The Charlotte 49ers women’s soccer team, which has won three straight Atlantic 10 titles, has received six commitments for 2009. The 49ers return 10 starters for first-year coach John Cullen.
Charlotte's recruiting class includes: Jessica Barton of Jacksonville, N.C.; Carrie Dail of Hubert; Lacey McGowan of Fayetteville, Ga.; Jennifer Nye of Huntersville; Taylor Rovito of Pittsboro; and India Winford of Winston-Salem.
Barton, a 5-foot-6 goalkeeper, was a three-time All-State selection at Jacksonville High School. Dail, a 5-foot-5 midfielder , was a three-time NSCAA All-Region selection and as a sophomore helped Swansboro High win the 2006 state title. McGowan, a 5-foot-9 defender, is a three-time All-Region selection and led Whitewater High to the 2007 Georgia 4A state title.
Nye, a 5-foot-5 defender, earned all-conference honors in 2007. She played at Hopewell High for former 49ers women’s soccer standout Lindsey Ozimek’s husband, Eric. She helped Hopewell capture a conference championship in 2006. Rovito, a 5-foot-4 defender, earned All-Region and All-State honors at Green Hope High. Winford, a 5-foot-4 forward/midfielder, is a three-time NSCAA All-Region selection.