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June 12, 2013

Men's Soccer Athlete of the Year

By: Jimmy Robertson

David Clemens | Junior | Ballston Lake, N.Y.

The Virginia Tech men’s soccer team struggled to score at times this past season, but not because of the efforts of forward David Clemens.

Clemens started all 20 games for the Hokies and led the team in nearly every offensive category. He led the team with 10 goals and 22 points, and he led the squad with three game-winning goals. He finished fifth in the ACC in goals, points and goals per game (.50).

Clemens’ best game came against VMI when he recorded his first career hat trick, scoring three goals in the Hokies’ 3-1 victory. He scored two goals and had an assist in Tech’s 3-2 upset victory over NC State in the first round of the ACC Tournament. His game winner in the 82nd minute moved the Hokies into the second round.

Clemens scored three goals in the ACC Tournament, tying Patrick Nyarko’s school record for goals in a conference tournament. Clemens’ 10 goals this season are the most for a Hokie since 2006 when Nyarko set the school’s single-season record with 16.