FIVE JAGS EARN PRESEASON HONORS FROM COLLEGESPORTSMADNESS.COM
August 16, 2014HOOSIER SPORTS 365
IUPUI SOCCER RELEASE
INDIANAPOLIS - Five members of the IUPUI men's soccer team have earned preseason accolades, according to CollegeSportsMadness.com. Freshman Emmanuel Usen was named the preseason pick for Freshman of the Year while junior back Clint Hoffar earned First Team All-Summit accolades. The trio of Eduardo Cortes, Lance Davis and Tyler Drumm earned Second Team honors.
"It's great to have our guys get these honors," Head Coach Isang Jacob said. "We've got a lot of talented guys on this team and this is just a representation of that. I think all of these guys are primed for big seasons. More than anything, we're just excited toget started, start this season and write a new chapter of IUPUI soccer."
Usen, a 6-foot forward, starred for the Houston Dynamo Academy team and is widely considered a Top 100 recruit. He was ranked as the nation's No. 80 recruit byCollege Soccer News and tabbed as a four-star prospect by Top Drawer Soccer. He led Dynamo in scoring in 2013 and 2014 and had the opportunity to participate in the Nike's "The Chance" National event.
Hoffar, a 6-foot defender, started all 19 matches a year ago and led the team in minutes played from the right back position. He finished the year with two assists, setting up goals at Cincinnati and Fort Wayne.
Cortes, a 5-foot-10 goalkeeper, is a two-time All-Summit Leaguer and was the league's 2012 Goalkeeper of the Year. A two-year starter in goal, Cortes enters this season with eight career shutouts and a 1.68 goals against average in 32 starts. He's collected 182 saves in just two seasons, while registering a .768 save percentage.
Davis, a 5-foot-11 midfielder, was voted Second Team All-Summit and to the league's All-Newcomer Team a year ago after posting two goals and an assist in 14 games. He netted the game-winner in overtime against Omaha on Oct. 5 and netted his first collegiate goal in a 2-2 draw with Butler on Sept. 3. His lone assist came in a 1-1 tie at Eastern Illinois.
Drumm, a 6-foot-1 midfielder/back, appeared in 15 matches, making 12 starts a year ago. His first collegiate goal was the game-winner against Fort Wayne on Oct. 19. Drumm is a two-time Academic All-Summit Leaguer, as chosen by the faculty athletics representative.
The Jaguars will host a pair of home exhibition contests against Northern Illinois (Aug. 19) and SIU Edwardsville (Aug. 22).