March 2, 2013
Exciting times for University of New Mexico Lobo Soccer! Our most successful fundraising event to date took place last Sunday night, Victor Rodriguez just signed his first professional contract and our spring schedule has been released.
Sunday night was a huge night for our program. Great Friend of Lobo Soccer, Mark Gorham, with the help of former Lobo Soccer Captain, Jason Hix, put on an incredible fundraising event featuring former New Mexico Governor and Presidential candidate, Gary Johnson. Gorham, Hix and Johnson helped the program raise $50,000 over the course of the night. The evening's program featured a presentation by Gary Johnson on his climb of Mt. Everest. Incredible event and the Albuquerque community came out in force to support Lobo Soccer. Read more about the fundraiser here.
The team's recent accomplishments and highlights were shown to the crowd at the event. You can watch that video here.
Victor Rodriguez, our senior goalkeeper from Las Cruces, just signed a professional contract with Antigua GFC in the Primera Division de Ascenso of Guatemala. Vic graduated in December and is currently in Antigua, Guatemala, one of the most beautiful cities in Central America. I will keep you posted on how his season progresses. Vic joins Devon Sandoval and Blake Smith as professional players from this fall under contract, with Nik Robson currently in camp with the Minnesota Stars.
Our spring match schedule has been released with some great matches at home and on the road.
Exciting times ahead for Lobo Soccer. I will keep you posted throughout the spring!
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