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NCAA Jan 19, 2022

Indiana men’s soccer signs seven new Hoosiers for 2022

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Head coach Todd Yeagley and Indiana men’s soccer announced the addition of seven newcomers as the program looks forward to the 2022 season.

“We’re really excited to have these seven [players] join us this fall,” Yeagley said. “All of them fill important roles on our team based on departing players, competition and, most importantly, to make our team championship quality this fall. Our fans [and] everyone associated with IU soccer will enjoy these kids and watching them compete at Bill Armstrong Stadium this fall.”

This group of incoming student-athletes, which features two transfers and five members of IU’s 2022 signing class, is made up of athletes from around the Midwest, including two Indiana natives, and one player from Portland, Oregon.

The two transfer student-athletes, sophomore goalkeeper JT Harms and junior forward Karsen Henderlong, have arrived in Bloomington and are participating in spring training with the Hoosiers.

TRANSFERS

JT Harms | Goalkeeper | 6-1 | Whitefish Bay, Wisc. | Plain City (Ohio) High School /Duke

Harms will immediately provide competition to the goalkeeper position heading into the spring and fall season. As a sophomore, Harms earned shutout wins in both matches he started. During his youth career, Harms joined the Columbus Crew SC Academy during the 2018-19 campaign, then started all 11 matches during a shortened 2019-20 season.

Karsen Henderlong | Forward | 6-3 | Crown Point, Ind. | Crown Point High School/Xavier

Karsen Henderlong was named All-BIG EAST first team this fall after leading Xavier in goals and points for the third straight season. Following the campaign, Top Drawer Soccer ranked Henderlong No. 87 on its Postseason Top 100 list. Over three seasons for the Musketeers, Henderlong tallied 22 goals and seven assists, totaling 51 points over 45 matches played. The Crown Point, Indiana, native returns to his home state for his senior season.

INCOMING FRESHMEN

Luka Bezerra | Forward | 6-2 | Chicago, Ill. | Jones College Prep

Chicago native Luka Bezerra has played 11 seasons for Chicago Fire Academy where, most recently, he helped the club win the U19 MLS Next Cup in 2021. The younger brother of former Hoosier Victor Bezerra, who signed a professional contract with Chicago last month, Luka will bolster an already strong IU attack.

Noah Joseph | Midfielder | 6-0 | Lake Oswego, Ore. | Lake Oswego High School

A winger with pace, Noah Joseph comes to Indiana all the way from Oregon, where he competed for the Portland Timbers Academy. During his time with the Timbers, Joseph trained with Portland’s first team while helping the academy reach their first MLS Next Playoffs. Joseph’s father, Miles, is a former MLS and U.S. Men’s National Team player and currently serves as an assistant coach for the Portland Timbers

Breckin Minzey | Midfielder | 5-11 | Granger, Ind. | Indiana University High School

An Indiana native, Minzey chose to stay close to home for his collegiate soccer experience. As a member of Indiana Fire Academy, Minzey helped his U17 squad qualify for the 2021 MLS Next Playoffs. Minzey also played for Indy Eleven’s academy in the United Soccer League, where he led the team to a USL Academy Championship in 2021.

Seth Stewart | Midfielder | 5-9 | Oswego, Ill. | Oswego East High School

Since joining the Chicago FC United Academy in 2019, Seth Stewart has scored 11 goals and contributed 10 assists. In 2019, he helped his club win the 2019 Bell Sport Cup in Poland. Prior to his time at Chicago FC United, Stewart spent eight years in the Chicago Fire Academy.

Jack Wagoner | Midfielder | 5-10 | Chesterfield, Mo. | Marquette High School

A native of the St. Louis, Missouri, area, Jack Wagoner played for St. Louis Scott Gallagher during his youth career, where he was recently selected for the Under-19 MLS Next Best Of match during the 2021 Winter Showcase. This spring, Jack will be competing with St. Louis City SC as an amateur prior to its inaugural year in MLS.

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