Men's Soccer



    Aleksey Korol  
    Aleksey Korol

    Position:
    Assistant Coach

    Experience:
    1st Year


    Former IU All-American Aleksey Korol joined the Indiana coaching staff in February 2009.


    Korol comes to IU from UIC where he spent the last three seasons as an assistant coach for Hoosier alum John Trask. During his three seasons the Flames compiled a record of 38-13-17 and advanced to the NCAA Tournament each season, incuding appearances in the quarterfinals in 2007 and the round of 16 in 2008. His duties at UIC included assisting with daily team training, individual instruction and oversite of compliance issues.


    Korol helped lead the Flames to the Horizon League regular season title and an appearance in the round of 16 in the NCAA Tournament while recording a record of 12-4-6 in 2008.


    In 2007 UIC captured the Horizon League title and advanced to the quarterfinals of the NCAA Tournament for the first time in school history.


    In his first season at UIC the squad went 13-3-5, defeating nationally-ranked foes Saint Louis and eventual national champion UC Santa Barbara on the road during a nine-match unbeaten streak to open 2006. That led to a Horizon League regular-season title and an at-large berth into the NCAA Division I men's soccer championship.


    While at UIC Korol also served as a coach with Chicago United FC and John Trask Total Soccer.


    Korol is no stranger to championship success dating back to his four-year career at Indiana from 1996-99. During that period the Hoosiers won back-to-back NCAA titles in his junior and senior seasons and he made three College Cup appearances. As a sophomore he netted 14 goals and seven assists as the Hoosiers posted a 23-1 mark. The following year, he tallied 17 goals and 44 points as IU went 23-3 and defeated Stanford for the national title.


    During his senior campaign he netted 20 goals and became the first IU player in a decade to tally 50 points. He earned Big Ten Player of the Year, NSCAA All-America and Soccer America Player of the Year honors that season. He was later named to the Soccer America All-Decade team in the `90s. Korol currently ranks fourth on IU's all-time points scored list with 57 goals and 149 points.


    Drafted by Dallas with the fifth pick in the 2000 MLS SuperDraft, Korol played two seasons for the Burn, playing in 36 matches and scoring seven goals, and appeared in one game for the Chicago Fire before injury hampered his MLS career. He played in the United Soccer League in 2002 (Rochester Rhinos), 2003 (Pittsburgh Riverhounds) and 2004 (Charleston Battery). He also had a stint with the Kansas City Comets of the Major Indoor Soccer League in 2003-04.


    Korol earned a B.S. in Sports Management from Indiana in 2005. Originally from the Ukraine, he was selected at the age of 12 for the Dinamo Kiev Youth Academy where he spent three seasons before coming to the United States.

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