#12 Kyle Venter
Position: Defender
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 190
Year: Redshirt Senior
Hometown: Aurora, Colo.
High School: Smoky Hill HS
Experience: 3 Letters

2013 – SENIOR SEASON NSCAA Second Team All-American… College Soccer News Second Team All-American… Second Team Soccer America All-American… Became program’s first ever three-time All-American… MAC Hermann Trophy Semifinalist… NSCAA First Team All-Midwest Region… Voted to TopDrawerSoccer’s Top XI Team for the 2013 season… Conference USA Most Valuable Player… C-USA Defensive Player of the Year… First Team All-Conference USA… Capital One Academic All-District Team member… member of NSCAA Academic All-Region Team… Academic All-Conference USA selection… Finished career as program’s all-time leader in minutes played at 7,859 minutes… First Lobo ever to be named to a Senior CLASS Award Team… College Soccer News National Team of the Week (11-10-13)… Voted to TopDrawerSoccer’s National Team of the Week following UNM’s win at Washington in the Elite Eight… Scored a goal on Senior Night against Kentucky (11-9-13)… Assisted on one of UNM’s goals in win over FIU (10-12-13).

2012 - JUNIOR SEASON College Soccer News Third Team All-American... Third Team NSCAA All-American... First Team NSCAA All-Region... Member of TopDrawerSoccer's National Team of the Season... First Team All-MPSF... NSCAA Scholar All-American... NSCAA Scholar All-Region Team member... Academic All-MPSF... Voted to TopDrawerSoccer's National Team of the Week for the last week of October... Recorded one assist in UNM's historic 11-0 victory over UNLV (10-19-2012)... Scored game-winning goal at San Jose State (10-26-2012)... Scored the first goal of UNM's 3-0 win over Virginia in second round of the NCAA Tournament... Only Lobo to start in all 22 matches while being the only Lobo to break 2,000 minutes played... Played over 2,000 minutes for a second-consecutive season.

2011 - SOPHOMORE SEASON Named Second Team All-American by the NSCAA and Third Team All-American by College Soccer News... Named First Team All-Far West Region... Named First Team All-MPSF... Labeled a team linchpin by College Soccer News and was named to its National Team of the Week for week five... Named MPSF Player of the Week following week... Named to Top Drawer Soccer's National team of the Week in week 12... Named First Team All-Region Scholar... Led the team in minutes played with 2030, nearly every minute of every contest... Started all 22 games... Key cog in the Lobos back line at the center back position... Named Defensive MVP of the Lobo Invitational and the UA Tournament... scored five goals on the season, four of them game-tying goals against Cal State Northridge (Sept. 11), Akron (Sept. 16), UNLV (Oct. 1) and Seattle (Oct. 21) and one game-winner against San Jose State in the semi-final round of the MPSF Tournament.

2010 - RS-FRESHMAN SEASON Made 19 starts in 20 total appearances for the Lobos in his debut season... Logged 1783 minutes of playing time and also contributed one assist to the game-winner over Buffalo on September 17... Venter was also named to the All-Tournament Team for the Lobo Classic.

2009 - FRESHMAN SEASON Redshirt season

HIGH SCHOOL Three-year starter at Smoky Hill High... Played on two state championship teams his sophomore and junior seasons... Named team captain junior and senior seasons... Earned Most Valuable Player his senior season... Selected First Team All-Conference, First Team All-City in 2008 and First Team All-City and Second Team All-Conference in 2007... Earned Colorado All-State honorable mention honors in 2007... Earned Academic All-State honorable mention honors in 2008.

CLUB A two-time team captain of the USSF Developmental Academy Real Colorado team... Led team to fourth place finish at U16 Nationals... Selected to U-16 West Conference Starting XI... Finished 4th place as U18 Nationals.

PERSONAL Born March 13, 1991, Kyle is the son of Jay and Tracy Venter... Business Administration major.

Year Games GS Minutes Shots Goals Assists Points
2010 20 19 1783 7 0 1 1
2011 22 22 2030 21 5 1 11
2012 22 22 2011 13 2 1 5
2013 22 22 2035 16 1 1 3
Totals 86 85 7859 57 8 4 20
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Men's Soccer
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vs. Grand Canyon (Exhibition)
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