Kendall Pope / Sports Editor

Kendall Pope / Sports Editor

Promise Kpee is new to the Keene State College men’s soccer team and has made quite a name for himself. In fact, he was recently named Rookie of the Year by the Little East Conference.

“I was really surprised. I didn’t really think I did enough to get that, but I appreciate it and I’m happy I got it. It will only make me work harder next year to stay at that level,” Kpee said.

Kpee, who went to high school in Manchester, New Hampshire, has played on multiple club teams before coming to Keene State College.

Since his time as an Owl, Kpee has made many contributions to the teams overall success.

When the Owls played Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute he scored one out of two goals that earned the team a win.

Leading up to the LEC title game,  Kpee had two unassisted goals against Southern Maine University.  Then, in the game against Eastern Connecticut that would decide if the Owls continued on to the LEC Championship, Kpee assisted  Kaleb Lique Naitove for the winning goal.

“Going to the LEC was a huge, huge accomplishment. As a freshman I didn’t know how good the team was, so I didn’t expect us to be up there. Even when we were ranked five out eight, no one expected us to get there. So we came out and gave it our all,” Kpee said.


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