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Sarah Dilling
26  Sarah Dilling

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Calgary, Alberta

High School:
Henry Wise

Height:
5-8

Position:
GK

Experience:
2L

MINER NOTE: C-USA Defensive Player of Week (9/10/12); 2011 C-USA All Freshman Team; 2011 C-USA All-Tournament Team; 4th at UTEP for career wins (21), games played (43) and started (43), minutes played (3885:03) and saves (183).

2012 (SOPHOMORE): Started all 20 matches in net, equaling the third-most single season starts by a goalkeeper in program history ... logged 1796:31 minutes, which ranks fifth all time for the position at UTEP ... registered 68 saves to rank tied for eighth in Conference USA while her three shutouts earned her a share of 10th ... yielded 31 goals, but four of those came on penalty kicks ... made at least five saves in four contests, including a season-high nine stops against No. 16 UCF (10/14/12) ... named the C-USA Defensive Player of the Week (9/10) after turning in consecutive shutouts to guide UTEP to the 2012 Border Bash title ... posted four stops in the match against Weber State (9/7) before stopping all three tries against Sam Houston State (9/10) ... allowed one goal or fewer in 11 contests. ... named to the C-USA Academic Honor Roll (min. 3.0 cumulative GPA).

2011 (FRESHMAN): Stepped in for injured and three-year starter Chandra Morden and delivered a stellar season in the net ... earned placement on the Conference USA All-Freshman Team ... also was a C-USA All-Tournament team honoree after helping the Miners secure runner-up honors at the 2012 league tournament ... paced C-USA & was 21st nationally in saves (115) while ranking third & 107th, respectively, for save percentage (.799) ... tied for sixth in the league for shutouts (five) ... in terms of school single-season standards for goalkeepers, checked in second for minutes played (2088:32) and starts (23), fourth in wins (11) and tied for fourth in shutouts and saves ... credited with at least five saves in 14 contests, including a career-best 10 stops in the 2012 C-USA Championship at Memphis (11/5/11) ... turned away three penalty kicks to lift UTEP past Rice in the C-USA Semifinal (11/3/11) ... yielded one goal or fewer 15 times, aided by a stretch of eight straight to start her career.

PRIOR TO UTEP: A part of Canada's National Training Center since 2009 and played for both the U17 and U20 Canadian national teams ... competed with Alberta's Provincial team, which took home sixth place at the national tournament ... enjoyed ample success while playing for Calgary Southwest United at the club level during the past four years ... events (and team finish) included the following: 2010 Provincial U18 Championship (bronze)...U18 Outdoor Southern Alberta (gold)...Indoor Southern Alberta (gold)...2008 U16 Provincial Championship (bronze) ... Texas Cup (silver)... Ottawa ON (silver)...Outdoor Southern Alberta (silver)...2007 Kelowna BC (gold)...Kamloops BC (gold)...Calgary Girls Tournament (gold)...Outdoor Southern Alberta (gold)...U14 Provincial Championship (gold)...U14 Canadian Nationals (5th)...U14 Provincials Indoor (4th) ...Indoor Southern Alberta (bronze)... 2006 U14 Provincial Championship (bronze)...2006 Ft. Sask. Girls Tournament (silver)...Indoor Southern Alberta (silver)...Calgary Girls Tournament (silver) ... trained with Phil Malone, keeper coach and a prominent trainer in the Calgary area.

PERSONAL: Daughter of Gordon and Lana Dilling ... has two brothers and a sister ... was a leader amongst her peers and in various youth groups at church ... is an English major ... also enjoys basketball, volleyball, snowboarding and spending time with her friends, family and her dog ... born 7/15/93 (Calgary, Alberta, Canada).

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