Lions FC are pleased to welcome American Cannon Clough to Australia for the 2019 NPLW season.
Cannon comes to the Lions from UNC Chapel Hill, where she was a member of the women’s soccer team. In 2017, she saw 427 minutes of action in 16 games for the Tar Heels and was named to the 2016-17 ACC Academic Honor Roll. The team played in the National College Cup Final Four in her Junior year and the Sweet 16 her enior campaign being a Number 1 seed in the most competitive conference in the country. Prior to UNC, Clough transferred from Charlotte where she was a member of the women’s soccer team for two years. During her time at Charlotte, she notched 22 starts in 36 games played and earned Conference USA recognition for academics.Clough also attended Charlotte Latin High School, where she had 40 goals and 37 assists in her career and helped lead Latin to two state titles while earning all-state honors.
Cannon says, “I hope to not only help impact and translate what I have learned in college to this new team and family I am joining from across the world, but I also hope to gain new experience and perspective while chasing a title with this team. I’m really excited to form new and lasting relationships with my new teammates while growing in all areas of the game we love.