Men's Soccer
Olli Lehtimaki - Men's Soccer - University of Kentucky Athletics 13


  • height 6-0
  • class Senior
  • High school Kaurialan Lukio

Coach Collins on Olli – “It is good to see Olli back healthy. Last season was a disappointment for him, I know, after his injury. We expect him to step back on the field and become the same consistent reliable performer he has always been.”

2002 – Began the year as a core starter in UK’s strong midfielder, but suffered an injury in the fifth minute of the Cats’ first game (at Virginia)… Returned one month later, scoring a goal against IUPUI… Saw action in eight games, making a pair of starts.

2001 – Made immediate impact to team, playing in all 21 games with 20 starts… Seventh on the team with nine points on three goals and three assists… Scored the game-winner against Akron to give the Cats a 2-1 win and their first outright MAC regular-season title… Assisted the game-winners against Northern Illinois and Buffalo… Named to the adidas/IU Credit Union Class All-Tournament team.

Pre-College – Played for FC Hameenlinna’s first team from 1998-2000… Played in first division in 1998, second division in 1999 (scored 10 goals) and first division in 2000 (seven goals and six assists in 26 matches)… A regular starter for FC Hameenlinna the past two years… Named the 2000 Most Talented Player in the Tampere region… Attended Kaurialan Lukio High School.

Personal – Born Jan. 15, 1980, in Hameenlinna, Finland… Parents are Riitta and Veijo Lehtimaki… Enjoys many sports both as a spectator and an athlete… Also an avid reader… Undecided on a major.

Lehtimaki’s Career Stats
Year GP/GS Shots Goals Assists Points
2002 8/2 3 1 0 2
2001 21/20 22 3 3 9
Totals 29/22 25 4 3 11
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