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UTEP Soccer Newsletter: Spring 2014

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Alumni Game To Cap Perfect Spring Season

Fans are invited out to be a part of the annual Alumni Game at the Sun Bowl at 1 p.m. on Saturday (April 26). It's been a wonderful spring exhibition season for the UTEP soccer team, which put together a perfect 4-0-1 record. The Miners outscored the opposition, 14-3, aided by two shutouts while holding three other foes to just one goal.

While it was a wonderful thing to be undefeated in the spring season, it was especially wonderful to see the balanced attack across the board. Angela Cutaia paced the squad with four goals while Brianna Barreiro, Mackenzie German and Brianna Thomas (two) also had multiple strikes. Atzimba Casas, Nicole Lindsay, Hannah Nicholson and Alexis Roberts all found the back of the net.

The Miners downed ENMU, 5-0, on April 12, toppled New Mexico Highlands, 4-1, on April 13, bested Arizona, 3-1, on April 5 and derailed Arizona State, 1-0, on March 29. UTEP battled to a 1-1 tie at New Mexico on April 6.

As always the media provided great coverage with the Prospector recapping the spring season in addition to a single-game recap of the win vs. Arizona State.

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2014 Schedule Is Released

Twelve home matches, including renewing the battle of I-10, contests against Northern Arizona, UNLV, Weber State and a 10-game Conference USA slate highlight the 2014 UTEP soccer schedule.

"We are very excited for the 2014 season," UTEP head coach Kevin Cross said. "We have a great non-conference schedule highlighted by seven home games. Conference USA play will be tough as always but the team is looking forward to the challenge and is having a great spring season in preparation.

"We are highly appreciative of the fan support we receive at University Field making it one of the toughest places to play in the state of Texas. UTEP Soccer is putting in the work now to make for an exciting 2014 season!" Get the full rundown on the 2014 schedule by reading the official press release on UTEPAthletics.com

Also be sure the relive the quality 2013 season that resulted in a third-place finish out of 16 teams in C-USA by watching the highlight video of the season.

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Registration Open For 2014 Miner Soccer Academies

Registration is underway for the popular Miner Soccer Academy summer camps which will be held in summer 2014. All camps are open to any and all entrants.

Every camper who registers will receive a soccer ball and t-shirt while also having the chance to improve their skills under direction from some of the best coaches in the region. Campers who sign up for the first soccer camp at full price will receive a $20 discount for subsequent camps. Be sure to read up on all the camps.. Fans also have the option of exploring the soccer camps home page. in addition to downloading, printing off and filling out the camp registration form.

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Martyn Honored As Top-10 Senior

Tori Martyn been recognized as a Top Ten senior at UTEP. She was officially presented the honor at the 2014 UTEP Honors Convocation at Magoffin Auditorium on April 13.

The awards are given out annually by the UTEP Alumni Association to the institution's most promising future alumni. Individuals are selected based on a combination of academic achievement, involvement, leadership and service both in the community and on-campus, as well as the impression they have made on others during their time at UTEP.

Learn more about Martyn's accomplishment by reading the official press release on UTEPAthletics.com in addition to taking a few minutes to watch her acceptance speech.

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Welcome To The UTEP Soccer Family

While there will be more than 15 letterwinners returning to the pitch this fall, there will also be plenty of new faces.

Seven individuals signed national letters of intent on Feb. 5. Fans can learn more about the class on the official signing day central page.

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Sensational Seniors

The 2014 season is a closer than it appears and a big key of success for the squad will be the play of its seniors. The Miners will have four seniors on the roster in 2014.

Be sure to read up on each of them on their official bio pages below.

Hannah Asuchak
Sarah Dilling
Mackenzie German
Tayler O'Hayre

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UTEP Garners National Recognition As A School

UTEP was just ranked among the best universities in the nation by Washington Monthly Magazine.

The ranking adds to UTEP's reputation for making a big difference in the lives of our students, the El Paso region and our nation.

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Join Us On Social Media

UTEP has been so lucky to get such great fan support throughout the years.

To make the relationship even better, the Miners are now interacting more than ever with its fans through social media.

Be sure to join the more than 1,300 fans to LIKE us on Facebook if you haven't already.

Also come join the 1,000+ fans to FOLLOW us on Twitter if you are not yet doing that.

We look forward to hearing from you all!

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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 (* denotes prior to start of 2012 season):
  • 146 wins to rate t23rd in the country since 2002
  • 11 straight seasons with at least 10 victories
  • Ranked 3rd in C-USA with 106 wins after becoming a member in 2005
  • Played in three league championship games, including in 2011
  • Dominant record of 93-16-5 at home since 2002
  • Scored 544 goals to place 13th in the country since 2002
  • Four-time C-USA attendance leader & 45,821 fans since 2005
  • Earned 138 athletic honors & 203 academic awards in its 17-year history*
  • Won at Texas to advance to the second round of the 2005 NCAA Tournament
  • Been represented at both the FIFA Women's World Cup & Summer Olympics
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El Paso, Texas, The SAFEST Big City For A Fourth Straight Year

El Paso has been in the top three for safest big cities since 1997. For the fourth straight year the city, has been ranked as the safest big city in the United States.

Look at the list of rankings below or check out the complete report compiled by the CQ Press.

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

1. EL PASO, TEXAS

1. Detroit, Mich.
2. New York, N.Y. 2. Baltimore, Md.
3. Austin, Texas 3. Memphis, Tenn.
4. San Diego, Calif. 4. Milwaukee, Wis.
5. Los Angeles, Calif. 5. Philadelphia, Pa.
6. Charlotte, N.C. 6. Indianapolis, Ind.
7. Portland, Ore. 7. Oklahoma City, Okla..
8. San Jose, Calif. 8. Washington, D.C.
9. Seattle, Wash. 9. Houston, Texas
10. San Antonio, Texas 10. Dallas, Texas
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