Marshall’s next match at Old Dominion Saturday Oct. 21
Kickoff from FIU Soccer Stadium set for 7 p.m.
Lopez-Mendez scores second goal of the season for Herd
Kickoff scheduled for 7 p.m.
Kickoff from North Athletic Complex set for 1 p.m.
Games Played/Games Started: 5/5 … Made first career Division I start at home against UNC Asheville (Aug. 25) and recorded one save in the 3-0 shutout win … Finished with a 1-4 record … 1.60 goals against average … .619 save percentage … 13 saves and eight goals allowed for the year … Played 449 minutes in net for the Herd … Recorded season-high four saves in 1-0 loss at Liberty.
Prior to Marshall: Rio Grande
2016 NAIA Runner-Up
2016 NAIA All-American
2016 NAIA All-Tournament Team
2016 River States Conference Regular Season Champion
2016 River States Conference Tournament Champion
2016 River States Conference First Team Selection
2015 NAIA National Champion
2015 NAIA Tournament MVP
2015 NAIA All-Tournament Team
2015 NAIA Most Outstanding Defensive Player
2015 NAIA All-American First Team
2015 River States Conference Regular Season Champion
2015 River States Conference Tournament Champion
2015 River States Conference Defensive Player of the Year
2015 River States Conference Freshman of the Year
2015 River States Conference First Team Selection
Played two seasons at the University of Rio Grande … Was an NAIA All-American for the Red Storm and helped the squad to back-to-back national championship appearances winning it all in 2015 … As a sophomore in 2016, played 2,291 minutes starting all 25 matches … Recorded 42 saves and allowed just 14 goals … As a freshman in 2015, played every minute of all 24 contests and allowed just 13 goals while making 48 saves … Finished with a record of 23-1 on the way to the NAIA National Championship.
Personal: Born April 28, 1996 … Son of Juan Francisco Martinez and Marjorie Martinez … Has a sister, Jade (21) … Chose to come to Marshall because, “…of the incredible athletic and academic environment the university has to offer in one of the best soccer conferences in the country. I believe that with the great coaching staff that Marshall has, the future of the program will be greatly affected in the most positive way. I can’t wait for my journey as a part of the Thundering Herd to begin.” … Majoring in finance.