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#7 Tabitha Padgett
Position: Defender/Forward
Height: 5'5"
Year: Redshirt Senior
Hometown: Orange Park, FL
Major: English
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  • Signed a professional contract in the spring of 2014 to play with Gustafs GoIF in Sweden
  • Graduated from Clemson in December 2013 with a degree in English
Career Highs
  • Goals: 1 (multiple times, most recently 10/13/13 at NC State)
  • Assists: 2 (09/19/13 vs. Pittsburgh)
  • Points 3 (08/26/12 vs. Presbyterian College)
  • Shots: 7 (08/26/12 vs. Presbyterian College)

2013

  • Played in and started all 19 games
  • Transitioned to a primarily defensive role in 2013 after playing most of her career as a forward
  • Tallied two goals and three assists for seven points to tie for third on the team in scoring
  • Logged 1,443 minutes of playing time
  • Scored the game-winning goal on a penalty kick in the Tigers' 1-0 victory at NC State on Oct. 13
  • Netted a goal against South Carolina on Sept. 6
  • Assisted on both goals in Clemson's 2-0 victory at Pittsburgh on Sept. 19
  • Tallied one assist in the team's 2-1 win over Boston College on Sept. 15
  • A member of Clemson's President's List for the Fall 2013 semester
2012
  • Posted two goals and three assists on the season
  • Tied for second on the team in scoring with seven points
  • Played in and started all 18 games
  • Logged 1484 minutes on the field
  • Took 37 shots on the year, averaging two shots a game
  • Scored the game-winning goal against Presbyterian College

2011

  • Red-shirted the 2011 season

At UNC Greensboro in 2010

  • Named to NSCAA All-Southeast Region Second Team
  • A member of the All-Southern Conference First Team
  • Named to the NCCSIA All-State team
  • Led the UNCG team in goals scored with 10 and ranked second in scoring with 25 points (10 goals and five assists)
  • Tied for the team lead in goals scored with 10
  • Named to Under Armour Invitational All-Tournament Team
  • Earned SoCon Player of the Week honors for the week of October 5
  • A member of the Preseason All-Southern Conference team
  • Started all 22 games for the Spartan team that finished the season with a 19-2-1 record (11-0 SoCon) and was ranked 10th in the nation in the NSCAA's final regular season poll
  • Spartans entered national rankings for the first time since 1998 and were ranked in the top ten for the first time since 1996

At UNC Greensboro in 2009

  • Named Southern Conference Co-Player of the Year and Freshman of the Year, becoming just the second player in league history to win both awards in the same season
  • Also earned spots on the All-Southern Conference First Team, the SoCon All-Freshman Team, the NSCAA All-Southeast Region Third Team and the North Carolina Collegiate Sports Information Association All-State Team
  • Ranked second on the UNCG team in scoring with 19 points on a team-high eight goals and three assists
  • Started all 20 matches, making her one of just three Spartan players to do so
  • Netted a team-best five game-winning goals
  • Scored the game-winning goal in a 1-0 win over No. 11 Duke on Aug. 28 at the Carolina Nike Classic
  • Also notched the only goal in a 1-0 win over Elon on Oct. 29 to clinch the Spartans' fourth straight regular-season SoCon title
  • Had a stretch of five goals in six games, scoring against High Point (9/17), Furman (9/25), Wofford (9/27), Georgia Southern (10/4) and Western Carolina (10/8)
  • Goals against High Point, Wofford and Western Carolina were game-winners
  • Scored UNCG's only goal in a 2-1 loss to Samford on Oct. 16
  • Assisted on UNCG's first two goals in a 3-1 win over Appalachian State on Oct. 11
  • Also assisted on the game-winner at College of Charleston (10/23)

Before Clemson

  • Four-year all-state, all-county and all-conference selection in soccer and track and field at Orange Park High School
  • Four-year recipient of Raiders Champion Award for academic excellence and two or more varsity sports
  • Holds Orange Park High School record for career goals and holds several school and conference records in track and field
  • Two-time team captain in soccer and track and field
  • Helped high school soccer team to second-place conference finish in 2009 and third-place district finishes all four years
  • Four-time MVP of high school track and field team
  • Qualified for regional and state meet in multiple events
  • A member of FCA and the Debate Club, and president of the Speech Club two years in high school
  • Played for First Coast Kyx and Clay County United club teams
  • United won back-to-back Florida State Cup championships in 2007 and 2008
  • A member of the Florida ODP team that won 2008 ODP regional championship
  • Selected for Region III ODP team
  • Leading scorer for Region III team, which won the 2008 International Cup in Spain
  • Born 2/22/91 in Orange Park, FL
  • Majoring in English
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