With the IU men’s soccer program set to replace 10 starters from last season’s run to the College Cup, there will be plenty of new faces in 2019.
On Wednesday afternoon, IU announced its 12-player recruiting class for 2019. The group was tabbed as the No. 6 overall recruiting class by Top Drawer Soccer.
“We are really excited with our 2019 class,” IU Coach Todd Yeagley said in an IU Athletics press release. “We feel this is the best class in the nation. This group of young men will play a big role this fall and beyond.”
Joshua Penn and Aidan Morris are the lone incoming four-star players for the Hoosiers.
Penn is the highest ranked player in IU's 2019 recruiting class. In his lone year of high school soccer at Naperville North, he scored 10 goals with eight assists in 20 matches. He’s played with both the U.S U-19 and U-20 men’s national teams.
Penn scored 57 goals along with 40 assists in 63 matches for Sockers FC. Top Drawer Soccer ranks him as the No. 12 player in the IMG Academy 150 and the No. 1 player in the Midwest region.
As for Morris, he helped the U-19 Columbus Crew place third in the U.S. Soccer Development Academy and is ranked No. 61 in the Top Drawer Soccer IMG Academy 150. He is also rated as the No. 4 player in the Great Lakes region.
Another noteworthy name is Andrew Goldsworthy, who will be the third Bloomington native on the team.
Goldsworthy was named All-State at Bloomington North his freshman and sophomore seasons before joining the Indiana Fire Academy for his final two years of high school. Goldsworthy is the No. 14 player in the Great Lakes region and competed for Alliance SC.
IU also landed senior University of Evansville transfer Simon Waever to bolster the Hoosiers' defense.
Waever is a two-time First-Team All-Mountain Valley Conference and a two-time All-Region honoree from the United Soccer Coaches. At Evansville, he started in 55 of 59 matches over three seasons. Waever recorded a team-high seven assists in 2018.
Brett Bebej (3-Star Defender/Chicago Fire Development Academy) Shorewood, Illinois
Victor Bezerra (3-Star Forward/Chicago Fire Development Academy ) Chicago, Illinois
Luke Boha (Midfielder/Center Grove High School) Bargersville, Indiana
Roman Celentano (2-Star Goalkeeper/Sockers FC Development Academy) Naperville, Illinois
Brennan Conger (3-Star Forward/D.C. United Development Academy) Cornelius, North Carolina
Herbert Endeley (3-Star Forward/Totino-Grace High School) Blaine, Minnesota
Andrew Goldsworthy (3-Star Defender/Indiana Development Fire Academy) Bloomington, Indiana
Mauloune Goumballe (3-Star Forward/Columbus Crew Development Academy) Cincinnati, Ohio
Alex McGill (Midfielder/Indiana Fire Development Academy) Columbus, Indiana
Aidan Morris (4-Star Midfielder/Columbus Crew Development Academy) Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Joshua Penn (4-Star Forward/Sockers FC Development Academy) Naperville, Illinois
Simon Waever (Defender/University of Evansville) Holte, Denmark
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