Charlotte, NC- Senior defender Charles Rodriguez, who helped the 49ers reach the College Cup finals, was just named first-team Soccer America All-American. A couple of weeks ago, he earned first-team National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) All-American.

Rodriguez played an integral role in helping the 49ers reach the National Championship game for the first time in school history.

This past season, Rodriguez, who also earned first-team All-Atlantic 10 honors, anchored a 49ers defense that had nine shutouts and limited 21 foes to a goal or less. Charlotte's defense only allowed four goals in 580 minutes of NCAA Tournament action. Rodriguez also scored a goal and recorded an assist last season.

Rodriguez was also named NSCAA first-team All-Mid-Atlantic region as well.