Feb. 9, 2012
Gurule, native to Longmont, Colo., has an impressive resume to his credit, including being honored as a member of the 2011 ESPN-HS All-Colorado Team following his senior season. In 2010, Gurule scored eight goals en route to becoming the Colorado State 4A Northern Conference Player of the Year and the Times Call Player of the Year. He was also named to the coaches’ first-team All-State, first-team Colorado 4A Northern Conference, first-team All-Area Boulder County and first-team All-City.
Additionally, he was a member of the 2010 U.S. Soccer Development Academy Showcase Select Team.
During his sophomore season at Niwot High School, Gurule scored three goals to earn all-state Honorable Mention honors and helped his team to the 2009 state championship title. A year prior, his team took the runner-up spot in the state championship title game.
“We’re really excited to have Chris as a part of this program,” head coach Jeremy Fishbein said. “Any time you can have a second generation Lobo athlete just make things all the more exciting.
“Chris has had a high level of success at the top level of youth soccer and with the MLS Colorado Rapids development program, and we feel that his best soccer is ahead of him. He’s great in the classroom, and we know that he will play with pride. He has all the necessary tools to be successful with this program.”
A standout in the classroom, Gurule is a member of the National Honor Society and earned an academic letter all four years at Niwot.
Gurule was originally born in Albuquerque to Anthony and Jean Gurule on Oct. 10, 1993. His mother, the former Jean Rostermundt, is a member of the New Mexico Hall of Honor after having a stellar four years with the Lobo women’s basketball team. She led the team in scoring in all four years of her career, tallying 1,541 points from 1976-80 at a career average of 15.1 points per game.
Anthony Gurule also played basketball at New Mexico from 1979-80.
Chris Gurule has three siblings, brothers Michael, Antonio and Dominic, and intends to major in engineering at New Mexico.