College Signings and Alumni

College Signings and Alumni

If you have updates about any past Albuquerque United players, please send them to Heather Dahl at


AUFC Players Shine in College Ranks and Beyond…

Jeremiah Kirschman, played for a 1982 AUFC  team and for the US Air Force Academy, 2000-2003. For Summer 2103, he was selected for the US National All-Armed Forces Soccer Team and played in the first ever Military World cup out in Baku, Azerbaijan. He is a proud AUFC and Sandia HS alumni!


Congrats to Courtney Riley of the ’95 Fusion Team!

She was selected as the New Mexico 2013 Gatorade Player of the Year for Girls Soccer!


AUFC 95 Fusion – Class of 2013

  • Victoria Archuleta, New Mexico State University
  • Ruth Bruciaga, University of New Mexico
  • Emily Chavez, University of New Mexico
  • Devin Hart, New Mexico State University
  • Amy Neal, University of Tennessee
  • Courtney Riley, Ft. Lewis College
  • Maggie Sabik, New Mexico State University
  • Hatti Schunk, Texas Tech University
  • Ellae Montoya, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • Brianna Hemmert, Western State Colorado University
  • Breanna Atencio, Eastern New Mexico University
  • Adrianna Naranjo, Mendocino College
  • Jenna Thurman, Adams State (Track and Cross Country)


AUFC 94- Class of 2012

  • Anne Leung, Lawrence University


AUFC 91 – Class of 2009

  • Dayna DeLuca, Garden City College
  • Avila Garcia, Colorado State Pueblo
  • Kendra Nixon, Southern Nazarene University


AUFC 90 Girls 2006-07


AUFC 90 Boys 2006-07

  • Joao Chavira, Incarnate Word
  • Daniel Criel, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • Richard ‘Howie’ Howeson, West Texas A&M Unversity
  • Thomas Mohoric, St. Mary’s California
  • Brian Padilla, Northern Arizona University
  • Lloyd Kale Reeves, Northern Idaho College
  • Kevin Wenderoth, University of the Redlands
  • Mark Wilber, Georgetown University


AUFC 87 Girls 2003-04

  • Amber Wetsch, University of New Mexico
  • Terryn Granados, University of New Mexico
  • Andrea Alires, Fresno State University
  • Danielle Holloway, South West Texas State University
  • Natalie Jackson, Charleston Southern University
  • Sara Overfelt, McNeese State University
  • Shannon Adragna, University of New Mexico
  • Reyna Coca, California State at Los Angeles


AUFC 87 Boys 2003-04

  • Phillip Hoover, Oklahoma Christian University
  • Josh Bickel, Concordia University
  • Adam Arvizo, Colorado State University Pueblo
  • Travis Garner, Western Kentucky University
  • Jason Maestas, Benedictine University
  • Michel Porter, University of New Mexico
  • Justin Shepherd, Hardin-Simmons University


AUFC 86 Girls 2002-03

  • Alana Abeyta, University of New Mexico
  • Kara Henderson, Eastern New Mexico University
  • Natasha Lee, St Johns University
  • Kelsey Lueckenhoff, Southwest Baptist University
  • Leslie Miller, University of New Mexico
  • Mackenzie Atkinson, University of San Diego
  • Cassie Burke, West Texas A & M
  • Krista Couper, University of New Mexico
  • Kendall Mims, Southwest Baptist University
  • Katherine Han-Noggle, University of Colorado
  • Kaitlin Okamoto, Colorado College
  • Bridgette Sanchez, University of New Mexico
  • Shannon Ziegler, University Of Miami Ohio


AUFC 86 Boys 2002-03

  • Ruben Martinez, University of New Mexico
  • Taylor Noel, Tyler Texas Community College
  • Matt Chinchilla, University of Southern Colorado
  • Pat Dailey, Incarnate Ward (San Antonio)
  • Mike TenClay, North Western University (Iowa)
  • Kyle Fraser, University of Alabama
  • Brandon Schaefer, Steven’s Institute of Technology-Hoboken, NJ


AUFC 82 Boys 1999-2000


AUFC 81  Boys 1997-98

  • Justin Behar, U Colorado-Colorado Springs
  • Jay Sabatini, U Colorado-Colorado Springs
  • Ryan Grange, University of New Mexico, Cal State Chico
  • Marc Laws, University of New Mexico
  • AJ Herrera, Maryland


AUFC 80 Girls 1996-97

  • Demaree Sanchez, Hawaii
  • Jennifer Ham, Hawaii / Texas Tech
  • Makaela Gibson, Liberty
  • Jamie Justice, University of Tulsa
  • Molly George, University of Denver- forward (Santa Fe HS)
  • Brooke Remington, University of Denver- midfielder (La Cueva HS)


AUFC 80 Boys 1996-97

  • Issac Vanderberg, Portland
  • Lane Peercy, Creighton, USL Des Moines Menace


AUFC 79 Boys 1995-96

  • David Baca, University of New Mexico, USL Albuquerque Geckos
  • Andy Brooks, University of New Mexico


AUFC 77 Boys 1993-94

  • Daken Vanderburg, UCLA, University of New Mexico
  • Justin Spence, University of New Mexico
  • Sean Simpson, University of New Mexico
  • Kyle Wilkes, University of New Mexico
  • Mike Emillio, Oral Roberts
  • Ubusuko Abukusumo, UNLV, NC State, MLS Pro 40, MLS Columbus Crew
  • Chester Goodson, UCLA (D1 National Champion)
  • Damian Clarke, Midwestern State University, Fort Lewis Women’s Soccer Coach
  • Richie Hansen, Fort Lewis (D2 All-American), USL New Orleans Storm, MLS Col Rapids
  • Alan Baca, US Naval Academy
  • Colin Cheshire, USL Albuquerque Geckos, USL South Carolina Shamrocks