Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Niners earn golf, soccer and cross-country honors

Several Charlotte 49ers athletes earned recognition for performances last week:

<>Senior defender Nathan Mathers of 14th-ranked men’s soccer team was named to College Soccer News’ National Team of the Week. Mathers assisted on Adam Gross’ game-winning goal in the 49ers' 2-1 win at Saint Louis. Mathers has also anchored a solid defense which has allowed one goal in the last 410 minutes of play.

<> Amanda Goetschius was named the Atlantic 10 Cross Country Performer of the Week after her 26th place finish at the NCAA Pre-Nationals. Goetschius took the top honors for Charlotte at the race by pacing the 49ers to a 24th place finish in a field that consisted of 19 of the top 30 nationally ranked teams.

<> The 49ers women’s soccer team swept the Atlantic 10 weekly honors. Senior Hailey Beam was named A-10 co-Player of the Week. She was also named to the TopDrawerSoccer.com National Team of the Week. Freshman Lacey McGowan was named A-10 co-Rookie of the Week which makes her the first 49er to claim that honor this season.

<> Senior Ryan Wilson was named the Atlantic 10 Golfer of the Week after leading the 49ers at the Brickyard Intercollegiate. Wilson shot a pair of identical rounds of one-over par 73 to finish tied for 28th with a two-over par 146.

<> On another note, the men's soccer team is ranked ninth and the women's team is ranked 25th in the latest National Soccer Coaches Association of America polls.