Celebrating Hauret's game-winning goal against #18 Radford
Celebrating Hauret's game-winning goal against #18 Radford
Rick Voight

Hauret Nabs VaSID Rookie of the Year Laurels

December 21, 2016
By ODU Athletics

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. – Sebastien Hauret, a redshirt freshman from Paris, France, was named the Virginia Sports Information Directors (VaSID) Men’s Soccer Rookie of the Year on Wednesday afternoon.

Hauret appeared in all 17 matches for the Monarchs starting 12 in the center attacking midfield position. He finished the year with a team-leading 11 points off two goals and seven assists, also a team-high.

The ODU midfielder earned a spot on the 2016 Conference USA All-Freshman squad for his efforts throughout the season. Hauret also received C-USA offensive player of the week laurels on September 12, after recording the game-winning goal over 18th ranked Radford and an assist on the lone goal in the loss to No. 23 Vermont, during the 41st annual ODU Soccer Classic.

Virginia’s Edward Opoku received VaSID top honors as he headlines the VaSID All-State team as well as garnering the state player of the year title. Rounding out the major awards is Virginia Tech’s Mike Brizendine, who was named the organization’s coach of the year after leading his Hokies to 13 wins and a College Cup Quarterfinal berth.

In all, eight Virginia schools had representation on the all-state teams. Virginia, William & Mary, and Radford led the way with four selections apiece, while Virginia Tech, Liberty, and VCU had three. Longwood had a pair of representatives, and Old Dominion had one.

VaSID names 27 All-State teams in 15 sports each year, as well as an Academic All-State squad and an all-sports champion in both the University and College Divisions.

Membership in VaSID is open to all media relations professionals working at a university or conference in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

VaSID Player of the Year
Edward Opoku, Virginia

VaSID Coach of the Year
Mike Brizendine, Virginia Tech

VaSID Rookie of the Year
Sebastien Hauret, Old Dominion

VaSID All-State First-Team
Forwards
Edward Opoku, Virginia ^
Marcelo Acuna, Virginia Tech
Tresor Mbuyu, Liberty

Midfielders
Antonio Bustamante, William & Mary
Finnlay Wyatt, Longwood
Pablo Aguilar, Virginia

Defenders
Jo Vetle Rimstad, Radford%
Fraser Colmer, Radford
Sergi Nus, Virginia
Dakota Barnathan, VCU

Goalie
Aitor Pouseu Blanco, Radford%

VaSID All-State Second Team
Forwards
William Eskay, William & Mary^
Luc Fatton, VCU
Ryder Bell, William & Mary ^

Midfielders
Rafael Santos, VCU^
Kevin Mendoza, Liberty
Jakob Strandsäter, Radford
Dan Campos, Longwood

Defenders
Marcel Berry, William & Mary
Kyle Carr, Liberty
Juan Pablo Saavedra, Virgina Tech

Goalie
Jeff Caldwell, Virginia^

^ - 2-time VaSID selection % - 3-time VaSID selection

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