- height 5-10
- Weight 180
- class Senior
- High school Rossington All Saints
* 2009 Second-Team Freshman All-America (Soccer America)
* 2009 Third-Team Freshman All-America (College Soccer News)
* 2009 Second-Team All-Conference USA
* 2009 Conference USA All-Freshman Team
* 2010 Second-Team All-Conference USA
* 2010 NSCAA All-Midwest Region (third-team)
* 2011 UK Invitational All-Tournament Team
* 2011 Third-Team All-Conference USA
Had one of the most dynamic seasons in the history of the UK soccer program … A force offensively all over the pitch, has the ability to take over any game against any opponent … Missed three games due to injury, playing in 17 games with 16 starts, logging 1262 minutes … Led UK with 10 assists, adding seven goals, including game-winning tallies vs. Wright State and High Point … Had the seventh hat trick in program history in a 4-2 win over IPFW … Fired a career-high nine shots in the game vs. IPFW, the second-most shots in UK game history … Ranks eight in UK career history in goals (17), seventh in points (49), fifth in assists (15), fifth in shots (137) and eighth in game-winning goals (six) … With 24 points in 2011, ranks sixth in UK single-season history, with his 10 assists marking the second-most in UK single-season annals … Six points vs. IPFW was the third-most in UK single-game history … Fired the second-most shots in UK single-season history (62) … Tied the school-record with three assists vs. Tulsa … Notched goals vs. Wright State, IUPUI, High Point, IPFW and Evansville … Had a stretch of three consecutive games with goals … Notched a goal and an assist in the win over Wright State … Had a goal and two assists in a win over Evansville … Played a season-high 99 minutes vs. UCF.
A dangerous, explosive and attacking player … Continued to establish himself as one of the top performers in collegiate soccer as a sophomore, leading UK in scoring for the second consecutive year … Tallied a team-high 11 points on four goals and three assists, despite not finding his form until late in the year and battling injuries early in the year … Played in all 19 games with 14 starts, firing a team-best 32 shots and 22 shots on goal … Logged 1165 minutes … Led UK with 44 corner kicks taken … Notched an assist in the season opener vs. Eastern Illinois … Tallied first goal of the year vs. Iona, later adding goals at UAB and the game-tying goal vs. Indiana, a gorgeous goal from 20 yards out … Netted the game-winning goal on a spectacular free kick at Tulsa … Added an assist in the home finale vs. South Carolina.
Had a dynamic season as a true freshman, leading UK in scoring with six goals and two assists (14 points) … Also led UK in shots (43), shots on goal (19) and game-winning goals (three) … Played the seventh-most minutes on the team, 1213, starting and playing in 17 of UK’s 19 contests … Became the first Freshman All-America selection in program history, also earning second-team All-Conference USA and a spot on the C-USA All-Freshman team … Exploded out of the gates in his career, netting his first career goal in a 56-minute outing against Bowling Green in the second game of his career … Delivered a big assist in UK’s 2-0 win over No. 19 Illinois-Chicago … Totaled first career two-goal game in UK’s 2-1 win over SIU-Edwardsville, clinching the UofL Invitational in Louisville … Was named C-USA Player of the Week and was tabbed to the Soccer America Team of the Week following the weekend tournament in the Derby City … Scored a goal in his fourth consecutive game against Alabama A&M, the game-winner in a 1-0 win over the athletic Jaguars … Returned in the scoring column with a game-tying goal at Memphis on Oct. 10, also netting the decisive goal in the following game, at South Carolina … Fired four shots six times during the season.
Attended Rossington All Saints and played for coach Alan Warbouys.
Full name is Matthew Lodge … Son of Stephen and Debra Lodge … Has a sister Joanne (26) and a brother Daniel (23) … Born on Feb. 27, 1990 in Doncaster, England.