Hoosiers (8-11-2) face the Zips (16-3-1) at 7 p.m. ET Thursday
Hoosiers top Penn State, 5-3 in penalty kicks
2011 Indiana Men's Soccer Highlight Video
College Cup Finals
Saw action in a 1-1 tie with No. 9 Georgetown and a 1-0 win over No. 12 Marquette ... played 11 minutes in a 1-0 win over Kentucky ... also came in off the bench in a 1-0 win over Dartmouth ... came in for second half action in a 3-1 win over No. 8 Saint Louis ... came in off the bench in a 3-0 win at No. 18 Louisville ... had one shot on goal in a 2-1 win at Ohio State ... was a spark off the bench playing significant minutes in a 1-0 win over No. 1 Notre Dame ... had two shots in 30 minutes of action in a 3-1 win at Michigan ... had three shots in a for a 2-0 win at Evansville ... played 29 minutes off the bench in a 2-2 tie at Wisconsin ... had one shot on goal in a 3-2 loss to Michigan State ... played 38 minutes in a 2-1 win over Ohio State in the Big Ten Tournament semifinal ... started at Maryland in the Big Ten Tournament final ... had one shot on goal ... appeared in 19 matches.
2013 (SOPHOMORE)Made his first appearance of the year in a 4-1 win over Bakersfield ... saw action in a 1-1 tie with UC Irvine ... took the field in a 2-1 win over Brown ... tallied his first goal of the season in a 4-2 win over Evansville ... tallied his second goal of the season in a 3-0 win at Northwestern on Nov. 8 ... hit the game-winning penalty kick in a 5-3 shootout advancement over Penn State in the Big Ten Tournament semifinal ... came in off the bench in Indiana's 1-0 win over Michigan State to win the 2013 B1G Tournament title ... finished the year with two goals on two shot attempts ... appeared in eight matches.
2012 (REDSHIRT FRESHMAN)Made his first appearance as a Hoosier in a 2-1 victory over Saint Louis ... had one shot on frame ... also saw 48 minutes of action in a 3-0 win over Cincinnati to win the Billiken Classic ... tallied his first career goal in a 3-0 win over Clemson, with two shots on frame in the match ... also had two on-goal looks in a 0-0 tie with San Diego State ... took one shot in an appearance off the bench against No. 4 Akron ... earned his first career start in a 3-2 win over Oregon State ... had one shot on-goal in the match ... one shot on-goal in a 2-0 win at Ohio State ... earned the start in a 1-0 win at Penn State ... started in the midfield for the Hoosiers in a 4-1 win at Kentucky ... had one shot on goal in a start as the Hoosiers defeated Wisconsin, 2-0 ... came in off the bench and had one shot on goal in a 1-0 win over Georgetown in the College Cup final as the Hoosiers won their eighth NCAA title ... appeared in 15 matches, making five starts.
A two-time (2009, 2010) first-team all-state honoree out of Avon (Ind.) High School ... as a junior he was named the All-West Player of the Year and was a member of the Indianapolis Star Super Team after tallying 14 goals and 12 assists ... repeated as the All-West Player of the Year in 2010 after putting up 11 goals and 11 assists and leading Avon to its second-straight regional championship ... three-time member of the Indianapolis Star All-Metro West team (2008-10) ... ranks fourth all-time at Avon in goals scored and points, second in assists ... first-team All-HCC Conference in 2009 and 2010 ... first-team all-district as a junior and senior ... played club soccer with Westside United FC, serving as team captain from 2003-11 ... won four-straight Indiana State Championships (2008-11) ... Midwest Regional semifinalist in 2009 and 2010 ... has one sister (Breana) ... parents are Bryan Sparks and Paula Sparks ... born Dec. 29, 1992.
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