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Men's soccer ranked No. 2 heading into 2019 season


Head coach Todd Yeagley congratulates his players on winning the quarterfinals of the NCAA Tournament on Nov. 30 at Armstrong Stadium. The Hoosiers will move on to the next round of the tournament following a 1-0 win against Notre Dame.  Alexis Oser

The 2018 Big Ten champions will enter the 2019 season ranked as the No. 2 team in the country.

IU is coming off a season in which it became the first team to go an undefeated 8-0 in Big Ten Conference play. The Hoosiers also advanced to the College Cup for the second-straight season, and despite graduating eight valuable seniors, the United Soccer Coaches poll still has the cream and crimson as the second-best team in the nation.

Maryland, who defeated IU in the College Cup last year and went on to become the NCAA Champion, holds the No.1 ranking.

IU's 2019 schedule will include several schools on the poll's top 25, such as Maryland, No. 7 Michigan State and the No. 8 University of Kentucky.

Despite the team losing its core group of players, Coach Todd Yeagley is inheriting the No. 2 recruiting class in the nation according to Top Drawer Soccer.

IU will play three exhibition games before starting the season Aug. 30 against University of Pittsburgh in Bloomington as part of the Adidas/IU Credit Union Classic.

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