Charlotte Men's Soccer BIO
Donnie Smith
Player Profile:
Donnie Smith 697307
Position: Forward
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 158
Year: Senior
Hometown: Matthews, NC
High School: Charlotte Catholic
Club: Charlotte Soccer Academy
Experience: 3 Letters
At Charlotte: 2012: Selected as the 21st overall pick by the New England Revolution in the MLS SuperDraft. Named A-10 Midfielder of the Year. Named first-team All-Atlantic 10 for the second time in his career. Named first-team NSCAA All-Mid-Atlantic region. Named first-team NSCAA Scholar All-American. Named first-team NCCSIA All-State. Named first-team NSCAA Scholar All-American. Earned first-team NSCAA Scholar All-South region honors. Saw action in 19 games (missed three games due to injury) with 16 starts. Scored four goals including game-winning goals against South Carolina, Richmond and Saint Louis. Also scored a goal against UAB (during regular-season meeting). Recorded four assists to finish tied for third on the team with 12 points. Assisted on the 49ers first goal of the season against Denver. In the 49ers win over Richmond, he scored a goal and assisted on the 49ers other goal. Assisted on a goal in the 49ers NCAA Tournament win over UAB. His other assist came in Charlotte's win over Massachusetts. Helped the 49ers capture the A-10 regular-season title and reach the second round of the NCAA Tournament. 2011 - Named to the College Cup All-Tournament team after playing a key role in the 49ers run to the College Cup Championship game. Named Second Team All-Atlantic 10. Played in all 25 games, including 10 as a starter. Tied for third on the team in goals, with five, while adding three assists. Scored game-winning goals against UNC Wilmington and Xavier. Tallied  goals in back-to-back games vs. UNCW and South Carolina. Scored the Niners' lone goal vs. #3 Maryland.  2010 - Earned first-team All-Atlantic 10 honors...Finished among the A-10 leaders with a career-high six goals...Named to's National Team of the Week (October 11) when he scored a goal in each of Charlotte's two victories that week...Scored game-winning goals against Furman and Massachusetts. Saw action in 19 games with 12 starts. 2009 - Named to National Team of the Week (Nov. 2) after he scored the 49ers first two goals in a 3-2 road win at Xavier...Finished the season with three goals after scoring his first career goal against George Washington...Assisted on the game-winning goal against Winthrop...Saw action in 19 games with starts in the 49ers final seven games including their first round NCAA Tournament game against UNC Wilmington.

At Charlotte Catholic High: Teamed with fellow 49er Patrick Eavenson to help Charlotte Catholic capture the 2008 North Carolina 3A State Championship... MVP of the North Carolina East-West All-Star game...Co-captain as a senior...Named to NSCAA/adidas All-Region III team as a senior...A two-time Region Player of the Year who also earned All-Conference, All-Region, All-Charlotte Observer, All-Mecklenburg County and All-State honors as a junior and a senior..Played club soccer for the Charlotte Soccer Academy.


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