|Charlotte represented on all-tournament team|
HOUSTON – Charlotte women’s soccer had two of its players land on the All-Conference USA Tournament team after the 49ers reached the semifinals in their first season back in the league after an eight-year hiatus. Representing the Niners on the all-tournament squad were junior Amanda Jones and sophomore Monica Trickett.
Jones, who earned All-Conference USA Second Team honors during the regular season, netted two goals in the 3-1 quarterfinal victory over Marshall Wednesday. She scored the tying score on a one-touch strike on a cross from senior Brooke Mulloy in the 26th minute. Jones then added the game winner in the 62nd minute, intercepting a Thundering Herd pass and launching a high shot from 40 yards out.
She finished the year with a career-high 10 goals, tying for ninth in school history for a single season with Jill Currie (2000) and Hailey Beam (2009). Four of her scores were game winners, equaling four others for fifth in program single-season history.
Her career campaign also featured personal bests with 23 points, 57 shots and 31 shots on goal. She was selected as the Oct. 7 Conference USA Offensive Player of the Week and received National Team of the Week honors from TopDrawerSoccer.com Aug. 27.
Trickett joins Jones on the all-tournament squad after also being a fellow All-Conference USA Second Team member after the regular season. As a defender, the pair was the only two 49ers to start all 20 matches this fall.
Trickett was appointed to a mid-season captaincy role following injuries to some of her teammates. She helped solidify the back line that posted eight shutouts and tallied a collective 1.04 goals-against average during the season.
In the tournament, Charlotte allowed just two goals in its two games with a cumulative 0.94 GAA in 192:17.
The 49ers concluded the campaign with an 11-7-2 ledger as winners of the Conference USA East Division. Charlotte’s league mark of 5-3-2 provided 17 points, edging out East Carolina for the division crown.
2013 CONFERENCE USA ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM
Jessie Ayers, Colorado College (Most Valuable Offensive Player)
Kate Scheele, Colorado College (Most Valuable Defensive Player)
Kecia Morway, Colorado College
Kaeli Vandersluis, Colorado College
Kelsey Hodges, North Texas
Jackie Moreau, North Texas
Karla Pineda, North Texas
Amanda Jones, Charlotte
Monica Trickett, Charlotte
Kendall Frey, East Carolina
Caitlin Hite, East Carolina