Kennedy told the club's official website: "It is a massive accolade to receive because it means you have been voted for not only by your fellow professionals but by the players that you have faced.
"It tells you that had an effect on them so I am very happy and proud to have been given this award.
"We can now start preparing ourselves and working on things like defensive drills, set plays and general tactics. We need to be at our very best when the games come around.
"In our eyes we are the best team in the division but we have to get back to doing what we do well and to be in a position where the only complaints that we can have is if we are beaten by the better team on the day."