Lipka on Wilson: "Amber has truly solidified the middle of the backfield for us since transferring in."
General: Transfer from the University of Michigan who has been welcomed to UK as a defensive leader... Strong center back for stingy UK defense.
2002: Started all 20 matches for UK in the center of the backfield... Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll... Earned a place on the Nike Tiger Invitational All-Tournament Team for her defensive performance in propelling UK to wins over Indiana and No. 23 Illinois... Only goal of the season came in UK's 1-0 victory over conference foe Mississippi State, which sparked the Cats to a four-game winning streak and propelled them into position for an at-large berth to the NCAA Tournament.
2001: Penciled into the starting lineup 12 times in 20 games in her first season in the Bluegrass... Recorded her first goal and assist at Kentucky in the Cats' 6-0 shutout at Michigan State (9/9)... Joined Danielle Slupski to assist Susie Ledzianowski's game-opening goal in a 3-0 UK win over Utah (9/21)... Assisted Annie Gage's game-winning goal in the Wildcats' 2-0 victory over the Buckeyes of Ohio State (9/23).
2000: Led the Michigan Wolverines to a second-round NCAA tournament appearance against Notre Dame... Second on the team in goals (9) and points (23)... Tied for most game-winning goals with three... Started 20 games and played in all 23.
Pre-College: Ohio Division I Player of the Year... Tri-State Sportswoman of the Year in 2000... All-State first team... Four-year All-Conference pick... Most Valuable Player in 1999... Most Valuable Offensive Player in 1998 and 1999... Led high school team to 1999 state championship... Played club soccer for Hammer FC... Club team was state champion in 1996 and 1997, and was runner-up in 1998 and 1999... Ohio South ODP State Team 1995-1999... Ohio South ODP Regional Pool Team in 1998... Four-year letter winner in both soccer and basketball... National Honor Society member.
Personal: Full name is Amber Dawn Wilson... Born Oct. 26, 1982... Parents are Rick and Molly Wilson... Lists her most memorable moment in sports as winning the Ohio state Championship... Chose UK because she felt like it was a fit for her and because of academics... Brother Chris played baseball for Indiana.