Lipka on McCue: "Kara will be a leader in the back for us this season. She is a very dependable defender."
General: Returns to her natural position in the backfield following a season in the UK attack.
2002: Played in all 20 matches for the Cats, splitting 15 starts between attack and defense... Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll... Fifth on the team in points with six... Scored a pair of goals on the season, both were gamewinners... Scored UK's second goal of the season in victory over Indiana at the Missouri Nike Challenge... Volleyed home the clincher in the 68th minute against Northwestern, giving senior Christal Mattingly her first career assist... Assisted classmate Jen Wilkinson on the 85th minute equalizer against Arizona... Assisted Mattingly on the third goal of UK's 3-1 win over SEC foe Arkansas.
2001: Assisted Keri Boyce's game-opening goal in a 6-0 shutout at Michigan State (9/9)... Dished out a helper to Boyce again in UK's 3-0 shutout of the Utah Utes (9/21)... Assisted on Kate Qually's goal in a 3-1 SEC win over Auburn (10/28).
2000: Played in all 21 games... Started 12 games... Took 11 shots... Scored three goals... Added three assists for a total of nine points... Scored the game-winning goal against Auburn (10/1).
Pre-College: Four-year letter winner at Lakota West High School... Team captain three years... Participated in ODP National Camp in Portland, Ore... State Team Captain two years... Was a four-year GMC All-Academic Rotary Scholar.
Personal: Full name is Kara Elizabeth McCue... Born Aug. 24, 1982... Parents are Tim and Judith McCue... Lists making the winning penalty kick in the 1999 Ohio High School State Championship game as her most memorable moment in sports... Chose UK for the facilities and coaches... Chose UK over Florida and Clemson.