Steven Lenhart

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Steven Lenhart
Steven Lenhart, San Jose Earthquakes.jpg
Personal information
Date of birth (1986-08-28) August 28, 1986 (age 27)
Place of birth Jacksonville, Florida, United States
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
San Jose Earthquakes
Number 24
Youth career
2000-2004 Irvine Strikers
2004 Point Loma Nazarene Sealions
2005–2007 Azusa Pacific Cougars
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007 Southern California Seahorses 6 (3)
2008–2010 Columbus Crew 63 (13)
2011– San Jose Earthquakes 61 (19)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of November 3, 2013.
† Appearances (Goals).

Steven Lenhart (born August 28, 1986 in Jacksonville, Florida) is an American soccer player who currently plays for San Jose Earthquakes in Major League Soccer.

Career[edit]

College and amateur[edit]

Lenhart grew up in Yorba Linda, California, and attended Esperanza High School. He attended Point Loma Nazarene University for one year before transferring to Azusa Pacific University. He tallied 38 goals and 12 assists in his 61 career collegiate games for Azusa Pacific, and was named a NAIA All-American in 2007. He was also named to the NAIA All-Tournament Team in 2006 and 2007, was honored as the NAIA Tournament's Outstanding Offensive Player in 2006 and 2007, and was MVP of the 2007 NAIA Tournament while helping lead Azusa Pacific to the 2007 NAIA national title over Concordia University, Irvine. During his college years, Lenhart also played for the Southern California Seahorses in the USL Premier Development League.

Professional[edit]

Quakes 24 lenhart.jpg

Lenhart was selected by the Columbus Crew as the 48th overall selection in the 2008 MLS SuperDraft. He made his MLS debut on May 31, 2008 as a second half substitute against Chivas USA, and scored his first MLS goal on June 21, 2008, against Los Angeles Galaxy.His Rookie season ended with an MLS Championship. Coach Sigi Schmid subbed Steven into the last 5 minutes to show his appreciation for the contribution to the Crew's winning season.

Outside of MLS league play Lenhart has proved himself a capable scorer, tallying 3 goals in the 2009–10 CONCACAF Champions League. He scored his first goal in the 58' minute in a 2 - 0 victory against the Puerto Rico Islanders, and claiming the other 2 goals in the 65' and 83' minute in a come from behind 2 - 2 draw against Mexican side Toluca.

Lenhart netted his first goal of the 2010-11 CONCACAF Champions League in the 79' minute in a 3-0 win over Joe Public F.C., making his total 4 goals in the Champions League thus far.

Lenhart also has 2 goals so far in the 2010 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, his first coming in the 94' minute against the Rochester Rhinos who knocked out the Columbus Crew from the tournament the previous year, his goal ended up being the game winner as the final score was 2 - 1 in favor of the Crew.

On January 13, 2011 Lenhart was traded to the San Jose Earthquakes along with allocation money in exchange for the #15 pick in the 2011 MLS SuperDraft.[1] He signed a new contract with San Jose on November 30, 2011.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Steven's father, Gary Lenhart, passed away in 2011 and Steven took a leave of absence during that season. Steven's sister, Jennifer, is married to current FC Dallas midfielder, Adam Moffat. Lenhart and Moffat played together in Columbus.

Career statistics[edit]

As of March 23, 2014 [3]
Club Season League MLS Cup Playoffs U.S. Open Cup Champions League Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Columbus Crew 2008 10 4 2 1 2 1 14 6
2009 26 3 2 0 1 0 29 3
2010 27 6 2 0 4 2 6 3 39 11
San Jose Earthquakes 2011 14 5 2 0 16 5
2012 26 10 2 0 3 1 31 11
2013 21 4 - - - - 4 0 25 4
2014 2 0 - - - - 2 0
Career total 126 32 8 1 12 4 10 3 156 40

Honors[edit]

Columbus Crew[edit]

San Jose Earthquakes[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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