The Big Ten announced Wednesday its 2013 men’s soccer preseason coaches’ poll and players to watch list, with defending national champion Indiana earning top honors among the seven conference teams. The Hoosiers, who are ranked No. 1 in the NCAA preseason top 25 poll, became the first-ever No. 16 seed to win the national title last season.
On this season’s final edition of BTN Soccer Report, host Kevin Egan checks in with newly crowned national champion Indiana. Head coach Todd Yeagley and captain Caleb Konstanski discuss the program’s eighth College Cup crown and that thrilling final 1-0 win over Georgetown.
Indiana got a goal from Nikita Kotlov in the 64th minute and the stifling Hoosier defense made it stick Sunday. Indiana defeated Georgetown 1-0 at Regions Park to claim its eighth national championship.
With a goal from freshman Femi Hollinger-Janzen in the 27th minute, Indiana will make its 14th NCAA title game appearance, and first since 2004, this after tallying a 1-0 win over Creighton (17-4-3) in the NCAA College Cup semifinal match at Regions Park in Hoover, Ala.
A goal from Eriq Zavaleta in the 60th minute ended an eight year College Cup drought for the Hoosiers, giving them a 1-0 win at No. 9 seed North Carolina in the quarterfinal round of the NCAA Tournament Friday night in Chapel Hill, N.C.
Indiana women’s soccer head coach Mick Lyon announced he is retiring as the head coach of the women’s soccer program. In his 11 seasons at Indiana, Lyon went 95-98-21 and is 202-163-39 for his career. Read more at IUHoosiers.com. Earlier this season, Lyon and his wife were profiled on “The Big Ten Wiomen’s Sports Report,” and you can watch the entire feature in this post.