M&W Soccer Squads Open With Exhibitions This Weekend
By ODU Athletics
Aug. 15, 2002
NORFOLK, VA. - The Old Dominion University men's and women's soccer teams gear up for the upcoming season with exhibition matches this weekend. The men's squad travels to Campbell on Saturday for a 2 p.m. contest, while the Lady Monarchs host East Carolina in a 1 p.m. exhibition match on Sunday in the ODU Soccer Stadium. Admission is free.
The Monarchs return eight starters including CAA Player of the Year and top scorer Attila Vendegh (Bratislava, Slovakia), All-CAA sophomore forward Trevor McEachron (Woodbridge, VA.), All-CAA defender Anders Haugom (Gjovik, Norway) and junior midfielder Michael Tooley (Richmond, VA.).
The Monarchs, who were undefeated (3-0-2) in league play last year were picked by the CAA coaches to finish third. William and Mary was selected first and James Madison second.
The Lady Monarchs will field a young squad which includes four starters and eight newcomers. Heading the list of returnees are junior forward, Shibahn Stevens (Penfield, NY.) , senior midfielder Meghan Cathcart (Williamsburg, Va.) and 2001 CAA Rookie of the Year, Maura Linz (Prospect, KY.).
2002 CAA MEN'S SOCCER
PRE-SEASON COACHES POLL
1. William & Mary 75 2. James Madison 66 3. Old Dominion 63 4. Va. Commonwealth 59 5. Towson 55 6. George Mason 44 7. Hofstra 36 8. Drexel 22 9. UNCW 21 10. Delaware 9