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Clasen, Gonzalez Named All-Region

Clasen is the first-ever Rebel to earn all-region status as a Freshman.

LAS VEGAS (UNLVRebels.com) – A pair of players from the UNLV Men’s Soccer team, Marco Gonzalez and Nico Classen, earned their first career regional honor as both were selected to the United Soccer Coaches All-Far West Region Third team, the national organization announced Wednesday. This marks the third time in the past four years the Rebels have placed multiple players on the all-region squads.

Gonzalez, a sophomore forward and native of Las Vegas, paced the Rebels this year in both goals (10) and points (23), which ranked him fifth in the WAC in both categories. He notched a pair of multi-goal games this year, including a hat trick against Evansville, and finished the season with three game-winners as well on the way to earning second-team All-WAC honors.

Clasen, a native of Mönchengladbach, Germany, set a new UNLV freshman record and was just one off the school record for total assists in a season with 10 in his first year in the Scarlet & Gray. That also ranked him in a tie for seventh in the nation, and was the second-highest in the WAC as well. This is the second season honor for Clasen after he was also named to the WAC All-Freshman squad. He is also the first-ever Rebel to earn all-region status as a freshman.

UNLV finished the season at 10-10-1, which pushed its streak of 10-win seasons to a school-record five straight.

Kreutz Earns United Soccer Coaches All-Pacific Region Nod

Senior Caitlyn Kreutz named to the USC Pacific Region Second Team

LAS VEGAS (UNLVRebels.com) – UNLV women’s soccer senior Caitlyn Kreutz earned her first career all-region honor as she was named to the United Soccer Coaches (USC) All-Pacific Region Second Team, the organization announced Monday.

“I’m very happy to see Caitlyn get recognized for her play this year,” said head coach Chris Shaw.”Caitlyn had a great senior season and is well deserving of this honor. She was a threat every time she touched the ball and I felt she was one of the most dynamic attacking players in the region.”

Kreutz, from Clovis, California, transferred to UNLV from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo prior to the 2017 season and immediately secured a spot in the Rebels’ starting lineup. Over her short, but productive two-year UNLV career, the forward started all 40 games in 2017 and 2018 combined, totaling 12 goals, three assists and 27 points. In 2018, she scored seven goals on the year, which was tied for the team lead, with five of those scores being game winners – a mark that ranked second in the Mountain West and was tied for second most game-winning goals in a single season in program history. Kreutz also led the team in shots (45) and shots on goal (24) and was second on the team with 15 total points.

This is the third consecutive season the Rebels have been honored with a USC all-region selection, while it is the program’s 12th overall all-region nod from the organization.

Partida Named To College Soccer News Team Of The Week

Sophomore is second in the WAC with three game-winners this season.

LAS VEGAS (UNLVRebels.com) – UNLV sophomore midfielder Jesus Partida became the second Rebel to earn national team of the week honors Monday when he was named to the College Soccer News National Team of the Week for the week ending October 21. This is the first weekly honor of any type for Partida, and he is the second Rebel to earn national team honors this season after Timo Mehlich was honored by Top Drawer Soccer in the opening week of play.

Partida, a native of Reno, Nevada, not only doubled his career goal total this weekend, he also notched the first two game-winners of his career, in back-to-back games. He scored the lone goal of the game in UNLV’s 1-0 win at UMKC Oct. 19 when he sent in a long ball from deep on the right side that was able to go through traffic in the box before hitting the back of the left side of the net for the score, in the 46th minute of the contest. Again he scored the only goal of the game in the Rebels’ next contest, as he scored off an 18-yard shot to the right side in the Rebels’ 1-0 win at Houston Baptist on Sunday.

For the season, Partida has seven points off three goals and an assist, and all three of his goals are game-winners, which ranks him in a tie for second in the WAC.

With the two consecutive shutout wins, the Rebels are now on a three-game win streak that has moved their record to 9-7-1 overall, and to 4-3-1 in WAC play which has them tied for fourth place.

NEXT FOR THE REBELS: UNLV hosts 15th-ranked Air Force Friday night at 7 pm at Peter Johann Memorial Field. Tickets are just $8 for adults, $5 for seniors and staff, while kids 17 and under are free to all UNLV soccer events. The Rebel Mafia Tailgate party, sponsored by the UNLV Soccer Foundation, will open at 5 pm with free food, drinks and live music for all with ticketed admission. The game will also be streamed live on the WAC Digital Network, available on UNLVRebels.com as well as through the Roku, Apple TV, Fire TV and Android streaming devices.

Bohn Named WAC Player Of The Week

Senior goalkeeper is first Rebel with back-to-back shutouts since 2003.

LAS VEGAS (UNLVRebels.com) – UNLV senior goalkeeper Nathan Bohn has been named the WAC Men’s Soccer Defensive Player of the Week, the league office announced Monday morning. It is the first weekly honor of Bohn’s career, and he is the first Rebel to earn WAC Defensive weekly honors since Richard Garness on Oct. 12, 2015.

The Las Vegas native, playing in just his fourth and fifth games of the season, recorded the first two shutouts of his career over the weekend as the Rebels knocked off UMKC 1-0 on Oct. 19, and then claimed a 1-0 win over Houston Baptist Sunday afternoon. Bohn became the first Rebel goalkeeper to post back-to-back road shutouts since Peter Clitheroe blanked Denver 1-0 and Denver 2-0 in October of 2003.

Against the UMKC Roos, Bohn faced a total of six shots while earning a clean sheet. In Sunday’s contest, he collected a career-high six saves and faced 15 total shots against HBU.

With the two consecutive shutout wins, the Rebels are now on a three-game win streak that has moved their record to 9-7-1 overall, and to 4-3-1 in WAC play which has them tied for fourth place.

NEXT FOR THE REBELS: UNLV hosts 15th-ranked Air Force Friday night at 7 pm at Peter Johann Memorial Field. Tickets are just $8 for adults, $5 for seniors and staff, while kids 17 and under are free to all UNLV soccer events. The Rebel Mafia Tailgate party, sponsored by the UNLV Soccer Foundation, will open at 5 pm with free food, drinks and live music for all with ticketed admission. The game will also be streamed live on the WAC Digital Network, available on UNLVRebels.com as well as through the Roku, Apple TV, Fire TV and Android streaming devices.

Rebels Claim 400th Win In Program History Friday Night

UNLV takes down Cal Baptist 1-0 for first WAC win of the season.

LAS VEGAS (UNLVRebels.com) – UNLV senior forward Daniel Moran posted the only goal of the game to give the Rebels a 1-0 shutout victory over Cal Baptist in WAC men’s soccer action Friday night from Peter Johann Memorial Field. This was the 400th win in the 45-year history for the Rebels, who are now 400-383-64 all-time.

The Rebels improved to 6-5 for the year and evened their record to 1-1 in league play, while Cal Baptist dropped to 5-4-1, and 1-1 in the WAC. 

REBEL OF THE GAME: Moran, a Las Vegas native, notched his first game-winning goal of the year in the 41st minute. The winning play was set up by a Lancer foul, which awarded UNLV a free kick 30 yards away from the goal. Nico Clasen took the kick and from the right side launched the ball to the near post inside the box, where Moran connected on it with a header past the CBU goalkeeper for the score.

STAT OF THE GAME: Cal Baptist came into the night averaging over 14 shots and two goals per game, but were held scoreless while attempting only six total shots, with just one on goal.

REBEL NOTES: 
* Moran notched his third goal of the season and is tied for second on the team in points with seven.
* Clasen recorded his WAC-leading fifth assist of the season.
* UNLV snapped a three-game losing streak with the victory.
* Friday’s win was the third shutout victory of the season for the Rebels.

NEXT FOR THE REBELS: UNLV closes out the weekend with a Sunday, Sept. 30 contest at 1 pm against CSU Bakersfield. Tickets are $8 for adults, $5 for seniors and staff, while all kids 17 and under are free at UNLV athletic events. Sunday’s game will be streamed live on the WAC Digital Network, available on UNLVRebels.com as well as through the Roku, Apple TV, Fire TV and Android streaming devices.