Women's Soccer
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Vanessa Laxgang
Player Profile:
Vanessa Laxgang 825018
Position: Midfielder
Height: 5'3"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Arlington Heights, IL
Major: Psychology

  • Graduated from Clemson in December 2013 with a degree in Psychology
Career Highs
  • Goals: 3 (10/24/10 at Francis Marion)
  • Assists: 3 (10/13/13 vs. Presbyterian College)
  • Points: 6 (two times, most recently 09/22/13 vs. Alabama A&M)
  • Shots: 8 (08/19/11 vs. South Carolina State


  • Named to the All-ACC Third Team
  • Earned the team's Most Valuable Player award, and was also named the Deliah Arrington Offensive MVP
  • A member of the All-ACC Academic Women's Soccer Team
  • Played in and started all 19 games
  • Logged 1,584 minutes on the field, fourth-most on the team and most among non-defensive players
  • Led the team in scoring with five goals and two assists for 12 points
  • Scored the team's lone goal in its double-overtime tie vs. #3 Florida State on Sept. 29
  • Netted a goal in Clemson's 2-1 victory over Boston College on Sept. 15
  • Recorded two goals and two assists in just 24 minutes against Alabama A&M on Sept. 22
  • Converted on a penalty kick for the Tigers' lone goal in a 1-1 tie at USF on Aug. 30
  • Took 52 shots on the season with a shots on goal percentage of .538
  • Named to Clemson's Dean's List for the Fall 2013 semester
  • Netted one goal and three assists for five points
  • Saw action in 12 games, starting 10
  • Logged 868 minutes on the field
  • Took 17 shots on the year, averaging 1.42 shots a game
  • Scored the game winner against Winthrop
  • Named to the President's List for the Fall 2012 semester and the Dean's List for Spring 2013


  • Played in and started all 18 games
  • Played 1482 minutes on the field
  • Totaled 14 points on the season
  • Tied for second on the team in goals with six
  • Took a team-high-tying 47 shots, including a team-high 27 shots on goal
  • Scored two goals and recorded one assist in the Tigers' final game of the season vs Francis Marion


  • Played in and started all 19 games
  • Played 1,513 minutes
  • Ranked second on the team in scoring with 10 points
  • Netted four goals; one against North Florida on September 5 and three against Francis Marion on October 24
  • The hat trick against Francis Marion was the 18th in Clemson history, and the eighth recorded by a freshman
  • Goals against North Florida and Francis Marion were both game winners
  • Posted assists against Presbyterian College and High Point
  • Took 31 shots
  • Named the team's Offensive Most Valuable Player for the 2010 season
  • Named to TopDrawerSoccer.com's National All-Rookie Second Team
  • A member of the Honor Roll for the Fall 2010 and Spring 2011 semesters

Before Clemson

  • Played for the Eclipse Select 91/92 club team for coach Rory Dames
  • Eclipse Select team won USYSA National Championship in 2009
  • Named USYSA National Championship Adidas Golden Boot Award winner
  • Club team won USYSA Midwest Regional Championship in 2008 and 2009
  • Club team won USYSA Illinois State Cup Championship in 2006, 2008 and 2009
  • Attended John Hersey High School in Arlington Heights, IL
  • Father, Marcus, played soccer at Indiana University from 1981-1984 and brother, Andreas, played soccer at University of Illinois at Chicago from 2008-2009
  • Born 10/2/1991 in Park Ridge, IL
  • Majoring in Graphic Communications
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