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Jun 25, 2018
Charlton Heights Elementary SchoolPashley Elementary SchoolStevens Elementary SchoolO'Rourke Middle SchoolBH-BL High School

Department of Physical Education, Athletics and Recreation: Hall of Fame

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Ken Hayner

Class of 1998, Soccer

Kenny Hayner began his varsity soccer career in 10th grade as one of the two sophomores chosen for the team. That year, he was named a Suburban Council Second Team All-Star and the team was crowned Section II Class B Champions. Kenny was named captain of his team for 11th and 12th grade, and also put on the Suburban Council First Team All-Star and the Section II Class A All-Star teams both years. As a senior, Kenny was honored as the Suburban Council Player of the Year, Section II Class A Player of the Year, NSCAA/UMBRO All State-First Team and the NSCAA/UMBRO All Region-All East Team.

He continued his soccer career at the University of New Hampshire, a Division 1 program in the America
East conference. Kenny started and played all four years while at UNH. Following college he played a small amount of semi-pro indoor soccer before moving into the “real world”. He continues to play to this day in an Over-30 Men’s League in the Portland, Maine area.

Kenny has worked and coached youth throughout his entire career, from coaching recreation programs while still at BH-BL, during college at many camps, and after college with a few local Premier soccer clubs in NH and Maine. He now is dedicating his coaching time to his son’s, Lucas and Tyson, who both love the game.

Soccer has been an integral part of his life, has taught him many lessons and will always be a part of what shaped him into the man he is today. It has taught him self-discipline, strength, determination, team work, leadership among many other traits. And it has also taught Kenny how to deal with adversity, humility and most importantly how to be a good sport in everything he does. BH-BL and soccer helped shape him into the successful son, brother, uncle, husband and father that he is today.