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Four Monarchs Named All-State

Published: December 22, 2014

Rivera, Miralrio, Condotta, and  Macsicza,

NORFOLK, Va. –  Old Dominion University’s Sidney Rivera (Hampton, NJ.), Jesse Miralrio (Arlington, TX.), Ryan Condotta (Keller, TX.) and David Macsicza (Dunajska, Slovakia)  have been named to the Virginia sports Information Directors (VaSID) 2014 All-State Soccer squad as released today. Rivera, Miralrio and Condotta were named to the first team and Macsicza was selected to the second team All-State squad.

After leading the University of Virginia to the College Cup national title, the Cavaliers’ Eric Bird and George Mason All-America selection, Timi Mulgrew, have earned Co-Player of the Year honors in the state of Virginia by the Virginia Sports Information Directors (VaSID) for the 2014 season. UVA head coach George Gelnovatch and Radford redshirt freshman goalkeeper, Aitor Pouseu Blanco, earned Coach of the Year and Rookie of the Year honors, respectively.

Rivera,  Conference USA Tournament’s Offensive MVP led the Monarchs in scoring with nine goals which rank him 38th nationally and third in C-USA. Rivera scored eight of his goals in the last six matches of the season, including four in the C-USA Tournament. He will compete in the MLS Combine in January.

Miralrio finished third on the team in points with three goals and four assists. He was named Third team All-C-USA and third team NSCAA All-Southeast Region. The sophomore was also selected to the C-USA All-Tournament squad.

Ryan Condotta finished second on the Monarchs squad in scoring with 11 points on five goals and one assist. He was named third team All-C-USA and C-USA All-Tournament as well as C-USA All-Academic.

Junior defender David Macsicza helped anchor the Monarchs defense and was named C-USA Tournament Defensive MVP. He also scored two goals and assisted on two during the season.   

2014 Conference USA Champion Soccer Monarchs (13-7-1) ranked 24th in the final NSCAA/Continental Tire Coaches Poll.  ODU advanced to the NCAA tournament for the fifth straight year and 11th of the last 13 under head coach Alan Dawson, the nation's 13th winningest active coach. ODU defeated Saint Francis - Brooklyn, 3-0 in the first round before losing a heartbreaker to eighth seeded Georgetown, 2-1 with less than 10 seconds left in the second overtime period. In all, the Monarchs played ten teams (winning five) who were ranked at one time in the coaches poll during the season.

2014 VaSID All-State Teams

Co-Players of the Year

            Eric Bird                               Virginia

            Timi Mulgrew                       George Mason

Coach of the Year

            George Gelnovatch             Virginia

Rookie of the Year

            Aitor Pouseu Blanco           Radford

First-Team All-State


            Timi Mulgrew                       George Mason

            Sidney Rivera                      Old Dominion

            Josh Grant                           James Madison


            Eric Bird                               Virginia

            Stephen Hudgens               Radford

            Jesse Miralrio                      Old Dominion

            Ryan Condotta                    Old Dominion


            Tim Harbison                       Liberty

            Scott Thomsen                    Virginia

            Bjarki Aðalsteinsson          James Madison


            Calle Brown                         Virginia


Second-Team All-State


            Chris Albiston                     William & Mary

            Sachem Wilson                   Liberty

            Darius Madison                   Virginia


            Jonathan Barden                James Madison

            Todd Wharton                     Virginia

            Mario Herrera-Meraz          Virginia Commonwealth


            David Macsicza                   Old Dominion

            Sheldon Sullivan                 Virginia

            Dennis Castillo                    Virginia Commonwealth

            Jo Vetle Rimstad                 Radford


            Aitor Pouseu Blanco           Radford


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