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Indiana University men’s soccer teams adds 2 to recruiting class

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Indiana University announced the addition of Joris Ahlinvi and Quinten Helmer to the men’s soccer program’s 2019 recruiting class on Tuesday. Both will be eligible to compete for the Hoosiers immediately.

Ahlinvi comes to IU as a transfer from Florida International University and will have one year of eligibility remaining. Helmer will have four years of eligibility for the Hoosiers.

The addition of Ahlinvi and Helmer gives Indiana a 14-member recruiting class for this coming season. Prior to the addition of Ahlinvi and Helmer, IU’s class was ranked No. 5 in the nation by Top Drawer Soccer.

The highly-touted class joins a talented group of returnees for the Hoosiers in 2019. College Cup participants the past two seasons, Indiana won both the Big Ten regular season and tournament titles in 2018, finishing the year ranked No. 3 in the nation. IU reached the NCAA Tournament for the 32nd-straight season in 2018 and for a NCAA-record 43rd time in program history. The Hoosiers 20th College Cup appearance last year is also a NCAA record.

Joris Ahlinvi

Midfielder | 5-11 | 175
Gujan-Mestras, France | FIU
Two-time First-Team All-Conference USA selection at FIU … 2018 MAC Hermann Trophy Watch List … Two-time All-Southeast Region honoree by United Soccer Coaches, including first-team accolades in 2017 … earned Conference USA All-Tournament Team and All-Freshman team honors in 2016 … appeared in 47 career matches at FIU, earning 43 starts … totaled 16 goals, nine assists and 41 points in three seasons … son of Ludovic and Corinne Ahlinvi … has two brothers, Matteo and Hector.

Coach Yeagley on Ahlinvi: “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.”

Quinten Helmer

Midfielder | 6-0 | 155
Amsterdam, Netherlands | AZ Alkmaar
Standout for AZ Alkmaar, helping his club win two national championships … played eight years at the club, training with the first team … helped team win three regional championships and multiple international tournaments … son of Michael and Nathalie Helmer … older brother Jeremy, plays professional soccer for AZ Alkmaar in the Eredivisie, the highest professional league in the Netherlands.

Coach Yeagley on Helmer: “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.”

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