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49ers alum Martha Thomas signs with England's West Ham United
Charlotte soccer great played in France last year
Published Thursday, July 18, 2019 11:50 am
by Herbert L. White | The Charlotte Post

Former Charlotte 49ers standout Martha Thomas has signed with West Ham United in England's Super League. Thomas in Charlotte's all-time leader in goals scored.

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Martha Thomas is playing professional soccer in her native England.

Thomas, the Charlotte 49ers all-time leading goal scorer, signed Tuesday with West Ham United in London after a year with Le Havre AC in France. Le Havre French finished second in the Feminine Division 2 standings with a 13-5-4 record.

West Ham United joined the Women’s Super League, the top league in England, in 2018.

In addition to her pro debut in France, Thomas was called to the United States U23 national team in March for a three-game series in Portland, Oregon, where she played in all three games with one start. Thomas is the second Charlotte player to play on the national team level.

Thomas holds 49ers records for goals (47), points (120), game-winning goals (14) and shots (307). She paced the 49ers to the 2016 Conference USA title and a pair of berths in the NCAA tournament (2016, 2017). Thomas also earned C-USA Freshman of the Year and Player of the Year as a junior and senior.


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