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Kentucky Men’s Soccer Named Favorites to Win Conference USA

(Photo via UK Athletics)

(Photo via UK Athletics)

Shifting focus from football to fútbol, the Kentucky men’s soccer team has been named the favorites to win the Conference USA. Not only that, but several players were voted to the Conference USA Preseason Team by the coaches.

According to the release sent out by UK Athletics, redshirt-junior defender Aimé Mabika was selected as the preseason C-USA Defensive Player of the Year while Junior midfielder Kalil ElMedkhar and sophomore forward Jason Reyes were named C-USA co-offensive Players of the Year. All three players, along with junior goalkeeper Enrique Facusse, were voted to the preseason C-USA All-Conference team. 

Facusse also recently won a Silver Medal at the Pan American Games after his team, Honduras, fell to Argentina in the U-22 Gold Medal game.

In 2018, the Wildcats won both the regular season and conference tournament titles and are expected to repeat off of their undeniable success from a year ago.

Article written by Zack Geoghegan

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3 Comments for Kentucky Men’s Soccer Named Favorites to Win Conference USA

  1. the ghost of Bill Hicks
    8:01 pm August 14, 2019 Permalink

    Does the SEC not have soccer? WTF is up being in Conference USA?

    • runningunnin.454
      8:19 pm August 14, 2019 Permalink

      Only UK and S. Carolina have men’s soccer. All SEC schools have women’s soccer.

    • ibescootch
      6:48 am August 15, 2019 Permalink

      Title IX requires that the same amount of scholarships be available for men’s and women’s sports and because football doesn’t have a women’s equivalent, that often leaves things lopsided. So in the SEC, most universities can’t field a men’s soccer team because of the disparity. UK and SC have women’s softball I believe, which balances out the football team.