Charlotte, N.C. -
Charlotte 49ers men's soccer senior defender Callum Montgomery
has been named first-team All-American by the United Soccer Coaches Association.
Earlier today, he was named first-team Google Cloud Academic All-American selected by CoSIDA.
Montgomery is the ninth player to earn All-American honors in the program's history. He is the fourth player joining Mac Cozier (1994), Jon Busch (1996) and Charles Rodriguez (2011) to be named first-team All-American. He is the third defender in school history joining Rodriguez and Ben Parry (1997- Second-Team All-American) to earn All-American honors.
This past season, Montgomery, who recently was named first-team United Soccer Coaches Association All-Southeast Region, earned Conference USA Defensive Player of the Year honors. He earned first-team All-Conference USA honors as well as being named to the Conference USA All-Tournament team. Montgomery is also a semifinalist for the MAC Hermann Trophy, which is awarded to the top player collegiate soccer.
This year, he anchored a 49ers defense that recorded thirteen shutouts including ten at Transamerica Field. He also played an integral role in helping the 49ers defense record over 1,000 minutes of play at Transamerica Field without conceding a goal. The senior defender was named Conference USA Defensive Player of the Week two times this season (August 27 and September 17). The versatile defender also scored three goals in wins over Furman, Florida Atlantic and Old Dominion in the Conference USA Tournament. He has also tallied four assists in wins over Elon, FIU, Marshall and Old Dominion.