Charlotte 49ers men's soccer

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Charlotte 49ers
men's soccer
2016 Charlotte 49ers men's soccer team
49ers wordmark.png
Founded 1976
University University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Conference C-USA
Location Charlotte, NC
Head coach Kevin Langan (3rd year)
Stadium Transamerica Field
(Capacity: 4,000)
Nickname 49ers
Colors Green and White[1]
         
Home
Away
NCAA Tournament Runner Up
2011
NCAA Tournament College Cup
1996, 2011
NCAA Tournament Quarterfinal
1996, 2011
NCAA Tournament Round of 16
1992, 1996, 2011
NCAA Tournament Appearances
1991, 1992, 1994, 1996, 1997, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
Conference Tournament Champions
1983, 1992, 1994, 1996, 2010, 2013
Conference Regular Season Champions
1983, 1988, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1996, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014

The Charlotte 49ers men's soccer team is an intercollegiate varsity sports team of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. The team is a member of the Conference USA of the National Collegiate Athletic Association. The team plays their home games at Transamerica Field in Charlotte, North Carolina. In 2011, the team reached the championship of the NCAA Division I Men's Soccer Championship, for the first time in their program's history.[2]

History[edit]

In 1996, the Charlotte 49ers men's soccer team became the first Conference USA team in any sport to reach the National semifinals. The Niners won a school record 19 games. They went 7-1 in Conference USA to capture the regular season title. The Niners defeated College of Charleston, Notre Dame and Hartford to reach the national semifinals before falling to Florida International in front of 20,269 fans in Richmond, Virginia. Goalkeeper Jon Busch becomes the Niners' second first team All-American after recording 12 shutouts and a 0.89 goals against average. Busch also earned Conference USA Defensive Player of the Year honors. John Tart was named Conference USA Coach of the Year.

The most notable season in Charlotte soccer history came in 2011 when the 49ers became the first team of any sport in school history to reach a NCAA national championship. The team was ranked in the top 25 throughout the entire season thanks to a challenging yet successful non-conference campaign. The Niners finished the regular season with an Atlantic 10 record of 6-1-2 and 13-3-2 record overall. After an early disappointing loss to Xavier in the Atlantic 10 tournament, Charlotte then went on a deep run in the NCAA Tournament. The unseeded Niners defeated Furman, #11 UAB, #10 Akron, and #5 Connecticut to advance to the program's second ever College Cup in Hoover, Alabama. The Niners went on to defeat #3 Creighton before falling to #1 North Carolina in the national championship game with a score of 1-0.

Roster[edit]

As of December 11, 2011[3]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 United States GK Klay Davis
2 United Kingdom DF Aaron Weldon
3 United States DF Isaac Cowles
4 United States DF Charles Rodriguez
5 United States DF Allen Thomas
6 United States MF Will Mayhew
7 United States MF Owen Darby
8 United Kingdom MF Aidan Kirkbride
9 United States FW T.J. Beaulieu
10 Canada FW Evan James
11 United States FW Giuseppe Gentile
12 United States MF Matt Wallace
13 United States GK Gavin Dawson
14 United States DF Nick Barnhorst
No. Position Player
15 United States FW Cory Dennis
16 United Kingdom MF Jason Hawes
17 United States MF Jennings Rex
18 United States DF Tyler Duncan
19 United States DF Jake Keating
20 United States FW Donnie Smith
21 Canada DF Anthony Perez
22 United States MF Tyler Gibson
23 United States MF Isaac Caughran
24 United States MF Jeremy Dennis
25 United States GK Nick Hensley
26 United States DF Grant Morrison
27 United States MF Paul Willoughby
29 United States MF Robby Thomas

Individual career records[edit]

Career goals[edit]

No. Name Seasons Years Goals
1. Fernando Sosa 1978–81 4 66
2. David Cooper 1985–88 4 40
3. Gabe Garcia 1988–91 4 39
4. Mac Cozier 1992–95 4 34
5. Jimmy Koutsokalis 1977–80 4 29
John Griffith 1983–86 4 29
Matthys Barker 1994–97 4 29
8. Doug Pratt 1991–93 3 28
Mira Mupier 2001–04 4 28
10. Tureh Doh 1979–82 4 27

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Career assists[edit]

No. Name Seasons Years Assists
1. Mac Cozier 1992–95 4 31
2. Randy Sheen 1990–94 4 28
Matthys Barker 1994–97 4 28
4. Jimmy Koutsokalis 1977–80 4 26
5. Ian Dennis 1989–93 4 25
6. Fernando Sosa 1978–81 4 24
7. A. Richardson 1987–90 4 22
Jamath Shoffner 1996–99 3 22
9. John Griffith 1983–86 4 21
Jon Mabee 1995–98 4 21
Matt Bradner 1995–99 4 21

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Coaches[edit]

Head coach history[edit]

Coach Tenure Record Conference GF GA NCAA Apps
Ike Gardner 1976–80 47-47-5 6-9-1 238 266
Steve Parker 1981 6-12-0 0-2-0 39 37
Bob Warming 1982–88 67-52-17 16-9-4 306 217
Frank Kohlenstein 1989–94 77-32-12 20-6-6 277 145 3
John Tart 1995–2006 117-92-28 53-40-11 403 318 2
Jeremy Gunn 2006–11 66-26-12 35-13-6 194 105 2
Kevin Langan 2012– 1-0-0
Totals 1976–2012 383-261-74 130-76-28 1457 1088 7

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Professional players[edit]

Major League Soccer[edit]

USL Pro[edit]

North American Soccer League[edit]

S.League[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Official Stake Your Claim Brand Platform (PDF). Retrieved 2016-03-24. 
  2. ^ "Men's Soccer Advances to National Championship". Charlotte49ers.com. Retrieved December 10, 2011. 
  3. ^ "2011 Men's Soccer Roster". Charlotte 49ers. Retrieved 2011-12-11. 
  4. ^ a b c [1] Charlotte 49ers Men's Soccer 2011 Media Guide

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