Men's Soccer
Byron Vega - Men's Soccer - University of Kentucky Athletics 20


  • height 5-7
  • Weight 157
  • class Senior
  • High school South Kent

Played in six games with one start, giving UK a versatile option that can play throughout the pitch … Logged 125 minutes, with his one start coming on the backline vs. High Point … Fired one shot on the year, a good strike at No. 3 Creighton, forcing a save from the NCAA’s top defense … Played a season-high 63 minutes vs. High Point … With UK crippled by injuries late in the year, logged 16 minutes vs. Tulsa and 19 minutes at No. 10 Indiana.

Played in five games off the bench, seeing time in the midfield … Battled injuries, limiting his opportunities for game action … Logged a season-high 52 minutes in a match at Michigan, totaling 45 minutes vs. Evansville and 30 minutes vs. Louisville … Saw 143 total minutes as a sophomore … Fired two shots, one each vs. UM and Evansville, both coming on goal.

Impressive athlete played in nine games with one start, posting 201 minutes … Fired four total shots, including two on target … Has excellent speed, providing an energetic spark off the bench … Saw first career action in the second game of the season against Bowling Green, playing 38 minutes off the bench … Logged a season-best 56 minutes in a 3-1 win over UNC Asheville … Got first career start against UAB.

Played at South Kent School under coach Owen Flinberg … Led his team to a New England Championship his senior year … Played club ball for Academia FC under coach Byron Maldonado from 2003-08 … Helped club team to Cejusa Championship in 2006 and second-place in the Caribbean Cup with Trinidad and Tobago … Also, ran track his first two years of high school recording a third-place finish in the Juegos Panamericanos.

Full name is Byron Eduardo Vega … Son of Byron and Nidia Orellana de Vega … Has two younger brothers Luis Fernando (18) and Rodrigo Estuardo (13) … Born on May 12, 1990 in Guatemala City, Guatemala.

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