Dec. 11, 2006
EAST LANSING, Mich. - Junior Kenzo Webster (Monroe, Mich./Monroe) had a breakthrough season for the Michigan State men's soccer team, after scoring five goals in his first two years in the Green and White, he posted seven tallies, including two game-winners over nationally-ranked programs, helping him secure a slot on the Top Drawer Soccer.com Team of the Season Fourth Team.
Webster, who scored two goals in 2005, tallied seven of MSU's 23 goals this season, including three game-winners. He led the team in goals and points, adding one assist for a total of 15 points, helping him earn All-Big Ten Second Team honors. Webster was named to Soccer America's Team of the Week (Sept. 13) after netting all three goals in MSU's 1-0 decision over 19th-ranked VCU and 2-0 win over Butler at the Wolverine Invitational earlier in the year. He earned the tournament's Most Valuable Offensive Player award for the performance.
Webster also tallied the game-winning goal in one of Michigan State's biggest upsets in the 50-year history of the program, as his goal lifted the Spartans to a 1-0 win over third-ranked New Mexico on Sept. 1. Webster fired from the inside the left corner of the goalbox, beating the diving keeper and putting the ball in the right corner of the net.
With 12 career goals and three assists, Webster will enter his senior year just three points shy of 30 in his career. Webster's brother, John Minagawa-Webster, was a two-time All-Big Ten selection for the Spartans in 2003 and 2004 before being drafted by the MLS' Kansas City Wizards in 2005.
The Spartans finished 10-6-2 overall under 30th-year head coach Joe Baum.