at Washington (Elite Eight)
UNM's pipeline to foreign soil brings in a dedicated student-athlete with international experience
Awards banquet recognizes outstanding Lobo performances in the classroom
UNM lose 6-5 in sudden-death penalty kicks to end season at 18-0-4
The undefeated New Mexico Lobos open the NCAA Tournament at 7 p.m., Sunday at the Lobo Soccer Complex
Kyle Venter converted on a corner kick set piece for the fifth time this season to score New Mexico's game-winner in Friday's semifinal.
2012 - SOPHOMORE SEASON All-MPSF Honorable Mention... Started in all 21 games that he played... Scored New Mexico's only goal at Tulsa (8-31-12)... Member of 2012 Nike Lobo Invitational All-Tournament Team... His 1,871 minutes played was the second most on the team... Part of a New Mexico backline that recorded eleven shutouts, which included seven straight to end the regular season and open conference tournament play.
2011 - FRESHMAN SEASON Started in all 22 games for the Lobos... Played a total of 1969 minutes on the season at the left-back position... Proved himself to be a valuable asset from day one as a Lobo... Logged one goal on the season against Denver on Oct. 7 and one assist on Oct. 28 against Sacramento state... Was named to the University of Akron All-Tournament team... Named to the MPSF All-Tournament team... Earned a spot on the Third Team All-MPSF... Scored his penalty kick in the Lobos' sudden-death shootout against USF in the Sweet 16 round of the NCAA Tournament.
CLUB/DEVELOPMENTAL Was a member of the New Zealand National Team and participated in the 2009 U-17 World Cup against new teammate Adrian Mora Delgado... Advanced to the second round of the tournament... Tied Costa Rica (Delgado's team) 1-1 in game one of pool play of the tournament... Also tied Turkey 1-1 and Burkina Faso 0-0 before losing to host-team Nigeria in the second round of the tournament, 5-0.
HIGH SCHOOL Played four years at Hamilton Boys High School (HBHS) in Hamilton, New Zealand... Had four goals and six assists his senior year en route to a 10-1-4 record... Contributed three goals and seven assists his junior year helping his team to a 12-3-3 record... Tallied 31 goals and 31 assists over the course of his high school career.
PERSONAL Born April 29, 1992 in Rotorau, New Zealand to Margaret and Michael Gibbons... Father played professional rugby for the New Zealand Colts and the New Zealand Maori's... Intends to major in physical education or marketing and management... has one brother, Bradley Gibbons (21).