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#6 Ben McKendry
Position: Midfielder
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 150
Year: Junior
Hometown: Vancouver, B.C.
High School: Templeton Secondary
Experience: 2 Letters
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2014 - JUNIOR SEASON: Named First Team All-Conference USA and a Second Team All-American by College Sports Madness … named MVP of the TLC Plumbing and Utility Invitational … appeared in 17 matches including 16 starts … scored two goals and recorded two assists on the season and played 1,358 minutes in the midfield … scored both his goals in UNM’s 6-1 win over West Virginia on Oct. 1 … his first goal that match was a PK just 16 seconds in, which was the fastest goal in UNM history … earned assists in UNM’s wins over Missouri State on Oct. 12 and Old Dominion on Oct. 25.

2013 – SOPHOMORE SEASON Third Team NSCAA All-Region… First All-Conference USA selection… TopDrawerSoccer.com National Team of the Week (12-9-13)… Recorded five goals and one assist while starting all 22 matches in the midfield… Scored the only goal in Elite Eight victory at the University of Washington (12-7-13)… Scored in back-to-back matches against UC Davis and Marshall to close out the month of September… Tallied his lone assist on James Rogers’ overtime winner versus Florida International… One of six Lobos to log over 1,800 minutes of action.

2012 - FRESHMAN SEASON MPSF Newcomer of the Year... TopDrawerSoccer Second Team Freshmen All-Season Team... Voted to College Soccer News' Second Team National All-Freshmen Team... MPSF All-Tournament Team... Among top 15 in nation in goals by a freshman... His seven goals this season was the most by a New Mexico freshman since the late Ben Ashwill scored twelve goals in 2002... Scored twice against Denver in the semifinals of the MPSF Tournament (11-9-12)... Four of his seven goals were game-winning goals... Scored first collegiate goal in fifth career game against Dartmouth (9-14-2012)... Recorded a goal and an assist in historic 11-0 win over UNLV (10-19-2012)... Assisted on Carson Baldinger's double-overtime gamewinner against UC Irvine (9-16-2012).

INTERNATIONAL/DEVELOPMENT EXPERIENCE Played on Canadian U-18 and U-20 national teams... Played for Canadian U-20 in friendlies in Mexico City in summer of 2012... Named one of top eleven players in 2012 USSF Development Academy playoffs by TopDrawerSoccer.com... Took Vancouver Whitecaps to Development Academy championship in 2012, was defeated by teammate Nicholas Rochowski and FC Dallas... Spent 2011 season with the Vancouver Whitecaps in the Major League Soccer Reserve League... Also spent time on the Whitecaps' FC Residency team.

CLUB Back-to-back Vancouver Cup's Most Valuable Player Award in 2004 and 2005 with two different clubs... Named 2005 Pioneer Cup's Most Valuable Player Award... Played three club seasons with MLS's Vancouver Whitecaps club affiliate Vancouver Selects... Member of British Columbia's Provincial Team program at U-14 and U-16 levels... Spent over two years with the Canadian Soccer Association's National Training Centre program.

PERSONAL Full name is Ben Millar McKendry... Born March 25, 1993 in Vancouver, British Columbia to Sue and Ian McKendry... His family maintains dual citizenships in Canada and New Zealand...Attended school in New Zealand before attending Templeton Secondary School in Vancouver... Intends to major in Psychology at UNM... Has one sibling, a brother named Geoff.

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