Monday, October 5, 2009

Niners rack up numerous A-10 awards

The Charlotte 49ers earned a multitude of weekly Atlantic 10 Conference honors for performances in men's and womens' soccer, golf, volleyball and women's cross country. Here are the winners:

Men’s Soccer Players of the Week: Evan James, Charlotte
The sophomore forward notched goal and an assist to help the 49ers upset then-fourth-ranked Wake Forest on Sept. 29 and break the nation’s best 46-match non-conference unbeaten streak. He scored the game’s first tally and assisted on the game-winning goal.

Men’s Soccer Rookie of the Week: Jennings Rex, Charlotte
The freshman forward scored the game-winning goal on his only shot in the 49ers’ 3-1 upset at Wake Forest on Sept. 29. He made his first career start in a 1-0 win at Furman on Oct. 3.

Women’s Soccer Player of the Week: Hailey Beam, Charlotte
The senior midfielder scored the game-winning goals in Charlotte's wins over Rhode Island (4-0) and Massachusetts (4-0. She ranks second on the team with 19 points and raised her total to 33 career goals.
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Volleyball Rookie of the Week: Bianca Rouse, Charlotte
The freshman outside hitter averaged 3.0 kills per set and hit .356 in a 2-0 week for the 49ers. She had a career-high 16 kills against just one error in 32 attempts in a five-set win over Fordham on Oct. 2.

Golf Player of the Week: Corey Nagy, Charlotte
The senior from Charlotte recorded his third career individual victory as he placed first at the VCU Shootout (Sept. 28-29) with a six-under 210. He fired an opening round 69 and shot a two-under 70 in the final round to seize the title by two strokes.

Women’s Cross Country Performer of the Week: Amanda Goetschius, Charlotte
The junior, competing at the Charlotte Invitational on Oct. 2, finished second in a field of 209 runners with a personal-best time of 17:09.8 on the 5K course.

Women’s Cross Country Rookie of the Week: Maria Ruiz, Charlotte The freshman posted a season-best time of 17:58.9 at the Charlotte Invitational on Oct. 2 as Charlotte claimed the team title in the 23-team field. She finished 12th out of 209 runners.


Job said...

This is great news! If only we could dominate the conference in Men's Basketball like we do in EVERY OTHER SPORT! Maybe this year!