Indiana Soccer Andrew Gutman Recruiting

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In the latest Top Drawer Soccer rankings, the 2019 recruiting class for Indiana University soccer was named number 2 overall in the nation. The Hoosiers propelled from being number 5 in the nation after adding two new international players to the 2019 mix. At a time of tremendous reload, the IU soccer program injects a much needed dose of the highest talent available.


The Most Recent Additions

The Hoosiers men’s soccer program recently announced the addition of two more recruits to the 2019 roster back in May, eligible immediately. By doing so, the Hoosiers further improved their case to have one of the best collegiate recruiting classes in the nation by tacking on two international players: Midfielder Joris Ahlinvi from France, and Midfielder Quinten Helmer from the Netherlands.

Joris will be a great addition to our team next fall. He brings a wealth of experience after playing three seasons with a very good and well-coached FIU team. His ability to unbalance off the dribble, elite athleticism and overall attacking creativity will provide an immediate impact next fall.  We are very excited to have a player with his ability join our program.

Coach Yeagley on Joris Ahlinvi (IUHoosiers.com)

Quinten will be a wonderful addition to our program.  He has played for one of the finest youth academies in Europe. His high-end technical ability and soccer IQ will help us in several midfield roles heading into next fall. Quinten’s cultured left foot, tireless work rate and versatility will provide an immediate impact to our program. We are very excited to have a young and international player join us at Indiana.

Coach Yeagley on Quinten Helmer (IUHoosiers.com)

Big Shoes to Fill for Indiana Soccer

The influx of talent comes at a critical time for the Hoosiers soccer program as they reload one of the most productive teams in recent history. The Hoosiers finished 3rd overall in the national power rankings of Top Drawer Soccer, led by the highest ranked NCAA player Andrew Gutman.

Simply put, the Hoosiers lose about as much talent as a team can possibly lose.

To start, the Hoosiers lose 2018 Hermann Trophy Winner Andrew Gutman (11 goals, 9 assists) as mentioned above. Very few players have the all-around skillset that Gutman showcased during his time donning the Cream and Crimson.

Indiana lose one of the most productive senior classes in program history, including Timmy Mehl (3 goals, 2 assist), Rece Buckmaster (4 goals, 3 assists), Francesco Moore (4 assists), Jeremiah Gutjahr (1 goal, 1 assist), Austin Panchot (5 goals, 4 assists), Trevor Swartz (1 goal, 16 assists), and lastly Cory Thomas (2 goals, 3 assists).

Additionally star-goalkeeper Trey Muse, All-American Griffin Dorsey (5 goals, 5 assists), and midfielder Justin Rennicks (6 goals) all have chosen to leave the program earlier and pursue their professional dreams.

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The Hoosiers led national recruiting rankings all season with such a star-studded squad and they were one of the favorites going into the 2018 NCAA College Cup. Unfortunately the 20-3-1 Hoosiers could not accomplish their ultimate goal: the quest for nine.

Indiana Hoosiers Men’s Soccer Full 2019 Recruiting Class

With these last two additions, the Hoosiers likely have finalized their roster for the 2019 season. 2018 Big Ten Freshman of the Year Jack Maher, midfielder Spencer Glass, and defender AJ Palazzolo are eager to return back to a new-look 2019 Hoosiers and complete what they failed to do last season after an upset-loss to Maryland in the NCAA College Cup.

Here are your newly-added 2019 Indiana men’s soccer Hoosiers:

Joris Ahlinvi

  • 🔀💯  TopDrawerSoccer Top 100, Midfielder
  • 5-foot-11, 175 pounds
  • Gujan-Mestras, France
  • Florida International University (Transfer)

Brett Bebej

  • ⭐⭐⭐ Three-star Defender
  • 6-foot-0, 153 pounds
  • Shorewood, Illinois
  • Chicago Fire Development Academy

Victor Bezerra

  • ⭐⭐⭐ Three-star Forward
  • 6-foot-0, 175 pounds
  • Chicago, Illinois
  • Chicago Fire Development Academy

Luke Boha

  • ⭐⭐⭐ Three-star Midfielder
  • 5-foot-11, 150 pounds
  • Bargersville, Indiana
  • Center Grove / Alliance Academy

Roman Celentano

  • ⭐⭐ Two-star Goalkeeper
  • 5-foot-11, 150 pounds
  • Naperville, Illinois
  • Sockers FC

Brennan Conger

  • ⭐⭐⭐ Three-star Midfielder
  • 5-foot-11, 155 pounds
  • Cornelius, North Carolina
  • DC United Development Academy

Herbert Endeley

  • ⭐⭐⭐ Three-star Midfielder
  • 5-foot-11, 152 pounds
  • Blaine, Minnesota
  • Totino-Grace

Andrew Goldsworthy

  • ⭐⭐⭐ Three-star Defender
  • 6-foot-1, 180 pounds
  • Bloomington, Indiana
  • Indiana Fire Development Academy

Maouloune Goumballe

  • ⭐⭐⭐ Three-star Forward
  • 6-foot-2, 163 pounds
  • Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Columbus Crew Development Academy

Quienten Helmer

  • 🔀 Transfer Midfielder
  • 6-foot-0, 150 pounds
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • AZ Alkmaar

Alex McGill

  • ⭐⭐⭐ Three-star Midfielder
  • 6-foot-0, 160 pounds
  • Columbus, Indiana
  • Indiana Fire Development Academy

Aidan Morris

  • ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Four-star Midfielder (Ranked #61)
  • 5-foot-10, 155 pounds
  • Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Columbus Crew Development Academy

Joshua Penn

  • ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Four-star Forward (Ranked #12)
  • 5-foot-10, 160 pounds
  • Naperville, Illinois
  • Sockers FC Development Academy

Simon Waever

  • 🔀 Transfer Defender
  • 5-foot-11 155 pounds
  • Holte, Denmark
  • University of Evansville (Transfer)

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