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Men's Recruiting Dec 17, 2019

Old Dominion University men’s soccer announces 6-player signing class

NORFOLK, Va. – Old Dominion University men’s soccer head coach Alan Dawson signed six players to the 2020 signing class. The class is compiled of three midfielders, two forwards and one defender.

2020 Signees
Marco Bla
Position: Midfielder
Hometown: Ivory Coast, West Africa
High School: YSC Academy
Club Team: Philadelphia Union Academy
Academic Interest: Business

Head coach Alan Dawson on Bla.
“Marco is a tenacious blue-collar midfielder who is extremely competitive. He will bring toughness to our team and we welcome him to ODU.”
 Marco Bla

Trevor Ferguson
Position: Midfielder
Hometown: Virginia Beach, Va.
High School: Princess Anne
Accomplishments: VA & Region 1 ODP, selected for CCL United 2018 Gothia Cup team, Second-Team All-Region as a sophomore, First-Team All-Region as a junior, First-Team All-Tidewater as junior, State Cup semifinalist.

Head coach Alan Dawson on Ferguson.
“Trevor is a clean midfielder who is great on the ball. He has the ability to be the link between the back and the final third. He is a local boy from VA Beach and we are excited to keep him here in the area.”
Trevor Ferguson

Elijah Jones
Position: Forward
Hometown: Clifton, Va.
High School: Centreville HS
Accomplishments: Played with VDA for the past 3 years, a developmental academy soccer organization based in the state of Virginia, also played with Northern Virginia United, a semi-professional team, Played on the ODP Regional championship team, State Cup winner (2 goals in the championship game), as a freshman in high school, scored 14 goals earning the top scorer for Centreville High School’s Varsity Soccer team, named First-Team All-Conference and First-Team All-Conference forward as a freshman.

Head coach Alan Dawson on Jones.
“Elijah is a very fast hard-working attacking player who will immediately contribute for our team. He has tremendous potential and we look forward to coaching him.”

Elijah Jones

Michael Schaefer
Position: Midfielder
Hometown: Woodbridge, Va.
High School: Colgan High School
Accomplishments: DP VA State & Region 1 Tournament Team, Three-time Colgan HS Team Captain, Colgan MVP, Top Drawer Soccer Two-Star Rating, National Honors Society, GPA 3.7
Academic Interest: Exercise Science

Head coach Alan Dawson on Schaefer.
“Michel is a very busy hard-working central midfielder who loves the game. He has the intangibles to take his game to another level and very much wanted to be a Monarch!”

Michael Schaefer

Nicholas Donahoe
Position: Forward
Hometown: Chesapeake, Va.
High School: Grassfield
Accomplishments: First-Team All-District junior year

Head coach Alan Dawson on Donahoe.
” Nick is a hard-working attacking player who has very good pace and excellent technical ability. He will have to make the adjustment to the higher pace of the game at the college level.”

Nicholas Donahoe

Adam Kalvitz
Position: Defender
Hometown: Avon, Ohio
High School: Avon High School
Accomplishments: Team Captain, four-time State Champion, two-time ODP All-Region II team, two-time U.S. Youth Futsal National Champion, four-year varsity starter, two-time Defensive Player of the Year, Three-time All-County, All-Conference and All-Region honors.

Head coach Alan Dawson on Kalvitz.
“Adam is a very tough, focused and extremely competitive defensive player. He is comfortable with the ball and has the capability of playing anywhere on the back line. ODU was his number one choice and he is a proud Monarch.”

Adam Kalvitz