C-USA Commissioner's Academic Medalist (2016 and 2017)
C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll (2016 and 2017)

2016 (SOPHOMORE): Defender who appeared in all 22 matches, including nine starts, while earning 954 total minutes of playing time ... helped UTEP equal the program single-season standard for shutouts (11), post its second-lowest goals against average (0.84) and finish tied for the second-fewest goals allowed (19) ... the Miners also had two separate shutout streaks of three consecutive games ... managed to make an impact offensively as well with a goal vs. Southern Miss (10/28) and assists against both NM State (8/19) and Nevada (9/16) ... UTEP won all three of those matches ... finished with eight shots, including three on goal ... played a season-high 80 minutes in the scoreless draw at CSU Bakersfield (8/26).

2015 (FRESHMAN): Athletic defender who played in all 20 matches, including 17 starts ... logged the sixth-most minutes (1459) of all Miner field players ... alleviated the pressure on fellow classmate and GK Alyssa Palacios ... helped UTEP limit opponents to 1.25 goals/game and post six shutouts ... also got involved on offense through her services on set pieces ... credited with eight assists (tied second C-USA/40th nation), including a pair that set up match winners ... the eight assists are the third most by a Miner freshman in a single season ... recorded two helpers in victories against both Weber State (9/6) and Grand Canyon University (9/11) ... also had one assist against Western Kentucky (10/2), at Southern Miss (10/18) and vs. Middle Tennessee (10/30) ... defended wisely and didn't receive any yellow cards.

PRIOR TO UTEP: Played for D'feeters '97 ECNL, which is under the direction of Don McElwee ... also played at FC Dallas, Liverpool, and Solar with Chris and Stacey Pulpaneck ... four-time Texas State Cup Champion ... 2012 and 2014 Region III Championship Finalist ... 2013 and 2014 Region III West Premier League Champion ... claimed the LHGCL DI title on five occasions ... was a top-10 scorer at the 2012 Region III Championships ... lettered in volleyball (honorable mention), cross country (regional finalist), basketball (honorable mention), and track (regional finalist) freshman year, but only continued to play basketball after an ACL injury sophomore year ... served as president of National Honor Society and was the school's Salutatorian ... member of the "A" Honor Roll and recipient of a community service award.

PERSONAL: Daughter of Kent and Kristin Simmons ... has two sisters.

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Carleigh Simmons

Carleigh  Simmons

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Van Alstyne, Texas

High School:
Van Alstyne HS

Height:
5-9

Position:
Defender

Experience:
2L

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