VIDEO PREVIEW: Todd Yeagley Looks at the 2010 Season
Aug. 20, 2010
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Entering his first season at the helm of the Indiana men's soccer program, head coach Todd Yeagley recently sat down to discuss his outlook on the 2010 season. Among the topics of discussion in the video are the 2010 schedule, as well as a look at each of the positions.
Fans who follow the Hoosiers on Twitter at www.twitter.com/IUMensSoccer or visit the IU Athletics page on YouTube.com will also have an exclusive introduction to each of the 12 newcomers on the team.
Indiana returns six starters from a team that advanced to the third round of the NCAA Tournament in 2009 and posted a 12-10-1 record. Leading the charge is junior forward Will Bruin, a preseason All-America pick by College Soccer News and a first-team All-Big Ten honoree in 2009. Bruin was the team's leading goal scorer a year ago, tallying nine scores to go along with four assists.
Senior Andy Adlard, a second-team All-Big Ten honoree last season, was the team's second-leading scorer a year ago with five goals and four assists (14 points). Senior Daniel Kelly (20 starts in 2009) and junior Tommy Meyer (22 starts in 2009) anchor Indiana's back line, with Adlard a senior Rich Balchan (second-team All-Big Ten in 2009) taking command in the midfield.
Fans will have a chance to get their first look at the Hoosiers this Sunday as they play host to Xavier in an exhibition match at 7:30 p.m. at Armstrong Stadium. Indiana will take part in the ShinDigz National Soccer Festival in Ft. Wayne, Ind., Aug. 27 and 29, facing ACC power Duke on Friday and Denver on Sunday.
The 2010 season officially kicks off on Sept. 3 with the adidas/IU Credit Union Classic. IU faces California at 7:30 p.m., before taking on UCLA on Sunday, Sept. 5 at 2 p.m. Fans are encouraged to "Fill the Bill" for Sunday's match against the Bruins in an effort to top the attendance record of 7,423 set against UCLA in 2007. The match will also be broadcast live on the Big Ten Network, one of four regular-season appearances on the Network for the Hoosiers.
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