Monarchs Earn All-State Soccer Accolades
By ODU Athletics
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.
VaSID ALL STATE TEAMS 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