Men's Soccer

7  Napo Matsoso
Napo Matsoso


Louisville, Ky.

High School:
St. Francis

Height / Weight:
5-6 / 138



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.


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

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


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


Creel's Golden-Goal Sends UK Soccer Back Atop C-USA Table

Creel Nets Winner with 68 Seconds Remaining in Game; Matsoso Charts Hat Trick

* 2014 First-Team All-Conference USA
* 2014 NSCAA All-Region
* 2013 Conference USA All-Freshman Team

First-team All-Conference USA ... C-USA Offensive Player of the Week (10/27) after netting the 10th hat trick in program history in a win at South Carolina ... Was forced to miss UK's NCAA Tournament opener vs. Oakland due to caution accumulation, earning two yellow
cards in UK's regular-season finale ... Had assist on the golden goal vs. Xavier, also notching assists vs. Marshall and Evansville ... Nettted UK's game-winning goal vs. Marshall and added a go-ahead goal vs. No. 7 Charlotte ... Finished season with five goals and four assists.


Played and started all 20 games at midfield for the Wildcats as a true freshman ... He and Steven Perinovic were the only UK players to start all 20 games in 2013 ... Logged 1720 minutes, which ranked second on the team behind only Perinovic ... Played the full time in 16 of the 20 games ... Finished with one goal and five assists ... His five assists ranked second on the team ... Fired 32 shots with nine on goal ... Recorded his first career goal vs. IPFW, while also posting a season-high six shots ... Collected a season-best two assists in a 6-1 win vs. Florida Atlantic ... Named to the Conference USA All-Freshman Team.

Matsoso joined UK after spending high school at St. Francis High School under the coaching tutelage of Ralph Marshall ... Played with the club team Rovers Youth Academy and head coach Nathan Pitcock ... Matsoso was named MVP at St. Francis his freshman year by scoring a staggering 29 goals and dishing out 19 assists ... The club season in 2009 was a successful one for Matsoso as he helped to lead his team to a State Cup final... The next season for St. Francis, Matsoso netted 16 goals and 10 more assists ... Another State Cup playoff for Matsoso ended a game shy of the finals when his team was defeated in the semi-finals ... During Matsoso's junior season, he found the back of the net 12 times, while connecting with a teammate for nine assists on the way to being named Most Outstanding Player and receiving first-team all-state honors ... His senior campaign ended with 15 goals scored and eight more assists ... A member of the Lesotho national team.

Full name Napo Davis Matsoso ... Son of Marc and Pam Maguire ... Born May 28, 1994 in Maseru, Lesotho ... Has a five brothers, James (22), Lepe (21), Sunny (21), Marc (19), and Setho (18) ...Brother Lepe is currently a member of the Northwestern University soccer team, Sunny plays for Maryland University and James plays for Mount St. Joseph's College in Ohio ... Father, Marc attended Kentucky as well as his older brother Marc who is currently enrolled at UK ... Active in the community by helping at the Americana Community Center in 2009 and 2012, The Falls of Ohio in 2010 and 2011.

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