No. 1 IU Welcomes SMU, No. 9 UCLA This Weekend
Aug 28, 2013
SETTING THE SCENE Indiana opens the 2013 season with SMU and No. 9 UCLA at the adidas/IU Credit Union Classic in Bloomington. Notre Dame will serve as the fourth team in the tournament. The is the first meeting between SMU and IU since 2006, with the Mustangs a 1-0 winner. Overall the series is tied at 3-3-1. IU and UCLA have a long history and the Hoosiers have won four straight in the series, the last a 5-1 win in 2010. IU leads the series 10-7. Indiana went 0-1-1 in preseason action with a 3-3 tie vs. No. 12 Marquette and 1-0 loss to No. 4 UNC at the Shindigz National Soccer Festival.
NEWS AND NOTES The Hoosiers are coming off a two-game preseason slate at the Shindigz National Soccer Festival in Fort Wayne, Ind. Aug. 22 and 24. Indiana and Marquette played to a 3-3 tie, while North Carolina was a 1-0 winner over the Hoosiers. In the match vs. Marquette on Aug. 22, the Hoosier starting 11 staked Indiana to a 3-1 halftime lead over the Golden Eagles. A.J. Corrado, Jacob Bushue and Tommy Thompson scored for Indiana in the first period as the Hoosiers had a 17-3 lead in the shot tally at the break. Head Coach Todd Yeagley started the second half by subbing his entire starting 11 as several players saw their first-ever action in the Cream and Crimson. Marquette made it 3-2 with a goal from Kelmend Islami in the 55th minute, and they tied it in the 87th minute when Islami converted a penalty kick. The matchup between the 2011 National Champion Tar Heels and the 2012 National Champion Hoosiers had much more of a feel of a regular-season match. Indiana went with the same starting XI and made just two substitutions in the game with Tanner Thompson and Jamie Vollmer coming in off the bench. After taking the first few minutes to find their footing, the Hoosier attack began to come to life when in the 13th minute an A.J. Corrado corner kick found Billy McConnell, who blasted a shot that was saved by UNC goalkeeper Brendan Moore. The rebound went to Nikita Kotlov and his ensuing shot was also saved. Two minutes later, left back Patrick Doody made a run toward the near post and rocketed a shot on the move that sailed over the cross bar. In the 23rd minute Tommy Thompson also got some power behind a shot attempt but was just wide of the target. Most of the Tar Heels' five first-half shots came off of set pieces, including an attempt from Chipper Root from 23 yards out at the top of the box that was blocked by the Hoosier wall. The most exciting sequence of the match came in the 33rd minute when Thompson took another hard shot from distance, sending this one off the post. The ball came back out to Kotlov and his attempt was saved by Moore. Kotlov had a second opportunity off another rebound but this time sent his lob high. Kotlov would have another scoring opportunity with less than four minutes to play as a perfectly played ball from Thompson left him with a point-blank look at goal. Too much muscle on the shot saw it sail over the bar. Indiana held an 8-5 shot advantage at the break, with three on goal to one for UNC. The Tar Heels wasted little time in scoring what would be the game winner less than two minutes into the second half of play. Vandermaas-Peeler played a ball from Josh Rice and sent a cross-body shot into the lower left corner for the only score of the match. Indiana would have just two shot attempts in the second half, including a curling shot from Thompson that was stopped by Moore in the 60th minute.
SCOUTING THE MUSTANGS SMU is coming off a 10-5-5 season, advancing to the first round of the NCAA Tournament where it fell in penalty kicks to Winthrop after playing to a 1-1 tie. Junior midfielder Andrew Morales is their top returning scorer, tallying four goals and four assists in 2012. Senior goalkeeper Jamie Ibarra played all 1,920 minutes in goal last season, allowing 24 goals for a 1.24 GAA with six shutouts. The Mustangs were picked to finish fourth in the American Athletic Conference, behind UConn, Louisville and USF. SMU head coach Tim McClements played one season (1984) at Indiana. He is assisted by Alex Aldez, Kevin Hudson, and Joe Waggoner.
SERIES HISTORY The all-time series is tied, 3-3-1. SMU won the last meeting, 1-0 in 2006. The Hoosiers' last win came at home in 2005, a 4-0 victory.
SMU (3-3-1) 9/15/79 L 0-1 H 9/1/80 T 1-1 A 9/5/87 W 2-1 H 12/1/91 W 3-2 H* 9/12/98 L 0-2 A 9/4/05 W 4-0 H 9/8/06 L 0-1 A
INDIANA vs. AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE This is the first year of the American Athletic Conference, which features UConn, Louisville, Cincinnati, SMU, USF, Rutgers, Memphis, UCF and Temple. The Hoosiers are 43-11-5 against teams that currently make up the AAC: SMU (3-3-1), UConn (2-3-1), Louisville (16-3-1), Cincinnati (12-0), USF (2-1-1), Rutgers (5-1-1), Memphis (2-0) and UCF (1-0). The Hoosiers will face AAC member Louisville on Oct. 15 in Bloomington. Rutgers will join the Hoosiers in the Big Ten in 2014.
SCOUTING THE BRUINS The Bruins were 13-3-2 in 2012, falling 5-2 to San Diego in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Six starters return for UCLA, including senior Reed Williams who earned third-team NSCAA All-West Region and first-team All-Pac-12 honors. Williams is their top returning scorer with seven goals and four assists in 2012. Junior goalkeeper Earl Edwards started 15 matches in 2012, logging 1,397 minutes and allowing 19 goals for a 1.22 GAA. UCLA was picked to win the PAC-12. Head coach Jorge Salcedo is assisted by Nick Carlin-Voigt, Eddie Soto and Patrick Seymour.
SERIES HISTORY Indiana leads the all-time series with UCLA, 10-7-0. The Hoosiers have won the last four meetings, most recently a 5-1 victory in 2010. IU also won 3-0 in 2008 in Los Angeles and 1-0 in 2007 in Bloomington. The Bruins' last win came in 2000, a 2-1 victory in Bloomington.
UCLA (10-7-0) 9/3/78 W 2-1 H 9/7/85 L 0-1 H 11/1/87 W 2-1 A 9/3/88 W 2-1 H 9/1/90 L 0-3 N 9/6/92 L 0-1 H 10/30/94 W 2-0 A 12/9/94 W 4-1 N* 9/7/96 L 0-1 H 12/12/97 L 0-1 N* 11/1/98 L 1-2 A 12/11/99 W 3-2 N* 9/2/00 L 2-1 H 12/6/03 W 2-1 A* 9/2/07 W 1-0 H 9/12/08 W 3-0 A 9/5/10 W 5-1 H
INDIANA vs. PAC-12 The Hoosiers are 26-10-4 against teams currently in the PAC-12, which features UCLA, Washington, Stanford, California, San Diego State and Oregon State. UCLA (10-7-0); Washington (4-0-0); Stanford (4-1-2); California (4-2-0); San Diego State (2-0-1); Oregon State (2-0-1).
ADIDAS/IU CREDIT UNION CLASSIC HISTORY The adidas/IU Credit Union Classic is the nation's premier regular season college soccer tournament. This year's field features No. 1 Indiana, No. 7 Notre Dame, No. 9 UCLA and SMU. Indiana is looking for its 13th adidas/IU Credit Union Classic title since the tournament began in 1983. On 10 occasions, the NCAA Champion has played in the Classic: 1983 - Indiana 1984 - Clemson 1985 - UCLA 1988 - Indiana 1989 - Virginia 1998 - Indiana 1999 - Indiana 2003 - Indiana 2004 - Indiana 2012 - Indiana On 24 occasions, a team in the Classic has played in the College Cup. The most notable of these years in 1984, when Clemson, Indiana, and UCLA all played in both the Classic and the College Cup, with Clemson winning the NCAA title. Indiana is the most recent Classic team to make the College Cup, earning a trip in 2012. Teams in the Classic have reached the NCAA Tournament on 95 occasions. More than 25 players that participated in the Classic have gone on to the Olympics or the World Cup. Below is a sampling: Brian Maisonneuve, Indiana (1998 World Cup, 1996 Olympics) Juergen Sommer, Indiana (1994 and 1998 World Cup) John Stollmeyer, Indiana (1990 World Cup, 1998 Olympics) Frank Hejduk, UCLA (1998, 2002, 2006 World Cup, 2000, 1996 Olympics) Brad Friedel, UCLA (1994, 1998, 2002 World Cup, 1992, 2000 Olym- pics) Eddie Pope, UCLA (1998, 2002, 2006 World Cup, 1996 Olympics) Brian McBride, Saint Louis (1998, 2002, 2006 World Cup; 2008 Olympics) Danny Califf, Maryland (2000 Olympics) John Harkes, Virginia (1990, 1994 World Cup)
Year-Champion-The Field 1983-Indiana -San Francisco, Long Island, Duke 1984-Indiana -UCLA, Clemson, Virginia 1985-Clemson -Indiana, Connecticut, UCLA 1986-South Carolina -Indiana, UNLV, Virginia 1987-South Carolina -Indiana, Evansville, SMU 1988-Indiana -UCLA, Evansville, North Carolina 1989-Virginia -Indiana, Saint Louis, Notre Dame 1990-Indiana/Saint Louis -San Francisco, Virginia 1991-Indiana -Stanford, Penn State, Saint Louis 1992-Duke -Indiana, Notre Dame, UCLA 1993-Notre Dame -Indiana, Rutgers, UNLV 1994-Saint Louis -Indiana, South Carolina, North Carolina 1995-Indiana -Saint Louis, North Carolina State, Boston University 1996-UCLA -Indiana, SMU,Duke 1997-Indiana -Clemson, Rutgers, Saint Louis 1998-Indiana -California, Charleston, Butler 1999-Saint Louis -Indiana, Butler, Maryland 2000-Portland -Indiana, UCLA, Butler 2001-St. John's -Indiana, Butler, Kentucky 2002-Clemson -Butler, Indiana, Rutgers 2003-Indiana -California, Notre Dame, UAB 2004-Indiana -Notre Dame, Boston University,Oregon State 2005 -Indiana -Notre Dame, SMU, Wake Forest 2006-Saint Louis -Indiana, Notre Dame, Connecticut 2007-Maryland -Indiana, Notre Dame, UCLA 2008-Akron -Indiana, Notre Dame, Duke 2009-St. John's -Indiana, Notre Dame, Wake Forest 2010-California -Indiana, Notre Dame, UCLA 2011-Indiana -Notre Dame, Saint Louis, Dayton 2012-Notre Dame -Indiana, Clemson, San Diego State
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IU FAVORITE IN B1G PRESEASON POLL The Big Ten Conference released is 2013 men's soccer preseason coaches' poll with Indiana as favorite to win the conference title. Following the Hoosiers were Michigan State, Northwestern, Michigan, Penn State, Wisconsin and Ohio State. Northwestern and Penn State are the defending Big Ten regular season champions and Michigan State is the defending Big Ten Tournament champion. The Hoosiers have won 14 regular-season titles and 11 tournament titles. Indiana was 3-2-1 in conference play last season and owns a Big Ten best all-time record of 93-17-13. The Big Ten announcement also included a preseason players to watch list, with senior midfielder A.J. Corrado, senior midfielder Nikita Kotlov and junior midfielder Dylan Mares among those selected.
CORRADO NAMED SENIOR CLASS AWARD CANDIDATE Indiana University men's soccer midfielder A.J. Corrado was named one of 30 candidates for the Senior CLASS Award, it was announced on Aug. 21. To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must be classified as an NCAA Division I senior and have notable achievements in four areas of excellence - community, classroom, character and competition. An acronym for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School ®, the Senior CLASS Award focuses on the total student-athlete and encourages students to use their platform in athletics to make a positive impact as leaders in their communities. On the field, Corrado started all 24 matches for the Hoosiers in 2012 as the team captured the program's eighth national title. The midfielder led the Big Ten in assists with 12 and was a first-team All-Big Ten selection. In the classroom, Corrado was a 2012 Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-District pick and earned Academic All-Big Ten honors. He is studying pre-dentistry with a 3.6+ GPA. His community service includes involvement in Timmy Global Health, a group that sends students, doctors, dentists, etc. to impoverished countries The Senior CLASS Award winners will be announced during the 2013 NCAA Men's and Women's College Cup® championships in December. Each of the 30 candidate classes will be narrowed to 10 finalists midway through the regular season, and those 10 names will be placed on the official ballot. Ballots will be distributed through a nationwide voting system to media, coaches and fans, who will select one male candidate and one female candidate who best exemplify excellence in the four Cs of community, classroom, character and competition. For more information on all the candidates, visit seniorCLASSaward.com.
DID YOU KNOW? Fifteen of the 28 players on the roster hail from the state of Indiana. Six of Indiana's regular-season opponents are ranked in the NSCAA preseason top 25 (No. 7 Notre Dame, No. 9 UCLA, No. 10 Louisville, No. 18 Brown, No. 19 Northwestern, No. 24 VCU). Junior transfer Dylan Mares led Louisville in scoring in 2012 and was the BIG EAST Rookie of the Year in 2010. He was a high school teammate of A.J. Corrado and Harrison Petts at Zionsville Community. Freshman Michael Galullo was named 2012-13 Gatorade Indiana Boys Soccer Player of the Year. That makes five-straight Indiana players of the year that have donned the Cream and Crimson (2012-Femi Hollinger-Janzen; 2011-Eriq Zavaleta; 2010-A.J. Corrado; 2009-Harrison Petts). Freshman forward Sean Cowdrey hails from the same high school as former Indiana men's basketball All-American and No. 2 pick in the 2013 NBA Draft Victor Oladipo (DeMatha). Both freshmen Billy McConnell (Philadelphia Union) and Tommy Thompson (San Jose Earthquakes) have seen time with reserve squads in Major League Soccer. Head coach Todd Yeagley, associate head coach Brian Maisonneuve, assistant coach Ernie Yarborough and volunteer assistant Kevin Robson all played collegiately at Indiana. Yeagley, Maisonneuve and Yarborough were in fact all teammates from 1992-94.
INDIANA IN THE PRESEASON POLLS In the first preseason poll of 2012, Indiana comes in at No. 1 in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA), College Soccer News and Top Drawer Soccer rankings. The Hoosiers are ranked second in the Soccer America preseason poll.
THOMPSON TWINS? NOT QUITE... The Hoosiers have a set of brothers on the squad this year in freshman Tanner and Tommy Thompson. But while they are the same age athletically and academically, these brothers are not twins. Tanner is the oldest of the two, born Aug. 12, 1994. He graduated from high school a semester early and joining the Hoosiers in January 2013 in time for the spring season. Tommy is his younger brother, born Aug. 15, 1995. He finished high school in just three years to join the Hoosiers in the fall of 2013. They are Indiana legacies as their father Gregg played for Jerry Yeagley from 1978-82. Thompson scored both goals in the Hoosiers' eight-overtime, 2-1 win over Duke in the 1982 NCAA title game. He was inducted into the Indiana Athletics Hall of Fame in 2007.
HOOSIERS NAMED TO PRESEASON LISTS Senior midfielder A.J. Corrado has earned preseason recognition, being named He was also named to the first-team preseason Best XI by Top Drawer Soccer. Freshmen Billy McConnell and Tommy Thompson were named to their preseason All-Freshman Team. Top Drawer Soccer also put out a top-100 preseason player ranking. Corrado topped the list for IU at No. 8, with Nikita Kotlov No. 50, Femi Hollinger-Janzen No. 61 and Dylan Mares No. 76.
KOTLOV NAMED PLAYER TO WATCH BY MLS Senior midfield Nikita Kotlov was named one of 10 college soccer players to watch by Major League Soccer. Kotlov is IU's top returning scorer with nine goals and four assists (22 points) in 2012. Six of Kotlov's nine goals came in the postseason, including the game-winning goal in IU's 1-0 victory over Georgetown in the NCAA title game.
LEADING THE SHIP Senior midfielders Jacob Bushue and Harrison Petts have been named team captains for the 2013 season. Between the pair they have 129 appearances in the Cream and Crimson, with 110 starts.
KEEP ON SCORING Despite losing 68 percent of its goal production from the 2010 season, the Hoosiers scored 39 goals in 22 matches in 2011, after putting up 37 goals in 20 matches in 2010. Indiana will face a similar challenge in 2013 as the Hoosiers lose 48 percent of their goals from the 2012 season, including an 18-goal scorer in Eriq Zavaleta. The Hoosiers have seen their scoring numbers increase in each of Todd Yeagley's first three seasons, scoring 37 in 2010, 39 in 2011 and 41 in 2012. That halted a four-year scoring skid for IU: 2009 (28-23 games), 2008 (35-24 games), 2007 (31-22 games) and 2006 (32-22 games).
STAFF UPDATES Indiana men's soccer head coach Todd Yeagley announced in July that Brian Maisonneuve was been elevated to associate head coach, effective immediately. Additionally, former Hoosier Kevin Robson was added to the staff as a volunteer assistant coach. Maisonneuve is in his fourth season at Indiana, joining Yeagley's staff as an assistant coach prior to the 2010 season. During that time he has helped guide Indiana to a Big Ten regular season title (2010) and NCAA Championship (2012). Prior to returning to his alma mater in 2010, Maisonneuve spent two seasons as an assistant coach at Louisville, helping the Cardinals to a 24-11-4 overall record and 13-7-1 in Big East play with two NCAA Tournament appearances. Before heading to Louisville, Maisonneuve spent four years as an assistant coach with the U.S. U-17 National Team in Florida. He also served as an assistant coach for the U.S. U-20 National Team in 2007 during the CONCACAF qualification process and coached the U-20s in the 2007 FIFA World Cup in Canada. Maisonneuve spent nine seasons with the Columbus Crew of Major League Soccer and was a member of the United States' 1998 World Cup team, appearing in all three matches. He was also a member of the 1996 U.S. Olympic team, leading the squad with a pair of goals in the tournament. Maisonneuve played at Indiana from 1991-94 alongside Yeagley, earning All-America honors in 1993 and 1994, and was the 1994 Hermann Trophy winner. Robson returns to Bloomington after stints as both a player (2003-06) and student coach (2007). Robson was a member of the Hoosiers' 2003 and 2004 NCAA title teams and won Big Ten titles in 2003, 2004 and 2006. Robson led the Hoosiers in assists with six in 2006 and finished second in that category on the 2004 title team. In his four-year career Robson tallied seven goals and 16 assists. Part of the strong Indiana-St. Louis soccer pipeline, Robson won the 2006 U-23 national title with Scott Gallagher Soccer Club and led Chaminade College Prep to back-to-back state titles in 2001 and 2002. While working in the private sector in Denver, Robson spent 2009-10 as head coach of Real Colorado U-18 Boys. In 2001 he was assistant coach for the real Colorado Foxes PDL team, and from 2011-13 was head coach of Real Colorado U-14 Boys.
THE HOOSIERS ON TV The Indiana University men's soccer team is scheduled to have four of its regular season matches broadcast on the Big Ten Network in 2013. Indiana will have its Sept. 1 matchup vs. UCLA show live on the Big Ten Network at 2 p.m. ET. The BTN will return to Bloomington on Sept. 29 to showcase the Hoosiers vs. Ohio State at 3 p.m. ET. IU's matchup vs. 2012 regular season champion Penn State will also be shown live on Oct. 6 at 2:30 p.m. ET. The Hoosiers close out their TV appearances on Oct. 26 at Michigan with a 7 p.m. ET start. The Big Ten Network will also show the semifinal and final matches of the Big Ten Tournament in Columbus, Ohio. Indiana's matches vs. West Virginia (Sept. 8), UC Irvine (Sept. 15), Brown (Sept. 20), Louisville (Oct. 15), Evansville (Oct. 23) and Michigan State (Nov. 1) will be shown live on BigTenNetwork.com All other Hoosier home matches will be streamed live on IUHoosiers.com
BIG TEN DOMINATION Since the Big Ten began sponsoring men's soccer in 1991, the Hoosier have dominated the league. The Hoosiers are 93-17-13 in regular season matches, tallying 30+ more victories than second-place team Penn State (60). Indiana has never lost in its Big Ten opener, going 18-0-3 in those matches. IU has won 11 Big Ten tournament titles, sharing the 1995 crown with Wisconsin. Indiana has also been crowned regular season champion 14 times, including nine-straight seasons from 1996-2004. IU won back-to-back regular season titles in 2006 and 2007 and re-claimed the regular season crown in 2010. Indiana has been the league's goals-against average leader in 15 of 22 seasons, including 2012 when the Hoosiers posted a 0.72 GAA. The Hoosiers have led the Big Ten in goals scored in each of the last two seasons with 39 in 2011 and 41 in 2012. IU has had a league-record 12 Big Ten Players of the Year, including four of the last six seasons. Eriq Zavaleta was the Offensive Player of the Year in 2012. The Hoosiers have also boasted the Freshman of the Year three of the last six years. Eriq Zavaleta won the award in 2011.
THE HOOSIER ARMY IS HERE The Hoosier Army returns strong in numbers in 2013. This supporters group is open to any and all fans...students, youths, alumni, community members..whomever wants to come out, have fun and cheer on the Hoosiers. Members will receive special prizes, including gear and meet-and-greets with the team and coaching staff. For more information, visit the Hoosier Army Facebook Fan Page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Hoosier-Army-IU-Soccer-Supporters-Club/196449667074285 You can also follow the group via Twitter: @HoosierArmy
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