Five Soccer Monarch Standouts Named To CAA 25TH Anniversary Squad
Aug. 6, 2009
RICHMOND, VA--Old Dominion University Soccer standouts Attilla Vendegh('03), David Horst ('07), Trevor McEachron('05), Carlos Mendes (`01) and Jimmy Tanner ('99)have been selected to the Colonial Athletic Association's Men's Soccer 25th Anniversary Team as selected by a panel of current and former head coaches in the conference.
Vendegh (Bratislava, Slovakia) is ODU's all-time leader in goals scored with 56. He was named CAA Player of the Year in 2001 and 2002. A 2000 CAA Rookie of the Year selection, Vendegh was named third team ISAA/NSCAA All-American in 2003. He was also named freshman All-American by Soccer America. Vendegh also was an outstanding student athlete, earning Academic All-American honors in 2002 and 2003. ODU reached the second round of the NCAA College Cup in 2002 and 2003.
David Horst (Pine Grove, PA.) was the Monarchs defensive stopper, earning CAA Defender of the Year honors in 2006 and 2007. In 2007, Horst was named second team All-American by Collegesoccernews.com. He was named All-CAA three times, as well as CAA All-Rookie. A first round draft selection in the MLS, he is now playing for Real Salt Lake. Horst helped lead ODU to four straight NCAA College Cup appearances, and the CAA 2007 title.
Trevor McEachron (Woodbridge, Va.) was another dominant defensive stopper for the Monarchs as he was named the Leagues Defender of the Year in 2004. The three-time All-CAA selection earned All-American honors in 2003 by the NSCAA and freshman All-American honors by Collegesoccernews.com in 2001. Trevor missed the 2004 season because of a knee injury, but in 2005, he returned to help lead The Monarchs to a number two national ranking during the month of October.
Carlos Mendes (Mineola, NY.) was a three-time All-CAA first team selection from 1999-01. As a freshman in 1998, he was named CAA Rookie of the Year. Mendes is now in his fifth season anchoring the defense for the MLS New York Red Bull who reached the Championship Cup finals last year.
Jimmy Tanner (Syracuse, NY.) scored 20 goals in 1999 and was named CAA Player of the Year. He earned third team NSCAA All-American honors that season. The two-time All-CAA selection finished his career with 32 career goals and 79 career points which rank him third all-time in ODU history. He also earned Academic All-American honors in 1999.
Members of the CAA Silver Anniversary team for men's soccer are: Wade Barrett (William & Mary), Brent Bennett (James Madison), Michael Brady (American), Adin Brown (William & Mary), Leigh Cowlishaw (Richmond), Matthew Delicate (VCU), David Horst (Old Dominion), Waughn Hughes (William & Mary), Steve Jolley (William & Mary), Kaarlo Kankkunen (James Madison), Kevin Knight (James Madison), Rich Kotschau (George Mason), Tamir Linhart (George Mason), Trevor McEachron (Old Dominion), Patrick McSorley (James Madison), Carlos Mendes (Old Dominion), Kurt Morsink (James Madison), Dominic Oduro (VCU), Mike Reynolds (George Mason), Gonzalo Segares (VCU), Jimmy Tanner (Old Dominion), Fred Thompson (George Mason), Michael Todd (Hofstra), Jon Tuttle (William & Mary) and Attila Vendegh (Old Dominion).
The CAA has established itself as one of the nation's best men's soccer conferences. Since sponsorship of the sport began in 1985, the CAA has sent multiple teams to the NCAA Men's Soccer Championship in 17 of the 24 seasons, with American University reaching the national championship game in 1985. The conference has had a team reach the NCAA quarterfinals six times. William and Mary has captured five conference championships and made 11 NCAA Tournament appearances over the past 24 years. George Mason and James Madison have each won four CAA titles and made eight NCAA Tournament trips as league members. VCU owns three CAA titles and has made six NCAA Tournament appearances, while Hofstra claimed three straight CAA championships from 2004-06. Richmond and Old Dominion each have two league crowns, with the Monarchs reaching the NCAA's seven times, including a stretch of six straight from 2002-07.
CAA MEN'S SOCCER 25TH ANNIVERSARY TEAM Wade Barrett - Midfielder - William and Mary - 1994-97 - Virginia Beach, Va. CAA Player of the Year and first team All-American in 1997 Three-time All- CAA and All-South Atlantic Region selection Ranked among the top seven in W&M history in goals (38), assists (26) and points (102) Member of the U.S. Under 20 National Team in 1995 Brent Bennett - Forward - James Madison - 1991-94 - Arima, Trinidad Two-time All-American who received first team honors in 1994 CAA Player of the Year in 1993 and a three-time All-CAA selection Ranked second in career goals (41) and third in career points (99) at JMU Led JMU to a 73-12-5 record and three consecutive CAA championships Michael Brady - Forward - American - 1982-85 - Coventry, England Three-time All-American who was the 1985 National Player of the Year Named CAA Player of the Year and led AU to the national championship game in 1985 American's all-time leader in goals (65), assists (29) and points (159) Member of the U.S. National Team from 1984-86 Adin Brown - Goalkeeper - William and Mary - 1996-99 - Pleasant Valley, Calif. Earned first team All-America honors in 1998 and 1999 Four-time All- CAA and three-time All-South Atlantic Region selection W&M's all-time leader in saves (417), shutouts (34) and save percentage (.841) Member of the U.S. Olympic Team in 1999 and 2000 Leigh Cowlishaw - Forward - Richmond - 1990-93 - Burton-on-Trent, England Four-time All-CAA selection who was the CAA Player of the Year in 1990 Earned All-America honors in 1990 and was a two-time Academic All-American UR's all-time leader in goals (54), assists (31) and points (139) Owns Spiders' top season marks for goals, assists and points Matthew Delicate - Forward - VCU - 2000-03 - Boncath, Wales Three-time All-CAA honoree who was the CAA Player of the Year in 2003 Named CAA Tournament MVP in 2002 and 2003 after leading VCU to back-to-back titles Earned All-America accolades in 2003 VCU's all-time leader in goals (44) and points (101) David Horst - Defender - Old Dominion - 2004-07 - Pine Grove, Pa. Three-time All-CAA pick who was the CAA Defender of the Year in 2006 and 2007 Earned All-America honors in 2007 Two-time All-South Atlantic Region honoree Led ODU to four straight NCAA Tournament appearances and a CAA title in 2007 Waughn Hughes - Forward - William and Mary - 1993-96 - Washington, D.C. CAA Player of the Year and All-America selection in 1996 Two-time All-CAA and All-South Atlantic Region honoree W&M's all-time leader in goals (52), game-winning goals (21) and points (131) Set school season records for game-winning goals (11) and points (60) in 1996 Steve Jolley - Midfielder - William and Mary - 1993-96 - Virginia Beach, Va. Four-time All-CAA and three-time All-South Atlantic Region selection Ranked second in career assists (37) and fifth in points (109) at W&M Member of the U.S. Under 20 National Team in 1994 and 1995 Helped W&M to a 68-17-5 record and three NCAA Tournament appearances Kaarlo Kankkunen - Midfielder - James Madison - 1992-94 - Valkeakoski, Finland CAA Player of the Year and All-America selection in 1994 Three-time All-CAA and two-time All-South Atlantic Region honoree Holds JMU record for assists (16) in a season and ranks second in career assists (32) Led JMU to a 56-9-4 record and three consecutive CAA championships Kevin Knight - Midfielder/Defender - James Madison - 1995-98 - Fairfax, Va. Only JMU player to receive All-CAA honors during all four of his seasons Named to the NSCAA Scholar-Athlete All-America team in 1997 and 1998 Two-time All-South Atlantic Region selection JMU's Male Athlete and Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year in 1998-99 Rich Kotschau - Defender - George Mason - 1993-97 - Levittown, N.Y. Earned first-team All-CAA honors in 1995 and 1997 Named to the All-South Atlantic Region team in 1997 and was a three-time all-state pick George Mason's career leader in games played with 84 Was the #2 overall selection in the 1998 MLS Draft by the Chicago Fire Tamir Linhart - Forward - George Mason - 1991-93 - Holon, Israel Two-time All-CAA selection who was the CAA Player of the Year in 1992 Earned NSCAA All-America honors in 1992 and 1993 Ranked second in career goals (49) and third in points (114) at Mason 1992 Division I Player of the Year in the state of Virginia Trevor McEachron - Defender - Old Dominion - 2001-05 - Woodbridge, Va. Four-time All-CAA selection who was the CAA Defender of the Year in 2003 Earned first team All-America honors in 2003 and was a Freshman All-American in 2001 Three-time All-South Atlantic Region honoree Helped lead ODU to three NCAA Tournament appearances Patrick McSorley - Forward - James Madison - 1992-95 - Springfield, Va. Earned NSCAA All-America and All-South Atlantic Region honors in 1995 JMU's all-time leader in goals (42) and points (103) Led JMU to a 73-14-6 record, four NCAA Tournament appearances and three CAA titles Scored the game-winning goal as JMU beat North Carolina in 1994 NCAA Tournament Carlos Mendes - Midfielder - Old Dominion - 1998-2001 - Mineola, N.Y. Three-time All-CAA selection who was the CAA Rookie of the Year in 1998 Selected to the All-South Atlantic Region squad in 2000 and 2001 Helped lead the Monarchs to a pair of CAA regular-season titles Ranks third in career assists at ODU with 25 Kurt Morsink - Midfielder - James Madison - 2003-06 - San Jose, Costa Rica Earned All-America honors in 2006 Three-time All- CAA and All-South Atlantic Region first team selection Ranked among JMU's top seven in career goals (32), assists (29) and points (93) Set school record by scoring at least one point in 12 consecutive games Dominic Oduro - Forward - VCU - 2004-05 - Accra, Ghana CAA Player of the Year and first team All-CAA selection in 2004 Earned third team All-America and All-South Atlantic Region honors Led the CAA with 16 goals and 33 points in 2004 Helped lead the Rams to the NCAA quarterfinals for the first time in 2004 Mike Reynolds - Midfield - George Mason - 1982-85 - Mississauga, Ontario Two-time NSCAA All-America selection, earning first team honors in 1985 Three-time member of the All-South Atlantic Region squad Earned all-conference honors during all four seasons at Mason Led the Patriots to the NCAA Tournament in three of his four seasons Gonzalo Segares - Defender - VCU - 2001-04 - San Jose, Costa Rica One of three finalists for the prestigious Hermann Trophy in 2004 Three-time All-CAA selection who was the CAA Defender of the Year in 2002 and 2004 Consensus first team All-American in 2004 Helped lead the Rams to the NCAA quarterfinals for the first time in 2004 Jimmy Tanner - Forward - Old Dominion - 1996-99 - Syracuse, N.Y. Two-time All-CAA selection who earned CAA Player of the Year honors in 1999 Chosen as a third team All-American and Academic All-American in 1999 Led the league with 20 goals and 44 points in 1999 Ranked third all-time at ODU in career goals (34) and points (79) Fred Thompson - Forward - George Mason - 1982-85 - Mississauga, Ontario Received all-conference honors during all four seasons Three-time member of the All-South Atlantic Region squad Ranked in the top five all-time at Mason in goals (40) and points (98) Member of Jamaica's World Cup team in 1988 Michael Todd - Forward - Hofstra - 2003-06 - Cleveland, England Three-time All-CAA honoree who was the CAA Player of the Year in 2006 All-America selection in 2006 and a two-time Academic All-American Led Hofstra to three straight CAA titles and its first three NCAA tournaments Ranks second in career points (101) and third in goals (40) at Hofstra Jon Tuttle - Forward - William and Mary - 1985-88 - Fairfax, Va. Three-time All-CAA selection who was the CAA Player of the Year in 1988 Named to the All-South Atlantic Region squad during all four seasons Earned Academic All-America honors in 1987 and 1988 Ranks ninth in W&M history with 77 points on 29 goals and 19 assists Attila Vendegh - Forward - Old Dominion - 2000-03 - Bratislava, Slovakia CAA Player of the Year in 2001 and 2002 and Rookie of the Year in 2000 Two-time All-American and two-time Academic All-American Earned All-CAA and All-South Atlantic Region honors in all four seasons ODU's all-time leader in goals (56) and points (134)