Vendegh Named Rookie Of The Year In CAA
By ODU Athletics
NORFOLK, VA (Nov. 7) - Freshman forward Attila Vendegh (Bratislava, Slovakia) was named the CAA Rookie of the Year and earned first team honors and junior midfielder Carlos Mendes (Mineola, NY), who was also named first team All-CAA in men's soccer.
Vendegh, who led the league in scoring with 15 goals, is the third highest scoring freshman in the country and is Old Dominion's second player to be named Rookie of the Year in the last three seasons.
Joining Vendegh as a first team selection is teammate Carlos Mendes, who was the 1998 Rookie of the Year and a 1999 first team All-CAA pick.
Rounding out the post-season awards for the Monarchs are a pair of defenders: sophomore Anders Haugom (Gjovik, Norway) and junior Adam Colborne (Greensboro, NC). Haugom is a repeat second-team selection from 1999 and Colborne is making his first appearance on the All-CAA team.
2000 FIRST TEAM ALL-CAA SOCCER SELECTIONS
Name Year Pos School Ken Holiday FR F Richmond Kevin Knott SR D W&M Josh Kovelenko SO GK JMU Eduardo Lima SR F GMU Nino Marcantonio SO F American Carlos Mendes JR MF ODU Caleb Stoddart JR MF W&M Levi Strayer JR D JMU Attila Vendegh FR F ODU David Wood SR MF JMU Craig Ziadie SR D Richmond
CAA Player of the Year:
Craig Ziadie, UR
Coach of the Year:
Tom Martin, JMU
Rookie of the Year:
Attila Vendegh, ODU
Co-Defender of the Year:
Kevin Knott, W&M & Levi Strayer, JMU
2000 SECOND TEAM ALL-CAA SOCCER SELECTIONS
Name Year Pos School Shawn Alexander JR GK Richmond Brian Blackburn SR D GMU Adam Colborne JR D ODU Carlos Garcia SO F W&M Anders Haugom SO D ODU Phil Hucles FR F W&M Cam Letke JR F Richmond Roman Otten SR MF VCU Reggie Rivers JR MF JMU Clyde Simms FR MF ECU Randy Steeprow SR MF JMU