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NCAA Feb 08, 2024

Kentucky men’s soccer program welcomes four Wildcats to 2024 roster

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Kentucky men’s soccer has added four newcomers in Iker Carew, Lewis Johnson, Tweneboa Kodua and Nicolas Zielonka for the 2024 spring season, the program announced.

The latest additions feature two transfers — Carew a forward from College of Charleston and Zielonka a forward from the University of Massachusetts Amherst — and two freshmen in Johnson and Kodua.

#14 Iker Carew – Forward

Year: Junior
Hometown: Skien, Norway
Previous School: College of Charleston

Coach Cedergren on Carew: “Iker is a transfer we are really excited to be adding to our team this spring. His impressive performance at the College of Charleston throughout the past two seasons has shown a lot of potential for his future as a Wildcat.”

#23 Lewis Johnson – Forward

Year: Freshman
Hometown: Milton Keynes, England
Previous School: Webber Independent
Previous Club: MK Dons

Coach Cedergren on Johnson: “We are excited to have a young talented player like Lewis join our squad this spring. He is an attacking player who has an eye for the goal, but also takes pride in working off the ball on the defensive side.”

#8 Tweneboa Kodua – Midfielder

Year: Freshman
Hometown: Accra, Ghana
Previous School: Apex Senior High School

Coach Cedergren on Kodua: “Tweneboa has had a successful youth career and is someone who we are thrilled to have join us this spring. His ability to play through lines and drive with the ball will allow us to build and sustain attacks.

#29 Nicholas Zielonka – Forward

Year: Senior
Hometown: Wallington, N.J.
Previous School: UMass Amherst

Coach Cedergren on Zielonka: “Nick is a proven goal scorer at the highest level of collegiate soccer and is someone we are delighted to have at Kentucky. His six goals last season at UMass were instrumental for their program and we are excited for him to bring his talents to the pitch as a Wildcat.”

The 2024 spring newcomers will make their Kentucky men’s soccer debut in both home and away contests with the schedule to be announced.

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