Norse Soccer Nabs UK Transfer from New Zealand
Northern Kentucky men's soccer added a two-year started from the University of Kentucky, head coach Stu Riddle announced this week.
Connor Probert will join the Norse in 2018.
He played at UK the past two seasons and represented his native New Zealand at the FIFA U-17 and U-20 World Cups.
“I’m absolutely delighted that Connor has chosen to join us here at NKU and have no doubt he will be a huge success in the Horizon League,” said Riddle. “I think when we start to become attractive to players of his quality and experience it speaks volumes of the progress the program has made in a calendar year. My staff and I are very serious about the direction that we want this program to go in, and people are starting to recognize that.”
While at UK, Probert started in 28 of the 36 matches that he played in during the past two seasons. In the 2017 season, he started 15 matches, scoring a goal and adding two assists on the year. During the 2016 season, he started 13 matches and helped the program to a berth in the NCAA Tournament. He recorded an assist in the team’s NCAA Second Round match against Creighton and finished 2016 with three goals and three assists.
At the international level, Probert represented New Zealand at the FIFA U-17 World Cup in Chile in 2015, playing in four matches. Most recently, he represented New Zealand at the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup in South Korea, appearing in two matches. He has made a total of 18 appearances for New Zealand at the U-17 and U-20 levels, scoring six goals while adding eight assists.