John Manga
John Manga


Lexington, Ky.

High School:
Henry Clay

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 195


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

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.