COACHES' BREAKDOWN: A versatile player who can fill in at centerback, outside back or in midfield, Bushue is a tough, gritty "winner" on the field. He's great in the air, and with a good brain and feel for the game, Indiana's "heart-and-soul" guy can take on a role and play it to perfection. He's deceptively quick, and though he doesn't get into the attack very much, he has an "uncanny" knack for making things happen around opponents' 18 yard box. Consensus seems to be that he's a centerback at the next level, but Bushue is still learning that position, and will need to improve his distribution especially in the 40-60 yard range. That said, the kid is a "soccer junkie" whose life revolves around the game; he'll be more than willing to put in the hardwork to continue improving.
COLLEGE: 2013: Second-team All-Big Ten honoree ... NSCAA All-Great Lakes Region third team ... fifth on the team in scoring with nine points (3g, 3a), helping the Hoosiers win the Big Ten Championship ... started all 22 games... 2012: Helped lead IU to a 1-0 win over Georgetown in the championship game, earning IU its eighth national title ... played the final seven games of the year with a torn meniscus ... appeared in 23 matches with 22 starts ... Academic All-Big Ten... 2011: Academic All-Big Ten ... started all 21 matches played... 2010: Appeared in all 20 matches, starting 14... named to the Big Ten all-freshman team ... joined the Hoosiers in January 2010 after graduating a semester early from Champaign Centennial High School.
HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB: Finished his high school career at Champaign Centennial with 41 goals and 27 assists ... produced 24 goals and 12 assists as a senior ... two-time Champaign News Gazette all-area team (2008, 2009) ... 2009 News Gazette Player of the Yearplayed club soccer with the Chicago Magic, winning the Super Y National Championship in 2006, Illinois Cup in 2007 and Academy midwest conference titles in 2008 and 2009 ... finished fifth at the 2008 Academy Nationals and third in 2009 ... captain of the semifinalist Dallas Cup team in 2009 ... was coached by his older brother, Cole, in high school ... sister, Megan was the News Gazette player of the year in 2003, making them the first brother/sister combo to win the award
PERSONAL: parents are Katy and Doug Bushue ... born May 15, 1992