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Manolo Sanchez
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Manolo Sanchez 865194
Position: Midfielder
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 205
Year: Redshirt Senior
Hometown: Philadelphia, Pa.
Major: Communication Studies

In 2014 (Senior):

  • Played in all 22 matches for Clemson, starting five and more than 1,400 minutes.
  • Scored three goals, including the game-winner against South Florida on Oct. 28.
  • Assisted on six more goals throughout the season, including a goal against Coastal Carolina in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. His six assists were tied for the team lead.
  • Scored a total of 12 points, tied for the team lead.
  • Took 37 total shots, leading the team.
  • Was drafted 79th overall by the New York Red Bulls in the 2015 Major League Soccer SuperDraft and made his MLS debut on June 20.

In 2013 (Junior):

  • Starter in 17 matches, played in 21 contests in the midfield
  • Scored five goals and had three assists for 13 points
  • Third leading goal scorer on the team with five
  • Tied for second on the team for most assists with three
  • Scored the game-winning goal in Clemson’s 1-0 victory over N.C. State

In 2012 (Sophomore): 

  • Made an immediate impact on the team with his arrival at Clemson
  • Third leading scorer on the team
  • Had two goals and a team high six assists
  • Scored Clemson's goal in the 1-1 draw with Wake Forest on September 7 at Historic Riggs Field
  • Also scored a goal in the UNC-Greensboro match on October 2 in the Tigers' 2-0 victory
  • Had two assists in Clemson's 2-1 overtime win over N.C. State
  • Also had a two-assist night against Virginia on September 28
  • Had one assist against #2 Maryland in the ACC Tournament on November 9, in Germantown, MD
  • Named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll

Before Clemson:

  • Transfer from Louisville, enrolled at Clemson in January, 2012
  • Red-shirted the 2010 season and played in three matches in 2011 at Louisville
  • Attended Germantown Friends School (GFS) played for Head Coach Matt Zipin
  • Played for the Yardley-Makefield Soccer (YMS) club team for Coaches John Greaves, Jim Powers
  • Led his high school league in points for three seasons
  • High school league MVP his junior and senior seasons
  • Finished his high school career as the all-time leader in goals scored with 59 and assists with 38
  • Two-time All Southeast Selection
  • Earned All-Southeastern Pennsylvania and all-state honors his junior and senior seasons
  • Club Team Accomplishments include four-time state champions, two-time Region 1 Champions
  • His club also made three consecutive appearances in the National Championships in the 2010 Super Y League National Finals
  • Born November 10, 1991
  • Majoring in communication studies


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