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Chidera Akubuilo
Chidera  Akubuilo

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Torrance, Calif.

High School:
West Torrance HS

Height:
5-9

Position:
Defender

Experience:
3L


09/25/2017

Akubuilo Named Senior CLASS Award Candidate

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.

09/19/2017

Cortes Named To National Team Of The Week

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.

08/31/2017

Rebels Hit The Road For The First Time in 2017

UNLV heads to Northern California for a Friday match at Sacramento State and a Sunday contest at UC Davis.

08/29/2017

Akubuilo Earns National Honor, Rebels Remain Ranked in West Region

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.

08/28/2017

Cortes Named Mountain West Player of the Week

Senior Sophie Cortes nabs league's Offensive Player of the Week honor after scoring three goals in pair of UNLV wins.

2016 (Junior): Leader of the defensive back line ... Started in all 22 games she played in ... Named Mountain West Defensive Player of the Year, the first to earn that award in program history ... Earned first career All-Conference honor as a first team selection ... Scored two goals and registered one assist ... Named Mountain West Defensive Player of the Week on Aug. 22 ... Earned All-Tournament honors at both the UTRGV Invitational and the UNLV Invitational ... Also named the Most Outstanding Defensive Player of the UNLV Invitational ... Her penalty kick in the shootout in the conference tournament championship game helped the Rebels advance to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2006 and just the fourth time overall.

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.
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