Kevin East

Kevin East

Organization: Men's Soccer
Year: 2004
Years Played: 1989-1992

The starting goalkeeper on the school's first nationalchampionship squad, Kevin East was a mainstay for the 1992 NCAAmen's soccer champions, earning NCAA Defensive Most Valuable Playerhonors at the Final Four. In that season, East allowed just 24goals in 25 matches, as the Cougars ended the season on a 10-gameunbeaten streak, including a 3-1 victory over Ohio WesleyanUniversity in the title game.

A three-year starter between the pipes, East was named to theNJAC First-Team in 1990, 1991 and 1992, the National Soccer CoachesAssociation of America All-Region team in 1991 and 1992 and theCollegiate Soccer Association of New Jersey Division III All-Statesquad in 1990, 1991 and 1992. East was also a member of three NCAAtournament teams (1990, 1991, 1992), a NJAC Championship squad in1990 and an Eastern College Athletic Conference Championship teamin 1989, as the Cougars complied a 70-21-2 mark during his stellarcareer.

The school record-holder in single-season saves (149), careershutouts (29) and career saves (303), East, who also ranks secondin single-season shutouts (12), is currently the head men's andwomen's soccer coach at New Jersey City University after beginninghis coaching career on the sidelines at Kean as an assistant from1993 through 1997.

East earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science andcriminal justice from Kean University in 1993.