Men's Soccer
Matt Troop - Men's Soccer - University of Kentucky Athletics 31


  • height 6-0
  • class Senior
  • Previous School Dayton
  • High school Starr's Mill

2004 Third-team Freshman All-American ( Third-team Freshman All-Rookie (Top Drawer Soccer)2004 Atlantic 10 All-Rookie Team2005 Conference USA Commissioner’s Academic Honor Roll2006 SEC Academic Honor Roll

Took over starting goalkeeper duties down the stretch and went 6-1 as a starter … Allowed five goals in 666:01 minutes of action for a 0.68 goals-against average, which ranked second in Conference USA … Made 24 total saves with a .828 save percentage, which also ranked second in the league … Pitched two shutouts, both on the road against Tulsa … Made seven saves against the Golden Hurricane in the C-USA Tournament semifinals to help UK to the championship match … Pulled off a rare feat for a goalkeeper in 2-1 win over FIU by recording an assist on Michael D’Agostino’s goal … Was not carded on the year … Named to SEC Academic Honor Roll.

Redshirted season.

2004 at Dayton
Named third-team All-Freshman by, third-team All-Rookie by and to the Atlantic 10 All-Rookie team … Pitched a pair of shutouts and allowed one goal or fewer in 10 of his 14 appearances … Posted a 1.36 goals against average.

Played four years at Starr’s Mill High School for Mike Hanie … Led team to Region 3 championship and a 5A state runner-up finish as a senior … Only allowed nine goals while leading team to 15-2-1 mark that year … As a junior, led team to the 6A state championship … Owns the school record for the lowest career goals against average 0.33 … Guided club team, the Atlanta Fire, to a fourth place national finish in 2003.

Full name is Matthew Ryan Troop … Parents are Randy and Cathy Troop … Has one brother, Chad (22) … Chad played collegiate rugby for Duke … Born on May 21, 1986 in Riverside, Calif.

Troop’s Career Stats

Year   GP-S     Min    GA  Avg.  Sv  Pct.  SHO  Faced*2004  14-12  1121:39  17  1.36  40  .702   2    n/a2005               -- redshirted season --2006    9-7    666:01   5  0.68  24  .828   2     72Total  23-19  1787:40  22  1.05  64  .744   4    n/a*at Dayton
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