BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University men's soccer player Kendale Liburd received letter every soccer player dreams of getting. The letter he received was calling him to play for the senior national team of his home country St. Kitts-Nevis.
Liburd, a sophomore on last fall's King squad, qualified to play for the St. Kitts-Nevis Men's Senior Football Team in their upcoming Leeward Islands Championships. The tournament is scheduled to take place from March 19-31 in St. Martin.
Liburd was one of King's most consistent players a season ago, starting all 16 games in which he appeared. He finished third on the team with two goals, and added an assist for a total of five points. Both his goals came in a four minute span in King's second game of the season, a 3-3 draw against Shorter University. Liburd also earned academic all-conference honors.
"I am so pleased for Kenny," Tornado head coach John Miglarese said. "It is quite an honor to be called in to your senior national team. He has worked incredibly hard and has been one of our best players since I've been here. It is a well-deserved call up and I hope it will lead to future opportunities for him with his national team."