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 ( – 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 ( – 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

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Spring Schedule Set For Rebels

UNLV will open on Thursday night at Peter Johann Memorial Field.

Feb. 14, 2018

LAS VEGAS ( – The UNLV men’s soccer team begins its 2018 spring schedule this Thursday with a 7 pm contest against Almere City FC U19 (Holland) at Peter Johann Memorial Field. All home games for the men’s soccer team in the spring season will have free admission.

The Rebels will then have a pair of home games in the month of March. First will be a match with Dixie State on Saturday, March 10 at 8 pm, while UNLV will also host Redlands on Saturday, March 24 with a 5 pm start.

The month of April has the Rebels facing two double-headers. The first will again be at Peter Johann Memorial Field, as UNLV will play Cal State San Bernardino and Ottowa University (AZ) on Saturday, April 7, with the start times still TBD. They will close out the spring slate on Saturday, April 14 with two games in Northridge, California. First the Rebels will play the host school CSU Northridge at 1 pm, and will follow that with a neutral contest against Loyola Marymount at 3 pm.

UNLV Men’s Soccer 2018 Spring Schedule

Date Time     Opponent Location
Thursday, Feb. 17 7 pm Almere City FC U19 (Holland) UNLV
Saturday, March 10 8 pm Dixie State UNLV
Saturday, March 24 5 pm Redlands UNLV
Saturday, April 7 12 pm Cal State San Bernardino UNLV
 Saturday, April 7 7 pm Ottowa University (AZ) UNLV
Saturday, April 14 1 pm at CSU Northridge Northridge, Calif.
 Saturday, April 14 3 pm vs Loyola Marymount Northridge, Calif.

2017 Men’s Soccer Banquet

Pictures from the UNLV Men’s Soccer Banquet held at the Tomas & Mack Strip View Room


The future looks bright for UNLV Men’s Soccer!