Trevor Banks Invited to 2009 adidas MLS Player Combine
By ODU Athletics
Dec. 11, 2008
NORFOLK, Va. -- Major League Soccer announced the initial list of 65 college seniors from 45 Division I schools who have been invited to participate in the 2009 adidas MLS Player Combine. Senior Trevor Banks was invited and becomes the ninth Monarch to attend in the last six years. He is one of just three CAA players invited this season to the annual player combine, which will be held at Lockhart Stadium in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. January 9-13.
The coaching and management staffs of all 15 MLS teams will be in attendane to scout talent at the 2009 adidas MLS Player Combine, which concludes two days before the 2009 MLS SuperDraft. Last season, David Horst, Yomby William and A.J. Kulp participated in the Combine; Horst and William were drafted days later.
Banks was a team captain this year, scoring four goals and adding three assists on the year. He took a team-high 40 shots and was also integral on the defensive side of the ball. The senior was named a First Team All-CAA Midfielder for the second straight year and concluded his career with 20 career goals, 11 assists and 51 points, ranking him among the top in ODU history.
Banks is joined at the Combine by just two other Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) players, in George Mason's Kwame Adjeman-Pamboe and James Madison's Nick Zimmerman.
The 2009 adidas MLS Player Combine will separate all players into four teams and feature two games per day at Lockhard Stadium on Jan. 10, 11 and 13.
COMBINE INVITEES GOALKEEPERS (7): Chris Brown (Boston College); Evan Bush (Akron); Steward Ceus (Albany); Alec Dufty (Evansville); Neal Kitson (St. John's); Milos Kocic (Loyola, Md.-Serbia); Sean Milligan (Dartmouth);
DEFENDERS (20): Lyle Adams (Wake Forest); Calum Angus (Saint Louis-England); Trevor Banks (Old Dominion); Darius Barnes (Duke); Rhett Bernstein (Brown); Matt Besler (Notre Dame); Evan Brown (Wake Forest); Oscar Castillo (Connecticut); Chris Clements (Tulsa); AJ Delagarza (Maryland); Paul Gerstenberger (Boston College); David Hertel (Michigan State); Wes Knight (College of Charleston); Otto Loewy (Winthrop); Yohance Marshall (South Florida-Trinidad & Tobago); Ryan Mirsky (SMU); Jide Ogunbiyi (Santa Clara); Kyle Russell (Coastal Carolina); Seth Sinovic (Creighton); Jack Traynor (Notre Dame);
MIDFIELDERS/FORWARDS (38): Kwame Adjeman-Pamboe (George Mason); Quincy Amarikwa (UC Davis); Brandon Barklage (Saint Louis); Josh Boateng (Liberty-Ghana); Graciano Brito (Quinnipiac); Pav Castenada (Duke); Aaron Clapham (Louisville); Raphael Cox (Washington); Sam Cronin (Wake Forest); Dylan Curtis (UC Davis); Doug DeMartin (Michigan State); Jokul Elisabetarson (UNC Greensboro-Iceland); Michael Fucito (Harvard); Andrei Gotsmanov (Creighton); Mike Grella (Duke); Alex Grendi (Pennsylvania); Juan Guerra (Florida International); Jeffrey Harwell (SMU); Bryan Irwin (Portland); Richard Jata (Campbell); George John (Washington); Keum Sung Kim (Loyola, Ill.); Michael Lahoud (Wake Forest); Ryan Maduro (Providence); Patrick Murray (Furman); Kyle Patterson (Saint Louis-England); Nick Perera (UC Santa Barbara-Spain); Chris Pontius (UC Santa Barbara); Matt Poole (Virginia); Akeem Priestley (Connecticut-Jamaica); Daniel Revivo (Winthrop-Canada); Tosaint Ricketts (Wisconsin-Green Bay-Canada); Brad Ring (Indiana); Chris Salvaggione (Charlotte); Jordan Seabrook (South Florida); Marcus Tracy (Wake Forest); Nick Zimmerman (James Madison); Graham Zusi (Maryland).
ADIDAS MLS PLAYER COMBINE LIST BY SCHOOL
Coastal Carolina University
College of Charleston
Florida International University
George Mason University
James Madison University
Keum Sung Kim
Michigan State University
Old Dominion University
Saint Louis University
Santa Clara University
Southern Methodist University
St. John's University
University of Akron
University of Albany
University of California - Davis
University of California - Santa Barbara
University of Connecticut
University of Evansville
University of Louisville
University of Maryland
University of Notre Dame
University of North Carolina - Charlotte
University of North Carolina - Greensboro
University of Pennsylvania
University of Portland
University of South Florida
University of Tulsa
University of Virginia
University of Washington
University of Wisconsin - Green Bay
Wake Forest University