BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – After earning a trip to the 2017 NCAA College Cup National Championship, the Indiana University men’s soccer team was ranked No. 2 in the preseason United Soccer Coaches poll released on Tuesday.

“We were excited to hear the news today that we are ranked No. 2 in the country,” IU head coach Todd Yeagley remarked. “The preseason poll is clearly a reflection on the success of last year’s team and we are ready to get started with practice.”

The rankings include a staggering eight teams in the top-25 that will face the Hoosiers this season. Along with the eight ranked squads, four more teams on IU’s slate are receiving votes in the poll. Indiana is one four ranked Big Ten teams – No. 7 Michigan State, No. 12 Wisconsin and No. 21 Michigan.

“No question this particular schedule we put together is one of the most difficult in the history of the program,” Yeagley said. “Incredibly tough schedule. This is going to be one of the most exciting seasons for Indiana soccer.”

The Hoosiers return nine starters from last year’s team that finished No. 2 in the national polls with a final record of 18-1-6. IU reached the NCAA Tournament for the 31st-straight season in 2017 and for the 42nd time in program history. The Hoosiers 19th College Cup appearance last year is a NCAA record.

Season tickets for 2018 are now on sale at $24 for adults and $8 for ages 3-18. Children two and under are free. Each adult season ticket also comes with a $10 concession voucher. Indiana University faculty/staff and students receive free admission with school ID on game day.

Season tickets can be purchased at the IU Athletics Ticket office, by phone (1-866-IUSPORTS) or online at

Single game tickets are also on sale. Prices are $5 for adults, $3 for youth (ages 3-18) and $2 for groups of 25 or more. Family Packages are $28 and fans will receive four tickets and food vouchers to be exchanged at the Armstrong Stadium concession stand. Family Packages must be purchased in advance of game day.

Flex Package tickets will also be available again this season.  Each flex package will include eight vouchers to be exchanged on game day at any home IU men’s soccer match. Adult flex packages will be $32 and youth (ages 3-18) flex packages will be $16.