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John Manga
John Manga

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Lexington, Ky.

High School:
Henry Clay

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 195

Position:
F


Hostility to Hope - UC soccer player John Manga was once a refugee (UC Magazine)

2014: Named First Team All-American Athletic Conference ... Became the first UC player since 2007 to reach double-digit goals, finishing the season with 10 scores ... Added a pair of assists on the year ... Ranked 23rd nationally in goals per game (1.22) and 24th nationally in total goals (10) ... Led the conference in total goals (10) and total points (22) ... Finished second in the conference in goals per game (0.56) and points per game (1.22) ... Scored in the 52nd minute of 1-1 draw versus Wright State ... Netted a pair of goals at IPFW ... Scored game-winning goal in extra time of 1-0 victory over Eastern Illinois ... Scored both goals in a 2-0 win over Cleveland State ... Recorded both goals at Tulsa ... Scored against IUPUI and Memphis ... Assisted on two goals during the 5-1 win over Temple ... Named American Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Week on Sept. 22 after scoring three goals in two matches ... Also named to conference honor roll on Oct. 6 after scoring twice at Tulsa.

2013: Played in 18 of 19 matches, making nine starts ... Scored three goals on the year, second on the team ... Scored the lone goal in the 49th minutes of a 1-0 decision over Cleveland State ... Had UC's only goal in a 3-1 loss to SMU ... Scored the game-winning goal just 12 minutes into a 2-0 decision over No. 6 Louisville, taking a feed up the middle from Alan Rovira.

2012: Saw action in all 19 games ... started nine ... assist to Martinez that resulted in 1-0 win against Gardner-Webb (9/16) ... scored first career goal that led to 1-0 victory over Pittsburgh (9/22) ... named BIG EAST Conference Rookie of the Week (9/24).

High School: Three-time first-team all-state selection ... 2011 Kentucky High School Soccer Coaches Association Mr. Soccer ... 2011 National Soccer Coaches Association of America all-American ... state champion in 2010 at Henry Clay High School ... scored 40 goals with 13 assists as a senior.

Club: Played for Javanon SC ... member of Region II Olympic Development Program team.

Personal: Born on April 15, 1994 ... son of Jonathan Lumumba and Christine Yohali ... native of Bunia, Democratic Republic of Congo.

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