SAN JOSE, Calif. – The San Jose Earthquakes announced today that the club has signed 2016 third-round SuperDraft selection Kip Colvey. He joins 2016 first-round pick goalkeeper Andrew Tarbell (No. 8 overall) on San Jose’s roster.
“Kip is very versatile, capable of playing on the left or right side,” said Earthquakes general manager John Doyle. “He possesses good technical skill and we’re looking forward to what he can do.”
Colvey, 21, was a four-year starter for the Mustangs. He appeared in 74 matches (72 starts), tallying four goals and nine assists.
“He had a very good preseason and played well against all different levels of competition we faced,” said Earthquakes head coach Dominic Kinnear. “He showed his versatility by playing on both sides of the field and deserves to be here.”
In 2015, Colvey was named to the All-Big West First Team after leading a defense that allowed 0.98 goals per game, second lowest in the conference. He also notched career highs in games played (21), starts (21) and goals (three), while adding two assists.
Internationally, Colvey has represented the New Zealand U-17s and U-23s. He helped the Kiwis reach the Round of 16 at the 2011 FIFA U-17 World Cup and also appeared for the U-23s at the 2015 Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Papua New Guinea.
Transaction: San Jose Earthquakes (MLS) – San Jose Earthquakes sign 2016 SuperDraft selection D Kip Colvey.
Weight: 162 lbs.
Born: March 15, 1994 in Lihue, HI
Hometown: Picton, New Zealand
College: Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
Citizenship: USA/New Zealand