2012: Starting close defenseman in the final five games of the season ... made seven starts overall and drew significant action in all but one game ... picked up a career-high four ground balls in a staunch defensive effort against Bucknell (Apr. 7) ... the Black Knights defeated the Bison 6-5 in double-overtime in one of the biggest victories of the year ... totaled seven ground balls on the year and added six caused turnovers ... registered two caused turnovers against Wagner (Feb. 15) and Johns Hopkins (May 5).
2011: Came into his own midway through the season ... played in five games as a sophomore ... made first collegiate start in a 7-6 win over Lafayette (Mar. 26) at Michie Stadium ... marked the Leopards' top offensive threat in Tom Perini, who finished second in the Patriot League averaging 2.23 goals per game ... held Perini scoreless for the game ... picked up five ground balls and caused four turnovers, three of which came against Lafayette in his final appearance of 2011.
2010: Appeared in one game as a freshman ... ran onto the field in Army's game at Hofstra (Mar. 30).
Prior to West Point: All-American defender from Apex High School for coach John Hayden ... also garnered all-state and all-conference honors following his junior and senior campaigns ... served as team captain as a senior and was a three-year letterman ... garnered Honorable Mention All-New England plaudits following a prep school season at the Salisbury School under coach Bobby Wynne.
Personal: Andrew Wesley Kearns was born in Apex, N.C., on Nov. 9, 1989 ... son of Mark and Cathy Kearns ... has a brother, Ty, and a sister, Alston ... active in student government in high school ... lists hunting, fishing, riding dirt bikes and watching movies among his hobbies ... major is Management.