Men's Soccer

1  Callum Irving
Callum  Irving


Vancouver, British Columbia

High School:
Winston Churchill School

Last College:
Burnaby Central School

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 190



Callum Irving Rated Nation’s Best Goalie by NCAA Coaches

UK All-American receives another top rating from TopDrawerSoccer


Kentucky Ranks Second on SEC Academic Honor Roll

Sixty-three Wildcats Recognized by the League


Eighteen to be Inducted into Frank G. Ham Society of Character

UK student-athletes to be inducted on Tuesday, honored at Rupp Arena


Four From UK Men's Soccer Named NSCAA All-Region

Irving, Matsoso and Wilson named to First Team


Second-Half Surge Lifts Oakland to NCAA First-Round Win over UK

Oakland scores five minutes into second half, and advances to play Michigan State on Sunday.

* 2014 NSCAA All-America (Third Team)
* 2014 NSCAA All-Region
* 2014 Conference USA Player of the Year
* 2014 Conference USA Defensive MVP
* 2014 Conference USA Golden Glove Award
* 2014 First Team All-Conference USA
* 2013 First Team All-Conference USA

* 2013 Conference USA All-Tournament Team
* 2013 SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll

NSCAA Third-Team All-America, becoming the fourth Wildcat to earn the honor in program history ... Conference USA Player of the Year ... C-USA Defensive MVP ... First-team All-Conference USA ... C-USA Golden Glove Award ... NSCAA National Player of the Week (9/23) ... C-USA Defensive Player of the Week (9/15 and 9/23) ... College Soccer News National Team of the Week (9/15 and 9/21) ... Tied his career highs in saves at No. 1 Notre Dame and vs. No. 19 Furman ... Captained UK to a bounce-back 2014 season, winning 10 games - including three against ranked opponents - and finishing second on the Conference USA regular-season table ... Finished the year with a 0.77 goals-against average, the fourth-best total in UK single-season history ... Tied for second in UK single-season history with 10 shutouts, and ranked ninth in UK single-season annals with 65 saves ... 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) ... Ranks fifth in UK career history with 17 shutouts, five away from the record ... Has 118 saves in his three-year career, the seventh most in UK history.


Earned the starting goalkeeper post at the end of September and would go on to start the final 13 games of the season ... Received the start in goal in 16 games ... Logged 1484:42 minutes ... Allowed just 18 goals in the 16 games he played, while owning a goals against average of 1.09 ... His GAA of 1.09 ranked 11th in school history ... Made 46 saves and collected six shutouts ... The six shutouts rank tied for ninth in program history ... Had a career-high seven saves vs. Tulsa ... Recorded six saves in three different games (at Old Dominion, at Charlotte and vs. Old Dominion in the C-USA Tournament) ... Named First Team All-Conference USA and to the Conference USA All-Tournament Team ... He is only the second First Team All-Conference USA goalkeeper in program history and the first since Andy Gruenebaum in 2005 ... Member of the Fall SEC Academic Honor Roll.

Earned the starting goalkeeper post in a preseason training position battle with junior Jack Van Arsdale ... Started the season opener at Dayton, saving six shots and allowing four goals in a 4-3 loss, seeing 15 total shots and making several jaw-dropping saves that showcased tremendous talent ... After Van Arsdale got the start in the next two games at the Gamecock Classic in Columbia, S.C., Irving returned to the starting keeper position with his first career clean sheet in Johan Cedergren's first career win ... Worked around two St. Joe's shots in his first career win, saving one ... Started the following game, against No. 4 Charlotte, allowing a first half goal before Van Arsdale manned the pipes in the second period ... After Van Arsdale turned in a heroic performance at No. 18 Louisville to spark a UK turnaround, Irving served as the back-up keeper for the remainder of the year.

A highly sought after net-minder from the Vancouver, British Columbia, attended Sir Winston Churchill Secondary and Burnaby Secondary School ... Played for the MLS Vancouver Whitecaps as a prospect from 2007 to 2012 ... During the 2012 season he helped the Whitecaps U-18 team to a win/ berth in the USSDA Finals, posting a goals against average of 1.18 and helping the Whitecaps to a 17-3-2 record ... For the 2010 season with Vancouver, Irving posted a 2.00 GAA in 270 minutes of action ... In the 2009 club season, Irving helped the BC Provincial Team U-16 to a fourth place finish in the Canadian Club National Championships in Quebec, Canada as well as performing for the Whitecaps Residency team ... In his six seasons on the Whitecaps, Irving was under the tutelage of Richard Grootscholen ... Five time member of the honor roll since eight grade.

Full name is Callum Ernest John Irving ... Born March 16, 1993 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada ... Son of Robert and Sheila Irving ... Father played soccer for the varsity squad at Simon Fraser University ... Has one brother, Geordie Irving (21) and two sisters, Liz Irving (26) and Ceilidh Irving (23).

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