Martin Del Campo Earns Big West Weekly Honors

Senior defender Ramon Martin Del Campo was named the Big West Conference Defensive Player of the Week for the first time in his career on Monday.
Sept. 29, 2014

DAVIS, Calif. -- UC Davis senior defender Ramon Martin Del Campo was named the Big West Conference Defensive Player of the Week on Monday afternoon after helping the Aggies handcuff a pair of West Coast Conference offenses last weekend.

It is the first career weekly honor for the Chula Vista, California, native, becoming only the 12th different Aggie to earn the conference's weekly award and joining teammate Kris Schultz as honorees from UC Davis this season. Schultz earned the league's first defensive player of the week award of the 2014 season back on Sept. 1.

Martin Del Campo led a defensive charge that limited San Francisco and Saint Mary's to a combined six shots on goal over 220 minutes of soccer, helping UC Davis forge a pair of draws. He also got into the act on the offensive end, converting a penalty kick in the 64th minute against the Gaels, giving the Aggies an early 1-0 lead on Sunday.

The score was the first for Martin Del Campo in over two years, last finding the back of the net in 2012 with the tying goal in the 86th minute of a 2-2 draw at San Francisco on Sept. 6.

Still one of two unbeaten teams in the Big West entering the start of conference play, Martin Del Campo and UC Davis are 2-0-7 overall, having played in seven consecutive double-overtime matches and riding a school record-tying string of four consecutive draws with South Division foes Cal State Fullerton and UC Riverside paying a visit this weekend.

The Aggies and Titans open on Thursday (Oct. 2) at 1 p.m. at the Aggie Soccer Field, in a match that has been rescheduled from its original 7 p.m. start time at Aggie Stadium. It will be the opening act of a doubleheader with the UC Davis women's team, which faces Riverside at 4 p.m.

The Aggies then close out the weekend against the Highlanders on Saturday (Oct. 4) at 3 p.m., also at Aggie Soccer Field.

9/17/07 - Sule Anibaba*
11/12/07 - Juan Hernandez
11/19/07 - Paul Marcoux
9/1/08 - Quincy Amarikwa
9/22/08 - Dylan Curtis*
10/6/08 - Paul Marcoux
10/13/08 - Quincy Amarikwa
10/27/08 - Dylan Curtis
9/28/09 - Chris Beville
10/18/10 - Omar Zeenni (D)
10/17/11 - Matt Sheldon (O) & Omar Zeenni (D)
10/24/11 - Kevin Schulte (O) & Omar Zeenni (D)
9/3/12 - Omar Zeenni (D)
10/8/12 - Alex Henry (O)
10/15/12 - Alex Henry (O)
10/29/12 - Matt Sheldon (O)
9/30/13 - Omar Zeenni (D)
9/1/14 - Kris Schultz (D)
9/29/14 - Ramon Martin Del Campo (D)

Omar Zeenni - 5
Quincy Amarikwa - 2
Dylan Curtis - 2
Alex Henry - 2
Paul Marcoux - 2
Matt Sheldon - 2
Sule Anibaba - 1
Chris Beville - 1
Juan Hernandez - 1
Ramon Martin Del Campo - 1
Kevin Schulte - 1
Kris Schultz - 1

* denotes Big West Co-Player of the Week
(D) denotes Big West Defensive Player of the Week
(O) denotes Big West Offensive Player of the Week