Colavecchia on Velten: "Without question Tim Velten was one of the players that really established a mark on the team last year. His influence of being calm and always poised was a key factor for us. He is a quite leader and he will really need to rally the troops and get everyone on the same page. Without question he is a major asset to our team."
As a Junior: Saw action in 17 games, starting 16 for the Cardinals...Named Co-Most Valuable Player by his teammates...Was also named Defensive Most Valuable by his teammates...Finished the season with six shots and one assist...Named to the Athletic Director's Honor Roll...Named to the Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll.
At SIU Edwardsville: Was a starter for the Cougars his freshman and sophomore seasons, starting in all 39 games...Named Great Lakes Valley Conference Co-Freshman of the Year...Named first team All-Great Lakes Valley Conference his sophomore year...Also earned first team all-region honors his sophomore season...Named a third team NCSAA All-American his sophomore season...Finished his career with four goals, two assists and two game-winning goals while mostly playing in the backfield...A member of the Dean's list in the fall and spring semesters of his sophomore season.
In High School: Lettered four seasons for Webster Groves High School...Named second team all-state his senior year...Also named first team all-conference all four seasons...Named Suburban South Player of the Year as a senior...Named third team all-metro his senior year...Also lettered in basketball and baseball.
Personal: Parents are James and Gail Velten...Major is physical education...Born 9/1/83.