March 26, 2013
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - The University of New Mexico Men's Soccer program will begin its spring season with a pair of matches versus Fort Lewis College on Saturday, March 30 at New Mexico's Robertson Practice Field. The Lobos and Skyhawks will play at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. in the first of UNM's seven spring matches.
Lobo Soccer 2013 Spring Schedule
- Saturday, March 30th at 10 a.m. versus Fort Lewis College at Robertson Practice Facility (UNM Campus)
- Saturday, March 30th at 12:15 p.m. versus Fort Lewis College at Robertson Practice Facility (UNM Campus)
- Saturday, April 6th at 9 a.m. versus UC Riverside at Grand Canyon University Soccer Complex (Phoenix, Ariz.)
- Saturday, April 6th at 8 p.m. versus Grand Canyon at Grand Canyon University Soccer Complex (Phoenix, Ariz.)
- Saturday, April 13th at 3:30 p.m. versus Denver at Taos Eco Park (Taos, N.M.)
- Saturday, April 20th at TBD versus Air Force at Robertson Practice Facility (UNM Campus)
- Saturday, April 27th at 3:30 p.m. versus Creighton at Denver University Soccer Complex (Denver, Colo.)
The seven matches are key opportunities of preparation for the 2013 season. UNM's spring roster will include five of their eight newcomers for next season. Michael Lisch, Nick Thiros, Caleb Hilbron, James Wypych and Josh Goss all enrolled in classes and joined the program in January.
Those fresh faces will join the Lobo returners, which includes six players who started 14 matches or more. Those returners include two-time All-American defender Kyle Venter, MPSF Newcomer of the Year Ben McKendry and all-conference performers Michael Calderon, Matthew Gibbons, Michael Kafari and James Rogers.
Head Coach Jeremy Fishbein and his team will look to build on the momentum they created in 2012. The Cherry & Silver advanced to their second consecutive Sweet 16 as Fishbein also became the program's all-time winningest coach with a record of 154-48-26 (.732) by season's end.
New Mexico also became one of only seven programs in the nation to have three or more players selected in a MLS Draft. Blake Smith (Montreal Impact), Devon Sandoval (Real Salt Lake) and Nik Robson (Toronto FC) join former goal keeper Victor Rodriguez in the professional ranks. Rodriguez signed a professional contract with Antigua G.F.C, which is one of the top teams in Guatemala.
Lobo Soccer invites you to join them on Saturdays in the spring for some soccer action. Two of their five Saturdays of matches will be on campus at the University of New Mexico at their practice fields with a third Saturday being played in state at Taos Eco Park.