• September 22, 2020

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UTEP upsets Texas State in Four Sets

SAN MARCOS, Texas – Coach Ben Wallis looked into junior Serena Patterson’s eyes during UTEP’s final timeout with the set point on the line.  “I told Serena Patterson that she was going to win the game on an assisted swing, a tough swing,” Wallis said. “Lo and behold, my foreseeable thought was what ended the game.” […]Read More

UTEP forces five sets in first scrimmage loss

The UTEP Volleyball team (0-0) fell to Texas State (3-0) in five sets (25-15, 22-25, 12-25, 25-23, 10-15) 3-2, in its first scrimmage on Friday night.   “It was two good teams making it really hard on (left sides) to score. … We’re both long, we’re both athletic and we both have good defenders. I thought […]Read More

UTEP Volleyball opens 2020 with scrimmages at Texas State

UTEP volleyball opens its slate of preseason exhibitions this weekend with two matches against Texas State in San Marcos, Texas. The games are scheduled for Friday at 5 p.m. MT and Saturday at 9:00 a.m. MT.  Friday’s contest can be streamed with an ESPN+ subscription. Although classified as scrimmages, coach Ben Wallis said the matches […]Read More

UTEP Volleyball earns AVCA Academic Award

For the fourth year in a row, UTEP’s volleyball program has been recognized for academic excellence by earning the USMC/AVCA Team Academic Award. The award, initiated in the 1992-93 academic year, honors volleyball teams that maintain a year-long grade-point average of 3.30 on a 4.0 scale or 4.10 on a 5.0 scale. According to department […]Read More

2020 UTEP Volleyball home schedule announced; Season Tickets on sale

Tuesday morning, UTEP officials released the 2020 Miner Volleyball home schedule and, for the first time, fans can purchase season tickets. “I’m really excited about our 2020 home slate of matches,” Wallis said.  “We inherited a road-heavy schedule in our first season last year but we performed very well at home, securing top-100 wins over […]Read More

UTEP’s Arellano earns Jim Castañeda Postgraduate Scholarship

UTEP Volleyball’s Briana Arellano was named a 2020 Jim Castañeda Postgraduate Scholarship recipient, it was announced by Conference USA on Thursday. The senior is one of 14 student-athletes to receive this honor. The 12th annual award is named in honor of Dr. Jim Castañeda who served Rice for 46 years as an educator, coach and […]Read More

UTEP Volleyball Year in Review

The 2019 UTEP Volleyball campaign began with a first-year coaching staff looking to spark a turnaround that Miners fans quickly learned would occur much faster than expected. Head coach Ben Wallis and Co. put together the best turnaround by a first-year staff in program history by taking the Miners from a five-win season in 2018 […]Read More

Picks Up Podcast turns to Miner Volleyball, talks with Coach

The “Voice of the Miners” Jon Teicher visits with UTEP Volleyball Coach Ben Wallis in this week’s episode of the “Picks Up Podcast.” This week, Coach Wallis reviews the Miners’ much-improved 2019 campaign and discusses the team’s prospects for 2020. The “Picks Up Podcast” airs weekly on www.utepminers.com, with special guests including Miner coaches, staff, student-athletes and […]Read More