is a senior defensive center midfielder on the Men's Soccer team.
He transferred to Stockton for the 2002 season as a junior. He has
overcome two very serious ankle injuries and played the best games
of his soccer career during the NCAA tournament this year.
On October 3, 2000, Kenny had surgery on his right ankle/lower leg.
He fractured his fibula, before he his time at Stockton. He had
metal plates and screws placed in his lower leg and ankle by Dr.
in Toms River, NJ. He completed extensive rehabilitation at home
and was cleared to play soccer on February 5, 2001. During his 2002
season, his first at Stockton, he completed rehab throughout the
season 2-3 times per week. He suffered a right ankle and foot sprain
on September 21, 2002, but returned quickly with the help of his
rehab. He played with residual problems with his right ankle throughout
the entire season and saw Dr. Glenn Zuck. He was diagnosed with
recurrent lateral ankle sprains and infrequent lateral subluxation
of the peroneal tendons. He had a successful year earning First-Team
All NJAC accolades.
Kenny began what was to be his senior season with preseason camp
in mid August
of 2003. On August 20th he was running and cutting while his toe
became stuck in the ground and he rolled his left ankle. He fractured
his left lower leg and had surgery to reduce the fracture and place
metal plates and screws in his ankle to hold it together on August
25, 2003. Dr. Tauro completed this surgery as well. He missed the
entire 2003 season due to this injury.
He began rehab 3-4 days per week in September 2003. We began with
trying to increase his range of motion and reduce his swelling.
He progressed to strengthening using the Thera-tubing and proprioreception
work. He worked on functional and aerobic training toward the end
of the fall 2003 semester. He then completed an extensive plyomentric
program during the spring semester. He was cleared to play soccer
on March 15, 2004.
returned for preseason camp in August 2004 and began preventative
ankle rehab 2 times per week. He played throughout the season with
no complications from either of his ankle surgeries. He suffered
a minor hip flexor strain in October, but this did not require him
to miss any playing time. Kenny played in all 25 games this season
as a defensive center midfielder. He scored 1 goal, had 2 assists
with 7 shots on goal. The team advanced to the Elite 8 of the NCAA