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IU men’s soccer earns 10 Big Ten postseason awards

<p>Coach Todd Yeagley talks to his team after IU defeated the University of Connecticut in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on Nov. 18, 2020, at Bill Armstrong Stadium. Yeagley won the Big Ten Best Coach of the Year award Friday.</p>

Coach Todd Yeagley talks to his team after IU defeated the University of Connecticut in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on Nov. 18, 2020, at Bill Armstrong Stadium. Yeagley won the Big Ten Best Coach of the Year award Friday.

IU men’s soccer picked up several Big Ten awards when the conference announced its postseason awards Friday.

The Hoosiers had 10 overall honors, leading the conference.

Head coach Todd Yeagley was named Coach of the Year for the fourth time and third-straight season after leading IU to a 7-1 record and a third consecutive Big Ten regular season title. According to an IU Athletics press release, Yeagley joins his father, Jerry Yeagley, as the only two Big Ten coaches to be named Coach of the Year for three consecutive years.

Sophomore striker Victor Bezerra was named Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year after leading the conference with six goals and 15 points.

Sophomore Roman Celentano earned the Big Ten Goalkeeper of the Year award. Celentano, who was named the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week three consecutive weeks earlier this season, is third in the nation in save percentage and tied for third in shutouts.

Bezerra and Celentano were both unanimously named to the All-Big Ten First Team. Senior defender Spencer Glass earned All-Big Ten First Team honors as well. 

Glass, who was All-Big Ten Second Team in 2019, led the conference in assists with five. Glass was also IU’s Sportsmanship Award honoree.

The Hoosiers had two players named to the All-Big Ten Second Team with sophomore defender Daniel Munie and sophomore forward Herbert Endeley. 

The Hoosiers’ final honoree was freshman defender Joey Maher, who was one of four players unanimously named to the All-Big Ten Freshman Team.

IU will take the field against Northwestern in the first round of the Big Ten Men’s Soccer Tournament at 7 p.m. Saturday in Bloomington.

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