Virginia Men's Soccer Lands Seven Players On 2004 VaSID All-State Teams
Dec. 29, 2004
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The University of Virginia men’s soccer team had seven players named to the 2004 Virginia Sports Information Directors (VaSID) University Division Men’s Soccer All-State Team. UVa’s trio of Matt Oliver (Waldorf, Md./DeMatha Catholic), Hunter Freeman (Allen, Texas/Bradenton Academy) and Adam Cristman (Glen Allen, Va./Godwin) were named to the 2004 VaSID First Team, while the Cavaliers’ John Hartman (Roanoke, Va./Cave Spring), Jeff Tuman (Chalfont, Pa./Central Bucks West), Jeremy Barlow (Herndon, Va./Langley) and Nico Colaluca (Coventry, R.I./Lasalle Academy) were named to the 2004 VaSID Second Team.
Virginia Commonwealth senior defender Gonzalo Segares (San Jose, Costa Rica) was named the 2004 Virginia Sports Information Directors (VaSID) University Division State Player of the Year. Tim O’Sullivan of VCU was named the State Coach of the Year.
Segares is one of three finalists for the Hermann Trophy, the Division I award for the national player of the year. He was a First Team All-American for the NSCAA and for College Soccer News. Segares was the Colonial Athletic Association Defender of the Year for the second time in his career. He started all 21 games for the Rams and had four goals and one assist for nine points. Segares helped VCU record eight shutouts this season.
O’Sullivan led the Rams to a 12-6-3 overall record and a 7-1-1 mark in the CAA. VCU won its third straight regular season conference title. The 10th-year head coach guided VCU to its third straight national seed in the NCAA Tournament. After earning a bye in the first round, the 16th-seeded Rams eliminated George Washington and top-seeded Wake Forest to reach the NCAA Quarterfinals for the first time in school history.
Virginia and James Madison had three players on the All-State First Team. The Dukes were represented by midfielders Kurt Morsink and Mark Totten and defender Danny Sheridan. The Cavaliers had defenders Hunter Freeman and Matt Oliver and forward Adam Cristman. VCU has two first team selections, with Segares and junior forward Dominic Oduro. The other members of the first team were goalkeeper John O’Hara of George Mason, midfielders Kevon Harris of Old Dominion and Pat Scherder of William & Mary and forwards Charles Nweke of VMI and Darryl Roberts of Liberty.
The members of the VaSID All-State Second Team were goalkeeper Saul Montero of VCU; defenders Adam Godwin of Liberty, John Hartman of Virginia, Veit Schaidinger of VCU and Jeff Tuman of Virginia; midfielders Jeremy Barlow of Virginia, Nico Colaluca of Virginia, Kyle Cupid of Liberty and Ricardo Opoku of VCU; and forwards Bailey Allman of Virginia Tech, Patrick Colas of Radford, Teba McKnight of George Mason and Colin Vint of Richmond.
Here is a complete look at the 2004 VaSID University Division Men’s Soccer All-State Team:
First TeamGoalkeeper John O'Hara, George Mason, Senior, Foxford, IrelandDefender Hunter Freeman, Virginia, Junior, Allen, TexasDefender Matt Oliver, Virginia, Senior, Waldorf, Md.Defender Gonzalo Segares, VCU, Senior, San Jose, Costa RicaDefender Danny Sheridan, James Madison, Junior, Washington, D.C.Midfielder Kevon Harris, Old Dominion, Senior, Kingston, JamaicaMidfielder Kurt Morsink, James Madison, Sophomore, San Jose, Costa RicaMidfielder Pat Scherder, William & Mary, Junior, Vienna, Va.Midfielder Mark Totten, James Madison, Sophomore, Chalfont, Pa.Forward Adam Cristman, Virginia, Sophomore, Glen Allen, Va.Forward Charles Nweke, VMI, Sophomore, Virginia Beach, Va.Forward Dominic Oduro, VCU, Junior, Accra, GhanaForward Darryl Roberts, Liberty, Junior, Trincity, Trinidad
Second TeamGoalkeeper Saul Montero, VCU, Senior, San Jose, Costa RicaDefender Adam Godwin, Liberty, Senior, Hereford, EnglandDefender John Hartman, Virginia, Senior, Roanoke, Va.Defender Veit Schaidinger, VCU, Junior, Regensburg, GermanyDefender Jeff Tuman, Virginia, Senior, Chalfont, Pa.Midfielder Jeremy Barlow, Virginia, Freshman, Herndon, Va.Midfielder Nico Colaluca, Virginia, Freshman, Coventry, R.I.Midfielder Kyle Cupid, Liberty, Freshman, Edinburgh, TrinidadMidfielder Ricardo Opoku, VCU, Junior, Accra, GhanaForward Bailey Allman, Virginia Tech, Senior, Virginia Beach, Va.Forward Patrick Colas, Radford, Junior, Rennes, FranceForward Teba McKnight, George Mason, Junior, Couva, TrinidadForward Colin Vint, Richmond, Junior, Fairfax, Va.
Player of the Year: Gonzalo Segares, VCUCoach of the Year: Tim O’Sullivan, VCU
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