#4 - Ken Perkins
|2008-09 Men's Soccer|
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
|HIGH SCHOOL (PREV. SCHOOL)
2009: Appeared in all 19 contests for the Crusaders during junior year, earning 16 starting assignments ... has played in all 56 games in his first three years at Valpo ... tied for team-high honors and finished tied for ninth in the league with four assists ... assisted on match-winner in the fourth minute of season opener Sept. 1 at Eastern Illinois ... also picked up assists Sept. 20 against Saint Francis (Pa.), Oct. 20 at IPFW and Nov. 10 in Horizon League quarterfinal action versus Milwaukee ... part of a Crusader defense that surrendered just 21 goals in 19 games, second-fewest tallies allowed in a single season in program history ... an Academic All-Horizon League honoree ... earned Horizon League Academic Honor Roll mention for both fall and spring semesters ... has also received Valpo Presidential academic honors.
2008: Saw action in all 19 matches with Valpo as a sophomore, extending consecutive matches played streak to 37 straight … introduced as part of the starting 11 on 18 of those occasions … helped anchor Crusader defense as it allowed the fourth-fewest goals in a single season in school history … picked up assist on Crusader goal in Horizon League Championship action at Loyola Nov. 6 … fired seven shots on the season, six of which were on goal, including two at #24 Michigan State Oct. 26 … earned Horizon League Academic Honor Roll mention for both fall and spring semesters.
2007: Appeared in all 18 matches for the Crusaders in his first season at Valpo, starting 11 times ... posted first career assist in a 1-1 tie versus #19/17 Michigan State on Oct. 21 ... also registered a helper in Valpo’s 1-0 win over Cleveland State on Nov. 2 ... attempted first career shot Sept. 14 at DePaul ... took shots on goal versus Green Bay and at Detroit ... competed with Des Moines Menale Super 20’s in the summer of 2008 ... helped lead team to bid to the Super 20 national tournament.
Prep: A one-year letterwinner for the Cougars ... was a varsity starter as a freshman ... registered four goals and five assists ... helped lead Kennedy to first ever state semifinal appearance ... captained the Cedar River S.A. 88/89 club team ... helped lead Cedar River to Region II semifinals ... a two-time squad MVP ... Cedar River ranked as high as #12 nationally during his time on the team ... class salutatorian ... a member of National Honor Society.
Personal: Ken is the son of Terry and Jan Perkins ... major is finance ... has earned Dean’s List honors during his time at Valpo ... born Oct. 23, 1988.
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