Freshman Year (2005)
Named National Freshman of the Year by Soccer America and Soccer Times ... a first team Freshman All-American according to Soccer America, Soccer Times and College Soccer News ... a third team All-American honoree by Soccer Times ... the 2005 Big Ten Freshman of the Year ... was the only Big Ten freshman named to the All-Big Ten first team ... named a first team NSCAA All-Great Lakes Region ... a unanimous selection to the Big Ten All-Freshmen Team ... named to the Top Drawer Soccer All-Rookie Team ... ranked third on the team and fourth in the Big Ten in points with 21 ... topped the team and the Big Ten in assists with 12 ... his 12 helpers better current assistant coach Todd Yeagley's freshman record of 11 set during the 1991 campaign ... notched his first collegiate point on an assist against then-No. 25 Cal State-Northridge on Sept. 16 ... scored his first career goal against the Matadors as well, leading the Hoosiers' to a five-goal onslaught ... named Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week after his two-goal, two-assist performance at the Diadora Oregon State Classic on Sept. 19 ... had a goal and an assist as IU came back to tie Oregon State after trailing 2-0 ... named to College Soccer News and Top Drawer Soccer National Teams of the Week on Sept. 19 ... starting with the IUPUI match on Oct. 2 through the Butler match on Oct. 19 had a six-match point streak ... notched the game-winning assist against Louisville on Oct. 5, hitting Josh Tudela with a corner kick ... scored the game-winner on a penalty kick at Michigan on Oct. 9 ... had a goal and an assist in a 5-2 win at Wisconsin ... assisted on the equalizer in the first half against Northwestern ... had a pair of assists in the Hoosiers six-goal match against Butler on Oct. 19 ... hit on a 25-yard free kick for the game-winner against Notre Dame ... was named IU Athlete of the Week, Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week and College Soccer News National Player of the Week on Oct. 31 ... was the catalyst of the Hoosiers' three-goal comeback against Maryland, assisting on two goals and creating a dangerous chance that resulted in the other goal ... served a corner kick to sophomore Greg Stevning with just five seconds left to tie the match against the third-ranked Terrapins at three ... was also selected to Top Drawer Soccer, Soccer America and College Soccer News National Teams of the Week after performance against Notre Dame and Maryland ... assisted on the the game-winner against then-No. 1 Akron ... was a perfect two-of-two on penalty kicks this season ... 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.
Named the National Gatorade Boys Soccer High School Player of the Year ... a member of the U-18 and U-20 United States National Teams ... was the only high school player to be named to the U-20 roster for the 2005 FIFA World Youth Championship in Holland ... appeared in two matches at the WYC, including a start against Egypt ... in 2005, made 11 appearances for the U-20 National Team, scoring two goals and adding an assist ... earned four international caps with the U-20s ... led the U-18's with four goals at the Copa Chivas Tournament in Guadalajara, Mexico in Jan. of 2005 ... a 2004 NSCAA/adidas Youth Boys Region III All-American ... ranked eighth-best player and third-best midfielder in the country by StudentSportsSoccer.com ... was the District 9-5A Most Valuable Player as a junior ... played for head coach Rick Woodard at Plano East Senior High School ... was an all-state and all-area selection ... was the offensive player of the year as well ... helped Plano East to its first state tournament berth ... a 2004 and 2005 PARADE Magazine All-American selection ... was an adidas ESP All-Star team honoree in 2004 ... a member of the National Honor Society in high school ... played club soccer with the Dallas Texans under David Hodgel and Hassan Nazari ... club team advanced to the national final four ... the Texans were also Regional, State, Disney and Dallas Cup Champions ... was also a member of the U.S. U-17 National team ... born Oct. 7, 1986 to Pham and Michelle Nguyen ... intends to major in business.