Four starters from IU men’s soccer were named to the 2019 United Soccer Coaches NCAA Division I Men's All-North Region teams Monday. Three athletes were named to the First Team and one to the Third.
Junior midfielder Spencer Glass, sophomore defender Jack Maher and freshman midfielder Aidan Morris were named to the First Team while freshman forward Joshua Penn earned a spot on the Third Team.
In his third year at IU, Glass was named to the Second Team All-Big Ten and the All-Big Ten Tournament Team. With the tough task of filling the shoes of alumnus Andrew Gutman, Glass scored three goals and racked up 10 points en route to giving IU its second consecutive conference regular season and tournament championship.
Maher began 2019 as the only sophomore on the Mac Hermann Trophy watchlist. On the backline, he helped IU hold opponents to 16 goals in 22 regular season games.
The defender scored three goals, including a golden goal against UCLA and a penalty kick against Michigan State. The latter gave IU the regular season conference championship and the No. 1 seed in the Big Ten Tournament.
Morris led the team with eight assists and was named the Big Ten Freshman of the Year. He scored more points against conference opponents than any other Hoosier and was referred to as a tiger for his energy and aggressive play throughout the season.
Penn was second on the team in goals and points with six and 14 respectively. The freshman kicked home the go-ahead penalty kick against Maryland in the semifinals of the conference tournament which IU would go on to win.
The freshman’s play earned him spots on the All-Big Ten Freshman Team and All-Big Ten Second Team.