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10  Justin Laird
Justin Laird

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Milwaukee, Wis.

High School:
Hartford Union

Last College:
Wright State

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 161

Position:
F


12/10/2014

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

Irving, Matsoso and Wilson named to First Team

11/20/2014

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.

11/12/2014

Last-Gasp Goal by USC Knocks UK Out Of C-USA Tourney

Wildcats concede goal with 11 seconds remaining, lose to South Carolina

11/07/2014

No. 5 Charlotte Rallies Past No. 13 Soccer to Win C-USA Title

Wildcats fall in Regular-Season Finale to Charlotte; Return to Action at C-USA Tourney

11/02/2014

Laird's Late Goal gives No. 16 Soccer 1-0 Win at FIU

UK moves back atop C-USA, Sets up Final-Day Showdown with Charlotte

* 2013 SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll

2013
Played in 17 games, with seven starting assignments ... Logged 790 minutes ... Scored one goal to go with his team-leading six assists ... Fired 22 shots with 10 on target ... Finished the season with eight points, which ranked fourth on the team ... His lone goal was the game-winner in overtime vs. Old Dominion in the Conference USA Tournament to help UK advance to the semifinals ... Collected two assists vs. Valparaiso and Florida Atlantic ... Fired four shots in games vs. Florida Atlantic and Wright State ... Played the full time in three of the last four games of the season ... Named to the SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll.

Pre-UK (Wright State)
A native of Wisconsin, Laird comes to Lexington via Wright State University in Ohio ... Laird has played in a total of 35 matches for the Raiders over the past two seasons ... Netting a total of seven goals in his freshman season, Laird was named to the Horizon League Newcomer team after his freshman season in 2011, in which he led the Raiders in points (15) and goals (7) ... Registered a total of 20 shots, with 10 on-goal during the sophomore campaign which included 15 games in which Laird saw action.

Pre-College
Attended Hartford Union High School in Hartford, Wis., where Laird was under the guidance of coach Jack De Selm ... Played club soccer for the North Shore United while being named a Regional Player to Watch ... A four-year starter for the Orioles, Laird led Hartford Union to four consecutive conference titles and a state playoff berth ... Was selected three-time all-conference and all-area honoree, as well as being named all-state his junior and senior seasons ... Currently, Laird holds the Wisconsin state record for assists in a season (27) and a career (63).

Personal
Born Justin Laird on July 15, 1993 ... Has two siblings: brother Evan and sister Jenna.

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