2017 C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll

2016 All C-USA Third Team

2015 All-Freshman C-USA Team

C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll (2016)

2016 (SOPHOMORE): Tabbed to the All C-USA third team after one of the finest seasons by a UTEP goalkeeper in program history ... set the Miner individual single-season standard for shutouts (nine) ... ranked second on the charts for save percentage (.874), wins (13) and saves (132) and was third for goals against average (0.85), minutes by a GK (2015:03) and starts (22) ... was among league/national leaders for total saves (first/second), save pct. (first/eighth), minutes (first/21st), shutouts (second/27th), and GAA (third/58th) ... overall UTEP finished with a program-record 137 saves (132 from Palacios, three by Keighton Allen and two by team) ... the previous standard (134) had stood since 1998 ... picked up two C-USA Goalkeeper of the Week awards, to become the first Miner GK to garner multiple weekly honors since Chandra Morden (2010) ... credited with at least four stops in 20 matches, including 11 with seven or more saves ... matched her career high for saves (10) against Rice (10/9) ... became the second GK at UTEP (Amanda Smith) to record at at least six saves in five consecutive matches ... named C-USA GK of the Week (9/6) after making 13 total saves in consecutive shutout victories against Wyoming (9/2) and Texas State (9/4) ... secured the honor again after recording eight total saves to help UTEP notch back-to-back shutout wins vs. Nevada (9/16) and UTRGV (9/18) ... delivered seven saves to aid seventh-seed UTEP to a 1-0 upset of second-seed Rice in the quarterfinals of the 2016 C-USA Championships (11/2) ... allowed five goals total in the first 11 matches of the year ... helped UTEP post a record of 5-3 in games decided by one goal.

2015 (FRESHMAN): Earned a spot on the C-USA All-Freshman team, making her the second Miner GK and ninth overall to reap the award ... with the graduation of four-year starter Sarah Dilling and an injury to junior Keighton Allen, Palacios assumed the starting position in training camp ... played all 1866:40 minutes (first C-USA/56th nation) ... she was busier than preferred but handled it with the poise of a veteran ... made 111 total saves (third C-USA/24th nation), which worked out to 5.55 saves/match (third C-USA/50th nation) and a save percentage of .816 (sixth C-USA/77th nation) ... overall fashioned a goals against average of 1.21 (seventh C-USA/148th nation) ... recorded six shutouts (tied sixth C-USA), which set a Miner freshmen GK standard and tied for third on the single-season list regardless of class at the school ... the 11 victories were second on the UTEP freshmen charts and tied for fourth overall while her save total placed third and sixth, respectively.

PRIOR TO UTEP:Was member of Sting 97 ECNL, which was the 2014 ECNL National Champion ... club was a national finalist in 2012 and secured a third-place finish in 2013 ... in 2012 participated in the ECNL Player Development Program ... A 2011 USYYSA National Champion, where she was USYSA Nationals U-14 Best 11 and was awarded USYSA Nationals U-14 Golden Glove ... leading up to the event was a 2011 USYSA Region III Southern Champion and was presented with a USYSA Regional III U-14 Golden Glove ... participated at the 2011 MexGames with the U16 Texas Team ... a 2011 North Texas State Cup Champion ... from 2008 to 2011 she was Lake Highlands Girls Classic League Division-1 Champion ... in 2010 she was a San Diego Surf Cup Champion, Region III Premier League Finalist, North Texas State Cup Finalist& Vegas Cup Champions ... in 2009 was Eclipse Select Challenge Cup Champion & SC Del Sol Presidents Day Champion ... previously attended ODP Region III Camp (2009-10) and participated on '96 North Texas State Team (2008-10) ... starting varsity GK for Creekview High School from 2012-15 ... served as captain in both 2013 & 2014 and was the team's MVP in 2013 and 2014 ... in 2014 she was recognized with the National Soccer Coaches Association of America Senior Excellence award and an All State GK and second team All-District field player ... 2013 first team All-District GK and the Dallas Morning News Class 4A Player to Watch ... 2012 Class 4A Regional Finalist and second team All-District GK.

PERSONAL: Daughter of Ray and Valeria Palacios ... has an older sister.

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Alyssa Palacios

Alyssa  Palacios

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Carrollton, Texas

High School:
Carrollton Creekview HS

Height:
5-9

Position:
Goalkeeper

Experience:
2L

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