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Dakota Blazak
Dakota  Blazak


Las Vegas, Nev.

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Rebels Face Pair of Utah Foes at Home

UNLV hosts Utah Valley Friday, August 25 at 7 p.m., and Southern Utah Sunday, August 27 at 1 p.m. at Peter Johann Memorial Field.


Pilgrim Named Outstanding Rebel of the Week

Track & Field senior Kaysee Pilgrim earns Outstanding Rebel of the Week honors after posting an outdoor program record in the high jump last weekend.


Hudspeth Named Outstanding Rebel of the Week

Track & Field junior Najia Hudspeth earns Outstanding Rebel of the Week honors after taking first in all four events she competed in at the Fresno State Bulldog Invite last weekend.


Zhu Named Outstanding Rebel of the Week

Women's tennis sophomore Aiwen Zhu earns Outstanding Rebel of the Week honors after going 4-1 last week to help the Rebels win two of three matches.


Ban Named Outstanding Rebel of the Week

Men's Golf junior Shintaro Ban earns Outstanding Rebel of the Week honors after shooting the lowest round in program history at the Thunderbird Invitational in Tempe, Ariz., last weekend.

(2016-Senior): Played and started in all 23 games in final season ... Registered a career-high in goals with five, good for a tie for second on the team ... Added two assists for a total of 12 points, also a career high and was fifth-best on the team in 2016 ... Earned her second-career Mountain West Offensive Player of the Week on Aug. 29 after scoring three goals in wins over Northern Arizona and Eastern Washington at the UNLV Invitational ... Also earned's National Team of the Week honors that same week and was named UNLV's Rebel of the Week for her performance ... Was named the UNLV Invitational's Most Oustanding Offensive Player and was a member of the All-Tournament team ... Scored a goal in the 2-1 MW Tournament semifinal win over Utah State and was named the tournament's MVP.  

Played in all 21 games with starts in all but two games…Scored three goals with three assists for nine points, tied for fourth-highest on the team…Notched the game winning goal in a 3-1 victory over in-state rival Nevada, Reno (Oct. 30)…Assisted on the game winning goal in the 1-0 season-opener against Texas A&M Corpus Christi (Aug. 21)…Placed 10 of 21 shots on goal.

(2014-Sophomore): Was the second-leading scorer on the team with 10 points, thanks to four goals and a pair of assists ... Best game of the year was against Saint Francis (Aug. 31) as she posted a goal and an assist ... Played in all 19 games while starting 18.

(2013-Freshman): Missed the first six games of the season after being hospitalized ... Played in the next 14 games and recorded six starts ... Her three goals tied for third-best on the team, while she added one assist for seven points, which ranked her fourth ... Earned Mountain West Player of the Week honors on Oct. 28 after posting two goals and one assist in wins over Air Force (Oct. 25) and at Wyoming (Oct. 27) ... Scored the lone goal in a 1-0 win over Colorado State (Oct. 13).

High School: Started every game in 2012 while leading Arbor View High to the division championship and the Northwest Region quarterfinals in her only year at the school after moving from Arizona ... Spent her senior season attending AISHS in Las Vegas ... While in Arizona, she played the 2009-10 season for Desert Vista HS in Chandler, and 2010-11 for Valley Vista HS in Surprise.

Club: Played for Sereno 95 (Phoenix, Ariz.), five-time State Cup champions and region quarterfinalists in 2010 ... Joined Heat FC 95 in Las Vegas in 2011 (playing along with classmate Courtney Anderson), and was the leading goal scorer for the team in the summer of 2012.

Personal: Dakota Brianne Blazak ... Born on Jan. 16, 1995, in Wheatridge, Colo. ... Daughter of Laura Blazak ... Has two sisters, Kaitlyn (23) and Madison (19) ... Majoring in graphic design.

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