ODU Signee Ryan Oakes Leads Cox To Second Straight State Title
By ODU Athletics
June 13, 2010
ODU's incoming freshman Ryan Oakes (Virginia Beach, Va.), the 2010 Eastern Region Player of the Year helped lead Cox High School to their second straight Virginia High School AAA State title and a perfect 25-0 season with a 2-1 win over Battlefield Saturday.
Oakes also helped Cox reach the 2008 State Quarterfinals and in 2007 reaching the State Semifinals. He has split time between offense and defense and was named the 2009 NSCAA/adidas High School State Player of the Year en route to an All-American nod as well. He earned NSCAA/adidas and ESPN RISE All-American honors in 2009, leading Cox in scoring in each of his first three seasons.
Oakes is a highly decorated player, coming into his senior season as a three-time First Team All-Eastern Region, All-Beach District, All-Tidewater and two-time First Team All-State player. He has captained the Beach FC club team for six of his eight years on the team, and helped lead the team to the U18 State Cup Semifinals.
Joining Oakes as newcomers to the Monarchs in 2010 are Gideon Asante (Sunyani, Ghana), Mason Page (Chesterfield, Va.), Mitch Pfautz (Mission Viejo, Calif.), and Alex Vaughan (Virginia Beach,Va.).
Vaughan (Kempsville HS) was recently named to the 2010 First Team All-Eastern Region squad.