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    Kevin Valenta
    Kevin Valenta


    St. Louis, Mo.

    High School:
    St. John Vianney

    Height / Weight:
    5-9 / 155


    2009: Saw playing time in all 20 matches, including making a start on Senior Day in a 1-0 win over Michigan State (11/7) ... Assisted on the match's lone goal in the win over the Spartans ... Scored first career goal vs. Wisconsin (10/17) ... Academic All-Big Ten.

    2008: Appeared in 22 of 23 matches, including earning a starting nod in a win over Penn State (10/4) ... Posted nine shots, including three on goal.

    2007: Appeared in each of the team's first two matches of the season, victories over Colgate and Bucknell, as well as against Butler ... Recorded a shot in the Colgate victory ... Missed the majority of the season with a knee injury.

    2006: Played in seven games with one start in the win at UC Irvine (9/4) ... Recorded one assist in the season-opening win against Hofstra (8/25) ... Took four shots.

    High School: Led his High School team to a state final appearance as captain ... Scored 10 goals and had 17 assists ... Had 28 goals and 35 assists for his career...Was a three-year starter and two time team MVP ... Two-time first team all-conference and first team all-state selection in 2005 ... Named to the Quincy All-Tournament Team as tournament MVP ... Plays his club ball with Scott Gallagher where he has played with current NU player Geoff Fallon ... His club team won US Club nationals in 2003 and followed up with a State championship and a Midwest league championship in 2004.

    Personal: Son of Tony and Laura Valenta ... His father, Tony, attended Vianney where he won the school's first of seven state championships and later played at Rockhurst University ... Chose Northwestern over Butler and Lafayette ... Major is political science.