The Albuquerque native scored his first goal in just his fourth start for Real Salt Lake
The pair of Lobos are drafted days after participating in the MLS Combine
The duo continues to rack up the national accolades
Jeremy Fishbein's Lobos were a targeted team in 2012 but the UNM coach said his players delivered
The accomplishments by the 2012 Lobos were many
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 - SENIOR SEASON NSCAA Second Team All-American... College Soccer News Second Team All-American... MAC-Hermann Award Semifinalist... First Team All-MPSF... Three-Time TopDrawerSoccer.com National Team of the Week award winner... Three-time MPSF Player of the Week... His three-goal performance versus UNLV (10-19-2012) was first UNM hat trick since 2005... Was among top ten in the NCAA in goals... His three goals and two assists versus UNLV was the third most points in a match in conference history... Scored twice while registering an assist in season-opening win at #2 UCLA (8-24-2012)... Also scored twice against Northern Illinois (9-23-2012)... Scored five game-winning goals... Scored the Lobos' lone goal at UConn in Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament... Led team in scoring while also finishing third in assists... Registered at least one point in 15 of the team's 22 matches... One of six Lobos to play in all 22 matches... 60.4% of his 48 shots taken were on goal...
2011 - JUNIOR SEASON Named the Offensive MVP of the Lobo Invitation and the UA Tournament... Named First Team All-Far West region... Named MPSF Player of the Week and to College Soccer News' National Team of the Week following week three of play... Named First Team All-MPSF... Clinched the MPSF Tournament title with his shootout penalty kick... Started all 22 contests for the Lobos, one of the team's leading scorers with eight goals and eight assists for 24 points on the season... Took 60 shots and put 29 on net for a .483 SOG%... Scored game-winning goals in a come-from-behind win over Cal State Northridge (Sept. 11) and in an overtime bout against Syracuse in game two of the University of Akron Tournament (Sept. 18)... Had two of the Lobos' three goals against Syracuse... His eight assists put him ranked 21st in the nation at the end of the season... His eight goals and 24 points both ranked second on the team in scoring.
2010 - SOPHOMORE SEASON Started in 18 of 20 contests for the Lobos in his first year at UNM, kicking in offensively with three goals, including a game-winner on the road against Air Force on Oct. 17. His three goals put him as the team's second leading scorer, a role that he supplemented with two assists for a total of eight points on the year.
2009 - FRESHMAN SEASON (San Diego State) Played in 15 games for the Aztecs, starting four... Scored two goals and took 14 shots, including 6 on goal.
HIGH SCHOOL Graduated from Southwest Secondary HS in Albuquerque... Played high school soccer at Eldorado HS... Three-time All-State selection... Three-time District Player of the Year... Male Athlete of the Year in 2008 and 2009... Helped his team win two state championships and three district championships... National High School Player of the Week (Sept. 2009)... Played club soccer for Classic FC Redstar, who were five-time State Champs, two-time President's Day Champs, and Region IV ODP representatives.
PERSONAL Born June 16, 1991, Devon is the son of Diana and Greg Sandoval... Has one sibling, Cameo Sandoval (11)...Uncle, Steve Otero, played tennis for UNM from 1980-82... Major is University Studies.