2016 C-USA Commissioner's Academic Medalist
2016 C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll

2016 (SOPHOMORE): Continued to serve as anchor for defensive line ... for second straight year started each match (22-of-22), playing every minute (2038) of action on the season ... no Miner field player has achieved that feat since at least 2002 (prior records incomplete) ... made the most of her time on the pitch by helping 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 ... consistently made big plays in each match.

2015 (FRESHMAN): Leader for the defense who played with a maturity beyond her years ... started all 20 matches of the campaign, becoming the first field player at the school to play every minute (1867) of action since at least 2002 (prior records incomplete) ... didn't merely pile up the minutes but was instrumental to aiding fellow classmate and GK Alyssa Palacios make a smooth transition to the collegiate level ... helped the Miners hold foes to 1.25 goals/game, which was aided by recording six shutouts ... true stay-at-home defender whose tremendous positioning helped her make critical plays often ... strong, physical player but was never issued a yellow card during the campaign.

PRIOR TO UTEP: Played for Sherwood Park FC since its inception in 2009 ... served as a team captain for the club that claimed all three provincial championships and took home the title at the 2013 Las Vegas Invitational and the 2014 Cupertino Classic ... most recently was a member of the Regional Performance Centre and FC Edmonton Academy, who she was with since its creation in 2013 ... represented Alberta on the provincial team in 2012 and 2013...played for Northwest United Women's team in the Major League as an underage player... won two provincial championships ... chose soccer as her focus in the 11th grade after also previously participating in competitive levels of track, volleyball, basketball and cross country running.

PERSONAL: Daughter of Darren and Robin Ross ... has two siblings.

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Payton Ross

Payton  Ross

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Sherwood Park, Alberta

High School:
Bev Facey HS

Height:
5-10

Position:
Defender

Experience:
2L

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