MINERS

Kenah Linger
2  Kenah Linger

Class:
Graduated

Hometown:
Dallas, Texas

High School:
John Horn HS

Height:
5-5

Position:
D/MF

Experience:
3L

MINER NOTE: Three-time C-USA Academic Honor Roll Member (2011, 2012 & 2013).

2012 (JUNIOR): One of five Miners to start all 20 contests ... earned 1,741 minutes of playing time, the third-highest sum of any Miner ... played entire match 17 times, including the final 13 contests ... took just seven shots, but three of them were on goal ... secured a spot on the C-USA Academic honor roll (min. 3.0 GPA).

2011 (SOPHOMORE): Was one of five Miner field players to start every match of the season ... logged 2,055 minutes of action to pace all UTEP field players ... played at least 90 minutes in 19 contests ... registered an assist in the 4-0 win against Prairie View A&M ... had only 11 shots, but seven were on target ... earned a spot on the C-USA Academic honor roll (min. 3.0 GPA).

2010 (FRESHMAN): One of five Miners to start every match of the year ... secured the second-most minutes (1,664) of playing time on the year ... played 90+ minutes 13 times on the year ... efforts on defense helped limit opposition to one goal or fewer in 15 of the 19 games ... overall UTEP allowed 22 goals, tying for the third-fewest single-season sum at the school ... garnered placement on the Conference USA Academic honor roll (min. 3.0 GPA).

PRIOR TO UTEP: Four-year starter at John Horn High School ... three-time first-team All-District performer, including grabbing district MVP accolades twice (junior and sophomore) ... guided squad to its first playoff appearance as a freshman, and team has continued to qualify in ensuing years ... recognized as the team MVP as a junior and captained the squad as a senior ... garnered academic All-District distinction as 2007 & 2008 ... standout with cross country team as well, lettering from 2006-10 ... qualified for regional meet on three occasions ... aided the school's 4X400-relay unit in advancing to the regional event in track ... has competed at the club level in soccer with D'Feeters `92 for the past eight years under the direction of Hugh Bradford and Skip Scarfone ... served as a captain while competing in division I of the LHGCL ... named as a player to watch by TopDrawerSoccer.com.

PERSONAL: Daughter of Kenny and Lori Linger ... has one sister ... is a speech pathology major ... honored by the Rotary Club for her volunteer work, which includes Mission Arlington, helping at a soup kitchen and serving as secretary for an area Crime Stoppers group ... enjoys hanging out with her friends and reading in her spare time ... born 12/31/91 (Dallas, Texas).

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