Commencement held Saturday
University of Kentucky Student-Athletes Recognized for All-Around Excellence
UK's 59 honorees is second most among the 14 SEC programs
UK's 46 tied for fourth amongst the 14 SEC programs
Kentucky finishes the season 14-7-1
Kayla King will start in goal against hometown school Louisville on Friday.
UK Upsets No. 12 Louisville In Road Opener; Cats get goals from Horner, Hubly; PK save from Louisville native King
2013 (Senior): Team Captain ...Only allowed one goal in over 600 minutes in action spanningfrom the Utah game through the Dayton game ... Has five shutouts on the year, oneshy of her career high set in 2012 ... Made 58 saves this season so far ... Has 11 careershutouts ... Played what head coach Jon Lipsitz described as the `best game of her career'in 3-1 win over Mississippi State, making three diving saves.
2012 (Junior): CollegeSportsMadness.com National Defender of the Week (10/15) ... SEC Defensive Player of the Week (10/15) ... CollegeSoccer360.com Primetime Performer (10/16) ... Cardinal Classic All-Tournament Team ... SEC Defensive Player of the Week (10/26) ... Started 16 of 18 games played in ... Saved a Louisville PK late in the game to prevent the equalizer from the Cards and also charted a career-high six saves in UK's upset of No. 12 Louisville ... Kept a clean sheet in six of her 15 starts ... Recorded first-career shutout vs. MSU ... Tallied back-to-back-to back shutouts at Tennessee and at Georgia and vs. South Carolina ... Recorded career high 10 saves at Georgia ... Went 322 minutes without allowing a goal vs. UT, UGA, SC, and AU ... Recorded a shutout in first round of NCAA Tournament against UT-Martin, recording just one save in 93 minutes; it was the first shutout NCAA Tournament history for the Wildcats.
2011 (Sophomore):Recorded season-high 12 minutes making one save in relief of Kayla Price vs. Auburn ... Played four minutes at midfield vs. Alabama.
2010 (Freshman): Freshman Academic All-SEC ... Saw action in three matches her freshman season, playing over seven minutes against Coastal Carolina ... Logged 26 minutes against South Carolina ... Recorded first collegiate save against South Carolina ... Played 29 minutes in the field at Arkansas ... Tallied a yellow card in that match ... Recorded three scoreless minutes vs. Vanderbilt as well as a save
Pre-College: Won four consecutive state championships as a member of the Mockingbird Valley Soccer club team ... Played for back-to-back sectional runner-up DuPont Manual in 2008 and 2009 ... Named first team All-State as a senior ... Member of the 2008 Kentucky State ODP team ... Served as team captain and honored as team MVP as a senior ... Three-time honor roll student... Named Miss Manual as a senior
King Q & A
What is your nickname, and why? KK or K King, they're both shortened versions of my name
What team member is most likely to be a head coach? Alyssa Telang or Ashley VanLandingham
Who is the most famous person you have ever met? Trevor McNevan
Would you rather win the World Cup or an Olympic gold medal? World Cup!
What is the worst Christmas gift you've ever been given? An ugly Christmas sweater with my first initial embroidered on the front.
What would people be surprised to know about you? My hidden talent is fruit fly larvae dissection.
If you had a horse in the Kentucky Derby, what would you name it? RunFastGoFast
Who is the best soccer player in the world outside of Messi? Kylie King
What is your prized possession? My family
Why did you choose your jersey number? It facilitates an easy display of my gang sign.
Who is the most famous person in your cell phone? Erin Simon
What song gets you pumped up for a game? Take it Out on Me by Thousand Foot Krutch, or any song by them in general.
Who is the funniest player on the team? Brooke Keyes
What is your favorite city to visit? Home
Who is your favorite American Idol winner? David Cook
What is your biggest fear? Spiders
What is one food you will absolutely not eat? Tomatoes
What is your dream job? Doctor
Who have you not seen in concert that you want to see in person? Needtobreathe
What's one of your most interesting life stories that sets you apart from everyone else? My great-great grandmother, Mame, was a McCoy (from the Hatfields and McCoys)