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
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!
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.
There are times when life can become a greater challenge than any sporting competition.
Such was the case when the UNLV Soccer Camp was held at the Peter Johann field welcoming children ages 6-12 on June 9th. Even though it seemed like an average day at the field, little did Jeremy know that the Make A Wish Foundation was there for a special surprise.
Jeremy Fjelsted, a charming 10 year-old boy who was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) got his wish granted to go to Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas. The wish came unexpectedly, leaving Jeremy speechless.
“Ever since he got diagnosed people have stepped up and brought us food and brought him hundreds of gifts and even the kids at school donated money.” Said Shani Fjelsted, Jeremy’s mother. “It’s just humbling to see how generous people really are.”
Jeremy was diagnosed on Easter Sunday in 2015, reporting that he felt leg pain, which inevitably lead to doctors appointments leading to the discovery of his illness.
Despite his predicament, Jeremy energetically ran around and played with the other kids, displaying an unwavering spirit within him.
I can tell you Jeremy made a difference in the lives of all of the other campers that day as well.
Supporting athletes and community soccer players on and off the field is just another part of the mission of the UNLV Soccer Foundation.