Jeff Rowland

Jeff Rowland

Player Profile


Albuquerque, N.M.

High School:
La Cueva HS

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 175




  • Two-Time 1st Team All-American
  • Two-Time 1st Team Academic All-American
  • 2005 Hermann Trophy Finalist
  • 2004 MPSF co-Player of the Year
  • Two-Time 1st Team All-MPSF
  • Two-Time 1st Team All-Far West Region
  • Three-Time Academic All-District
  • Three-Time Academic All-MPSF

    Leaves UNM as the most decorated player in school history...Went from a non-recruited walk-on to a Hermann Trophy Finalist during his four years...Lived up to the hype as a senior after being named Preseason All-American by CollegeSoccerNews.com and Soccer America...Excellent student who has a 3.76 g.p.a. in Marketing...Only two-time All-American in school history...Ranks third in points (104), second in goals (45) and shots (239) and ninth in assists (14) on UNM's all-time list...Has five career goals and three assists in NCAA Tournament play.

    2005 - SENIOR SEASON
    Led the team and the MPSF with 36 points on 16 goals and four assists...Named 1st Team NSCAA All-American for the second year...Also named 1st Team CoSIDA ESPN The Magazine Academic All-American and 1st Team NSCAA Scholar Athlete for the second time...Earned 1st Team CollegeSoccerNews.com All-American honors and 1st Team Soccer Times All-American...Finalist for the 2005 MAC Hermann Trophy given to the top college soccer player in the nation...Earned 1st Team All-MPSF and 1st Team All-Far West Region honors...Soccer America MVP...Did not repeat as MPSF Player of the Year despite leading the conference in scoring for the second year in a row...Academic All-District and Academic All-MPSF...Named MPSF Player of the Week, CollegeSoccerNews.com National Player of the Week and Soccer America National Team of the Week and MVP of the Ohio State Classic after scoring three goals in the opening weekend wins over Penn State and Ohio State...CollegeSoccerNews.com National Team of the Week after scoring a hat-trick against UNLV...MPSF Player of the Week following a 4-0 win at UNLV...Scored three goals and an assist in the NCAA Tournament, including OT winners against Cal-State Northridge and Cal...Totaled six game-winners on the year...Invited to the MLS Player Combine following his senior year.

    2004 - JUNIOR SEASON
    Set a school-record with 45 points on 19 goals and seven assists...Five were game-winners...His 19 goals tied the school record for goals in a season...Only player in the country to earn 1st Team CoSIDA ESPN The Magazine Academic All-American honors and 1st Team NSCAA All-American honors...Named CollegeSoccerNews.com 2nd-Team All-American...Also earned NSCAA 1st Team Scholar All-American...MPSF co-Player of the Year...1st Team All-Far West Region...Academic All-District and Academic All-MPSF...Named MPSF Player of the Week, CollegeSoccerNews.com National Player of the Week and Soccer America National Team of the Week on Sept. 5 after scoring five goals in wins over Delaware and No. 13 VCU...Scored the Lobos' first hat-trick since 1999 against Delaware...Offensive MVP of the Matador Soccer Invitational and the Nike/ALLTELL Classic...Led the MPSF in scoring and goals...Third in the MPSF in assists...2.25 points-per-game and 0.95 goals-per-game were both third in the NCAA.

    Led the team in scoring with 17 points on seven goals and three assists...Played in 19 games with 14 starts...Crescent Financial Solutions Offensive MVP...Scored two goals, including the game-winner in OT against San Diego State...Academic All-MPSF and Academic All-District team member...Named the MPSF Player of the Week on Nov. 10.

    Walked on the 2002 squad and had a huge late-season impact...Scored a goal against Air Force on Oct. 25 and had the game-winner against Denver in the semifinals of the MPSF Tournament...Also scored against Bradley in the first round of the NCAA Tournament...Played in the final 10 games of the season, logging 265 minutes of action...Three goals were scored on just four shots taken.

    Missed his senior season at La Cueva High School with a knee injury.

    Played for Albuquerque United and Umbro Elite FC...Runner-up in state from 2000-02.

    State team member in 2000 and 2001.

    Born on June 18, 1984...Son of Jay and Virginia...Has an older sister, Virginia, and an older brother, Harry...Majored in Marketing.

  • Saturday, August 15
    7:00 PM -
    Men's Soccer
    vs. Air Force (Exhibition)
    Wednesday, August 19
    7:00 PM -
    Men's Soccer
    vs. Grand Canyon (Exhibition)
    Saturday, August 22
    7:00 PM -
    Men's Soccer
    at Denver (Exhibition)
    Saturday, August 29
    5:00 PM - 
    Men's Soccer
    at UCLA