Week in Review – 4/24/12

Football

Early last week the UTSA staff visited Navarro College and offered offensive lineman Zachary Fondal, according to his twitter.

The 6’5″, 290-pound prospect would be a welcome addition to the Roadrunner offensive line, but it looks like a long shot with teams like Texas Tech, Baylor, West Virginia and South Florida in the mix as well.

Fondal’s highlights can be seen on his Hudl profile.

Sloan Thomas resignation

In an e-mail to Roadrunner Athletic Fund donors, athletic director Lynn Hickey announced the resignation of associate director of development Sloan Thomas.

“It is with deep regret that I announce that Sloan Thomas, associate director of development for athletics, has resigned. During his four-year tenure, Sloan poured his energy into raising funds to launch the NCAA Division I football program, strengthen the private base of support for all athletics programs, and increase volunteer engagement with UTSA. I am grateful for the years he devoted to the UTSA family.”

After a short career in the NFL, the former Longhorn receiver joined the UTSA staff as an intern in 2007 while completing his bachelor’s degree in communications. After graduating, he was he was hired by the university to help bring football to UTSA.

Baseball

UTSA knocked off Houston Baptist in an 11-1 run rule victory at home last Tuesday, led by junior Ryan Dalton’s 3-of-5 performance.

The Roadrunners then dropped two of three games over the weekend to Southeastern Louisiana, leaving UTSA in sole possession of last place in the conference with a 7-14 record.

It won’t be getting any easier this week, as the nation’s #1 Baylor Bears visit Wolff Stadium tonight at 6 pm, followed by a weekend series at Central Arkansas.

Softball

The UTSA softball team split their double-header against Houston Baptist last Tuesday, winning the first game 6-2 before dropping the second 6-0.

Despite struggling offensively, UTSA managed to sweep the series against UT Arlington over the weekend. The Roadrunners picked up the 1-0 victory on Friday thanks to junior Haylee Staton’s third shutout of the year, allowing just two hits and striking out 11. It took 10 innings on Saturday for UTSA to finally break a 1-1 tie, finally winning the game 2-1, featuring six shutout innings from Staton, as the junior picked up her second win in as many days.

The team will renew the I-35 rivalry in San Marcos tonight, facing league-best Texas State in a doubleheader before returning home for a weekend series against Nicholls.

Golf

The women’s golf team successfully defended their Southland Conference title last week, edging out league-best Texas State by five strokes.

The victory helped sophomore Fabiola Arriaga earn the Southland Conference Player of the Year award, beating out UTSA junior Paola Valerio – the winner of last year’s award. Head coach Carrie Parnaby also was named Coach of the Year for the second consecutive year.

The men’s golf team began their Southland Conference Tournament on Monday but finished the day in eight place, 19 shots behind first place Lamar.

Published by

Darrell Williams

Darrell started writing about UTSA football before it was even a thing, then he took a few years off, and now he's back.