Women's Soccer
Natalie Horner - Women's Soccer - University of Kentucky Athletics 4


  • height 5-9
  • class Senior
  • Previous School Michigan
  • High school Upper Arlington

2012 (RS-Senior): Tropical Smoothie All-Tournament Team … Helped defense post clean sheet in five of the first eight games of the season … Scored three goals in three straight games, all off of corner kicks, including two game-winning goals … Scored the winning goal in upset of No. 12 Louisville … Took two shots and played all 105 minutes in 2-1 win over LSU in double OT … Played career-high tying 110 minutes in 2-2 draw with No. 6 Texas A&M … Had assist on UK’s second goal vs. Vanderbilt … Started every game, playing in every minute but one game … Had assist in SEC Tournament vs. Missouri … Part of backline that held UT-Martin to just three shots in the first round of the NCAA Tournament … Also registered a shot on goal.

2011 (RS-Junior):Scored game-winner vs. 14th-ranked Tennessee in 106th minute, marking her third-career game-winner … Recorded a season-high three shots at Dayton and vs. Arkansas … Scored a goal vs. Southeast Missouri … Started every game she played … Assisted on the game-tying goal vs. Arkansas, netting her first assist of the season … Assisted on game-winning goal vs. Vanderbilt off a corner kick.

2010 (RS-Sophomore): Academic All-SEC … Started all matches, playing the full compliment of minutes five times including 110 minutes against Georgia, tying a career high, and 104 minutes against LSU … Scored game-winning-goal against Indiana … Assisted on game-tying goal in win over No. 15 Virginia Tech … Tallied game-winning-goal against Evansville … Assisted on goal against South Carolina … Had a career-high six point night vs. Vanderbilt tallying two goals and a career-best two assists

2009: Redshirted after transferring from Michigan

2008 (Freshman): Big Ten All-Freshman … U-M Athletic Academic Achievement Award … Played in all 19 games, making 19 starts … Tallied four points with two goals … Recorded a career-high three shots vs. Ohio State (Oct. 12) … Scored first career marker, a game-winner, as part of a two goal game vs. Oakland (Sept. 11) … Started in collegiate debut at No. 5 Notre Dame (Aug. 22).

Pre-College: Three-year member of Ohio Premier club team (2005-08) … Region II ODP (2005-07) … Four-year varsity letterwinner in soccer … Set school career record for steals (145) … All-State third team (2007) … Central Ohio all-star team invitee (2007) … Team captain (2007) … Two-time all-conference first team (2006-07) … Two-time all-district first team (2006-07) … NSCAA/adidas all-region team (2006) … All-state second team (2006) … The Columbus Dispatch Super 12 team (2006) … Two-time district champion (2005-06) … All-Conference second team (2005) … Two-time conference champion (2004-05).

  • Full Name: Natalie Marie Horner
  • Place of Birth: Columbus, Ohio
  • Parents: Jeffrey and Lisa
  • Siblings: Cameron, Austin, Madelyn, Olivia Horner
  • Club Team/Coach: Ohio Premier/Chris King
  • High School Mascot: Golden Bear

Horner’s Q & A

What is your nickname, and why? Nat, just always has been

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

Who is the most famous person you have ever met? Hope Solo

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? An old book

What would people be surprised to know about you? I won $1000 on a lottery ticket 

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

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

What is your prized possession? Cross necklace I was given as a baby

Why did you choose your jersey number? It was my club number

Who is the most famous person in your cell phone? Abby Johnston (2012 Olympic silver medalist – verified on twitter)

What song gets you pumped up for a game? Eminem

Who is the funniest player on the team? Gilli

What is your favorite city to visit? Honolulu

Who is your favorite American Idol winner? Carrie Underwood

What is your biggest fear? Drowning

What is one food you will absolutely not eat? Colliflower

What is your dream job? Professional Golfer

Who have you not seen in concert that you want to see in person? Adam Levine

What’s one of your most interesting life stories that sets you apart from everyone else? My grandfather won a National championship for football

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