Ryerson named Coach of the Year, Bernal and Mellies
UNLV scores three goals in a five-minute second half span, top Grand Canyon 3-0 in WAC opener.
UNLV tops Howard by a 4-0 score, start out the season with four straight wins for first time since 1985.
UNLV is back in the WAC for the first time since 1998.
Rebels hold big shot edge but drop a one-goal loss to San Jose State.
(2013 - Junior): Tied for second in the WAC with six assists, along with classmate Salvador Bernal ... Also added one score to finish the season with eight points, ranking him fourth on the squad ... That score was also the game-winner in UNLV's victory over Bradley (Sept. 6) ... Appeared in all 19 games with 15 starts.
(2012 - Sophomore): Tied for second on the team in goals with five after posting four off penalty kicks ... Added one goal as well to finish with 11 points on the year, good for third place on the team ... All five goals came in a six-game span ... That included his first career game-winner on an unassisted score against Seattle (Oct 5) ... One of four players to appear in all 21 games, and made 20 starts, which tied for second-best on the team.
(2011 - Freshman): Played and started in 16 of 17 games, second-highest total of the freshman class ... Finished with two assists on the season for two points ... Also attempted nine shots.
High School: Played for the Palo Verde Panthers, who were state semifinalists in 2011.
Club: Helped Neusport to four state titles, as well as a regional final appearance.
Personal: Julian Portugal ... Born on Aug. 26, 1992 in Mexico City, Mexico ... Son of Julian and Maria Ramirez ... Has one brother, Sebastian (13) ... Majoring in environmental science.
Portugal's Career Statistcs Year G-GS Shots Goals Assists Points 2011 16-16 9 0 2 2 2012 21-20 28 5 1 11 2013 19-15 14 1 6 8 Totals 56-51 51 6 9 21