AYSO Region 104 is very happy to welcome Albuquerque native Mike Graczyk as the newest coach of the UNM Lobo Men's Soccer team.
Mike is very familiar with UNM as he was the Lobo's goalkeeper from 2003 – 2007. He is in second place in program history in career appearances (66), career wins (44) and career goals against average (0.68). He is the UNM goalkeeping record holder in career shutouts (30), wins in a season (18) and shutouts in a season (13). Graczyk was the starting goalkeeper for the 2005 season that saw the Lobos advance all the way to the national championship match!
During his career at UNM, Mike also earned NSCAA Academic All-District and Academic All-MPSF honors. After his senior season in 2007, he was selected by the Colorado Rapids in the MLS Draft. He spent time with the Rapids, FC Dallas, and the San Jose Earthquakes during the 2008 and 2009 seasons.
After the MLS, Mike spent a year as an assistant coach at Harvard before becoming the assistant coach at Stanford, where he has been for the past 3 years.</p> <p>Before his UNM Days, Mike played in Albuquerque. He was the Albuquerque Tribune Player of the Year and the Gatorade New Mexico Player of the Year in 2002 after propelling La Cueva High School to a state championship. He was a First Team All-State selection with a state-best 0.41 goals allowed average for the Bears.
So, where did Mike get his start in soccer?
Like so many great players, Mike got started in AYSO!
Welcome back to Albuquerque, Mike! We wish you the greatest success with our New Mexico Lobos!