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Indiana Hoosiers men's soccer

Indiana Hoosiers
Indiana Hoosiers athletic logo

University Indiana University Bloomington
Conference Big Ten
Location Bloomington, IN
Head Coach Todd Yeagley (4th year)
Stadium Bill Armstrong Stadium
(Capacity: 6,500)
Nickname Indiana Hoosiers
Colors Cream and Crimson


NCAA Tournament Champions
1982, 1983, 1988, 1998, 1999, 2003, 2004, 2012
NCAA Tournament Runner Up
1976, 1978, 1980, 1984, 1994, 2001
NCAA Tournament College Cup
1976, 1978, 1980, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1988, 1989, 1991, 1994, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2012
NCAA Tournament Quarterfinal
1976, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2008, 2012
NCAA Tournament Appearances
1974, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Conference Tournament Champions
1991, 1992, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2006, 2013
Conference Regular Season Champions
1993, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2010

The Indiana Hoosiers men's soccer team represents Indiana University Bloomington. The team is a member of the Big Ten Conference of the National Collegiate Athletic Association.

By a number of indicators, the Hoosiers are one of the greatest soccer programs in the history of the sport. The Hoosiers have won eight national championships in men's soccer (1982, 1983, 1988, 1998, 1999, 2003, 2004 and 2012), second only to St. Louis' 10. Since the program began in 1973, Indiana owns more wins, has appeared in more College Cups (18) and has a higher winning percentage in both regular season and post-season play than any other school in Division I soccer.

The Hoosiers have also dominated conference play. Since the Big Ten began sponsoring men's soccer in 1991, Indiana has won 12 Big Ten tournament titles. Indiana has also been crowned regular season champion 14 times, including nine-straight seasons from 1996-2004. A league-record 12 Big Ten Players of the Year come from Indiana.

Indiana players have won six Hermann Trophies (including Ken Snow twice) and three Missouri Athletic Club Player of the Year awards. The Hoosiers have produced 13 United States men's national soccer team players, six Olympians and six World Cup players. In addition, Hoosier players have earned All-America honors 52 times.

Every year since the NCAA began tracking men's soccer attendance in 2001, the Indiana program has ranked among the highest in average or total attendance. Indiana led the nation in average attendance in 2004 and 2005 and in total attendance in 2003.


  • History 1
    • Club sport beginnings 1.1
    • Jerry Yeagley era (1973-2003) 1.2
    • Mike Freitag era (2004-2009) 1.3
    • Todd Yeagley era (2010-present) 1.4
  • Players 2
    • 2013 roster 2.1
    • Notable alumni 2.2
  • Head coaches 3
    • Yearly records 3.1
  • Achievements 4
  • See also 5
  • References 6


Club sport beginnings

Indiana's first soccer coach was Jerry Yeagley, who went to Indiana as a Physical Education instructor and men's soccer coach. The team had been a club sport since 1947, but Yeagley's goal was to develop it into a varsity program. For ten years, with no money from the University for Yeagley's salary, team travel expenses, recruiting or uniforms, Yeagley, his wife Marilyn and the players lined the field, hung signs on campus and washed the players' uniforms. By 1973 the program had gained varsity status.

Jerry Yeagley era (1973-2003)

Once the program gained varsity status and the full support of the University in 1973, Yeagley's teams quickly became a national power. Indiana reached the NCAA final in just its fourth season as a varsity program in 1976. In fact, through his 31-year career, Yeagley took every one of his four-year players to the NCAA College Cup, soccer's version of the Final Four. His teams made 28 NCAA tournament appearances, 16 appearances in the College Cup, and 12 appearances in the national final, while winning 10 Big Ten championships and 6 National championships (1982, 1983, 1988, 1998, 1999, 2003)

Fans at an IU soccer game at Jerry Yeagley Field at Bill Armstrong Stadium
Indiana faces the University of Tulsa in the NCAA Men's Soccer Championship in 2004

The consistency the Indiana program maintained under Yeagley's tutelage was unmatched. From 1973 through 2003 no team won more NCAA Championships or appeared in more College Cups than Indiana. The Hoosiers' longest stint away from the national semifinal was three years (1985–87) and they followed that brief drought by winning the 1988 NCAA crown. Yeagley led the Hoosiers to 28 NCAA Tournament berths, the third-most in NCAA history, including one in each of his final 17 seasons. His Hoosier teams owned a 68-22 (.756) record in tournament play, the best winning percentage of any school.

The Hoosiers were also successful in the Big Ten under Yeagley. Since the Big Ten began sponsoring men's soccer in 1991, he guided Indiana to 10 Big Ten (Tournament) championships. Yeagley was instrumental in the development of a conference tournament. In addition, his Hoosiers finished at the top of the regular season standings in his final eight seasons. Yeagley led Indiana to a 68-game unbeaten streak against Big Ten foes from 1983-1991. His teams owned a 137-7-6 (.933) record against Big Ten opponents. Since the advent of the conference season, Yeagley led Indiana to a 62-4-3 (.920) mark in Big Ten regular season play.

Yeagley's teams are scattered throughout the NCAA record books. On four occasions, Indiana won a school-record 23 games in a season (1978, 1994, 1997, 1998). The 23 wins rank third all-time for wins in a season. In 1979, Indiana went 19-2-2 and posted the second-lowest GAA in NCAA history (0.25), as the Hoosiers blanked an NCAA record 78.3 percent (18 shutouts) of their opponents. During the 1983 and 1984 seasons, Yeagley's Indiana teams set an NCAA record by going unbeaten in 46 consecutive games. The Hoosiers posted a 40-0-6 mark during that time frame. From October 1996 until September 1999, Yeagley and his Hoosiers did not lose at home, compiling 27 consecutive wins, the third-best mark in NCAA history. From October 1995 until the 2000 Big Ten Championships, the squad went unbeaten in 38 (36-0-2) straight games against conference foes, the second longest conference unbeaten streak in NCAA history.

The 2004 men's soccer team at the White House in May 2005 with President George W. Bush.

Hoosier players earned All-America status 49 times in the program's 31 varsity seasons, including 21 first team honorees. He led an NCAA record five Hermann Trophy winners and three Missouri Athletic Club Players of the Year. More than 20 players went on to play for the national team in their respective countries, while six played in the Olympics and six competed in the FIFA World Cup.

Yeagley's career came to a fitting and magical end in 2003 as his Hoosiers went unbeaten over their final 18 games en route to winning the NCAA Championship. The title was the sixth for the program under Yeagley and in the process, he became the all-time winningest coach in collegiate soccer history with 544 wins.

Mike Freitag era (2004-2009)

After leading the Hoosiers for 31 years, Yeagley retired after the 2003 season and was replaced by longtime assistant and former Hoosier All-American Mike Freitag. He was an assistant to Yeagley for 11 seasons before taking over the head job. Freitag added the program's seventh national title in his inaugural year in 2004, when they beat UC Santa Barbara after a penalty shootout. It marked the third occasion in which Indiana had won back-to-back national titles and it was the program's record 17th appearance in the College Cup. Following the 2009 season, Freitag's contract was not renewed.

Todd Yeagley era (2010-present)

Todd Yeagley, Jerry Yeagley's son, took over the program in 2010. In his first season Indiana captured its first Big Ten regular season title since 2007. That year, and the following season, the Hoosiers advanced to the third round of the NCAA tournament.

In 2012, Yeagley's third season as head coach, the Hoosiers advanced to a record-setting 18th College Cup, and were the first No. 16 seed to advance to the title game since the NCAA expanded its seeding to 16 teams in 2003. The Hoosiers won the 2012 national championship, the school's eighth national title and the first championship for head coach Todd Yeagley. The win made Todd and his father Jerry the first father-son duo to win college soccer championships.

For 2013 Indiana endured a rough regular season and first losing season in program history. However, with 3 wins in the Big Ten Tournament they won their first title since 2006 to earn the Big Ten automatic bid and advance to their 27th straight NCAA Tournament. IU lost to Akron 3-2 in opening round of NCAA Tournament.


2013 roster

As of August 2, 2013.[1]
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
No. Position Player
0 GK Kyle Wieschhaus
1 GK Michael Soderlund
2 DF Billy McConnell
3 DF Derek Creviston
4 FW Femi Hollinger-Janzen
5 DF Matt McKain
6 MF Dylan Mares
7 MF Harrison Petts
8 MF Nikita Kotlov
9 FW Andrew Oliver
10 MF A.J. Corrado
11 MF Tanner Thompson
14 FW Tommy Thompson
15 MF Jamie Vollmer
No. Position Player
16 MF Dylan Lax
17 MF Jacob Bushue
18 MF Richard Ballard
19 MF Patrick Doody
20 FW Sean Cowdrey
21 FW Kyle Sparks
22 MF Michael Galullo
23 MF Kerel Bradford
24 DF Drew Schall
25 DF Zach Martin
26 DF Adam Goldfaden
27 MF Brad Shaw
32 GK Colin Webb
33 GK Sean Weidman
Seniors in bold

Notable alumni

Active professionals in bold

Head coaches

Yearly records

Season Coach Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Jerry Yeagley (Big Ten Conference) (1973–2003)
1973 Jerry Yeagley 12-2-0
1974 Jerry Yeagley 14-3-0 NCAA Regional Final
1975 Jerry Yeagley 13-3-1
1976 Jerry Yeagley 18-1-1 NCAA Finals
1977 Jerry Yeagley 12-2-1 NCAA Regional Semifinal
1978 Jerry Yeagley 23-2-0 NCAA Finals
1979 Jerry Yeagley 19-2-2 NCAA Quarterfinals
1980 Jerry Yeagley 23-2-1 NCAA Finals
1981 Jerry Yeagley 20-3-0 NCAA Quarterfinals
1982 Jerry Yeagley 21-3-1 NCAA Champions
1983 Jerry Yeagley 21-1-4 NCAA Champions
1984 Jerry Yeagley 22-2-2 NCAA Finals
1985 Jerry Yeagley 12-9-1 NCAA Regional Final
1986 Jerry Yeagley 9-6-4
1987 Jerry Yeagley 18-3-0 NCAA Regional Final
1988 Jerry Yeagley 19-3-3 NCAA Champions
1989 Jerry Yeagley 18-2-2 NCAA Semifinals
1990 Jerry Yeagley 16-4-2 NCAA Quarterfinals
1991 Jerry Yeagley 19-3-2 4-1-0 2nd NCAA Semifinals
1992 Jerry Yeagley 14-6-4 3-1-1 2nd NCAA Quarterfinals
1993 Jerry Yeagley 17-3-1 5-0-0 1st NCAA Regional Final
1994 Jerry Yeagley 23-3-0 5-0-0 1st NCAA Finals
1995 Jerry Yeagley 14-5-2 3-2-0 3rd NCAA Regional Semifinal
1996 Jerry Yeagley 15-3-3 4-0-1 1st NCAA Quarterfinals
1997 Jerry Yeagley 23-1-0 5-0-0 1st NCAA Semifinals
1998 Jerry Yeagley 23-2-0 5-0-0 1st NCAA Champions
1999 Jerry Yeagley 21-3-0 5-0-0 1st NCAA Champions
2000 Jerry Yeagley 16-7-0 6-0-0 1st NCAA Semifinals
2001 Jerry Yeagley 18-4-1 6-0-0 1st NCAA Finals
2002 Jerry Yeagley 15-4-2 6-0-0 1st NCAA 3rd Round
2003 Jerry Yeagley 17-3-5 5-0-1 1st NCAA Champions
Jerry Yeagley: 544-101-45 62-4-3
Mike Freitag (Big Ten Conference) (2004–2009)
2004 Mike Freitag 19-4-1 5-1-0 1st NCAA Champions
2005 Mike Freitag 13-3-6 2-1-3 2nd NCAA 2nd Round
2006 Mike Freitag 15-4-3 4-1-1 1st NCAA 3rd Round
2007 Mike Freitag 13-4-5 4-0-2 1st NCAA 2nd Round
2008 Mike Freitag 14-7-3 3-3-0 4th NCAA Quarterfinals
2009 Mike Freitag 12-10-1 3-3-0 4th NCAA 3rd Round
Mike Freitag: 86-32-19 21-9-6
Todd Yeagley (Big Ten Conference) (2010–present)
2010 Todd Yeagley 10-8-2 4-1-1 1st NCAA 3rd Round
2011 Todd Yeagley 13-4-5 3-1-2 4th NCAA 3rd Round
2012 Todd Yeagley 16-5-3 3-2-1 3rd NCAA Champions
2013 Todd Yeagley 8-12-2 2-4-0 5th NCAA 1st Round
2014 Todd Yeagley 12-3-5 3-3-2
Todd Yeagley: 59-32-17 15-11-6
Total: 689-161-81

      National champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion


  • Big Ten Conference Tournament:
    • Winners (12): 1991, 1992, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2006, 2013
    • Runners-up (4): 2005, 2007, 2008, 2014
  • Big Ten Conference Regular Season:
    • Winners (14): 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2010
    • Runners-up (3): 1991, 1992, 2005

See also


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