Callum Irving Named NSCAA Scholar All-American
Irving became the third Wildcat in program history to be named a NSCAA Scholar All-American, joining Illkka Jantti and Antti Peltonen, who recieved the honor in 2001.Irving has earned a fair share of postseason awards, recently becoming the fourth Wildcat to be named an All-American by the NSCAA. The other on-field NSCAA All-Americans were Barry Rice, Jantti and Jamal Shteiwi.
He was also a NSCAA First Team All-Region selection.
He was voted the Conference USA Player of the Year, Defensive MVP and First Team All-C-USA honoree in addition to winning the Golden Glove Award, which went to the conference goalie with the most shutouts in league-play (five).
Irving, UK’s captain, led the Wildcats to a 10-win season, second place in C-USA and a first-round hosting berth in the NCAA Tournament.
The junior finished the year with a 0.77 goals-against average, the fourth-best total in UK single-season history. He tallied 10 shutouts on the year, which tied for fourth most in the nation.
Irving ranks ninth in UK single-season record book with 65 saves.
His 0.98 career goals-against average ranks third in UK history, behind Greg Raber (2001-02; 0.85) and Andy Gruenebaum (2002-05, 0.97), who is currently a goalie with Major League Soccer side San Jose Earthquakes. Gruenebaum is a nine-year MLS veteran having also played for Columbus Crew and Sporting Kansas City.
Irving ranks fifth in UK career history with 17 shutouts, five away from the record.