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The University of Nevada soccer team partnered with the Great Basin Youth Soccer League and the Food Bank of Northern Nevada this past weekend to host a match at the Moana Springs Sports Complex. A program record 1,050 fans came out to watch the Wolf Pack capture a 3-2 win over Sacramento State Sunday afternoon, giving Nevada its second win of the season.

Fans were encouraged to bring canned goods to support the Food Bank of Northern Nevada and they were generous in their donations, as the group collected 1,162 pounds of food. That is a value of $1,963.78.

Local food trucks and the Reno Host Lions Club were busy selling food to the fans in attendance. The Lions Club were on hand grilling hamburgers and polish dogs, selling over $700 that will go towards an effort to provide glasses for school kids in northern Nevada.

The Nevada men's soccer club team assisted with the event and received a donation of $700 from the GBYSL.

It was a great event to showcase how the northern Nevada area is truly a "One Community One Pack".


Wolf Pack Soccer Upgrades

Thanks to the generosity of longtime University of Nevada donor Dixie May, the Wolf Pack women's soccer team will have some protection from the elements at its matches at Mackay Stadium next year.

A gift from May allowed Nevada to purchase four of the 10-foot shelters from Kwik Goal, which will protect the student-athletes on both teams from the sun, wind, rain and snow during soccer season, which lasts from August to November.

Several members of the Wolf Pack athletics department pitched in to help put the shelters together for the soccer team last week and this week. No word on how many Wolf Pack staffers it takes to put together a nut and a bolt!


Nelson Named NYSA Coaching Educator of the Year

Kirk Nelson1.jpgUniversity of Nevada soccer assistant coach Kirk Nelson was recently named the Nevada Youth Soccer Association Coaching Educator of the Year. Kirk is the first recipient of the award. The honor recognizes excellence and commitment to teaching the cutting edge training models and coaching principles to soccer coaches in the state and beyond. Nelson received the award last weekend at an event held at Harvey's in South Lake Tahoe. U.S. Women's National team goalkeeper and author Hope Solo (pictured below with Kirk's son Brock) was the guest speaker at the event.

The Wolf Pack soccer team will take on Cal State Stanislaus Saturday at Mackay Stadium in the team's second spring scrimmage match. Kick-off is slated for 4 p.m., following the Nevada football team's spring game.

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Nevada Soccer Returns To Mackay Stadium Saturday

The Nevada soccer team has been hard at work this spring, gearing up for the upcoming 2013 fall campaign. The Wolf Pack will kick-off its Spring pre-season schedule this Saturday at Mackay Stadium with a contest against the Nevada Men's Club team. The match is free to the public and begins at 3:30 p.m.

For more information on the complete Spring schedule visit


Wolf Pack Volunteers for Renown Holiday Party

Wolf Pack student-athletes, coaches and staff regularly head over to the Renown Children's Hospital to visit patients, and last week, a group of Nevada baseball, volleyball and soccer student-athletes took it upon themselves to help the hospital get ready for its holiday party.

Wolf Pack student-athletes wrapped presents to be given out at the party and then later went back to volunteer at the holiday party. Here are some great photos of the Wolf Pack student-athletes to get you in the holiday mood:


Recovery is Key After a Soccer Match

The University of Nevada soccer team battled Boise State to a 1-0 win in its quarterfinal match at the 2012 Mountain West Soccer tournament last night. Freshman Daisha Jones-Oglesby scored the game winning goal with five minutes left in regulation.

The team is gearing up for its semifinal match on Friday against New Mexico by using the day to recover. The squad spent some time in the pool doing some light training this morning. After lunch, the team will spend some time together at the movies. The three choices of the day are "Argo", "Taken 2", and "Paranormal Activity 4". Film on New Mexico will be broken down later, followed by a team dinner and ice baths before bed.

Check out highlights of the Pack's 1-0 win over Boise State below.

Nevada vs. Boise State Highlights

Road Trips Are Tough After A Loss

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soccer1.jpg The Nevada soccer team had a tough 2-1 overtime loss today at UC Davis. The ride home is usually pretty rough on a team after any loss. Today's ride home was even tougher, as a wheel on the bus the team was headed back to Reno on had to be repaired in Sacramento. The team waited an hour in the bus yard, cracking jokes, dancing, and talking about their upcoming two matches in Texas to pass the time.

Wolf Pack Soccer Wraps Up a Busy Spring

The Nevada women's soccer team will wrap up a busy spring this weekend when the Wolf Pack takes on Chico State at 2:30 p.m. at Mackay Stadium. Admission is free.

The Wolf Pack has scored 12 goals and turned in three shutouts in its four contests this spring, including a 5-0 win over the program's alumni on April 7. About 30 former Wolf Pack soccer players - with each of the last seven years represented by at least one player - came back to campus for the exhibition against the current team. All of the current and former student-athletes then enjoyed a post-match meal courtesy of Famous Dave's BBQ and received their Varsity Club coins.

"Alumni came back to the Wolf Pack for this annual event full of laughs, great memories and some really good soccer," head coach Dr. Melissa Price said. "The turnout was incredible."

Here's a great shot of all of the players after the alumni match:

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Nevada Soccer also hosted a clinic during the Washoe County School District's spring break. Over 110 kids ages 5-14 signed up the event. According to assistant coach Lauren McAdam, "it was very successful and we had some very nice feedback! The No .1 reason the kids were so excited to come back each day was because of our student-athletes being such good role models for these young soccer stars."

Here's a picture of some of the kids at the Spring Break Clinic:

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The Wolf Pack soccer team will open its 2012 fall season in August. Check later this summer for the updated schedule.



Soccer Coach Dr. Melissa Price Joins NSCAA Coaching Academy Staff

Nevada women's soccer coach Dr. Melissa Price was recently invited to join the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Coaching Academy Staff, which means that she will be part of the group of coaches who teach other coaches and helps them earn their coaching licenses.

Since becoming the head coach at Nevada two years again, Price has worked hard to become very active in the local soccer community, running clinics and teaching classes.

She recently wrote this feature for the NSCAA website about her thoughts about developing the role of soccer in our community.

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