Started all 22 matches played ... helped record nine shutouts this season ... took three shots on the season ... named to All-Tournament team at University of Akron Tournament ... named second-team preseason All-American by Soccer America ... second-team All-Big Ten Selection ... recorded his first career assist on Darren Yeagle's game-winning goal in a 2-0 NCAA first round win over Louisville ... Academic All-Big Ten pick ... named one of 30 candidates for the Lowe's Senior CLASS Award ... named CoSIDA/ESPN the Magazine Academic All-American (third team).
Started all 24 matches in central defense ... named to the Big Ten Championship all-tournament team ... part of a back line that has helped record 10 shutouts on the season, including eight over top-25 teams ... recorded his first career goal at St. John's in the quarterfinal of the NCAA Tournament ... named to the NSCAA/adidas Scholar All-North/Central Region honorable mention team ... named preseason All-American by College Soccer News and Soccer America ... named 2009 Big Ten Distinguished Scholar ... Academic All-Big Ten.
Started all 21 matches ... first-team All-Big Ten ... third-team NSCAA/adidas Great Lakes All-Region selection ... Academic All-Big Ten ... heart of a defense that posted 12 shutouts ... led the team to shutouts of five of six Big Ten opponents as the Hoosiers won the league regular season title with a 4-0-2 record ... became the first team to shut out then-No. 6 Northwestern ... helped keep Ohio State off the board in a 0-0 double overtime tie both in the regular season and the Big Ten Tournament ... held Wisconsin scoreless in the season finale to clinch the Big Ten regular season title ... led IU to a blanking of then-No. 1 UCLA ... also had five shots on the season, two of which were on goal ... named to the adidas/IU Credit Union All-Tournament Team.
Unanimous selection to the Big Ten All-Freshman Team ... named one of College Soccer News' Top 100 Freshmen to Watch ... earned a starting spot midway through the season at center back ... helped lead the Hoosiers to 10 shutouts on the season, including five straight to end the season ... was a key part of keeping Ohio State scoreless in the Big Ten title game, as the Indiana defense blocked five shots ... helped hold Kentucky, which came into the game averaging over three goals per game, to just six shots ... held Penn State All-Big Ten forward Simon Omekanda to just one shot ... helped Indiana to two shutouts in the NCAA Tournament, against Northern Illinois and Santa Clara ... participated with the U-20 National Team at the U-20 World Cup in Canada in July 2007 ... helped team USA win group D and advance all the way to the quarterfinal round.
The 2005 National Soccer Coaches Association of America/adidas National Youth Player of the Year ... one of five players nominated for the 2005 U.S. Soccer Athlete of the Year Award for Young Males ... started all 37 matches with the Under-17 National team in 2005, including all 15 of his international appearances ... started and played every minute at the center back position at the 2005 FIFA U-17 World Youth Championship in Peru during September ... captained the team to a fifth-place finish, which included the U.S. winning its group with a 2-0-1 record and advancing to the quarterfinals ... scored the opening goal in a 3-1 upset of Italy on Sept. 20, 2005 ... named to the all-tournament team at the FIFA Under-17 World Championship ... started an astonishing 88 of his 93 games with the U-17 National team, including all 36 international matches ... earned 36 caps with the U.S. Under-17 National Team and scored four international goals ... in 2004, played in 43 matches with 41 starts, four goals and three assists ... played club soccer for the Chicago Magic and helped the Magic to the 2004 national championship ... played one year at Carroll High School in Huber Heights, Ohio before joining the residency program ... a PARADE Magazine All-American and the magazine's top defender in 2005 ... majoring in exercise science ... born on June 18, 1988 to Amaning and Olivia Sarkodie ... parents are from Kumasi, Ghana ... has two brothers (Kwame and Kofi) and a sister (Mimi) ... Kwame was a starter in the midfield at the University of Cincinnati, while Kofi is a sophomore defender at the University of Akron.