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Volleyball setter Hande Yetis has several achievements under her belt such as making the Conference USA Commissioner’s Academic Honor Roll (2022). Photo courtesy of UTEP Athletics

Senior spotlight: Hande Yetis’ journey from Turkey

H. Catching Marginot, Staff Reporter December 4, 2023

To professionally hit a home run out of a ballpark, shoot a three-pointer on a basketball court or even catch a pass in a football game are some activities sports lovers dream of doing. Some try everything they can to get a chance to make it in professional...

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The Miners finished its regular season with 21 wins and a winning percentage of .700, the second highest percentage in the Ben Wallis era.

UTEP volleyball receives coveted NIVC postseason invitation

Emmanuel Rivas Valenzuela, Sports Editor November 28, 2023

After falling in the second round of the Conference USA Tournament, the UTEP Volleyball team has found life in another postseason tournament after receiving an invitation to play in the National Invitational Volleyball Championship (NIVC).  The Miners...

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Outside hitter/middle blocker Alianza Darley celebrates a score with her teammates.

UTEP puts out the fire with two wins against Liberty University ahead of final matchup

H. Catching Marginot, Staff Reporter November 17, 2023

UTEP Women's Volleyball accomplished many achievements during its battle against the Liberty University Flames in the season finale doubleheader. The Miners successfully extinguished the fire in the two matches held at Memorial Gym.  Both games were...

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Outside Hitter Torrance Lovsee and Defensive Specialist/Libero Madison Hill.

UTEP volleyball scares Chicago State with a win

Nicholas Maes, Contributor/Reporter November 6, 2023

UTEP volleyball (18-8, C-USA 9-5) has done it again, bringing in another win against Chicago State (11-7) Halloween night. This win marks 23 consecutive sets won by the Miners at Memorial Gym this season.   Halloween night is often marked by festive...

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UTEP volleyball will play their first game on Halloween since 2014 and will be held at Memorial Gym at 6pm. Photo courtesy of UTEP athletics/The Prospector

Volleyball brings fright during upcoming Homecoming game

Joel Molina , Photographer October 27, 2023

Halloween brings the joys of trick-or-treating and pumpkin carving, many of which take place on Oct. 31. While those things on that day are fairly common, a volleyball game that looks to be full of spikes and kills is an added twist to an already spooky...

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Sophomore setter Mattie Gant goes up for the ball.

UTEP volleyball sends LA Tech to the ‘doghouse’ in two home wins

H. Catching Marginot, Staff Reporter October 24, 2023

UTEP volleyball went up against the Louisiana Tech University Bulldogs (LA Tech) (6-16, C-USA 1-9) in victorious fashion, as the Miners won both games at the Memorial Gym.  In both games, the Bulldogs had strong starts in the first sets. However,...

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Outside hitter/middle blocker Alianza Darley jumps into the air to hit the ball during a set against FIU Oct. 7.

Volleyball busts out the brooms in series sweep against Florida International

Gianluca Cuevas, Photographer October 9, 2023

The UTEP volleyball team (13-6, C-USA 5-3) swept Florida International University (FIU) in a two- game series which took place Saturday, Oct. 7, and Sunday Oct. 8, at Memorial Gym.  The wins extended the team’s 5-0 home streak.    Game one    Set...

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Middle blocker Danika Washington jumps up in the air to hit the ball during a set against Jacksonville State.

UTEP Volleyball defeats Jax State in exciting two home games

H. Catching Marginot, Staff Reporter September 30, 2023

With an overall record of 10-5, the UTEP women's volleyball team faced Jacksonville State University (JSU) in two intense home games. The love for the team radiated throughout Memorial Gym as both games garnered large cheering crowds. UTEP sailed through...

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Volleyball head coach Ben Wallis is entering his fifth season after leaving his position at New Mexico State. Photo courtesy UTEP Athletics

Transforming UTEP volleyball with passion and precision under Ben Wallis

Emmanuel Rivas Valenzuela, Sports Editor September 28, 2023

It was not too long ago when UTEP volleyball was a struggling program. From 2000 to 2019, UTEP only saw three seasons (2005, 2012 and 2013) with a winning percentage at or above .500 in conference play. This includes the Miners’ time with the Western...

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UTEP volleyball faces first loss at Borderland Invitational Tournament

Emmanuel Rivas Valenzuela, Sports Editor September 7, 2023

The UTEP volleyball team (4-1) finally made its way back to the Memorial Gym this past weekend for the annual Borderland Invitational Tournament, which ran from Thursday, Aug. 31 to Saturday, Sept 2.  The event hosted the Miners, the University of...

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The season will start off with the Southeastern Louisiana Tournament with the Miners facing Washington University for their first game.  Photo courtesy of The Prospector archive

With UTEP volleyball’s season underway, new faces emerge under veteran wings

Gianluca Cuevas, Photographer September 1, 2023

After reaching the semifinals but falling short at the C-USA Finals in 2022 to Rice University, UTEP Volleyball kicked off the start of their 2023 season with a 4-set sweep exhibition game against Grand Canyon University, Aug. 19. The Miners were...

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The UTEP volleyball team competed in three out-of-state games between Friday, Aug. 25, and Saturday, Aug. 26.  Photo courtesy of Samuel Conners/ SELA athletics

Striking gold at Southeastern Showdown games

Katy Ruiz, Contributor/Reporter September 1, 2023

The UTEP volleyball team got off to a busy start as the team competed in three out-of-state games between Friday, Aug. 25, and Saturday, Aug. 26.    The first day featured a double header between the Washington Huskies and the Grambling State Tigers.   During...

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