Men's Soccer

    Hoosiers Earn B1G Honors

    Go Hoosiers! Senior midfielder A.J. Corrado earned second-team All-Big Ten honors.
    Go Hoosiers!
    Senior midfielder A.J. Corrado earned second-team All-Big Ten honors.
    Go Hoosiers!

    Nov. 14, 2013

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    COLUMBUS, Ohio - Indiana University men's soccer forward Tommy Thompson was named the 2013 Big Ten Freshman of the Year, and four Hoosiers were named to the All-Big Ten second team, the conference office announced Thursday night at the annual Big Ten Tournament banquet.

    Despite missing the last six matches of the regular season due to injury, Thompson was named Big Ten Freshman of the Year and was a unanimous pick for the Big Ten All-Freshman team. In addition, he was a second-team All-Big Ten honoree. In 13 matches this season, Thompson is tied for the team lead and tied for fifth in the Big Ten in goals scored with five. He has also tallied two assists on the season, the most recent coming on the game-winning goal in Indiana's 2-1 overtime win over Michigan in the Big Ten Tournament quarterfinals.

    Thompson is the 12th Hoosier to be named Big Ten Freshman of the Year, with the last coming in 2011 (Eriq Zavaleta). Current IU head coach Todd Yeagley was the first-ever Big Ten Freshman of the Year honoree, earning the award in 1991.

    Joining Thompson on the second team is senior midfielder A.J. Corrado. Corrado leads the Hoosiers and is tied for second in the Big Ten in assists with seven. He added his third goal of the year in Indiana's 2-1 OT win over Michigan in the Big Ten Tournament, giving him 13 points on the season which is tied for the team lead. Corrado was a first-team selection in 2012 and is a two-time Capital One Academic All-District selection. He is also a finalist for the 2013 Senior CLASS Award.

    Senior midfielder Nikita Kotlov was also named to the All-Big Ten second team. Kotlov was a first-team honoree in 2011 and a second-team pick in 2012. Kotlov is tied for the team lead and tied for fifth in the Big Ten in goals scored with five, with one game-winning goal on his resume this season. Two of Kotlov's goals this year have come in the last three matches, scoring in a 2-1 2OT loss to Michigan State on Nov. 1 and a 3-0 win at Northwestern on Nov. 8.

    For the second year in a row, senior Jacob Bushue earns a spot on the All-Big Ten second team, this year for his defensive role. Bushue has started all 19 matches this season for the Hoosiers, moving to central defense for IU on a full-time basis in the match vs. Louisville on Oct. 15. Bushue has been a steady presence in the back all four years of his Indiana career and has been instrumental in the Hoosiers' recent turnaround, building on a two-match win streak. Bushue has also gotten into the act offensively with two goals and three assists this season.

    In addition to the All-Big Ten awards, senior defender Matt McKain was named the Hoosiers' Sportsmanship Honoree.


    2013 MEN'S SOCCER ALL-BIG TEN TEAMS AND INDIVIDUAL AWARDS
    Coach of the Year: Bob Warming, Penn State
    Offensive Player of the Year: Tomislav Zadro, Wisconsin

    Defensive Player of the Year: AJ Cochran, Wisconsin
    Midfielder of the Year: Tyler Arnone, Michigan
    Goalkeeper of the Year: Andrew Wolverton, Penn State
    Freshman of the Year: Tommy Thompson, Indiana


    All-Big Ten Teams
    FIRST TEAM*
    Forward
    Tim Kreutz, Michigan State
    Joey Calistri, Northwestern
    Jordan Tyler, Penn State
    Nick Janus, Wisconsin
    Midfield
    TYLER ARNONE, Michigan
    Jay Chapman, Michigan State
    Chris Ritter, Northwestern
    Tomislav Zadro, Wisconsin
    Defense
    KEVIN COPE, Michigan State
    Martin Seiler, Penn State
    AJ COCHRAN, Wisconsin
    Goalkeeper
    Andrew Wolverton, Penn State


    SECOND TEAM
    Forward
    Tommy Thompson, Indiana

    Adam Montague, Michigan State
    Owen Griffith, Penn State
    Midfield
    A.J. Corrado, Indiana
    Nikita Kotlov, Indiana

    Drew Conner, Wisconsin
    Defense
    Jacob Bushue, Indiana

    Nikko Boxall, Northwestern
    Sage Gardner, Ohio State
    Goalkeeper
    Alex Ivanov, Ohio State


    All-Freshman Team*
    LARS ECKENRODE, D/M, Michigan
    Brian Hail, MF/F, Wisconsin
    ANDREW HERR, M, Michigan State
    DANNY JENSEN, F, Ohio State
    Nick Jones, F, Wisconsin
    Tyler Kidwell, D, Ohio State
    MASON KLERKS, M, Penn State
DEWEY LEWIS, F, Michigan State
    CONNOR MALONEY, F, Penn State
    BRANDON MEDINA, M, Northwestern
    Tommy Thompson, F, Indiana
    RYLEE WOODS, D, Michigan


    Sportsmanship Award Honorees
    Matt McKain, Indiana

    Malcolm Miller, Michigan
    Wesley Curtis, Michigan State
    Lepe Seetane, Northwestern
    Sage Gardner, Ohio State
    Grant Warming, Penn State
    Max Jentsch, Wisconsin


    *Additional honoree due to tie
    Unanimous selections in ALL CAPS

     

     


       

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