Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Minnix wins student-athlete honor

Charlotte senior defender Megan Minnix has been named the Atlantic 10's women's soccer student athlete of the year. Minnix is the fourth straight 49er to win the award, following Lindsey Ozimek in 2007 and Hailey Beam in 2008-09.

Dayton, which tied the 49ers for the league's regular-season title, dominated the rest of the league's individual awards. But Charlotte fared well in placing several players on all-conference teams:

First team: Midfielder Sam Huecker; Minnix; forward Whitney Weinraub.

Second team: Forward Macky Wingo.

All-rookie: Goalkeeper Alex Kubrick.

All-academic: Minnix.

Dayton had the offensive player of the year (Colleen Williams); defensive player of the year (Kathleen Beljan); midfielder of the year (Jerica DeWolfe) and coach of the year (Mike Tucker). Richmond midfielder Becca Wann was the rookie of the year.

Charlotte has a first-round bye in the A-10 tournament which begins Thursday at Rhode Island.