Soccer: Kevin Linn sparks Law’s return to states

The Jonathan Law boys soccer program had a successful year, returning to states for the first time in a reported 15 seasons.

A big reason for that was the play of Kevin Linn, who scored 15 goals and had six assist this year for coach Mike Gruber’s Lawmen.

Last year as a sophomore, Linn was selected to the All-Hammonasset team in the SCC.

This year he earned a berth on the Class L All-State team.

“I’m proud of our team’s accomplishment of getting back to states,” Linn said. “We knew this was an important year for us as a team and four our seniors. We had a belief.”

In three years, Linn has scored 35 goals and added 13 assists.

“Kevin is a big, strong, fast kid that always wants to get better,” Gruber said. “From the start of his freshman year until now he has gotten better technically and tactically.

"I believe he has so much potential that hasn’t even been tapped yet. He is a great asset to any team, because he is so versatile and can play anywhere on the field.”

Linn plays for the Fairfield Revolution in the winter and spring seasons. The club team has won a state title and travels extensively.

“My mom (Tracy) and dad (Herb) have been great with all the games and showcases,” Linn said. “I began playing soccer when I was five, so it’s been a lot for them.

"I played for MUSC (Milford United Soccer Club) and that was a great launching pad.

“I friend was trying out for the Revolution when I was eight and I went along. It turned out to be a real good fit for me.”

Linn has attended a couple showcases, where he was seen by multiple colleges and there is interest in him already with college coaches reaching out.

Gruber said, “Kevin attacks with pace and he is a handful for any team to defend. When he makes a decision on a college someday, they are going to get very lucky with him because he brings so much versatility to the table.

“He has played every position in high school for me so far and has looked good playing them. When our starting keeper, Jack Pincus-Coyle who was one of the best in the SCC this year, went out in our state game we put Kevin back into the goal and did a tremendous job helping us stay in the game against RHAM.”

Linn is looking for repeat success at Law as a senior.

“I’m going to use my time with the Revolution to get better,” he said. “If I do that I’ll be in position to help the team.”