Ben Kern
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Ben  Kern

Class:
Senior

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

- Copa De Causeway All-Tournament (Sept. 21, 2014)
- 2014 Team Most Inspirational 

2015 (Senior)
Team co-captain

2014 (Junior)
Appeared in 17 matches, making three starts ... fifth on the team with two goals and four points ... attempted 21 shots, eight on goal ... scored first-career goal against San Jose State ... netted game-winning goal in 4-2 win over CSU Bakersfield ... Copa De Causeway All-Tournament Team ... selected Most Inspirational at season-ending team banquet.

2013 (Sophomore)
Appeared in all 20 games, started 13 ... finished sixth on the team with 1355 minutes played ... attempted six shots with five on goal.

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 Operation Air Force at McConnell AFB, Kan., this past summer ... also worked Basic Cadet Training ... recruited by Navy, High Point, William & Mary and Elon ... hobbies include golfing and fishing ... favorite food is buffalo wings ... favorite book is Radical ... plays country music on his I-pod prior to games ... favorite movie is Remember the Titans ... reality TV show he would choose to be on is Who Wants to be a Millionaire ... person in history he would most like to meet is Jesus ... greatest moment in sports was winning the regional championship in overtime ... credits his parents with the biggest influence on his sports career ... favorite professional soccer team is Manchester United ... favorite player is Paul Scholes ... member of cadet squadron 21.

Kern's Career Stats

Year Games-Started Goals Assists Points Shots SOG GW
2012 (Fr.) 3-0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013 (So.) 20-13 0 0 0 6 5 0
2014 (Jr.) 17-3 2 0 4 21 8 1
Career 40-16 2 0 4 27 13 1
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