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Harmon, Newton And LeBlanc Earn VaSID All-State Honors

Courtesy: ODU Athletics
         
Release: January 27, 2011
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Jan. 27, 2011

NORFOLK, VA-- Chris Harmon, Evan Newton and Jordan LeBlanc have been named to the 2010 Virginia Sports Information Directors (VASID) Men's Soccer Univeristy Division All-State squad. Harmon and Newton on first team and Le Blanc on second team.

Harmon, a sophomore midfielder led ODU in scoring with seven goals, three assists for 17 points, while LeBlanc was second with five goals, two assists and 12 total points. Harmon had four game winning goals for ODU and was a perfect two-for-two in penalty kicks.

Evan Newton who was recently selected in the first round of the MLS Supplemental draft by Houston registered six shutouts, 74 saves and a 1.07 goals against average. He was named first team All-CAA and second team All-Region. Newton is ODU's all-time leader in both saves with 254 and 36 shutouts.

The Monarchs finished the season with a 10-7-2 record and advanced to the NCAA College Cup's second Round after knocking off defending National Champion Virginia, 1-0 in the first round. The Monarchs have competed in seven of the last nine College Cups.

James Madison's C.J. Sapong was named Player of the Year, Freshman Brian Span of Virginia was named Rookie of the Year, while William and Mary's Chris Norris was named Coach of the Year.

All-state teams are selected by Virginia Sports Information Directors. The all-state teams are as follows:

2009 VaSID Men's Soccer University Division Awards
Player of the Year - C.J. Sapong, F (James Madison)
Rookie of the Year - Brian Span, F (Virginia)
Coach of the Year - Chris Norris (William and Mary)

VaSID First-Team All-State F - Darren Amoo, Liberty F - Iyiola Awosika, Radford F - Alan Koger, William and Mary F - C.J. Sapong, James Madison MF - Phillip Aseweh, Liberty MF - Nathaniel Baako, William and Mary MF - Chris Harmon, Old Dominion D - Uriah Bentick, Liberty D - Derek Buckley, William and Mary D - James Leith, Radford GK - Evan Newton, Old Dominion

VaSID Second-Team All-State F - Will Bates, Virginia F - Brian Ownby, Virginia F - Brian Span, Virginia MF - Harvey Headley, Longwood MF - Jordan Le Blanc, Old Dominion MF - Paul Wyatt, James Madison D - Michael DiNuzzo, William and Mary D - Shane Johnson, Longwood D - Patrick McDaniel, Longwood GK - Andrew McAdams, William and Mary GK - Diego Restrepo, Virginia

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