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UTEP Soccer Newsletter: October 2011

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Miners Rolling In 2011 

UTEP is off to a great start in 2011, boasting an overall record of 10-3-2, including 4-1-1 in Conference USA play. The Miners have out-scored their opponents, 36-18, including 26-7 while going undefeated in nine home games (8-0-1).

The effort will result in the program's 10th straight winning season, with each of them featuring double-digit triumphs.

There have been a lot of great results so far, so take a moment to look back on some of them here!

at UTEP 2, NM State 0.
at UTEP 4, Houston Baptist 0.
at UTEP 4, Prairie View A&M 0.
at UTEP 2, UALR 0.
at UTEP 2, Northern Colorado 0.
UTEP 3, at Sam Houston State 1.
at UTEP 1, Marshall 0.
UTEP 3, East Carolina 2.
UTEP 3, at Southern Miss 1.
at UTEP 6, Houston 3.
at UTEP 2, Rice 2.
 

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C-USA Honors Pouring In 

UTEP has played great soccer for most of the year, and Conference USA is starting to take notice.

Two of the past three C-USA Offensive Players of the Week have been Miners. Junior Tess Hall helped the Miners open up C-USA Play on a high note and took home the honor on Sept. 26 while fellow classmate Brittany Kindzierski torched Houston and Rice for five goals note and was subsequently rewarded by C-USA

Brittany Kindzierski Kevin Cross Tess Hall

Home Games A Plenty 

The Miners are 10-3-2, including 4-1-1 in C-USA with five regular-season matches left. Good news for the team and fans alike is that following this weekend's road contests, the final three tilts will be played in El Paso. The Orange and Blue close out the year at home vs. Tulsa (Oct. 21, 7 p.m.), SMU (Oct. 23, 1 p.m.) and Colorado College (Oct. 28, 7 p.m.)

UTEP has certainly enjoyed playing at University Field, going 8-0-1 thus far in 2011. The efffort has improved the Miners to 85-12-4 at the venue dating to 2002.

Skye Schultz Katie Dorman Gina Soto

Cross Talk A Big Hit 

Cross Talk, the online show where head coach Kevin Cross asks all the questions that the fans want to know to his players and staff, has been a big success. The show originally on the UTEP Soccer Facebook Page but has since moved to the FREE portion of the All-Access player on UTEPAthletics.com

If you haven't already done so, check the show out!
Cross Talk: Oct. 5, 2011.
Cross Talk: Sept 28. , 2011.
Cross Talk: Sept 21. , 2011.

Kevin Cross Kevin Cross Kevin Cross

Promotions A Plenty As Well 

There are a lot of great promotions planned for the rest of the season, with highlights including a Mariachi Band performing and Greek Night on the docket. For complete information on ticket specials, theme nights and more, check out the promotions page Also, be sure to read up on the season-long promotions.

The popular FREE clinics Mini Miners' Sunday Fun Days have been a hit, while local area high school/middle school teams can once again take advantage of The Team Days Promotion.

Fans have also been able to give back to the program while rooting for some high-octane offense with the Buy A Goal Fundraiser.

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Miners In The Media 

UTEP is blessed to receive tremendous coverage by the local media.

Some great examples of that recently include Tess Hall being featured on the front page of the El Paso Times, having a soccer blog from the paper devote consistent coverage television stations being out to practice on a weekly basis and radio stations having the Miners come in studio before big weekend home games.

The school newspaper, the Prospector, also does a great job, with its most-recent story covering Coach Cross' mom being honored for being a breast cancer survivor All in all, the play at home could be a big factor in the Miners securing their 10th straight winning season.

Skye Schultz Katie Dorman Gina Soto

UTEP Soccer On Facebook And Twitter 

UTEP soccer receives incredible support from its fans, and as a way to further strengthen that relationship it has stepped up its efforts in social media. Fans can now follow UTEP Soccer on Twitter and become of fan of UTEP soccer on Facebook. We look forward to hearing from you all!

Team Cheer Paydirt Pete Kevin Cross

This Is UTEP Soccer

For those who need a crash course on UTEP soccer, you've come to the right place. The Miners have been embraced by El Paso, and they have rewarded the faithful by turning into a league and regional power. Consider the following accomplishments under head coach Kevin Cross (* denotes prior to start of 2011 season):

  • Conference USA best-tying 85 wins since joining the league in 2005*
  • Racked up 114 victories to tie for 13th nationally since 2002*
  • Scored 472 goals to place eighth in the country since 2002*
  • Posted mark of 78-12-3 at home since 2002
  • Garnered the No. 2 RPI in the state of Texas in 2009
  • Won a school-record and C-USA-best-tying 20 games in 2005
  • Beat Texas, 3-2, on the road in OT to advance to the second round of the '05 NCAA Tournament
  • Earned a regional ranking for a school-record seven straight years
  • Represented on the all-conference team 24 times*
  • Accounted for 11 of the 12 all-region honorees in school history*
  • Claimed 46 athletic weekly awards. UTEP had four such awards in five years before Cross' tenure*.
  • Katie Dorman Anoop Josan Melissa Desilets

    El Paso, Texas: Now The Safest Big City In The Nation

    For the first time the city of El Paso has been ranked as the safest big city in the United States. El Paso moved from No. 2 to No. 1 in the annual report by the CQ Press.. The ranking comes in the same year that El Paso was named an All-American City.

    Top 10 Safest Cities In The Nation Top 10 Most Dangerous Cities In The Nation

    1. EL PASO, TEXAS

    1. Detroit, Mich.
    2. Honolulu, Hawaii. 2. Baltimore, Md.
    3. New York, N.Y. 3. Memphis, Tenn.
    4. San Jose, Calif. 4. Washington, D.C.
    5. San Diego, Calif. 5. Atlanta, Ga.
    6. Austin, Texas 6. Indianapolis, Ind.
    7. Portland, Ore.  7. Philadelphia, Pa. 
    8. Los Angeles, Calif.  8. Milwaukee, Wis.
    9. Seattle, Wash. 9. Houston, Texas
    10. Fort Worth, Texas  10. Columbus, Ohio
    El Paso Folklore Downtown skyline Fireworks at festival