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McEachron and Vendegh Earn VaSID Honors

Courtesy: ODU Athletics
         
Release: December 11, 2002
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Dec. 11, 2002

Old Dominion men's soccer players Attila Vendegh (Bratislava, Slovakia) and Trevor McEachron (Woodbridge, VA) added another to their growing list of post-season awards on Wednesday when they were voted to the All-Virginia State first team by the Virginia Sports Information Directors (VaSID).

Vendegh, a junior forward, was one of only two players to repeat on the first team (VCU's Milorad Djordjevic) this year. Vendegh was named the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Player of the Year for the second time this season after leading the league with 16 goals and seven assists, both career highs. He became the most prolific scorer in ODU history with 46 goals and 108 points. He was also selected to All-CAA first team and the All-South Atlantic Region team for the third time in his career, as well as being recognized as an Academic All-American.

McEachron makes his first appearance on the All-State team after being named to the All-Region squad last month. He was also on the All-CAA first team after making 19 starts in 2002 for the Monarchs. He scored his first career goal earlier this year to defeat Ga. State 2-1.

Vendegh and McEachron help lead the ODU men's soccer team to a 10-9-1 finish this year as the Monarchs won their first ever NCAA Tournament game. The 3-0 win over Richmond in the NCAA first round was the first game hosted by ODU and helped them reach the second round for first time ever.

University of Virginia junior forward Alecko Eskandarian and Virginia Commonwealth University head coach Tim O'Sullivan were selected as the 2002 Virginia Men's Soccer Division I Player of the Year and Coach of the Year. William & Mary swept the awards on the women's side as junior midfielder Lindsey Vanderspiegel was named Player of the Year and head coach John Daly was selected Coach of the Year.

Men's Team

FIRST TEAM Defenders: Milorad Djordjevic (Sr.), VCU Phillip Hucles (Jr.), William & Mary Trevor McEachron (So.), Old Dominion Gonzalo Segares (So.), VCU Midfielders: Ralph Bean (Sr.), William & Mary Carlos Garay (Sr.), VCU Peer Rogge (Fr.), Virginia Tech Randy Ugarte (Jr.), VCU Forwards: Alecko Eskandarian (Jr.), Virginia Attila Vendegh (Jr.), Old Dominion Goalkeeper: John O'Hara (So.), George Mason

SECOND TEAM Defenders: Jonathan Cole (Sr.), Virginia Lasse Mertins (Jr.), Virginia Tech Damian O'Rourke (Fr.), George Mason Joe Vidmar (Jr.), Richmond Midfielders: Kenny Arena (Sr.), Virginia Brentley Kellum (Jr.), Liberty Jacob LeBlanc (Jr.), Virginia Jonathan Rios (Sr.), VMI Forwards: Matthew Delicate (Jr.), VCU Carlos Garcia (Sr.), William & Mary Goalkeeper: Mike Nwaneri (Jr.), Richmond

Women's Team

FIRST TEAM Defenders: Prue Cormie (Jr.), VCU Jess Delucchi (Sr.), George Mason Katy Swindells (So.), James Madison Kelly Worden (Sr.), Virginia Midfielders: Kelly Bertwell (Sr.), Radford Leah Robinson (Jr.), VCU Lindsey Vanderspiegel (Jr.), William & Mary Forwards: Kim Argy (Fr.), James Madison Jen Parsons (So.), VCU Nikki Porter (So.), Radford Goalkeeper: Naomi Hines (Sr.), George Mason

SECOND TEAM Defenders: Jenny Davis (Jr.), Liberty Gillian Hatch (So.), Virginia Kathy Holdsworth (Jr.), Virginia Tech Anne Rieser (Jr.), Richmond Midfielders: Emily Barnhart (Jr.), Virginia Tech Tara Flint (Jr.), William & Mary Edda Gardarsdottir (Jr.), Richmond Forwards: Darci Borski (Sr.), Virginia Katy Robertson (Sr.), George Mason Taline Tahmassian (So.), William & Mary Goalkeeper: Nikki Villott (Jr.), William & Mary

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