Central Florida got a goal from Omar Vallejo in the 40th minute and a clean sheet from Sebastian Evers to post a 1-0 win over Kentucky men's soccer, on a cold and rainy Wednesday night at the UK Soccer Complex.
* 2010 All-Conference USA (third-team) * 2010 Freshman All-Conference USA * Conference USA Offensive Player of the Week (8/29/11) * Soccer America National Team of the Week (8/31/11) * NSCAA National Player of the Week (9/1/11) * College Soccer News National Team of the Week (9/1/11) * Top Drawer Soccer National Team of the Week (9/2/11) * College Soccer News National Team of the Week (9/19/11) * Conference USA Offensive Player of the Week (9/19/11) * 2011 Gamecock Classic Offensive MVP * 2011 Gamecock Classic All-Tournament Team * 2011 CoSIDA Academic All-District (first-team) * 2011 CoSIDA Academic All-America (third-team) * 2011 C-USA All-Academic Team * 2011 All-Conference USA (third-team) * 2012 UKIT All-Tournament Team * 2012 All-Conference USA (third-team) * 2012 CoSIDA Academic All-District (first-team) * 2012 CoSIDA Academic All-America (first-team)
2012 Attacking player led UK in scoring for the third consecutive season, despite missing the final two games due to injury ... Started 15 of 21 games, playing in 17 contests ... Logged 1339 minutes ... Led UK with 18 points, including seven goals and four assists ... Fired 38 shots, with a staggering 25 coming on target ... Is the first UK player to lead the club in scoring for three consecutive seasons since All-American Jamal Shteiwi in 2002-04 ... Netted goals vs. Dayton, St. John's, Evansville, IPFW, Memphis and Indiana ... Had a two-goal game at IPFW ... Fired a season-high seven shots at Evansville ... Had points in five consecutive games, including a goal and an assist at Evansville and vs. Memphis ... Had game-winning goals at Evansville and IPFW ... Played the full time in six games ... After suffering an injury at UAB, came off the bench in his next two appearances to try and get back to game health ... Injury ended season in the quarterfinals of the C-USA Tournament ... Finished junior season ranked sixth in career points (55), fourth in goals (23), eighth in game-winning goals and 11th in shots (103).
2011 Had one of the most prolific offensive seasons in the history of UK soccer, totaling 11 goals and five assists ... Played in 18 of UK's 20 games due to injury, starting 14 ... Fired 41 shots on the year, with a staggering 29 coming on target (.707) ... In just two seasons, ranked 12th in UK career history in points (37), ninth in goals (16) and 12th in game-winning goals (four) ... His 27-point performance in 2011 is the fourth most points in UK single-season history, with his 11 goals ranking tied for third most in UK season annals ... Is one of only seven players in UK school history with double-digit goals ... Is the first UK player to lead UK in goals scored in two consecutive seasons since Riley O'Neill (2005-06) ... Netted game-winning goals in the first two games of the year ... Earned NSCAA National Player of the Week honors, among other national accolades, after netting three goals in the first two games of the season ... Had a goal and an assist in a 2-2 weather-shortened tie with IUPUI ... Tied a school-record with three assists in UK's win over IPFW, with teammate Matt Lodge recording a hat trick ... Had goals in three consecutive games, including at No. 13 Cal, vs. High Point and two goals vs. No. 15 Brown ... Earned his second C-USA Offensive Player of the Week honor after the Brown two-goal outing ... Had a goal at UCF and at No. 25 South Carolina, adding a goal and an assist vs. UAB ... Played 1190 minutes on the year, including a season-high 90 vs. No. 3 Creighton, UAB and UCF.
2010 Had a breakout freshman year, leading the Wildcats with five goals ... Has the ability to be a potent goal-scoring weapon ... Named third-team All-Conference USA and named to the All-Conference USA Freshman Team ... Played in all 19 games with 13 starts, firing 24 total shots, including 13 on goal ... Logged 1259 minutes ... Netted two game-winning goals ... In his collegiate debut, netted the game-winning goal in a 1-0 win over Eastern Illinois ... Tallied his second career goal at Michigan, also adding goals on the road at Marshall and Tulsa ... Netted his second goal during the home schedule vs. FIU, a game winner in a 1-0 result.
Pre-College Three-year letterwinner for coach Andy Schulten at St. Xavier High School ... Named a NSCAA/Addidas All-American as a senior, also earning first-team all-state honors and ESPN Rise All-America honorable mention ... Named Kentucky State Tournament MVP, leading St. Xavier to the state championship for three consecutive years ... As a senior, led St. Xavier to a 23-1 record, totaling 30 goals and 13 assists ... Charted 18 goals and eight assists in a 22-1 season in 2008 ... As a sophomore St. Xavier went 25-0 and Riggs scored 18 goals with six assists ... Also played football junior and senior year, helping lead team to the class 6A state championship as a senior and the semifinals as a junior ... Also played for club team Javanon and coach Tim Chastonay for 11 years ... Club team won state championship from 2007-09 ... A tremendous student, named NCAA Student Athlete of the Year from 1008-10 and first team academic all-state from 2009-10 ... A member of the National Honor Society and the Principal's List, earning Spanish Honor Society accolades in 2009.
Personal Full name is Tyler Haydon Riggs ... Son of Robert and Shanna Riggs ... Has two sisters, Morgan (17) and McKenzie (12) ... Sister Morgan will join the UK women's soccer team in 2013 as a freshman ... Born July 29, 1992 in Louisville, Ky.