21 Kenny Cook
On Cook: Outstanding leader with his ability to demand in the back ... very vocal ... organizes the backs very well ... very good in the air ... one of the best players in the air as far as not letting the ball drop and controlling anything that comes into the box ... became a regular starter as a sophomore and tied for the team lead in goals in 2005.
Senior (2007): Game-by-Game Statistics
Junior (2006): Game-By-Game Stats
Named to the NSCAA/adidas All Mid-Atlantic Second Team ... an Atlantic 10 All-Conference First Team selection - the first from UMass since Ptah Myers in 2003 ... anchored the Minuteman defense starting all 19 games at center fullback ... was the first UMass player to be named to the Atlantic 10 First Team since Ptah Myers in 2003 ... also named to the A-10 Preseason All-Conference Team ... named to the Navy Anders Classic and UMass/Holy Cross Invitational All-Invitational teams ... led the Minutemen to 10 shutouts a school record ... helped the team post a 0.96 goals against average ... aided in the team's shutout streak of 566 minutes, 55 seconds ... logged the most minutes on the team, averaging 91 minutes.
Sophomore (2005): Game-By-Game Stats
Honored as a member of the A-10 All-Tournament Team and the All-Conference Second-Team ... named the team MVP ... ranked second on the team in points with 11 on five goals and one assist ... started in all 20 games and ranked third on the team in minutes played (1,486) ... scored his first career goal - the game winner - in 2-0 win over Navy (9/18) ... scored goals in consecutive games against Boston University (9/28) and Siena (10/1) ... tallied his second goal of the season against Boston University for UMass' only score of the game ... headed home the game-winner in the second half at Siena (10/1) ... posted his fourth career goal in the tie with George Washington (10/21) when he headed home a Matty LeMire corner kick ... headed home his fifth goal of the season in the win over Richmond.
Freshman (2004): Game-By-Game Stats
Played in 12 games as a reserve ... picked up more time on the field as the season progressed ... added size to the defensive back row ... picked up his first collegiate assist in 2-1 win at Fordham (10/22) when he found Oral Bullen with just under 10 minutes to play for the game-winner.
Before UMass: Three-time letterwinner for Gianni Bussani's Red Raiders and two-time letterwinner as a member of the basketball team ... was an All-League (Section V, Division I) selection in 2003 ... also named to the All-Monroe County team that season ... member of the Senior Select All-Star team ... led Fairport to the Section V Division I League Championship in 2002 and to the Empire State championships in 2003 ... scored five goals and added four assists leading the squad to a 35-12-9 record in his three seasons ... twice named the team's Defensive MVP of the Year (2002, 2003) ... honored with the basketball team's Mike Breeze Memorial Award for Ideal Team Player.
Personal: Kenneth William Cook ... born May 22, 1986 in Rochester, N.Y. ... son of William and Nancy Cook ... has one sister, Pamela ... a marketing major ... talented saxophone player as a member of his high school's concert band.
COOK'S CAREER STATISTICS
Year GP-GS G A Pts Sh
2004 12-0 0 1 1 4
2005 20-20 5 1 11 15
2006 19-19 0 0 0 7
2007 26-26 1 3 5 18
Total 77-65 6 5 17 44
Points: 2 (six times); Last, at Hartford (10/6/07)
Goals: 1 (six times); Last, at Hartford (10/6/07)
Assists: 1 (five times); Last, at Boston College (11/28/07)