Ben Kern
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    Ben Kern

    Class:
    Sophomore

    Hometown:
    Charlotte, NC

    High School:
    Weddington

    Height / Weight:
    5-10 / 160

    Position:
    Defender

    Major:
    Management

    08/24/2012

    Falcons Open 2012 Campaign at Army

    AFA coming off first winning season since 2003

    2012 (Freshman)
    Appeared in three games as a reserve defender ... did not attempt a shot.

    Before Air Force
    ODP: Played for the North Carolina Olympic Development Program for three years ... coached by Dustin Fonder ... played on Region III team for two years ... traveled to Guadalajara, Mexico with region team ... coach was Trevor Adair.

    US Soccer Academy: Played for the Charlotte Soccer Academy for three years ... team captain ... team had highest winning percentage in the country entering playoffs in 2010-11.

    Club: Played for South Charlotte Soccer Association for five years ... team captain ... three-time state champions ... two-time region III champions ... two national championship appearances.

    High School: Four-year letterwinner in soccer ... first-team all-state as a senior ... two-time first-team all-conference and all-region selection ... member of Beta Club ... high school soccer coach was Powell Williams.

    Personal
    Parents are Matt and Jenny Kern ... has two brothers, Will and Tucker, and one sister, Claire ... his sister is a gymnast at the University of Denver ... would like to attend pilot training following his time at the Academy ... completed the Expeditionary Skills and Evasion Training (ESET) this past summer ... also completed the jump and space programs ... recruited by Navy, High Point, William & Mary and Elon ... hobbies include golfing and fishing ... favorite food is buffalo wings ... favorite book is Searching for Proof and Faith ... plays Tim McGraw on his I-pod prior to games ... favorite movie is I am Legend ... reality TV show he would choose to be on is The Amazing Race ... person in history he would most like to meet is John F. Kennedy ... greatest moment in sports was winning the regional championship in overtime ... credits his grandfather with the biggest influence on his sports career ... favorite professional soccer team is Manchester United ... favorite player is Paul Scholes ... member of cadet squadron 18.

    Inside Men's Soccer