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Megan Kerns

F

Height
5' 9"
CLASS
SR
Hometown
Ames, Iowa (Ames H.S.)
School
2008 All-SEC First Team

2008 SoccerBuzz.com All-America

2008 All-SEC First Team

2005 All-SEC Second Team

 

2008: SoccerBuzz.com All-America third-team selection…All-Southeastern Conference first team…Named to SEC All-Tournament team...National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA)/adidas All-Southeast Region third team…Selected by the St. Louis Athletica in the Women's Professional Soccer (WPS) draft in January of 2009…Led Florida with 35 points, 13 goals and five game-winning goals and shared first in assists (9)…All of those numbers also rank as career season-high totals…Finished in eighth on Florida career points chart with 62…In final SEC standings (all matches), No. 1 in game-winning goals, No. T1 in goals, No. 2 in points, No. T3 in assists and No. 3 in shots on goal… In final SEC standings (league matches only), No. T1 in game-winning goals, No. T2 in assists, No. 3 in points and No. T3 in goals…Became 10th Gator to turn in a hat-trick with her three goals in 6-1 win at Alabama…Performance at Alabama earned her SEC Player of the Week and a spot on the TopDrawerSoccer.com and SoccerBuzz.com National Teams of the Week on Oct. 20…Turned in three multi-goal matches in 2008 and four as a Gator….Tied match with 28-yard free kick goal versus California in NCAA First Round action…Provided both goals in Florida's 2-1 OT win versus Georgia, including overtime winner…Hit 25-yard free kick in opening half versus Arkansas…Tied match and provided assist on game-winning goal in 2-1 win versus Alabama in SEC Tournament opening round...Scored UF’s first goal and provided an assist in 3-0 win versus Mississippi State…Named to SoccerBuzz.com Elite Team of the Week on Sept. 30…Also scored twice versus Nebraska…Successfully converted penalty kick at Florida Atlantic for Florida's first PK since 2006 season…Started every match…One of Florida's six captains of 2008 season...NSCAA/adidas Scholar All-America third team…NSCAA/adidas Scholar All-South Region first-team selection….ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District second-team selection…Member of 2008 SEC Academic Honor Roll.

 

2007:  Hit game-winning goal at Mississippi for first goal of season…Appeared in every match, starting 18, including 13 of the last 14…Turned in top minutes total (101) versus UCF in NCAA Second Round…Assisted on Florida's first goal in 4-1 win over then-No. 13 Georgia in SEC Tournament final…Member of 2007 SEC Academic Honor Roll…2007 Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar second-team selection.

 

2006: Appeared in 23 matches, starting nine…Fourth among the 2006 Gators with four goals and 10 points…Hit game-tying goal in 86th minute versus Georgia in regular-season meeting…Also scored a goal versus Georgia in the opening round of the SEC Tournament…Turned in two goals versus Louisiana-Lafayette for the first multi-goal match of collegiate career…Made first start of season versus Louisiana-Lafayette…Also played 72 minutes versus No. 5 North Carolina…Turned in first assist of season versus Jacksonville…Also assisted on UF’s second goal versus South Carolina in SEC Tournament semifinal…Member of 2006 SEC Academic Honor Roll…ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District second-team selection.

 

2005: NSCAA All-Southeast Region third-team selection at forward…Named to the 2005 All-SEC Second and SEC All-Freshman teams… Soccer Buzz.com Southeast Region All-Freshman Team…SoccerFLA.com Freshman of the Year…Fourth among the Gators in points (11) and tied for fourth in goals (4)…Named SEC Freshman of the Week on Oct. 24 after turning in a goal in Florida's wins versus LSU (2-1) and at Arkansas (1-0)…Started first match of the season, playing 68 minutes versus Drake…Also started UF’s last nine matches…Turned in season-high 85 minutes with six shots and a goal versus LSU…Scored another goal in next match, hitting a 20-yard free kick at Arkansas…First Gator freshman to hit a goal and turn in an assist in first collegiate match…Scored Florida’s final goal versus Vanderbilt…A torn left meniscus forced her out of action for three weeks in September recovering from surgery…Named to Westfield Cup All-Tournament team (preseason)…Turned in an assist and two shots in her second match back from surgery versus Auburn…Tore left anterior cruciate ligament at the end of spring training and underwent surgery in early May of 2006… Member of SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll.

 

High School: Team captain in her only season of high school soccer (2005)…First-team all-state…Most Valuable Player of Iowa All-Star High School team…Team points champion… Unanimous all-conference first team selection…Coached by Kenny Graham for 2005 regional finalist Ames High School.

 

Club: Seven year participant in Olympic Development Program (ODP), playing for the Region II ODP team for five years…Attended the 2000, '01 and '02 ODP National Camp…Went on European Tour with the Region II ODP in 2004 and with Iowa ODP in 2001…Member of championship team at 2001 Vildbjerg (Denmark) Cup with Iowa ODP and also part of 2001 Norway Cup quarterfinal team in Oslo, Norway…Forward for the Ankeny Soccer Club for six years and also appeared at midfield…Won seven Iowa State Cup Championships with Ankeny Soccer Club…Ankeny Soccer reached 2005 Region II semifinal round…Coached by Ozzie White at the Ankeny Soccer Club.

 

Major: Exercise Physiology 

 

Kern’s Collegiate Statistics                               

Year

GP/GS

Min.

Shots

G (GW)

A

Pts.

2005

14/10

834

36

4 (2)

3

11

2006

23/9

951

25

4 (1)

2

10

2007

25/18

1287

34

1 (1)

4

6

2008

24/24

1962

49

13 (5)

9

35

Totals

86/61

5034

144

22 (9)

18

62

 

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