Men's Soccer
Issam Sawtarie - Men's Soccer - University of Kentucky Athletics 16


  • height 5-10
  • class Senior
  • Previous School Providence
  • High school Linsly

Labeled one of the fastest players in the conference, Sawtarie played in seven games in 2007 … Fired two shots – one on goal.

Transferred from Providence College after playing one season under coach Chaka Daley … Member of Providence’s 2006 NCAA Tournament squad … Played in all 20 games, registering 18 starts … Delivered one assist and four shots.
Four-year letterman coached by Randy Shah at Linsly High School … High school team won OVAC Championship in 2002-03 and senior year in 2005, led the team with 38 goals and 17 assists … In senior campaign was named State Offensive Player of the Year and OVAC Conference Player of the Year … An All-State performer in both 2004 and 2005 … Named to the All-Valley team from 2003-05 … Played for Club team Beadling, coached by John Kowalski, from 2002-06 … Club team won the State Cup in both 2002 and 2006 … Earned two letters as a track athlete in high school becoming the OVAC Champion in both the 100m and 200m … Member of National Honor Society.

Full name is Issam Majed Sawtarie…Son of Majid and Fujiko Sawtarie…Has a brother Nader (17) and a sister Nadia (21)…Mother was a nationally ranked cross-country skier in Japan.

Sawtarie's Career StatsYearGP-SGAPtsShSOGYC-RCGWPK-Att20077-0000210-000-0
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