|High School:||Los Alamitos HS|
CSF: Kevin Venegas developed into a primary
offensive force in 2010 after flashes of scoring as an
underclassman... Is rated No. 98 in TopDrawerSoccer.com's list of
the top 100 collegiate senior professional prospects... Second on
the team with 7 goals and shared the Big West Conference lead with
4 game-winning scores -- Sept. 19 vs. Pittsburgh, Oct. 13 at Cal
State Northridge, Oct. 16 vs. Hope International and Nov. 10 at UC
Irvine in the Big West Tournament... Earned first-team All-Big West
honors... Fourth in the conference with his 7 goals and tied for
fifth with his 17 points... One of only two Titans (with Mark
Nelson) to start all 21 matches... As a true freshman in 2008 he
appeared in 18 matches, 14 as a starter... He had 12 shots on goal
and one score at Air Force on Sept. 12... Also had 1 assist... In
2009 he appeared in 17 of the 19 matches, starting 12 times... He
again had 2 goals -- both at UC Riverside on Oct. 21 in a 2-2
tie... with 13 shots on goal... The second score came on a penalty
kick... He has excelled on the pitch and in the classroom... Won
scholar-athlete awards and helped high school team win three
consecutive Sunset League championships... Quick, creative player
with the dribble or the pass... Switched his jersey number from 27
to 12 after one season.
HIGH SCHOOL: Four-year varsity letterman at Los Alamitos High School... Three-time first-team All-Sunset League selection... Twice made second-team All-CIF... Made first-team Orange County All-Stars... Won team awards as most improved (sophomore year), coaches award (junior year) and offensive player of the year (senior year) for Coach Donovan Martinez... Scored 19 goals with 19 assists in his career.
CLUB: Fullerton Rangers and Cypress FC.
PERSONAL: Born on July 29, 1989, in Norwalk, California... Parents are James and Michelle Venegas of Lakewood, California... Has an older brother (Dustin) and an older sister (Jamie)... Undeclared major who hopes to go into business management... Is a distant cousin of major league infielder Nomar Garciaparra... There's also a canonized saint in his family tree who drew the family to Rome for a ceremony... Enjoys video games, bowling, fishing and ping pong... Credits Scott Goldman for increasing his skill and lifting him to the next level of play.
2008: 18 matches, 14 starts, 1 goal, 1 assist,
2009: 17 matches, 12 starts, 2 goals (1/1
penalty kicks), 1 assist, 5 points
2010: 21 matches, 21 starts, 7 goals (1/2
penalty kicks), 3 assists, 17 points
TOTALS: 56 matches, 47 starts, 10 goals (2/3 penalty kicks), 5 assists, 25 points