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Rebels Picked To Finish Second In The WAC

Three Rebels named Preseason All-WAC

8/15/2018

LAS VEGAS (UNLVRebels.com) – For the third time in the past five years, UNLV men’s soccer has been picked to finish second in the Western Athletic Conference as the league office announced the 2018 WAC Preseason Coaches Poll Wednesday morning. In addition, three Rebels were named to the Preseason All-WAC squad, the second-highest number in the conference behind preseason favorite Seattle’s four representatives. This marks the first time since 2015 that UNLV placed three on the team.

Making a repeat appearance on the preseason team is junior midfielder Timo Mehlich, (Mönchengladbach, Germany). He claimed first-time All-WAC honors and second-team all-region recognition in 2017 after posting 16 points off five goals and six assists. Sophomore forward Marco Gonzalez (Las Vegas) was the Rebels’ second-leading scorer as a freshman, notching six goals and six assists for 18 points, and joined Mehlich in posting three game-winning goals for the year. Senior defender Adam Musovski is the third Rebel on the preseason team, coming off an outstanding season on the backline that earned him First Team All-WAC honors. This marks the fourth straight year a Musovski has been named to the Preseason All-WAC squad, as his brother Danny was a member of three straight teams from  2015-17.

The Rebels return seven of 11 starters from last year’s squad that posted an 11-9-1 mark while tying for second in the conference standings with 18 points (6-3 WAC record).

They received 105 total points in the poll to place second, narrowly ahead of third place Air Force (104 points). Seattle received nine first-place votes to place first in the preseason poll with 119, while Air Force has the remaining three first place votes. Grouped close together was fourth place San Jose State (84), fifth place Utah Valley (79) and Grand Canyon in sixth (75). Rounding out the poll, CSU Bakersfield was seventh (55), UTRGV eighth (49), UMKC ninth (38), new league member Cal Baptist was 10th (30), Houston Baptist 11th (28), and Incarnate Word finished the poll in 12th with 26 points.

UNLV opens the season on the road for the sixth straight year, beginning with a Friday, Aug. 24 contest against Florida Atlantic (3 pm) on the Utah Valley campus, the first of four straight games for the Rebels away from Las Vegas. The home opener will be on Friday, Sept. 7, against Wofford at 7 pm at Peter Johann Memorial Field on Alumni Weekend, which kicks off earlier that day with the annual Alumni Game at 5 pm. Once again the Rebel Soccer Foundation will host a free tailgate party before each home game, open to all ticket holders with free food and drinks.

Tickets are on sale now for the 2018 UNLV men’s soccer season. Season tickets are just $35 for adults, $25 for UNLV faculty/staff and seniors. Single game ticket prices this season are $8 for adults, $6 for faculty/staff and seniors, though a special internet price of $5 is available for all tickets bought online at UNLVTickets.com, good up to three hours before game time. New this year at UNLV, all students in elementary, middle and high schools will receive free admission to the sports of men’s and women’s soccer, volleyball, women’s basketball, softball and baseball. Kids not yet of elementary school age will continue to receive free entry to all UNLV Olympic Sports.

2018 WAC Preseason Men’s Soccer Coaches’ Poll

Place    Team (1st place votes)    Votes
1. Seattle (9) – 119
2. UNLV – 105
3. Air Force – 104
4. San Jose State – 84
5. Utah Valley – 79
6. Grand Canyon – 75
7. CSU Bakersfield – 55
8. UTRGV – 49
9. UMKC – 38
10. Cal Baptist – 30
11. Houston Baptist – 28
12. UIW – 26

2018 Preseason All-WAC Team
Tucker Bone, Sr., F, Air Force
Austin Dewing, Sr., F, Air Force
Marco Gonzalez, So., F, UNLV
Josh Drack, So., MF, Grand Canyon
Timo Mehlich, Jr., MF, UNLV
Sergio Rivas, Sr., MF, Seattle
Nathan Aune, Sr., D, Seattle
Anthony Ayala, Sr., D, Seattle
Adam Musovski, Sr., D, UNLV
Andy Rios, Sr., D, San Jose State
Josh Adachi, Sr., GK, Seattle

Preseason Offensive Player of the Year
Sergio Rivas, Seattle

Preseason Defensive Player of the Year 
Nathan Aune, Seattle

UNLV Men’s Soccer’s Connors, Lynam and Soresman Help Downtown LVSC to National Semifinals

July 26, 2018

Las Vegas club looking to become first-ever boys team from the state of Nevada to win the national title

 
 

LAS VEGAS (UNLVRebels.com) – Three members of the UNLV men’s soccer team, incoming freshmen Dylan Soresman and John Lynam, along with associate head coach Liam Connors, are bidding to help the Downtown LVSC become the first-ever boy’s club team from the state of Nevada to win a national championship as they will play Saturday morning in the U-18 semifinals of the 2018 US Youth Soccer National Championships. This year’s event, which features the top teams in the U-13 through U-19 age groups, is being held from July 24-July 29 in Frisco, Texas.

Connors is the head coach of the squad, while Soresman and Lynam, both Las Vegas natives, have started all three games for Downtown LVSC this week. They helped the team to first place in the Group B standings with a 3-0 record, thanks to an impressive 8-1 goal differential.

“This would be a great accomplish for the entire team if we win two games and the national title,” said Connors. “The two Rebels on the team have played great as well, especially Soresman’s play on the defensive side to help us allow a tournament low one goal, while Lynam has made his impact known on the offensive side.”

Lynam has a goal and an assist over the first three games, which the team won by scores of 3-0, 2-0 and 3-1. They will take on the Group A second place team, West Coast FC Armour from San Juan Capistrano, California, in the second semifinal game Saturday at 7 am (CST). The winner will meet either Washington Premier or Baltimore Celtic SC in the championship game Sunday at 8 am (CST).

Former Rebel Sophie Cortes Signs Professional Contract In Hungary

LAS VEGAS (UNLVRebels.com) – Former UNLV women’s soccer standout Sophie Cortes has signed a professional contract to play for Ferencváros Torna Club, based in Budapest, Hungary. Ferencváros TC is the top club team in the country. Cortes, who was named a United Soccer Coaches Scholar All-American as a senior last fall, graduated from UNLV in the spring with a degree in hospitality management.

“I’m very excited for the experience,” said Cortes. “I’m looking forward to playing in a foreign country and immersing myself in the culture – I couldn’t be happier to have this opportunity.”

Cortes, from Newhall, California, developed into one of the top midfielders in the Mountain West during her four years at UNLV. The two-time MW All-Conference First Team selection had a breakout season in 2017, racking up 32 points on 12 goals and eight assists. The 32 points rank second all-time in a single-season, while her goals and assists were both tied for third-best. For her career, her 16 goals are tied for seventh all-time, her 49 points rank eighth all-time and her 17 assists are fifth-most in program history.

The Rebels open the 2018 campaign with the annual UNLV Invitational, set for August 17-19 at Peter Johann Memorial Field.

2018 UNLV Men’s Soccer Schedule

2018 UNLV Men's Soccer Schedule

We have just released our schedule for the 2018 season, check out the video below!! #UNLV Official Release – http://www.unlvrebels.com/sports/m-soccer/spec-rel/052418aaa.html

Posted by UNLV Rebel Soccer on Thursday, May 24, 2018

Rebels To Face Road-Heavy Schedule In 2018

UNLV will play eight of its first 10 games away from Las Vegas.

May 24, 2018

LAS VEGAS (UNLVRebels.com) – 2018 UNLV Men’s Soccer Schedule

UNLV men’s soccer will be challenged from day one this upcoming season, as the Rebels play eight of their first 10 games of the year away from Las Vegas. Three games on the schedule will also be against teams that reached the NCAA Tournament in 2017, as the Rebels’ 20-game 2018 slate was released by the athletics department Thursday.

“This year we decided to challenge our guys right from the start,” said Ryerson. “Our strategy with our road-heavy schedule is to get them ready for the tough settings they will face in conference play, especially at Seattle both for the regular season and in the conference tournament. While we bring back several starters, we are still a young team, and this will be a great way to get them experience playing in a tough environment.”

The Rebels will begin play with a pair of neutral-site games at the home of WAC member Utah Valley in Orem, Utah, against Florida Atlantic (Aug. 24) and Evansville (Aug. 26). The season opener will be just the second meeting between the two schools, following a Rebel road victory at FAU in 2007. It will mark the sixth meeting all-time against Evansville, with the last coming in the 2002 season.

The next weekend will see UNLV off to Oklahoma to face Tulsa for the first time since 2001. The weekend closes out with a game at Oral Roberts, which will be the second time the teams have played and first since a UNLV victory in Las Vegas in 2009. UNLV then comes back to Las Vegas for its only non-conference home games of the season in the Johann Memorial Classic Sept. 7 and 9. It will also be Alumni Weekend for the Rebels, with the Alumni game starting things off on the afternoon of Sept. 7, followed by the home opener against Wofford. On Sept. 9, Wofford will play Cal Baptist, while the Rebels will play a Sunday night contest against CSU Fullerton, a NCAA tournament participant from a year ago. The Rebels have played more games (36) against the Titans then any other non-conference school in team history, while it will be the first meeting ever against the Wofford Terriers.

UNLV will then play three of its next four games in the state of California, starting with contests at UC Riverside (Sept. 14) and San Diego (Sept. 16). This will be the eighth meeting in nine years with UCR, while the Rebels last met USD in 2016. The WAC opener will take place in Edinburg, Texas, against UTRGV on Sept. 22, which is followed by another non-conference road contest, a Monday, Sept. 24 game at San Diego State.

The Rebels will climb back into league play with home games against new WAC member Cal Baptist (Sept. 28) and CSU Bakersfield (Sept. 30). Highlights of the WAC schedule include a road contest at 2017 tournament champion Seattle (Oct. 5), while the Rebels will host regular-season champion (and 2017 NCAA team) Air Force on Oct. 26. Senior night for the Rebels will come on Friday, Nov. 2 against Grand Canyon, while this year’s tournament is hosted by Seattle on Nov. 7-11.

Highlighting the returnees for UNLV for 2018 are three players who received All-WAC honors a year ago – junior midfielder Timo Mehlich, senior defender Adam Musovski and sophomore midfielder Marco Gonzalez, while Gonzalez and midfielder Jesus Partida were both all-freshman team selections. In all, seven starters come back from a squad that finished the year at 11-9-1 and placed second in the WAC regular-season standings.

Hamilton Drawing Winners

Congratulation to the winners of our Hamilton Ticket Raffle!

Will Stoddard, ticket #2984

Linda Bertuzzi ticket #3446

Mariam Brown ticket #4960

Claudia Vlastaris ticket #4963

UNLV Rebel Soccer Foundation to Raffle Off Opening Weekend Hamilton Tickets 

March 22, 2018

LAS VEGAS, NV – For only $10, The UNLV Rebel Soccer Foundation (“RSF”) is offering the chance for 16 lucky people to be able to watch HAMILTON: AN AMERICAN MUSICAL from a center-stage box on its Smith Center opening weekend.  That is the cost of the raffle tickets RSF is selling throughout the valley and at selected UNLV athletics and other sporting events over the next couple of months.  Raffle tickets are also available to purchase by contacting Head Coach Richard Ryerson at Richard.Ryerson@unlv.edu

Hamilton: An American Musical has been the hottest ticket on Broadway since its inception in 2015.  The musical is sung and rapped about the life of the American founding Father Alexander Hamilton, with music, lyrics, and book by Lyn-Manuel Miranda.  It is based loosely on the Ron Chernow novel.  A quick look at orchestra seating for this opening week on StubHub™ is showing tickets well in excess of $1,500 each; and the tickets being raffled are in a prized, center-stage box, BOX “J”, making the likely value well in excess of $7,500 for each set of four tickets.  RSF President Dan Giraldo commented, “We are extremely happy to kick-off our fundraising campaign for this season with such an amazing offer. Hamilton is the biggest show on the planet, and the chance for four lucky winners to receive tickets worth about $7,500 for only $10 is really exciting.”

The winners will be drawn on May 15 at 1pm at UNLV’s Peter Johann Soccer Field, with UNLV’s Athletic Director Desiree Reed-Francois drawing the lucky winners, and said…“We are looking forward to another successful season under head coach Rich Ryerson’s leadership and encourage our community to help support the team through this raffle.”

 There will be four drawing winners, each being awarded four (4) box seats to the matinee performance on either Saturday June 2, 2018 or Sunday June 3, 2018.  The proceeds of the raffle will be used by RSF to benefit the UNLV soccer programs.  The tickets have been generously provided to the RSF by The Engelstad Family Foundation.

 

The UNLV Rebel Soccer Foundation is a federally recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit that has been officially accepted by UNLV and the UNLV Foundation as an affiliated entity.  The foundation’s mission is support the UNLV soccer program to compete at the highest levels and produce student athletes who are successful on the field and in the classroom.