Kees Heemskerk

Kees Heemskerk
Kees Heemskerk
Kees Heemskerk
Real Name: Kees Heemskerk
HT: 6' 4" WT: 170
Age: 28 (05/02/1991)
Hometown: Zaandam, Netherlands

WHAT COACHES SAY: “He was the best 'keeper we saw this year, someone would have to be crazy not to take him ... He was a game changer, was nutured in the Ajax academy and it shows ... Big guy, has MLS pedigree ... Best goalkeeper we came up against. Very, very good. Big, athletic, great shot-stopper and has tools to play in MLS.”

COLLEGE (College of Charleston): Missed time due to a back injury … Started six matches for College of Charleston (3-3 record), allowing seven goals and making 31 saves for a goals-against average of 1.27 and a .816 save percentage ... Performed well in CofC's spring friendly vs. Vancouver Whitecaps during MLS preseason ... 2012: Named a second-team All-Southern Conference selection after his junior campaign … Played every minute in goal except for a late-game substitution after a game was already in hand… Recorded a 1.29 goals against average and made 74 saves on the year for a .747 save percentage, with five shutouts … 2011: Played every minute of every game in net for CofC ... Scattered 30 goals across the course of the season for a 1.56 save percentage on 83 saves and three clean sheets... Awarded CofC's Kirk Kessler MVP award … 2010: Second-team all-conference selection ... named to the national all-freshman team by Played every minute in goal for the Cougars... Allowed 20 goals on the season to maintain a 1.02 goals-against average, sixth-best in CofC history... Registered 82 saves, .804 save percentage and six shutouts on the year.

PDL: Played for River City Rovers (Ky.) in 2011.

CLUB: Seven-year member of Ajax Youth Academy in Amsterdam...Integral part of Ajax Youth Academy's four straight league championships...Competed in youth tournaments in nine countries across Europe.

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