18 Kyle Kaveny
18 Kyle Kaveny
Birth Date: 11/16/1984
Height: 6-4
Weight: 205
Year: Senior
Hometown: Cupertino, Calif.
High School: Hotchkiss HS (Conn.)
Previous College: Duke
Position: Defender
2007: Became a regular on the Gaucho backline as a junior, appearing in 18 matches...Made a career-best 14 starts...Got his first start of the year at New Mexico (9/16) and was in the starting lineup in 13 of UCSB's next 14 contests...Was a critical piece of a defense that posted a conference-leading 1.04 goals against average. 2006: Appeared in 16 matches as a sophomore...Made his first career start at Cal State Northridge (9/27)...Got the starting nod in four other contests including UCSB's 2-1 come-from-behind win over San Diego State in the NCAA Tournament First Round (11/11)...The Gauchos were 4-1-0 in the five games he started...Saw significant time during Santa Barbara's title run, specifically against SDSU, SMU, Old Dominion, and UCLA, filling in for injured defender Jeff Murphy...Recorded two shots on the year, including the first of his career. 2005: Kaveny appeared in three games during his redshirt freshman season, including UCSB's 2-0 win over San Diego State in the NCAA Tournament (11/19).

Redshirted the 2004 season.

Spent time with four different club programs; the MVLA Untouchables in 2002, the DeAnza Ruckus in 2003, and both the San Juan Predators and Santa Clara Sporting Ruckus in 2004...Captained both the Predators and the Sporting Ruckus that year...Led MVLA to the Cal-North Premier League title...Won the U.S. Club National Championship, as well as the California State and Portland Cups with De Anza...Helped guide San Juan to a pair of Nomads Tournament titles, the Thanksgiving Invitational, and the College Showcase...Won the Cal-North State Cup with the Santa Clara Sporting Ruckus.

Kaveny attended Hotchkiss High School in Lakeville, Conn. for a post-graduate year in 2003 after graduating Magna Cum Laude from St. Francis High School in Mountain View, Calif....Was a member of the National Honor Society at SFHS...Twice recognized with all-league honors at St. Francis and was named his team's captain and MVP as a senior...He also ran track at Hotchkiss, ranking as high as first in the league for the 200-meter sprint.

Kyle Jameson Kaveny was born Nov. 16, 1984 in Redwood City, Calif....Enters his final year at UCSB as a Mechanical Engineering major with a minor in Exercise & Health Science...Aspires to work in the biomedical field in the future...One of his most memorable sporting moments was watching UCSB beat Duke 5-0 at the 2004 College Cup...A fan of mixed martial artist Forrest Griffin because of his tireless work ethic and philosophical approach to athletic competition...Would love the chance the play alongside Barcelona center-back Carles Puyol..."Way of the Peaceful Warrior" is currently his favorite story...John Wooden's "Wooden" is his top read at the moment...Son of John and Diane Kaveny...Has three older siblings, Sage, Brock, and Cayse...His father competed in javelin at the 1976 Olympic Trials and his mother played professional softball in 1978...Sister Cayse played volleyball at Florida Atlantic University and is currently the head coach at Pinewood High School in Los Altos Hills, Calif.


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