2014-15 Stars Of The Week

2013-14 Winners

Oct. 20-26
Yawen Li
Swimming and Diving

Junior Yawen Li tallied the most individual points for Nevada in its season-opening weekend, helping the Wolf Pack improve to 4-0 after a quad-meet victory and dual win over Fresno State. Li won the 100-yard breaststroke (1:04.53), 200-yard breaststroke (2:16.14) and the 200-yard IM (2:03.70) in the quad-meet, while helping the Pack win the 200-yard medley relay (1:43.86). Against Fresno State, Li won the 200-yard butterfly (2:02.70) and the 200-yard breaststroke (2:17.99) in addition to the 400-yard medley relay (3:49.31) and the 200-yard freestyle relay (1:37.20).

Yawen Li
Oct. 13-19
Emily Myers
Cross Country

Emily Myers broke the previous school record held by senior teammate Demerey Kirsch by 31 seconds with her seventh-place finish is her second top-ten finish of the season at the Bronco Invitational at Baylands Regional Park in Sunnyvale Calif.

Emily Myers
Oct. 5-12
Greta Ochsner
Rifle

Junior Greta Ochsner helped Nevada split four Patriot Rifle Conference matches at UTEP over the weekend. The 14th ranked Wolf Pack won twice against #20 UTEP and dropped two matches to #10 Ohio State. Ochsner posted the second best score of 575 on Saturday in the smallbore and her 584 in air rifle tied for the third best mark on the day. Sunday she shot 572 in smallbore and 576 in air rifle.

Greta Ochsner
Sept. 29-Oct. 5
Tessa Lea'ea
Volleyball

Senior Tessa Lea’ea helped the Nevada volleyball team claim its lone match of the week in thrilling fashion as the Pack came all the way back from 2-0 down to top Fresno State, 3-2.
Lea’ea posted a career-high 24 kills and became the 11th player in program history to record 1,000 career kills after tallying four kills in the first set. The Stockton, Calif. native also registered six block assists to lead the team.

Tessa Lea’ea
Sept. 22-28
Nigel Haikins
Football

Leading 14-10 in under 10 minutes left in the game, Nigel Haikins picked off Joe Gray and raced 27 yards to the end zone for a pick-six that salted the game away for the Pack as Nevada improved to 3-1 on the year and 1-0 in MW play. The interception was the third of his career and his second of the season and marked the first touchdown of his career. He also matched a career high with seven tackles on the game, the second-straight game he’s had seven stops
 

Nigel Haikins
Sept. 15-21
Daisha Jones-Oglesby
Soccer

Junior forward Daisha Jones-Oglesby headed in the game-winning goal in the 68th minute during Friday night’s 1-0 win against UC Davis, helping the Nevada soccer team snap a two-game slide heading into Mountain West play. The tally for Jones-Oglesby is the second of her career and first since her freshman season. She now has a goal and three assists on the year, ranking her second on the Wolf Pack with five points.
 

Daisha Jones-Oglesby
Sept. 8-14
Demerey Kirsch
Cross Country

Senior Demerey Kirsch of the Nevada cross country team helped the Wolf Pack secure a top-five finish in this weekend’s WCC Preview meet. Kirsch ran at a  21:50.8 pace in the 6K event, good for a 16th-place finish in the field of 129 runners and is the seventh-fastest 6K time in program history. Kirsch’s top-20 time was one of the highlighted reasons that the Pack was able to lock down fourth place in the 11-team field.

 

Demerey Kirsch
Sept. 1-7
Angel Meriwether
Soccer

Freshman Angel Meriwether played a vital role in a two-win weekend for the Nevada soccer team, scoring two game-winning goals. Friday afternoon at Sacramento State, Meriwether broke a scoreless tie in the 76th minute that gave the Wolf Pack the edge to capture its first win of 2014. Playing back at home on Sunday, the San Diego native again scored late in a game against Saint Mary's, breaking a 1-1 tie with just over five minutes remaining.

 

Angel Meriwether

Aug. 25-31
Jerico Richardson
Football

Making his first career start, Jerico Richardson had the best day by a Nevada receiver, in terms of yardage, since 2011. He caught 13 passes for 177 yards as Nevada topped Southern Utah to win its season opener for the first time since 2012. Richardson entered the game with three career catches and 22 career yards. His 177 yards were the most by a Pack player since Rishard Matthews has 220 against UNLV in 2011. Ten of his catches went for first downs.

 

Jerico Richardson

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

Oct. 20-26

Yawen Li

Swimming and Diving

Junior Yawen Li tallied the most individual points for Nevada in its season-opening weekend, helping the Wolf Pack improve to 4-0 after a quad-meet victory and dual win over Fresno State. Li won the 100-yard breaststroke (1:04.53), 200-yard breaststroke (2:16.14) and the 200-yard IM (2:03.70) in the quad-meet, while helping the Pack win the 200-yard medley relay (1:43.86).


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