This week’s featured athlete is junior midfielder Kevin Partida.
UNLV to play in the NCAA Tournament for first time since 1988.
UNLV moves to 14-4-2 on the season, play for WAC title on Sunday.
Junior's first goal of the year puts UNLV back in sole possession of first in the WAC.
(2015 - Junior): Started all 20 games in the midfield for the Rebels ... Finished second on the team with four goals and three assists for 11 points ... Selected to the WAC All-Tournament Team.
(2014 - Sophomore): One of the key players to UNLV's championship season, as he started all 22 games while setting the team's attack from the midfield ... Finished the season with six points off a pair of goals ... Notched the game-winner in UNLV's 3-2 road victory at Incarnate Word (Oct. 24) ... Added a score in the WAC semifinal win over UMKC (Nov. 14) ... Was named to the WAC All-Tournament team ... UNLV Nike Invitational MVP after leading UNLV to a 1-0 win over UMBC (Sept. 12).
(2013 - Freshman): Only freshman to appear in all 19 contests, and made seven starts ... Assisted on one goal, the game-winner against Houston Baptist (Oct. 27) ... Attempted 21 shots on the season.
High School: Played four years for Sparks High ... Team finished second in the state in 2012, and he earned All-Region honors that season.
Club: Helped Sagebrush Soccer Club to a runner-up finish in the 2012 State Cup, and was a semi-finalist at the 2012 Surf Cup.
Personal: Kevin Partida ... Brother Jesus Partida is a freshman on this year’s squad ... Majoring in kinesiological sciences.