|HOMETOWN||Saint Charles, Ill.|
|HIGH SCHOOL (PREV. SCHOOL)||North|
2005-2006: A Mid-Continent Conference First Team selection ... played second singles all season for the Crusaders ... went 4-2 in Mid-Continent Conference play ... only Crusader to win a singles match in the Mid-Con Tournament ... finished the season winning 11 of final 15 singles contests ... went a perfect 4-0 in conference play and 5-0 overall at first doubles with Nic Kooyers ... played third doubles with Alex Lau earlier in the spring
2004-2005: A Second Team All Mid-Continent Conference selection ... played third singles most of the season for the Brown and Gold ... went 4-1 in Mid-Continent Conference action as a sophomore in singles ... finished 12-17 overall in singles play ... won five of first seven matches ... played mainly second and third doubles ... named to the Mid-Con All-Academic Team.
2003-2004: Named Mid-Continent Conference Athlete of the Week on February 24 following his win against Dayton ... played third singles a majority of the season for the Crusaders ... posted a 3-3 record in Mid-Con action as a rookie ... teamed with Nic Kooyers to play second doubles all season ... the duo went 9-16 overall and 3-2 in Mid-Con play.
Prep: A three-time All-Upstate Eight Conference selection for the North Stars ... won the Upstate Eight Conference title ... a two-time Academic All-Conference selection.
Personal: Joe is the son of Mel and Sue Venegas ... major is mechanical engineering ... born February 16, 1985.