Men's Soccer



    6 Kevin Alston  
    Kevin Alston

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Silver Spring, Md.

    Height / Weight:
    5-8 / 150

    Position:
    Back/Midfield

    Birthdate:
    05/05/1988


    09/25/2006

    Men's Soccer vs. Michigan

    Men's Soccer vs. Michigan

    2008 (JUNIOR)

    Started all 24 games at left back ... first-team All-Big Ten honoree ... second-team NSCAA All-Great Lakes Region ... part of a back line that has helped record 10 shutouts this season, including eight against top-25 teams ... recorded his third goal of the season with a header in a 2-0 win over No. 23 Saint Louis in the second round of the NCAA Tournament ... scored Indiana's first goal of the season and the third of his career in a 2-1 win over Duke ... added his second goal of the season with a long-range shot in a 3-1 win over No. 9 Notre Dame ... assisted on a Kevin Noschang goal in a 3-2 overtime win at Ohio State ... named Defensive MVP and to the All-Tournament Team at the adidas/IU Credit Union Classic ... named the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week on Sept. 1 for his work against Duke and Akron ... also named to the College Soccer News Team of the Week on Sept. 1 ... named to the Soccer America, College Soccer News and Top Drawer Soccer Teams of the Week on Oct. 20 for his performance against Notre Dame ... had 26 shots on the season.

    2007 (SOPHOMORE)

    Started all 20 games played ... second-team All-Big Ten ... missed the final two games of the regular season due to injury ..defensive MVP of the adidas/IU Credit Union Classic ... had two shots in a 3-1 win over Rhode Island on Sept. 9 ... contributed a pair of shots in wins over Butler, Michigan and UIC ... scored his first career goals in a 2-0 win over Michigan State on Oct. 6 ... the two goals came on just three shot attempts ... named the Big Ten Player of the Week for his efforts ... also honored by Soccer America, College Soccer News and TopDrawerSoccer ... had a pair of on-goal shots against Bradley in the NCAA Tournament.

    2006 (FRESHMAN)

    Started 17 games, playing in 20 in his first season with the Hoosiers ... named as one of College Soccer News' Top 100 Freshmen to Watch ... tallied his first career assist against Louisville, sending a cross from the right side to Eric Alexander ... stepped up after two starters in the back left the game due to injuries, helping hold Ohio State scoreless in the Big Ten Championship game ... represented the U.S. at the Pan Am Games in Brazil in the summer of 2007.

    PERSONAL

    Enrolled at IU in January of 2006 and participated during the spring season ... a member of U.S. Soccer's Residency Program and the Under-17 National Team from September 2003 through his enrollment at IU ... started opening two matches at back at the 2005 FIFA Under-17 World Youth Championship in Peru ... started the quarterfinal match against the Netherlands until sustaining a broken leg in the 16th minute ... helped the United States win its group with a 2-0-1 record and advance to the quarterfinals ... appeared in 34 matches in 2004 with 32 starts and an assist ... earned 17 caps as a member of the U-17 National team with coaches John Ellinger and John Hackworth ... started 51 of the 76 matches he played, posting a goal and three assists after joining the Residency Program in Bradenton, Fla. ... scored his first career U-17 goal in a 6-0 victory over Ajax Orlando U-18 on Oct. 16, 2004 ... was a 2005 PARADE Magazine All-America selection at back ... earned NSCAA All-America team honors in 2004 ... invited to the prestigious adidas ESP Camp in both 2004 and 2005 but could not attend the 2005 event due to a national team competition in Brazil ... played club soccer for the Potomac Cougars under coaches David Kelley and Arnold Tarzy ... helped the Cougars to the Maryland State Cup title in 2003 (U-15) and 2004 (U-16), beating the Casa Mia Bays ... played for D.C. United in the Super Y League in 2002 and 2003 ... played one season at Our Lady of Good Counsel High School in Wheaton, Md. ... played for FC Delco Crunch and coach Joan Fenney in the summer of 2006, leading them to a third place finish at the US Youth Soccer National Championship, a Region 1 Championship and the Pennsylvania (East) State Championship ... a management major in the School of Public and Environmental Affairs ... born May 5, 1988 to Jeanne Fox-Alston and Larry Alston.

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