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Performances of the Week: Nov. 6

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Every Tuesday, UK Athletics recognizes outstanding performances for our student-athletes. These are the honorees for the week ending Sunday, Nov. 6:

Football: Winston Guy

Earned his seventh double-figure tackle game of the season against Ole Miss when he had 10 tackles, including 2.5 tackles for loss and a quarterback hurry. One of his biggest plays came in the first quarter when he tracked down a speedy Ole Miss ball carrier en route to the end zone, saving a touchdown.

Cross country: Luis Orta

  • Junior Luis Orta finished fifth at the SEC Cross Country Championships on Monday.
  • Orta is the first UK cross country runner to earn first team All-SEC honors since current assistant coach Thomas Morgan won the SEC Championships in 2003.
  • Orta ran a 24:28.36 on the 8,000-meter course in Maryville, Tenn.
  • Led Kentucky to a fourth-place team finish, its best team result at the conference meet since 1992, when the Wildcats finished in third.

Men's tennis: Eric Quigley

  • Advanced to the semifinals of the USTA/ITA Nation Indoor Intercollegiate Championships, taking down two top-24 ranked players along the way.
  • Went 3-1 at the event, increasing his career record to 137-43, sitting only seven wins shy of tying the school record for singles wins in a career.
  • Quigley was honored with the 2011 USTA/ITA Sportsmanship Award as selected by a panel of coaches, officials and tournament committee members.

Football: Maxwell Smith

Earned his first career start and performed well, completing 19 of 36 passes for 283 yards and two touchdowns in the win over Ole Miss.  His 283 passing yards is the most ever in one game for a Kentucky true freshman (non-redshirt) quarterback.  The old record was 208 yards by Larry McCrimmon vs. Florida in 1978.

Football: Danny Trevathan

Continued his brilliance this season with his second consecutive 17-tackle performance against Ole Miss. Also earned his fourth career interception, including one in each of the last three games. He becomes the first player to notch picks in three consecutive games since Tremayne Martin had an interception in the first three games of the 1997 season.

Football: CoShilk Williams

Second career 100-yard rushing game against Ole Miss when he rushed a career high 25 times for 111 yards and two touchdowns. Has played well in UK's last three games, rushing 62 times for 323 yards and two touchdowns.

Performances of the Week: Oct. 30

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Every Tuesday, UK Athletics recognizes outstanding performances for our student-athletes. These are the honorees for the week ending Sunday, Oct. 30:

Volleyball: Whitney Billings

Sophomore Whitney Billings always seems to have the biggest matches of her career during the biggest of times for UK. Billings charted a season-high 17 digs on a .333 hitting clip while adding 12 digs in an upset of No. 13 Florida. Billings' double-double effort was the third of the year, but first in conference action. With the win, UK controls its own destiny and remains in the hunt for the SEC title. Billings provides a consistency in all-around play that is unmatched by any other UK player. She charted 3.00 kills per set on nearly a .300 hitting clip, while also passing out nearly an assist per set. Defensively, she picked up 2.62 digs per set and charted a perfect 1.000 serve-receive percentage while being served at a team-high 41 times. Furthermore, she contributed offensively with a team-high three service aces including a pair against the Gators.

Swimming & diving: Megan Eppler

Megan Eppler continued to see success in the pool for the second consecutive week for Kentucky, claiming the title to the 50, and 100-freestyle events on Saturday. Eppler posted a season-best 23.35 in the 50-freestyle, claiming victory by over .5 in the event. Eppler led Kentucky in a 1-2-3 finish in the 50-freestyle, as the Wildcats swept the podium. Eppler also led Kentucky to a 1-2-3 sweep of the podium in the 100-freestyle, claiming a career-best time of 51.22, winning by .77 in the event.

Swimming & diving: Greg Ferrucci

Greg Ferrucci had a career-best day on Saturday in Nashville, tabbing a career high in the one-meter diving competition, posting a score of 387.37. That score in the competition also set a new University of Kentucky school record. The reigning SEC Male Freshman Diver of the Year also set a career-best score in the three-meter showdown as Ferrucci earned a 405.07. Ferrucci helped lead Kentucky to a 1-2-3 finish in the three-meter competition.

Volleyball: Stephanie Klefot

Kentucky libero Stephanie Klefot continues to provide a consistent presence for UK's back-line defensive effort. In an upset win over No. 13 Florida, Klefot charted a season-high and match-high 28 digs to lead the Wildcats. It marked the 19th time in her career she has posted 20 or more digs in a single match. Her five assists in the match marked a season-high and just the third time in her career she has notched five or more assists. Klefot helped in the scoring effort as well with a pair of service aces. In the three-set victory over South Carolina, Klefot charted 18 digs which was good for an average of 6.00 scoops per set. Klefot leads the league with 435 digs on the year and sits just 20 scoops shy of breaking into UK's top-10 for most digs in a season with six matches remaining in the regular season.

Women's soccer: Caitlin Landis

Caitlin Landis tallied her second multi-goal game of the year netting a pair of goals in Kentucky's 4-2 win over Vanderbilt ... Landis also recorded the game-winning goal, her second this season ... Landis ranks second on the team in goals (6), points (14) and shots (53) ... Landis' efforts in the victory helped guide UK to a six-seed in the SEC Tournament, the Wildcats' highest seed since 2006.

Men's golf: Cody Martin

Sophomore UK men's golfer Cody Martin paced the Wildcats on Sunday with a fantastic round of 4-under par at the Forest Oaks Country Club (par 72, 7,212 yards). Martin had five birdies on the day, including back-to-back birdies on Nos. 6 and 7.

Martin got off to a hot start in 2011, finishing in the top five in each of Kentucky's first three tournaments. His top-15 finish on Sunday is his best finish since the Inverness Intercollegiate Invitational in late September. Martin's 68 is his best round since his 4-under par 67 in the second round of the UK Bluegrass Fall Invitational.

Men's tennis: Alex Musialek

  • Won the singles title at the USTA/ITA Ohio Valley Regional Indoor Championships, taking down fellow teammate and No. 3 Eric Quigley.
  • The win advanced Musialek to the National Indoor Championship this week in New York.
  • Advanced to the finals of the doubles main draw at the event as well.

Volleyball: Lauren O'Conner

Freshman Lauren O'Conner continues to be the epitome of consistency for the Cats. O'Conner has charted eight or more kills in all but one SEC match this season for UK. In a three-set victory over South Carolina she totaled eight hammers on a match-high .400 hitting clip. In the win over No. 13 Florida, she matched her kill output and also provided four blocks which matches a career-high. She also provided UK's offense with a pair of aces and served the final four winning points for UK in the decisive fifth set with Florida.

Men's tennis: Eric Quigley

  • Advanced to the finals of the USTA/ITA Ohio Valley Regional Indoor Championships before falling to teammate Alex Musialek.
  • Third consecutive finals appearance at the event after winning the singles title the past two seasons.
  • Advanced to the finals of the doubles main draw at the event as well.

Swimming & diving: Tyler Reed

Tyler Reed continued his impressive senior season, winning all three events he competed in on Saturday afternoon. Reed won the 200-freestyle by a staggering two seconds, and 50-the freestyle by over four-tenths of a second, recording times of 1:40.80 and 21.11 in the events respectfully. Reed as an individual has now won the 100-freestyle in both weekends that UK has been in competition this far in 2011-12.

Football: Matt Roark

  • Senior wide receiver Matt Roark totaled a career-high with both 13 catches and 116 receiving yards today. Roark's 13 receptions rank second on UK's all-time single-game list, tying Randall Cobb (vs. Tennessee, Nov. 27, 2010).
  • Roark's 116 receiving yards is the most for a Wildcat this season and the first time a UK wide receiver has eclipsed the 100-yard mark since La'Rod King earlier this season against Central Michigan.

Football: Danny Trevathan

  • Senior linebacker Danny Trevathan, who ranks first in the SEC in tackles, tied a career-high with 17 tackles in the game. Trevathan has double-digit tackles in 15 of the last 17 games, dating back to last season.
  • Trevathan's 17 tackle performance moves him up to 17th on Kentucky's all-time tackle list, passing Keith Martin (1980-83). Trevathan needs two tackles to tie Art Still (1974-77) for 16th all time.
  • Trevathan earned an interception in the game, marking the second consecutive game he has recorded a pick. He becomes the first player to notch back-to-back games with picks since Winston Guy in 2010 against Auburn and South Carolina.

Performances of the Week: Oct. 23

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Every Tuesday, UK Athletics recognizes outstanding performances for our student-athletes. These are the honorees for the week ending Sunday, Oct. 23:

Swimming & diving: Megan Eppler

Eppler swam a 23.61 in the 50-freestyle, ranking third overall in the event, which was one of the best performances of the day for the UK women in their season-opening meet in Knoxville, Tenn., this weekend. Eppler also swam a career-best 51.27  in the 100-freestyle placing fourth in the event.

Football: Winston Guy

Led UK with 12 tackles, including two pass break-ups. It marked the sixth time this season and 10th time in his career he has had double-digit tackles. Guy now leads the SEC in tackles with 79.

Volleyball: Christine Hartmann

Junior setter Christine Hartmann had the best all-around performance of her career in leading the Wildcats to a pair of tough-road victories. Hartmann notched a double-double effort, her third of the season, with 39 assists and 10 digs in a win at Georgia. The Wildcats set a school-record with 20.5 blocks in the match, and Hartmann had six. In adding to her repertoire she also posted a career-high four aces in the victory. Hartmann's impressive dispersal of the ball aided UK to have four players with .300 hitting clips or better in the match. On Sunday, Hartmann's play only improved. The St. Charles, Ill., native totaled a career-high eight blocks while passing out a career-best 54 assists in a five-set victory. Hartmann found four different players for 13 or more kills with one more posting nine.

Women's soccer: Kelsey Hunyadi

Kelsey Hunyadi tallied her third career multi-goal game against Mississippi State, leading Kentucky to a win and clinching the Wildcats a berth in this year's SEC Tournament ... She attempted a school single-game record and career-high 11 shots against the Bulldogs in the victory ... It was her career-best fourth game-winning goal of the season ... Hunyadi netted her 11th goal of the season against the Rebels, it's the most goals by a Wildcat since the 2001 season and her 30 points on the season are also the most since by a UK player since 2001 ... Hunyadi has attempted 72 shots this season, second most in school history, 15 shy of the school record.

Volleyball: Stephanie Klefot

Junior Stephanie Klefot notched 43 digs on the weekend to become just the third player in UK history to post 1,200 digs in a career. The 26 scoops vs. Auburn are the most in an SEC match this season for UK's starting defensive stalwart. In the match with Georgia, she posted a match-high 17 digs to lead five different UK players in double-figures for digs. Klefot continues to provide a steady presence for the Blue and White has she has posted 10 or more digs in every SEC match this season and in 22-of-23 matches overall this year. Furthermore, Klefot was targeted a team-high 46 times on the service line and committed just one error for an impressive .978 clip.

Football: Offensive line

Did a fantastic job for Kentucky up front, allowing the Wildcats to rush for 340 yards, which is the most since UK had 341 against Vanderbilt last season. It also marked the second-consecutive game UK has not given up a sack.

Volleyball: Jackie Napper

Freshman Jackie Napper's presence in the back-row helped lead the Wildcats to a pair of road victories this weekend. Napper recorded the first back-to-back double-figure dig efforts of her career with 12 in a win at Georgia and an SEC career-high 13 against Auburn. Napper also registered her second career kill in the win at Georgia. Furthermore, Napper's steady play on the serve-receive line continues to be impressive. This week, Napper was targeted 42 times and committed just one error for an impressive .976 average. Her 2.78 digs per set ranked as the second-best total on the team, and the best for a non-libero. For her career, she has notched seven matches with 10 or more scoops.

Football: Martavius Neloms

Started the scoring for Kentucky, sacking the JSU quarterback, causing a fumble which he scooped up and returned 40 yards for a touchdown.  The fumble recovery for a TD in the first quarter was the first for UK since Ventrell Jenkins' 56-yard return vs. East Carolina in 2009 (Jan. 2). Ended the game with eight tackles, one tackle for loss, one sack and a pass breakup.

Football: Morgan Newton

Rushed for a career-high 75 yards on 12 carries, including a touchdown run. Was also impressive in the passing game, throwing two touchdowns and going 10-for-16 on the day with 105 yards.

Swimming & diving: Tyler Reed

Placed first in the 100-freestyle posting a time of 45.24 seconds. The senior captain also placed well in the 200-freestyle with a time of 1:39.13. Reed swam the fastest split of any UK swimmer with a 20.04 split in the home stretch of the 200 medley relay in which Kentucky finished in third place.

Performances of the Week: Oct. 16

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Every Tuesday, UK Athletics recognizes outstanding performances for our student-athletes. These are the honorees for the week ending Sunday, Oct. 16:

Men's golf: Joseph Barr

  • Junior Joseph Barr carded a career-best round of 66 (-5) in the first round of the Bearcat Invitational on Oct. 10.
  • Barr followed up his first round 66 with a 2-under par 69 in the second round to hold the lead entering the tournament's final round.
  • Barr finished the tournament in a tie for third, his best result of the season thus far, and helped lead Kentucky to a second-place finish.

Volleyball: Whitney Billings

Sophomore Whitney Billings continued her dynamic play in Southeastern Conference action. Billings was the difference maker in UK's upset of No. 18 Tennessee - its first loss of the SEC schedule. Billings struck for 15 kills, the highest total this season, on a sizzling .367 hitting percentage. She was the only UK attacker to post an above .350 attacking percentage in the victory. Billings' all-around play continues as she also notched a squad-high six blocks and added four assists in the win. Against Mississippi State she totaled her 10th match of the season with 10 or more scoops with 14 digs in the three-set match for an average of 4.67 scoops per stanza. Furthermore, Billings was served at 24 times for the week and she did not commit an error.

Women's soccer: Natalie Horner

Natalie Horner netted the golden-goal in Kentucky's 1-0 double-overtime upset of 14th ranked Tennessee Friday night. It was Horner's second goal of the season and her first in conference play.

Men's soccer: Matt Lodge

Junior forward Matt Lodge shined in a shellacking of UK rival Tulsa on Wednesday, assisting on a school-record three goals in the 3-1 win over the Golden Hurricane ... Lodge's three assists are the most in a single-game in school annals, marking the fourth time in UK history a player has accomplished that feat and the first since Barry Rice in 2006 ... Now owns 10 assists on the year, the second-most assists in UK single-season history, just three shy of Jamal Shteiwi's school-best 13 in 2003 ... Has added seven goals and 62 shots, with his shot total ranking as the second-most shots in UK single-season history ... 16 games deep into his junior season, Loge owns 17 goals and 15 assists (49 points), ranking among the career leaders in points (seventh), goals (eighth), assists (fifth), shots (137; fifth) and game-winning goals (six; seventh) ... With 24 points in 2011, Lodge ranks fifth in UK single-season history ...A Rossington, England, native and a 2009 Freshman All-America honoree, Lodge ranks among the C-USA leaders in shots (first, 62), points (fourth, 24), points per game (sixth, 1.50), goals (sixth, 7) and assists (first, 10).

Volleyball: Jackie Napper

Freshman Jackie Napper has been the epitome of consistency for the Wildcats with seven or more digs in six consecutive matches for the Louisville, Ky., product. Napper put together one of her best performances of the season in the upset victory over No. 18 Tennessee. Napper charted eight scoops, but it was her demeanor on the receiving end of serves that helped propel UK to the win. Napper was served at an astounding 42 times in the match and did not make a single error. Napper then went on to post seven scoops in three sets of action, for 2.33 scoops per set, well above her season average.

Cross country: Luis Orta

  • Luis Orta earned his fourth top-10 finish in as many races this season.
  • The junior from Caracas, Venezuela finished in fifth at the Panorama Farms Invitational, crossing the finish line at the 8,000-meter race in 24:29.74.
  • Orta has led UK in every race this season and has been named Southeastern Conference Men's Runner of the Week three times already.

Men's soccer: Charles Pettys

Junior midfielder Charles Pettys notched his first career two-goal game, in leading UK to a 3-1 beatdown of Conference USA powerhouse Tulsa on Wednesday ... Pettys notched both of UK's two goals to start of the game, getting his first in the 13th minute and adding his second in the 27th frame ... On the year, Pettys owns three goals and seven assists, ranking fourth in the league in assists and ninth in the conference in points (13) ... Pettys' first career two-goal game marked the 57th all-time two-goal outing from a UK player in program history ... In his two-year UK career, Pettys - a native of Los Angeles, Calif. - has played in 29 games with 20 starts, posting four goals and eight assists.

Women's soccer: Kayla Price

Freshman Kayla Price notched her fifth shutout of the season in the upset of Tennessee. She currently second among all-time UK freshmen in shutouts and her 1.19 GAA is the third lowest among freshmen in program history.

Women's tennis: Jessica Stiles and Khristina Blajkevitch

  • Junior Jessica Stiles and sophomore Khristina Blajkevitch have paired up for doubles play at the USTA/ITA Women's Tennis Ohio Valley Regional's and have yet to lose a match. Their impressive play has earned them a spot in the semi-finals in the main draw.

Oct. 9 Performances of the Week

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Every Tuesday, UK Athletics recognizes outstanding performances for our student-athletes. These are the honorees for the week ending Sunday, Oct. 9:

Volleyball: Whitney Billings

Just a week after her defensive prowess proved to be the difference in a 2-0 week for UK, it was her offensive display that lifted Kentucky to a 2-0 weekend at home this week. Sophomore Whitney Billings posted consecutive matches of 10 or more kills for just the second time this season and did so on a blazing .447 hitting percentage. A sub .200 average player, was simply spectacular in her effectiveness charting just a mere five errors in nearly 40 attempts. Billings also provided a trio of assists and got in on four blocks to run her point total 3.43 for the week. Her 11 kill performance in the win over Alabama marked the 15th time in her career she paced the Wildcats in offensive output. She just missed out on a double-double effort with 11 kills and nine digs in the win over Ole Miss.

Women's soccer: Kelsey Hunyadi

Kelsey Hunyadi scored the game-winning goal against Arkansas. It was her eighth goal of the season, tying her career-high and gave her at team-high 23 points on the season. It was also her third game-winning goal this year. Hunyadi is 4-4 on penalty kicks this year.

Volleyball: Stephanie Klefot

Junior libero Stephanie Klefot led a defensive charge that limited opponents to a mere .072 hitting percentage in two UK victories this weekend. Klefot led the back-line effort with 4.43 digs per set and 31 total for the weekend. Klefot has now stretched her career total to 1,144 which ranks fourth all-time in UK history. Klefot had a season SEC-high 19 scoops in the victory over Ole Miss. She then picked up a match-high 12 digs in the win over Alabama. Kentucky's defense limited Alabama to a -.012 hitting percentage for the match and just 16 total kills. It was the first time UK held an opponent to 20 or less kills in a match since 2008. The negative hitting percentage was a first for the Wildcat defense this season and the first since October of 2010. Klefot has now led the Wildcats in digs per match 18 times this season. The junior also added a season-high three aces in the win over the Tide to add to the team's season-high 10 aces in a match.

Volleyball: Lauren O'Conner

Freshman Lauren O'Conner continues to bring a consistent presence to the Wildcat offense in helping UK improve to 16-3 and 7-1 in league play. O'Conner has charted eight or more kills in all seven of UK's victories in SEC play. This week she contributed in a variety of ways with a team-high five service aces and she also added seven blocks for an average of one rejection per set. Her four blocks against Ole Miss matched a career-high for the first-year player. The three service aces against the Crimson Tide is a new career-best - and she helped the Wildcat set a new match-high in 2011 with 10 service aces in the win.  

Men's tennis: Eric Quigley

  • Claimed the consolation singles title at the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Men's All-American Championship.
  • Quigley claimed the championship after taking down No. 10 Sebastian Fanselow of Pepperdine, dominating the highly ranked player for a straight-set win 6-3, 6-3.
  • During the event, Quigley won five-consecutive matches, all against opponents that are ranked in the top 40 in the nation in singles, including No. 8 Evan King, No. 10 Fanselow, No. 19 Finn Tearney, No. 25 Luka Somen and No. 36 Louis Cant.

Oct. 2 Performances of the Week

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Every Tuesday, UK Athletics recognizes outstanding performances for our student-athletes. These are the honorees for the week ending Sunday, Oct. 2:

Women's golf: Ashleigh Albrecht

  • Won the Bettie Lou Evans Fall Invitational by one stroke.
  • This is her second career collegiate win, first being at the UCF Challenge in Feb. 2011.
  • Finished the invitational with 12 birdies and an eagle.

Volleyball: Whitney Billings

Sophomore Whitney Billings was simply the impact-player of the week for UK in two road victories. Billings has been a defensive ace for the Wildcats in helping UK to a 14-3 overall start and a 5-1 mark in league play. This week, Billings averaged 3.29 digs per set (Only UK's libero ranked higher with 3.43) and she also posted 1.14 blocks per set - meaning she contributed on the defensive side in both ways. Kentucky averaged 15.57 digs per set and 3.00 blocks per set in the two wins combined, with only Billings ranking in the top-two on the team in both digs and blocks per set. Her 15 scoops in the win at Arkansas were a season-best and ranked as the highest mark in the match. Her six blocks at LSU was a season-high mark and was the best on the floor as well.

Football: Winston Guy

Had another fantastic game with 12 tackles, including two tackles for loss. Guy ranks second in the SEC in tackles this season53 stops, while sitting first on the team in tackles for loss with six and a half and interceptions with two.

Volleyball: Christine Hartmann

Junior setter Christine Hartmann directed the Wildcat offense to a pair of victories at Arkansas and at LSU this weekend. For the weekend, Hartmann passed out 86 assists and moved into 10th place all-time in the UK record books with 1,534 career assists. In both matches she topped 40 assists, including a career-high 41 for a three-set match. In the win vs. LSU, Hartmann found six players for five or more kills and the offense had a .385 hitting clip. She also contributed six kills of her own. She notched 45 assists in the win at Arkansas with Ashley Frazier posting a career-high 18 kills in the match. Hartmann is in charge of an offense that leads the SEC in kills and assists per set.

Women's soccer: Caitlin Landis

Caitlin Landis netted her fourth goal of the season on Friday night in Kentucky's 1-0 win at South Carolina ... It was UK's first win against USC since 2006 and it's first win in Columbia since 2005 ... Landis' goal was her game-winner this season ... She finished with a team-high three shots in 85 minutes of action ... It was also her third goal in league play this season, tied for second most in the league.

Men's golf: Cody Martin

  • Finished in fourth at the rain-shortened Inverness Intercollegiate Invitational with an even-par round of 71.
  • Has finished in the top five in each of Kentucky's first three tournaments this season.
  • Has a season stroke average of 70.14, the lowest on the team.
  • Of the seven rounds of golf he's played this year, five have been even par or better.

Volleyball: Lauren O'Conner

Freshman Lauren O'Conner had an all-around weekend in helping guide UK to a 2-0 record on the road. O'Conner posted 3.29 kills per set on a team-high .435 hitting percentage. She totaled 10 or more kills in both victories, including 13 on a career-high .545 hitting clip at LSU. For the week, she took 46 swings and committed a mere three hitting errors. Her all-around game has continued to improve with five digs and a four blocks this weekend - which are both above her average for the season.  

Cross country: Luis Orta

  • Finished in 10th out of 240 runners at the Greater Louisville Classic on Saturday in Louisville, Ky.
  • Led the men's cross country team to an eighth place finish out of 29 competing teams.
  • His time of 24:17.72 is also is his collegiate-best time.
  • Has finished in the top 10 overall in each of Kentucky's first three races this season, including back-to-back wins in each of UK's first two races.

Women's soccer: Kayla Price

Kayla Price earned her first career SEC shutout Friday, in helping to lead Kentucky to 1-0 win at South Carolina ... It was UK's first win against South Carolina and its first win in Columbia since 2005 ... Price is currently tied for fourth in league games in saves with 19 and tied for second in shutouts with one ... Her four shutouts on the season is tied for fourth on UK's all-time freshman goalie list

Women's tennis: Jessica Stiles

Junior Jessica Stiles took third place in her singles draw after defeating Jennifer Rabot of Purdue University in straight sets, 6-2, 6-2.

Football: Danny Trevathan

Senior posted 13 tackles in the game, marking the third time this season he has earned 13 tackles or more. Trevathan has double-figure tackles in four of UK's five games this season and is currently leading the SEC in tackles with 59.

Sept. 25 Performances of the Week

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Every Tuesday, UK Athletics recognizes outstanding performances for our student-athletes. These are the honorees for the week ending Sunday, Sept. 25:

Men's tennis: Alejandro Gomez

  • Continued to perform well this fall by claiming the division II singles title at the Southern Intercollegiate Championships in Athens, Ga.
  • Is 10-0 so far this fall with all 10 wins coming in straight sets.

Football: Winston Guy

  • 11 tackles

Men's tennis: Ryuji Hirooka/Maks Gold

  • Won the division II doubles championship at the Southern Intercollegiate in Athens, Ga.
  • First time the tandem have played together in doubles, posting a 5-0 record at the event.
  • Faced three match points in the semifinals but fought back hard to claim the match and then won the championship on Monday.

Women's soccer: Kelsey Hunyadi

Kelsey Hunyadi tied her career high for points in a game with five in helping the Wildcats to a 4-1 win at Alabama ... Hunyadi recorded her first multi-goal game of the season and her second at UK ... She added an assist to equal her career-best five point outing against Vanderbilt last season ... Hunyadi also netted her second game-winning goal of the season which helped UK beat Alabama in Tuscaloosa for the first time since the 2003 season

Football: La'Rod King

  • Five receptions for 50 yards
  • One touchdown

Men's soccer: Matt Lodge

Junior Matt Lodge had another prolific week, including helping No. 21 Kentucky to a 3-2 win over red-hot Evansville on Friday night with two assists and one goal ... Lodge netted the go-ahead goal in the second half vs. Evansville, assisting on Josh Mulvany's goal that evened up the game at 1-1 ... His highlight on Friday came on Sam Brooks' game-winning goal in the 85th minute, making a sliding cross across the six-yard box in traffic to Brooks at the far post who netted the winning tally ...Took six shots on the week, with all six coming on target, five forcing saves and one going as his goal ... On the year, Lodge leads UK with 21 points in 11 games, owning seven goals and seven assists ... The Rossington, England, native leads UK with 54 shots and 24 shots on goal, with two of his goals going as game-winning tallies ... Just 11 games deep into his junior season, Lodge ranks seventh in UK career history with 46 points, including 17 goals and 12 assists.

Volleyball: Becky Pavan

Senior Becky Pavan had an exceptional weekend for the Wildcats during their first SEC road trip of the season. Pavan charted team-highs with 28 kills and a .469 hitting percentage. She also took a team-high 49 swings, while committing a mere five errors combined. She totaled 10 or more kills in both matches including 15 in a victory over South Carolina. Against the Gamecocks she also paced the team with a season-high six blocks. With the five block assists, Pavan moved into ninth place all-time at UK with 310 career block assists.  

Men's tennis: Eric Quigley

  • Made an impressive run to the finals of the division I singles bracket before falling to No. 6 Wil Spencer of Georgia in a tightly contested match 7-6 (6), 6-3.
  • Quigley took down two ranked foes en route to the finals appearance, defeating No. 24 Sadio Doumbia and No. 107 Hernus Pieters both of Georgia.

Sept. 18 Performances of the Week

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Every Tuesday, UK Athletics recognizes outstanding performances for our student-athletes. These are the honorees for the week ending Sunday, Sept. 18:

Volleball: Ann Armes

Senior Ann Armes provided the spark for the Blue and White in UK's perfect 2-0 weekend. Armes was sensational both offensively and defensively. Armes posted a career-high seven rejections and added her third match with 10 or more kills in UK's victory over Georgia to preserve Kentucky's ninth consecutive victory. Armes struck for the 11 kills on a .450 hitting clip. In Kentucky's victory over Auburn, Armes posted seven kills and did not commit an error with a .778 hitting percentage. Her two aces in the win over the Bulldogs was also a season-high. Only one other player has tallied seven or more blocks in a match this season for the Wildcats. Armes currently ranks second in the SEC in hitting percentage and sixth for blocks in conference matches.

Men's tennis: Tom Jomby

Jomby went 3-1 at the Olympia Fields Invitational, including his first career win over a ranked foe at the collegiate level when he took down No. 28 Casey Watt of Notre Dame in dominating fashion 6-2, 6-0.

Volleball: Stephanie Klefot

Junior Stephanie Klefot posted a pair of 17-dig matches to help preserve UK's unbeaten streak in the month of September. Klefot has now charted 10 or more digs in 12 matches this season and 50 in her career. With 34 digs this weekend, she moved into eighth place all-time at Kentucky with 1,062 career scoops. Furthermore, Klefot's serve-receive line continues to be incredible. She received a team-high 42 serves in UK's two victories and did not commit an error.

Men's golf: Cody Martin

  • Finished in second at the UK Bluegrass Fall Invitational with a final score of 1-over par.
  • For the second-straight tournament, Martin led the Wildcats with the lowest score on the team.
  • Led UK to the team title at the UK Bluegrass Fall Invitational.

Men's tennis: Alex Musialek

Musialek had a great start to the fall season, earning two wins over ranked foes at the Olympia Fields Invitational. The senior defeated No. 113 Ben Chen of Texas and No. 45 Nick Andrews of California at the event. Musialek went 3-1 at the tournament with his only loss coming to No. 7 Dennis Nevolo.

Football: Morgan Newton

Set career highs by completing 27 of 41 passes for 255 yards and two touchdowns.

Volleball: Lauren O'Conner

Freshman Lauren O'Conner continues to soar for the Wildcats, this time charting a team-high 22 kills and committing just four errors on 57 attempts in UK's 2-0 week. O'Conner tallied a career-high 14 kills in UK's victory over Georgia to keep UK's record in the month of September unscathed. She also charted her first career service ace in the victory as well. Furthermore, O'Conner's .364 hitting clip against Georgia matches a career-high. O'Conner has been a consistent performer for the Blue and White with at least seven or more kills in Kentucky's nine consecutive victories. She has posted six matches with 10 or more kills in that stretch.

Cross country: Luis Orta

  • Won the Tennessee Invitational, his second-consecutive first-place finish this season.
  • Led the men's team to its second team title in as many events this year.

Men's soccer: Tyler Riggs

Sophomore star Tyler Riggs continued his breakout season with three goals during No. 29 UK's conquest of the 2011 Gamecock Classic ... Riggs led UK to a 2-1 win over High Point on Friday and a shelling of No. 15 Brown, 5-1 on Sunday ... A native of Louisville, Ky., Riggs netted the first goal of the game vs. High Point on Friday, putting UK in position to win the Gamecock Classic with a match with Brown Sunday ... Riggs led UK to the dominating win, netting two goals as UK posted its second win over a top-15 foe in 2011 ... He sparked UK's first five-goal outing since the season opener in 2008 ... In the win Sunday vs. Brown, Riggs fired a six shots in just over 80 minutes, with all six coming on target ... Riggs' three goals came against two quality opponents, as No. 15 Brown finished in the NCAA Elite Eight in 2010 and High Point is coming off a 16-win season and an unbeaten slate in conference play ... Through nine games, Riggs has an eye-popping eight goals and four assists, ranking among the NCAA leaders in goals scored ... Riggs was honored with NSCAA Player of the Week, C-USA Offensive Player of the Week and Soccer America National Player of the week honors during the opening weekend after helping UK claim the 2011 UK Invitational Championship.

Men's tennis: Anthony Rossi

Rossi, who is ranked No. 95 in the nation by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association, had an impressive run to the Duke Fab Four singles title, earning arguably the best singles win of his career in the semifinals on Saturday when he took down Duke's top-ranked player and No. 4-ranked Henrique Cunha. Rossi wrapped up the tournament with a dominating 6-3, 6-3 win over Luke Marchese to claim the tournament title.

Sept. 11 Performances of the Week

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Every Tuesday, UK Athletics recognizes outstanding performances for our student-athletes. These are the honorees for the week ending Sunday, Sept. 11:

Volleyball: Whitney Billings

Sophomore Whitney Billings has simply turned into a different player since shifting to the right side. In UK's biggest non-conference rival match of the season, Billings had the best match of her career. She led the team with 11 kills on a career-high .450 hitting percentage. She was unstoppable defensively, as well picking up a season-high 15 digs and adding four blocks. Behind her career-day, UK swept Louisville for the first time since 1988, and has now beaten them consecutively for the first time since 1993. Billings, did not stop there, however. She would go on to have another double-figure kill effort and continue to shine for UK in the passing game. As the Wildcats' No. 2 primary passer, Billings picked up 3.69 digs per set and had three matches with 10 or more digs for the week. She had season-highs in every category on the week including 2.62 kills per set and a .316 hitting clip. In 51 attempts, Billings only had three service errors.

Football: Josh Clemons

Had a career game vs. CMU with 14 rushes for 126 yards, including a 87-yard TD rush that was the fourth-longest rush in school history and the longest rush by a UK player since 1970. The rush was the longest ever by a UK freshman.  Clemons leads the Wildcats in rushing, while sitting eighth in the SEC. Both of his touchdown runs this season have been game winners.

Football: La'Rod King

Earned a career-high 100 yards receiving, including a 34-yard touchdown pass in the Kentucky win against Central Michigan. King caught five passes in the game, which tied a career-high in receptions.

Volleyball: Stephanie Klefot

Junior libero Stephanie Klefot had another week to remember for the Wildcats. With 69 digs on the weekend, in a match vs. Houston, Klefot became the 10th player in school history to post 1,000 or more digs in a career. She moved into 10th place all-time for career digs surpassing former All-America setter Sarah Rumely.  Klefot was named to the UK Invitational All-Tournament team, and has been an All-Tournament team member in back to back weeks. She averaged 5.31 scoops per set for the week. She posted two matches with 20 or more scoops and has now charted more than 20 digs in a match on 47 occasions and four times this season. Loyola Marymount broke her streak of 10 or more digs in a match, when the Lions purposefully avoided Klefot's portion of the floor. Instead, sophomore Jessi Greenberg had her first career 10 or more dig match because of Klefot's prowess. Her three assists in a win over West Virginia as well as three aces, were both season highs as she contributed to the offense. Klefot led the way for UK in the serve-receive line as well. Klefot had 80 balls served her way, and missed on just one for a .988 average.

Men's soccer: Matt Lodge

Kentucky junior Matt Lodge had another dynamic week while leading a potent Wildcat offensive attack ... Lodge netted three goals and had two assists in the three games during the week, including a hat trick in UK's 4-2 win over IPFW on Tuesday night ... Lodge's hat trick on Tuesday was UK's first hat trick since 2006 and just the seventh in program history ... A native of Rossington, England, Lodge has totaled staggering numbers through the first seven games of the season, leading UK with five goals and three assists, firing 36 shots and owning one game-winning goal ... In UK's games with Stanford and No. 13 Cal during a two-game road swing in California, Lodge notched assists in both games, with both goals giving the Wildcats a lead.

Volleyball: Lauren O'Conner

Freshman Lauren O'Conner continues to have a positive impact for UK. Since becoming a permanent fixture in the starting lineup, Kentucky has rattled off seven consecutive wins thanks in large part to O'Conner. This week, the freshman led UK in kills twice and she has reached double-figures in the kills column in five of UK's last seven matches. Her 13 hammers in UK's win over West Virginia ties a career-high. O'Conner also began contributing in more ways than just offensively. She tied a career-high three times with a trio of digs in three of UK's four matches. She also averaged more blocks per set this week than her season average. Currently, she ranks second on the squad in kills per set and points per set. However, in Kentucky's seven-match winning streak it is O'Conner who leads the team with 3.36 kills per set on a team-high .255 hitting clip.

Women's soccer: Kayla Price

Kayla Price was perfect on the weekend, earning All-Tournament team honors after posting a pair of shutouts on Friday and Sunday ... Price made four saves in Kentucky's 2-0 win over in-state rival Louisville ... In Sunday's shutout over SE Missouri she came up big on a SEMO shot in the 58th minute to preserve a scoreless tie. A Redhawk got free and unleashed a hard shot from nearly 18 yards out, but Price dove to her right to make the save and thwart the Redhawk threat ... It was her third shutout of the season, already just one shy of fourth on UK's all-time freshman shutout list.

Football: Danny Trevathan

Record 13 tackles for the second consecutive week and currently leads the SEC in tackles with 26. Also had three tackles for loss and his first career interception against Central Michigan. Has now earned 11 consecutive games of 10-plu tackles.

Sept. 4 Performances of the week

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Every Tuesday, UK Athletics recognizes outstanding performances for our student-athletes. These are the honorees for the week ending Sunday, Sept. 4:

Football: Winston Guy

  • Two interceptions
  • 10 tackles
  • 2.5 tackles for loss

Volleyball: Christine Hartmann

Setter Christine Hartmann started her first three matches of the season and directed Kentucky to a trio of sweeps en route to earning All-Tournament team honors as the Wildcats claimed the Kentucky Classic. Hartmann passed out 10.3 assists per set as four players averaged 2.20 kills per frame or more in UK's impressive weekend. Hartmann notched 32 or more assists in all three matches while also contributing 11 kills of her own including a 5 kill performance on .667 hitting in an impressive sweep of Western Kentucky, a team receiving votes this week in the AVCA poll. Hartmann saved her best performance for UK's clinching win over Virginia Tech with a season-best 39 assists as UK charted a .215 hitting clip and three players reached double-figures in the kills column.

Women's soccer: Kelsey Hunyadi

Kelsey Hunyadi had a banner weekend in helping the Wildcats win the Cardinal Classic championship ... Hunyadi assisted on the golden-goal in UK's 2-1 overtime win against Central Michigan on Friday night ... She then scored Kentucky's first goal in Sunday's 2-1 victory over previously undefeated Baylor ... She wasn't finished though, as she delivered another perfect corner kick that was headed home for the game-winner in the 84th minute ... She finished with a goal and two assists on game-winners for the weekend ... She leads the team with 11 points on four goals and three assists, also team highs ... Hunyadi is off to the hottest individual start in program history ... She has scored a point in every match this season and her 11 points is the most by any Wildcat in school history through the first five games.

Stephanie Klefot was named MVP of the Kentucky Classic. Stephanie Klefot was named MVP of the Kentucky Classic.

Volleyball: Stephanie Klefot

Junior Stephanie Klefot was the epitome of consistency for the Wildcats this weekend en route to capturing the Kentucky Classic in sweeps of three opponents. Klefot was tabbed the tournament MVP for her performance in which she averaged 5.00 digs per set for the weekend and a 5.25 digs per set for the week. Klefot also added a bit of offense to her performance with a squad-best five aces in the three matches - including a season-high three in a win over Ohio. She currently leads the SEC with 5.17 digs per set for the season and she has topped 10 or more digs in every match this season.

Men's soccer: Matt Lodge

Kentucky junior Matt Lodge had a dynamic weekend, pacing the No. 21 Wildcats to the title in the 10th annual UK Invitational ... A native of Rossington, England, Lodge tallied two goals and an assist in the two games, with a goal in each contest ... Spearheaded a UK attack that fired 52 total shots in two games, with Lodge taking a team-best 14 efforts, including a career-high eight-shot game in a win over Wright State on Friday night ... Netted his first goal of the season on Friday vs. Horizon League power WSU, a gorgeous strike that gave UK the win ... On Sunday, gave UK an early lead with another eye-popping goal amongst traffic inside the box ... Took a team-high six shots on Sunday, with UK firing 28 total team shots, ranking tied for fourth-most in UK single-game history ... Lodge had several close calls on the weekend, hitting the crossbar and the post twice each in the two games ... A two-time All-Conference USA honoree and UK's first freshman All-America selection in 2009, Lodge owns 12 goals and six assists in his career, including five game-winning goals.  

Volleyball: Lauren O'Conner

Freshman Lauren O'Conner broke out as UK's top offensive threat en route to three consecutive sweeps in capturing the Kentucky Classic this weekend. O'Conner was simply spectacular topping the team with 3.09 kills per set which included three matches with 10 or more kills as she paced the UK attack in all three victories and earned All-Tournament team honors for her efforts. Her 13 hammers in a tournament-clinching win over Virginia Tech is a career-high. O'Conner smashed seven kills in the final stanza that UK won 29-27 to preserve its unblemished mark in its home tournament. She had not totaled more than seven kills in a match in her previous four appearances. O'Conner also had a career-high .364 hitting clip in a win over Ohio. Her breakout performance began against Western Kentucky, a team receiving votes in this week's AVCA poll, with a then career-best 11 kills on .216 hitting with career-bests in digs (3) and blocks (3). She now is tied for the team lead with three matches with 10 or more kills in a match, and is the only player on the team to string together three straight matches with that output.

Cross country: Luis Orta

University of Kentucky junior runner Luis Orta began the 2011 cross country season on the right foot Friday evening by winning the Belmont-VU Opener with a first-place time of 15:22.40. Orta's time on the 5K course at Percy Warner Park in Nashville, Tenn., led the men's team to a first-place finish. Orta has led the Wildcats in six of the last seven races dating back to the beginning of the 2010 season.

Women's soccer: Stuart Pope

Stuart Pope netted the golden-goal in Kentucky's 2-1 overtime win over Central Michigan ... It was her second goal of the season ... She connected on the goal, heading in a corner kick in the 95th minute ... Pope finished with five shots on the weekend

Football: Ronnie Sneed

  • One interception
  • Career-high 10 tackles

Football: Danny Trevathan

  • 13 tackles

Football: Ryan Tydlacka

  • Seven punts for 47.1-yard average
  • Three punts inside 10-yard line

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