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UTEP adds Hall-of-Famer Camilla Carrera, Kaitlin Fifield to Softball Coaching Staff

UTEP Softball Head Coach Tobin Echo-Hawk announced the additions of UTEP Athletics Hall of Famer, Camilla Carrera, and former player Kaitlin Fifield as assistant coaches on Tuesday afternoon.

“I’m excited to add both Kaitlin (Fifield) and Cami (Carrera) to our staff.” Echo-Hawk said. “They bleed orange, and it is always special when you can have alumni on staff. I am excited to see how they help elevate our team on the field.”

Fifield and Carrera are the first two alumni to return to the Miners in a full-time coaching capacity.

Carrera played for the Miners from 2008-2012. During that time she became UTEP’s all-time leader in batting average (.401), on-base percentage (.508), games started (219), hits (260), home runs (61) and RBIs (197). Her historic 2012 season produced an NCAA record 0.60 home runs per game, leading the nation in homers (32) and slugging percentage (1.199).

Carrera became the first All-American in UTEP softball history, was a two-time Conference USA Player of the Year, and was inducted into the UTEP Athletics Hall of Fame in 2018.

Carrera hopes to bring that same level of excellence to her new role as assistant coach under Echo-Hawk. She previously served as a graduate assistant for NM State during the 2019 season. The UTEP Hall-of-Famer brings four additional years of coaching experience at Omaha (2017-2018) and Alvin CC (2014-1017) to the staff.

“I am beyond excited to be back at UTEP and back in El Paso.” Carrera said. “I am lucky to be working with such a great staff and athletes. This program has a bright future, and I am proud to say that I am a part of it.”

Kaitlin Fifield pitched for the Orange and Blue from 2014-2017. She threw the fifth no-hitter in UTEP history against Texas A&M CC Feb. 27, 2016, where she registered nine strikeouts with only one walk in 7.0 innings pitched. Fifield is also tied for third in all-time wins (24), and complete games (34) for UTEP pitchers.

The El Paso native, who played her high school ball at Chapin high school, was previously a graduate assistant on the 2019 UTEP squad. She is also the first El Pasoan to be a coach for the Miner softball program.

“I am so excited and thankful to be an assistant at UTEP.” Fifield noted. “To be able to continue to help this program succeed is such an amazing opportunity, and I cant wait to get started. Picks up and go Miners.”

Seven UTEP Softball Players Garner NFCA All-America Scholar-Athlete Honors

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – UTEP softball’s Pamala Baber, Courtney Clayton, Mariah Ellis, Kaitlin Fifield, Allie Johnson, Kaitlin Ryder and Ruby Sanchez put in work in the classroom to earn National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) All-America Scholar-Athlete honors for the 2016-17 academic year on Tuesday.

For Clayton and Ryder, it’s their third NFCA honor, while Baber, Ellis, Fifield, Johnson and Sanchez are first-time honorees.

The Miners are part of an announced record of 7,351 softball players across seven membership divisions to earn the prestigious achievement.

NCAA Division I led the way with 1,843 student-athletes earning a 3.5 grade-point average or higher.

UTEP Softball’s Fifield Receives C-USA Spirit of Service Award

IRVING, Texas – UTEP softball’s Kaitlin Fifield is among 14 honorees for the Spring Conference USA Spirit of Service Award, as announced on Wednesday. The award is given to the student-athletes who donate their time in the community, have a high academic standing and excel in their respective sports.

Fifield donated much of her time to community service as the El Paso native worked with the Miracle League on multiple occasions, mentoring baseball teams with disabilities. Fifield assisted with instructions to kids at UTEP Softball’s Free Clinic.

Fifield also made time to help with UTEP events, which included Orange Fever Fiesta (fundraising event) and the UTEP-Army football game (hospitality/greeting).

Fifield’s classroom efforts were apparent as she was named to the C-USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll all four years at UTEP.

The former Chapin High School hurler wrapped up her UTEP career ranked tied for third in wins (24) and second in saves (five).

Story in Many Pics: UTEP Softball’s Senior Day

Sunday not only marked the final game of the 2017 season for the UTEP Miner Softball Team, but for five seniors as well.

Seniors Kaitlin Fifield, Taylor Grohmann, Miranda Gutierrez, Erika Harrawood and Kiki Pepi all went out winners, after the team scored a victory over the Florida Atlantic 6 to 4.

Our  very own Andres Acosta was there to capture the game and the senior day events, and brings you his view in today’s ‘Story in Many Pics.’

UTEP Softball Senior Day, Season finale vs Florida Atlantic University, Helen of Troy Complex
UTEP Softball Senior Day, Season finale vs Florida Atlantic University, Helen of Troy Complex

 

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