Men's Soccer



    23 Jacob Peterson  
    Jacob Peterson

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Portage, Mich.

    High School:
    IMG Academy

    Height / Weight:
    5-10 / 160

    Position:
    Forward

    Birthdate:
    01/27/1986


    Junior Year (2005)
    A third team NSCAA/adidas All-American ... named a third team All-American by College Soccer News and a second team selection by Soccer Times ... a first team All-Big Ten and NSCAA All-Great Lakes Region selection at forward ... named one of 15 semifinalists for the Missouri Athletic Club (M.A.C.) Hermann Trophy ... started every match at the forward position ... showed versatility, playing wide in the midfield as well ... led the Big Ten (all games) with 12 goals and 26 points ... named to Top Drawer Soccer Team of the Season fourth team ... leading goal scorer on a team the led the Big Ten in every offensive category and ranks third nationally in scoring offense (as of Nov. 7) ... named to the Mike Berticelli Memorial All-Tournament team after scoring four goals in two matches ... became the 10th Hoosier to register multiple hat tricks during his career, scoring his second three-goal game against Boston University on Sept. 11 ... was named to College Soccer News and Top Drawer Soccer National Teams of the Week following the performance ... notched a pair of goals, including the game-winner, in the second half against Wisconsin on Oct. 16 ... was named to the Top Drawer Soccer National Team of the Week after his performance against Wisconsin ... tallied IU's first goal in the program's first three-goal comeback in a 3-3 tie at then-No. 3 ... notched third multi-goal game of the season, scoring two first-half markers in a 3-0 win over Ohio State in the Big Ten Tournament semifinal on Nov. 11 ... became only the fourth Hoosier to score two goals in a game at the Big Ten Tournament and third player to score three goals in a Big Ten Tournament ... was named to the Big Ten Championships All-Tournament Team ... named a Soccer America Preseason All-American ... garnered College Soccer News Second Team Preseason All-America honors ... named to the M.A.C. Hermann Trophy Watch List prior to the start of the season ... ranks among the Hoosier top 25 in three career categories: 18th on the career goals list with 30, 15th with 190 career shots and 25th on the career points list with 69.

    Sophomore Year (2004)
    Started all 24 matches at the forward position for the Hoosiers ... led the Hoosiers in points (24) and goals (11) ... was a first team All-Big Ten selection and a third team All-Midwest Region choice ... started off the season by earning Offensive Most Outstanding Player honors at the adidas/IU Credit Union Classic ... netted the game-winner just over four minutes into overtime against Boston University ... was named to College Soccer News' National Team of the Week after his adidas/IU Credit Union Classic performance ... scored the Hoosiers' eventual game-winner in a 2-0 victory over then-No. 14 Notre Dame on Sept. 15 ... in the Hoosiers' Big Ten opener against Michigan State, netted the school's first hat trick since 2001 ... earned Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week honors in the process ... was also selected to Soccer America's National Team of the Week ... earned Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week honors the following week as IU knocked off then-No. 3 Penn State on Oct. 1 ... scored the game-winner in the first half for the Hoosiers against the Nittany Lions ... scored the game-winner in overtime at Saint Louis on Oct. 31 ... had three points in the victory over the Billikens with a goal and an assist ... in the NCAA Quarterfinals, scored a pair of goals in the second half against Tulsa ... scored the Hoosiers' lone goal in the national title match against No. 9 UC-Santa Barbara ... made 12 appearances, eight international, with the Under-20 National team in 2005 ... has 11 career caps for the U20s with three career goals ... played in all four matches at the 2005 FIFA World Youth Championship ... started and scored the game-winner for the U.S. against Egypt in the WYC.

    Freshman Year (2003)
    Named the Offensive MVP at the College Cup after scoring the game-winning goal in the NCAA Championship match ... earned second team All-Big Ten accolades and was a member of the conference All-Freshmen team ... also selected to Soccer America's Freshman All-America team ... named third team Freshman All-America by College Soccer News ... ranked third on the team with 19 points on seven goals and five assists ... played in all 25 matches and made 21 starts ... credited with an assist against UCLA when his shot that hit the right corner of the crossbar was knocked in by Pat Yates ... in the Big Ten Conference Tournament game against Wisconsin, assisted on Pat Yates' game-winning goal ... the game-tying goal in a 1-1 draw with Michigan State on Sept. 21 ... converted the golden goal to give the Hoosiers a 2-1 win at Michigan on Oct. 5 ... tallied a season-high four points on a goal and two assists against Ohio State, 3-0, on Oct. 19 ... missed the majority of preseason training while playing overseas with the United States U-17 team.

    Prep/Personal
    A member of the U-17 Men's National team, Peterson trained at the IMG Academy-Bolletieri Campus in Bradenton, Fla., from 2001-03 ... was a 2003 PARADE Magazine All-American ... a two-year letterwinner at Portage Northern HS before moving to Florida ... as a freshman, he earned all-conference accolades ... named all-district during his sophomore season ... helped Portage Northern to a state championship in 2000 ... played club soccer for the Michigan Wolves ... helped the Wolves to a third-place finish at the National Club Championship in 2002 ... a member of the Region II Olympic Development team from 1998-2003 and the Michigan State ODP team from 1998-2002.

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