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Getting to Know UK Soccer: Dylan Asher

Dylan Asher led UK in minutes in 2010, earning freshman All-America accolades.

Dylan Asher led UK in minutes in 2010, earning freshman All-America accolades.

In preparation for the 2011 Kentucky men’s soccer season, UKathletics.com is rolling out a series of player questionnaires, allowing fans, friends and family to get an inside look at UK soccer.

The series will begin with UK sophomore defender Dylan Asher, who became just the second freshman All-America honoree in program history, joining teammate Matt Lodge. Asher earned second-team All-Conference USA accolades last year and was named to the Freshman All-Conference USA team.

Asher, a native of Richardson, Texas, led UK in minutes played as a freshman in 2010, logging 1767 ticks and starting all 19 games. A versatile and highly athletic defender, Asher played the duration of 18 of 19 games as a freshman also seeing time in the midfield with injuries struck the UK offensive attack.

Getting to Know Dylan Asher

What is your favorite thing about Kentucky?  

- The coaching staff
 
What is your favorite TV show?
 
 - Friday Night Lights
 
Funniest teammate?

 - Josh McCrary
 
Teammate with the dirtiest locker?

- Tyler Beadle
 
Best player you have ever played with or against?

- Dillion Powers (Notre Dame)
 
Favorite memory of being a UK student-athlete?  

- “Going to read to the kids at Harrison Elementary and walking around campus and having the other students ask me for an autograph. That is really cool.”
 
What is your favorite movie?

- Pursuit of Happiness
 
If you could visit one place, where would it be?

- Hawaii
 
If you could have dinner with one person in the world, who would it be?

- Derrick Rose (editors note: former Memphis star and UK men's basketball head coach John Calipari's protégé, currently starring in the NBA for the Chicago Bulls)

What is something most people don’t know about you?

- I like fishing
 
If you had to pick one meal to eat for the next week, what would it be?

-  Mom's pork chops

Player on the team with the worst sense of fashion style?

- Brad Doliner
 
What is your biggest fear?

- Failure


 

 

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