Kip Colvey

Kip Colvey
Kip Colvey
Kip Colvey
Real Name: Kip Colvey
HT: 5' 10" WT: 162
Pronunciation: Coal-vee
Age: 23 (03/15/1994)
Birthplace: Lihue, Hawaii
Hometown: Picton, New Zealand

Hometown: Picton, New Zealand
College: California Polytechnic State University
Citizenship: USA/New Zealand
Birth date: March 15, 1994

Acquired: Rapids selected defender Kip Colvey with the third overall pick in the 2017 Major League Soccer Waiver Draft on December 13, 2017.



  • Spent majority of 2017 on loan with Quakes USL affiliate Reno 1868 FC.
  • Played and started 10 games with Reno 1868, accumulating 856 minutes of playing time.
  • Called up by San Jose Earthquakes to play full 90 minutes against Seattle Sounders FC in a 2-1 victory at Avaya Stadium on June 28 in the Round of 16 of the U.S. Open Cup.


  • Selected by Earthquakes in the third round (49th overall) of the 2016 MLS SuperDraft and signed on March 4, 2016.
  • Made his MLS debut as a halftime substitute on March 6 in the 1-0 home win over the Colorado Rapids.
  • Appeared in four matches, making three starts during his rookie season.
  • Assisted Chris Wondolowski’s goal against the Portland Timbers March 13, helping the Quakes secure the 2-1 victory.


  • Earned his first New Zealand senior team call-up on May 11, 2016 for three Oceania Football Confederation Nations Cup games.
  • Played 83 minutes in the group stage match of the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup against Russia (2-0 L) on June 17, 2017.
  • Featured in four of six 2018 World Cup qualification matches against Fiji, Solomon Islands and Peru in 2017, eventually reaching the playoffs and being eliminated by Peru (2-0 aggregate) on November 16.
  • Played full 90 minutes in 1-1 friendly draw against the United States on Oct. 11, 2016.
  • Appeared for the U-23s at the 2015 Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Papua New Guinea.
  • Helped the Kiwis reach the Round of 16 at the 2011 FIFA U-17 World Cup.
  • Represented New Zealand at the U-17s, U-23s and senior team levels.


  • Played at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, California where he was a four-year starter who appeared in 74 matches (72 starts), tallying four goals and nine assists
  • Was named to All-Big West First Team in 2015 after leading a defense that allowed 0.98 goals per game, second lowest in the conference
  • Named to All-Big West second team in 2014 with his four assists ranked the third highest total by a conference player
  • Scored first collegiate goal as a sophomore in 2013 in the Big West Conference Tournament quarterfinal
  • Named to Big West All-Academic Team as a sophomore.


  • Two-year scholarship member at the prestigious Asia Pacific Football Academy
  • Captain of APFA side that toured the United Kingdom in 2010
  • Spent time in February 2010 training with Los Angeles Galaxy Academy squad
  • Competed for representative county side Canterbury since U-13 level
  • In athletics, captured regional sprinting and cross country championships


  • Son of Kip and Sue Colvey
  • Has one sister, Kendall
  • Majored in kinesiology

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Career Statistics (Regular Season)
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