Four Monarchs Named All-Region; Five All-State

December 14, 2007
By ODU Athletics
ODU Sports

Dec. 14, 2007

NORFOLK, Va. -- The 2007 NSCAA/adidas NCAA Division I regional rankings were released late Thursday evening with the names of four Monarchs. CAA Defender of the Year David Horst (Pine Grove, Pa.) and All-CAA 1st Team midfielder Trevor Banks (Madison, Wis.) were named to the All-South Atlantic First Team while the Monarchs sophomore keeper Evan Newton (Virginia Beach, Va.) and senior midfielder A.J. Kulp (Ephrata, Pa.) earned third team honors. All four, plus senior defender Yomby William (Bafoussam, Cameroon), were named First Team All-State by the members of the Virginia Sports Information Directors Association (VaSID) Thursday as well.

Horst earns his second consecutive First Team All-Region selection by NSCAA/adidas. He was named the first ever consecutive winner of the CAA Defender of the Year award in 2007 as he anchored an Old Dominion defense that posted 12 shutouts and a 0.63 goals against average. He helped lead ODU to its second consecutive appearance in the NCAA Third Round.

It is the first selection to the All-Region team for Banks, Newton and Kulp. Banks led the team in goals with six and was second on the team in points with 15. He scored twice against College Cup semifinalist Ohio State.

Newton is one of just six first- or second-year players to be named to the 2007 All-Region squads. He posted 11 solo shutouts and combined for a 12 while only allowing 16 goals in 24 games. He was in goal for all but 17 minutes of game time this season and boasted a 0.63 goals against average.

Kulp led the team in points and assists with 18 and eight respectively, and added five goals on the season. The senior co-captain was the field general in the attacking midfield position and the offense always went through him as he either scored in or assisted a goal in 11 of the last 12 games ODU scored. He broke career highs in every offensive category

The four All-Region players were joined by senior defender Yomby William as All-State honorees. All five Monarchs nominated for the VaSID honor were named to the first team. ODU boasted more All-State players than any other school in the Commonwealth and no other school had more than two players named to the first team.

Horst, William and Kulp have been invited to participate in the 2008 MLS Combine in early January immediately preceding the 2008 MLS SuperDraft.

2007 NSCAA/adidas NCAA Division I Men All-South Atlantic Region

First Team
Pos. Name Year School Hometown
K Billy Chiles Sr. Towson Silver Spring, Md.
D Omar Gonzalez So. Maryland Dallas, Texas
D David Horst Sr. Old Dominion Pine Grove, Pa.
D Bryan Ruff Jr. Drexel Enfield, Conn.
M Reuben Ayarna Jr. Boston College Accra, Ghana
M Trevor Banks Jr. Old Dominion Madison, Wis.
M Alejandro Bedoya Jr. Boston College Weston, Fla.
M Gerson Dos Santos Jr. VCU Sao Paulo, Brazil
F Sherron Manswell Sr. Boston College Maracas, Trinidad
F Patrick Nyarko Jr. Virginia Tech Kumasi, Ghana
F Daniel Revivo Jr. Winthrop Richmond Hill, Ontario

Second Team
Pos. Name Year School Hometown
K Chris Brown Jr. Boston College Pleasant Hill, Calif.
D Dirk Dittrich Jr. VCU Stuttgart, Germany
D John Gilkerson Sr. Winthrop Winchester, Va.
D Otto Loewy Jr. Winthrop Lawrenceville, Ga.
M Patrick Healey Sr. Towson Bel Air, Md.
M Stephen King Sr. Maryland Medford, N.J.
M Ben Nason Sr. Virginia Tech Stafford, Va.
M Stephen Nsereko So. Winthrop Kampala, Uganda
F Adrian Bumbut Sr. Liberty Zalau, Romania
F Saidi Isaac Sr. Winthrop Eldoret, Kenya
F Yannick Reyering Jr. Virginia Mettingen, Germany

Third Team
Pos. Name Year School Hometown
K Evan Newton So. Old Dominion Virginia Beach, Va.
D Alexander Baden Jr. Virginia Tech Visselhoevede, Germany
D Lars Okland So. Northeastern Asker, Norway
D Zola Short Sr. Virginia Arlington, Va.
M Fabio Assumpcao So. Drexel Sao Paulo, Brazil
M Joshua Boateng Jr. Liberty Accra, Ghana
M Juan Guzman So. Liberty Charlotte, N.C.
M A.J. Kulp Sr. Old Dominion Ephrata, Pa.
F Robert Edmans Jr. Virginia Tech Essex, England
F Greg Kilkenny Sr. Northeastern Bray Wilkow, Ireland
F CJ Sapong Fr. James Madison Manassas, Va.

VaSID All-State University Division Men's Soccer Team

Goalkeeper: Evan Newton, Old Dominion
Defender: David Horst, Old Dominion
Defender: Yomby William, Old Dominion

Defender: Mike Gelatt, Liberty
Defender: Paul Caruso, Radford
Midfielder: A.J. Kulp, Old Dominion
Midfielder: Gerson Dos Santos, VCU
Midfielder: Ben Nason, Virginia Tech
Midfielder: Trevor Banks, Old Dominion
Forward: Yannick Reyering, Virginia
Forward: Patrick Nyarko, Virginia Tech
Forward: Adrian Bumbut, Liberty
Forward: CJ Sapong, James Madison

Goalkeeper: Eric Sciocchetti, Richmond
Defender: Dirk Dittrich, VCU
Defender: Phil Hartman, Richmond
Defender: James Shupp, Virginia Tech
Defender: Neil Barlow, Virginia
Midfielder: Frank Elimbi, Radford
Midfielder: Joshua Boateng, Liberty
Midfielder: Nick Zimmerman, James Madison
Midfielder: Chris Tierney, Virginia
Forward: Sven Meusch, VCU
Forward: Robert Edmans, Virginia Tech
Forward: Davorin Husadzinovic, Radford
Forward: Jorit Loehr, VCU

COACH OF THE YEAR: Oliver Weiss, Virginia Tech

PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Patrick Nyarko, Virginia Tech

ROOKIE OF THE YEAR: CJ Sapong, James Madison