Men's Soccer


Kenny  Akamatsu
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Kenny Akamatsu


Niigata, Japan

High School:
Nittan Daigaka Buzan

Height / Weight:
5-9 / 150


Mitsubishi Yowa Soccer Club


Kronenberg Puts Denver Past Eastern Illinois, 1-0

Pioneers open Summit League play with home cleansheet

Played in all 19 matches, starting one of them…Finished with four points on a goal and two assists…Scored Denver’s lone goal at Gonzaga (9/30)…Assisted on Andre Shinyashiki’s game-winner at Oral Roberts (10/21)…Assisted Eric Kronenberg’s game-winner in Denver’s Summit League win against Eastern Illinois (10/7).

Earned 23 appearances in the 24 matches as a substitute for Jamie Franks…Saw action in 793 minutes of play…Netted the game-winning goal in Denver’s home-opening win against UC Riverside (9/9)…Tallied assists in Denver’s 2-1 win at UIC (9/4) and in Denver’s 2-1 extra time victory over New Mexico (10/19).

Appeared in 17 games making 2 starts… Played 674 min… Scored his first career goal in Denver's 4-0 Summit League Semifinal win over Western Illinois and tallied an assist in Denver's 1-1 home draw to IUPUI.

Before Denver:
Invited to the U-16 National Team Camp in 2010. 

Born on April 27, 1995 in Niigata, Japan.…Son of Hideki and Midori Akamatsu…Has two older siblings…Was interested in DU more than other colleges after talking with head coach Jamie Franks...Also enjoys swimming and baseball. 

Top Drawer Soccer Bio:
A creative and technical midfielder from Mitsubishi Yowa SC in Tokyo Japan, Ken Akamatsu’s desire to play college soccer in the United States eventually landed at Denver for the class of 2015.

“Denver’s soccer program is outstanding,” Akamatsu told “The program itself is one of the best in the country. The program is similar to a professional setting with great players, coaches, and facilities.” 

Akamatsu is a midfielder with a good selection of passes who has competed in the U16 Japan National Team Training Program and has also finished in the Top 8 in the Takamadonomiyahai Premier League. 



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