Dec. 10, 2012
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BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -
The Indiana men's soccer team had a chance to celebrate its eighth NCAA title with its fans at the Celebrate Eight pep rally held at Assembly Hall Monday night in Bloomington.
The Hoosiers are just one day removed from winning the program's eighth national title with a 1-0 win over Georgetown Sunday afternoon at the 2012 College Cup in Hoover, Ala.
Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie was on hand to greet the team prior to the event before saying a few words to the crowd. McRobbie touched on the pride of speaking about the men's soccer program on his travels throughout the world, and the way the team represents itself in a first-class manner both on the field and in the classroom.
The team then made its way onto the court where Vice President and Director of Athletics Fred Glass addressed those in attendance.
Glass then introduced IU head coach Todd Yeagley, who won his first NCAA title in his third year at the helm of the program. Yeagley thanked all those who made the success of this season possible, including assistant coaches Brian Maisonneuve and Ernie Yarborough, support staff and the fans.
Senior captains Caleb Konstanski and Luis Soffner presented the NCAA Championship trophy to McRobbie, and the fans in attendance were invited onto the court for an autograph session with the team.
Indiana's eighth national title came in a season where it finished 16-5-3 and became the first No. 16 seed to win an NCAA title. The Hoosiers made their NCAA-best 18th appearance in the College Cup and 14th appearance in the title game.