.......... Matador Soccer Field .......
Matador Soccer Field is the home venue for the Cal State Northridge men's and women's soccer teams.
Womens Head Soccer Coach
2009 BIG WEST CONFERENCE COACH OF THE YEAR
Keith West is in his 11th season as head coach of the Matadors womens soccer team. The Matadors are 87-93-17 under West.
CSUN went 11-8-1 and 4-3-1 in conference play in 2015. The team matched its best six-game start in 10 seasons by going 5-1. Four Matadors earned All-Big West Conference honors including Cynthia Sanchez (First Team), Kourtney Kutscher (First Team), Kendall Moskal (Second Team) and Lindsay Kutscher (All-Freshman Team).
In 2014, the Matadors went 7-11-2 during the regular season but did earn their way into the postseason with a 4-3-1 conference record. CSUN clinched its fifth appearance over the last six years in the Big West Conference Championship tournament. The Matadors dropped a hard fought contest 1-0 to Cal State Fullerton in the conference semifinals. Six Matadors earned All-Conference honors including Leandra Walker (1st Team), Taylor Hobson (1st Team), Brittanie Sakajian (Honorable Mention), Lyndsey Preston (Honorable Mention), Jovani McCaskill (Honorable Mention) and Cynthia Sanchez (Honorable Mention).
Assistant Womens Soccer Coach
Jenny Ruiz-Williams joined the women’s soccer team staff as an assistant coach in February 2018. Ruiz-Williams works with the team’s defense.
Originally from Anaheim, Ruiz-Williams most recently served as a director and coach of the Nashville Football Club since 2014 as she managed the development of the girls academy and mentored players on regional teams who have competed in international competitions. While in Tennessee, Ruiz-Williams also worked as a selection and district training coach for the Tennessee Olympic Development Program and Player Development Program.
Ruiz-Williams has been the girls academy director and coach at the Palo Alto Soccer Club from 2010-2013 and in 2015. She was also a director and coach with Elite Academy for Girls in the San Francisco Bay area.
Zach Feldman is entering his second season as assistant coach after four years as a volunteer assistant coach for the mens soccer program at CSUN. Feldman was a four-year starter for head coach Terry Davila from 2001-2005, making four NCAA appearances. He was a team captain in 2004 and 2005, leading the Matadors to a Sweet Sixteen berth in the NCAA College Cup during his senior campaign. Prior to playing for CSUN, Feldman laced up for the Conquistadors of El Camino Real High School, winning City Championships in 1999 and 2001, being named the L.A. City Player of the Year by both the Daily News and Los Angeles Times as a senior.
In addition to his time spent as an assistant at CSUN, Feldman is a coach with Real SoCal Soccer Club for the Boys Under-9 team. He is also a head trainer with the US Academy U-18 squad and is the head coach for L.A. Maccabi Soccer. Prior to that, Feldman was the director of recreation for Rampage Futbol Club for two seasons for the Girls U-15 and -10 teams and the Boys U-10 and -9 squads.
Feldman coached the California Stars Soccer Club from 2005-2007, working primarily with the Girls Under-16 and Boys Under-15 teams. He was also an assistant coach for the girls varsity squad at El Camino Real High School, helping lead the Conquistadors to back-to-back City Championships in 2005 and 2006.
Volunteer Assistant Coach
Tony Castro begins his first season with the CSUN mens soccer program as a volunteer assistant coach in the 2015 season. He will work the with the CSUN defense, goalkeepers, and handle other administrative responsibilities with the Matadors.,
Castro brings extensive playing and coaching experience to the Matadors. At the professional level, he has worked as an assistant coach with UPSLs Valley United and NPSLs Santa Clarita Storm. He spent three years as an assistant coach at College of the Canyons, working both with the mens and womens programs.
At the high school level, Castro has worked at West Ranch High School, Golden Valley High School, Hart High School and John Burroughs High School. He also brings experience with youth squads at Real SoCal, Valley United and the Santa Clarita Valley Magic.,
Volunteer Assistant Womens Soccer Coach
Ivan Alzate returns back to sidelines at CSUN as he joins the womens soccer staff for the 2016-17 year. An accomplished player and veteran coach, Alzate has previously assisted on the coaching staff for both the womens soccer and mens soccer teams for nine combined seasons dating back to 1997.
Alzate served as a member of the mens soccer coaching staff from 1997-1999 and the 2004 campaign under current mens soccer head coach Terry Davila. For the womens soccer program, Alzate assisted the coaching staff from 2000-2004.
Along with his coaching stints with CSUN, Alzate has also coached youth club soccer since 1990. He has currently been serving as the Real So Cal head coach.
Mens Head Soccer Coach
Head Coach?Terry Davila begins his 17th season at the helm of the Matador mens soccer program at Northridge in 2015. A five-time Big West Mens Soccer Coach of the Year, Davila has led CSUN to six NCAA Tournament Appearances while producing 12 Major League Soccer draft picks in his tenure with the Matadors.
Under Davilas watch, CSUN captured both the 2003 and 2005 Big West Championships and then won the Big West Tournament title in 2012. The team also participated in the postseason in 2002, 2004 and 2013, hosting NCAA Tournament matches in 2005, 2012 and 2013. The Matadors advanced to the NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 in the 2005 tournament, defeating UC Santa Barbara at Matador Soccer Field in the Round of 32.
Among the Matadors to reach the top professional league in the United States (MLS) are former Matadors Sean Franklin, Rafael Garcia, Daniel Paladini, Joe Barton, Benjamin Benditson, Willie Sims, Chad Borak and Joe Franco. In the 2015 MLS Superdraft, the Matadors set a new program record by having two players (Sagi Lev-Ari and Edwin Rivas) selected in the same class.
Director of Soccer Video Operations
Victor Garcia enters his sixth season as a member of CSUN Men’s Soccer staff in 2018, his first as an assistant coach.
Garcia’s responsibilities include; conducting and coordinating the filming, coding and presentation of both analytical and tactical aspects of the game for the Matador coaching staff. In addition, he is tasked with ensuring game film exchange is handled using the VidSwap and Instat software systems.
Prior to becoming an assistant coach on the CSUN staff, he served as the director of soccer operations and as a volunteer undergraduate assistant with the Matador program.