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Kip Warren Colvey II (born 15 March 1994) is a New Zealand former professional footballer. He last played for Colorado Rapids in Major League Soccer.[1]

Kip Colvey
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Colvey with New Zealand in 2017
Personal information
Full name Kip Warren Colvey II
Date of birth (1994-03-15) 15 March 1994 (age 25)
Place of birth Lihue, Hawaii, United States
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
2007–2010 Canterbury United
2010–2012 Asia-Pacific Football Academy
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012–2015 Cal Poly Mustangs 74 (4)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012 Bay Area Ambassadors
2013–2014 Ventura County Fusion 24 (3)
2016–2017 San Jose Earthquakes 4 (0)
2016Sacramento Republic (loan) 6 (0)
2017Reno 1868 (loan) 10 (0)
2018 Colorado Rapids 3 (0)
2018Colorado Springs Switchbacks (loan) 3 (0)
National team
New Zealand U17
2015 New Zealand U23 2 (0)
2016–2018 New Zealand 15 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 09:00, 16 October 2018 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 18:03, 27 November 2017 (UTC)

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Early lifeEdit

Colvey was born in Hawaii, but grew up in the Marlborough Sounds in New Zealand. He was educated at Nelson College and played senior football for the Nelson Suburbs club, before moving to Christchurch where he attended the Asia–Pacific Football Academy.[2]

CareerEdit

College and amateurEdit

Colvey spent all four years of his college career at California Polytechnic State University between 2012 and 2015.[3] Colvey also spent the 2013 and 2014 seasons with the Ventura County Fusion of the Premier Development League. In 2013, he scored one goal in twelve league matches[4] while scoring two goals in twelve appearances in 2014.[5]

ProfessionalEdit

On 19 January 2016, Colvey was drafted 49th overall in the 2016 MLS SuperDraft by San Jose Earthquakes.[6] Kip got his first start of the season on 13 March 2016 against the Portland Timbers and played the full 90 minutes.[7] He signed with the club on 4 March 2016 and earned honors as SBI MLS Rookie of the Week on 14 March 2016.[8][9]

On 2 April 2017, he played the first match for Reno 1868 FC.[10]

Colvey was released by San Jose on 27 November 2017.[11] Two weeks later he was selected by the Colorado Rapids in the league's 2017 waiver draft, reuniting him with Anthony Hudson, his former international manager.[12]

In July 2018, Colvey was loaned to Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC.[13]

Following his release by Colorado at the end of their 2018 season, Colvey announced his decision to retire from playing professional football.[14]

InternationalEdit

On 12 May 2016 he was named in the 23-man squad for the All Whites for the 2016 OFC Nations Cup.[15] Colvey made his debut for the senior New Zealand national football team in a 2016 OFC Nations Cup 3–1 win over Fiji.[16]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Rollo, Phillip. "All Whites defender Kip Colvey announces shock retirement from football". stuff.co.nz. Retrieved 27 November 2018.
  2. ^ Rollo, Phillip (5 March 2016). "San Jose Earthquakes Major League Soccer team sign Kiwi Kip Colvey". Stuff.co.nz. Retrieved 26 March 2016.
  3. ^ "Kip Colvey – Cal Poly". Gopoly.com. Retrieved 8 March 2016.
  4. ^ "2013 PDL Field Stats". PDL. Retrieved 8 March 2016.
  5. ^ "2014 PDL Field Stats". PDL. Retrieved 8 March 2016.
  6. ^ "Earthquakes Select Defender Kip Colvey in the Third Round and Midfielder Tyler Thompson in the Fourth Round of the 2016 MLS SuperDraft | San Jose Earthquakes". Sjearthquakes.com. 4 March 2016. Retrieved 8 March 2016.
  7. ^ "By The Numbers: A closer look at the Quakes' jump start into 2016". Sjearthquakes.com. 15 March 2016. Retrieved 22 March 2016.
  8. ^ "Earthquakes Sign 2016 SuperDraft Pick Kip Colvey | San Jose Earthquakes". Sjearthquakes.com. 4 March 2016. Retrieved 8 March 2016.
  9. ^ "SBI MLS Rookie of the Week: Kip Colvey". sbisoccer.com. 14 March 2016. Retrieved 19 March 2016.
  10. ^ "NEWS: Earthquakes Loan Defender Kip Colvey to Reno 1868 FC for Two Preseason Matches". Sjearthquakes.com. 28 February 2017. Retrieved 2 April 2017.
  11. ^ https://www.sjearthquakes.com/post/2017/11/27/news-earthquakes-announce-roster-moves-ahead-2018-mls-season
  12. ^ https://www.mlssoccer.com/post/2017/12/13/rapids-select-kip-colvey-diop-goes-montreal-2017-mls-waiver-draft
  13. ^ https://www.coloradorapids.com/post/2018/07/13/colorado-rapids-loan-defender-kip-colvey-colorado-springs-switchbacks-fc
  14. ^ https://www.stuff.co.nz/marlborough-express/108253548/All-Whites-defender-Kip-Colvey-announces-shock-retirement-from-football
  15. ^ "All Whites' best defenders not included in squad for crucial Oceania Nations Cup". Sjearthquakes.com. 12 May 2016. Retrieved 25 March 2016.
  16. ^ https://www.fifa.com/worldcup/matches/round=276459/match=300347018/index.html

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