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Men's Recruiting Jan 23, 2019

Indiana University men’s soccer unveils 2019 recruiting class

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (Via Indiana University) Indiana University head men’s soccer coach Todd Yeagley announced on Wednesday that 12 student-athletes have chosen to continue their soccer careers with the Hoosiers. The class includes 11 incoming freshmen and one transfer student.

“We are really excited with our 2019 class,” Yeagley said. “We feel this is the best class in the nation. This group of young men will play a big role this fall and beyond. Our fans and supporters are going to enjoy this new crop of young talent as we reload heading next season. They possess the character qualities essential to build upon our strong team culture cultivated over the past 45 years.”

The highly-touted class, which is ranked No. 6 in the nation by Top Drawer Soccer, 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.

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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.

Brett Bebej
Defender | 6-0 | 153
Shorewood, Ill. | Chicago Fire Development Academy
Three-star recruit by Top Drawer Soccer … ranked the No. 9 player in the Midwest region by Top Drawer Soccer … led Chicago Fire Academy in minutes played the last 2 seasons … son of Jeff and Christy Bebej … has two siblings, Kyle and Kalyn.

Victor Bezerra
Forward | 6-0 | 175
Chicago, Ill. | Chicago Fire Development Academy
Three-star recruit and ranked No. 79 in Top Drawer Soccer’s IMG Academy 150 … ranked the No. 7 player in the Midwest region … scored 46 official USSDA goals … selected for multiple U.S. National Team training centers … trained with first-teams for Argentina’s National Team, AC Milan and Chicago Fire … also trained with Chelsea, FC Barcelona and Fluminense … son of Paulo and Ana Bezerra … has one brother, Luka.

Luke Boha
Midfielder | 5-11 | 150
Bargersville, Ind. | Center Grove
First-Team All-State, All-Region, All-District, All-Conference and All-County in 2018 … three-time Academic All-State and Academic All-Conference … helped Center Grove HS win the Class 2A state championship in 2015 … helped club team Alliance FC win four championships dating back to 2016 … son of Steve and Davy Boha … has one sister, Jenna.

Roman Celentano
Goalkeeper | 6-2 | 180
Naperville, Ill. | Sockers FC Development Academy
Played four seasons with Sockers FC Development Academy, starting 68 of 69 career matches … helped Sockers FC win the Mid-America U-18/19 Conference championship … also helped team win their playoff group and advance to the quarterfinals … son of Marcello and Manuela Celentano … has two siblings, Julian and Remi.

Brennan Conger
Midfielder | 5-10 | 155
Cornelius, N.C. | DC United Development Academy
Three-star recruit and ranked No. 81 in Top Drawer Soccer’s IMG Academy 150 … ranked the No. 5 player in the Mid-Atlantic region … has played over 125 matches in the U.S. Development Academy, scoring 25 goals … captain of the DC United U-19 squad … trained with first-teams of DC United, Reading and Ajax … son of Craig and Ashley Conger … father, Craig, was a three-time All-ACC selection at Wake Forest … has one sister, Chase.

Herbert Endeley
Forward | 5-10 | 152
Blaine, Minn. | Totino-Grace
Three-star recruit by Top Drawer Soccer … totaled 77 goals and 26 assists in 74 career matches … earned All-America and All-Midwest accolades … also named Mr. Soccer for the state of Minnesota … also earned First-Team All-State honors … Minneapolis Star Tribune Player of the Year … set Totino-Grace single-season and career scoring records … helped team to two conference championships, as well as a state and sectional title … son of Isaac and Sally Endeley … has two sisters, Jane and Isabelle.

Andrew Goldsworthy
Defender | 6-1 | 180
Bloomington, Ind. | Indiana Fire Development Academy
Three -star recruit and ranked in Top Drawer Soccer’s IMG Academy top 150… ranked the No. 14 player in the Great Lakes region … was an All- State player while playing for Bloomington North his freshman and sophomore seasons … also competed for the Alliance SC helping them to several tournament championships … competed for the Indiana Fire Academy during his junior and senior seasons… son of Richard and Susan Goldsworthy … has two sisters, Erica and Sarah.

Maouloune Goumballe
Forward | 6-2 | 163
Cincinnati, Ohio | Columbus Crew Development Academy
Three-star recruit by Top Drawer Soccer …One of the top goal scorers for the Columbus Crew Academy… helped Crew Academy finish third in the U-19 Development Academy Championships in 2017-18 … son of Tiecoura and Claudena Goumballe … has two brothers, Ibra and Mohamed, and two sisters, Brianna and Irene.

Alex McGill
Midfielder | 6-0 | 160
Columbus, Ind. | Indiana Fire Development Academy
Totaled 50 goals and 20 assists in three seasons at Columbus North High School… set the school record for goals in a season with 22 … two-time Men’s Soccer Player of the Year by The Republic … helped Columbus North win sectional and regional titles in 2017 … also competed with the Alliance SC…played with the Indiana Fire Academy during the 2018 fall scoring nine goals in that time … Son of Stephen McGill, Cinthia Cespedes and Laura McGill … has four brothers – Lucas, Kristian, Anson and Victor – and one sister, Emma.

Aidan Morris
Midfielder | 5-10 | 155
Fort Lauderdale, Fla. | Columbus Crew Development Academy
Four-star recruit and ranked No. 61 in Top Drawer Soccer’s IMG Academy 150 … ranked the No. 4 player in the Great Lakes region… played for the U.S. U-18 men’s national team … trained frequently with the first-team of the Columbus Crew … helped Columbus Crew place third in the USDA with the U-19’s … son of Ross and Angela Morris … has one brother, Jake.

Joshua Penn
Forward | 5-10 | 160
Naperville, Ill. | Sockers FC Development Academy
Four-star recruit and ranked No. 12 in Top Drawer Soccer’s IMG Academy 150 … ranked the No. 1 player in the Midwest region and is 2nd in the country in goals scored in the DA… played for U.S. U-19 and U-20 men’s national teams … totaled 57 goals and 40 assists in 63 matches with Sockers FC … two-time Central Conference Best XI … helped Sockers FC win the Mid-America U-18/19 Conference championship… played one year of high school soccer for Naperville North, scoring 10 goals with eight assists in 20 matches … son of Brian and Shannon Penn … has two sisters, Madison and Abby.

Simon Waever
Defender | 5-11 | 155
Holte, Denmark | Knord Lyngby (University of Evansville)
Transfer from University of  Evansville with one year of eligibility remaining … two-time First-Team All-MVC … two-time All-Region honoree from United Soccer Coaches … two-time MVC Scholar-Athlete Team … appeared in 59 matches over three seasons for Evansville, earning 55 starts … had a team-high seven assists in 2018 … before Evansville, played club soccer with Lyngby BK in Denmark … won the Carlsberg Sport Cup in 2015 competing against some of the top teams in Europe … son of Ole Waever and Suzi Lyng Hansen … has one sister, Sofia Lyng Waever.

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