Men's Soccer 2004 Recruiting Class Ranked #23 by College Soccer News

July 01, 2004
By ODU Athletics
ODU Sports

July 1, 2004

NORFOLK, VA -The Old Dominion University men's soccer team's 2004 recruiting class is ranked 23rd among all Division I schools, according to, which released its annual Top 40 Recruiting Classes this week. This marks ODU's second consecutive mention in the list, after having the 28th best class last season. ODU is also the only CAA school on the list.

The recruiting class, according to College Soccer News, does a good job of addressing the areas where the Monarchs need assistance. Freshmen midfielder A.J. Kulp (Ephrata, PA), a two-time NSCAA Regional All-American selection; sophomore forward Edson Elcock (Brooklyn, NY), a transfer from Wingate University where he was named Freshman of the Year in the SAC in 2003 and defender David Horst (Pine Grove, PA), a Regional All-America selection highlights the seven member recruiting class that includes midfielders Branden McPherson (Virginia Beach, VA)and Jared Kent (Marietta, GA)and goalkeepers Jon Curry-Edwards (Brielle, NJ) and Bryan Fossi (Lilitz, PA).

"I think we have a very balanced recruiting class which addresses our immediate needs on the field," ODU Head Coach Alan Dawson said. "We're very excited about the future of this group of players."

ODU will face three schools in 2004 who also made it to the Top 40 list: North Carolina, Virginia and Rutgers.

The Monarchs, who went 15-4-1 in 2003 after starting the season 14-0-0, hosts Campbell September 1, to kick off their 2004 campaign.