8 Devan Kennifer
8 - Devan Kennifer
Height: 5-10
Year: Junior
Hometown: Monterey, Calif.
High School: Santa Catalina
Position: 2-meter
Major: Neurobiology
House Affiliation: Eliot

Team Captain ... CWPA Southern Division All-Conference first team ... Named CWPA Southern Division Defensive Player of the Week April 11 ... COOP Student-Athlete of the Week May 2 ... Led the team with 76 goals and 81 steals while finishing fifth with 20 assists ... Received Harvard's Most Valuable Player award ... Scored five times and grabbed two steals against Iona, then tallied three goals, two assists and three takeaways against Villanova Feb. 5 ... Found the back of the net four times and picked up four steals against Siena in the Marist Tournament Feb. 19 ... Notched five scores, grabbed five steals and dished an assist at Marist in the Marist Tournament Feb. 20 ... Put in five goals, collected two takeaways and handed out one helper against Brown Feb. 23 ... Scored on three occassions and took the ball away three times against Brown, then marked up five goals, four steals and an assist against Iona in the ECAC Championship Feb. 26 ... Had a season-high seven steals and added two goals at Santa Clara March 13 ... Tallied five scores and five takeaways against Wagner March 27 ... Found the back of the net three times, grabbed four steals and had an assist at Bucknell April 9 ... Scored four times, picked up two takeaways and one helper against Michigan April 10 ... Put in four goals, two assists and two steals against Brown April 20 ... Contributed three goals and four takeaways against Bucknell in the CWPA Eastern Championship April 30.

ACWPC All_American Honorable Mention ... All-Northern Division first team ... Eastern Championship All-Tournament second team ... Lead the team with 67 goals on the season ... Harvard's Most Valuable Player Award recipient ... COOP Athlete of the Week (Feb. 8) … Tallied a hat trick in wins over Villanova (Feb. 6) and New York Athletic Club (Feb. 7) at Harvard Invitational … Scored four goals in win over Siena at Harvard Invitational (Feb. 6) … Turned in a five-goal performance n victory over Iona at Harvard Invitational (Feb. 7) ... Netted five goals against Iona at Princeton Invitational (Feb. 20) … Buried a goal and recorded 10 steals against Wagner at Princeton Invitational (Feb. 20) … Tallied a goal against No. 5 Michigan at Princeton Invitational (Feb. 21) … Notched a pair of goals against George Washington (Feb. 21) at Princeton Invitational ... Tallied four goals against Marist (Feb. 27) and Wagner (Feb. 27) at the ECAC Championships ... Recorded a hat-trick against Maryland at the Elite Eight (March 6) … Scored a goal against Princeton at the Elite Eight (March 6) … Buried six goals against Bucknell at the Elite Eight, including both of Harvard’s overtime goals (March 7) … Named the CWPA Northern Division Player of the Week (March 8, March 22) ... Registered a hat-trick against Fresno Pacific and a goal against UC Davis (March 15) … Drew five ejections against San Jose State (March 17) ... Registered a hat trick in Harvard’s win over No. 19 Cal State East Bay (March 19) … Scored three goals against No. 17 Pacific (March 20) … Tallied a goal against Cal State Monterey Bay (March 20) … Netted a goal against Marist (March 27) … Buried five goals and drew five kick outs against No. 11 Hartwick (April 10) … Potted a goal against Brown (April 14) … Notched a goal against No. 11 Hartwick (April 17) … Scored a pair of goals against Brown (April 18) ... Buried a marker against No. 7 Michigan at the Eastern Championship (April 30) ... Tallied a goal against Bucknell at the Eastern Championship (May 1) ... Netted a hat trick against Maryland at the Eastern Championship (May 2).

Named CWPA Northern Division Rookie of the Year ... Tabbed to CWPA All-Northern Division First Team ... Honored as Rookie of the Tournament at Eastern Championship and selected to All-Tournament Team ... Selected Harvard's Rookie of the Year ... Tallied a game-high five goals and collected five streals in career debut against NYAC (Feb. 14); Netted a score later in the day against No. 8 Michigan ... Scored four goals the following day against Siena (Feb. 15) ... Named CWPA Northern Division Rookie of the Week (Feb. 16) ... Scored four times against Villanova and once against Princeton (Feb. 21) ... Tallied a hat trick against George Washington and Bucknell (Feb. 22) ... Scored four goals against Maryland and Bucknell (Feb. 28); drew five ejections against the Bison ... Had a goal and drew three ejections against Princeton (March 1) ... Scored in win at Sonoma State (March 22) ... Tallied team-high four goals at Pacific (March 24) ... Had eight goals in doubleheader against UC Santa Cruz and UC Davis, including six tallies against the Banana Slugs (March 26) ... Scored a career-high 10 goals against Cal State Monterey Bay (March 27); was named Northern Division Player of the Week and COOP Student-Athlete of the Week for effort ... Had five goals against Brown and a hat trick against Hartwick (April 4) ... Tallied a hat trick against Connecticut College and scored twice against Utica (April 5) ... Scored two goals and had three kickouts drawn against Brown (April 11) ... Netted three goals, had two kickouts drawn, handed out two assists and made two steals against Hartwick and tallied a goal against Brown at Northern Division Championship (April 18) ... Found the back of the net four times against Utica at Northern Division Championship (April 19) ... Scored against Hartwick at Eastern Championship (April 24) ... Had two goals, two ejections drawn and three steals against Indiana at Easterns (April 25) ... Tallied the game-winning goal against Bucknell at Eastern Championship (April 26).

High School:
Earned 12 varsity letters at Santa Catalina High, including four each in water polo, swimming and basketball ... Four-year starter in water polo ... Captained water polo and basketball squads ... All-American honorable mention in 2007 in water polo ... USA Water Polo Academic All-American as senior ... MTAL/CCS Most Valuable Player in 2005, 2006 and 2007 ... All-League first team on four occasions ... First team All-Section once and was selected to the second team twice ... CCS Scholar-Athlete of teh Year in 2008 ... Led water polo and basketball teams to league titles ... Cum Laude Society member ... Gold Chord recipient.


Sister, Sarah Kennifer '02, played water polo at Harvard ... Sister, Katherine Kennifer, was a water polo player at Notre Dame, graduating in 2005.