Started all 24 matches in the midfield. Scored the game-winning goal in a 2-1 victory over Duke in the adidas/IU Credit Union Classic. Assisted on Daniel Kelly's goal at Evansville. Recorded his second goal of the season in a 2-0 shutout of No. 8 Northwestern. Scored the game-winning goal in the 19th minute in a 2-0 victory over No. 23 Saint Louis in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Made it back-to-back scoring efforts with Indiana's third goal in a 3-0 win over No. 14 Michigan in the NCAA Tournament third round. 30 shot attempts on the season. Academic All-Big Ten honoree.
Appeared in 12 games with six starts as injuries plagued his junior season ... Academic All-Big Ten ... scored Indiana's goal in a 1-1 tie with Bradley in the second round of the NCAA Tournament ... that was his first career score ... tallied a shot on goal in a 1-0 win over No. 1 UCLA on Sept. 2 ... added another shot in a 3-2 overtime victory at Michigan in the Hoosiers' Big Ten opener on Sept. 29 ... in the starting lineup for the Hoosiers' 3-2 win at No. 4 Notre Dame on Oct. 17 ... also got the starting nod and tallied two shots in a 0-0 double overtime tie with No. 24 Ohio State on Oct. 21.
Earned a starting spot at the midfield position midway through the season, and started the final 13 games ... a strong defender and passer for Indiana ... tallied four assists on the season ... assisted on the game-winning goal against Kentucky ... posted an assist vs. IUPUI ... at Ohio State, took a long shot at the goal that was deflected in by Greg Stevning for the game-winning tally ... assisted on the game-winning score against Northern Illinois in the NCAA Tournament.
2005 (REDSHIRT FRESHMAN)
Played in three of the first four games of the season ... finished the campaign appearing in four games after suffering an injury ... registered first career point on an assist against IUPUI ... fed the ball forward to former high school teammate Kevin Noschang for a second-half tally ... an Academic All-Big Ten selection ... scored the game winner in each of the last two spring games against the defending FIFA World Champion Mexican Youth National team and Butler.
Redshirted ... named one of the top 100 freshmen to watch in the country by College Soccer News ... participated in the 2005 spring season ... played in all six spring matches, making three starts ... registered an assist in IU's 2-0 win over Saint Louis ... spent the summer playing for the Toledo Slayers of the Premier Development League along with IU teammates Kevin Noschang and Doug Reisinger.
A teammate of fellow Hoosier Kevin Noschang at Lakota West High School and on Cincinnati United Premier ... a four-year starter at Lakota West ... helped lead the Firebirds to a 17-2-3 record and the round of four in the state tournament in 2003 ... named Ohio first team all-state and first team All-Greater Miami Conference in 2003 ... earned All-Region IV (Midwest) honors from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America ... named to the U-18 Region II (Midwest) Olympic Development team ... adidas ESP All-Star selection ... Tampa Sun Bowl MVP ... won four State Cup Championships ... majoring in management in the Kelley School of Business ... born June 3, 1983, to Joe and Lynn Mellencamp.