Men's Soccer



    9 Mike Ambersley  
    Mike Ambersley

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Ballwin, Mo.

    High School:
    De Smet Jesuit

    Height / Weight:
    5-7 / 155

    Position:
    Forward

    Birthdate:
    02/14/1983


    Fifth-Year Senior Year (2005)
    A model of consistency during his senior campaign ... voted team most valuable player by his teammates ... invited to the MLS Combine ... ranked fifth on the team in points with 16 on the season ... ranks fourth on the team in goals (5) and third in assists (6) ... ranked fifth in the Big Ten (all games) in assists ... scored a pair of Hoosier goals, including the game-winner against IUPUI (10/2) ... notched a goal and an assist in victories over then-No. 7 SMU (9/4), Butler (10/19) and Notre Dame (10/26) ... had a pair of game-winning assists on the season ... played in every match for the Hoosiers, starting all but one of those contests ... showed versatility to play both forward and midfield, while being a key clog in the Hoosiers' possession attack ... assisted on the equalizer in the second half against Saint Louis at the Mike Berticelli Memorial Tournament ... skilled on the ball, especially in tight spaces ... ranks among the top 25 on the Hoosiers' all-time shots list ... scored on a 35-yard bomb to push Indiana's lead to 2-0 and assisted on the third goal at Notre Dame (10/26) ... earned adidas/IU Credit Union Classic All-Tournament team honors as the Hoosiers knocked off a pair of top-10 foes (No. 10 Wake Forest and No. 7 SMU) to start the season.

    Senior Year (2004)
    Started all 24 matches for the Hoosiers, with 23 coming at the forward position and one, out of necessity, at the central midfield position ... fourth on the team in points (12), tied for fourth on the team in goals (3), third on the team in assists (6) and in shots (49) ... netted the Hoosiers' first goal of the season off assists from Kevin Robson and John Michael Hayden in the 31st minute against Boston University at the adidas/IU Credit Union Classic ... netted assists in back-to-back matches against Evansville and Notre Dame ... both assists came on eventual game-winners in the 4-0 victory over Evansville and 2-0 victory over Notre Dame ... was named to the adidas/Crescent Financial Solutions Classic All-Tournament team in Albuquerque, N.M. ... netted the Hoosiers' first score in a 2-1 victory over Penn State ... scored off a corner kick from Brian Plotkin as the Hoosiers upended the Nittany Lions ... assisted on the game-winner to John Michael Hayden in the Hoosiers' 1-0 victory over Wisconsin ... registered an assist off a corner on the Hoosiers' second goal in a 4-0 victory over IUPUI ... notched the assist on Pat Yates' goal in the Big Ten semifinal against Michigan State ... assisted on the game-winner in the Hoosiers' 4-0 victory over Tulsa in the NCAA Quarterfinals ... scored Indiana's second goal in the national semifinal against Maryland.

    Junior Year (2003)
    Redshirted.

    Sophomore Year (2002)
    A starter in 16 of the 18 games he played in ... had two goals and two assists ... scored Indiana's first goal in the final regular season match against IUPUI on Nov. 3 ... netted the Hoosiers' only goal in the Big Ten Tournament loss to Penn State on Nov. 15 ... both assists came in Indiana's 5-1 victory over Wisconsin on Oct. 11 ... fed the ball to David Prall for the game-winner versus the Badgers ... after seeing time in the Hoosiers' season opener against Rutgers, missed three games due to a back injury ... along with fellow sophomore Ned Grabavoy, competed for the United States in an international U-20 tournament in Valencia, Spain, Aug. 10-19.

    Freshman Year (2001)
    Started 21 of 23 matches ... Co-Big Ten Freshman of the Year ... All-Big Ten second team ... College Soccer News All-Freshman team ... member of Soccer America's All-Freshman team ... named Big Ten Player of the Week after scoring a hat trick against Michigan ... finished second on the team in goals with six, assists with six, points with 18 and shots with 43 ... in College Cup semifinal against St. John's, scored the game-tying goal, and then assisted on the game-winner ... assisted on game-winning goals against St. John's, Clemson, Northwestern, Wisconsin and Louisville ... tied for second on the team with two game-winning goals ... had a goal and two assists in win over Louisville.

    Prep/Personal
    Named Missouri Player of the Year in 2000 ... netted 49 goals and tallied 41 assists in his high school career ... honored as first team all-conference, all-state, all-metro and all-midwest in both his junior and senior seasons ... Gatorade Player of the Year in Missouri ... NSCAA and PARADE Magazine All-American ... born Feb. 14, 1983.

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