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UK Soccer's Irving Selected National Player of the Week


LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Kentucky men’s soccer goalie Callum Irving (pictured) has been named Disney Soccer/ National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) National Player of the Week on Tuesday after he stretched his streak without being scored upon to 414 minutes.

The UK captain also repeated as Conference USA Defensive Player of the Week, and earned the goalkeeper spot on the College Soccer News National Team of the Week for the second-straight week as well.

Irving’s career goals-against-average of 0.96 per game ranks third in program history. He is allowing 0.28 goals per game this season, which is sixth best in the nation.

He has saved over 90 percent of the shots he has faced this year, a 0.926 clip, which also ranks sixth-best in the country.

The Wildcats have allowed two goals in seven matches this year.

Irving will next take the field tonight when UK hosts No. 9 Louisville at 7 p.m. ET.

Note: Since SEC does not have enough men's soccer teams, UK is an associate member of Conference USA.

Photo Credit: UK Media Relations

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