Nevada Athletics observes Hispanic/Latinx Heritage month starting September 15 through October 15.
The Wolf Pack is proud to celebrate the histories, cultures, and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors come from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America.
Throughtout the month, Nevada Athletics will highlight Hispanic Latinx athletes sharing what this month means to them.
The video features Nevada women's soccer players senior goalkeeper Kendal Stovall and senior midfielder Luz Arreaga, who both speak about their Latina background. Women's soccer assistant coach, Ivan Zarate, also in the video, speaks on his accomplishments as a Hispanic in this country.
Nevada women's soccer celebrated their Hispanic Latinx Heritage night this past Thursday on September 22 in their game against Utah State.
Nevada Women's Volleyball will have a Hispanic/Latinx Heritage night Saturday, October 15 at 1 p.m. against New Mexico at the Virginia Street Gym. Tickets can be purchased on the Nevada Wolf Pack website.
Kendal Stovall: So what does Hispanic and Latin Heritage Month mean to me?
Luz Arreaga: This month is pretty big to me because um I was born in Mexico so my whole family, my friends, I come from a very Latin background.
Ivan Zarate: I'm proud. I'm very proud to be a Hispanic person, a Mexican person in this country. I think it's awesome that we have a whole month dedicated to us.
Kendal Stovall: It’s a huge deal for me. So, my grandmother is actually Latino on my mother's side and she passed away about five years ago and it was her whole identity and I identified with that a lot, actually. Everything I do, everything I think reminds me of her when it comes to that month.
Ivan Zarate: I was born and raised in Mexico I did not move to the U.S. until I was 16 years old or something like that so you know I have the entire culture behind me and it has given me a lot, I mean it makes me unique in this country and it makes me bring some spice to the culture in America, you know what I mean? And I love it. I love, I'm very proud of where I come from and I'm very proud of of what I have accomplished in this country, in this incredible country, because I am a Hispanic.