CLEMSON, SC August 18, 2014 – Sophomore goalkeeper Kailen Sheridan was named to the Preseason All-ACC Women’s Soccer Team as announced by the conference office on Monday. The 11-member preseason all-conference team was selected by a vote of the league’s head coaches.
Sheridan, a native of Whitby, Ontario, was a member of the All-ACC Third Team and the ACC All-Freshman Team in 2013. She started all 19 games in goal for the Tigers during her rookie season, posting 66 saves and allowing just 18 goals. She finished the year in the top 10 in program history in three single-season record categories (goals against average – 0.94, solo shutouts – 7, save percentage – .786).
Sheridan has spent the last few weeks starting in goal for Canada’s U-20 National Team at the U-20 Women’s World Cup, which was hosted by Canada. The team advanced through group play with a 2-1 record, but was eliminated in the quarterfinals on Saturday after a 2-0 loss to Germany. Sheridan returns to campus early this week, in time for the Tigers to open the regular season on Friday, Aug. 22 vs. Auburn at 7 p.m. at Historic Riggs Field.
The ACC also announced its preseason coaches’ poll Monday morning, and Clemson was picked to finished ninth by the league’s 14 head coaches. The eight teams that were predicted to finish ahead of the Tigers are all ranked in the top 25 of the NSCAA Preseason Poll released earlier this month.