Kenna plays for our Rapids 09G Castle Rock Burgundy team as captain and a leader from the midfield! Her passion for soccer and drive to improve can be seen at practice, games, soccer camps, and any additional training sessions available. If there is an opportunity to grow, Kenna is the first in line to participate! Her desire to improve also applies to her schoolwork, where she is an honor roll student with a hard work ethic. “Kenna puts 100% into everything that she does” and is a deserving winner of our April UCHealth Player of the Month award!
This month, Kenna will be presented with a plaque and gift card to acknowledge her achievement. We spoke with Kenna to learn a bit more about her and see what drives her game. Check out the full interview below!
What influence has soccer had in your life?
I have made some lifelong friends and I always look forward to soccer. It really keeps me disciplined.
Why do you believe that you were nominated for this award?
I feel like I have been determined and always do my best in school and soccer. I also feel like I am a nice and respectful person to everyone in my life.
What do you enjoy most about playing for Colorado Rapids Youth Soccer Club?
I enjoy how nice my coaches and teammates are, but I also feel like I learn so much at every practice and game. I also love being a team captain.
What soccer accomplishment are you most proud of?
Probably the accomplishment I am most proud of is when I made a goal from a corner kick at one of my tournaments.
What academic achievement are you most proud of?
I am on honor roll and just got invited to be in honor society. I also take several advanced classes in school.
How do you think your teammates would describe you?
I would hope that my teammates would describe me as a nice person, a good sport, a good player and a good team captain.
What is something that shows your exemplary character, commitment to sportsmanship, community involvement, etc..?
One time when I was going to Target I saw a mom with two children asking for help. I really wanted to help them so I went in to get the kids some toys and food at Target with my money. We also gave them some money. It was important to me that the kids got something.
What’s your favorite soccer player and team?
I love Alex Morgan and honestly my favorite team would be the Colorado Rapids.
What do you hope to pursue in the near future?
I would love to be a professional soccer player in my future! I have wanted to be one ever since I started to play soccer.
Who inspires you and why? This can be someone famous or someone you know personally!
My family has inspired me from day one. They have encouraged me to do my best and to do what I believe in. Alex Morgan also inspires me. She is one of the best players I’ve ever seen. I once did a project on her and she is really interesting.
What else do you enjoy outside of playing for CRYSC?
Outside of playing soccer I like to hang out with friends and family, play volleyball, run cross country, bake and cook, do art, play video games and watch movies.
As our partnership strengthens with UCHealth, we want to work together to highlight the amazing players within the Colorado Rapids Youth Soccer Club with a monthly ‘Player of the Month’. Check out the criteria and nominate any players that deserve to be highlighted by UCHealth and CRYSC on the UCHealth Player of the Month page.