REBELS HIT THE ROAD FOR LAST AWAY GAMES OF REGULAR SEASON
The UNLV volleyball team (22-3, 13-1 MW), and current Mountain West leader, will hit the road for the final away games of regular season, beginning with a match against SDSU (8-18, 6-9 MW) Thursday night at 7 p.m. and concluding with a trip to Fresno to take on the Bulldogs (7-20, 1-14 MW) Saturday afternoon at 12 p.m.
UNLV is coming off its sixth consecutive 2-0 weekend in conference play after sweeping both Air Force and New Mexico over the weekend.
The Aztecs, who the Rebels defeated at home earlier this season (Oct. 1), comes into the weekend with a 1-1 record on the week after falling to UNR in four sets Saturday afternoon and sweeping Fresno State Monday evening.
The Bulldogs, who got swept by the Scarlet & Gray earlier this season (Sept. 29), also comes into the weekend with a 1-1 record, defeating Boise State in four sets Saturday afternoon but falling to the Aztecs in three sets Monday evening.
TUNE IN, WATCH & LISTEN
Fans can follow this weekend’s conference matchups through live stats and social media. Both matches will be available to live stream through the Mountain West Network. Links to video and stats can be found online at UNLVRebels.com in the “schedule” section of the volleyball page, as well as on the team’s official social media channels: @UNLVvball (Twitter and Instagram) and @UNLVRebelVolleyball (Facebook).
ON THE SIDELINES
The Rebels will return home to Cox Pavilion for the final games of the regular season. The Scarlet & Gray will face Wyoming Thursday night at 6:30 p.m., followed by Senior Day on Saturday against Colorado State beginning at 1 p.m. This will be the second time UNLV will play against both programs this season.
REBELS CLAIM WEEKLY AWARDS
– Maya Sands received the first weekly award for the Scarlet & Gray (Sept. 19) earning both MW Freshman and Defensive Player of the Week after recording 55 digs, seven assists, five service aces, five points and three receptions to help the Rebels to a 2-1 weekend.
– Sands earned her second weekly honors of the season after being named Freshman of the Week again (Oct. 17) after helping the Rebels to its third consecutive 2-0 weekend in conference play.
– Junior Gabrielle Arretche-Ramos earned MW Offensive Player of the Week (Oct. 3) after totaling 31 kills, 57 attacks, a .436 hitting percentage, 10 digs, 37 points, three blocks and three service aces during the Scarlet & Gray’s 2-0 weekend.
– Graduate student Ellease Crumpton earned MW Offensive Player of the Week (Oct. 24) after totaling 24 kills, a hitting percentage of .455, 11 digs, 32.5 points, three solo blocks and two service aces during UNLV’s fourth consecutive 2-0 weekend in conference play.
– Redshirt junior Isabel Martin earned MW Offensive Player of the Week (Oct. 31) after totaling 30 kills, a hitting percentage of .406, 19 digs, one service ace, three solo blocks and 36 total points during UNLV’s fifth consecutive 2-0 weekend in conference play.
– Martin earned her second weekly honors of the season after being named the MW Offensive Player of the Week for the second consecutive week (Nov. 7) after accumulating 31 kills, a hitting percentage of .369, recording two service aces, 19 digs, five block assists and 35.5 total points during UNLV’s sixth consecutive 2-0 weekend in conference play.
LEADERS IN THE MW AND THE NATION
– UNLV currently ranks 15th in the NCAA for match W-L percentage with .880, they also sit 34th in the NCAA for both assists per set (12.82) and kills per set (13.80).
– The Rebels currently sit second in the conference for hitting percentage (.250), second in assists (12.82 per set), second in kills (13.80 per set) and sit third for digs with 14.77 per set.
– Graduate student Jhenna Gabriel leads in the conference and ranks 34th in the nation for assists with 10.58 per set.
– Redshirt-junior Isabel Martin ranks second in the MW for kills per set with 3.88 and sits third in points with 4.37 per set.
– Freshman Maya Sands currently sits third in the MW for digs per set with 3.73.
– Graduate Student Ellease Crumpton and redshirt junior Jordyn Freeman sit tied for sixth in the MW for hitting percentage with .337.
– Junior Gabrielle Arretche-Ramos sits fifth in the MW for both kills per set with 3.67 and in points per set with 4.08.
– Sophomore Dakota Quinlan ranks eighth in the conference for hitting percentage with .330.
OTHER NEWS & NOTES
– Dating back to 2019, UNLV has gone 79-15 in its last 94 matches. The Rebels have won 22 of 25 matches this season and 48 of its last 57.
– UNLV returned eight letterwinners this season. Also returning to the squad from last season were Gabrielle Arretche-Ramos, Arien Fafard, Jordyn Freeman, Chloe Thomas, Isha Knight, Keyana Cruse, Dakota Quinlan, Livvy Setla, Isabel Martin and Thea Sweder. There are eight newcomers, which include three freshmen, a trio of transfers and a pair of graduate transfers.
– UNLV is led by fifth-year head coach Dawn Sullivan, who looks to guide her squad to the postseason for the fifth straight season.
– Junior Arien Fafard had her 1,000th career assist during the opening weekend of the Rebels’ 2022 campaign at UNT.
– The Rebels defeated No. 19 Kansas on September 10, 2022, making that the second win over a ranked team since 2016. The first being then No. 25 Washington State during the fall 2021 season at the Rebel Challenge (Sept. 4, 2021).
– Head Coach Dawn Sullivan notched 100 wins during the match against then MW leaders San Jose State, 3-1.
– UNLV was the first MW program to clinch a spot in the MW Tournament held November 23-25 in Fort Collins, Colorado.
PURCHASE TICKETS: Single-game ticket prices this season are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, faculty and staff, and $5 to groups of 15 or more. Fans that purchase tickets online before game day can get them for an advanced single-game price of $6. Tickets may be purchased at UNLVtickets.com, by calling 702-739-FANS (3267) or by visiting the Thomas & Mack Center Box Office.
All high school, middle school and elementary students are free under UNLV’s new admission policy. To receive free admission, high school students must present valid Nevada are school I.D. at the box office on gameday for one (1) complimentary ticket. Current UNLV students will receive free admission with a valid school I.D. All other students will receive a complimentary ticket at the box office (no I.D. required). Kids not yet elementary school age will continue to receive free admission for all UNLV Olympic sports.