2015-16 Stars Of The Week

2014-15 Winners
2013-14 Winners

Apr. 18 - Apr. 24
Corey Eddings
Men's Golf

Corey Eddings put together a strong run at the Mountain West Men's Golf Championship over the weekend, which culminated in a runner-up finish. The sophomore finished the tournament at 7-under par, just two shots behind the individual winner and owned the clubhouse lead after rounds one and two. Eddings posted a 7-under opening round of 65 on Friday, which is the third-best score in program history.

Aaliyah Gibson
Apr. 11 - Apr. 17
Megan Sweet
Softball

Senior Megan Sweet hit .462 (6-for-13) with two home runs and eight RBI over three games at UNLV this past weekend. In the series clinching victory, Sweet went 4-for-5 with six RBI, matching her career-high. Sweet also became the program's career home run leader with 35 after hitting two bombs on Sunday.

Aaliyah Gibson
Apr. 4 - Apr. 10
Robert Margitfalvi
Men's Tennis

Sophomore Robert Margitfalvi led the Pack to an upset 4-3 victory at #64 Boise State. Margitfalvi dropped the first set of his singles match 6-2 then rallied for a 7-6 (9-7) win in set two and cruised to a 6-1 third set victory that clinched the match. In doubles he teamed with Mile Cilic for a 6-0 win on court two as Nevada earned the doubles point.

Aaliyah Gibson
Mar. 28 - Apr. 3
Trevor Charpie
Baseball

Junior Trevor Charpie pitched a complete game last Saturday, April 2, leading the Nevada baseball team to a 3-2 victory over San Diego State at Peccole Park. The 6-foot-1 righty allowed just seven base runners in nine innings, logging the team's first complete game of the year. Charpie - who closed the game with four straight 1-2-3 innings - improves to 2-1 this year with a 3.21 ERA.

Aaliyah Gibson
Mar. 21 - Mar. 26
Aaliyah Gibson
Softball

Sophomore Aaliyah Gibson hit for the cycle for the Nevada softball team in a 10-4 win over San Diego State.  Gibson is the first player to hit for the cycle in program history.  She went 4-for-4 at the plate with a run scored and drove in six.  With a double already in the second, a triple in the third and a single in the fifth, Gibson stepped to the plate in the seventh and sent a 1-2 to pitch over the right field fence that made it 10-4 in favor of Nevada.

Aaliyah Gibson
Mar. 14 - March 20
D.J. Fenner
Men's Basketball

Junior guard D.J. Fenner posted a game-high 24 points, 16 in the second half, to lead Nevada to a 79-75 CBI win over Montana.  The 24 points tied his career-high which he has accomplished five times wearing the Silver & Blue.  Fenner made a career-high four 3-pointers.  It was the Wolf Pack's first post season win since the 2012 NIT.  The 2015-16 team also became the 13th in school history to win 20 games.

Kathryn Groenweghe
Mar. 7 - March 13
Tyron Criswell
Men's Basketball

Senior Tyron Criswell averaged 17 points, 5.5 rebounds and shot 57.9 percent in two games at the 2016 MW Championships.  In the win over UNM, the Omaha native totaled 20 points and put the Pack ahead to stay with a bucket with just 34 seconds to play.  In the semifnal game against SDSU he scored 14 points and grabbed eight rebounds playing all 40 minutes.

Kathryn Groenweghe
Feb. 29 - Mar. 6
Brooke Bolinger
Softball

Freshman pitcher Brooke Bolinger is the Athlete of the Week after throwing a complete game with no earned runs in a 3-1 win over Sacramento State on March 4. Bolinger struck out three and scattered only five hits in seven innings of work to improve to 6-1 on the season. The win was also Nevada's 12-consecutive victory, tying the second-longest streak in program history.

Kathryn Groenweghe
Feb. 22 - Feb. 28
Nicole Wadden
Track & Field

Nicole Wadden was crowned the Mountain West Champion in the pentathlon this past weekend. Her score of 4,060 not only put her in the top 30 in the nation but also set a new school record and put her at fifth in Mountain West Championships history. Wadden contributed a total of 18.5 points to the Nevada track & field team's score, helping to boost the team to a much higher than predicted placing. Wadden also moved up on the all-time list in the high jump and 60 meter hurdles as well as debuted on the long jump list.

Kathryn Groenweghe
Feb. 15 - Feb. 21
Yawen Li
Swimming & Diving

Senior Yawen Li led the Nevada swimming and diving team to its first Mountain West Championship in program history last week. Li won titles in the 200-yard breaststroke and the 400-yard IM, becoming the first swimmer to three-peat in multiple events in MW Championship history. Li also placed runner-up in the 200-yard IM.

Kathryn Groenweghe
Feb. 8 - Feb. 14
Aaliyah Gibson
Softball

Sophomore Aaliyah Gibson hit .615 (8-for-13) with two doubles, four runs scored, two outfield assists and her first career home run in a 3-2 opening weekend for the Nevada softball team. Against three opponents from the power five conferences, Gibson went 5-for-8 with three runs scored. The Austin, Texas native was also successful in her only stolen base attempt.

Kathryn Groenweghe
Feb. 1 - Feb. 7
Mitchell Van Patten
Rifle

Freshman Mitchell Van Patten placed fifth of out 36 competitors in the smallbore at the Patriot Rifle Conference Championships in Fort Worth, Texas this past weekend.  Van Patten has the top smallbore and aggregate scores on the team this season.  The Wolf Pack finished fifth in a field that included six top 20 teams. 

Kathryn Groenweghe
Jan. 25  - Jan. 31
Emily Myers
Women's Track & Field

Track & field junior Emily Myers broke yet another school record this weekend. The distance runner ran a 3000 meter time of 9:29.67, shattering the old record by 10 seconds. She now holds five school records between cross country, indoor and outdoor track & field, the most out of any current Nevada athlete in any sport.

Kathryn Groenweghe
Jan. 18  - Jan. 24
Nyasha LeSure
Women's Basketball

Senior Nyasha LeSure's career-high 29 points led the women's basketball team to a 68-65 win over Wyoming last Wednesday. Her 29 points are the most by a Wolf Pack player since Tahnee Robinson scored 35 vs. Idaho in the 2011 WAC Tournament. With 15 seconds remaining in a one-point game, LeSure scored Nevada's last four points, including a pair of free throws with two seconds left to ice the win. In two games last week, LeSure totaled 41 points by adding 12 on the road at UNLV. She has now scored in double figures in 13 of 18 games.

Kathryn Groenweghe
Jan. 11  - Jan. 17
Alison Powers
Track & Field

Senior Alison Powers tied her school record in pole vault with a victory at the Ed Jacoby Invitational and Multis in Boise, Idaho. The record holder vaulted for 12 feet and 9.5 inches to contribute to Nevada's five victories over the weekend. Powers was also one of 20 top-five finishers in the meet. She set her previous high mark last year, also in Boise.

Kathryn Groenweghe
Jan. 4  - Jan. 10
Teige Zeller
Women's Basketball

Teige Zeller posted a career-week and helped the Nevada women's basketball team to its first conference win of the season against Air Force. The sophomore averaged 13.0 points per game in two games and added nine rebounds, two assists, four blocks and five steals, four of which came against the Falcons. Zeller established a new career-high of 12 points versus Fresno State, only to re-establish a career-high in the next game against Air Force with 14 points. She has scored in double figures in each of the last three games.

Kathryn Groenweghe
Dec. 28  - Jan. 3
James Bulter
Football

James Butler rushed for 189 yards and two touchdowns, leading Nevada to a thrilling 28-23 victory over Colorado State in the inaugural NOVA Home Loans Arizona Bowl last Tuesday in Tucson, Ariz. The sophomore running back scored the game-winning touchdown with 66 seconds remaining and was named Arizona Bowl Offensive Most Valuable Player. The Bloomingdale, Ill., native finishes his season with 1,342 rushing yards - the 11th highest total in Pack history.

Kathryn Groenweghe
Dec. 14  - Dec. 20
Krysta Palmer
Women's Swimming & Diving

Senior diver Krysta Palmer has qualified as a member of the U.S. Diving National Team after placing eighth on platform this weekend at the 2015 USA Diving Winter Nationals in Indianapolis. In a field of 68 elite divers and Olympic hopefuls, Palmer placed eighth on platform with a cumulative score of 887.35. Her finals round score of 331.35 was the second-highest finals score in the field. A native of Carson City, Palmer hopes to qualify for the 2016 Rio Olympics and has already pre-qualified for the Olympic Trails this June on three-meter and platform.

Kathryn Groenweghe
Dec. 7  -Dec. 13
Tyron Criswell
Men's Basketball

Senior Tyron Criswell averaged 18 points, 9.5 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 2.5 steals and shot 76.5 percent from the field coming off the bench as Nevada won two home games to improve to 7-3 on the season.
Criswell scored a career and game-high 26 points in the Fresno Pacific game making 9-of-10 field goals.  In the Drake win he posted his second career double-double with 10 points and a career high 12 rebounds. 

Kathryn Groenweghe
Nov. 30-Dec. 6
Fiyin Olusola
Track & Field

Junior Fiyin Olusola jumpstarted the indoor track & field season setting the school record in the 55m hurdles during the team's season-opening meet at Weber State. Olusola was one of eight Wolf Pack event wins, clocking in at 8.04 seconds. Additionally, Olusola ran a 7.29 in the 55m dash, which ranks in the top-10 all-time at Nevada.

Kathryn Groenweghe
Nov. 23-Nov. 29
Jordan Dobrich
Football

Senior Jordan Dobrich matched a career-high with 16 tackles in Nevada's regular season finale at San Diego State last Saturday night. It's the third time Dobrich has posted 16 stops in a single game and the first time he's done so since Nov. 14 last year at Air Force. Dobrich's 16 tackles are also the fourth-most in the Mountain West this season. Dobrich now has 90 tackles on the year, which is the most tackles he's had in a single season in his career.

Kathryn Groenweghe
Nov. 16-Nov. 22
Marqueze Coleman
Men's Basketball

Senior Marqueze Coleman averaged 32.5 points, 5.5 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.5 steals playing 37 minutes per game as the Wolf Pack split two road games.  Coleman scored a career-high 34 points at Hawai`i with 32 coming in the second half then totaled 31 in the Pack first victory at Pacific in 10 years.

Kathryn Groenweghe
Nov. 9-Nov. 15
Lenny Jones
Football

Senior DE Lenny Jones shined on senior day, posting seven tackles, three tackles for loss and one pass breakup in Nevada's thrilling overtime victory against San Jose State. Jones' 3.0 TFL set a new career-high, while his seven tackles were his most since his freshman season. Jones' biggest play came in overtime, as he posted a tackle on third down to limit SJSU to a field goal before Nevada won with an 11-yard touchdown pass.

Kathryn Groenweghe
Nov. 1-Nov. 8
Madison Morell
Volleyball

Junior right side hitter Madison Morell helped lead the Nevada volleyball team to a 2-0 week last week after collecting 52 kills and a .356 hitting percentage in the two matches. She named Mountain West Offensive Player of the Week on Monday for her efforts. Her back-to-back 20+ kill performances helped lift the Pack to wins over Fresno State and UNLV, the program's first win over its intrastate rival in 10 years. Morell also registered double-doubles in the two victories.

Kathryn Groenweghe
Oct. 26-Nov. 1
Krysta Palmer
Women's Swimming & Diving

Krysta Palmer opened her senior season with an undefeated weekend while leading No. 36 Nevada to dual victories over UC Davis and Fresno State. The Carson City native won the 1-meter (364.12) and 3-meter (342.9) dives last Friday against the Aggies. Palmer's 1-meter score set a new career-best and is the top dive in the Mountain West this season. The next day, Palmer won the 1-meter (294.15) and 3-meter (346.35) in Nevada's victory over Fresno State. Palmer's 3-meter score it the top dive in the MW this year. Palmer has now won 15 consecutive regular season diving events, which dates back to her sophomore season.

Kathryn Groenweghe
Oct. 19-Oct. 25
Teresa Baerens
Women's Swimming & Diving

Junior Teresa Baerens won three individual events and swam in three winning relays, leading the Nevada swimming and diving team to a title at the Pacific Invitational in the Pack's season opener. Baerens won the 200-yard freestyle in 1:50.28 and the 200-yard IM in 2:04.22 with Mountain West-leading times in both events. Baerens also won the 100 free in 51.29. Baerens also helped Nevada win the 400 free relay, 400 medley relay and 200 free relay.

Kathryn Groenweghe
Oct. 12-Oct. 18
Sheila Morales / Blaga Delic
Women's Tennis

Nevada's 27th ranked doubles team of Blaga Delic and Sheila Morales captured the ITA Mountain Regional Doubles Championship on Saturday at the Fertitta Tennis Complex in Las Vegas.  With the victory the Wolf Pack duo advances to the 2015 USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, N.Y., November 12-15.

On the way to the title the Pack defeated teams from Air Force (8-0), Utah (8-3), UNLV (8-4), Utah (6-4, 6-1) and BYU (6-2, 6-0).  On the season they are 8-3 in doubles play.

Kathryn Groenweghe
Oct. 5-Oct. 11
Tyler Stewart
Football

Junior quarterback Tyler Stewart engineered a masterful performance for the Wolf Pack offense last Saturday in a 35-17 victory over New Mexico at Mackay Stadium. Stewart accounted for a season-high four touchdowns while helping the team set season-high marks in points (35), total offense (517), first downs (30) and yards per play (7.1). He completed 16-of-19 passes for 166 yards and two scores with a career-high 84.2 percent completion percentage. He also rushed nine times for 57 yards and two scores - his first career multi-TD rushing game. He also ran the Pack's read-option offense to perfection, with his decision-making leading to a pair of 100-yard rushers in the backfield. Stewart received a 90.1 quarterback rating (QBR) out of a possible 100 points for his performance, which helped Nevada improve to 3-3 on the season.

Kathryn Groenweghe
Sept. 28-Oct. 4
Madison Morell
Volleyball

Madison Morell had a career-day in Nevada's 3-2 upset of No. 25 Wyoming on Saturday at the Virginia Street Gym. The junior set a new career-high with 31 kills, including five in the match-clinching fifth set. Her 31 kills was just one shy of tying the program record of 32 set by Lauren Netherby in 1998. The Plano, Tex., native is the first player in the Mountain West this season to register 30+ kills and is also tied for ninth in the nation for most kills in a five-set match this season.

Kathryn Groenweghe
Sept. 21-Sept. 27
Emily Capaul
Rifle

Sophomore Emily Capaul tied the school record with her 597 in air rifle against Ohio State on Sunday.  Capaul shot 57 perfect tens out of 60 possible shots.  Her first shot was a nine then she shot 57, tens in the next 59 attempts.  Two of her nines were just 1/10th of a millimeter from being a ten.

Kathryn Groenweghe
Sept. 14-Sept. 20
Hannah Wuensche
Soccer

A big weekend on the pitch for freshman Hannah Wuensche helped Nevada sweep the weekend and enter Mountain West play on a two-game win streak. Wuensche tallied her first set of collegiate points with a game-winning goal on Sunday and an assist on the game-winner on Friday. Her go-ahead goal on a penalty kick with 2:31 remaining against Hawaii, helped the Wolf Pack break a 2-2 tie and earn the win.

Kathryn Groenweghe
Sept. 7-Sept. 13
Kathryn Groenweghe
Volleyball

Junior Kathryn Groenweghe was arguably the top performer in Nevada's 3-0 weekend at the Wolf Pack Classic. Over the three matches, she led the Pack with a .378 hitting percentage and ranked second on the squad with 16 blocks. The Sherwood, Ore., native posted 12 kills and hit at a .455 clip, both career and match-highs, in Nevada's 3-2 win over Weber State on Friday. Groenweghe also racked up a team-high six blocks in a sweep of Montana State on Saturday and helped the Pack out-block its opponents in all three matches.

Kathryn Groenweghe
Aug. 31-Sept. 6
EmKay Myers
Cross Country

EmKay Myers ran her fastest 4000 meter at the Ninth Annual Nature's Bakery Nevada Twilight Classic this past Friday. Her time of 14:35 gave the senior her first collegiate cross country victory and moved her to second all-time in the school record books. She also led the Wolf Pack to a first-place team victory at the home meet, placing ahead of rival UNLV by 40 points.

EmKay Myers
Aug. 24-30
Madison Foley
Volleyball

Sophomore Madison Foley was a top performer for the Nevada volleyball team at the Molten Classic last weekend where the Wolf Pack went 1-2. Foley posted 29 kills, 3.22 per set, while also leading the team with four service aces the four matches. The Dayton native also registered 23 digs, which ranks third on the squad, and two blocks.

Kelsey Quintos
Aug. 17-23
Kelsey Quintos
Soccer

Kelsey Quintos returned to the pitch Friday after suffering a season-ending injury in 2014, to help Nevada earn a 1-1 double overtime draw against Gonzaga to open the 2015 campaign. Quintos stopped a total of seven shots in the match, including five in the second half to send the game into extra time. In the second minute of the second overtime period, Quintos dove to her left to make a game-saving stop on a Gonzaga shot attempt from about five yards out, preserving the tie.

Kelsey Quintos

STAR OF THE WEEK
Student-Athlete of the Week Athlete of the Week

Apr. 18  - Apr. 24

Corey Eddings

Men's Golf

Corey Eddings put together a strong run at the Mountain West Men’s Golf Championship over the weekend, which culminated in a runner-up finish. The sophomore finished the tournament at 7-under par, just two shots behind the individual winner and owned the clubhouse lead after rounds one and two. Eddings posted a 7-under opening round of 65 on Friday, which is the third-best score in program history.

View all 2015-16 honorees.


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