Kurt Ness

Kurt Ness

Player Profile

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Redmond, WA

High School:
Redmond HS

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 170

Position:
Back

Experience:
3v

OREGON STATE: (2003) Kurt is one of 14 returning letterwinners... has started 52 of the 53 games in which he has played... team co-captain... a very physical defender... over the summer, played on the U.S. Olympic Festival team, along with OSU teammate Evan McNeley... coach Taylor's comments: "Kurt is one of the most dynamic defenders we have. He's fast, quick, tough, and a leader. He's a new captain this year. We really feel like this could be his year to step up and take it to another level." (2002) Earned honorable mention All-Pac-10 and honorable mention Pac-10 All-Academic recognition... played in 19 games, starting all 19... tallied one assist for one point... assist came against UC-Riverside... key element of a defense that had six shutouts... three shots... while playing for his club team over the summer, scored the winning goal in an exhibition game against the MLS' Dallas Burn. (2001) Earned honorable mention All-Pac-10... honorable mention Academic All-Pac-10... started all 15 games in which he played... one point on one assists... seven shots... strong, attacking defender. (2000) Played in all 19 games as a back, starting 18.

ODP: Washington State Team.

FC UNITED (CLUB): National champions in 1999 when his squad went undefeated... 1999 WSYSA state champions... Region IV champions... in 1998, team won San Diego Surf Cup and Tampa Bay Sun Bowl championships... teammates with current OSU defender Christian vanBlommestein.

REDMOND: All-King County and All-East Side after 1999 season... leading scorer 1997-99.

PERSONAL: Son of Rhonda and Arne Ness... family includes brother Shane (24)... born in Seattle, Wash... majoring in Psychology, wants to be a high school counselor and soccer coach... Shane played soccer for Pacific Lutheran... enjoys music, hanging out with friends, any sports, snowboarding, sleeping... six former prep teammates have played collegiately.

Year	G/GS 	Gl 	A 	Pts	Sh 	SOG
2000	19/18	0	0	0	3	2
2001	15/15	0	1	1	7	2
2002	19/19	0	1	1	3	2
Totals	53/52	0	2	2	13	6

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