CLEMSON, S.C. – The Clemson men’s soccer team is ranked fifth in the nation in the final poll released by the NSCAA (National Soccer Coaches Association of America) earlier today. It’s the second straight year that the Tigers have finished inside the top five.
Head Coach Mike Noonan’s Tigers finished the season with a 14-4-5 record. The Tigers were one win away from a second straight College Cup appearance but fell to Denver by a score of 1-0 in the Elite Eight. The Tigers also reached the ACC Championship for the second time in three years.
Clemson was one of eight teams from the Atlantic Coast Conference to finish in the NSCAA final top 25, all of which finished inside the top 15. Also, nine ACC schools earned bids to the NCAA Tournament, a NCAA record for most from any conference. Clemson’s 2016 schedule consisted of 11 teams that finished inside the NSCAA final top 25.