Men's Soccer
Tyler Riggs - Men's Soccer - University of Kentucky Athletics 9


  • height 5-9
  • Weight 155
  • class Senior
  • High school St. Xavier

* 2010 All-Conference USA (third-team)
* 2010 Freshman All-Conference USA
* Conference USA Offensive Player of the Week (8/29/11)
* Soccer America National Team of the Week (8/31/11)
* NSCAA National Player of the Week (9/1/11)
* College Soccer News National Team of the Week (9/1/11)
* Top Drawer Soccer National Team of the Week (9/2/11)
* College Soccer News National Team of the Week (9/19/11)
* Conference USA Offensive Player of the Week (9/19/11)
* 2011 Gamecock Classic Offensive MVP
* 2011 Gamecock Classic All-Tournament Team
* 2011 CoSIDA Academic All-District (first-team)
* 2011 CoSIDA Academic All-America (third-team)
* 2011 C-USA All-Academic Team
* 2011 All-Conference USA (third-team)
* 2012 UKIT All-Tournament Team
* 2012 All-Conference USA (third-team)
* 2012 CoSIDA Academic All-District (first-team)
* 2012 CoSIDA Academic All-America (first-team)

Attacking player led UK in scoring for the third consecutive season, despite missing the final two games due to injury … Started 15 of 21 games, playing in 17 contests … Logged 1339 minutes … Led UK with 18 points, including seven goals and four assists … Fired 38 shots, with a staggering 25 coming on target … Is the first UK player to lead the club in scoring for three consecutive seasons since All-American Jamal Shteiwi in 2002-04 … Netted goals vs. Dayton, St. John’s, Evansville, IPFW, Memphis and Indiana … Had a two-goal game at IPFW … Fired a season-high seven shots at Evansville … Had points in five consecutive games, including a goal and an assist at Evansville and vs. Memphis … Had game-winning goals at Evansville and IPFW … Played the full time in six games … After suffering an injury at UAB, came off the bench in his next two appearances to try and get back to game health … Injury ended season in the quarterfinals of the C-USA Tournament … Finished junior season ranked sixth in career points (55), fourth in goals (23), eighth in game-winning goals and 11th in shots (103).

Had one of the most prolific offensive seasons in the history of UK soccer, totaling 11 goals and five assists … Played in 18 of UK’s 20 games due to injury, starting 14 … Fired 41 shots on the year, with a staggering 29 coming on target (.707) … In just two seasons, ranked 12th in UK career history in points (37), ninth in goals (16) and 12th in game-winning goals (four) … His 27-point performance in 2011 is the fourth most points in UK single-season history, with his 11 goals ranking tied for third most in UK season annals … Is one of only seven players in UK school history with double-digit goals … Is the first UK player to lead UK in goals scored in two consecutive seasons since Riley O’Neill (2005-06) … Netted game-winning goals in the first two games of the year … Earned NSCAA National Player of the Week honors, among other national accolades, after netting three goals in the first two games of the season … Had a goal and an assist in a 2-2 weather-shortened tie with IUPUI … Tied a school-record with three assists in UK’s win over IPFW, with teammate Matt Lodge recording a hat trick … Had goals in three consecutive games, including at No. 13 Cal, vs. High Point and two goals vs. No. 15 Brown … Earned his second C-USA Offensive Player of the Week honor after the Brown two-goal outing … Had a goal at UCF and at No. 25 South Carolina, adding a goal and an assist vs. UAB … Played 1190 minutes on the year, including a season-high 90 vs. No. 3 Creighton, UAB and UCF.

Had a breakout freshman year, leading the Wildcats with five goals … Has the ability to be a potent goal-scoring weapon … Named third-team All-Conference USA and named to the All-Conference USA Freshman Team … Played in all 19 games with 13 starts, firing 24 total shots, including 13 on goal … Logged 1259 minutes … Netted two game-winning goals … In his collegiate debut, netted the game-winning goal in a 1-0 win over Eastern Illinois … Tallied his second career goal at Michigan, also adding goals on the road at Marshall and Tulsa … Netted his second goal during the home schedule vs. FIU, a game winner in a 1-0 result.

Three-year letterwinner for coach Andy Schulten at St. Xavier High School … Named a NSCAA/Addidas All-American as a senior, also earning first-team all-state honors and ESPN Rise All-America honorable mention … Named Kentucky State Tournament MVP, leading St. Xavier to the state championship for three consecutive years … As a senior, led St. Xavier to a 23-1 record, totaling 30 goals and 13 assists … Charted 18 goals and eight assists in a 22-1 season in 2008 … As a sophomore St. Xavier went 25-0 and Riggs scored 18 goals with six assists … Also played football junior and senior year, helping lead team to the class 6A state championship as a senior and the semifinals as a junior … Also played for club team Javanon and coach Tim Chastonay for 11 years … Club team won state championship from 2007-09 … A tremendous student, named NCAA Student Athlete of the Year from 1008-10 and first team academic all-state from 2009-10 … A member of the National Honor Society and the Principal’s List, earning Spanish Honor Society accolades in 2009.

Full name is Tyler Haydon Riggs … Son of Robert and Shanna Riggs … Has two sisters, Morgan (17) and McKenzie (12) … Sister Morgan will join the UK women’s soccer team in 2013 as a freshman … Born July 29, 1992 in Louisville, Ky.

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