Angelina College Women’s Soccer Holding Tryouts: Lady Roadrunners Looking for New Players for New Season

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The Angelina College Lady Roadrunner soccer program has grown in leaps and bounds over the past few years, with the team achieving national rankings and, in 2022, just barely missing out on a national tournament bid.

With the 2023 season getting ready to kick off soon, new Lady Roadrunner head coach Orlando Cervantes is inviting players to a tryout scheduled from 6-7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, August 22 at the Angelina College soccer complex on the AC campus.

The tryout is open for any high school graduates with remaining collegiate eligibility. Cervantes, who took over the head coaching position just recently, said the audition is open for any and all skill levels. After arriving late in the recruiting season, Cervantes is hoping to find players willing and ready to hit the pitch immediately.

“We want players who desire to become part of a team,” Cervantes said. “We want players willing to work and commit to getting better, and we’ll take care of helping them improve their overall skills.”

Any players selected will be eligible to receive potential financial aid for the upcoming academic semester.

Players are advised to bring their own cleats, shin guards,s and water.

For further information, contact Orlando Cervantes at ocervantes@angelina.edu.

Angelina College’s Marlen Flores (14) fights her way up the pitch during a 2022 match. The Lady Roadrunners are holding an open tryout at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, August 22 at the soccer complex on the AC campus. (Gary Stallard/AC Athletics photo)
Gary Stallard
Sports Information Director Gary Stallard, who also serves as a Liberal Arts Instructor, begins his eleventh season with Angelina College. Following a career as a U.S. Marine, Stallard completed his bachelor’s degree at Stephen F. Austin University, where he majored in English and Journalism. For more than 16 years, he has worked as a sports writer/columnist/photographer for the Lufkin Daily News; he continues to contribute free-lance articles on occasion. Stallard has won several awards for writing, including the Golden Hoops Award for basketball writing in 2003, Regional Sports Writer of the Year in 2004, and the Texas Press Association’s first-place award for column writing in 2007 and in 2014. He has also done basketball, football and baseball radio and live streaming play-by- play and color commentary for an ESPN affiliate. Currently Stallard serves as play-by-play broadcaster for AC basketball, baseball and softball games. Prior to arriving at Angelina College, Stallard taught English at Lufkin High School for four years. He currently teaches Developmental Writing classes at AC. He and his wife Susan live in Lufkin.

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