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Where Are They Now: Hayden Knight

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Hayden Knight is the all-time leading point scorer in men’s soccer history.

The former Marquette forward played for the Warriors from 1976-79  and shares the lead in career goals with Jose Itarte, who played from 1982-85. His 52 career goals and 146 career points will be difficult to beat.

Knight was born in Trinidad, but his family moved to Brooklyn when he was a child. He attended high school in Appleton, Wis., through a program called “A Better Chance.”

From there, he came to Milwaukee and rewrote the program’s record book in impressive fashion.

He played professional soccer all across North America, starting in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Converted to a defender after leaving Marquette, Knight played indoor and outdoor soccer, finishing his nine-year career in 1989 with the Milwaukee Wave.

Knight is now a social studies teacher in Cedarburg, Wisc. He has coached for Mequon Soccer Club over the past few years and has served as the technical director for the club. Knight was also inducted into the Wisconsin Soccer Hall of Fame in 2005.

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