Wildcats Own 6-2-1 Overall Record at the UK Soccer Complex in 2011
* 2007 Conference USA All-Freshman Team * 2008 Conference USA Offensive Player of the Week (10/27/08) * 2008 Soccer America National Team of the Week (10/28/08)
2010 Redshirted season.
2009 Tied for the team-lead with three assists ... Played in 19 games with 14 starts, clocking 841 minutes ... Totaled two goals and three assists, firing 18 shots, including nine on goal ... Charted two game-winning goals ... Had assists in each of UK's first two games, against IUPUI and Bowling Green ... Netted first goal of the year as a game-winner at Xavier ... In a 2-0 win at FIU, scored the game-winning goal ... Had an assist at Memphis ... Logged a season-high 81 minutes in a 1-0 loss at Louisville.
2008 Talented frontline player finished playing in 18 games with seven starts ... Totaled eight points, three goals and two assists ... Logged 687 minutes, the 14th-most on the team ... Fired 19 shots, with nine coming on goal ... Got first assist of the season against Cincinnati ... Notched second assist in a 2-0 win over South Carolina ... Scored goals in back-to-back games, against UCF and FIU at home, earning weekly honors from C-USA and Soccer America ... Second goal of the year came in the C-USA Tournament against Marshall.
2007 Had an outstanding freshman season for UK, earning C-USA All-Freshman honors ... Played in 17 games with nine starts ... Logged 725 minutes ... Finished with a goal and an assist ... Fired 15 shots - seven on goal ... Assist came vs. No. 1 SMU, an excellent serve to a diving Tim Crone for UK's first goal.
Pre-College Played four years for coach Steve Shehan at Lexington Catholic ... Led Catholic to the state championship in 2004 as a sophomore and a state Final Four appearance as a senior ... Named first-team All-State as a senior ... Played for coach Joe Williams for two years on the club team Javanon ... While playing for the club team LFC premier in 2004, led team to State Championship ... As a player for Javanon, guided club to consecutive State Final Four appearances.
Personal Full name is Clifford Gerard Tappel Jr. ... Son of Cliff and Chris Tappel ... Has three brothers Marty (27), Mark (29), and Tim (30) ... Comes from an athletic family as father played soccer at the University of Missouri, brother Tim played at Marquette and brother Marty played at St. Louis ... Born on Jan. 30, 1989 in Carmel, Ind.