Following a successful two-match week in which Indiana men’s soccer defeated Northwestern 4-1 and drew with Michigan 2-2, senior forward Herbert Endeley was honored for his contributions. The conference named Endeley Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week, according a release Tuesday.
The award is Endeley’s first-ever weekly honor and the first by an Indiana player this season. The last player to earn the same award was sophomore forward Tommy Mihalic on Aug. 21, 2021 – for last season’s opening week.
Endeley scored one goal and assisted two in the Hoosiers’ two matches.
He played a key role in their turnaround against the Wildcats, scoring the winning goal with a high-rising strike from the center of the 18-yard box. He then assisted the Hoosier’s third goal with a close-range shot that deflected off the goalkeeper and fell directly in senior forward Karsen Henderlong’s path.
Down 2-1 to Michigan in the final stages of the match, Endeley once again found himself directly involved in Indiana’s buildup. With the Hoosiers deep in the Wolverines’ half of the pitch, Endeley played a pass down the right wing for an unmarked Henderlong, who then slotted the ball across the box for redshirt senior defender Daniel Munie to tap into the net.
Through nine matches, Endeley has tallied two goals and four assists, good for second between all Indiana players in points with eight total. His highest goal tally in a single season was four in the COVID-19 shortened 2021 spring season.
Endeley was one of three Hoosiers named to the Big Ten Players to Watch list before the season started and is living up to expectations halfway into the regular-season schedule.
Endeley will look to keep his good form rolling when Indiana takes on the University of Notre Dame at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Bill Armstrong Stadium.