“Back home again in Indiana” has a new meaning for Chris Estridge.
After spending two years at Wake Forest, the former 2007 Indianapolis Player of the Year will transfer back to his home state to play for the Hoosiers.
The 2008 Brownsburg High School graduate played in 26 games with the Demon Deacons.
“We are excited to bring Chris back home to Indiana,” IU men’s soccer coach Todd Yeagley said. “Chris is a very talented and versatile attacking player who we feel can have an immediate impact next fall.”
Estridge was named to the 2007 Indianapolis Star Super Team, and led Brownsburg to four Hendricks County Championships. Estridge will bring his talent back to Indiana for a multitude of reasons.
“I felt like I could do well at Indiana and that it would be a good fit for me as a player and student,” Estridge said. “Being so close to home is certainly a plus as well.”
Estridge is hoping he will be able to make an early impact, he said.
“I first plan to come in and work hard for the team and do as best I can,” Estridge said.
“If I can get myself into a starting position and make an immediate impact that way, then that is great, but it is certainly all about the team first and trying to help the team out as much as possible.”
Coming back also revisits a decision he made during high school recruiting.
“Indiana had originally recruited me to play, and it was a very difficult decision between Indiana and Wake Forest,” he said. “I am just excited to now get to come back to Indiana.”
— Candice Rohrman
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