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.
Played in 11 matches and made two starts for the Tigers ... Made his first career start and played a season-high 90 minutes at left back against UCA on Oct. 16 ... Also started at forward against SMU on Oct. 23 ... Notched the first goal of his career in a 2-1 victory over #21 Charlotte on Sept. 15 ... Made his collegiate debut and played 21 minutes against Cal State Northridge on Sept. 1.
Prior to Memphis:
Was a four-year letterwinner for Christian Brothers High School for former Tiger Rogerio Lima ... Playing at center-mid and center-back for the Purple Wave, was a part of the 2010 TSSAA Division II Class-AA state championship team ... Has also spent time playing with Memphis FC and MidSouth FC.
Son of Diane and former University of Memphis men's soccer player Michael Kauker (1982-86).