Men's Soccer

    10 Brian Plotkin  
    Brian Plotkin


    Lisle, Ill.

    High School:
    Naperville North

    Height / Weight:
    5-9 / 150



    Senior Year (2005)
    One of three finalists for the Missouri Athletic Club (M.A.C.) Hermann Trophy ... a first team All-American according to NSCAA/adidas, Soccer Times and College Soccer News ... named the Big Ten Player of the Year and was the only unanimous first team all-conference selection ... one of 11 players named to the Soccer America MVP list ... a first team NSCAA All-Great Lakes Region choice ... one of 15 semifinalists for the M.A.C. Hermann Trophy (M.A.C.) ... named to the first team of Top Drawer Soccer's Team of the Season ... led the Big Ten (all games) in points (26) and in game-winning goals (4), while ranking second in assists (10) and fourth in goals (8) ... named Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week on three occasions during the 2005 season ... scored game-winning goals in first two matches of the season against then-No. 10 Wake Forest (1-0) and then-No. 7 SMU (4-0) ... also had an assist against SMU ... named the adidas/IU Credit Union Classic Offensive Most Valuable Player and to the All-Tournament Team ... named Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week and selected to Soccer America, Top Drawer Soccer and College Soccer News National Teams of the Week after his performance at the classic ... had four points on one goal and two assists against Boston University on Sept. 11 ... earned Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week honors for the second time after scoring goals in conference matches against Wisconsin on Oct. 14 (W, 5-2) and Northwestern on Oct. 16 (T, 1-1) ... scored on a 30-yard bomb against the Badgers and also tallied an assist on the Hoosiers' final goal in the victory over the Badgers ... scored the equalizer in the first half against Northwestern ... scored in three straight matches against Wisconsin (Oct. 14), Northwestern (Oct. 16) and Butler (Oct. 19) ... scored the game-winner in overtime against No.1 Akron ... was named Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week and Soccer America National Player of the Week following his performance against Akron ... named to College Soccer News and Soccer America National Teams of the Week following the win over Akron ... named to the M.A.C. Hermann Trophy Watch List to start the season ... finished his Hoosier career ranked among the IU all-time top 25 in three categories; tied for ninth in assists with 34, seventh in career shots with 262 and 23rd in career points with 76.

    Junior Year (2004)
    Started all 24 matches in central midfield for the Hoosiers ... one of Indiana's top playmakers with 19 points on five goals and nine assists for the season ... a first team All-Big Ten choice and second team All-Midwest Region selection ... tied for third in the Big Ten (conference matches only) in assists with two ... led the league in shots (all games) with 79 ... tied for second in the Big Ten in assists (all games) with nine ... scored the equalizer in the final minutes of the Hoosiers' 3-2 overtime victory over Boston University to open the season ... assisted on Julian Dieterle's game-winner against Oregon State on Sept. 5 ... named to the adidas/IU Credit Union Classic All-Tournament team ... assisted on both Hoosier goals to Drew Moor in the 2-1 victory over Cal State- Fullerton ... followed that up by scoring the eventual game-winner in the fourth minute of play against Evansville on Sept. 12 ... was named to the Mike Berticelli Memorial All-Tournament team ... assisted on the game-winning goals in the Hoosiers' 1-0 victories over Michigan and Boston College in the second and third rounds of the NCAA Tournament ... tied the national semifinal game at one against No. 3 Maryland with a free kick into the left corner of the net early in the second half ... named to the College Cup All-Tournament Team ... prior to the 2004 season was named third team All-American by College Soccer News.

    Sophomore Year (2003)
    Named to both the All-Great Lakes Region and All-Big Ten Conference first teams ... listed as honorable mention All-American by Soccer Times ... the Hoosiers' second-leading scorer with 23 points on seven goals and nine assists ... in the College Cup semifinal match against Santa Clara, set up Pat Yates' game-winning goal ... started all 25 matches ... had IU's lone goal in the Big Ten Tournament final against Penn State and then converted his penalty kick attempt to win the shootout ... scored in five straight matches from Oct. 12 through Oct. 29 ... tallied game-winning goals in back-to-back matches against IUPUI (Oct. 15) and Ohio State (Oct. 19) ... had a goal and an assist against Georgetown on Sept. 5 ... assisted on Ned Grabavoy's game-winner in the final five minutes against then-No. 5 Saint Louis ... assisted on the game-winning goal at Louisville on Oct. 29 ... collected two assists in Indiana's 3-1 win over Fresno State Sept. 14 ... led the team with 84 shot attempts ... an All-Tournament selection at the adidas/IU Credit Union Classic and the UConn Classic ... also a member of the academic All-Big Ten team.

    Freshman Year (2002)
    Garnered Big Ten Freshman of the Year honors ... scored the game-winning goal to lift the Hoosiers past Notre Dame in the second round of the NCAA Tournament ... played in 20 matches and started six times ... ranked third on the team with six assists ... his eight points were good for fourth on the squad ... took a total of 41 shots ... tallied his first career assist on Pat Noonan's game-winning goal against Louisville (Sept. 10) ... emerged as an offensive threat late in the season ... assisted on both goals in IU's win at Kentucky (Oct. 16) ... also logged assists against Butler, Ohio State and Cal State-Fullerton.

    A 2001 PARADE Magazine All-American ... listed on Soccer America's top 25 list of recruits ... an ESP All-Star Team selection ... played center midfield and forward ... played for the Chicago Sockers and the National Youth teams ... was a member of the U-17 National team ... in 2000, his U-16 club team took third place at nationals and returned a year later to win the championship ... participated on the ODP Regional Team and the ODP State team for four years.

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