Tigers’ McNamara, Hokies’ Marshall Earn ACC Men’s Soccer Honors


Clemson midfielder leads three wins; VT forward nets winner vs. #17 Orange

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Clemson midfielder Thomas McNamara and Virginia Tech forward Kai Marshall have been named the Atlantic Coast Conference Men’s Soccer Co-Players of the Week.

McNamara, a graduate student from West Nyack, N.Y., tallied seven points on three goals and an assist as Clemson defeated rival South Carolina, Virginia and Gardner-Webb. After scoring a goal in the Tigers’ 2-1 win over the Gamecocks last Monday, McNamara accounted for the game-winners in Friday’s 2-0 shutout of Virginia and Sunday’s 3-0 victory over Gardner-Webb.

In his first game back from a hip flexor injury that kept him out of the first two contests of the season, Virginia Tech’s Marshall netted the game-winner in the eighth minute of overtime against No. 17 Syracuse to lift the Hokies to their first ACC regular-season win since 2011. The Charlottesville, Va., native recorded three shots in the match, including two on goal.