UNLV’s Salvador Bernal, Kyle Mellies, Rodrigo Fuentes and Ryan Harding were named to the first-team National Soccer Coaches Association of America All-West Region squad.
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The Rebels are picked to finish second in the WAC preseason poll. And thanks to benefactors, they have improved facilities — even if the parking lot isn’t finished.
Simon Keith, the former UNLV soccer star, is a survivor of a life-and-death situation. In 1986, when he was 21, he underwent heart transplant surgery. Only he didn’t tell anybody, other than his coaches and a few others who had a need to know.
UNLV soccer fans will have to park in the baseball parking lots and walk to Peter Johann Memorial Field at the start of the season because of construction to add parking spaces at the soccer stadium.
UNLV was picked to finish seventh in the Mountain West women’s soccer preseason poll. The Rebels received 55 points in voting by coaches.
The former All-American golfer from England spent four years as an assistant with the Cardinal and replaces J.C. Deacon, who left in June to become head coach at Florida, as Dwaine Knight’s assistant with the Rebels.
UNLV baseball coach Tim Chambers’ new five-year contract will pay him at least $150,000 annually, including $125,000 in base earnings. He also had the potential to earn more through incentives.
UNLV’s Dana Finkelstein took ninth overall and sixth among amateurs Saturday at the World University Golf Championship in Geneva. The senior-to-be finished the four-round event at 1-under-par 287 to help Team USA take second behind Spain.
Former UNLV track and field star Amanda Bingson won the hammer throw Saturday for the second consecutive year in the USATF Outdoor Championships in Sacramento, Calif. Bingson, a 2012 London Olympian who attended Silverado High School, won the event with a toss of 246 feet, 3 inches, almost 11 feet better than runner-up Jessica Cosby. The winning throw was a record at Sacramento State’s Hornet Stadium.
On the heels of his most successful season at UNLV, baseball coach Tim Chambers was handed a new five-year contract.
UNLV’s Krystal Wharton failed to advance to the finals of the women’s long jump at Wednesday’s NCAA Track and Field Championships in Eugene, Ore.
The Los Angeles Dodgers selected UNLV right-hander John Richy in the third round with the 98th overall pick. With teammate Erick Fedde going in the first round Thursday to the Washington Nationals, UNLV has two players taken in the top 100 for the first time.
The Washington Nationals drafted UNLV right-handed pitcher Erick Fedde with the 18th pick of the first round, the same organization that took fellow Las Vegan Bryce Harper first overall four years ago. Fedde was projected to be a potential top-10 selection before being forced to undergo Tommy John elbow surgery.
UNLV pitcher Erick Fedde still is expected to go in today’s first round of the Major League Baseball draft after undergoing Tommy John elbow surgery on Tuesday. He said the procedure went well.
After making its first NCAA regional in nine years, UNLV hopes its baseball program builds on this season’s success. Coach Tim Chambers has another strong recruiting class coming in.
UNLV lost 6-1 to Oregon State in an NCAA baseball regional in Corvallis, Ore., ending the Rebels’ season. This was their first postseason appearance ini nine years.
UNLV scored two runs in the first inning and hung on to beat North Dakota State 2-1. The Rebels play Oregon State or UC Irvine at 2 p.m. today.
UNLV senior Erin Morris advanced Friday to today’s quarterfinals of the 100-meter hurdles in the NCAA preliminary championships at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville.
When Patrick Armstrong homered in the second inning to give UNLV a two-run lead, the Rebels looked to be in good shape with right-hander John Richy on the mound. Only the Rebels aren’t in very good shape at all these days, with coach Tim Chambers even speaking in somber tones about his team’s situation.
Chris Riley plays golf a few times a week. It helps him stay sharp. He and his wife coach their two daughters on a 10-and-under softball all-star team. It helps him stay happy.
A.J. Hernandez has gone from delivering key pinch hits to producing as a full-time player. Now he will help lead UNLV into the regional that begins today against UC Irvine.
UNLV long jumper Krystal Wharton advanced to next month’s NCAA track and field championships after qualifying with a personal best jump of 20 feet, 1½ inches at Thursday’s NCAA preliminary championships in Fayetteville, Ark. Wharton’s qualifying jump came on her second attempt, and she finished 10th overall.
UNLV junior Dana Finkelstein named second-team women’s golf All-America