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Brittany Vacca
15  Brittany Vacca

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Abilene, Texas

High School:
Abiline Wylie HS

Height:
5-5

Position:
Midfielder

Experience:
2L

Club Team:
D'Feeters Soccer Club

Brittany Vacca

2010 (JUNIOR): One of 12 natives of Texas on the roster.

2009 (SOPHOMORE): Returned from an injury and displayed top form, starting all 20 matches while playing the second-most minutes (1,713) of anyone on the team ... aiding that figure was logging 90-plus minutes in 16 contests ... scored a pair of goals, including the match-winner in OT against I-10 rival NM State (8/21) ... credited with the game-deciding assist on Skye Schult'z strike vs. SMU (9/27) ... one of eight Miners on the year to contributed at least five points ... earned placement on the Conference USA academic honor roll (min. 3.0 GPA)

2008 (FRESHMAN): Impact player who competed in 12 matches, including 11 straight starts, before having promising rookie campaign halted due to injury ... logged 90+ minutes in seven contests ... led all UTEP freshman and ranked tied for sixth overall on the squad with six points ... sparked a three-match win streak with at least one point vs. Air Force (9/18), vs. Northern Colorado (9/21) and at Tulsa (9/26) ... named to the Conference USA academic honor roll (min. 3.0 GPA).

PRIOR TO UTEP: 2007 district MVP for Abilene Wylie and coach David Wood ... tabbed district's offensive MVP as a sophomore in 2006 ... squad advanced to the regional semifinals in 2006 and regional finals in 20007 ... two-time member of the TASCO region I squad ... spent freshman year at Abilene Copper under guidance of coach Toby Walker ... was the starting center midfielder and selected as first-team all-district ... started club soccer in fall of 2000 with Abilene Soccer Club and eventually moved to to D'Feeters Soccer Club ... squad won 2006 Disney Showcase, 2007 State cup, in addition to being the Region 3 semifinalist ... served as starting outside MF, and helped team achieve No. 1 ranking in the country ... garnered placement on the North Texas State Soccer Association ODP team in 2001 and played on the '89 and '90 teams the past seven years ... competed with '89 squad at the ODP national championships ... all-around athlete who was a two-time regional qualifier ('05 & '06) in pole vault for Abilene Wylie ... member of the National Honor Society and ranked in the top-10 percent of her class.

PERSONAL: Full name is Brittany Shanae Vacca ... a kinesiology major ... daughter of Kim and Scott Vacca ... has an older brother, Sean ... born 2/11/90 (Dunedin, Fla.) .

Year GP-GS Goals Assists Points Shots SOG GWG GWA
2008 12-11 2 2 6 16 9 1 1
2009 20-20 2 1 3 13 9 1 1
Totals 32-31 4 3 9 29 18 2 2