Former Charlotte 49ers men's soccer standout goalkeeper David Martin (2006-09) has signed a contract with North American Soccer League's (NASL) Fort Lauderdale Strikers. The NASL is the professional soccer league that is just below Major League Soccer.
"Dave did well at our open tryouts and he's had a really productive preseason," said Strikers head coach Daryl Shore.
Martin, who played with the Atlanta Silverbacks Reserves last season, was a two-time Atlantic 10 Academic All-Conference selection. He finished his career with a school-record 43 wins in goal for the 49ers. He recorded 22 career shutouts which is the second most in school history. He recorded 262 career saves with a 1.07 career goals against average.
In 2006, he earned Atlantic 10 All-Rookie team honors after finishing the season with a 0.81 goals against average which is the third lowest single-season goals against average in the program's history. In 2009, as a senior, he played an integral role in helping the 49ers earn their first NCAA Tournament bid in 12 years.