Ken Hefner Photo

Ken Hefner

Head Coach 13th season

Bio

About Coach Hefner…

  • Alma Mater: West Georgia College
  • Record: 283-192-20 (overall), 143-72-13 at Park (All-time women’s soccer coaching wins leader at Park)

 

Coaching experience before Park University…

  • 1990-1992 / Tennessee Wesleyan College, Head Men’s/Women’s Soccer Coach
  • 1993-1999 / Lindsey Wilson, Head Women’s Soccer Coach
  • 2000-2003 / Arkansas State, Head Women’s Soccer Coach

 

More about Coach Hefner…

  • Has guided Park University to six appearances in the NAIA National Tournament (2005, 2006, 2008, 2012, 2015, 2016) and made two appearances in the NAIA National Tournament with Lindsey Wilson, in 1998 and 1999 seasons.
  • Has coached six individuals that have earned All-American designations in his 12 previous seasons at Park. Overall, Hefner has coached 18 All-Americans.
  • Has coached 65 All-Conference performers, 12 NAIA All-Region team members and seven Conference/Regional players of the year at Park.
  • All together Hefner has coached 123 All-Conference performers, 45 NAIA All-Region team members and 11 Conference/Regional players of the year in his career.
  • Has guided the women’s soccer program to three-straight NAIA Scholar Team designations during his tenure at Park.
  • Besides his team success on the field, his players have enjoyed success in the classroom with two Pirates earning Capital One Academic All-America First-Team honors to go with 11 Capital One Academic All-District 5 selections.
  •  He has coached 99 players named to All-Academic conference teams and 39 NAIA Academic All-America distinctions at his time at Park. Overall, Hefner has coached 117 named to All-Academic conference teams and 47 NAIA Academic All-America distinctions.
  • Awarded AMC Coach of the Year in the 2016, 2012 and 2010 seasons. He was also awarded MCAC Coach of the Year in the 2006, 2007 seasons, MCAC Co-Coach of the Year award in 2008, NSCAA/adidas NAIA Midwest Region Coach of the Year 2008, and Region IV Coach of the Year 2006. He also received NAIA and NSCAA Region Coach of the Year award in 1997. Hefner has also been awarded 11 NAIA Coach of the Year awards over his career.
2017 Women's Soccer Roster
# Name Cl. Pos. Ht. Hometown Previous School
00 Mercedes Daniels SO GK 5-4 Kansas City, Mo. Central Methodist University
0 Alyssa Gregory JR GK 5-7 Lenexa, Kan. Emporia State University
1 Amy Roskell JR GK 5-6 Lancashire, England Runshaw College
2 Maddy Russell SO MF 5-10 Kansas City, Mo. Kansas State University
3 Monica Bravo FR MF 5-4 South Lake Tahoe, Calif. Donnelly College
4 Cheri Hedges FR D 5-4 Raymore, Mo. Ray-Pec HS
5 Laini Brown JR D 5-5 Kearney, Mo. Kearney HS
6 Niamh O'Dea SO MF 5-6 West Yorkshire, England Huddersfield New College
7 Emma Chatterton SR MF 5-6 Derby, England Derby
8 Haley Buckholz SO D 5-6 Parkville, Mo. William Jewell College
9 Karla Montes SO F 5-3 Durango, Mexico KCKCC
10 Allison Anderson SR MF 5-2 Columbia, Mo. Hickman HS
11 Isabel Sullivan JR MF 5-7 Nottingham, England Central College
12 Megan Klein SO D 5-5 Kansas City, Mo. Staley HS
13 Gabi Severns SR F 5-9 Blue Springs, Mo. Blue Springs HS
14 Taylor Fletcher SR MF 5-7 Lee's Summit, Mo. Lee's Summit North
15 Taylor Buckholz SO MF 5-6 Kansas City, Mo. Park Hill HS
16 Lydia Parker SO MF 5-8 Kansas City, Mo. Staley HS
17 Alexis Fry SR D 5-4 Gladstone, Mo. Missouri State
18 Kerinne Murry JR D 5-8 Harrisonville, Mo. Blue River CC
19 Emily Watts JR MF 5-4 Belton, Mo. MCC-Longview
21 Faustine Perrin JR MF 5-2 Paris, France UVSQ
23 Siana Aumua JR D 5-6 Grain Valley, Mo. MCC Blue River
27 Hayley Seibel JR D 5-4 Shawnee, Kan. Johnson County CC
28 Maria Carvalho JR MF 5-2 Carcas, Venezuela Graceland University

Coaching Staff

Ken Hefner Photo
Head Coach
13th season
West Georgia
Ashley Williams Photo
Assistant Coach
1st season
Lucas Sousa Photo
Student Assistant
2nd season