Charlotte, NC - JWU Charlotte Men's Soccer Coach Matt Payne is pleased to announce Carter Beck as the newest member of the 2020 recruiting class.
Beck is a senior at East Gaston High School, where he graduates as arguably the most decorated player in school history. The Charlotte native holds the Gaston County record for career goals, reaching 100 in his last game for the Warriors. The prolific forward also added 32 assists for East Gaston Head Coach River Hawkins. A four time All-Conference selection, he was selected All-Region and All-State his senior year. Additionally, he was recognized as a three time Gazette Cup All-Tournament team selection. He was also a member of the school's football, swim, and basketball teams.
Beck plays his club soccer for Charlotte Independence Soccer Club, where he has played in the West branch for coach Johnny Hoover and also for Coach Matt Payne with the Independence ECNL team. Carter has also represented North Carolina and Region III (Southeast United States) in the Olympic Development Program, including traveling to Portugal with Region III to train and play with professional team Benfica's academy.
"I chose Johnson and Wales after touring the school and seeing future opportunities through the sports management program, " replied Beck when asked why he chose to stay home and attend JWU. "I also really liked the soccer coaches and their mentality for the game."
Carter is the son of Rebecca and Dean Beck and he plans to major in Marketing and Sports, Entertainment, Events - Management. Carter was a member of the National Technical Honors Society as well as BETA Club.
"Carter is an exciting prospect for us," remarked Coach Payne. "He brings all the physical traits and talent based attributes you want at this level, but he also brings hard work, grit, and a fantastic mentality. We couldn't be happier to welcome the Beck family to Johnson & Wales."