Kenney Bertz

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Kenney Bertz
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Personal information
Full name Kenneth Daniel Bertz
Date of birth (1983-12-07) December 7, 1983 (age 35)
Place of birth Fountain Valley, California, United States
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
2002–2005 Maryland Terrapins
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003 Columbus Shooting Stars 4 (0)
2006–2007 Rochester Raging Rhinos 46 (2)
2008 SV Elversberg 5 (1)
2008–2009 Rochester Rhinos 34 (2)
Total 89 (5)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21 October 2009

Kenney Bertz (born December 7, 1983 in Fountain Valley, California) is a former American soccer player. He spent the majority of his professional career in the United States, most notably for the Rochester Rhinos in the USL First Division.

Career[edit]

College and Amateur[edit]

Bertz attended the University of Maryland, College Park where he played on the men’s soccer team from 2002 to 2005. His senior season, the Terrapins won the NCAA Men's Soccer Championship. In 2003, he also played for the Columbus Shooting Stars in the USL Premier Development League.

Professional[edit]

On January 20, 2006, D.C. United selected Bertz in the fourth round (47th overall) in the 2006 MLS SuperDraft. The Portland Timbers also selected him in the 2006 USL Draft. He elected to pursue a contract with United, but after failing in that effort, signed with the Rochester Rhinos of the USL First Division. In 2007, he acted as captain of the Rhinos for part of the season.

In January 2008, he signed with SV Elversberg of the German Regionalliga.[1] On August 11, 2008, he rejoined the Rhinos, signing a two year contract.[2]

Retirement[edit]

In December, 2009, Kenney announced through the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle and on the local talk radio show "Kick This" that he would be retiring from professional soccer to pursue a career in law enforcement.

Police Academy[edit]

In September, 2010 Kenney began his training in law enforcement with the Butler Tech Police Academy. He currently serves as the Class Lieutenant for BAS 10-087 as well as Student Honor Guard Section Commander. Incredibly motivated, Cadet Bertz leads the class in physical fitness as well as academically.

Shapiro, Van Ess, Phillips, & Barrageate in Cincinnati[edit]

According to Kenney's LinkedIn profile, he joined the law firm as a legal assistant in January 2011.

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