Senior defender Chidera Akubuilo is one of 30 players in Division I Women's Soccer to be selected as a candidate for the prestigious award.
Senior Sophie Cortes is one of 11 players named to Top Drawer Soccer's National Team of the Week, the fourth Rebel to earn a nod this season.
UNLV heads to Northern California for a Friday match at Sacramento State and a Sunday contest at UC Davis.
Senior Chidera Akubuilo is one of 11 players named to Top Drawer Soccer's National Team of the Week, Rebels ranked 15th in United Soccer Coaches' West Region poll.
Senior Sophie Cortes nabs league's Offensive Player of the Week honor after scoring three goals in pair of UNLV wins.
2015 (Sophomore): Started in 13 of 14 games played…Led all defenders with three goals and seven points…Put five of eight shots on goal…Converted both penalty kick attempts.
2014 (Freshman): Was the only freshman to not only appear in all 19 games, but to start all 19 as well ... As a defender, recorded one goal in UNLV's 3-2 win over Grand Canyon (Aug. 24).
High School: Two-time first team all-league selection as a forward for West Torrance High ... As a senior, led the Warriors to a 23-5-2 mark, a league championship and an appearance in the CIF semifinals, while earning Bay League MVP honors ... Also named All-CIF first team, and was the Daily Breeze Bay League Player of the Year ... Totaled 105 points in her career, off 39 goals and 27 assists ... Ran track her senior season, competing in the 200m. Club: Member of three national championship teams from two different programs ... Has played with Beach Futbol Club since 2009 ... Team won back-to-back national titles in 2013 and 2014 ... Came to Beach from South Bay Force, another national championship team ... Played for the Force from 2006-09. Personal: Chidera Kimberly Akubuilo ... Born in Harbor City, Calif. ... Daughter of Chukwudi and Ngozi Akubuilo ... Has two brothers, Ike and Tobenna , and one sister, Somkene ... First generation of her family to play Division I sports ... Kinesiology major.