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Musovski Named To Hermann Trophy Watch List

Aug. 8, 2017

LAS VEGAS (UNLVRebels.com) – @UNLVRebelSoccer 

For the second straight year, UNLV senior Danny Musovski is one of 31 men’s soccer players named to the 2017 MAC (Missouri Athletic Club) Hermann Trophy Watch List, the organization and the United Soccer Coaches (formerly the NSCAA) announced Tuesday. Annually presented to one male and one female athlete, the MAC Hermann Trophy is the most prestigious individual award in NCAA soccer.

This is the first time in program history a Rebel has been named to the Watch List twice, and just the third time overall as Rodrigo Fuentes was the first to earn the recognition in 2015.

Musovski, a native of Las Vegas, missed five games in the non-conference season in 2016 with a leg injury, but came back strong to post 12 goals and six assists en route to a 30-point season. That was just three points off his career-high 33-point season in his sophomore campaign during which he was a second-team All-American (United Soccer Coaches) as well as the 2015 WAC Offensive Player of the Year.
“Danny has earned the respect of my peers around the nation due to the outstanding performances he’s produced over the last three years,” said UNLV head coach Rich Ryerson. “He has represented the University extremely well on and off the field and has been an outstanding Rebel. Based on the opponents we have scheduled for this year, Danny will be challenged to perform at his highest level day in and day out, and that can only better prepare him for his opportunities in the professional leagues.”
Despite his missed games in the first half of the 2016 season, the forward made his impact in conference play with seven goals, including a pair of multi-goal contests. He continued that scoring streak into the WAC Tournament, posting both goals in the championship game to give the Rebels a 2-1 victory over Air Force and an auto-bid to the NCAA Tournament. Musovski was named the WAC Tournament MVP for the second time in three years thanks to his heroics, and also picked up first team all-league honors and was a second team all-region honoree. He enters his final season ranked in a tie for sixth in career scoring with 81 points, while he is eighth with 32 career goals.

This year’s winners will be announced on Friday, Jan. 5, 2018 at the Missouri Athletic Club in St. Louis. The watch lists are compiled by the United Soccer Coaches’ Men’s and Women’s NCAA Division I All-America Committees, based on analysis of returning All-America and All-Region players, as well as any prominent newcomers.

At the end of the collegiate regular season, NCAA Division I coaches will vote on their top choices and the lists will be narrowed down to the top 15 players. College soccer fans will also have the opportunity to participate in the selection process, voting for their favorite semifinalist in November at the MAC Hermann Trophy website, lockerdome.com/machermanntrophy. From that pool of 30, six finalists (three men, three women) will be chosen for the award.

UNLV Men’s Soccer Players Visit Myrtle Tate Elementary School

As part of their community service and community outreach efforts, players of the UNLV Men’s Soccer team visited Myrtle Tate Elementary School and conducted soccer clinics as part of Telemundo’s Soccer Day.

Somera, Portugal, Khamvongsa and Goo Graduate

Former Men’s Soccer players Irvin Somera, Julian Portugal, Aaron Goo and Jason Khamvongsa will take part in Saturday’s annual Spring Commencement Ceremonies at the Thomas & Mack Center.

Irvin Somera- BA Public Administration

Julian Portugal- BS Public Administration

Jason Khamvongsa- BS Hospitality Management

Aaron Goo- BS Hospitality Management

Congratulations!

UNLV Scholar-Athlete Honors Banquet

Adam Musovski, Kieran Mills, Enrique Adame, Oscar Velazquez and Cody Massey represented the UNLV Men’s Soccer Team and were presented with the Western Athletic Conference Academic All-Conference Award at the Scholar-Athlete Honors Banquet at the MGM Grand Las Vegas. The WAC Academic All-Conference Award recognizes student athletes that achieve a cumulative grade point average of 3.20 or greater while competing in at least 50% of the teams varsity contests.

Enrique Adame, Cody Massey and Daniel Neale were recognized as Rebel Top Ten for being in the top 10% of the commutative grades point averages for all UNLV student athletes.

Oscar Velazquez was the 2016-2017 Student Athlete Academic Champion for Men’s Soccer.

Congratulations, keep up the good work on the field and in the classroom!

Men’s Soccer Attends Sports Nutrition Session

Damon McCune and Andi Woita from the UNLV Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences hosted a Sports Nutrition session where the team also learned about meal prep.


Thank you Damon and Andi, the guys had a great time at the teaching kitchen!