Cara Nordin, a member of UTEP soccer's second-winningest class, will serve as a program coordinator for the 2011 season.
Nordin starred with the Miners from 2004-08, and she compiled some gaudy career numbers. She rates second all time at the school for career assists (25), fourth in points (77) and sixth in goals (26). Nordin appeared in 85 matches (second all time), 71 of which were starts.
Nordin excelled in the classroom as well. She was a four-time member of the college of science's deans' list and of the C-USA Academic Honor Roll.
She captained the 2008 squad to a 13-7-1 mark, and was a terrific distributor of the ball. The native of Kamploops, B.C. registered a Conference USA leading 11 assists, in addition to netting a pair of goals for 15 points. The 11 helpers rate tied as the third most ever in program annals.
As a junior she appeared in 21 games, contributing a goal and two assists in returning to form after missing the 2006 campaign with an injury.
Nordin was a key cog on the record-setting 2005 team which won 20 matches and advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament. She recorded eight assists (second on team) and scored 13 goals (third on team) for 34 points (third on team).
In her initial season with the Miners, Nordin earned 17 starts in 19 games played. She pitched in 10 goals (tied first team) and four assists for 24 points (tied first) in making a seamless transition to the collegiate level in 2004.
She joined UTEP after earning a trio of letters at Brocklehurst Secondary, in addition to playing the 2003 season with the UBC Alumni Sport Town club squad.
She is the daughter of Steve and Roberta Johnston. She earned her undergraduate degree in psychology and biology from UTEP in December 2008. Nordin is currently enrolled in the doctoral program for physical therapy.