Goalkeeper Becomes Rhodes First Women’s Soccer All-American


Publication Date: 12/15/2008

Becca Clarin, a junior from Clarendon Hills, IL, is the first Lynx to be named to a National Soccer Coaches Association of America′s (NSCAA) All-America Team in women’s soccer. She made NSCAA’s third team and is Rhodes’ goalkeeper.

The honor comes on the heels of the Lynx historic SCAC Championship and Rhodes′ first ever appearance in the NCAA Division III Championship Tournament for women’s soccer.

Clarin will be recognized at a January luncheon in St. Louis. During her senior year in high school, The Chicago Sun Times tabbed her as one of the Top 5 Goalkeepers in the Soccer Class of 2006.

According to Bobby Lessentine, Head Women′s Soccer Coach at Rhodes, “Becca has revolutionized goal keeping at Rhodes. She has forced me to rethink the fitness requirements of goalkeepers, to bring them in line with those of the field players. She has grown more competent and more confident each year and I’m excited about her future.”