Lafayette graduate honored by Illinois Wesleyan for soccer achievements
By: Warren Mayes
Lafayette graduate Danny Kenny shared the honor as “Most Valuable Defensive Players” for the 2012 Illinois Wesleyan men’s soccer team.
Kenny, a senior, shared the honor with junior Declan Geraghty.
Kenny, a Wildwood native, finished with 10 points with a school season record eight assists. He finished his career second in IWU history with 14 assists and was a first team Capital One Academic All-American selection.
Kenny earned four letters in his career with the Titans.
As a senior, Kenny was elected to first team of Capital One Academic All-American team in addition to being elected to first team of Capital One All-District 7 Academic team.
Kenny served as co-captain for the second straight year for the Titans. He started all 17 games for the Titans in his senior year. In his final campaign, Kenny scored one goal and added single season school record eight assists. He was fourth on the team with 10 total points. Kenny ranks second all time with 14 total assists in his career. Kenny ranks third all time averaging .21 assists per game and he ranks 10th all time with 65 shots attempted. He tied for fifth all time with 67 games played in a Titan uniform.
As a junior, Kenny started all 17 games for the Titans. He had five assists and tied for fifth on team with five points. He was chosen to the NSCAA all-Region Scholar team.
At Lafayette, Kenny earned three letters in soccer and one in track, where he ran the 400 and 800. He was a first-team all-conference and honorable mention all-area in 2008 and honorable mention all-conference in 2009. He served as the Lancers captain as a senior. Kenny was a gold scholar-athlete honor all four years with a grade point average of 4.0 or above.
He is majoring in environmental studies and Hispanic studies at Illinois Wesleyan. He is the son of Chris and Mary Kenny. Chris Kenny played soccer at Saint Louis University.