Sophomore 49er teammates Macey Bader and Braelynn Francher continue building chemistry after several years of playing together. This chemistry has led to the duo becoming vital pieces of Charlotte's squad.
Charlotte women's soccer graduate student Haley Shand has spent five years representing the 49ers. She reflects on her tenure with the squad as she prepares to leave the program.
Charlotte could not hold onto an early lead against the Florida Atlantic University (FAU) Owls in the Conference USA (C-USA) women’s soccer tournament at Transamerica Field, losing 2-1 in the semifinals on Friday, Nov. 4.
The Charlotte women's soccer team looks to take on the Florida Atlantic (FAU) Owls on Friday, Nov. 4, on home turf at Transamerica Field.
The #8 seed Charlotte 49ers defeated the #1 seed Rice Owls in the first round of the Conference USA (C-USA) women's soccer tournament 4-1 at Transamerica Field Wednesday night, Nov. 2.
After 17 matches and almost three months, the Charlotte women's soccer team is taking the fight to the Conference USA (C-USA) championships, starting on Nov. 2. The 49ers face off against No. 1 Rice University at Transamerica field.
Charlotte women's soccer goalkeeper Brenna Murray has stepped into the starting role for the 49ers this season. The redshirt junior from Raleigh, N.C., has a high standard of excellence for herself on and off the field.
The Charlotte women's soccer team suffered a defeat at Western Kentucky (WKU) on Friday, Oct. 28, falling 1-0. This was the final regular season for the 49ers.
The Charlotte women's soccer team travels to Bowling Green, Ky., to take on the Western Kentucky (WKU) Lady Toppers in their final regular season match of the year.
Charlotte's women's soccer hosted Florida International University (FIU) at Transamerica Field for their senior day as they battled to a scoreless draw.
Charlotte's attacking play was enough to put the pressure on Rice University, but goalkeeper Bella Killgore kept the net clean as the 49ers fell at home to the Owls 1-0.
Charlotte women's soccer team fell on the road against the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) by a final score of 2-0 Thursday night. The loss gives the 49ers a 3-8-3 record and a 2-4-1 conference record with three more regular season games left.
Charlotte women’s soccer took on Middle Tennessee at Transamerica Field in Charlotte on Oct. 6 following a loss to FAU on Oct. 2. Neither team could find an edge, and the match ended with a tie, Charlotte’s third of the season.
The Charlotte women's soccer team suffered a 2-0 defeat to Florida Atlantic University on Sunday afternoon in Boca Raton, Fla. The loss brings the 49ers' record to 3-7-2 on the year and 2-3 in Conference USA (C-USA) play.
The Charlotte 49ers have earned a win streak in conference play with a much-deserved win on Sunday, Sept. 25, with a 3-0 victory against the UTEP Miners. The 49ers are now 2-2 in conference play after taking wins over LA Tech and UTEP.
Success is nothing new to the freshman midfielder and forward, Bailey Manfredi. The 5'6 Greenville, S.C., native tallied 99 points in three full seasons and became a two-time Regional and State Champion at St. Joseph's Catholic School.
At home on Sept. 22, the Charlotte women’s soccer team prevailed over Louisiana Tech (LA Tech) Techsters 2-0 in their second win of the season. The decisive victory by Charlotte was an impressive result for the 2-6-2 team.
The Charlotte women's soccer team fell to the UTSA Roadrunners 2-0 in a Conference-USA (C-USA) match on Sunday, Sept. 18. The 49ers managed to keep the score at zero before breaching into the second half, leading to two goals by the Roadrunners.
The Charlotte women's soccer team dropped their Conference USA opener in Denton, Texas, against North Texas (UNT) 4-0 Thursday night. With the loss, the 49er's record moves to 1-5-2 on the season.
The Charlotte 49ers women's soccer team travels to Denton, Texas, to face the University of North Texas on Thursday, Sept. 15, following a 3-3 tie against Gardner-Webb on Sunday.
Coming off a 2-1 win at home against Coastal Carolina, the Charlotte women's soccer team hit the road to face Gardner Webb (GW) on Sunday, Sept. 11, in Boiling Springs, N.C. The 49ers managed to mount a successful comeback to tie the game against the Bulldogs.
The Charlotte women's soccer team is in the win column for the first time this season, taking down Coastal Carolina University (CCU) 2-1 on Thursday, Sept. 9. This victory marks the first win for new head coach Brandi Fontaine and her squad. The 49ers sit 1-4-1 on the season.
As the sun set over Blacksburg, Va., on Sunday, Sept. 4, the Charlotte Women’s Soccer team walked away with a 3-0 loss against the Virginia Tech (VT) Hokies. It marks the latest chapter in a 0-4-1 season for Charlotte.
Charlotte junior midfielder, Natasha "Tash" Hudson, has the same mentality for every game: "How can I help the team win?"
The Charlotte women's soccer team dropped their second road game, taking a 4-0 loss to No. 5 Duke. The Blue Devils won 4-0, bringing their record on the year to 4-0, while Charlotte falls to 0-3-1 and still searching for their first victory. This winless beginning is the 49er's worst start since 2004, when the Niners started their season wi…
The Charlotte 49ers women's soccer team travels to Durham to face No.5 Duke University following a tough 1-0 loss to James Madison on the night of the 25th
In the fierce struggle against the James Madison University (JMU) Dukes, the heroics of the Charlotte 49ers women's soccer team were not enough to stop the 1-0 loss on Thursday, Aug. 25. It continues a rough patch for the 49ers as the team looks for its first win after a 0-2-1 start.
The Charlotte women’s soccer team played the Richmond Spiders on Sunday, Aug. 21, in an exciting match at Transamerica field. The 49ers scored in the 73rd minute to complete the 1-1 tie, which ended the contest in a draw. The 49ers are still looking for their first win of the season.
The Charlotte 49ers' youthful squad shined in their season opener on Thursday, Aug. 18, against the UNC Greensboro (UNCG) Spartans despite losing 2-1.
It’s been 294 days since we’ve last seen the Charlotte women’s soccer team in action, but the wait is finally over.
Last season ended dramatically for the Charlotte 49ers’ women’s soccer team, losing in the first round of the Conference USA (C-USA) tournament on penalty kicks. However, this season they are looking to bounce back under new leadership in two-time Big South Coach of the Year, Brandi Fontaine.
The Charlotte 49ers Athletics Department announced on May 23 the EverGreen Athletics Facilities Master Vision. EverGreen features upgrades to multiple athletic facilities and creates new spaces for specific athletic programs. The expansion will enhance the development of the program as Charlotte plans to move to the American Athletic Confer…
As a new athletics season approaches, all teams' excitement and expectations are high. After historic seasons for multiple programs, the ceiling will only get higher for Charlotte athletics. Here is an inside look into the five things you need to watch for in the upcoming athletic year:
Charlotte women's soccer Head Coach John Cullen, the all-time winningest coach in program history, announced his resignation on March 15. Cullen's illustrious career with the 49ers spanned 13 seasons. Under his watch, Charlotte won 131 games with an NCAA tournament appearance in 2016.
The Charlotte women's soccer team faced many challenges in the 2021 fall season and finished with a 7-5-2 record. It ultimately ended with a heartbreaking loss in the first round of the Conference-USA (C-USA) tournament as the 49ers fell to the Florida Atlantic Owls in penalty kicks.
Abby Stapleton spent the past five years as a goalkeeper for the Charlotte women's soccer team and has managed to leave an everlasting impact on the team as a whole.
As the Charlotte women's soccer team's season comes to a close, the organization acknowledged several players for their accomplishments on and off the field. They paved the way for another winning season for the 49ers by helping the team win in any way possible.
The Charlotte women's soccer team fell short to the Florida Atlantic Owls in penalty kicks in the first round of the Conference USA Championships on Monday, Nov. 1. The loss eliminated the team and ended their season. However, the 49ers will take lessons learned into next season.
Covid-19 took its toll on society since the deadly virus started to spread in March of 2020.
The Charlotte 49ers women's soccer team has had a season of ups and downs, but they seem to have the recipe to make another push in the Conference USA tournament this year. The team heads to Boca Raton, the home city of the Florida Atlantic Owls, to get their tournament started on Monday, Nov. 1, at 7 p.m.
In the final regular-season game, the Charlotte 49ers women's soccer team tied with Western Kentucky 1-1. However, the 49ers fought from behind to tying goal as the Conference USA (C-USA) tournament drew near.
The Charlotte 49ers women's soccer team will host the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers on Thursday at Transamerica Field in the regular-season finale. The 49ers are riding high as they hope to extend their current win streak as the Conference USA (C-USA) tournament draws near.
The Charlotte 49ers women's soccer team convincingly defeated the Marshall Thundering Herd 2-0 on Friday, Oct. 22. The win allows the 49ers to stay undefeated on the road in conference play as the team approaches the end of the season.
The Charlotte 49ers women's soccer team falls to the Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders 2-1 in overtime. The loss comes on Charlotte's senior night at Transamerica Stadium.
The Charlotte 49ers women's soccer team returns home to celebrate senior night against Middle Tennesse State. The team will look to get another conference win while honoring those who have impacted the program.
Charlotte women's soccer midfielder Malina Pardo represented Puerto Rico in international soccer play. Pardo is making waves on the collegiate and national levels by playing the game that she loves.
The Charlotte 49ers women's soccer team took down the Florida International Panthers in dominating fashion 4-1. The win is the second straight road victory for the 49ers in a team effort, as every goal came from a different player.
The Charlotte 49ers women's soccer team falls short to the Golden Eagles of Southern Mississippi 2-0. The 49ers fought hard but were unable to get any lucky bounces in their second straight loss.
The Charlotte women's soccer team will return home to play Southern Mississippi on Thursday, Sept. 16. The 49ers open up the Conference USA schedule with the Golden Eagles and will look to bounce back after losing to the Seahawks of UNC Wilmington.
In an exciting match, the Charlotte 49ers women's soccer team gets back on track with a victory over the College of Charleston Cougars 3-1. With the win over the Cougars, the 49ers improve to 4-2 and continue their winning streak at home.
Charlotte drops their second game in a row, this time to undefeated 12th ranked South Carolina. The 49ers were looking to bounce back, but the Gamecocks were too much to handle as they would win 4-1.
The Charlotte 49ers fall to the Campbell Fighting Camels 2-0 in their first road game. The loss snaps a three-game winning streak that began on Aug. 19.
The Charlotte 49ers women's soccer team beat the Wofford Terriers 1-0 on Sunday, Aug. 29. The win is the third in a row for the team as they boast an undefeated record to start the season.
Welcome to "what you need to know," a new segment from the Niner Times sports staff that keeps you updated on everything that happened within the Charlotte 49er athletic program.
The 49ers were able to get their first win of the season over the Owls of Kennesaw State. However, as they look to improve, the team will take the victory as a lesson for the rest of the season.
The Charlotte women's soccer team led by head coach John Cullen is looking to bounce back after a conference finals loss to nationally-ranked Rice.
The past year was unforgettable for Charlotte athletics for many reasons. The football program struggled to get a weekly performance on the field, and the passionate fans were unable to see their favorite teams in person for the majority of the year.
Last summer, there were legitimate concerns when it came to college sports occurring during the 2020-21 school year. With the ongoing pandemic and the world-changing daily, rumors and speculation about the possibilities of a season became normal.
A season filled with adversity for the Charlotte women's soccer team ended with a deep conference tournament. Great play from the team allowed for the 49ers to get to the Conference USA tournament final, where they lost to Rice, 0-2.
Back-to-back goals within a three-minute span for Rice (12-2-1) in the first half proved to be too much to overcome as Charlotte's (6-6) tournament run ended in the Conference USA finals, losing to Rice, 2-0.
Charlotte's women's soccer team finds itself in the Conference USA Championship game after two big upsets against North Texas and Western Kentucky this week.
The Charlotte 49ers women's soccer team pulled off a win over the top seed in the east division, Western Kentucky, to advance to the Conference USA tournament finals.
Despite limited scoring opportunities, Haley Shand scored the lone goal of the game for Charlotte in their quarterfinal matchup, defeating North Texas to advance to the Conference USA (C-USA) semifinals.
Charlotte women’s soccer kicks off their Conference USA tournament appearance with a matchup against the two-seeded North Texas Mean Green on Tuesday, April 13 at 2 p.m. on ESPN+.
Despite having a staggered start to the season, Charlotte women's soccer team have picked it up towards the back half of their season, winning three of their last four games heading into an important season finale game.
From a young age, Julia Patrum was destined to be a great soccer player. Coming from a small hometown, she has had to fight for every opportunity and is now playing on Charlotte's big stage. The sophomore hails from Concord, N.C., and represents her hometown every time she steps foot on the soccer pitch.
This past weekend was another busy one for Charlotte 49er athletics. Here is a recap on all the action with a weekend roundup.
Charlotte women's soccer team (3-4) dropped a close game to Florida Atlantic (3-3-2) by a 1-0. The 49ers fought hard, but a goal in the second half for the Owls sealed their fate.
Spring is officially here, and there are plenty of Charlotte sports in the midst of their seasons. Women's tennis continues to impress while Charlotte basketball has officially come to an end. Here's a roundup of all the action over the weekend.
It was another busy weekend for Charlotte athletics. Spring sports are in full gear. Here's a roundup of the action.
After the 49ers had their last match against South Carolina postponed, the team was back in action against an ACC opponent in Virginia Tech. The Hokies come into the game having not played since their fall season and hold a 5-8 record. The game almost went to overtime, but the Hokies scored the go-ahead goal with less than five minutes rema…
Governor Roy Cooper announced North Carolina Executive Order No. 195 to ease restrictions on capacity limits for sporting events. Charlotte athletics has announced that fans will be allowed to attend events. The new order was announced on Feb. 24 by Copper and goes into effect on Friday, Feb. 26 at 5 p.m. It is set to expire on March 26 at 5 p.m.
The Charlotte 49ers women's soccer team hosted the Wilmington Seahawks at Transamerica Field on Sunday afternoon. The Niners lost 3-1 to the Seahawks after falling behind early in the first half.
After inclement weather and COVID-19 canceled their first three games, Charlotte's women's soccer team played their first game of the season on Wednesday when they faced Western Carolina. It was in a losing effort, however, as the Niners fell in overtime 1-0.
After ending the season last year with a double-overtime loss to Florida Atlantic in the Conference USA tournament semifinals, Charlotte's women's soccer team is looking to hit the ground running following the extended offseason.
With spring sports getting canceled in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, Charlotte spring athletes are ready to get back to work in their respective 2021 seasons. Here are a few of the sports starting soon and what's in store for them.
The last time a Charlotte 49ers sports team competed in an NCAA event was in early March when both the women's basketball and softball teams picked up wins on Mar. 11.
For the first time in recent memory, Charlotte will be playing most of their fall sports seasons in the spring.
“'Take a Timeout' is geared towards assessing the mental health needs and preferences of male and female student-athletes,” Charlotte women’s soccer alum, Abigail Coffey, said.
The 49ers' comeback attempt fell just short as Charlotte lost to the FAU Owls 4-3 in two overtimes in the Conference USA semifinals. The loss ends the 49ers run in the C-USA tournament.
Charlotte’s women's soccer team fell behind early in the first half against Western Kentucky, but the team rallied together behind Megan Greene’s two goals to help the 49ers advance to the C-USA Conference Semifinals with a 2-1 victory.
The Charlotte 49ers women’s soccer team has ended their regular season campaign and it’s been somewhat of a turnaround season for the 49ers.
The Charlotte 49ers extended their six-game win streak on Oct. 17 in their final road game of the season with a 2-1 victory over the UAB Blazers.
Tough. Resilient. Gritty. A few adjectives to describe the 2019 Charlotte 49ers women’s soccer team. After an impressive 10-3 start and 5-1 conference record, this team has locked in the best start in club history since 2013. This is from an unwavering belief in their coaches and themselves starting the season with four away games a tough a…
After trailing 2-0 in the first half, Charlotte (10-3, 5-1 C-USA) won their fifth-consecutive game by scoring five unanswered goals for a 5-2 victory against Middle Tennessee (5-8-1, 2-3-1 C-USA). The victory gives the 49ers sole possession of first place in the C-USA standings.
Charlotte defeated Southern Miss 4-2 behind an offensive onslaught fueled by Jamie Fankhauser, Julia Patrum, Ashton Mckane and Julia Grainda.
In the last of four straight road games, the Charlotte 49ers defeated the Marshall Thundering Herd 2-1 to earn their third straight win.
Senior forward Megan Greene earned C-USA Co-Offensive Player of the Week honors with Old Dominion’s senior forward Kyra Ricks. Greene was nearly automatic on Thursday, Sept. 12 against Campbell, shredding the Camels defense for three goals on four shots. 49ers’ Head Coach John Cullen had high praise for Greene after the 4-1 victory against…