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Lobo Soccer Adds Four for 2024

by Allison Weiss

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.— The soccer program signed four on Wednesday, adding two forwards, a defender and a goalkeeper for the 2024 roster.

Set to join the Lobos next season are Molly Adams from South Lake Tahoe, California, Sherry Diep from Cerritos, California, Ayla Dils from Albuquerque and Ashley Moody from Castle Rock, Colorado.

"This is a class that we feel will come in and make an immediate impact. Not only are they successful and talented players, but they are great people who will add to our culture.

“Molly is a player who we think has a huge ceiling and the drive and desire to elevate the level of our goalkeeping at UNM. Sherry is a creative forward who makes players around her better and finds ways to score goals. Ayla is a dynamic player who will give us another explosive attacking threat. She and her family have generational ties to UNM Athletics and we are excited to have her staying here to represent her hometown. Ashley is a composed center defender who has a great understanding of the game and the leadership to make an impact.

“We're really excited to finally be able to announce this class and officially welcome them to our Lobo family."

Head Coach Heather Dyche

Molly Adams | GK | South Lake Tahoe, California | South Tahoe FC
From South Tahoe High School in California, Adams brings both high school and club success to Albuquerque.

Her high school team was the 3A Nevada regional champions before finishing as state runner-up her sophomore season, with Adams finishing with a .160 GAA in 500 minutes played. Her junior season, she appeared in net in 1118 minutes and posted with a .286 GAA, culminating in being named first team all-league, all-region and all-state. To date, she has played 1380 minutes in goal with a .870 GAA in her senior season with her team making regionals.

In addition, she has played for South Tahoe FC, San Juan Soccer Club and Reno Apex at the club level, and was selected for the 2023 ECNL Regional League Selection Game.

Adams plans to major in kinesiology.

Why UNM: “I chose UNM because of the amazing coaching staff and team members that made me feel welcomed and confident in my decision to commit, as well as the amazing athletic facilities and location.”

Sherry Diep | F | Cerritos, California | Slammers FC HB Koge ECNL
Diep comes to UNM from Cerritos, California and Rosary Academy.

During her high school career, she was named to the second team all-league her freshman and junior seasons and first team all-league her sophomore season.

She brings additional success from the club level with her team winning the league championship in 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022 and made the Elite 8 ENCL playoffs.

Diep intends to study business at UNM.

Why UNM: “I chose UNM because of the team chemistry and their care for their players as athletes, scholars, and people.”

Ayla Dils | F | Albuquerque, New Mexico | New Mexico Soccer Academy GA
Born and raised in Albuquerque, Dils attends Sandia High School, where she runs track as well as plays soccer.

Her sophomore season, she earned second team all-district following a seven-goal, five-assist season, and made first team all-district and all metro her junior year after scoring 28 goals and was credited with six assists. In her most recent season, she further made a jump with 32 goals and nine assists.

Intending to major in psychology or biology, Dils comes from a family of Lobos with her mom and dad graduates of UNM. Her father, Alan Dils, played tennis at UNM from 1984-89 and later coached the program from 1996-2014. He is currently the all-time winningest coach in program history and was a five-time MW Coach of the Year.

Why UNM: “I chose UNM because it had everything I need to choose a good career path and I couldn’t give up the opportunity to play for and represent my hometown!”

Ashley Moody | D | Castle Rock, Colorado | Real Colorado National ECNL

A defender from Colorado, Moody has primarily played center back for Castle View High School and her club team.

During her high school career, she played in 31 matches, scoring two goals and was credited with an assist, as well as was named to the first team and as team MVP.

While playing for Real 06 ECNL, Moody was part of the national championship team with the 05’s.

Moody plans to pursue a degree in business at UNM.

Why UNM: “I chose UNM because the staff and the team felt more like family, and UNM itself feels like a second home.”