LEXINGTON, Ky. -- The Kentucky men’s soccer team has been ranked a school-record No. 19 in the NCAA in average attendance, it was announced.
The men’s soccer team posted a 13-win season in 2009, setting the school record for average attendance (1,150). UK’s No. 19 ranking in the NCAA equals the 2001 season, when the Wildcats ranked No. 19 in the nation, with an average of 973 fans per game.
The men’s soccer program led Conference USA in attendance for the third time since becoming a member (since 2004), also claiming the C-USA attendance crown in 2005 (969 per game) and 2007 (888 per game). UK ranked third in 2006, averaging 742 fans per game and checked in second in 2008, totaling 992 fans per game. UK ranked as high as No. 21 in 2005 and No. 25 in 2008 in the NCAA attendance rankings.
The men’s program had some high attendances against several foes, including IUPUI (1,412), Bowling Green (1,475), UAB (1,774) and Tulsa (2,084).