Men's Soccer
Steven Perinovic - Men's Soccer - University of Kentucky Athletics 4


  • height 6-0
  • Weight 160
  • class Redshirt Senior
  • High school Kettle Moraine

* College Soccer News National Team of the Week (10/29/12)
* Conference USA Defensive Player of the Week (10/29/12)
* 2012 UKIT All-Tournament Team
* 2012 Gamecock Classic All-Tournament Team
* 2012 All-Conference USA (first-team)
* 2012 All-Conference USA Tournament Team
* 2012 NSCAA All-Midwest Region (second-team)
* 2013 Preseason All-Conference USA

Athletic center back emerged as a breakout performer in Johan Cedegren’s system of play … Started all 21 games at center back, leading the team with 1892 minutes played … A physical, instinctual player, became a force in the air at winning contested headers … Totaled one goal on 11 shots, firing four on target … Played the full time in 18 of 21 games … Was subbed out for just 31 minutes over three of UK’s 2012 games … Played the full-time the final eight games, a span of 560 consecutive minutes … Netted first career goal as the game-winning tally vs. East Tennessee State … Fired shots in 11 different games … Earned first-team All-Conference USA honors in a voting of the league coaches … Was also named to the C-USA All-Tournament Team and second-team All-Midwest Region by the NSCAA … Was named to the College Soccer News National Team of the Week and C-USA Defensive Player of the Week after helping lead UK to a 2-0 win at No. 23 Tulsa.

Established himself as one of the top defenders in the league playing in all 20 games with 18 starts … Logged 1626 minutes with two assists … Fired five shots on the year, with one on target … Got his first career assist in a win over Wright State … Notched second career assist vs. UAB … Was not subbed out of the game the rest of the year after playing only 38 minutes at Stanford … Didn’t start the first two games of 2011, before ending the year on an 18-game starting streak on the backline.

Became a fixture on the backline for UK as a freshman, playing in 18 of UK’s 19 games with 14 starts … Logged 1067 minutes … Fired two shots, one vs. Michigan and Louisville … Played the full 90 minutes vs. Tulsa and Eastern Illinois, logging 93 minutes vs. Iona and a season-best 95 minutes vs. Indiana … Started the first nine games of his career, then started the final five games of the regular-season.

Redshirted season.

Played at Kettle Moraine High School under coach Greg Prospero … Led his team to a Regional Championship and Sectional Runner-up in 2009 … Received first-team all-conference, first-team all-area and second-team all-state honors his senior season … Played club ball for Croatian Eagles under coach Alex Toth from 2008-09 … Helped them to State Cup Runner Up in 2008 and State Cup Champions in 2009 … Also played football in high school for three seasons plus part of his senior year.

Full name is Steven Allen Perinovic … Son of Bill and Lisa Perinovic … Has a younger brother Brett (16) … Born on June 2, 1991 in West Allis, Wis.

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