The UTEP Miners volleyball squad is off to a red hot start. The Miners have opened up 2010 with a 7-3 record and swept through the competition last weekend at the UTSA Classic. The Miners are in Arlington (Wake Up Dallas Alums!) this weekend to take on Prairie View, UNT, and UT-Arlington. UTEP's next victory will mark their 500th victory in program history.
I'm not going to pretend and act like I know anything about volleyball strategy. Sadly, time limitations restrict my ability to cover the squad the way I want to. So, if you want to keep up with Miner Volleyball I highly recommend you check out the JCasonVball Blog for the most recent information. The blog is kept by the father of Jacquie Cason, a freshman on the squad who is off to one heck of a start as a Miner. In fact, Cason, Stephanie Figueroa, and senior Patty Jarmoc were all named to the All-Tournament team last week in San Antonio. Jarmoc was named the Tournament MVP.
Speaking of Jarmoc, she seems to be on her way to breaking some UTEP records. From UTEP's site:
Patty Jarmoc combined for 108 assists at the UTSA Classic, to move in her into second-place on UTEP's all-time career charts. The senior setter has 3,504 for her career, surpassing ReeDee Granado who posted 3,409 from 1993-96. The Canadian needs 707 assists to close her senior campaign as UTEP's all-time leader, a record that has stood for 19 years. The current record holder, Chris Brandl, posted 4,210 during her tenure from 1988-1991. Jarmoc’s 3,504 career helpers rank her 17th among the Conference USA career charts.
So, if you're a Dallas alum get out and support the Miners this weekend!