First round match between Herd and Wildcats set to kickoff at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday
Knight named second team and all-freshman, Diaz-Salcedo also second team
Nine seniors to be recognized at Hoops Family Field
Kickoff from the ODU Soccer Complex set for 7 p.m.
Kickoff from FIU Soccer Stadium set for 7 p.m.
Marshall defeated No. 21 Kentucky at Hoops Family Field on Oct. 14, 1-0.
2017 All-Conference USA Second Team
Games Played/Games Started: 18/18 … Started and appeared in every match except one … Missed home match against Evansville (Aug. 27) due to injury … Logged 1,538 minutes, third highest on the squad … Increased minute total by over 1,000 from freshman season (521) to sophomore season … Played every minute of 15 matches including the final 13 games of the season … Major key component to the Herd’s defensive success … Used size and speed to cut off opponents scoring chances … Excelled in sending passes to Herd’s scorers as he tied for the team lead with four assists … Recorded assists at Robert Morris (Sept. 3), vs. South Carolina (Sept. 16), at Fort Wayne (Sept. 26) and vs. New Mexico (Sept. 30) … Had four total shots with three on goal.
2016 Conference USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll
2016 (Freshman): Games Played/Games Started: 11/6 … Key reserve coming off the bench as a freshman … Played 521 minutes … Played every minute of match at Evansville (Sept. 28) … Scored first career goal on a rebound in the 51st minute of Marshall’s 1-0 win at Eastern Illinois (Sept. 4) … Took advantage of his 44 minutes in match at Eastern Illinois with three shots, all on goal … Had nine shots with five on goal, a .556 shot on goal percentage … Finished the season with one goal.
Prior to Marshall:
Attended Escola Grevol (2010-14) and Jesuites El Clot School (2014-16) in Barcelona … Played the 2010-13 seasons with Club Esportiu Vila Olimpica … Team finished first in its division in 2010 … Scored eight goals during 2011 season … Played 2013-14 with Club Esportiu Jupiter … Was with C.F. Damm for the 2014-15 season … Spent this past season with Club Esportiu Europa.
Born Oct. 23, 1998 … Son of Alvaro Diaz Conradi and Carmen Salcedo Vereda … Father is a member of Club Prorunners in Barcelona as a Triathlete … Has a younger sister Paula (14) who plays basketball for Club Roser in Barcelona … Chose Marshall because “I think Marshall University is a fantastic place to learn in a positive and entrepreneurial environment. Its program in business is fantastic. It also gives me the opportunity to play soccer, my other passion … Plans to major in business.