Cortes Named To National Team Of The Week|
Sept. 19, 2017
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LAS VEGAS (UNLVRebels.com) - For the fifth time this season, UNLV women's soccer was honored as part of Top Drawer Soccer's National Team of the Week as senior Sophie Cortes was one 11 players from around the nation to earn a spot on the squad.
Cortes, a Newhall, California, native, has been an offensive force for the Rebels in 2017, helping the team to a program-best 8-1 record through non-conference play. Over the weekend, Cortes scored three of the Rebels' four goals, including both goals in the 2-1 win at CSU Bakersfield on Friday. Her third goal came on a penalty kick in the second half of Sunday's home contest against UC Riverside, putting the Rebels up 1-0 in the eventual 2-1 win.
The midfielder has registered career-highs in goals (7), assists (4) and points (18) this season and leads the Mountain West in all three categories.
Cortes joins Chidera Akubuilo, Caitlyn Kreutz and Amanda Galbraith as Team of the Week honorees in 2017. Galbraith also earned honorable mention honors after her double overtime game-winner at Northern Arizona two weeks ago.
With non-conference play behind them, Cortes and the Rebels will begin their Mountain West title defense on the road this weekend, facing New Mexico Friday, September 22 at 6:30 p.m. PT and league rival San Diego State Sunday, September 24 at noon.