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UTEP Soccer Newsletter: 2011 Spring

2011 Exhibition Spring Season Set To Kick Off 

The UTEP soccer team is set to open up its 2011 exhibition spring season this weekend by taking on a pair of Pac-10 powers. The Miners will play at Arizona State at 1 p.m. on Sat., March 26 before challenging Arizona at 1 p.m. on Sun., March 27.

Consecutive games at Texas Tech (April 9 & 10) will wrap up the road portion of the exhibition slate. UTEP will battle I-10 rival NM State at 7 p.m. MDT at University Field on April 13 before concluding the spring against the Alberta Provincial squad on April 30.

During last year's spring slate UTEP showed promise for what proved to be a successful 2010 season by battling Arizona State to a 1-1 tie.

Kenah Linger Kevin Cross Jessie Pettit

2011 Schedule Unveiled 

UTEP head soccer coach Kevin Cross has revealed the 2011 schedule, with 12 home matches highlighting the 20-contest slate.

UTEP will renew the battle of I-10 in the season and home opener against NM State (Aug. 19), hold the second-annual Border Bash (Aug. 26 & 28), the 12th-annual Border Shootout (Sept. 9 & Sept. 11) while also playing seven of its 11 Conference USA contests at University Field.

Overall the Miners will face three 2010 NCAA Championship participants throughout the 2011 fall season. The Miners will be in search of their 10th straight winning season, all of which have featured 10+ victories.

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2011 Miners Soccer Academy To Return In Summer 

The dates for the 2011 Miners Soccer Academy have been announced, with the popular camps set to commence this summer. The camps provide soccer players of all ages the chance to learn from Miner players and coaches.

2011 Miners Soccer Academy Brochure

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UTEP Soccer Now On Facebook 

The UTEP soccer program has always done a great job of connecting with its fan base. The latest evidence of that is the Miner soccer program launching a facebook page.

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Hall Helping In Fight Against Cystic Fibrosis  

Cystic fibrosis, or CF, is a genetic life-threatening disease that affects over 30,000 Americans. UTEP soccer standout Tess Hall is combining something she loves, surfing, and a passion to help others to get involved in the fight against CF.

Her story to help others through surfing will be profiled in an upcoming UTEP Magazine.

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Desilets Tabbed Top-10 Senior At UTEP 

Outgoing senior and four-year standout Melissa Desilets has been chosen as a recipient of the UTEP Alumni Association Top 10 Senior Award.

It is a tremendous honor for the native of Edmonton who took home Academic All-American honors in November 2010.

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2011 Signing Day In Review 

The UTEP soccer program has reeled off nine straight winning seasons. In order to sustain that success for the long term, though, the Miners will need to secure prep standouts each year.

Head coach Kevin Cross and staff looked to have addressed it recently with eight individuals announcing they will join the program for the 2011 fall season during the program's signing day.

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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 (* dentotes as of start of the 2010 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 428 goals to place eighth in the country 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 Josa, 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