Chris Wright

Chris Wright

Player Profile


Fair Oaks, Calif.

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 205




  • New Mexico's Wright a self-made standout - ESPN.com

    General Information/Career
    Reigning MPSF Player of the Year and top returning scorer in the league...CollegeSoccerNews.com Preseason All-American...Two-time All-MPSF...20 career goals is currently tied for seventh all-time at UNM...Has six multi-goal games in his career...Deceptively fast and great in the air...6-5 frame makes him an excellent target for the Lobo midfielders...Two-time ESPN The Magazine Academic All-American...Spent the summer playing for the Cape Cod Crusaders in the Premier Development League.

    2007 - Junior Season
    Led the MPSF in scoring with 28 points on 12 goals and four assists...Became the third Lobo to earn MPSF Player of the Year honors...19th in the NCAA in points per game (1.47) and 13th in the nation in goals per game (0.63)...Hit the game-winner at Cal State Northridge...Scored a pair of goals against Air Force, Sacramento State and San Jose State...Earned 2nd Team All-Far West Region recognition...Named MPSF Player of the Week following week six after totaling three goals in wins over Denver and Air Force...MPSF Player of the Week, CollegeSoccerNews.com and Soccer America National Teams of the Week following week 11 when he scored four goals in wins over Sacramento State and San Jose State...Named ESPN the Magazine 1st Team Academic All-American and Academic All-District VI, NSCAA Scholar Athlete 2nd Team and Scholar Athlete All West Region, and Academic All-MPSF.

    2006 - Sophomore Season
    Led the MPSF in scoring against NCAA competition with 15 points on six goals and three assists...Earned 2nd team All-MPSF...Hit the game-winner against Michigan...Scored a pair of goals at San Jose State and against Denver...Named MPSF Player of the Week following his two-goal, one assist performance against Denver on Nov. 5...Named ESPN the Magazine 2nd Team Academic All-American and Academic All-MPSF.

    2005 - Freshman Season
    Surprise contributor in the Lobo attack, scoring two goals in 21 games...Both goals came in a 2-0 win against SMU, earning him Golden Hurricane Classic All-Tournament team honors...Made good use of the short periods of time he was in the game...Played in all five of the Lobos' NCAA Tournament games.

    High School
    Starter on Jesuit High School's 2003 team that finished the season ranked No. 1 in the nation...Scored 11 goals and 15 assists...Member of Jesuit's track team, competing in the 110 hurdles, 300 intermediate hurdles, long jump and triple jump.

    Trained with Atletico Paranaese in Curitiba, Brazil, in the offseason throughout his collegiate career.

    Olympic Development Program
    Three year member of the Cal-North ODP program.

    Born Feb. 27, 1987, Chris is the son of Philip and Alynn Wright...Has a younger sister, Taryn and younger brother, Steven...Father played soccer at Stanford...Mother played soccer and volleyball at Santa Clara...Majoring in Portuguese.

  • 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