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Link: Courier-Journal writes about men's soccer star Tyler Riggs

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Tyler Riggs has scored a team-high 10 goals in 15 matches so far this season. (Britney McIntosh, UK Athletics) Tyler Riggs has scored a team-high 10 goals in 15 matches so far this season. (Britney McIntosh, UK Athletics)
Forward Tyler Riggs has had a breakout sophomore campaign. He earned all-freshman honors in 2010, but has exploded onto the scene in his second season with 10 goals (eighth nationally) and 25 total points. Michael Grant from the Louisville Courier-Journal, Riggs' hometown newspaper, wrote about Riggs' season, his decision to come to UK and his improvement since arriving on campus.

Here is an excerpt, but make sure to check out the complete article:

Riggs' high school career was as decorated as you can get. He helped the Tigers to the state championship for three straight seasons. As a senior he scored 30 goals with 13 assists as St. X went 23-1. The team's record during his final three seasons was 70-2.

Riggs received scholarship offers from the University of Louisville, Northwestern, Xavier, Saint Louis and Colgate. He said he wanted to get away from home -- so that eliminated U of L -- but not too far. He grew up a UK fan, and after his first visit he "fell in love with the atmosphere and the team."

KENTUCKY SOCCER PLAYER TYLER RIGGS' LOOKS ARE DECEIVING


Riggs and the Wildcats hit the field tonight to face off against Conference USA foe Tulsa. Come out to the UK Soccer Complex at 7 p.m. to support the Cats.

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