UNLV MEN’S SOCCER NEWS: Kamdem Named NSCAA Scholar All-American



Senior defender was also an all-region selection this year

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 The honors keep rolling in for senior Bradley Kamdem of the UNLV men’s soccer team, as he was named to the NSCAA (National Soccer Coaches Association of America ) Scholar All-America Third Team, the national organization announced on Friday.
Kamdem, a defender from Paris, France, was a big key to the Rebel defensive effort that posted five team shutouts and a 1.19 GAA. A first-team All-WAC selection and a second-team NSCAA All-West Region honoree, he made an impact offensively during the year with a pair of goals and three assists and was named WAC Defensive Player of the Week on Sept. 14.
Kamdem has earned academic all-league honors the past two seasons, holds a 3.38 cumulative GPA and will graduate from the school with a degree in business management. He was also recently named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District team.
UNLV finished the season with a 12-7-1 mark and reached the semifinals of the WAC Tournament before falling to Utah Valley, an eventual NCAA At-Large squad.

UNLV MEN’S SOCCER NEWS: Shorthanded Rebels Suffer 2-1 Double-Overtime Heartbreaker At Seattle




Rebels fall on golden goal in final minutes of the second overtime

 A shorthanded UNLV squad was just 76 seconds away from escaping with a road tie, until Seattle scored a golden goal in the 109th minute to claim a 2-1 victory over the Rebels in WAC men’s soccer action on Friday night at Championship Field. The Rebels dropped to 3-7, 1-1 in league play with the loss, while Seattle improved to 3-8-1, 2-0 in the conference.

“I’m very proud of the way out guys battled tonight, having to play down a man from the 26th minute until the end,” said UNLV head coach Rich Ryerson. “You would never had known we were the team down a player unless you counted, the way we played tonight. Fortunately we get to play them again next Friday at home.”

The Rebels had to play a man down for the majority of the night after Bradley Kamdem was given a red card in the 26th minute. Despite playing shorthanded, the Rebels still managed to come up with the first score of the night, when junior Salvador Bernal posted his second goal of the season in the 51st minute. Bernal scored off an assist from Julian Portugal on a cross from the right side, that Bernal then shot down the middle of the goal for the score.

Seattle finished the night with a 20-12 edge on shots, though it was only a 13-11 margin in regulation. Shots on goal were even at nine apiece. Ryan Harding posted seven saves in goal for the Rebels, while Redhawk goalkeeper Jake Feener was credited with eight. Corner kicks were in favor of UNLV by a 3-2 margin.

The Rebels stay on the road for their next contest, at division rival San Jose State on Sunday with a 2:30 pm start.