Xavier Kennedy


Player profile

  • Hometown Montclair, N.J.
  • High School Montclair
  • Year Redshirt Sophomore
  • Height 5-11
  • Weight 160
  • Club New York Red Bulls Academy

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Career Highlights

  • OSU Scholar-Athlete (2017)

2018 (Sophomore Season)

  • Redshirted for the Buckeyes

2017 (Freshman Season)

  • Appeared in five matches as a true freshman
  • 0-4-0 with a 2.30 goals-against average and 15 saves
  • Made collegiate debut at Michigan State (Oct. 1)
  • Made two saves off the bench in 65 minutes of action vs. Syracuse (Oct. 18)
  • Registered first collegiate start against Michigan, making four saves (Oct. 21)
  • Had a season-high five saves in road loss at Kentucky (Oct. 25)
  • Made final appearance off the bench in 63 minutes of play vs. Wisconsin (Oct. 29)

Prior to Ohio State

  • Played for New York Red Bulls Academy
  • Trained with the New York Red Bull first team
  • Spent time with the U.S. national team and is rated as one of the top 10 goalkeepers in the 2017 class
  • Won the Golden Gloves at 2015 Generation Adidas Cup
  • Team made it to the national finals of the USDA in 2015
  • Ranked as the No. 85 overall player in class of 2017 by College Soccer News


  • Son of Janel Santos and William Reed
  • Would like to play professional soccer after graduation
  • Enjoys watching movies and Netflix
  • Management & Industry Exploration major