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Kentucky Men’s Soccer Slotted Third in Preseason Poll

Kentucky Men’s Soccer Slotted Third in Preseason Poll

LEXINGTON, Ky. – United Soccer Coaches announced its 2023 preseason men’s NCAA Division I college soccer rankings Tuesday afternoon placing Kentucky at No. 3 overall.

The Wildcats experienced the most successful season to date in 2022 with a final ranking of No. 6 after an undefeated regular season and Sweet 16 appearance. The Cats finished its Sun Belt Conference debut 15-1-5 accomplishing a conference double winning both the regular season title and conference championship.

With 11 members of the 2022 squad returning to Lexington, the Cats are set up for another big season as they head into preseason festivities beginning Aug. 7. Kentucky will see 13 newcomers added to its roster to make up the 2023 squad.

The Wildcats will make their home debut at the Wendell & Vickie Bell Soccer Complex for the first exhibition match of preseason against Southern Indiana at 3 p.m. EST on Aug. 13. The match will be free for fans to come out and support the Cats for Fan Day. Autograph and photo opportunities with the men’s soccer team will be available following the contest.

Kentucky will kick off its 2023 regular season with its home opener versus Florida Gulf Coast at 7:30 p.m. on Aug. 24 at The Bell. Fans can purchase single match or season tickets by clicking here.

The Wildcats fall behind Syracuse and Indiana in this season’s preseason poll. For the full coaches’ poll, click here.

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