Dec. 14, 2012
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -
At the Monroe County Commissioners meeting, Monroe County Board of Commissioners Iris F. Kiesling, Patrick Stoffers and Julie L. Thomas declared Dec. 14, 2012 as IU Men's Soccer Day in Monroe County.
The Hoosiers, represented by senior co-captain Caleb Konstanski and head coach Todd Yeagley at the meeting, were recognized for the program's eighth national title, won by a 1-0 score over Georgetown on Dec. 9 in Hoover, Ala.
Both Konstanski and Yeagley are Bloomington natives and former standout players at Bloomington South High School.
The proclamation reads as follows:
Whereas the IU men's soccer team advanced to its eighth national championship Sunday with a 1-0 win over Georgetown at Regions Park in Hoover, Alabama; and
Whereas the Hoosiers hold the record for championship appearances with 14 title runs since 1973 and the second-highest number of championship wins.
Whereas Indiana advanced to the College Cup with a 4-1 win over Xavier, a 2-1 double OT win at No. 1 seed Notre Dame and a 1-0 win at No. 9 seed North Carolina. Indiana is the first 16 seed to win the title game; and
Whereas Indiana University is the only school to have won a title in each of the last four decades; and
Whereas Coach Todd Yeagley is in his third season as head coach. He was a standout player at Bloomington High School South and IU. Senior co-captain Caleb Konstanski is also a Bloomington native; and
Whereas IU President Michael McRobbie states "Men's soccer is one of the great athletics programs at Indiana University, with eight national championships, and, I think, it is fair to say it is one of the great athletics programs in the United States."
Now, therefore, we, the Monroe County Board of Commissioners do hereby proclaim Friday, December 14, 2012, IU Men's Soccer Day in Monroe County.