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Venter a 3-time soccer All-American

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UNM's Kyle Venter, top, and Grand Canyon's Kyle Ciliento go up for a header during the exhibition game at the UNM Soccer Complex  on Saturday, August 17, 2013. (Greg Sorber/Albuquerque Journal)

UNM’s Kyle Venter, top, and Grand Canyon’s Kyle Ciliento go up for a header during the exhibition game at the UNM Soccer Complex on Saturday, August 17, 2013. (Greg Sorber/Albuquerque Journal)

KANSAS CITY, Kan. – University of New Mexico defender Kyle Venter has been named a 2013 NSCAA All-American. Venter was selected to the NSCAA’s All-American second team. The award makes Venter the first player in New Mexico history to become a three-time All-American.

The 2013 All-America honor adds to the center back’s impressive collegiate résumé. The Aurora, Colorado native was a MAC Hermann Trophy semifinalist this season after earning Conference USA Most Valuable Player and Defensive Player of the Year awards.

Venter and the rest of the Lobos ended the 2013 season in the NCAA College Cup in the UNM’s second-ever Final Four appearance.

Venter has also been named an Academic All-American, All-District and All-Conference honors in his Lobo career.

The senior defender has been selected to attend the 2014 MLS Combine in Orlando a week before January’s MLS SuperDraft.

 

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