Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie congratulated the men’s soccer team Monday on their eighth national championship win Sunday in Hoover, Ala.
The Hoosiers defeated Georgetown 1-0 with a game-winning goal from Nakita Kotlov in the 64th minute.
“You see the emotion from them. You can see it in the locker room. This is special,” said head coach Todd Yeagley in a news release. “It was a really hard-fought final. I couldn’t be more proud of these players.”
McRobbie released the following statement Monday:
"I want to congratulate the Indiana University men's soccer team and coach Todd Yeagley on bringing IU its eighth soccer national championship with an exciting 1-0 victory over Georgetown on Sunday.
"The team's inspiring and successful 'quest for eight' College Cup titles has brought IU back to the pinnacle of collegiate soccer and is a reflection of the skill, dedication and perseverance of the entire team and its coaching staff.
"College athletics have a unique ability to unite a university community, and the enthusiastic and unwavering fan support shown by our students, including the large 'Hoosier Army' contingent that traveled to Alabama for the College Cup games, are a testament to IU's passion for soccer.
"I join the entire university community in once again congratulating the men's soccer team on a superb and most memorable season."