For the ninth straight year, UNLV Athletics is represented by at least 35 Rebels on Fall Academic All-MW Team.
UNLV's previous high had been three players selection all-region.
Senior from Las Vegas first men's soccer player since 2001 to earn the honor.
UNLV to play in the NCAA Tournament for first time since 1988.
Ryerson named Coach of the Year, Bernal and Mellies
(2012 - RS-Junior): Played in 20 contests on the backline while starting in 13 games ... Attempted four shots, and posted one assist, on the game-winning goal at San Jose State (Oct. 14).
(2011 - RS-Sophomore): Appeared in 14 games during the season for the Rebels ... Made seven starts as a defensive back.
(2010 - Freshman): Redshirted the season.
High School: Was a defender for the Silverado High Skyhawks from 2007-09 ... Team won the conference and regional championship his freshman year ... Was a second-team all-city selection as a freshman and first-team pick as a sophomore.
Club: Played for Neusport FC from 2005-10.
Personal: Kyle Kimo Mellies ... Born on May 15, 1992, in Las Vegas ... Son of Roger Mellies and Sherri Howell ... Has one sister, Jamie (25), played volleyball at Seattle ... Majoring in pre-engineering.
Mellies' Career Honors & Awards 2013 Second Team All-WAC