Clemson men’s soccer team honored at awards banquet

January 28, 2014

CLEMSON — The Clemson Men’s Soccer team was honored with an awards banquet held at Kresge Hall at the Outdoor Laboratory on the university’s campus on Jan. 22.

Thomas McNamara, a graduate student, was named the Most Valuable Player and was the recipient of the team’s Offensive Player of the Year award. McNamara was a first-team All-Atlantic Coast Conference Player in 2013. He was a two-time ACC Player-of-the-Week selection, and was a National Player-of-the-Week honoree. McNamara was also named to the All-ACC Tournament team.

Sophomore goalkeeper Chris Glodack won the Coach’s Achievement Award. He finished the season having started six matches and had a 5-1-0 record. He recorded four shutouts. He was named to the topdrawersoccer.com National Team-of-the-Week on September 16 for his play in the N.C. State match on Sept. 14.

Sophomore defender Kyle Fisher won the team’s Defensive Player-of-the-Year Award. Fisher, a defender, was named third-team NSCAA All-South. He was named third–team All Atlantic Coast Conference. He played and started in all 21 matches for the Tigers. Fisher scored two goals in 2013, both of them game-winners.

Andrew Tarbell, a freshman goalkeeper, was the recipient of the Newcomer of the Year Award. Tarbell started 15 matches for the Tigers and allowed only 16 goals. He finished the year with a 1.01 goals allowed average and had 36 saves. He also finished the 2013 season with four solo shutouts.