The eleven Lobos on the Academic All-MPSF Team is the most since 2005
The latest round of academic accolades add to an already impressive year
Jeremy Fishbein's Lobos were a targeted team in 2012 but the UNM coach said his players delivered
Venter repeats as a NSCAA Scholar All-American
The accomplishments by the 2012 Lobos were many
2012 - SENIOR SEASON Second Team All-MPSF... Capital One Third Team Academic All-American... NSCAA Scholar All-Region Team member... Capital One Academic All-District... Leaves the program as one of the most academically-decorated Lobos in school history... Set a new career high in assists and tied career high in goals... One of only six Lobos to appear in all 22 matches... Came on strong towards the end of the year as he tallied at least one point in five of the team's final six regular season matches... Scored the game-winning goal against Cal State Bakersfield (10-21-2012)... Scored one of the Lobos six goals against Houston Baptist on Senior Night (11-3-2012).
2011 - JUNIOR SEASON Named Third Team CoSIDA/Capital One All-American... Named Second Team scholar All-Region... Named First Team Academic All-District XV... Academic All-MPSF... Started all 22 games for the Lobos as a key component as a midfield wing player... Scored two goals and had three assists on the season... Top performance came against San Jose State on Oct. 30 with a game-winning goal in the final minutes to give UNM the 1-0 win.
2010 - SOPHOMORE SEASON Academic All-MPSF... Compiled two goals in 764 minutes played during his sophomore campaign, making six starts and 16 overall appearances for the Lobos... He had a .500 SOG%, putting four of eight shots on net.
2009 - FRESHMAN SEASON Saw action in 10 Lobo games as a true freshman...logged 115 minutes and 6 shots, including 1 shot on goal...Made first collegiate appearance against Saint Louis on Sept. 1... Named Mountain West Conference Scholar-Athlete.
HIGH SCHOOL A four-year letterwinner at Regis Jesuit High School... Was named team captain as a senior... Helped lead Regis Jesuit to the state finals in 2008.
CLUB/DEVELOPMENTAL Played for the U-18 USSF Developmental Academy team of Real Colorado... Helped lead Real Colorado to the USSF Developmental Academy finals in the summer of 2008 and 2009... The team finished fourth in the country (`08)... Was a club teammate of fellow Lobo Kyle Venter... Played for Real Colorado of the USL's PDL alongside Lobo teammate Kyle Venter.
PERSONAL Born May 26, 1991, Levi is the son of Doug and Candice Rossi... Psychology major... Organized team community service project to bring soccer clinics to underprivileged youth at Native American reservations and pueblos throughout the state.