12  Dennis Kennetz, Jr.
Dennis Kennetz, Jr.

Class:
Graduated

Hometown:
Memphis, Tenn.

High School:
St. Benedict at Auburndale

Last College:
Gardner-Webb

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 180

Position:
Midfielder/Defender

Experience:
2L

Awards:
Tiger 3.0 Club (Fall 2012)


D. Kennetz

2013 (Redshirt Senior):

Played in five matches for the Tigers ... Made his season debut against Cal State Northridge on Sept.1, playing 15 minutes ... Posted a season-high 19 minutes against SMU on Oct. 23.

2012 (Redshirt Junior):

Played in 16 matches for the Tigers starting 15 ... Received the team's 2012 Tommy Smith Spirit Award given annually to the Tiger who best demonstrates the attributes displayed by the late Memphis player Tommy Smith, of high academic standards, dedication, love of the game and sportsmanship ... Became a fixture in Memphis' starting line-up against #23 Furman proving valuable minutes at the midfield position ... Recorded one goal and two points during the 2012 campaign ... In the Tigers' 5-0 win over Drake (9/22), netted a goal in the 81st minute off of a corner kick by Liam Collins.

2011 (Junior):

Redshirted

2010 (Sophomore):

Gardner-Webb transfer provided depth in the midfield ... Missed season's first two matches, but found his footing against North Florida with a 20-minute appearance ... Made first start against No. 5 nationally-ranked Tulsa, playing 25 minutes ... Saw a career-high 62 minutes of action off the bench against Kentucky ... Started and took his first career shot against Missouri State ... Picked up an assist off Andreas Guentner's 73rd-minute goal against Alabama A&M.

Prior to Memphis:

Played first year of college at Gardner-Webb ... Appeared in nine games as a freshman for the Runnin' Bulldogs in 2009 ... Attempted three shots ... Four-year starter at St. Benedict at Auburndale High School in Cordova, Tenn. ... Posted nine goals and 10 assists as a freshman and was voted the team's best midfielder ... Tallied 10 goals and 10 assists as a sophomore and was voted the squad's best attacker ... Recorded 12 goals and 10 assists as a junior, earning all-metro, all-region, all-state and team MVP honors ... Tallied 12 goals and 12 assists in his senior campaign, again earning all-metro, all-region, all-state and team MVP honors ... Played four years with the MidSouth Futbol Club team, recording at least 17 assists and double figures in goals in two of those four years ... Member of the Tennessee ODP team from 2003-07, including a trip to Nationals in 2005.

Personal:

Son of Dennis and Peggy Kennetz ... Has one sister, Lindsey.

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