Patrick Poblete“Make the Commitment”
Patrick Poblete is one of the nations top NCAA Division I Goalkeepers, and plays at the University of New Mexico, competing in Conference USA. As a part of the Lobo soccer program for the last three years, Patrick has experienced nothing but success. During his time at UNM, the Lobos have been consistently ranked in the top 10 in the country. This success culminated in an undefeated season and #1 ranking through 2011, as well as sweet sixteen berths in 2011 and 2012. Patrick’s personal accomplishments at the collegiate level include being voted Man of the Match after the 2012 season-opening victory against then-ranked #2 UCLA in Los Angeles. He was also a key part of the victory over Virginia in the first round of the NCAA tournament.
Patrick is a redshirt junior from Scottsdale, Arizona, majoring in Political Science. He joins the Soccer Mom Manual editorial team because of his love of soccer, and his dedication to making the USA a world soccer powerhouse.[testimonial company=”Contributing Writer & NCAA Division I Goalkeeper at the University of New Mexico” author=”Patrick Poblete” image”]I eat, sleep and breathe soccer. When I’m not practicing or playing soccer, I’m watching, reading or writing about it. Knowledge is power and I want readers of the Soccer Mom Manual to know and understand the commitment it takes to compete at a high level. We’ll be much closer to winning a World Cup if more young players understand the potential they possess to play high level competitive soccer. All anyone has to do is “Make the Commitment“.
I’m happy to share my experiences and provide insight to any players or parents interested in reading my articles.[/testimonial]
Patrick is looking to make his professional soccer debut in 2015.