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Cortney Casey
2  Cortney Casey

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Mesa, Ariz.

High School:
Red Mountain HS

Height:
5-7

Position:
Defender/Forward

10/10/2008

UTEP soccer vs. UCF (10/10/08)

Action shots by Brian Kanof

2007 (Junior)
Had a breakout season, establishing career highs for assists (six), goals (nine) and points (24) while starting a personal-best 17 matches and appearing in all 22 ... ranked tied four in Conference USA in assists, while checking in fifth in points and 10th in goals ... ranked second on the squad in assists, goals and shots and third in points ... total of 24 points was the second highest by a junior in school history ... became the 14th Miner in program history to register a hat trick in leading them to a 5-0 romp against Alabama A&M (9/14) ... scored twice and added a helper to tally five points in a triumphant effort vs. Idaho (9/21) ... performance was part of a stretch in which Casey recorded points in three successive games and four out of five ... three points (goal and an assist) at North Texas (9/2) ... scored the match-tying goal against Colorado College in the C-USA quarterfinals, a game the Miners claimed in OT ... added an assist against the Tigers, marking her fourth contest with three points or more ... contributed an insurance strike in the 6-1 romp at Sam Houston State (8/31) ... set-up Jo Radcliffe's second-half goal in the 1-0 victory against SMU (10/7) ... also had the match-winning assist in the 2-0 triumph at Texas State (9/16) ... UTEP went 7-2 in games in which Casey tallied at least one point.

2006 (Sophomore)
Key component of Miners' bench who played in 19 games ... Casey scored five goals and dished out four assists to lead all reserves ... checked in tied for sixth and tied for third, respectively, in those categories ... overall, ranked sixth on the squad with 14 points ... three of her strikes served as gamewinners, which tied her for the team lead ... came off the bench to score the match-deciding tally in UTEP's 2-0 victory against No. 25 Colorado College ... assisted on an insurance marker by Brandi Aston just minutes later ... poured in a career-high two goals in the 4-0 blanking against Eastern New Mexico ... accounted for the opening goal in a 5-0 trouncing of Sam Houston State ... hammered home a one-time volley to put UTEP up 2-0 against Houston ... the Miners went on to claim a 5-1 victory versus the Cougars ... tallied an assist against Grambling State to start a streak of four straight matches with at least one point ...UTEP was 7-0 when Casey registered at least one point.

2005 (Freshman)
Reserve midfielder who appeared in 20 games with one start ... made her first career start in the regular-season finale at Tulane (10/28) ... scored a goal on her only shot attempt in 69 minutes against the Green Wave ... her first career assist set up Angie Kleinfelder's GWG in a 5-1 win over La.- Monroe (9/25) ... tallied an assist in the first two games of the C-USA Tournament against Memphis (11/2) and UCF (11/4) ... her feed to Kristin Wernimont in the 71st minute of the Memphis game was the difference maker in the 5-4 win ... the assist in the UCF contest came via a corner kick in the 78th minute ... tallied five points on a goal and three assists ... named to C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll.

Red Mountain High School
Four-year letterwinner at Red Mountain High School for coach Heather Osborn ... named first-team All-State and All-Region honoree as a senior after scoring 28 goals and assisting on 31 others ... also garnered first team All-State honors by the Arizona Republic and Arizona Tribune ... was the only forward named to the coaches 5A All-State team ... as a junior, she scored 27 goals and had 17 assists while securing second-team All-State honors for the second consecutive season ... named to the All-East Valley team in 2003 as well ... played club soccer for the Mesa United 87 from 2000-03 ... led the Scottsdale FC team to a fourth-place finish in the state in 2003 ... current member of the ASUSC Blackhawks coached by Jeff Hulseweh and Aaron Muth that was a state finalist in 2004.

Personal
Full name is Cortney Ann Casey ... a bachelor multidisciplinary studies major ... daughter of Sylvia and Larry Koppen ... has one sister, Colleen ... born on May 5, 1987.

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