John Manga
John  Manga


Lexington, Ky.

High School:
Henry Clay

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 195



Men's Soccer Update (Jan. 30)

Men's soccer head coach Hylton Dayes and all-conference selections John Manga and Vebjorn Krovel provide an update on 2015 training.


Eastern Illinois Match Preview

Head coach Hylton Dayes and players John Manga and Alejandro Garcia preview UC's Sunday match with Eastern Illinois


Know Your Bearcats: John Manga - Soccer

15 Manga MLS Draft Graphic
15 Manga All-Conference Graphic
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Hostility to Hope - UC soccer player John Manga was once a refugee (UC Magazine)

2015: Named Second Team All-American Athletic Conference ... Battled injuries while playing in 12 matches on the year ... Scored two goals while assisting on two more ... Had a pair of assists in 3-2 upset of then-No. 17 and unbeaten Temple, his first start of the year ... Scored in 3-0 win at Oakland ... Found the back of the net in 3-3 draw with Memphis ... Finished career with 16 goals and five assists.

2014: Named First Team All-American Athletic Conference and second team All-Ohio ... 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.