Monarchs Earn All-State Soccer Accolades

December 06, 2000
By ODU Athletics
NORFOLK, VA (Dec. 6, 2000) -- The Old Dominion men's soccer team had two selections to the 2000 VaSID All-State Teams this afternoon. The awards are compiled from voting by the sports information directors at every major university in Virginia.

Junior midfielder Carlos Mendes (Mineola, NY) is making his debut on the All-State first team after winning a second team spot in '99. Mendes tallied four goals and six assists this season and was named to the All-CAA first team for the second year in a row.

Freshman forward Attila Vendegh (Bratislava, Slovakia) earned second team honors after leading the CAA in scoring with 15 goals and 3 assists for 33 points. Vendegh finished the season as the third highest scoring freshman in the country, fourth in South Atlantic Regional scoring, and was tied for 16th nationally in goals per game. Vendegh was also a first team All-CAA selection and was named the Rookie of the Year by the conference.

First Team                              Second Team
Jonathan Cole       	UVA             Derek Avilez    Liberty
Kevin Knott         	William & Mary  Brian Blackburn George Mason
Levi Strayer        	JMU             Ryan Cummins   Virginia Tech
Craig Ziadie        	Richmond        Caleb Stoddart W&M
Kian Brownlee  		Liberty         Jon Tihen       Richmond
Kyle Martino        	UVA             Helmis Matute  George Mason
Carlos Mendes  		Old Dominion    Reggie Rivers        JMU
David Wood          	JMU             Andrew Schultz W&M
Alecko Eskandarian 	UVA             Steve Totten    UVA
Eduardo Lima        	George Mason    Jose Gomez      Liberty
Josh Kovolenko 		JMU             Fred Silva      Virginia Tech
                                   	Shawn Alexander Richmond
                                   	Attila Vendegh  Old Dominion

Player of the Year: Alecko Eskandarian, UVA
Coach of the Year: Dr. Tom Martin, JMU

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