Men's Soccer



    2 Rich Balchan  
    Rich Balchan

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Carmel, Ind.

    High School:
    Carmel

    Height / Weight:
    6-0 / 165

    Position:
    Midfielder


    2010 (SENIOR)

    Has appeared in 17 matches this season, making 16 starts ... named to the All-Big Ten first team ... also a Big Ten All-Tournament team pick ... third-team NSCAA All-Great Lakes region ... had one shot on goal in a 2-1 loss at No. 2 Akron in the third round of the NCAA Tournament ... helped shut down Tulsa in a 5-1 win in the NCAA Tournament second round ... helped lead Indiana to its third shutout of the year in a 3-0 win at No. 10 Michigan State ... played left back and center back in a 1-1 tie at Kentucky ... helped the defense hold No. 25 Michigan well below its season shot average in a 2-1 victory ... finished with seven shots on the year ... made his first appearance of the season in Indiana's 5-1 win over No. 5 UCLA on Sept. 5.

    2009 (JUNIOR)

    Started all 22 matches played ... named to all-tournament team and defensive MVP of the Mike Berticelli Memorial Tournament ... for his efforts was named to the TopDrawerSoccer Team of the Week on Sept. 14 ... assisted on Andy Adlard's second goal in a 3-0 win over No. 13 Kentucky ... moved into the left back slot where he helped record shutouts over No. 13 Kentucky, at Michigan and vs. Evansville ... started at central defender in a 2-0 win over Wisconsin in the Big Ten Tournament and in the 2-0 win over Louisville ... second-team All-Big Ten selection ... third-team NSCAA All-Great Lakes Region team ... tallied 16 shots on the season.

    2008 (SOPHOMORE)

    Started all 24 matches ... named to Big Ten Championship all-tournament team ... assisted on Andy Adlard's goal against UC Santa Barbara ... assisted on Will Bruin's game-winning goal at Evansville ... moved from the midfield to the center back position ... switched to the defensive midfield role against No. 8 Northwestern in the absence of Brad Ring ... his free kick led to Kevin Noschang's goal in a 3-0 win at UCLA.

    2007 (FRESHMAN)

    Appeared in 17 games, making 15 starts ... Big Ten All-Freshman Team ... got his first career starting nod against UAB on Sept. 21, scoring his first goal ... his second goal of the season came at Notre Dame as he scored in the 18th minute and tied the game at 1-all ... against Evansville, it was Balchan who put home the game winner in the 68th minute ... he also assisted on Brad Ring's goal which tied the game at 1-all ... his second game winner came at Kentucky as his goal in the 13th minute gave the Hoosiers a 1-0 lead ... also recorded an assist in the match ... tallied his third assist on the season against Bradley in the NCAA Tournament ... one of four freshmen to score a goal in 2007, joining Michael Roach, Daniel Kelly and Neil Wilmarth ... competed with U-20 National Team at New Orleans tournament in Feb. 2008 ... also selected to the U-20 squad trip to England in May, playing against reserve squads from Manchester United and Bolton ... spent the summer playing with the Ft. Wayne Fever of the PDL.

    PREP/PERSONAL

    Honorable mention all-state as a senior ... helped lead Carmel to the Indiana state championship with a 23-0 record and a No. 2 national ranking by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America ... scored two goals in the state semi-finals against Lawrence North ... had six goals and nine assists his senior year ... scored eight goals with 10 assists during high school career ... named all-district and all-county ... first-team All-North by the Indianapolis Star ... played club soccer with Carmel United Cosmos III ... team captain in 2005 with Cosmos ... six-time state champions with the Cosmos ... sports marketing and management major ... born Jan. 18, 1989 ... son of Daryl and Patricia Balchan.

    CAREER STATS

                            GP/GS    G    A  Pts Shots Shot%  SOG  SOG%  GW  PK-Att
      2007................  17/16    4    3   11    11  .365    5  .455   2   0-0
      2008................  24/24    0    3    3    14  .000    3  .214   0   0-0
      2009................  22/22    0    1    1    16  .000    4  .250   0   0-0
      2010................  17/16    0    0    0     7  .000    2  .286   0   0-0
      TOTAL...............  80/78    4    7   15    48  .083   14  .291   2   0-0  

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