best XI Second Team for her performance.

A native of Richmond Hill, British Columbia, Canada, Clarke returns to the squad as LSU’s leading goal scorer a year ago when she scored 10 goals to top the scoring charts for the team in 2013.

Clarke is already among an SEC-leading five selections for the Tigers on the College Sports Madness Preseason All-SEC Teams released last week as a projected First-Team All-SEC performer in 2014. Joining Clarke were striker Fernanda Pina and midfielders Alex Arlitt and Emma Fletcher as Second-Team All-SEC selections and rookie striker Jorian Baucom as the SEC Freshman of the Year in the preseason.

LSU Soccer’s five selections to the College Sports Madness Preseason All-SEC Women’s Soccer Teams matched the league-leading five selections by defending SEC Co-Champion Texas A&M. Fellow SEC Co-Champions Florida featured three selections with Kentucky and South Carolina. Arkansas received two selections, while Alabama, Auburn, Georgia, Missouri, Tennessee and Vanderbilt receive one selection apiece.

College Sports Madness Preseason All-America Teams

National Coach of the Year
Mark Krikorian, Florida State

National Offensive Player of the Year
Morgan Brian, Virginia

National Defensive Player of the Year
Abby Dahlkemper, UCLA

National Freshman of the Year
Andi Sullivan, Stanford

Preseason First-Team All-Americans
Position, Player, School
F, Rachel Daly, St. John’s
F, Makenzy Doniak, Virginia
F, Jannelle Flaws, Illinois
F, Taylor Uhl, Stanford
M, Morgan Brian, Virginia
M, Daphne Corboz, Georgetown
M, Sarah Killion, UCLA
M, Cari Roccaro, Notre Dame
D, Kadeisha Buchanan, West Virginia
D, Abby Dahlkemper, UCLA
D, Jade Seabrook, Navy
D, Emily Sonnett, Virginia
GK, Katelyn Rowland, UCLA

Preseason Second-Team All-Americans
Position, Player, School
F, Janine Beckie, Texas Tech
F, Savannah Jordan, Florida
F, Margaret Purce, Harvard
F, Rachel Tejada, Illinois State
M, Jessie Ayers, Colorado College
M, Dagny Brynjarsdottir, Florida State
M, Rose Lavelle, Wisconsin
M, Havana Solaun, Florida
D, Whitney Church, Penn State
D, Jaelene Hinkle, Texas Tech
D, Meghan Streight, Texas A&M
D, Christen Westphal, Florida
GK, Sabrina D’Angelo, South Carolina

Preseason Third-Team All-Americans
Position, Player, School
F, Danielle Colaprico, Virginia
F, Darian Jenkins, UCLA
F, Ifeoma Onumonu, California
F, Hannah Wilkinson, Tennessee
M, Morgan Andrews, Notre Dame
M, Sam Mewis, UCLA
M, Cassie Pecht, Duke
M, Nicole Setterlund, Washington State
D, Megan Campbell, Florida State
D, Arin Gilliland, Kentucky
D, Kristin Grubka, Florida State
D, Taylor Leach, South Carolina
GK, Emma Newins, Georgetown

Preseason Fourth-Team All-Americans
Position, Player, School
F, Summer Clarke, LSU
F, Summer Green, North Carolina
F, Sofia Huerta, Santa Clara
F, Lynn Williams, Pepperdine
M, Kaysie Clarke, Missouri
M, Shea Groom, Texas A&M
M, Lo’eau LaBonta, Stanford
M, Kayla Mills, Southern California
D, Caroline Dwyer, Pennsylvania
D, Georgia Kearney-Perry, St. John’s
D, Casey Morrison, Boston College
D, Rachel Pitman, DePaul
GK, Abby Smith, Texas





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