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Charlotte 49ers sign Mbuthia and Pilcher to letters of intent
Players have area academy ties
Published Monday, November 30, 2020 5:30 pm
by Ashley Mahoney

J.P. Mbuthia of Mooresville, an attacker with the Charlotte Independence USL Academy side, signed with Charlotte.

Charlotte 49ers men’s soccer has signed two players.

John Paul Mbuthia and Ian Pilcher, who will join the 49ers in 2021, each have local ties. Mbuthia is a Mooresville native who attends the Community School of Davidson. He played for the Charlotte Independence’s USL Academy side as an attacking player. Pilcher attends Ardrey Kell High and plays defender for Charlotte Soccer Academy.

Here is a recap of all the Independence and CSA players who have committed to a collegiate program:

Independence players are in bold. CSA players are in italics. 

Alabama State—Brooklyn Broderick

Anderson University—Grace Tang

Appalachian State—Skylar Walk

Belmont Abbey—Mia Muckenthaler

Brevard College—Dylan Dority, Kevin Wright

Brown—Kyle Gee

Catawba—Lillie Rusher

Centre College—Tyler Neltner-Divine

Charlotte—John Paul Mbuthia, Ella Joaquin, Camden Poole, Hayden Hord, Ian Pilcher 

Clemson—Ella Hauser, Sydney Minarik

Coastal Carolina—Hope Morrow

College of Charleston—Mary Alexander

Elon—Kennedy Jones

Francis Marion—Jadelyn Taylor

Georgia State—Alondra Nieves

George Washington—Kelly Poole

Lander—Samantha Wolf, Maren White  

Lees-McRae—Dahlia Bell, Shannon Herrera

Lenoir-Rhyne—Anna Grace Sumner

Liberty—Bodie Bice

Macalester College—Julian Evans

North Carolina State—Lucas Hatsios

North Greenville—Abigail Shultz

Notre Dame—Cleveland Sellers IV

Presbyterian—Abbey Spelling

Rhodes College—Mary Gale Goodwin

Syracuse—Kendyl Lauher

North Carolina—Asha Means

UNC Greensboro—James Denham, Chase Gilley, Logan Gilley, Joey Skinner, Ally Hackett, Rachel Poplin

Georgia—Jessie Dunn, Morgan Hart

Illinois at Chicago—Nia Harley

Miami (Ohio)—Ella Futch

University of Pennsylvania—Katerina Peroulas

Tennessee—Abby Ross

Navy—Emily Bertanzetti

Virginia Military—Conner Cherry, Sedona Dancu

Wake Forest—Emily Morris

Warren Wilson—Emily Robinson

Army—Dylan Mitchiner, Caileen Almeida

Western Carolina—Alexis Hanson

Winthrop—William Cordona

Wofford—Nick Parker, Katie Sanger  

Ian Pilcher of Ardrey Kell High and Charlotte Soccer Academy signed with Charlotte.



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