RICHMOND, Va.- University of Delaware Men's Soccer forward Guillermo Delgado has proved himself to be a true leader in the start of his rookie year. For the second time in three weeks, Delgado earned Colonial Athletic Association Rookie of the Week accolades. This week, he shares the title with Hofstra forward Ignacio Gorrono.
A native of Tres Cantos, Spain, Delgado scored two goals in each of the Blue Hens two games last week when the squad went 1-1 during a heartbreaking double overtime match at Seton Hall. The team then handed St. Bonaventure its first loss of the season. Delgado tallied the game-winner against the Bonnies.
Delgado currently leads the CAA with eight goals and 16 points. On the national scene, the freshman ranks first in goals and second in points. He is the only freshman who ranks in the national top 35 in goals. Delaware ranks second in the nation in points per game (9.80,) scoring offense (3.20 points per game,) and goals (16.)
Delaware Head Coach Ian Hennessy says he is thrilled for Delgado.
"His success reminds me so much of the path Roberto Gimenez took his freshman year when he was named the CAA Rookie of the Year in 2011," Hennessy said.
"Guillermo is a terrific person and I am very happy for him and for the squad.
In its five games this season, the Blue Hens scored at least three goals in each match. The last time Delaware scored three or more goals in five straight games was 1971. This has only been achieved twice in the program's history.
The Blue Hens have a perfect 4-0 record at home and a 4-1-0 overall record heading into their next outing tonight at home vs. Temple at 7 p.m.