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UTEP Soccer Newsletter: September 2011

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Another Strong Start To Season 

UTEP is off to another solid start in 2011. The Miners took out I-10 rival NM State in the season opener. UTEP then rolled to the Border Bash title thanks to trouncing Houston Baptist and cruising past Prairie View A&M.

UTEP then took the show on the road and despite playing hard was edged out at Stephen F. Austin and then dropped an OT heartbreaker at Texas State.

The Miners still stand at 3-2-0 on the year heading into the final non-conference home games, with match-ups against UALR and Northern Colorado.  

Brittany Kindzierski Azia Nicholson Kevin Cross

Oh What A Night 

There couldn't have been a better way to start to the 2011 season. The Miners shutout I-10 rival NM State, 2-0, in front of a record crowd. Making the night more special was the pre-game tailgate, post-game autograph session and incredible media coverage.

Skye Schultz Katie Dorman Gina Soto

A Picture Is Worth 1,000 Words 

There have been some great moments already in 2011, both on and off the field. While words certainly can bring those to life, sometimes the best way to do it is through a photo. Please enjoy the following photogalleries from our Facebook page and be sure to "Like" our page as well!

2011 Media PK Challenge

2011 Green Grass Classic

2011 Photo Day Fun

Off The Pitch

UTEP Vs. NM State

UTEP Vs. Prairie View A&M

Skye Schultz Katie Dorman Gina Soto

Promotions A Plenty In 2011 

There are a lot of great promotions in store for the 2011 UTEP soccer season.

The popular FREE clinics Mini Miners' Sunday Fun Days are back again while local area high school/middle school teams can once again take advantage of The Team Days Promotion.

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

Skye Schultz Katie Dorman Gina Soto

Taking Care Of Business At Home 

UTEP is out of the gates strong at home in 2011, with a record of 3-0-0. The combined score for the home games has been 10-0 in favor or UTEP.

The effort has improved the Miners to a stout 81-12-3 at home since 2002.

In looking ahead to Conference USA play, seven of the 11 league games for UTEP will be held at University Field.

All in all, the play at home could be a big factor in the Miners securing another winning season in 2011. They are in search of their 10th straight. The previous nine have featured 10+ victories.

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. 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