Wildcats Picked to Host Xavier on Thursday in NCAA Tournament First Round
* 2013 First Team All-Conference USA * 2013 Conference USA All-Tournament Team * 2013 SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll
2013 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.
2012 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.
Pre-College 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.
Personal 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).