Soccer's Clarke Earns Third Career All-SEC Honor

Summer Clarke is an All-SEC selection for the third time!
Summer Clarke is an All-SEC selection for the third time!
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BATON ROUGE – For the third time in her decorated collegiate career with the Tigers, senior Summer Clarke has been recognized as an All-Southeastern Conference performer for her performance on the pitch while receiving Second-Team All-SEC honors in a vote of the league’s head coaches announced Sunday afternoon.

After picking up second-team honors first as a freshman in 2013 and again as a junior in 2015, Clarke was honored for the third time in four seasons as one of the league’s elite players once again.

The native of Richmond, British Columbia, Canada, is the sixth Tiger to be receive All-SEC accolades at least three times in her career as she joins the likes of the program’s only four-time All-SEC selection Ashley Mitnick (1999-2002) and three-time honorees Melissa Clarke (2005, 2008-09), Chelsea Potts (2006-07, 2009), Malorie Rutledge (2007-09) and Allysha Chapman (2009-11).

With Sunday’s announcement, it marks the 13th-straight season since 2004 in which at least one LSU Tiger has been honored as an All-SEC performer as either a first-team, second-team or all-freshman selection.

“We’re happy for Summer to receive this deserved recognition,” said LSU head coach Brian Lee. “She worked very hard these past 12 months to give her all for the program this season. She has meant so much to this program and LSU as a University in her time with us, and we wish her all the best in the future.”

Clarke closed out her collegiate career as LSU’s second-leading scorer with three goals and three assists for nine points while playing mostly in the midfield in SEC play. Both of Clarke’s goals in the conference play were scored against nationally-ranked opposition against No. 2-ranked South Carolina on Sept. 22 and No. 11-ranked Auburn on Oct. 20. Clarke also scored the opening goal in LSU’s 2-1 win at reigning Big East Champion Butler on Sept. 4 before assisting two goals in a 4-0 home win against Lamar on Sept. 18 during the non-conference season.

One of the most decorated players in the program’s history, Clarke ranks among the Top 10 in school history in every major offensive category, including tied for sixth in goals scored with 27, seventh in points scored at 69 and 10th in total assists with 15. She started her 78th match in 78 career appearances for the Tigers against 20th-ranked Arkansas in their season finale last Thursday night.

Capped at senior level with the Canadian Women’s National Team, Clarke’s international career is highlighted by scoring the game-winner on her debut for Canada against Belgium at the Algarve Cup in Portugal back in the spring. A three-time SEC Academic Honor Roll selection in her time at LSU, she is on track to graduate from LSU with her degree in kinesiology.

2016 SEC Women’s Soccer Postseason Awards

SEC Coach of the Year
Shelley Smith, South Carolina

SEC Offensive Player of the Year
Savannah McCaskill, South Carolina

SEC Defensive Player of the Year
Kaleigh Kurtz, South Carolina

SEC Freshman of the Year
Sarah Luebbert, Missouri

SEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year
Casie Ramsier, Auburn

First-Team All-SEC
Forward: Kristen Dodson, Auburn
Forward: Savannah Jordan, Florida
Forward: Savannah McCaskill, South Carolina
Forward: Hannah Wilkinson, Tennessee
Midfielder: Claire Kelley, Arkansas
Midfielder: Casie Ramsier, Auburn
Midfielder: Meggie Dougherty Howard, Florida
Midfielder: Chelsea Drennan, South Carolina
Defender: Kiana Clarke, Auburn
Defender: Gabby Seiler, Florida
Defender: Paige Bendell, South Carolina
Defender: Kaleigh Kurtz, South Carolina
Goalkeeper: Mikayla Krzeczowski, South Carolina
At-Large: Marion Crowder, Georgia
At-Large: Melanie Donaldson, Missouri

Second-Team All-SEC
Forward: Mallory Eubanks, Mississippi State
Forward: Sarah Luebbert, Missouri
Forward: Sophie Groff, South Carolina
Forward: Haley Pounds, Texas A&M
Midfielder: Brooke Ramsier, Auburn
Midfielder: Summer Clarke, LSU
Midfielder: Gretchen Harknett, Ole Miss
Midfielder: Kaitlyn Clark, Missouri
Midfielder: Rylie O’Keefe, Tennessee
Defender: Jessi Hartzler, Arkansas
Defender: Qyara Winston, Arkansas
Defender: Caroline Waters, Georgia
Defender: Lauren Selaiden, Missouri
Goalkeeper: Sarah Le Beau, Auburn
Goalkeeper: Danielle Rice, Texas A&M
At-Large: Kristen Cardano, Florida
At-Large: Cristina DeZeeuw, Vanderbilt

All-Freshman Team
Stefani Doyle, Arkansas
Kayla McKeon, Arkansas
Bri Folds, Auburn
Karli Gutsche, Auburn
Julia Lester, Florida
Marissa Bosco, Kentucky
Evangeline Soucie, Kentucky
Sarah Luebbert, Missouri
Mikayla Krzeczowski, South Carolina
Maya Neal, Tennessee
Grace Piper, Texas A&M
Grace Jackson, Vanderbilt

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