Kennedy Nakwa

Kennedy Nakwa


Louisville, Ky.

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Height / Weight:
5-11 / 158



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As a Junior (2008): Saw action in seven contests, dishing-out one assist and posting five shots on the season.

As a Sophomore (2007): One of the fastest players on the squad, Nakwa was injured for a portion of the season and saw time in only 12 matches ... Earned a start at Cincinnati on September 13 ... Tallied his first collegiate assist on October 6 in Xavier's 2-1 win over Western Kentucky. His assist came on Ricky Sutherland's game-winner in the 40th minute ... Recorded another assist during Xavier's next match at Rhode Island.

As a Freshman (2006): Was forced to sit out the first eight games of the season due to injury but came back see significant time in XU's final 11 contests ... Earned a starting assignment in XU's 2-1 win over intrastate foe Dayton on September 30 ... Scored his first collegiate goal in only his third career match. Nakwa took a feed from teammate Chris Miliano and hit a header that found the back of the net at 96:08 to lift XU to a 2-1 overtime win over league rival Rhode Island on October 6 ... His second goal turned out to be even bigger as Nakwa netted the game-tying goal with less than five minutes remaining in the match to knot the score up at 1-1 vs. Charlotte on October 27. That match took place on the final weekend of the regular season as XU earned a critical point in its quest for a postseason berth ... Ended the season in a tie for fifth place with two goals and in seventh place on the team with four points.

High School: 2004 and 2005 Team MVP ... All-State First Team 2004 and 2005 ... Named to Regional All-Tournament Team in 2004 and 2005 ... 2003 Rookie of the Year ... Scored 76 career goals over three seasons.

Club Experience: Played three years with Javanon (Thomas C. Murray Memorial Cup Champions).

Personal: Born January 1, 1989 in Sudan, West Africa.

Year GP-GS Shots Goals GWG Assists Points
2006 12-1 5 0 0 2 2
2007 11-1 11 2 1 0 4
2008 7-0 5 0 0 1 1
TOTAL 30-2 21 2 1 3 7