After a four-year career at Indiana that saw him help the Hoosiers to a national title, Femi Hollinger-Janzen will continue his soccer career after being drafted by the New England Revolution in the 3rd round with the 51st pick overall.
With the 51st Pick in the 2016 @MLS #SuperDraft, the #NERevs select @BouncingFemi - Forward, @OurIndiana. pic.twitter.com/OjzH0lSouQ— NE Revolution (@NERevolution) January 19, 2016
In his senior season in Bloomington, Hollinger-Janzen scored eight goals, assisted on five and helped Indiana to a 13-5-3 overall record, reaching the second round of the NCAA Tournament before losing to #1 seeded Wake Forest. The Goshen-native started all 21 matches for the Hoosiers and led the team in goals and points (21).
In his four years at IU, Hollinger-Janzen tallied 22 goals and eight assists as a forward and midfielder. During the 2012 campaign as a freshman, Hollinger-Janzen netted two goals during the NCAA Tournament, one in an opening round 4-1 beatdown of Xavier and the other in the semi-final against Creighton, the only goal in the Hoosiers' 1-0 win. His performance in the tournament would earn him a spot on the College Cup All-Tournament team.
At the conclusion of his season this year, Hollinger-Janzen was named First-Team All-Big Ten, First-Team NSCAA All-Midwest Region, Academic All-Big Ten and a Big Ten Sportsmanship honoree.
Prior to his soccer career, Hollinger-Janzen's life took many an unexpected turn and twist, dating back to being an infant in Africa where he was adopted by missionaries. His truly remarkable story and upbringing was documented beautifullythis season by Sam Beishuizen for Indiana's "I'm A Hoosier" series.