Michael Calderon and Kyle Venter are named to TopDrawerSoccer's Preseason
The Lobo defender could become the program's first-ever three-time All-American
TopDrawerSoccer.com's positional rankings puts several Lobos among nation's best for the fall
No goals were scored by either side in the 110 minutes of action in Taos
New Mexico prepares for the 2013 season with seven spring exhibitions.
The Lobos won their seventh MPSF Tournament title, beating Bakersfield in PKs 3-1 after a 1-1 draw.
Lobos vs. Columbia Lobos vs. CSUN
Men's soccer defeated Towson, 2-0. Giovanni Rollie and Lawrence Robledo each netted a goal in the Lobo victory.
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.