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Men's Recruiting Feb 06, 2020

Indiana University men’s soccer unveils No. 3 ranked recruiting class

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Indiana University men’s soccer head coach Todd Yeagley announced the addition of six student-athletes for the 2020 season on Thursday.

“We are really excited about our incoming class,” Yeagley said. “It is a balanced group that will help strengthen our team heading into the 2020 season. It is important we continue to build upon our strong tradition of excellence and without question this class will leave a positive mark on the soccer program. They possess the strong character and winning mentality that we look for at IU. I would like to commend our entire staff on their great work to help bring these talented young men to Indiana University. With a strong nucleus of returning players in addition to our new crop of talent headed to Bloomington, we feel 2020 will be another special year for Indiana Soccer.”

Once again, Indiana will bring in a highly-touted freshman class. After earning the top 2019 signing class, the Hoosiers have landed the third-ranked class according to the Top Drawer Soccer rankings. Indiana will enter the 2020 campaign as winners of the last two Big Ten regular season and tournament crowns.

The Hoosiers reached the NCAA Tournament for the 33rd-straight season in 2019 and for an NCAA-record 43rd time in program history.

KYLE FOLDS
Midfielder | 6’2 | 200
St. Ignatius High School | Berea, Ohio
Indiana Fire Academy
A four-star recruit and ranked 49th nationally by Top Drawer Soccer … led St. Ignatius High School, voted the MaxPreps.com “Team of the Decade”, to an undefeated 21-0-2 record and a state title as a senior … 2018 Allstate All-American … Indy Eleven USL Academy signing … son of Jim and Brigitte Folds … has one brother, Collin.

LUKAS HUMMEL
Defender | 5’11 | 160
Rockwood Summit High School | Fenton, Mo.
St. Louis FC
A three-star recruit and ranked 118th nationally by Top Drawer Soccer… co-captain of St. Louis FC U19 Academy that finished third in the 2019 US Development Academy playoffs … son of John and Wendy Hummel … has one sister, Annika.

JOEY MAHER
Defender | 6’2 | 160
Althoff High School | Caseyville, Ill.
St. Louis FC
A three-star recruit and ranked 112th nationally by Top Drawer Soccer … team captain on team that finished third in the 2019 US Development Academy playoffs … made 40 starts in 42 career appearances for St. Louis FC Academy since 2017 … son of Jim and Jenny Maher … has three brothers, J.D., Jack and Josh.

EMERSON NIETO
Midfielder | 5’10 | 150
Bishop Dwenger High School | Fort Wayne, Ind.
Indiana Fire Academy 
Four-star recruit and ranked 71st nationally by Top Drawer Soccer… made his USL debut as an amateur signee with Indy Eleven in 2019 … currently plays for Indiana Fire in the US Development Academy… son of Eduardo and Maria Nieto … has two brothers, Franklin and Thomas.

LAWSON REDMON
Defender | 5’10 | 160
Edwardsville High School | Glen Carbon, Ill.
St. Louis FC
Three-star recruit and ranked 98th nationally by Top Drawer Soccer… trained with Feyenoord Academy in 2016 … USL Academy contract with St. Louis FC … co-captain of team that finished third in the 2019 US Development Academy playoffs … son of Kai and Diane Redmon … has one sister, Lydia.

NATHAN WARD
Forward | 5’11 | 160
Connellsville, Pa. | Greensburg Central Catholic
Beadling SC
As a Top Drawer High School All-American, led Greensburg Central Catholic to the WPIAL Class A State Championship … tallied 80 goals with 69 assists (229 total points) in his high school soccer … two-year letter winner in baseball, basketball, and track … son of Jeff and Rhonda Ward … has three sisters, Sarah, Sydney, and Natalie.