Possibly the most prolific scorer in ODU soccer history, Attila Vendegh was a two-time third team All-American by the NSCAA and College Soccer News. He was also a two-time CAA Player of the Year in 2001 and 2003, and four-time first team All-CAA selection. Vendegh completed his career as ODU's all-time leading scorer with 56 goals, 22 assists and for 134 career points. He to also took care of business off the field, earning the 2003 CAA Scholar Athlete of the Year award and was a 2002 CoSIDA Academic All-American selection.
The 2003 team was 15-4-1 and reached the second round of the NCAA College Cup. The 2000 CAA Rookie of the Year graduated with a degree in international business and currently lives in his native country of Slovakia where he is a marketing director with Scania Central Europe, a Swedish truck manufacturer.
Attila was inducted into the ODU Sports Hall of Fame on Oct. 13, 2012...
Career: 2002: Became the most prolific scorer in ODU history by breaking the career marks for goals and points last year as a junior ... Posted career-highs in goals (16), assists (7) and points (39) ... Now has 46 career goals, 16 career assists and 108 career points ... Selected to the CoSIDA Academic All-American First Team and the inaugural CAA Scholar Athlete of the Year for men's soccer ... Second-Team VaSID Academic All-State ... Named all-conference, all-state and all-region for third consecutive year ... Two-time CAA Player of the Year ... 2001: CAA and Virginia Player of the Year ... Scored three goals against Syracuse and two against #20 Northeastern, Liberty, and High Point... Vendegh has scored 15 goals in each of his first two seasons at ODU... 2000: Earned first team All-CAA honors and was named the CAA Rookie of the Year...Also earned third team All-South Atlantic honors and second team All-State recognition...Named to Soccer America's All-Freshman Team 2000...Led the team and conference in scoring with 15 goals and 3 assists...Ranked nationally in points per game (30th) and goals per game (17th)....CAA Player of the Week (10/16)...Named Team MVP.
Off the Field: Born March 12, 1981...Son of Vojtech and Maria Vendegh...Has one brother, Belus (20), also a member of the team ... Major is international business.
On the Field: Year GP/GS G A Pts. GWG Shots 2000 17/17 15 3 33 6* 70 2001 17/17 15 6 36 2 79 2002 20/20* 16* 7* 39* 3 90* Totals 54/54 46 16 108 11 239 * career high