ODU men's soccer team comfortable with CAA favorite's role

August 19, 2011
By ODU Athletics

Aug. 19, 2011

By Dave Fairbank-Daily Press

Alan Dawson has coached long enough to trust his own eyes and experience over the expectations and predictions of outsiders. That the two happen to coincide doesn't bode well for the rest of the Colonial Athletic Association.

Dawson's Old Dominion men's soccer team was picked to win the conference with a squad that returns nearly everyone from last year's NCAA tournament group.

"I guess the bullseye's on our backs," Dawson said. "We'll just have to deal with it."

The Monarchs are well equipped, returning nine of 11 starters and several key reserves, to go along with a good recruiting class.

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