IU men’s soccer picked 5th by Big Ten coaches

The Big Ten men’s soccer coaches’ poll was released Wednesday afternoon, and it appears the rest of the league is skeptical of the youthful Hoosiers. Indiana came in fifth in the poll, while conference newcomer Maryland was the pick to win the league crown. Michigan State, Michigan and Penn State also are ranked ahead of the Hoosiers.

Indiana’s trio named to the players to watch list consisted of junior Femi Hollinger-Janzen, who sat out Tuesday’s exhibition game as a precaution with soreness in his knee, sophomore Tanner Thompson and senior Jamie Vollmer.

In women’s soccer, the Big Ten coaches’ poll came out last week and despite last year’s fourth-place finish and appearance in the second-round of the NCAA Tournament, Indiana was picked 10th. Hoosier players to watch were Tori Keller, Abby Smith and Veronica Ellis.