Friday, August 21, 2009

Men's soccer exhibition against Gardner-Webb on Sunday

The Charlotte 49ers men’s soccer team host Gardner-Webb in an exhibition game at Transamerica Field at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is free.

Prior to the game, the 49ers athletic department will hold its annual 49er New Year for the incoming freshman class. The 49ers New Year involves welcoming remarks by university Chancellor Dr. Philip Dubois and 49ers athletics director Judy Rose.

Following those remarks the 49ers student-athletes will walk around the track while being introduced by team by men’s basketball coach Bobby Lutz.

Last season, the men's soccer team won 12 games in their second season under head coach Jeremy Gunn. Charlotte earned its first national ranking since 1998. The 49ers also captured three regular-season tournament titles as well.

Charlotte welcomes back eight starters and 14 letterwinners from last season led by senior preseason All-Atlantic 10 midfielder Adam Gross.