Nine seniors to be recognized at Hoops Family Field
Kickoff from FIU Soccer Stadium set for 7 p.m.
Lopez-Mendez scores second goal of the season for Herd
Kickoff against New Mexico from Hoops Family Field on Saturday set for 7 p.m.
Kickoff from Hefner Soccer Complex set for 5 p.m.
Marshall defeated No. 21 Kentucky at Hoops Family Field on Oct. 14, 1-0.
Games Played/Games Started: 17/10 … Logged 835 minutes during season … Part of midfield rotation that brought in a spark of speed and intensity … Scored two goals and had one assist … First goal of the season came on a penalty kick at Northern Kentucky (Sept. 20) … Scored second goal of the year against New Mexico (Sept. 30) … Assisted on goal against Eastern Illinois (Sept. 13) … Played all 110 minutes of double-overtime draw at Northern Kentucky.
2016 (Junior): Games Played/Games Started: 14/8 … Logged 854 minutes in first season with Marshall … Tied for second on the team with two goals … Scored first goal of the season at Evansville (Sept. 28) in the 18th minute … Scored the equalizer in the 30th minute at home against FIU (Oct. 15) … Finished season with nine shots and five on goal.
Prior to Marshall:
Transferred from Jefferson College … A two-time first team All-MCCAC selection as well as two-time All-Region … As a sophomore scored 10 goals and registered 10 assists … Scored one goal and three assists in the regional final … Attended Kennedy High School and was a three-time all-conference selection … Named two-time All-Assist … As a senior was named team captain, team MVP and honored as the Most Valuable Attacker.
Born Sept. 24, 1996 … Son of Julio Cesar Lopez and Claudia Mendez Gomez … Chose Marshall because “it is a great school” … Hopes to play professional soccer.