Women's Soccer News

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Women's Soccer News

NMSU Women's Soccer Makes Coaching Change, Delgado Not Retained

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State Director of Athletics Mario Moccia announced Sunday afternoon that head women’s soccer coach Freddy Delgado’s contract will not be renewed.

Delgado finished his tenure at New Mexico State with an overall record of 24-55-4 and 12-19-3 in Western Athletic Conference play after four seasons at the helm, fifth overall with the program. He recently wrapped up the 2017 season with a 9-10-2 overall record and 3-3-1 mark in WAC play.

Delgado became the all-time wins leader for New Mexico State on Saturday, Aug. 26, of this year when the Aggies defeated Alcorn state 8-0 – passing his predecessor Blair Quinn (17-35-8).  Continue Reading This Post >>

Three NMSU Women's Soccer Players Earn Postseason All-WAC Honors

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

DENVER, CO - New Mexico State women’s soccer forward Devin Hart and midfielder Aileen Galicia were named to the 2017 All-WAC team, both earning spots on the first team. Goalkeeper Dmitri Fong earned Second Team All-WAC honors, the Western Athletic Conference announced Wednesday evening.

Hart, who hails from Albuquerque, N.M., leads the Aggies in goals with 11 and nine assists thus far in 2017. The senior forward also leads the Aggies with 31 points.

Galicia, a native of Indio, Calif., finished the 2017 regular-season leading NM State in shots (55) and shots-on-goal (29).

Fong, a product of Albuquerque, N.M., tallied five shutouts during the 2017 regular-season campaign. The redshirt freshman also recorded 99 saves and 1310:59 minutes of play.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Dmitri Fong Named WAC Women's Soccer Defensive Player Of The Week

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

DENVER, CO - New Mexico State women’s soccer goalkeeper Dmitri Fong was named Defensive Player of the Week by the Western Athletic Conference Monday morning.

Fong has played an instrumental role in the Aggies’ 1-0-1 thus far in the 2017 season as starting goalkeeper. In the season opener against UTEP, she held the Miners to only one goal with a total of seven saves that led the team to a victory in double-overtime. Two days later, they faced Northern Illinois on the road where she racked up 110 minutes of play time and helped guide the Aggies to a 0-0 draw in another nail-biting, double-overtime match.

New Mexico State will resume play this week with two matches. First up will be the Battle of I-25 as they host the New Mexico Lobos Aug. 24 at 5 p.m. The Aggies then head back on the road to Grambling State where they will duke it out with the Tigers at 4 p.m. on Aug. 26.

NMSU Releases 2017 Soccer Schedule

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State head women’s soccer coach Freddy Delgado released the 2017 schedule Thursday morning.

The 2017 schedule features 10 home matches, six during the non-conference slate and four during Western Athletic Conference play. The Aggies are also battling it out on the pitch with four teams for the first-time in program history in Alcorn State, Colorado State, Grambling State and SMU – all road games.

“We are excited for what could be an unprecedented season,” Delgado said. “We have several decisive home matches, including rivalry games against UTEP and UNM. We also host tough conference opponents in CSU Bakersfield, Grand Canyon and UMKC.”  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Soccer Signs Seven For 2017

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - With the 2017 soccer season just six months away, New Mexico State women's soccer head coach Freddy Delgado announced the signing of nine players for the upcoming campaign.

"This may be the deepest and most well coached freshmen class we've had," Delgado said. "Each of these student-athletes comes from a high level of club soccer. They train and compete on a daily basis with and against some of the best players in the country. Because they come from some of the most competitive teams in the nation, I expect they will be a bit more advanced than the average freshmen class. I expect them to contribute from an early point in the year."  Continue Reading This Post >>

Seventeen Aggies Earn Academic All-WAC Honors

DENVER, CO - The Western Athletic Conference today announced the 2016 Academic All-WAC honorees from men’s and women’s cross country, men’s and women’s soccer and volleyball. To be eligible for the honor, a student-athlete must have completed at least one academic year, have at least a 3.2 cumulative grade-point average and have participated in at least 50 percent of the team’s contests. A total of 17 student-athletes from New Mexico State were named to the list.

Men's Cross Country
Ricardo De Santiago, Sr.
Marco Perez, Sr.

Women' Cross Country
Cassey Amberg, Jr.
Crissey Amberg, Jr.
Nichole Gomez, So.
Regina Marquez, So.

Women's Soccer
Gabby Campbell, Sr.
Audriana Chavez, So.
Aileen Galicia, So.
Zorena Hazen, So.
Ashley Martin, So.
Rebecca Mazzie, So.
Alexandria Otero, So.
Dominique Rivera, So.
Sarina Stockton, So.

Volleyball  Continue Reading This Post >>

Ashley Martin Named WAC Women's Soccer Defensive Player Of The Week

Written By: WAC Media Relations

DENVER, CO – NM State’s Ashley Martin has been named Western Athletic Conference Women’s Soccer Defensive Player of the Week for the week of Oct. 3-9.

Martin, a sophomore from Rio Rancho, N.M. (Cleveland HS), allowed just one goal and made 11 saves to help NM State secure a road draw against UMKC on Sunday. In a match where the ‘Roos outshot the Aggies 34-6, Martin made five saves in the first half to help the Aggies stay within striking distance and closed the match with four saves in the first overtime. She also started in the Aggies’ win over Chicago State on Friday, making two saves and allowing no goals during her 45 minutes of action. Martin had a .929 save percentage on the week and her 82 saves on the season place her 19th in the nation.

NMSU Soccer Honored With NSCAA Team Academic Award

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

KANSAS CITY, MO - The 2015-16 New Mexico State women’s soccer team was honored by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America on Thursday as the NSCAA announced its Team Academic Award.

To qualify for the award, the team must have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 or higher for the entire academic year. The team GPA was determined by every player’s GPA, then dividing by the number of players.

New Mexico State checked in with a team GPA of 3.45 and was one of six schools in the Western Athletic Conference to earn the honor with Grand Canyon and UMKC earning the honor for both men’s and women’s.

New Mexico State opens WAC play this Friday, Oct. 7, at noon against Chicago State before flying to Kansas City to face off against UMKC at noon on Sunday, Oct. 9, on the WAC Digital Network.

Aileen Galicia Named WAC Women's Soccer Offensive Player Of The Week

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

DENVER, CO - New Mexico State women’s soccer sophomore forward Aileen Galicia was named the Western Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Week on Monday by the conference after firing in her first career hat trick.

This is the first weekly honor for NM State in 2016 and the first since Rian Nials was named defensive player of the week on Sept. 28 last season. She's also the first player in the WAC to record a hat trick this season.

Galicia’s hat trick was just the second one in program history. Yolanda McMillion was the only other player to record a hat trick, knocking in three of her own back on Aug. 29, 2010, against Prairie View A&M in an 8-0 win.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Soccer Picked To Finish Sixth In WAC Preseason Coaches Poll

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

DENVER, CO - The New Mexico State women's soccer team was picked to finish sixth this season in the preseason poll voted on by the league's head coaches the Western Athletic Conference announced on Wednesday.

Head coach Freddy Delgado's team secured 19 points in the preseason poll, one spot down from the Aggies' fifth-place finish in 2015 where they went 4-6-0. The four wins in conference play last season tied for the most wins during league play by the Aggies since their inaugural season in 2009 where they finished 4-3-1.

The Aggies return 9-of-11 starters while reloading with 11 newcomers – three of which are junior college transfers. NM State will also have the services of three of its top four point scorers last season in Aileen Galicia (12 points), Holly Abdelkader (11 points) and Devin Hart (10 points).  Continue Reading This Post >>