The UTEP soccer team has won three straight matches and is right of thick of things for the race for a Conference USA Championship! Heading into the final home matches of 2009, the Miners are an impressive 6-2-0 in league play to stand in a three-way tie for second place. Among the more notable victories this year for UTEP was a victory on the road at two-time defending league champion Memphis.
With the way the UTEP soccer team has been playing lately, it was only a matter of time before the rest of the country took notice. The recognition came recently in the form of the Miners cracking into the top 10 of the very competitive NCAA Central Region rankings according to the NSCAA. Additionally, UTEP's efforts have elevated it all the way to 52nd (out of 322 teams nationally) for RPI as released by the NCAA.
The U-20 Canadian National Team will hold a training camp at UTEP from Oct. 26-31.The training site is a natural fit for the team, given the multitude of connections there are between Canada and UTEP soccer. Miner assistant coach Kelly Parker is a member of the Canadian National Team while junior Anoop Josan started for Canada at the U-20 FIFA Women's World Cup last year. The 2009 squad features four natives of Canada, in the form of starters Josan, Melissa Desilets, Chandra Morden and reserve freshman Brittany Kindzierski.Team Canada will use the Miners' facilities and train at University Field throughout the week, while also venturing to Mexico for a pair of matches.
The UTEP soccer team means business when it plays on the road-evidenced by the squad racing out to a 3-0 start this year in hostile territory- but head coach Kevin Cross ensures that the team has some great experiences off the pitch when it travels. Recently the Miners toured famed Graceland, including the site of Elvis Presley's home. At the airport before the team flew back to El Paso, UTEP soccer got a chance to meet famous R&B singer and songwriter Ne-Yo.
The UTEP soccer team is in the midst of another great year, as it stands at 12-4-0 (6-2-0 C-USA) heading into the final home matches of the year. The effort should come as no surprise, though, as the Miners have now recorded a school-record eight straight winning seasons. All of them have featured at least 10 victories. Additionally, with 73 triumphs since the start of 2005 UTEP soccer has more wins than any other school in C-USA.
The UTEP soccer program is proud to announce that this year it has been providing free clinics following Sunday home matchs.
The first 50 fans will be receive instruction from Miner players and members of the coaching staff after every Sunday home match in 2009.
Team Days Registration Now Open
The 2009 UTEP women's soccer season is almost here, and so it is with great excitement that the program announces that the popular Team Days promotion is back and better than ever.
"Team Days" will allow players and coaches to attend one of the regular-season home games for FREE and receive recognition during the selected game. Friends and family members will receive a discounted ticket price of $2 per person. Teams are encouraged to wear their uniforms or orange in support of the Miners. They will also have a chance for an autograph and photograph session after the game with the UTEP Women's Soccer team.
El Paso, Texas: The Third Safest City In The Nation
A recent report ranked El Paso, Texas, among the safest U.S. cities with a population of of 500,000 or more (third). Therefore, student-athletes on the UTEP soccer team are able to pursue their academic endeavors and play soccer in one of the safest large cities in the nation!
The "Buy a Goal" Fundraiser is designed to help us fundraise for needed equipment and team activities. Last year the UTEP fundraising efforts rose over $5,000.00. Our goal this year is to raise $10,000.00. With your help, we can continue to provide the equipment and experiences for our very deserving student-athletes and compete with the nation's elite!
How does it work?: Throughout the season, the UTEP Miners will be scoring goals to win games this year. Sponsors, like yourself, will either sponsor a flat donation or a cash amount for every goal scored throughout the season that the UTEP Miners score. When the season is over, the goals will be tallied and your donation will be equal to the amount of goals times your cash amount donated per goal.
For example: If UTEP Soccer scores 30 goals this season and you sponsor a $1.00 per goal, you will donate $30.00 to the UTEP Miners' Soccer Gift Fund.
Your pledge will be the amount you check below times the number of goals that UTEP Soccer scores. PLEASE DO NOT SEND ANY MONEY NOW!!! After the season, we will let you know the results of our efforts and the amount of your pledge. At the time we receive your donation, your gifts will be sent out to you!