Home of the Delta State University men’s and women’s soccer teams, Delta Field is one of the most unique collegiate soccer venues. It combines the beauty of the Mississippi Delta with the rich tradition of collegiate athletics.
Used primarily for intercollegiate competition, Delta Field offers one of the finest views in collegiate soccer. In late afternoons, fans can enjoy some of the Gulf South Conference’s toughest match-ups while experiencing the beauty of the famous Delta sunsets over the field.
The Statesmen and Lady Statesmen Soccer play all their home games at Delta Field, and the Delta Field complex features a game field, practice field and 7x7 field. All three fields feature plush Bermuda grass. The game field is equipped with Premier World Competition Goals, covered benches, covered press and game operations center, general admission seating and a state-of-the-art scoreboard.
However, the historic accomplishments the Statesmen and Lady Statesmen have achieved over the years are what makes Delta Field so special.
In 2008, nine Statesmen and Lady Statesmen seniors made a lasting impression on the program, coaches and community when they planted a tree at the south of Delta Field on the final day of the season. The tree was planted in honor of the program’s first four-year senior class and is the first of many to come.
Since then, the Statesmen and Lady Statesmen have continued to make history at Delta Field.
Under former head coach Paul Babba, the Lady Statesmen had record-setting seasons in defending home turf. In his first season has head coach in 2009, the Lady Statesmen averaged the second-lowest in program history for goals scored against with 1.76. In 2011, the Lady Statesmen gave up the fewest goals in Lady Statesmen soccer program history (30) en route to a 5-12 finish.
One of the most historic moments at Delta Field was when the Statesmen defeated West Alabama 3-1 on Oct. 19, 2012, to qualify for the program’s first-ever Gulf South Conference Tournament. The 2012 season was one of the most historic seasons for Statesmen soccer as the Statesmen finished second in the GSC tournament. Six Statesmen received GSC honors, and four Statesmen made the All-Tournament team for their efforts.
Some of the greatest Statesmen and Lady Statesmen have stepped foot on Delta Field, including Lauren May and Amine Rahmani.
May was named to the All-GSC Second Team in 2013. During her career, May led the team in goals (5), shots (35), and shots on goal (16). She also became the first Lady Statesman in history to score in her first minute of play in 2012.
Rahmani was named Second Team All-GSC at the end of the 2015 season, making him the only player in DSU history to be named All-GSC in all four years. He finished his career ranked second in school history with 13 assists, third in points 35 shots on goal (54) and games started (58), fifth with 11 goals and sixth with 62 games played.
The Lady Statesmen concluded the 2015 season with an overall record of 3-6-1 at Delta Field, while the Statesmen finished 2015 with a 3-6 record at Delta Field.