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Lance Watson

Player Profile

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Nederland, Texas

High School:
Nederland HS

Height / Weight:
5-6 / 150

Position:
Midfielder

Birthdate:
10/06/1983

Experience:
4L

2006 MLS SuperDraft:
2nd Round (16th Pick)
Kansas City Wizards

  • 2005 All-American
  • 2005 College Cup All-Tournament Team
  • Three-Time All-Region
  • Four-Time All-MPSF
  • Three-Time Academic All-District
  • Three-Time Academic All-MPSF
  • 2nd Round Selection in the 2006 MLS SuperDraft by the Kansas City Wizards

    GENERAL INFORMATION/CAREER
    One of the top playmakers on the team during his four-year career...Second only to Jeff Rowland in scoring during his four years at UNM...Ranks sixth in points (66) and goals (22), second in assists (22), and fourth in games played (81) and shots (179) all-time at UNM...Became the seventh All-American at UNM after earing multiple honors in 2005...Chosen with the fourth pick of the second round (16th overall) of the 2006 MLS SuperDraft by the Kansas City Wizards.

    2005 - SENIOR SEASON
    Starter 22 games in his final year, leading the team and second in the MPSF in assists with nine...Also scored three goals, making him third on the team in scoring with 15 points...Earned NSCAA Third Team All-American and Soccer Times Third Team All-American honors...First Team All-MPSF...First Team All-Far West Region...Academic All-District and Academic All-MPSF...Ohio State Classic All-Tournament Team following wins over Penn State (2-0) and Ohio State (1-0) in the opening weekend...TLC Plumbing and Utility Invite All-Tournament after wins over Wisconsin (3-2) and James Madison (1-0)...2005 College Cup All-Tournament Team.

    2004 - JUNIOR SEASON
    Started all 19 games he played...Second on the team in scoring with 20 points on eight goals and four assists...Third in the MPSF with 1.05 ppg...Tied for third in the MPSF in goals...Earned 1st Team All-Far West Region and 1st Team All-MPSF honors...Academic all-district and Academic All-MPSF...Two time MPSF Player of the Week on Oct. 31 and Nov. 7...CollegeSoccerNews.com National Team of the Week on Nov. 7...Matador Soccer Invitational All-Tournament Team.

    2003 - SOPHOMORE SEASON
    Played in 18 games with 17 starts...Second on the team in scoring with 15 points on seven goals and one assist...Had game-winning goals at Wisconsin and against IUPUI...Named to the Wisconsin Classic All-Tournament team, the SMU Classic All-Tournament team and the TLC Invite Offensive MVP...Also Earned 2nd Team All-MPSF honors to go along with academic all-district and MPSF All-Academic honors.

    2002 - FRESHMAN SEASON
    Third on the team in scoring with four goals and eight assists...Played in all 22 games with 11 starts...Logged 1,385 minutes on the season...Eight assists tied for the team lead and tied for second in the MPSF...Scored game-winning goals against Marshall, Illinois-Chicago and UC-Colorado Springs...Named the Offensive MVP of the TLC Plumbing and Utilities Invitational...2nd Team All-MPSF...Named to the MPSF All-Tournament Team...Became the first Lobo freshman to earn all-region honors by being named to the NSCAA All-Midwest Region 3rd Team.

    HIGH SCHOOL
    Three-time all-district player for Nederland HS...Area and team MVP in 2001...All-region team in 2001.

    CLUB
    Played for the Houston Texans Club team...2001 Capital Cup and Brazilian Cup Champions...Surf Cup finalists in U-19 super group...Snickers South Texas state finalists...Team was consistently ranked among the top club teams in the nation...Finalist in the 2002 U.S.Y.S.A. national championships.

    PERSONAL
    Born on Oct. 6, 1983...Son of Randy and Sue Watson...Has one brother, Jeremy (24), who played soccer for Concordia University in Austin, Texas, in 2001...Majoring in Physical Education.

    YearGamesGSMinutesShotsGoalsAssistsPoints
    200222111385394916
    200318171492437115
    200419191567508420
    200522221866453915
    Totals81696300177222266
  • Friday, September 05
    4:30 PM - 
    Men's Soccer
    at UCLA vs. American University
    7:00 PM - 
    Men's Soccer
    vs. UC Riverside
    Sunday, September 07
    12:00 PM - 
    Men's Soccer
    at UC Riverside vs. American University
    6:00 PM - 
    Men's Soccer
    vs. UCLA
    Friday, September 12
    8:00 PM - 
    Men's Soccer
    at Cal State Northridge
    Sunday, September 14
    6:00 PM - 
    Men's Soccer
    at San Diego
    Friday, September 19
    2:00 PM - 
    Men's Soccer
    at Cal State Bakersfield vs. VCU
    7:00 PM - 
    Men's Soccer
    vs. Drexel
    Sunday, September 21
    12:00 PM - 
    Men's Soccer
    at Cal State Bakersfield vs. Drexel
    6:00 PM - 
    Men's Soccer
    vs. VCU
    Friday, September 26
    7:00 PM - 
    Men's Soccer
    at Charlotte
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