Former Blue Hens standout Roberto Giménez joined the Delaware sidelines as a member of the coaching staff in August 2015.
During his first season as a volunteer assistant coach, the 2015 squad posted a 10-7-4 record and advanced to the CAA finals for the second consecutive season while boasting three-time NSCAA Division I All-American Guillermo Delgado and Regional honoree Thomas de Villardi. Ben Sampson also became the third Delaware player to earn CoSIDA Academic All-America® accolades, joining Matt Haney (2004, 2005, 2006) and Kyle Davis (2009).
A native of Socuéllamos, Spain, Giménez graduated from UD in May 2015 with a Bachelor of Arts degree from the College of Arts and Sciences as a foreign languages major. A two-time Colonial Athletic Association selection and the 2011 CAA Rookie of the Year, the forward missed the entirety of his senior season due to a knee injury. Giménez finished his career in a Blue Hens uniform tied for second all-time with 16 assists. Additionally, he posted 50 points, a mark good for 11th in program history.
COLLEGIATE PLAYING CAREER
Two-time All-Colonial Athletic Association selection.
Team captain alongside • did not compete during senior campaign due to knee surgery.
Team captain alongside • earned second team All-CAA honors as a key member of the nation's top offensive attacks • played in 15 games for Hens while starting in 10 of them • tied for second on the team in shots (40), points (16), and goals (5) • tied for the lead in assists with six • took two penalty kicks and was perfect on both of them • scored two game-winners - at JMU on Oct. 9 and against Northeastern in double overtime in the CAA Tournament quarterfinals on Nov 9 • also scored goals vs. Howard, UNCW, and in the CAA semifinals vs. Drexel • named to the CAA All-Tournament team • dished out two assists each in opener vs. UNLV and at home vs. William & Mary • CAA Player of the Week on Nov. 4 • part of team that set a school record for wins in a season (14-5-1) and made its second trip to the NCAA Tournament in three years for head coach Ian Hennessy • led a Delaware offense that ranked No. 2 in the nation with 2.25 goals per game • named to CAA Academic Honor Roll.
Team captain alongside and John Dineen • Saw action in 17 games for the Blue Hens, receiving the starting nod on 12 occasions as a junior • scored two goals and passed out three assists to tally seven points • ranked second on the team in scoring • tied for most assists on team • led team with 47 total shots, including 21 on goal • scored game-winning goal on Sept. 29 against CAA opponent Georgia State • also scored vs. Seton Hall and had assists against Duquesne, Towson, and William & Mary • team went 4-11-3 under Hennessy, losing five games by a single goal.
Named CAA Rookie of the Year, becoming first Delaware player to earn the award since Sobhan Tadjalli in 2004 • first team All-CAA selection • helped the team enjoy its finest season in school history, going 13-6-4, capturing the CAA Tournament title, and advancing to the second round of the NCAA Tournament for Hennessy • played in 18 games with 14 starts and missed five games with injuries • led the Blue Hens with seven assists and was second on the squad behind All-American Evans Frimpong with 10 goals • led team with 72 shots • earned second team NSCAA All-South Atlantic Region selection • punched his first collegiate goal on Sept. 1 at Seton Hall and tallied his first collegiate assist on Aug. 26 vs. UMass • scored a point in first four games of the season • had two goals and two assists for career-high six points vs. Navy and scored twice vs. Hofstra • also tallied goals vs. Seton Hall, Canisius, Georgia State, Drexel, George Mason, and Towson • three-time CAA Rookie of the Week (Sept. 19; Sept. 26; Oct. 17) • PhillySoccerNews.com SoccerSavings.com Player of the Week (Sept. 19) • Soccer America National Team of the Week (Sept. 26).
Attended Les Parques Lineal and Zurbaran High School.
Roberto Giménez ("hi-men-ez") Carrasco • son of Roberto Jiménez Fuentes and MaJoosé Carrasco Medina • born Sept. 7, 1989 • foreign languages major at Delaware • honor student.
Points: 6 vs. Navy (9/14/11)
Goals: 2 vs. Navy (9/14/11); Hofstra (10/16/11)
Assists: 2 vs. 3 teams
Shots: 10 vs. Canisius (10/10/11)
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