Tuesday, June 06, 2006

IU Soccer grabs another killer recruiting class

With the late addition of Daniel Kelly, Indiana Men's Soccer looks to have reloaded for another run at the NCAA Final Four. There's been a lot of turnover in the last few years, but Mike Frietag has done a great job of hauling in top talent and keeping the tradition of excellence alive in Bloomington.
I think frosh Ofori Sarkodie will definitely start next year, and both Daniel Kelly and Kevin Alston could be season-long starters, especially if Josh Tudela shifts to center (& thereby putting Brad Ring on the bench) and if Frietag wants Kevin Noschang to be a lift off the bench. Freshman Eric Alexander, Gatorade Player of the Year, will also see a lot of time.
There's a lot of talent here, but this team will probably have a rough stretch where the offensive flow gets ironed out.

Predicted line-up for next fall:
Forwards- Kevin Noschang (so.) & Darren Yeagle (RS-fr.)
offensive midfielder- Kevin Robson (sr.),
central midfielder- Brad Ring (so.)
wing midfielders- Josh Tudela (sr.) & John Michael Hayden (sr.),
defensive midfielder- Ofori Sarkodie (fr.)
Backs- Julian Dieterle (sr.) & Greg Stevning (jr.),
Sweeper- Charley Traylor (jr.)
Keeper- Chris Munroe (jr.)

Sub forwards: Kevin Alston (fr.), Daniel Kelly (fr.),
Sub Mids: Ericl Alexander (fr.), John Mellencamp (so.), Lee Hagedorn (RS-fr.), Billy Weaver (jr.)
Sub Back- Brian Ackley (so.)


At 10:11 AM, Blogger Ben Fulton said...

Munroe will be fighting for his job if I'm any judge. But I thought they were working together as a team a lot better in this spring's games than last spring's.


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