Every Tuesday, UK Athletics recognizes outstanding performances for our student-athletes. These are the honorees for the week ending Sunday, Aug 19:
Women's soccer: Cara Ledman
In her first game in a UK uniform, forward Cara Ledman made a big impact, scoring her first career goal off a rebound in the 67th minute, which sealed the win for the Wildcats in a 2-0 defeat of Coastal Carolina. Ledman was one of four freshmen in the starting lineup for UK, joining fellow newcomer Kelli Hubly up top for the Wildcats. The UK offense mustered 21 shots in the game, including 14 in the second half, as well as tallying 13 corner kicks.
Women's soccer: Ashley VanLandingham
Ashley VanLandingham scored her second-career goal on Friday night in game-winning fashion on a ball the junior served into the box from 35 yards out on a free kick that took a hop and rolled into the back of the net from distance. In addition to tallying the game-winning goal for the Wildcats in Friday night's game, VanLandingham helped anchor the UK back line, which kept a clean sheet for the third-consecutive season opener. The Wildcats allowed just one Coastal Carolina shot the full 90 minutes, which was not on goal. VanLandingham has played in, and started in all 41 games she has been a Wildcat.