Women's Soccer
Kacie Kumar - Women's Soccer - University of Kentucky Athletics 24


  • height 5-5
  • class Senior
  • High school Centerville

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2013 (Senior): Has played in all 21 matches … Has cracked 11 shots … A converted defender whoplayed wide back all of her freshman and sophomore seasons … Earned first start intwo years against Arkansas … Started seven of the last eight matches as a holding mid… Played 88 minutes in 2-1 win over Vandy … Played 89 minutes vs. Ohio State.

2012 (Junior): Played in 15 games, earning a starting role in three …Cracked nine shots with two on goal.

2011 (Sophomore):Earned 19 starts in 20 games played … Played at least 65 minutes in all of the games she appeared in … Started on the back line the last 19 games for UK … Had the assist on the game-tying goal vs. Georgia … Took one shot vs. Vandy.

2010 (Freshman): Freshman Academic All-SEC … Saw action in 16 games her freshman season with 12 starts, logging a season high 95 minutes vs. South Carolina in the SEC Tournament … Recorded first collegiate point on an assist against Coastal Carolina … Totaled five shots, three on goal, throughout the season

Pre-College: Played Club Ball for Ohio Elite Soccer Academy U18 and coach Doug Bracken … Played on Ohio State Cup Winning teams in 2007 and 2008 as a member of Cincinnati United Premier … Four-time OHSAA Sectional and three-time OHSAA District champion as a member of Centreville High … Helped lead Centreville to Regional championship as a senior, as well as Greater Western Ohio Conference titles as a sophomore and junior

  • Full Name: Kacie Shaun Kumar
  • Place of Birth: Austin, Texas
  • Parents: Shiv and Misty
  • Siblings: Andrew and Ashley
  • Club Team/Coach: Ohio Elite Soccer Academy U18/ Doug Bracken

Kumar Q & A

What is your nickname, and why? Cakes because someone made it up for me freshman year (I’m not sure why) but it just stuck.

What team member is most likely to be a head coach? Kayla King

Who is the most famous person you have ever met? Barney

Would you rather win the World Cup or an Olympic gold medal? World Cup

What is the worst Christmas gift you’ve ever been given? A used book during a “new” book class exchange in school

What would people be surprised to know about you? I’ve been skydiving (I’m an adrenaline junkie)

If you had a horse in the Kentucky Derby, what would you name it? Forrest Gump

Who is the best soccer player in the world outside of Messi? Xavi

What is your prized possession? My chinchilla (Churbee)

Why did you choose your jersey number? Because I was number 14 my whole life but when I came to UK that number was taken so I chose the next number up that contained a 4.

Who is the most famous person in your cell phone? Jon Lipsitz

What song gets you pumped up for a game? Fighter

Who is the funniest player on the team? Stuart Pope

What is your favorite city to visit? Memphis

Who is your favorite American Idol winner? Carrie Underwood

What is your biggest fear? Failure

What is one food you will absolutely not eat? Hamburger

What is your dream job? Advertising Representative for Nike

Who have you not seen in concert that you want to see in person? Zac Brown Band

What’s one of your most interesting life stories that sets you apart from everyone else?I traveled to Chichen- Itza where I climbed a pyramid four times when I was 6-years old.

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