Monarchs Match With Wake Forest To Be Played At ODU
By ODU Athletics
Aug. 15, 2003
NORFOLK, VA. --Old Dominion's match with Wake Forest, ranked fourth by College Soccer News (Sept. 19) and Marshall (Sept. 20) originally scheduled for William and Mary's tournament and new stadium which is not completed has been switched to the ODU Soccer Stadium. Both matches will start at 7 p.m. The Deamon Deacons (15-2-4) were the top seed in last year's NCAA College Cup and defeated ODU in the second round, 1-0 on a late goal.
The Old Dominion University men's soccer squad garnered 69 points, tying them with William and Mary for second spot on the CAA pre-season poll as voted on by the league's ten head coaches.
Defending CAA Champion Virginia Commonwealth got 81 points and nine first place votes and was a unanimous choice to capture the title again (coach can't vote for his own team).
ODU, William and Mary and VCU each earned berths in the NCAA Men's College Cup last year. The Monarchs were 10-9-1 last year and advanced to the second round of the NCAA College Cup for the first time in school history. The Monarchs have six starters back, including two-time CAA Player of the Year Attila Vendegh (Bratislava Slovakia), who is already the school's career leader in goals (46), and points (108). Also back is two-time All-CAA defender Trevor McEachron (Woodbridge, VA.) and senior goalkeeper Sam Cameron (Raleigh, NC.).
2003 CAA MEN'S SOCCER PRE-SEASON COACHES POLL
1. Va. Commonwealth 81 2. Old Dominion 69 William & Mary 69 4. George Mason 47 5. Drexel 44 6. Towson 40 7. James Madison 36 8. Hofstra 34 9. UNC Wilmington 20 10. Delaware 10