2016-17 Stars Of The Week

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May 15 - May 21
Trevor Charpie
Baseball

Senior Trevor Charpie pitched his first complete game of the season in a 5-2 victory at New Mexico.  After allowing two runs in the first inning he pitched eight shutout innings and had a stretch or retiring nine consecutive hitters.  He allowed just five hits in the game and two after the first inning. 

Madison Morell
May 8 - May 14
Nicole Wadden
Women's Track & Field

Senior Nicole Wadden scored 16 points, won gold and broke a school record this past week at the Mountain West Outdoor Championships. Competing in the heptathlon, the Canada native cruised to victory, scoring 5,595 points to set a facility record and take gold. Wadden also competed in the high jump Saturday, where she cleared 6 feet and a half inch (1.84m) to shatter the old school record and bring home the bronze.

Madison Morell
May 1 - May 7
Justin Bridgman
Baseball

Senior shortstop Justin Bridgman helped the Wolf Pack go 2-1 which included a 7-5 victory at No. 6 Clemson.  For the week he batted .500 with two runs scored, four RBI, two doubles and a home run starting all three games.  The home run, the first of his career, came in his 580th at bat in the Silver & Blue leading off the first game at Clemson.

Madison Morell
April 24 - April 30
McKenna Isenberg
Softball

This past weekend against Colorado State, senior McKenna Isenberg tossed two gems, pitching a total of 14.0 innings and surrendered just 11 hits. In game three against the Rams, she needed only 97 pitches to earn the win, helping led the Pack to its first series sweep of the 2017 campaign.

Madison Morell
April 17 - April 23
Mark Nowaczewski
Baseball

Junior Mark Nowaczewski allowed one run and tied his career-high with six strikeouts in eight innings as the Wolf Pack defeated Fresno State 7-3 to clinch the Mountain West series. Nowaczewski earned back-to-back MW Pitcher of the Week honors for his performance.

Madison Morell
April 10 - April 16
Erika Hansen
Softball

Junior Erika Hansen helped lead Nevada to a pair of wins this past weekend over UNLV to earn three Governor's Series points for the Wolf Pack. She batted .375 in the Wolf Pack's three games and hit a home run in each contest, while recording a team-high six RBIs and five runs scored. Hansen also slugged posted a 1.500 slugging percentage, which resulted in bringing home or scoring 11 of the Wolf Pack's 16 total runs over the weekend.

Madison Morell
April 3 - April 9
Kaitlin Collom
Women's Golf

Sophomore Kaitlin Collom secured the first collegiate win of her career as she took home first place at the Cowgirl Classic, hosted by Wyoming. Collom's par on No. 16 won her the tiebreaker for individual honors. The Oregon native has been playing some of the best golf of her career as of late, and solidified that with the victory. She produced a career-best tournament score of 3-under par thanks to a career-low round of 69 on Friday. Collom began the day two shots behind the individual leader and used five birdies throughout her round, including three on the back nine, to jump three spots on the leaderboard.

Madison Morell
March 27 - April 2
Cora Gallop
Women's Track & Field

Sophomore Cora Gallop, competing in her first ever 3000 meter steeplechase, shattered the Nevada school record at the Bob Larsen Distance Carnival with a time of 10:14.73. The time is ranked sixth in the country this year and has essentially punched her ticket to nationals this season.

Madison Morell
March 20 - March 26
Kenzi Goins
Softball

A local product from Reno, Nev., freshmen Kenzi Goins batted .556 (5-for-9) this past weekend against Utah State, where she crossed the plate once and drove in a pair of runs as well. During the weekend series with the Aggies, Goins compiled a hit in all three games, which included a double in the first matchup and a three-hit performance in the second game.

Madison Morell
March 13 - March 19
Kaitlin Collom
Women's Golf

Kaitlin Collom played some of the best golf of her collegiate career and helped lead Nevada to a win at the Fresno State Classic. She saved her best round for last as she carded a 1-under 71 during the final 18 holes. She finished in sole possession of sixth place, a career-best finish. She totaled 11 birdies throughout the three rounds, which tied for the most in the 72-player field.

Madison Morell
March 6 - March 12
Grant Booth & Kaleb Gorbahn
Men's Golf

Juniors Grant Booth and Kaleb Gorbahn tied for second place over the weekend at the Jackrabbit Invitational, helping the Wolf Pack to its first tournament win since 2009. They finished the event at 12-under par, one shot behind the individual winner, which are career-bests for both. Their three-round total scores of 204 are the third-lowest 54-hole totals in program history. Booth recorded all three rounds under par (67-67-70), while Gorbahn did his damage in the second round with a tournament-low 64.

Madison Morell
Feb. 20 - Feb. 26
Jordan Caroline
Men's Basketball

Jordan Caroline helped the Pack to a pair of wins averaging 26 points, 8.5 rebounds and 1.5 steals. In the win over Boise State he scored 21 points and grabbed seven boards. At UNLV he posted game highs with 31 points and 10 rebounds to record his 11 double-double of the season.

Madison Morell
Feb. 13 - Feb. 19
Sharae Zheng
Women's Swimming & Diving

After sweeping all three diving competitions, junior Sharae Zheng helped lead the Pack to a third place finish at the 2017 Mountain West Championships. Not only did she become just the third diver in MW history to win all three events, Zheng finished the weekend setting two MW records. As a program, the Pack has now won 14 of the 15 diving events at the championships, since Nevada joined the MW five years ago.

Madison Morell
Feb. 6 - Feb. 12
D.J. Fenner
Men's Basketball

Senior D.J. Fenner had a career week with Nevada basketball. Fenner scored 37 points against UNLV, a career high and the most points scored by a Wolf Pack player against the Runnin' Rebels ever. The Seattle native also netted 21 points at San Diego State, leading both teams in scoring in back-to-back games. He averaged 29 points and 6.5 rebounds per game against UNLV and SDSU.

Madison Morell
Jan. 30 - Feb. 5
Brittany Graves
Women's Track & Field

Junior triple jumper Brittany Graves shot up the Nevada record book with her performance at the Jacksons/NB Invitational this weekend. Graves set a personal record with her jump of 39 feet and 7 inches, moving her to fourth all-time in program history. The mark is the second best in the Mountain West this year.

Madison Morell
Jan. 23 - Jan. 29
Emily Myers
Women's Track & Field

After more than a month of not competing, senior distance runner Emily Myers shattered her own school record in the 3000 meter on Saturday. Running at the highly competitive UW Invitational and Multis, Myers crossed the finish line in 9:22.14 to beat her old time by more than seven seconds. Myers also broke the 3000m school record at this meet last indoor season.

Madison Morell
Jan. 16 - Jan. 22
Teresa Baerens
Women's Swimming & Diving

In her final meet inside Lombardi Pool, senior Teresa Baerens notched off individual victories in all three events she competed in. Her performance in the pool helped lead the Pack to its fifth dual meet win of the season, extending the team's winning streak to 15 meets, dating back to last season.

Madison Morell
Jan. 9 - Jan. 15
Alison Powers
Women's Track & Field

Senior Alison Powers made an epic comeback to the pole vault pit after sitting out with injury last season, shattering her own indoor track record at the National Pole Vault Summit. Powers jumped for a mark of 13 feet and 3.5 inches (4.05m), edging out her previous mark by a full six inches. Powers also won her pit at the premiere event.

Madison Morell
Jan. 2 - Jan. 8
Jordan Caroline
Men's Basketball

Sophomore Jordan Caroline scored 45 points and led the Nevada back from 25-point deficit to defeat New Mexico 105-104 in overtime.  Caroline's 3-pointer with 2 seconds remaining was the winning bucket.  In the Pack's win over San Diego State earlier in the week he scored 19 points and grabbed 11 rebounds.  In the two games he averaged 32 points and 12 rebounds.

Madison Morell
Dec. 26 - Jan. 1
Marcus Marshall
Men's Basketball

Senior Marcus Marshall averaged 25.5 points, 3.0 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 38.5 minutes as Nevada split two MW games. Marshall scored a game-high 25 points in the 80-55 win over SJSU then posted game-high 26 points in the one-point setback 77-76 at Fresno State.

Madison Morell
Dec. 19 - Dec. 25
Jordan Caroline
Men's Basketball

Named the Most Outstanding Player at the South Point Hoops Holiday Classic as Nevada went undefeated.   Averaged a double-double with 17 points, 10.5 rebounds per game and shot 52 percent from the field in the two victories.  Against UCSB he posted his fifth double-double of the season finishing with 20 points and grabbed a game-high 12 boards.

Madison Morell
Dec. 12 - Dec. 18
AJ Cephas
Women's Basketball

A sophomore from Antioch, Calif., AJ Cephas recorded back-to-back double-doubles, averaging 10.5 points and 13.5 rebounds in the Pack's two games this week. Her performances resulted in Nevada winning both of its contests, bring the Pack to six wins on the year, which eclipses last season's win total of five games. With her help, the Pack now enters conference play with its best record since the 2010-11 season.

Madison Morell
Dec. 5 - Dec. 11
Kadeisha Hield
Women's Track & Field

Junior Kadeisha Hield claimed victory in the long jump at the Jackson Open to start the indoor season. Her jump of 19 feet 0.5 inches was a personal record and moved her to fifth on the Nevada all-time list.

Madison Morell
Nov. 28 - Dec. 4
Mitchell Van Patten
Rifle

University of Nevada sophomore Mitchell Van Patten's outstanding shooting this season along with his freshman year and his performance at the Winter Airgun Championships this past weekend has earned him a spot on the USA Junior National Team.  Van Patten, from Nampa, Idaho is one of 14 shooters on the junior team.

Madison Morell
Nov. 21 - Nov. 27
Lindsey Drew
Men's Basketball

Sophomore Lindsey Drew was named the all-tournament team at Great Alaska Shootout.  Drew averaged 8.3 assists, 6.3 rebounds and 6.7 points per game as the Wolf Pack reached the title game.  In the win over Oakland he dished out a career-high nine assists then had eight in each of the next two games.

Madison Morell
Nov. 14 - Nov. 20
Stephanie Schmid
Women's Basketball

Stephanie Schmid poured in 50 points in two games this past week, helping Nevada earn two hard fought road wins. Schmid scored a career-high 32 points on 12-of-19 shooting during a 99-95 win at Sacramento State and added a team-high 18 points during a 69-60 win at Pepperdine. The Illinois native was a perfect 5-for-5 from three-point range on Sunday and shot 66.7 percent from beyond the arc for the week.

Madison Morell
Nov. 7 - Nov. 13
Sandro Lena
Men's Tennis

In the final event of the fall, sophomore Sandro Lena reached the finals of the yellow bracket at the Oregon Duck Invitational.  Lena won his first three matches of the event before falling in the final.  

Madison Morell
Oct. 31 - Nov. 6
Sharae Zheng
Women's Swimming & Diving

In her first appearance of the season, junior Sharae Zheng posted a score of 409.80 on the 3-meter springboard, which was good enough to not only win the event but break the UC Davis pool record as well. She ended up sweeping the diving competition after recording a 348.85 on the 1-meter springboard and placing first in that event, which helped lead the Wolf Pack to its double-dual victory over UC Davis and Cal State East Bay.

Madison Morell
Oct. 24 - Oct. 30
Cora Gallop
Cross Country

Racing at the Mountain West Championships, freshman cross country runner Cora Gallop crossed the line to take 14th with a time of 21:08. Gallop soared to third on the Nevada all-time list while shattering the school's freshman 6000 meter record. Gallop earned second team All-Conference honors.

Madison Morell
Oct. 17 - Oct. 23
Ty Gangi
Football

Sophomore Ty Gangi took over for an injured Tyler Stewart Saturday night against Wyoming and posted a career-game. Gangi completed 27 passes and threw for 300 yards, the most passing yards by a Nevada quarterback since 2014. Gangi added his first career rushing touchdown in the second quarter and his first passing touchdown in the third.

Madison Morell
Oct. 10 - Oct. 16
Claudia Herrero
Women's Tennis

Junior Claudia Herrero captured the ITA Mountain Regional championship defeating senior teammate Sheila Morales in the finals.  The field included 128 players and it came down to the two Wolf Pack athletes with trip to the 2016 USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships on the line.  She is one of 32 that will compete in the national event November 3-6, 2016.

Madison Morell
Oct. 3 - Oct. 9
Wyatt Denps
Football

Junior WR Wyatt Demps turned heads last Saturday in a win over Fresno State. Demps set career highs in nearly every receiving category, including receptions (9), receiving yards (124) and receiving touchdowns (3). He was the first Nevada receiver to go over 100 yards on the year and the first to make three touchdown receptions since December of 2011. He has become a reliable target for Wolf Pack quarterbacks with six touchdown catches, which is ninth in the nation and tops in the conference.

Madison Morell
Sept. 26 - Oct. 2
Mitchell Van Patten
Rifle

Sophomore Mitchell Van Patten shot a 591 in air rifle to tie for the best score and his 576 smallbore was third as he led the ninth ranked Wolf Pack to a 4656-4577 victory over No. 18 UTEP.  Van Patten's aggregate score of 1174 earlier this season tops the team.   

Madison Morell
Sept. 19 - Sept. 25
Kaleb Gorbahn
Men's Golf

Playing in his second tournament with Nevada, junior Kaleb Gorbahn recorded a runner-up finish last week at the Ram Masters Invitational. Gorbahn finished at 3-under par, four shots behind the individual winner, and did not post a round over par (69-68-70). He led the field in par 5 scoring for the tournament and was second with 15 birdies. His second place finish helped the Wolf Pack to a second place team finish as well, its second runner-up finish this season.

Madison Morell
Sept. 12 - Sept. 18
James Butler
Football

James Butler rushed for 174 yards and three touchdowns to help lead the Wolf Pack to a 38-14 win over Buffalo last Saturday. Butler's three rushing touchdowns sets a single-game career-high and his 174 yards on the ground are the third-most of his career. He now has five rushing TDs for the year, eighth-best in the nation. During the game he passed Otto Kelly to move up to 14th in career rushing yards at Nevada.

Madison Morell
Sept. 5 - Sept. 11
Kathryn Groenweghe
Volleyball

Senior Kathryn Groenweghe helped lead the Pack to another tournament sweep this weekend at home, giving Nevada (7-2) its best start and longest win streak (seven matches) since 2002. The middle recorded nine blocks and 41 kills over the Pack's three matches. She also set a new single match high in kills in each of the matches.

Madison Morell
Aug. 29 - Sept. 4
Lindsey Adams
Cross Country

Redshirt freshman Lindsey Adams led the Wolf Pack women's cross country team to victory Friday night at the Nature's Bakery Twilight Classic. Adams crossed the finish line in 14:37 for her first collegiate victory, coming in first by 20 seconds. Adams is now fourth on the Nevada all-time list for the 4K after breaking Emily Myer's Nevada freshman course record.

Madison Morell
Aug. 22 - Aug. 28
Madison Morell
Women's Volleyball

Senior Madison Morell was named to the North Texas Challenge All-Tournament team this weekend as she racked up 46 kills in the three matches the Wolf Pack played.

Madison Morell

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2016-17 Student Athlete of the Week

Baseball
Trevor Charpie

Senior Trevor Charpie pitched his first complete game of the season in a 5-2 victory at New Mexico.  After allowing two runs in the first inning he pitched eight shutout innings and had a stretch or retiring nine consecutive hitters.  He allowed just five hits in the game and two after the first inning.

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