LOGAN, Utah – Utah State soccer juniors Amber Marshall and Ashley Cardozo have been named all-Mountain West, while freshman keeper Diera Walton has been named to the all-freshmen team, as announced by the conference offices on Monday afternoon.
Both Marshall and Cardozo were named to the second team, marking the third consecutive year that Cardozo has been named all-conference. Marshall earned her first all-conference honor after playing in all but 15 minutes during Utah State’s conference slate. The Clearfield High School product was a steadying presence as a holding midfielder throughout the year and added one goal and one assist, and recorded 14 shots. Marshall scored a game-tying goal on the road at Illinois State and then tacked on her assist in Utah State’s 3-0 victory over Colorado College.
Cardozo finished the year with nine points, totaling one goal and seven assists. Her seven assists were the third-most in school history, increasing her career total to 17, also third in the USU record books. The Holladay, Utah native led the Aggies with 47 shots, including a team-best 25 shots on goal. Her lone goal of the year came at Marquette, the first of a five-goal blowout of the Golden Eagles on the road.
Walton started at keeper for the Aggies in all but one match during the year and played in more minutes in league play than any other goalkeeper in the Mountain West. Walton finished the season with 88 saves, the third most in a single season in Utah State history, and six shutouts, the most clean sheets recorded by a freshman since the 2013 season. Walton also finished the year with a goals-against-average of 0.91, the sixth-best in a single season in USU history.
Utah State wrapped up its season last week with a 1-0 victory over league-leading Boise State, punctuating its year with an overall mark of 8-10-1.