Could 2013 be Cal's most rewarding year?

The University of Kentucky women's soccer team defeated Vanderbilt 6-1 Friday at the UK Soccer Complex in Lexington, Ky., to advance to next week's SEC Tournament in Orange Beach, Ala. Photo by Chet White

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - UK coach John Calipari believes 2013 could be his most rewarding so far at Kentucky. The Cats leave 2012 with an 8-4 record but Calipari said Monday it's not all about wins and losses.

Calipari won his first NCAA title in 2012, the eigth in the history of the Kentucky program. "A heck of a year for this program, our staff and for me and my family, I can tell you that." Now Cal is hoping for his most rewarding year and rewarding is all relevent. "You don't judge it just by wins and losses. You don't judge it just by championships, you judge it by what was accomplished by a team and by how far they've come."

Calipari called his team two years ago a rewarding year. "For me to walk away from that, I can say I gave every ounce of everything I had and these kids responded and they benefitted. Not just me benefitting, they benefitted. Where we are right now and where we could be, individual players and as a team, this could end up being my most rewarding year."

Kentucky returns to action Wednesday night in Rupp Arena against Eastern Michigan. Tipoff is at 6:00 p.m. on ESPNU.

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