2014-15 Stars Of The Week

2013-14 Winners

March 17-23
Fiyin Olusola
Track and Field

The sophomore ran to an event win in the 100m hurdles Saturday afternoon at the Hornet Invite.
The California native clocked in at 13.62 seconds, besting the runner-up by .30 seconds. Her time in the event not only established a new personal record, but it also ranks as the second-fastest time in the Nevada all-time outdoor record book. It is the best time in the Mountain West so far this outdoor season by a full second.

Fiyin Olusola
March 10-16
Amanda Weis
Softball

Amanda Weis hit .455 (5-for-11) with two home runs, two doubles and four RBI in the Nevada softball team's sweep of the Wolf Pack Classic this weekend. In four games, Weis slugged 1.182, had an on-base percentage of .538 and 13 total bases. With the Wolf Pack trailing St. Mary's 1-0 on Sunday, the junior blasted a two-run home run that put Nevada ahead for good in its 8-2 win. Weis also went 2-for-3 with a double and a run scored in the Pack's 6-2 win against Portland State on Saturday.

Amanda Weis
March 3-9
Moez Chargui
Men's Tennis

Moez Chargui won his #1 singles and #3 doubles matches to help Nevada knock off #50 San Francisco 6-1 in the home opener. Chargui needed three sets to win his singles match. He split the first two sets with each going to a tiebreaker then scored a 10-6 victory in the super tiebreaker to win his 10th match of the season. In the #3 doubles he teamed with Robert Allan in the 6-3 victory as the Wolf Pack earned the doubles point.

Moez Chargui
Feb. 23-March 2
Emily Capaul
Rifle

Freshman Emily Capaul was selected for the NCAA Rifle Championships next week at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks. Capaul is one of two at-large individuals selected to compete in air rifle and will compete March 14. The Sutter, Calif. native posted a season-best score of 594 at the NCAA qualifier at UTEP. She also had scores of 593 versus Air Force and 589 versus Jacksonville State during the season.

Emily Capaul
Feb. 17-23
Yawen Li & Krysta Palmer
Swimming & Diving

Juniors Yawen Li and Krysta Palmer each won three gold medals and led the Pack to a third place finish at the 2015 MW Championships. In the process, Li was named MW Simmer of the Year and Palmer was named MW Diver of the Year. Li won the 200-yard IM, 400-yard IM and the 200-yard breaststroke. Her 200 breaststroke time broke a school record and meet record. Palmer swept through the diving competition, winning all three events while setting a MW overall record in the platform dive and a meet record in the 1-mneter dive.

Swim Dive
Feb. 10-16
Ryan Howell
Baseball

In his Nevada debut, junior Ryan Howell led the Wolf Pack offense to a series sweep of Abilene Christian, batting 6-of-12 with four RBI, four runs scored, two doubles and a home run. Howell's efforts helped Nevada secure its first season-opening three-game sweep since 1997.

Ryan Howell
Feb. 3-9
AJ West
Men's Basketball

Junior forward AJ West averaged 15.5 points, 14 rebounds, 1.5 blocks, 2.0 assists, 1.5 steals and shot 61.1 percent from the field in 28 minutes per game as the Wolf Pack split two Mountain West games. West posted double-doubles in both games with 14 points and a game-high 13 rebounds against MW leading SDSU on Wednesday then followed that with 17 points and a game-high 15 rebounds at SJSU on Saturday.

AJ West
Jan. 27-Feb. 2
Emily Myers
Track and Field

History was made Friday night at the UW Invitational as junior Emily Myers set Nevada's record in the 5000 meters. Myers, who finished third in the event, smashed the previous school record by 31 seconds with a time of 16:37.04. Her time is 16th on the NCAA Division I Indoor list in 2015 and is the second-fastest time in the Mountain West this season. The previous record was held by Jenna Huber, who set the mark in 2004 at 17:08.65.

Emily Myers
Jan. 20-26
Krysta Palmer
Swimming and Diving

Junior Krysta Palmer won both diving events in Nevada's dual victory over San Jose State on Jan. 24. She won the 1-meter dive with a score of 340.35, the second-best mark of her career and more than 60 points better than second place. She then broke the school record in the 3-meter dive with a mark of 415.58. She earned Mountain West Diver of the Week honors for the fourth time this season and owns the top mark in the conference in all three diving events.

Krysta Palmer
Jan. 13-19
Caitlin Devitt-Payne
Women's Track and Field

Junior Caitlin Devitt-Payne got her 2015 indoor track & field season off to a great start over the weekend at the Ed Jacoby Invitational/Multi. In her only event of the meet, Devitt-Payne ran a 4:57.31 mile to notch third place in the field of 32 runners. Her mark sets a new personal record and is the fastest mile time in the Mountain West so far this season. Additionally, the time ranks as the seventh-best in the Nevada all-time indoor record book.

Caitlin Devitt-Payne
Jan. 6-12
Krysta Palmer
Swimming and Diving

Junior Krysta Palmer won the 1-meter diving competition with 317.65 points and the platform event with 328 points this weekend at the Hawai'i Diving Invitational. The Carson City, Nev., native won each event by at least 30 points. Her platform score set a personal season-best while her 1-meter score ranked second. An All-Mountain West selection in 2014, Palmer has now won all four diving events she has competed in this season.

Krysta Palmer
Dec. 30-Jan. 5
Nyasha LeSure
Women's Basketball

Junior Nyasha LeSure started off 2015 in a big way, scoring a career-high 18 points during a 76-53 Mountain West opening win at Air Force. The 6-0 forward produced her career-best total coming off the bench and she shot 70 percent (7-of-10) from the floor and was a perfect 4-of-4 from the foul line. LeSure also added five rebounds, a career-high three assists and a season-high two blocked shots to her stat line for the day.

Nyasha LeSure
Dec. 23-29
AJ West
Men's Basketball

Junior forward AJ West led Nevada to a pair of home victories over Marshall and Northwest Christian to close out 2014. In the Marshall game he posted his third double-double of the season finishing with game-highs of 16 points and 10 rebounds. Against NWC he totaled 14 points, seven rebounds and blocked three shots.

AJ West
Dec. 15-22
Nevada Cheer Team

The Nevada cheer team raised nearly $2,000 in 60 seconds through it's #CheerForKindness program at recent Wolf Pack men's basketball game. The team, under the direction of Kim Anasatassatos, purchased toys with the funds raised and donated everything to the local Toys for Tots for holiday distribution.

Athlete of the Week
Dec. 8-14
Anna Cameron
Women's Basketball

Senior Anna Cameron, making just her second career start, shattered her career-high in points by posting 17 in helping the Pack earn an 83-57 win over Cal State Stanislaus. She also grabbed three rebounds, dished out two assists and recorded a steal in 19 minutes on the floor.

Anna Cameron
Dec. 1-7
Mimi Mungedi
Women's Basketball

Nevada senior center Mimi Mungedi recorded two double-doubles this past week, the fifth and sixth of her career, and averaged 16.0 points and 13.0 rebounds per game. In a home game against Pacific, the 6-8 center posted a game-high 21 points and 15 rebounds, falling one rebound shy of tying her career-high. At Grand Canyon, Mungedi helped the Pack snap a three-game road losing streak by posting an 11-point, 11-rebound performance.

Mimi Mungedi
Nov. 17-30
Cody Fajardo
Football

Senior quarterback Cody Fajardo was brilliant in leading the Nevada football team to a resounding 49-27 victory over UNLV to reclaim the Fremont Cannon and secure three points in the Governor's Series race. Fajardo rushed for 143 yards and a touchdown while passing for three more touchdowns to lead Nevada to the come-from-behind victory. The 100-yard rushing performance was his third straight, fifth of the year and 13th of his career, which is a Mountain West record.

Cody Fajardo
Nov. 10-16
T Moe
Women's Basketball

Junior T Moe made history during Friday night's season-opening win over UC Santa Barbara by collecting the program's first triple-double. The 5-8 guard kicked off her season by posting 19 points and career-highs with 12 rebounds and 11 assists to capture the feat, the 10th to be done in the Mountain West. Moe made a strong push for her triple-double in the second half of action, tallying 13 of her 19 points in that half. Nine of her 11 assists were passes inside that led to Nevada's dominance in the paint where the Wolf Pack outscored the Gauchos by 24 points.

T Moe
Nov. 3-9
Moez Chargui
Men's Tennis

Senior Moez Chargui went undefeated in singles at the Grand Canyon Invitational. On day one he overcame Air Force's Lucas Fumagalli by a dominating score of 6-0, 6-5. On day two, Chargui came out strong, defeating UC Irvine's Tyler Pham, by a tight score of 6-1, 1-6, 6-3. His victory over Pham placed him into the championship match against teammate Andrew Poustie and the Pack duo battled back and forth for the championship. Chargui overcame Poustie by a score of 6-4, 7-6.

Moez Chargui
Oct. 2-Nov. 2
Madison Foley
Volleyball

Madison Foley accumulated 22 kills and .312 hitting percentage in a 2-0 week for the Nevada volleyball team. She led the team in the third and deciding set against San Jose State with five kills to help Nevada complete the sweep. The freshman registered three of the Pack's final six points in the first set against Fresno State that gave Nevada an early advantage en route to the win.

Madison Foley
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

March 17-23

Fiyin Olusola

Track and Field

The sophomore ran to an event win in the 100m hurdles Saturday afternoon at the Hornet Invite. The California native clocked in at 13.62 seconds. Her time in the event is a personal record and also ranks as the second-fastest time in the Nevada all-time outdoor record book. It is the best time in the Mountain West so far this outdoor season by a full second.

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