Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Niners notables

Taking a minute out of vacation this week to pass on some interesting information on some well-known Charlotte 49ers:

First, 49ers associate head men's basketball coach Rob Moxley is ranked 10th in listing of the top 16 "friends of junior colleges" in the August 2007 edition of Basketball Times.

Moxley's recruiting success in the junior college ranks have paid big dividends, including the addition of highly touted players Charlie Coley and Lamont Mack, who join the 49ers this fall.

During his nine years at Charlotte, Moxley has helped recruit several players who have had successful careers with the 49ers, including E.J. Drayton, KenKay Jones, Curtis Nash and Marcus Bennett, among others.

Second, Trevor Murphy and Ray Sheedy, who both played for the 49ers golf team that finished third this season in the NCAA championship, have both qualified for the U.S. Amateur at The Olympic Club in San Francisco.

The 315-player field will play qualifying rounds next Monday and Tuesday to cut the field to 64. Those players will then enter a match play format to determine the champion. NBC will broadcast coverage of the semifinal and championship matches Aug. 25-26.

Murphy is a rising senior, while Sheedy graduated in May.


Anonymous said...

Jim...On the soccer side, former Niner Floyd Franks scored his first career goal in the MLS playing for the Chicago Fire. Evan Harding, playing for the Richmond Kickers of teh USL-2 scored his first career goal last month here in Charlotte against the Charlotte Eagles. Two big, impressive achievements.

King Leonidas said...

Thanks for the post, Jim. That's dedication---posting on your vacation! Kudos

Anonymous said...

Jamie Green for president! Rob Moxley would make a good VP.