Indy Eleven has signed forward and Indiana native Karsen Henderlong, who recorded 28 goals and 12 assists in his college career between Indiana University and Xavier University. | Photo courtesy Dalton Wainscott / Indiana Athletics
INDIANAPOLIS – Indy Eleven announced on Thursday the club had signed forward Karsen Henderlong ahead of the 2024 USL Championship season. Per club policy, terms of the deal will not be disclosed, and the transactions is pending league and federation approval.
No stranger to the Hoosier State, Henderlong is from Crown Point, Ind. and competed collegiately at Indiana University over the past two campaigns.
A 6-foot-3 center forward Henderlong recorded six goals and five assists in 1,567 minutes across 46 appearances for the Hoosiers. He was part of IU’s NCAA College Cup team in 2022. As a fifth-year senior, Henderlong scored four goals, including one in the Hoosier’s NCAA Tournament victory over Wake Forest to send IU to the NCAA Round of 16, and added three assists. During his true senior season, he tallied two goals and two assists.
Prior to his time at Indiana, Henderlong played at Xavier University, where he recorded 22 goals and seven assists in 45 appearances. Henderlong led the Musketeers in goals and points in back-to-back seasons and was an All-Big East First Team selection in 2021 and Second Team honoree in 2020.