UK men’s soccer’s Enrique Facusse amasses multiple conference awards


Freshman goalkeeper Enrique Facusse watches from the box during the game against Xavier on Wednesday, September 20, 2017, in Lexington, Ky. Photo by Kaitlyn Gumm| Staff

Kernel Sports Staff

UK men’s soccer freshman goalkeeper Enrique Facusse has added several awards to his resume as the Cats’ season draws to a close, earning recognition for his defensive prowess all season.

As the C-USA conference tournament closes, Facusse adds a Golden Glove Award, as well as being named the C-USA Freshman of the Year, a place on the C-USA All-Freshman Team and a spot on the All-C-USA First Team.

Facusse recorded four shutouts in C-USA play, tied for first along with Old Dominion’s Mertcan Akar. He led the conference in goals-against average for league play (0.71), as well as recording seven total shutouts on the season. He led the Cats as they held their reputation as a defensive stalwart, finishing with a 4-2-2 record in conference play.

The team was quickly eliminated from the C-USA Tournament, but its NCAA Tournament hopes are still alive.