McKinley Tennyson Jr.
McKinley Tennyson Jr.

Player Profile

Indianapolis, Ind.

High School:
North Central HS

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 194


2000 -- Placed fourth in voting for the Missouri Athletic Club Player of the Year Award ... Also a nominee for the Hermann Trophy ... NSCAA second-team All-American and first-team All-Far West selection ... First-team All-Pac-10 ... Finished his UCLA career ranked No. 9 in career points (102), No. 10 in career goals (40), No. 2 in career multiple game goals (8), and No. 5 in career game-winning goals (10) ... Led the Pac-10 in scoring with career bests of 15 goals and 34 points ... Consistently ranked in the Top 20 nationally in goals per game ... Led UCLA with five game-winning goals ... Became the first player in UCLA history to record back-to-back hat tricks when he scored three goals against San Diego State Sept. 6 and against San Francisco Sept. 17 ... Named the National Player of the Week for Nov. 6-12 ... Earned two consecutive Pac-10 Player of the Week and Soccer America Team of the Week honors after the back-to-back hat tricks ... Student-Athlete of the week Nov. 6-12 after scoring the game-winning goal in double overtime to upset top-ranked Stanford Nov. 10 ... Voted Team Offensive MVP and Co-MVP.

1999 -- Second-team All-MPSF selection ... Scored a goal in four consecutive games in October (Oct. 8-17) ... Tied for the team lead in goals scored with a career-high 12 and second in points with a career-high 31 despite playing in just 16 games ... Missed four games with an illness ... Ranked fifth on the team with seven assists ... The second of his two goals at UNLV was the game-winner ... Also had two goals with one assist against Butler ... Selected the UCLA/MET-Rx Student-Athlete of the Week for Oct. 10-17 after scoring three goals that week against UNLV and New Mexico and again for Nov. 15-21 after scoring two goals, including the game-winner, against San Diego in the NCAA first round ... Assisted on the game-winners against Saint Louis, San Jose State and Cal State Northridge ... In NCAA play during his career, he has scored four goals and two assists.

1998 -- Scored his biggest goal of the season when he broke a scoreless tie against then-No. 1 and eventual NCAA champion Indiana ... It was his second goal against his home-state team in as many games ... Also assisted on the game-winner against the Hoosiers ... Named to the UCLA Pacific Soccer Classic All-Tournament team ... Ranked fourth on the team in scoring with 14 points (5g, 4a) ... Had a two-goal game against CS Dominguez Hills in the season opener ... Assisted on game-winning goals against UCSB and Oregon State ... Member of the U.S. Under-20 National Team.

1997 -- Scored the game's only goal in the 132nd minute to defeat Indiana in the NCAA semifinals ... Assisted on UCLA's final goal in the 2-0 victory over Virginia in the NCAA Championship game ... His heroics earned him Final Four All-Tournament honors ... Named to Soccer America's and Soccer News' All-Freshman teams ... Selected the Offensive Co-MVP of the UCLA Pacific Soccer Classic after scoring a goal against UMass and two goals, including the game-winner, and an assist against Duke ... Named the MPSF Player of the Week Nov. 3 after his performance at the UCLA Pacific Soccer Classic ... Also selected to Soccer America's Team of the Week Nov. 4 ... Ended the season with eight goals and seven assists (23 points) ... The top freshman scorer in the MPSF and Far West Region ... Ranked fifth in the MPSF Pacific Division in scoring, sixth in goals scored and sixth in assists ... In the Far West Region, he ranked 12th in scoring, 17th in goals scored and 10th in assists ... Played with the U.S. Under-18 National Team at the Paolo Valenti Tournament in Italy and at the U.S. Soccer Festival.

High School - Three-sport letterman at North Central HS ... Four-year letterwinner in soccer under coach Jerry Little ... Two-time Parade and NSCAA/Umbro All-American in 1995 and 1996 ... Two-time Gatorade Indiana Player of the Year (1995, 1996) ... Earned IHSAA first-team all-state honors from 1994-96 ... Honorable mention all-state selection in 1993 as a freshman after scoring 25 goals and 11 assists ... Scored 24 goals and 10 assists in his sophomore season ... Increased his total to 30 goals and 15 assists as a junior ... Totaled 22 goals and eight assists his senior year ... Played varsity basketball as a sophomore and junior under coach Doug Mitchell ... Lettered in track & field as a sophomore under coach Bruce Blomberg.

Personal -- Lists his biggest athletic thrill as winning four straight high school state championships at North Central ... Admires Michael Jordan because "he strives to be the best in his sport" ... Hobbies include video games, going to movies and music ... Full name is McKinley Tennyson, Jr. ... Born March 24, 1979 in Monterey, CA ... Sociology major.