Men's Soccer

Nick Kay
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Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Stevens Point, Wis.

High School:
SPASH

Weight:
170

Position:
F

Nick Kay

2009: Kay played in 12 matches and made two starts. Kay started at forward in the regular season opener against the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee on Sept. 1 and again on Oct. 21 at Wisconsin. He took a total of five shots, including three shots on goal. He played a season high 45 minutes at Connecticut on Nov. 2.

2008: One of nine Golden Eagles to appear in all 17 games, Kay started all but one match. His .786 shot on goal percentage ranked first on the team amongst players with two or more shots during the fall. Kay netted the game winner at Cincinnati (Sept. 28) and tallied the equalizer against Seton Hall days later (Oct. 11) on a header to the far post. Against Louisville (Sept. 26), he set up the lone Marquette goal of the match, feeding the ball to Colaizzi for the finish. Kay finished the season third on the team in points, goals, shot percentage, and shot on goal percentage.

2007:
Kay had a breakthrough season, garnering the team's Most Improved Player Award and the Golden Boot Award for most goals scored. Following setbacks that kept Kay out of most of his freshman (2005) and redshirt-sophomore (2006) seasons, Kay tallied four goals on 18 shots, including eight shots on goal as a sophomore in 2007. He found the back of the net twice and was credited with the game-winner in Marquette's first-ever victory in the BIG EAST, a 2-1 decision over Cincinnati (Sept. 30). Kay's header in double-overtime defeated the Bearcats in the 104th minute of action. He was subsequently named to the league's Honor Roll for the week for his performance. Kay's other two goals were also came at opportune times, as he tallied the equalizers in a 1-1 tie at in-state rival Wisconsin (Oct. 17) and a 2-1 overtime loss at No. 2-ranked Connecticut. Kay played in a total of 14 matches and made 10 starts as a forward.

2006: Like his freshman season, Kay saw limited action as a sophomore. Unlike his freshman season, his lack of time was due to injury, illness and other setbacks that kept him from re-taking the field. While playing just four times, he scored one point recording an assist against Loyola (Ill.) (Aug. 25). He earned starts against Loyola (Ill.) and Denver (Aug. 27) and played in the next two matches, but illness slowed him down and he was unable to regain the strength to return to the lineup. He earned a medical hardship as a result, preserving his sophomore season. He did flourish for his second straight spring, showing his potential for the upcoming season.

2005: Kay saw action in half of Marquette's matches as a freshman, playing in eight of 17. He scored one goal on four shots during the year. His tally came in MU's 3-1 loss at Seton Hall (Oct. 26). In the spring, Kay blossomed, turning into a goal scoring option for Marquette.

Prior to Marquette: Kay was team captain at SPASH as a senior, earning second-team all-state honors after an 11 goal, 11 assist season. He was a two-time all-conference selection, earning player-of-the-year honors as a senior. Kay's team was conference champion his sophomore season. He tallied six goals and two assists as a junior and had five goals and three assists as a sophomore.

Personal: Nicolas T. Kay is the son of Ted and Ida Kay. He was born on February 7, 1987, in Lexington, Ky. He has a younger brother, Tom, and he is a biology major.

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