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Kentucky Women's Soccer Making A Mark


We don't talk about sports like women's soccer on A Sea of Blue much.  There is just too much going on around the "revenue sports" for most of the year.  Women's soccer at UK certainly isn't that.

But in his second year at the helm of the Wildcats, Jon Lipsitz, the second-year coach of the Kentucky women's soccer team, is making noise.  Lipsitz retooled the style of the 'Cats after a rather dismal 2009, turned the team around and into a fast-breaking offensive-oriented team, and led the Wildcats to the SEC tournament in 2010.  Kentucky lost to the #2 seeded South Carolina Gamecocks, but suddenly, Kentucky has become on of the hottest names on the recruiting trail according to TopDrawerSoccer.com:

As of this moment, the Kentucky women's program could field a team using only its 2012 verbal commits.  

And we're not talking about a harmless team, either.

Just in case you haven't noticed, the Wildcats have successfully ransacked the recruiting season while acquiring players from Canada to Arizona.

Lipsitz has really started making noise on the recruiting scene, and if we know nothing else about a sport, we know that recruiting is the difference between a team that can win and a team that cannot.  If Lipsitz's success continues on the recruiting trail, the University of Kentucky could become a force to be reckoned with in the SEC.

Does this remind you of another coach at Kentucky?