The South Charlotte Thunder finished 3rd place at the East Coast Nationals at Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA. The field included 32 teams from 11 states. The Thunder finished pool play with victories over the Southeastern Cardinals (90-70) from NC, the Fairfax Hawks (72-55) from Virginia, and the F.I.S.H. Hawks (76-38) from Florida. The victories earned them the #1 seed in the 18u (varsity) top bracket. After a 66-54 victory over the Forsyth Hawks (NC) in the elite 8, the Thunder fell to the Central Virginia Patriots in the semifinal game. However, the Thunder finished off the tournament with a 54-47 victory over the New Life Storm (NC) to take 3rd place in the tournament. The accomplishment finishes a very sucessful season which included an undefeated NCHEAC conference record, a second straight NCHEAC West Regional championship, and a second straight NCHEAC state championship. The team finished the year with a 27-6 record.