Phillip named to United Soccer Coaches All-Region Team


The senior forward earns his first postseason honor from United Soccer Coaches

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The University of Evansville men’s soccer team placed one student-athlete on the United Soccer Coaches all-region team, as announced in a release from the organization on Wednesday morning.

Senior forward Kai Phillip (Diego Martin, Trinidad & Tobago) was the only Purple Ace to make the United Soccer Coaches All-West Region honors. Phillip was named to the All-West Region third team after leading UE’s offense during the 2023 season.

With 10 goals, 21 points, 36 shots, and 17 shots on goal, Phillip was the offensive leader for Evansville in 2023. Across 17 games started, Phillip had two braces and three game-winning goals, making a splash in his senior season. Phillip was also named to the Missouri Valley Conference First Team while being top of the Valley in goals and points, sitting third behind MVC Player of the Year Dylan Sing and All-Conference First Team selection Charlie Sharp.

Overall, the MVC placed 14 players on the 2023 All-West Region team. The Valley had six first-team selections, five second-team selections, and three third-team selections.