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28  Ben Perkins
Ben Perkins

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Hong Kong, China

High School:
Brighton/Hong Kong International

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 166

Position:
MF/F

Experience:
HS


Pre-College
Moved from Hong Kong to Brighton (Utah) for one high school season ... Was coached at Hong Kong International School by Charlie Pryke and at Brighton by coach Russell Boyer ... Played club for Hong Kong FC (2008-12) and Inter FC (2012-13) ... Led Brighton to the Utah 5A Final Four as a senior ... Named second-team All-State as a senior in Utah, earning Utah Youth Soccer Player of the Month honors ... Was also named Brighton High School Silver Boot and Inter FC Golden Boot ... Netted nine goals with 12 assists as a senior, with 23 shots and two game-winning goals ... In one season in the United States, made the Olympic Development Program Region IV Team, competing in Hoover, Ala., in conjunction with the NCAA College Cup at Regions Park ... While in Japan, earned the HKIS Golden Boot in 2010-11, Asia Pacific Activities Conference All-Tournament accolades, HKIS Player of the Year and HKIS Golden Boot honors ... Was named Hong Kong Football Club U17 Player of the Year ... While playing club in 2012-13, netted 10 goals with six assists, leading his team to a 24-3 record ... Led Hong Kong International team to the D1 Championship, the Asia Pacific Activities Conference, the Far East Department of Defense and the China Cup Championships as a freshman ... Also won the China Cup and as the Asia Pacific Activities Conference runner up as a junior, finishing in fourth place in the Hong Kong D1 ... Club team earned a bevy of honors during his time, including the 2009-10 Manchester United Premier Cup HK Championship, the Hong Kong Youth Academies second-place finish, the Singapore 6s Championships ... Club team also was advanced to the semifinals of the Hong Kong Youth Academies in 2011-12 ... Club team advanced to the Hong Kong Soccer 7s Place Finals ... Highly successful in the classroom, earning Humanities Department Student of the Year three times, was the French horn section leader of the band, placed silver in the Royal Commonwealth Society Worldwide Essay Competition, the Physical Education Department Student of the Year ... Active in the community, earning Eagle Scout honors by the Boy Scouts of America, organize a charity tournament called Lose the Shoes and volunteered to coach Tai Tam Tiger Junior Football Club.

Personal
Full name is Benjamin Harding Perkins ... Born April 27, 1995 in Dallas, Texas ... Son of Tony and Christy Perkins ... Has two brothers, Derek (29) and Jeremy (24) and sisters Nikki (27), Jenni (22) and Lizzi (19) ... Comes from an athletic family, as mother played soccer at BYU ... Cousin Jana Capps was an alternate for the US Track and Field team in pole vault ... Cousin Travis Milburn races in the Nationwide Series, owning seven top-10 finishes since 2008 at the age of 21 in 2013.

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