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Ahead of ACC Tournament, Clemson seniors prepare for their final games

Matt Mynes, Asst. Photo Editor

Clemson forward Isaiah Reid (27) and defender Joey Skinner (13) celebrate vs. USC Upstate at Historic Riggs Field on Aug. 29, 2022.

As Clemson looks ahead to its match against Notre Dame in the first round of the ACC Tournament on Wednesday, a couple of players could be playing their final regular season game at Historic Riggs Field. 
With six players being honored during last Friday’s senior night, let’s take a closer look at each player’s collegiate career with the Tigers. 
Isaiah Reid, Forward
Reid will leave a hefty legacy at Clemson. The Rock Hill, South Carolina, native has scored 14 goals across four years and has four assists as well.
Most notably, he played a vital role on the 2021 national championship team.
In the national championship game against Washington, Reid scored the only two goals of the game. With his explosive playmaking ability, he also won the College Cup Most Outstanding Player in last year’s NCAA Tournament.
So far in 2022, he has three goals, starting in eight of 12 games for the Tigers.
Mohamed Seye, Forward
Another notable forward on the Tigers, Seye has been a key member of the Clemson offense over the past four years.
Bursting onto the scene as a freshman, he scored five goals and had five assists in the 2019 season. After suffering from an ACL injury late in the 2021-2022 season, Seye battled through the pain and served as a key contributor in Clemson’s championship last year.
Since then, the Valencia, Spain, native has started in all 16 games for the Tigers this season, leading the team in assists alongside Ousmane Sylla with six.
Alvaro Gomez, Midfielder
A keystone of this Clemson midfield, Gomez has been another notable playmaker on this squad. The Spanish midfielder was seen all over the place in games throughout his career, finding the back of the net six times and recording nine assists.
He has come up clutch multiple times, scoring the game-winning goal against Kentucky last season in the third round of the NCAA Tournament, as well as scoring the only goal off of an outside-the-foot shot against South Carolina.
Gomez will provide more experience and leadership on the Clemson side as the postseason begins. 
Enrique Montana III, Defender
Montana has been a solid option for head coach Mike Noonan and the Tigers throughout his collegiate career. Redshirting his freshman year, Montana provides a spark plug when he comes onto the field and has racked up seven assists from the defensive position.
On Oct. 24 against UMass, Montana picked up the first goal of his career, curling in a left-footed shot off the post to give the Tigers momentum into an eventual win. In his final games as a Clemson Tiger, look for the outside back to play an important role.
Dylan Sullivan, Midfielder
Sullivan has been an option off the bench for the Tigers this season. Playing 11 games this year, the New York native has provided fresh legs to a Clemson midfield that moves aggressively throughout games.
Derek Waleffe, Midfielder
In his final year of eligibility, Waleffe joined the squad after four successful years at Brown University, receiving accolades like All-Ivy League First Team in his final year.
The graduate student has seen the field in nine games this season. Calling Clemson “a truly special environment” on Instagram, Waleffe will join these seniors in providing their final acts of leadership as the soccer season begins to come to a close. 

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