SAN ANTONIO (Aug. 21, 2015) – The Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU) Office of Alumni and Family Relations hosted the annual alumni soccer weekend this past Saturday and Sunday.
Director of Alumni and Family Relations Debora Guzman, Assistant Director Steven Zumarán and Annual Giving Coordinator Brandy Flores hosted nearly 50 alumni from classes 2007 through 2016 at a mixer held at the Blue Star Brewing Company in Southtown. Attendees enjoyed catching up with Head Men's Coach Shane Hurley and Head Women's Coach Arthur Salazar – both of whom have been with the university's soccer program since its inception in 2007. They also enjoyed catching up with Sports Information Director Patty Constantin – who has been with the athletic program since 2007, and Sports Information Assistant Sera Quiroga, who joined the athletics department this past summer.
On Sunday, the alumni scrimmaged against current Saints teams beginning at noon. The women's teams took the field first, and the Saints put the first goal on the scoreboard on a kick-in from Carissa Taylor (FR/Helotes, Texas) from an assistant by Erica Robertson (JR/San Antonio, Texas). The teams took a half-time break, and came back on the field as alumni's Stephanie Diaz scored a goal on an assist from Brianna Otis. Katherine Murtagh-Huerta scored a second goal on an assist from Bianca Ramirez, and Madison Raines scored on a penalty kick to give the alumni team the 3-1 win.
Attending the weekend events from the women's teams were:
|Brianna Burtone, Stephanie Diaz||2011-2014|
|Dulcie Gomez, Teegan Luckemeyer, Brandy Salazar, Erika Thompson, Stephania Vazquez||2012-2015|
|Pauline Fields, Gaby Lopez, Katherine Murtagh-Huerta, Amaris Tavares, Hayley Tiernay||2013-2016|
The men followed on the field for their game. Alumni's Robert Alexe scored on a free kick, and Zachery Brewer shot one in on an assist from Alain Vallejo to give the alumni team the 2-0 win over the Saints team.
Attending the weekend events from the men's teams were:
|Kahlil Davis, Esteban Rocha||2007-2010|
|Jose Luis Enriquez (Figo)||2007-2009|
|Jesse Martinez, Salim Sandoval||2009-2012|
|Robert Alexe, Marcelo Chapa, Javier Lopez||2011-2014|
|Jorge Cantu, Simon Chavez, Humberto De la Garza, Giovani Sierra||2012-2015|
|Angel De la Garza, Jonathan Garay, Jose Gomez, Marco Perales, Jared Poling, Nickolas Tyrpak, Carlos Vasquez||2013-2016|
|Sebastian Luehr, Max O'Shea||2014-2015|
|Igor Nunes do Nascimento||2015-2016|
Upon the conclusion of the weekend's festivities, one quote whispered by an alumni member stood out, "You know we are old when we come in with a banana, a bottle of water and Icy Hot."