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Thales Moreno
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Thales Moreno 1692337
Position: Midfielder
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 181
Year: Senior
Hometown: Monte Santo de Minas, Brazil
Major: Pre-Business

In 2015 (Junior)

  • Played in 19 matches and started 11
  • Scored five goals, including the game-winning penalty kick against Maryland in the NCAA Elite 8
  • Tallied four assists, three coming against UC Santa Barbra in the NCAA Sweet 16
  • Recipient of the Academic Achievement Award at the CLEMMYs

In 2014 (Sophomore):

  • Played in all 22 matches for Clemson, starting 17 of them and playing more than 1,000 minutes.
  • Scored three goals, including the game-winner against Radford in the regular season opener. 
  • Assisted on three more goals during the season.
  • Named to Clemson’s Honor Roll during the Spring 2015 semester for maintaining at least a 3.0 GPA.

In 2013 (Freshman):

  • Scored the game-winning goal against South Carolina in overtime
  • Moreno scored the game winner in the South Carolina match on a diagonal left-footed shot from 20 yards out that hit the right corner of the netting at the 101:36 mark for his first career goal at Clemson
  • Also scored the goal in the NCAA Tournament match against Elon on November 21
  • Played in 21 matches, made six starts
  • Scored two goals and had one assist for five points during his freshman season

Before Clemson:

  • Named ESR First-Team All-America
  • Moreno scored 18 goals and added 10 assists for the nation's top-ranked high school team
  • Earned all-tournament honors at the Berkeley Prep Invitational and the Montverde Academy Soccer Tournament, which completed the team's 23-0-1 season and a national title
  • Native of Brazil who grew up playing soccer as a young child
  • Was a star on the Paraiso Futsal team as well as playing for Palmeiras as a youth at an early age
  • Gatorade Florida Boys Soccer Player of the Year
  • Thales was named to the All-Tournament team at the Montverde Academy Soccer Tournament in 2013
  • Helped his team win the National Championship with Montverde Academy in 2012-2013 winter season
  • Played for former Clemson All-American Mike Potempa at Montverde
  • Born December 5, 1994
  • Majoring in parks, recreation, and tourism mgt.
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