Charlotte Lady Eagles

Charlotte Lady Eagles is an American women's soccer team, founded in 2000. Between 2002 and 2015 the Lady Eagles were a member of the United Soccer Leagues USL W-League, the second tier of women's soccer in the United States and Canada, and a member of the W-2 League between 2000 and 2002.

Charlotte Lady Eagles
Full nameCharlotte Lady Eagles
Nickname(s)Lady Eagles
Founded2000
StadiumSportsplex at Matthews
Matthews, North Carolina
Capacity5,000
Chairman Pat Stewart
Manager Sam Hope
LeagueWomen's Premier Soccer League

The team plays its home games at the Sportsplex at Matthews in Matthews, North Carolina, alternating between an auxiliary field and the stadium depending on demand. The club's colors are orange, sky blue and white.

The Lady Eagles are a division of Missionary Athletes International (MAI), an organization committed to sharing the message of Christianity through sports ministry. They are a sister organization of the MAI men's USL League Two franchises the Charlotte Eagles and the Southern California Seahorses.

While the W-League folded in 2015, MAI announced plans to continue training women and girls as players and coaches.[1] After three years playing an independent schedule, the Lady Eagles joined the Women's Premier Soccer League for the 2019 season.[2]

Players

Current roster 2019

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

No. Position Player
00 GK Sami Sample
1 GK Katie Moore
5 DF Miranda Carrasco
8 MF Melanie Maddox
9 FW Alisha Holcombe
10 FW Judith Sainz
11 MF Kimber Haley
13 MF Carrie Lewis
16 FW Makena Silber
17 FW Maddi Berthoud
18 DF Maddie McCarty
19 FW Skyler Prillaman
No. Position Player
20 MF Abby Ott
21 DF Leah Hoffman
22 MF Allie Hess
23 FW Makayla Walder
24 DF Audrey Ann Beck
25 DF Meredith Hamby
26 FW Jade Montgomery
27 GK Lauryn Harding
28 DF Keely Cartrett
30 DF Morgan Leyble
31 MF Ellie Warren

Notable former players

Head Coaches

  • Lee Horton (2000–2015)
  • Mitch Sanford (2015–2018)
  • Sam Hope (2018–present)

Year-by-year

Year League Reg. Season Playoffs
2000 USL W-League W-2 1st, Atlantic Championship Game
2001 USL W-League W-2 1st, Eastern W-2 Champions
2002 USL W-League 1st, Atlantic Conference Finals
2003 USL W-League 2nd, Atlantic Conference Finals
2004 USL W-League 2nd, Atlantic Conference Finals
2005 USL W-League 1st, Atlantic Conference Finals
2006 USL W-League 1st, Atlantic National Semifinals (4th Place)
2007 USL W-League 3rd, Atlantic Did not qualify
2008 USL W-League 2nd, Atlantic Conference Semifinals
2009 USL W-League 3rd, Atlantic Conference Finals
2010 USL W-League 2nd, Atlantic Conference Finals
2011 USL W-League 2nd, Atlantic Conference Finals
2012 USL W-League 1st, Southeast Conference Finals
2013 USL W-League 4th, Southeast Did not qualify
2014 USL W-League 2nd, Southeast National Semifinals
2015 USL W-League 2nd, Southeast Did not qualify
2019 WPSL 1st, Carolinas South Regional Final

Honors

  • USL W-2 League
    • League Champions 2001
    • Eastern Conference Champions 2001
    • Atlantic Conference Champions 2000

References

  1. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-04-19. Retrieved 2015-11-22.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. "Charlotte Lady Eagles join WPSL as 2019 expansion club". WPSL Communications. November 19, 2018.
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