Six Underclassmen Start in the Exhibition Opener
Tigers recognized for GPA of 3.0 or higher during 2013-14 season.
A Father-Son Tradition
Keely, Kauker score second half goals in comeback victory.
On this edition of Tiger Tales, we introduce you to the men's soccer's first second generation player K.K. Kauker. K.K.'s father, Mike, played soccer for the Tigers in the program's early days. Now almost 30 years after his dad first stepped on the pitch for then Memphis State University, K.K. is keeping the blood line Tiger Blue as a freshman with the men's soccer team.
Memphis Men's Soccer vs SIUE on September 3, 2014, at Mike Rose Soccer Complex. Photos by Joe Murphy
Played in 11 matches and made two starts ... Earned his first career start against Central Arkansas Oct. 16 ... Played a season-high 90 minutes at left back vs. Central Arkansas ... Also started at forward against SMU Oct. 23 ... Notched his first collegiate goal in the Tigers' 2-1 victory over No. 21 Charlotte Sept. 15 ... Made his collegiate debut against Cal State Northridge Sept. 1 ... Logged 21 minutes vs. Cal State Northridge.
Prior to Memphis:
Four-year letterwinner for Memphis Hall of Famer Rogerio Lima at Christian Brothers High School ... Played at center-mid and center-back for the Purple Wave ... Member of the 2010 TSSAA Division II Class-AA state championship team ... Also spent time playing club soccer with Memphis FC and MidSouth FC.
Son of Diane and Michael Kauker ... Father played on one of the first men's soccer teams at Memphis in 1983 and was a member of Tigers squads from 1982-86 ... Majoring in finance.