RAMS ANNOUNCE 40TH ANNIVERSARY TEAM

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RICHMOND, Va. – On Saturday, Oct. 6, VCU will recognize its 40th Anniversary Team at halftime of its match against Duquesne. Selected by voting from former players from a group of more than 450 student-athletes over four decades, here is the the VCU Men's Soccer 40th Anniversary Team: 

VCU Men's Soccer 40th Anniversary Team

Milorad Djordjevic (2000-02)

Djordjevic was a First Team All-CAA performer in 2001 and the 2001 CAA Defensive player of the year. Djordjevic is from Belgrade, Serbia and was a member of the class of 2002.

Gonzalo Segares (2001-2004)

Segares was a three-time All-CAA Performer who was named the CAA Defensive Player of the Year in 2002 and again in 2004. He was also named an NSCAA All-American in 2004 and was a finalist for the Hermann Trophy, the highest individual honor in collegiate soccer. Segares was the 35th overall pick in the 2005 MLS Draft and 10-year veteran of the Chicago Fire. He hails from San Jose Costa Rica and was a member the class of 2004.

Dominic Oduro (2004-05)

Oduro was the 2004 CAA Player of the year and an NSCAA All-American who finished his VCU career with 18 goals and five assists in two seasons before being drafted with the 22nd overall pick in the 2006 MLS Draft by FC Dallas. He is currently finishing his 11th year in MLS as a member of the San Jose Earthquakes. Oduro hails from Accara, Ghana and was a member of the class of 2005.

Jason Johnson (2010-12)

A 3-time all-league performer who was named the 2012 A-10 Player of the year. Johnson is currently he fifth all-time in points at VCU. He was the first VCU player to sign a Generation Adidas contract with Major League Soccer and was selected 13th Overall in the 2013 MLS Draft by the Houston Dynamo.  Johnson hails from Happy News Jamaica and was a member of the class of 2012.

Matthew Delicate (2000-03)

Delicate is member of the VCU Athletics Hall of Fame and was inducted in 2017. Delicate was a 2003 All-American, the 2003 CAA Player of the year and is VCU's All-time leading scorer. Delicate also played professionally for the Richmond Kickers for 10 seasons. Delicate hails from Boncath, Wales and was a member of the class of 2003.

Dennis Castillo (2012-15)

Castillo was four-time captain and four-time all league honoree was named the A-10 and PDL Defensive player of the year in 2015. Castillo was named a Freshman All-American by both College Soccer News and TopDrawer Soccer in 2012. Castillo was the 37th overall pick in the 2016 MLS Draft by the Colorado Rapids, from San Jose Costa Rica and the class of 2015.

Eric Dade (1987-91)

Dade was the first soccer player to be inducted into the VCU Athletics Hall of Fame in 2000. Dade played as a defender and was a First Team All-Sun Belt performer in 1989 and the first Ram to play in MLS for the Dallas Burn as part of a 13-year professional career. Dade hails from Buffalo, N.Y. and was a member of the class of 1991.

Said Kamali (1980-81)

Kamali was the first soccer All-American at VCU. He played as an attacking player and was an All-Sun Belt First Team member in 1980 and again in 1981. Kamali hails from Falls Church, Va. and was a member of the class of 1981.

Rafael Andrade Santos (2014-2017)

He was a 2017 All-American and A-10 offensive Player of the Year. Santos was a four-time All-A10 honoree and was drafted 74th overall by DC United in the 2018 MLS Draft. Santos hails from Rio De Janeiro, Brazil and was a member of the class of 2017.

Jim Larkin (1994-97)

Larkin is a member of the VCU Athletics Hall of Fame who was a three-time All-CAA performer and helped lead VCU to its first NCAA Appearance and CAA Title after a thrilling penalty kick shootout victory in the final against American University. Larkin hails from Toronto, Canada and was a member of the class of 1997.

Kevin Jeffrey (1998-99)

Jeffrey was an All-American in 1999 and two-time All-CAA honoree. Jeffrey was named the Virginia State Player of the Year and finished his VCU career with 65 points in only two seasons. Jeffrey hails from Trincity, Trinidad and Tobago and was a member of the class of 1999. 

Jay Thomas (1980-83)

Thomas is the all-time VCU leader in most goalkeeping categories including save percentage, most saves and most saves per game. Thomas hails from Alexandria, VA and was a member of the class of 1983.

Andrew Dykstra (2004-2008)

A two-time All-CAA performer who is finishing his 10th year in MLS after stops in Chicago, DC, Kansas City and now Colorado. Dykstra hails from Woodbridge, Va. and was a member of the class of 2008.

Yoram Mwila (2010-2011)

Mwila is the only VCU player to have his number (9) retired after passing away in a car crash the summer before his senior year. He served as a team captain and ranks sixth all-time in shots on goal per game and 10th all-time in shots on goal. Mwila hailed from Luska, Zambia.

Kwaku Adu-Gyamfi (1992-95)

Adu-Gyamfi was a four-time all-conference player and 1993 Metro Conference Player of the Year. Adu-Gyamfi is third all-time in points with 80 and second all-time in goals with 34. Adu-Gyamfi hails from Herndon, Va. and a member of the class of 1995. 

John Dugan (1987-88)

Dugan was a First Team All-Sun Belt performer in 1987 and 1988 is eighth All time in goals with 25 and ninth all time in points with 63 after playing only two seasons in the Black and Gold. Dugan hails from Brentwood, N.Y. and was a member of the class of 1988.

Emmanuel Tetoit (1997 & 1999)

The 1999 CAA Defensive player of the year spent two seasons at VCU with two appearances in the NCAA Tournament, from Rennes France and the class of 1999.

Erwan LeCrom (1997-98)

Emmanuel's partner in central defense, LeCrom was named the 1998 CAA Defensive Player of the Year as well as a two-time All-CAA Performer and a 1998 Scholar All-American. LeCrom hails from Saint Jean Brevelay, France and a member of the class of 1998.

Tedmore Henry (1979-82)

Henry First Team All-Sun Belt performer in 1981 and 1982 who currently sits fifth all-time in points with 66 and seventh all-time in goals with 27.

Lucas Paulini (2010)

A first team All-CAA and All-Region performer in 2010, this midfielder pulled the strings for the Rams before starting a six-year professional career that included stops in Atlanta and Richmond. Paulini hails from Buenos Aires, Argentina and was a member of the class of 2010.

Kharlton Belmar (2011-2014)

A two-time All-A10 and All-Region performer who finished his VCU Career with 18 goals and 5 assists. The 34th overall selection by the Portland Timbers in the 2015 MLS Draft, he was named the 2015 USL Rookie of the Year and currently plays for Sporting KC in MLS. Belmar hails from Virginia Beach, Va. and was a member of the class of 2014.

Thor Hockett (1981-85)

Hockett was named to the All-Sun Belt First Team in 1984 and 1985 a pillar in the back line for his career at VCU. Hockett hails from Hampton, Va. and was a member of the class of 1985.

Liam Behrens (1984-87)

Behrens ranks second all-time in assists at VCU with 21 and had a long professional career including stops in Richmond, Carolina, Wichita and Baton Rouge. Behrens hails from Shoreham, N.Y. and was a member of the class of 1987.

Ricardo Capilla (1996-98)

A three-time All-CAA Performer and the 1997 Rookie of the Year and 1998 Player of the Year. Capilla ranks second all-time in points at VCU with 85 goals and is VCU's all-time leader in assists with 25. Capilla hails from Mexico City, Mexico and was a member of the class of 1998.

Orlin Weise (1985-88)

Weise was a three-time All-Sun Belt selection and fourth on the all-time list with 72 points from 29 goals and 14 assists. Weise hails from Kingston, Jamaica and was a member of the class of 1988.

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