On Thursday, the University of Kentucky Men’s Soccer Program will debut their first season as a member of the Sun Belt Conference.
On Friday, the Wildcats will host the University of Illinois Chicago in a 7:30 p.m. ET non-conference contest at the Wendell & Vickie Bell Soccer Complex.
With early success in the preseason, Kentucky was awarded a third place ranking by the Sun Belt.
Senior Eythor Bjorgolfsson won the conference’s Preseason Offensive Player of the Year while fellow senior Luis Grassow was awarded Defensive Player of the Year.
The duo, along with Robert Screen, found themselves on the All-Conference team as well.
Despite having only a 15-16 record, the Wildcats finished 8th in the United Soccer Coaches poll during the preseason. The Wildcats finished their 2021 season ranked 11th.
With the C-USA tournament title, Kentucky finally ended its downward trend of the last two seasons. The Wildcats finished 15-2-4 overall in what was their lowest point total for a season since 2018.
It’s Women’s Soccer Day at The Bell. Don’t miss the 5 p.m. game between Purdue and the Big Blue Women’s Soccer team! There will be free food, soccer contests, and a chance to win AirPods while it lasts!
The University of Kentucky men’s soccer program will begin a new era as a Sun Belt Conference affiliate on Thursday.
The Wildcats will host the University of Illinois Chicago in a 7:30 p.m. ET non-conference contest at Wendell & Vickie Bell Soccer Complex.
With the enthusiasm of the preseason factoring into this, Kentucky has swept multiple conference awards, including a third-place preseason Sun Belt ranking.
Senators Eythor Bjorgolfsson, Luis Grassow and Robert Screen were bestowed with conference awards and made the Preseason All-Conference Team as well.
Despite their preseason accolades, the UK football team finished their upcoming season ranked 11th. In the United Soccer Coaches preseason coaches’ poll, Kentucky was voted to finish eighth.
Kentucky finished their season with an overall record of 15-2-4, it’s been a while since the Wildcats have won their conference’s tournament and recently claimed first place.
The men’s team will be hosting Purdue at 5 p.m., so Big Blue fans are encouraged to get to campus early and enjoy free food, music and cornhole fun!