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  Joey Vitagliano

Joey Vitagliano

Player Profile

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Scottsdale, AZ

High School:
Horizon HS

Height / Weight:
5-8 / 145

Position:
Midfielder

Birthdate:
11/03/1985

Experience:
4L

11/03/2006

New Mexico 1, Air Force 0 - November 3, 2006

New Mexico 1, Air Force 0 - November 3, 2006 (photos by Jay Blackman)

10/06/2006

New Mexico vs. San Jose State

Photo Gallery

  • 2007 Honorable Mention All-MPSF
  • 2007 NSCAA West Region Scholar Athlete
  • 2007 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District VI
  • 2007 Academic All-MPSF
  • 2006 3rd Team All-MPSF
  • 2006 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District VI
  • 2006 NSCAA Far West Region Scholar Athlete
  • 2006 Academic All-MPSF
  • 2005 Academic All-MPSF

    GENERAL INFORMATION/CAREER
    Four-year player who was a three-time Academic All-MPSF selection...scored four career goals and five career assists...saw action in 64 career games with 33 starts...all four of his goals were game-winners.

    2007 - SENIOR SEASON
    Honorable Mention All-MPSF...saw action in all 19 games with 13 starts...scored a goal and two assists...had the game-winner in UNM's 4-1 win over San Jose State on Oct. 12... Earned ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District, NSCAA Scholar-Athlete All-West Region and Academic All-MPSF.

    2006 - JUNIOR SEASON
    Saw action in 20 games with 18 starts, earning 3rd team All-MPSF honors...Scored nine points on three goals and three assists...All three goals were game-winners in MPSF action (at Air Force, Sacramento State and at San Jose State)...Had the game-winning assist on a corner-kick at San Francisco in the NCAA Tournament...Earned ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District, NSCAA Scholar-Athlete All-Far West Region and Academic All-MPSF.

    2005 - SOPHOMORE SEASON
    Played in 20 games with two starts in 2005, logging over 500 minutes in the midfield...Recorded two assists on the year, including the game-winning setup against Denver...Got the starting nod in wins over SMU and at Tulsa in the Golden Hurricane Classic...Academic All-MPSF.

    2004 - FRESHMAN SEASON
    Saw action in five games in 2004...Played a total of 57 minutes off the bench...Took four shots with one on-goal...One of only three true freshmen to see playing time in 2004.

    HIGH SCHOOL
    Won state high school championships in both South Carolina and Arizona...Played his freshman and sophomore seasons at Chapin HS in South Carolina...State runner-up as a freshman and state champs as a sophomore...Led the team in goals, assists and points as a sophomore and named to the South Carolina Super-18 team as one of the top players in the state...Moved to Arizona for his last two years...Won the Arizona 5A state championship in 2003 and earned 1st team all-region honors...Was a member of the National Honor Society.

    CLUB
    Played with the `86 Serrano Golden Eagles from 2002-04...Won the Far West regional in 2002 and 2003...National runner-up in 2003 and 2004.

    OLYMPIC DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
    Played for the Arizona and South Carolina state teams.

    PERSONAL
    Born Nov. 3, 1985...Son of Peggy and Anthony Vitagliano...Has three older brothers, Kit (23), Bryan (25) and Tony (27)...All three played Division I soccer...Kit at UC-Irvine (2002-05), Bryan at Maryland (2000-04) and Tony at South Carolina (1998-2002)...Majoring in University Studies.

  • Saturday, October 25
    7:00 PM - 
    Men's Soccer
    vs. Old Dominion
    Wednesday, October 29
    6:00 PM - 
    Men's Soccer
    at UAB
    Saturday, November 01
    7:00 PM - 
    Men's Soccer
    vs. Marshall
    Friday, November 07
    7:00 PM - 
    Men's Soccer
    vs. South Carolina
    Wednesday, November 12
    TBA - 
    Men's Soccer
    at Conference USA Quarterfinals
    Friday, November 14
    TBA - 
    Men's Soccer
    at Conference USA Semifinals
    Sunday, November 16
    TBA - 
    Men's Soccer
    at Conference USA Championship
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