Women's Soccer

16  Arin Gilliland
Arin  Gilliland


Lexington, Ky.

High School:
West Jessamine




Ohio Elite


2015 CATSPY Awards Presented on Monday

Annual awards show held in Memorial Coliseum


Kentucky Ranks Second on SEC Academic Honor Roll

Sixty-three Wildcats Recognized by the League


31 Student-Athletes Set to Graduate

Commencement Ceremony Friday at 6 p.m. in Memorial Coliseum


59 Wildcats on 2013 Fall Sports SEC Academic Honor Roll

UK's 59 honorees is second most among the 14 SEC programs


2013 CATSPY Awards Presented

Gymnastics and Rifle earn team of the year honors


WSOC at Louisville, 090514

UK women's soccer team beat Louisville 2-0 on Friday, Sept. 5, 2014, at Lynn Stadium in Louisville Ky.


WSOC vs. Vanderbilt, 102512

UK defeats Vanderbilt 3-0 to close the home season on Senior Night.


WSOC vs. Texas A&M, 092812

Kentucky ties No. 6 Texas A&M at the UK Soccer Complex


WSOC at Louisville, 090712

UK Upsets No. 12 Louisville In Road Opener; Cats get goals from Horner, Hubly; PK save from Louisville native King


WSOC vs. UNC Greensboro, 083112

Women's Soccer Cruises to 2-0 Win over UNC-Greensboro; UK defense posts second clean sheet in win Friday

2014 (Senior): Eighth overall pick in NWSL Draft to Chicago Red Stars ... Second Team All-American (NSCAA), Third Team All-American (CS360), First Team All-American (CollegeSportsMadness), ESPNW Female Athlete of the Year Finalist, SEC Defensive Player of the Year ... First Team All-SEC ... 2014 HONDA Award winner ... MAC Hermann Award finalist ... Team captain ... US Women’s National Team Player ... SEC Player of the Week (9/1) ... Has three multi-point matches this season ... In the SEC is 1st in shots (87), 4th in shots per game (4.23), 6th in points (18), 6th in points per game (1.54), 7th in assists (8) and 7th in assists per game (0.62). ... Nationally is 5th in APG, 18th in PPG, 5th in total assists, and 25th in total points ... Had career-high tying nine points vs. Pepperdine ... Scored fifth goal of the season against Mississippi State ... Scored equalizer at Texas A&M in 78th minute ...Scored vs. Tennessee in the semifinals.

2013 (Junior): MAC Herrman Award finalist ... Third Team NSCAA All-American ... First Team All-SEC ... SEC Offensive Player of the Week (9/17) ... CollegeSoccer360.com National Player of the Week (9/17) ... SEC Offensive Player of the Week (10/7) ...
Third in the SEC in assists (10) and fourth in assists per game (0.46) ... Scored 12 goals, leading the team ... Tied UK single-game record withthree assists vs. EKU ... Gave UK the 2-0 lead over Louisville converting on a PK ... 2-2 in PKs this year ... Leads the team in points ... Hasconnected with Stuart Pope for six goals .... Had game-winning goal at Vanderbilt ... 20th nationally in assists per game ... 27th nationally intotal assists ... Had first-career hat trick against Tennessee in Kentucky's 4-1 win over the Lady Vols ... Had second hat trick in three games,scoring three first-half goals at Alabama ... Active team leader in goals scored (23) ... Scored equalizer in 3-1 in over LSU in the 64th minute ... Tied for fourth all-timeat UK in career pts ... Scored game-winning goal in 54th minute vs. Ohio State in NCAA Tournament match.

2012 (Sophomore): Collegesoccermadness.com 3rd Team All-American ... First Team All-SEC ... SEC Offensive Player of the Week (9/17) ... Soccer America National Team of the Week (9/20) ... CollegeSoccer360.com Primetime Performer ... Tropical Smoothie All-Tournament Team ... Cardinal Classic All-Tournament Team ... Started in every game ... Helped the defense keep a clean sheet in five of the first eight games as a defender ... Scored game-winning goal vs. EKU ... Scored equalizer vs. No. 13 Florida off a PK and had an assist for her first career three-point game ... Took season-high four shots vs. Arkansas and an assist on Raetzman's goal ... Played career-high 110 minutes in 2-2 draw with No. 6 Texas A&M ... Tallied game-tying goal at No. 16 Mizzou for 11th and 12th points of season ... Scored game-winner at Georgia ... Moved to forward and scored three points in first two games up top ... Scored a goal in three of the final six games... Tallied eight points in last seven games of season ... Tallied 20th point of season with assist vs. Vandy ... Assisted on golden goal in NCAA First round win over UT-Martin ... Attempted five shots in the match, four on goal.

2011 (Freshman):2nd Team All-SEC, Freshman All-SEC ... Named SEC Freshman of the Week on Aug. 29 ... Scored game-winning goals against EKU and Baylor ... Inserted into the back line vs. Southeast Missouri and started at fullback a majority of the time ... Appeared in every game but one as a true freshman ... Played all 90 minutes at left fullback vs. South Carolina and Florida ... Started in eight of the final nine games ... Scored game-tying goals vs. Arkansas and Georgia in the second half of each game ... Started as a forward for the first time vs. Tennessee, and the trend continued since that game ... Took three shots vs. Georgia ... Scored game-tying goal on a header against Georgia ... Took four shots vs. Vanderbilt

Pre-College: Played Club ball for Ohio Elite under Doug Bracken ... In 2007 was named 2nd team All-State ... In 2008 was named Underclassman Athlete of the Year for Jessamine Co. ... 1st Team Region 14 ... 27th District MVP ... Named to 14th Region All-Tournament team in 2008 ... Academic 1st Team Region 14 in 2008 ... In 2009 named Central Kentucky Soccer Conference Most Valuable Player... 1st team All-State ... In 2010, was named 1st team AllState ... Kentucky Miss Soccer ... NSCAA All-American ... ESPN Rise All-American team ... Scholastic Ball Report WKYT Athlete of the Month ... KHSCA 2010 Outstanding Senior ... Parade All-American 2010

Full Name: Arin Hadley Walton Gilliland
Place of Birth: Lexington, Ky.
Parents: Bruce and Letita Gilliland
Siblings: Saylor
Club Team/Coach: Ohio Elite/Doug Bracken

Gilliland's Q & A

What is your nickname, and why? My name is "Gilli" because it just sounds better than Arin

What team member is most likely to be a head coach? Erin Simon

Who is the most famous person you have ever met? It's a close tie between Mia Hamm and Chris Brown

Would you rather win the World Cup or an Olympic gold medal? Olympic Gold medal anyday

What is the worst Christmas gift you've ever been given? The worst Christmas gift was being born on Christmas because everyone forgets its my birthday too!!!

What would people be surprised to know about you? That I wish I were a hippie.

What is your prized possession? Whatever candy I have on me at the time

Why did you choose your jersey number? Its been my number since I started playing

What song gets you pumped up for a game? Anything the team puts on

Who is the funniest player on the team? Kirsten (aka Mini)

What is your favorite city to visit? Paia, Maui

Who is your favorite American Idol winner? David Cook

What is your biggest fear? This is information you don't conceal because it could be used against you in a prank!!!

What is one food you will absolutely not eat? Raw fish

What is your dream job? Not having to have one

Who have you not seen in concert that you want to see in person? Bob Marley (no hopes of this dream coming true)

What's one of your most interesting life stories that sets you apart from everyone else? I have a natural talent of making sound effects/ animal noises (I think it is my true calling)... TRY ME ANYTIME... Ill be prepared

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