Rutgers - Camden's Kendyll Clayton honored

Camden's Clayton is honored
on first-ever Team of the Week

CAMDEN (Sept. 5, 2006) - Rutgers University-Camden freshman forward Kendyll Clayton (Philadelphia, PA/Holy Spirit) added another honor to her impressive first weekend as a collegiate another honor to her impressive first weekend as a collegiate soccer player. Clayton is a member of the South Jersey Banshees U19 Womens team.

Clayton, who was named Monday as the New Jersey Athletic Conference’s first Women’s Soccer Rookie of the Week for this season, was honored Tuesday as a member of the Team of the Week. It is the first-ever Team of the Week for, a soccer website launched this season.

Clayton also was named as Rutgers-Camden’s first Raptor of the Week Monday after helping the Lady Raptors capture the championship of the Shenandoah University Women’s Soccer Shootout Sept. 2-3.
In her first collegiate game, Clayton collected a goal and two assists as the Lady Raptors defeated Bridgewater College, 4-0, Sept. 2. The next day, she helped the Raptors defeat host Shenandoah, 2-0, for the title.

Clayton captured seven varsity letters at Holy Spirit High School: four in soccer and three in crew. She also earned Second Honors and National Merit Roll recognition.

Playing for soccer Coach Mark Gorman, Clayton served as a team captain and was a Cape-Atlantic League All-Star. She earned Second Team and Honorable Mention Cape-Atlantic League National Division honors during her scholastic career and also captured the Brooke Shrieves Award as the Spartans’ most dedicated soccer player.

Kendyll, who plans to become a lawyer, is the daughter of Donnalee and John Clayton of Egg Harbor Township.

The Lady Raptors take their 2-0 record to Cabrini College for a 6:30 p.m. game Wednesday.