Miners Pile Up 24 Honors For Achievements In The Classroom
Twenty-five past and present Miners will earn their diplomas on Saturday, increasing the total for the 2011 calendar year to 63.
Freshman GK Sarah Dilling Registered Career-High 10 Saves
Miners Advance On Penalty Kicks, 3-1, Over Rice
Miners Honored Seniors Katie Dorman, Chandra Morden & Jessie Pettit
Cross Talk: (11/02/11) : Coach Cross with Katie Dorman, Jessie Pettit & coach Chisan Jones
2010 (JUNIOR): Voted to the All Conference USA third team after pacing the Miners in points (29) while sharing squad lead for assists (seven) and goals (11) ... ranked tied for second in C-USA for goals, third in points, tied for third in assists and sixth in shots (61) ... recorded three separate games of two goals ... tallied at least one point in nine of the first 10 matches on the year, including posting five points in back-to-back home routs of Lamar (9/17) and Alabama A&M (9/19) ... named C-USA Offensive Player of Week on Sept. 27 after compiling a goal and two assists to help UTEP topple UAB (9/24) and No. 25 Memphis (9/26) ... credited with match-winning assist in 1-0 defeat of Northern Arizona (8/22) and 2-1 downing of the Lady Tigers ... one of five individuals to start every match on the year ... earned a spot on the C-USA academic honor roll (min 3.0 GPA).
2009 (SOPHOMORE): Only reserve on the team to play in every game on the season ... rated tied for fourth on the squad with a quartet of assists ... credited with the match-deciding helper against Weber State (9/13) and Tulsa (9/25) headed home a service off a corner kick in the 79th minute to send UTEP to a 1-0 win at Southern Miss (10/11) ... started the season opener against NM State (8/21), in addition to the final two tilts of the campaign ... earned a season-high 83 minutes of action vs. UAB at the Conference USA Championships (11/4) ... garnered placement on the C-USA academic honor roll (min 3.0 GPA).
2008 (FRESHMAN): Joined the team as a walk-on in the summer but proved her worth quickly ... only reserve and one of six Miners to appear in every contest of the campaign ... registered a goal and an assist while seeing most of her action as a midfielder ... earned a career-high 98 minutes of playing time at Houston (10/24).
PRIOR TO UTEP: Homeschooled throughout high school ... played club soccer locally in El Paso.
PERSONAL: Full name is Katherine Joy Dorman ... a nursing major ... daughter of Chris and Lisa Dorman ... has five brothers ... draws strength from her faith to succeed in all aspects of life ... celebration after a goal has been dubbed "Dorman Dance" by her teammates ... born 6/4/87 (Orange, Calif.).