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Trevor Banks Invited to 2009 adidas MLS Player Combine

Courtesy: ODU Athletics
         
Release: December 11, 2008
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Dec. 11, 2008

NORFOLK, Va. -- Major League Soccer announced the initial list of 65 college seniors from 45 Division I schools who have been invited to participate in the 2009 adidas MLS Player Combine. Senior Trevor Banks was invited and becomes the ninth Monarch to attend in the last six years. He is one of just three CAA players invited this season to the annual player combine, which will be held at Lockhart Stadium in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. January 9-13.

The coaching and management staffs of all 15 MLS teams will be in attendane to scout talent at the 2009 adidas MLS Player Combine, which concludes two days before the 2009 MLS SuperDraft. Last season, David Horst, Yomby William and A.J. Kulp participated in the Combine; Horst and William were drafted days later.

Banks was a team captain this year, scoring four goals and adding three assists on the year. He took a team-high 40 shots and was also integral on the defensive side of the ball. The senior was named a First Team All-CAA Midfielder for the second straight year and concluded his career with 20 career goals, 11 assists and 51 points, ranking him among the top in ODU history.

Banks is joined at the Combine by just two other Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) players, in George Mason's Kwame Adjeman-Pamboe and James Madison's Nick Zimmerman.

The 2009 adidas MLS Player Combine will separate all players into four teams and feature two games per day at Lockhard Stadium on Jan. 10, 11 and 13.

COMBINE INVITEES GOALKEEPERS (7): Chris Brown (Boston College); Evan Bush (Akron); Steward Ceus (Albany); Alec Dufty (Evansville); Neal Kitson (St. John's); Milos Kocic (Loyola, Md.-Serbia); Sean Milligan (Dartmouth);

DEFENDERS (20): Lyle Adams (Wake Forest); Calum Angus (Saint Louis-England); Trevor Banks (Old Dominion); Darius Barnes (Duke); Rhett Bernstein (Brown); Matt Besler (Notre Dame); Evan Brown (Wake Forest); Oscar Castillo (Connecticut); Chris Clements (Tulsa); AJ Delagarza (Maryland); Paul Gerstenberger (Boston College); David Hertel (Michigan State); Wes Knight (College of Charleston); Otto Loewy (Winthrop); Yohance Marshall (South Florida-Trinidad & Tobago); Ryan Mirsky (SMU); Jide Ogunbiyi (Santa Clara); Kyle Russell (Coastal Carolina); Seth Sinovic (Creighton); Jack Traynor (Notre Dame);

MIDFIELDERS/FORWARDS (38): Kwame Adjeman-Pamboe (George Mason); Quincy Amarikwa (UC Davis); Brandon Barklage (Saint Louis); Josh Boateng (Liberty-Ghana); Graciano Brito (Quinnipiac); Pav Castenada (Duke); Aaron Clapham (Louisville); Raphael Cox (Washington); Sam Cronin (Wake Forest); Dylan Curtis (UC Davis); Doug DeMartin (Michigan State); Jokul Elisabetarson (UNC Greensboro-Iceland); Michael Fucito (Harvard); Andrei Gotsmanov (Creighton); Mike Grella (Duke); Alex Grendi (Pennsylvania); Juan Guerra (Florida International); Jeffrey Harwell (SMU); Bryan Irwin (Portland); Richard Jata (Campbell); George John (Washington); Keum Sung Kim (Loyola, Ill.); Michael Lahoud (Wake Forest); Ryan Maduro (Providence); Patrick Murray (Furman); Kyle Patterson (Saint Louis-England); Nick Perera (UC Santa Barbara-Spain); Chris Pontius (UC Santa Barbara); Matt Poole (Virginia); Akeem Priestley (Connecticut-Jamaica); Daniel Revivo (Winthrop-Canada); Tosaint Ricketts (Wisconsin-Green Bay-Canada); Brad Ring (Indiana); Chris Salvaggione (Charlotte); Jordan Seabrook (South Florida); Marcus Tracy (Wake Forest); Nick Zimmerman (James Madison); Graham Zusi (Maryland).

ADIDAS MLS PLAYER COMBINE LIST BY SCHOOL

Boston College
Chris Brown
Paul Gerstenberger

Brown University
Rhett Bernstein

Campbell University
Richard Jata

Coastal Carolina University
Kyle Russell

College of Charleston
Wes Knight

Creighton University
Andrei Gotsmanov
Seth Sinovic

Dartmouth University
Sean Milligan

Duke University
Darrius Barnes
Mike Grella
Pav Castaneda

Florida International University
Juan Guerra

Furman University
Patrick Murray

George Mason University
Kwame Adjeman-Pamboe

Harvard University
Michael Fucito

Indiana University
Brad Ring

James Madison University
Nick Zimmerman

Liberty University
Josh Boateng

Loyola College
Milos Kocic

Loyola University
Keum Sung Kim

Michigan State University
Doug DeMartin
David Hertel

Old Dominion University
Trevor Banks

Providence College
Ryan Maduro

Quinnipiac University
Graciano Brito

Saint Louis University
Calum Angus
Brandon Barklage
Kyle Patterson

Santa Clara University
Babajide Ogunbiyi

Southern Methodist University
Jeffrey Harwell
Ryan Mirsky

St. John's University
Neal Kitson

University of Akron
Evan Bush

University of Albany
Steward Ceus

University of California - Davis
Quincy Amarikwa
Dylan Curtis

University of California - Santa Barbara
Nick Perera
Chris Pontius

University of Connecticut
Oscar Castillo
Akeem Priestley

University of Evansville
Alec Dufty

University of Louisville
Aaron Clapham

University of Maryland
AJ Delagarza
Graham Zusi

University of Notre Dame
Matt Besler
Jack Traynor

University of North Carolina - Charlotte
Chris Salvaggione

University of North Carolina - Greensboro
Jokull Elisabetarson

University of Pennsylvania
Alex Grendi

University of Portland
Bryan Irwin

University of South Florida
Yohance Marshall
Jordan Seabrook

University of Tulsa
Chris Clements

University of Virginia
Matt Poole

University of Washington
Raphael Cox
George John

University of Wisconsin - Green Bay
Tosaint Ricketts

Wake Forest University
Lyle Adams
Evan Brown
Sam Cronin
Michael Lahoud
Marcus Tracy

Winthrop University
Otto Loewy
Daniel Revivo

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