Independent Student Newspaper for the University of Texas at San Antonio

The Paisano

Independent Student Newspaper for the University of Texas at San Antonio

The Paisano

Independent Student Newspaper for the University of Texas at San Antonio

The Paisano

Luke Malone begins to release a pitch during a game against UT Arlington last season. Malone has easily been the ace of
the UTSA pitching staff this year with batters hitting just .225 off of him this season.

Athlete of the Week: Luke Malone

Ryder Martin, Sports Editor April 26, 2022

The UTSA baseball team is in the midst of their best season in recent memory. The team is 27-13 on the year and is 12-6 in conference play. Leading the charge is an overpowering offense that is averaging...

Riley Grunberg records an out first base during a game against North Texas earlier this week. Grunberg is hitting .324 with nine home runs and 25 RBIs this season.

Athlete of the Week: Riley Grunberg

Isabella McGovern, Assistant Magazine Editor April 12, 2022

Riley Grunberg is a softball player at UTSA. She is a senior, a mechanical engineering major and is from Corpus Christi, Texas. Born on July 28, 2000, Grunberg is the daughter of Christi Simpson and Brian...

Jacob Germany goes up for a layup during a game against IUPUI earlier this season. Germany put up a career-high 26 points and notched his seventh double-double of the season in UTSA’s loss this weekend to WKU.

Athlete of the Week: Jacob Germany

Julia Maenius, Assistant Sports Editor February 15, 2022

Seven-foot southpaw Jacob Germany is hard to miss on the court. Since joining the UTSA men’s basketball program in 2019, Germany has established himself as the Roadrunners’ big man, bringing a strong...

Lorenzo Dantzler celebrates recovering his third fumble of the season during the game against UNLV earlier this year. Dantzler has played in 45 games for the Runners in his career, recording 86 total tackles and 10 career sacks.

Athlete of the Week: Lorenzo Dantzler

Ryder Martin, Sports Editor November 9, 2021

Amongst the many keys to UTSA football’s magical 9-0 start to the season has been their defense. Specifically, a stifling run defense that ranks third in the nation in rushing yards allowed per game,...

Kirby Smith readies herself to receive during a match against UAB earlier this season. The senior from Plano, TX has enjoyed a standout career at UTSA, appearing in 87 matches, 320 sets and registering 805 careers as of the time of publication. Dustin Vickers/The Paisano

Athlete of the Week: Kirby Smith

Jada Thomas, Staff Writer October 19, 2021

Senior Kirby Smith is no stranger to the hectic life of a student athlete, considering she’s spent her whole career at UTSA as a volleyball player. Ever since getting to be a starter as a Freshman, she’s...

Lucas Dean surveys the game from the sideline during UTSAs game against MTSU. Dean, a preseason All-American, has been a major contributor for UTSA this season averaging 45.5 yards per punt. Dalton Hartmann/The Paisano

Athlete of the Week: Lucas Dean

Julia Maenius, Assistant Sports Editor September 28, 2021

All-American punter Lucas Dean is not so American. The junior punter and holder from Dunsborough, Australia has played a pivotal role in the nationally ranked special teams until on the UTSA football team...

Spencer Burford engages in pass protection during the game against Lamar earlier this year. Burford has appeared in 35 games for the Runners in his career, accumulating 33 starts.

Athlete of the Week: Spencer Burford

Ryder Martin, Sports Editor September 21, 2021

As the UTSA Roadrunners football program continues its ascent through the college ranks, there are a number of players that grab the headlines as a big part of that process. Sincere McCormick has broken...

Ellis Patterson has appeared in 64 games for UTSA, 63 of which were starts.

Athlete of the Week: Ellis Patterson

Ryder Martin, Sports Editor September 7, 2021

The UTSA soccer team has enjoyed a dramatic turnaround in form this season. A few months after wrapping up their delayed 2020 season with a 3-7-1 record, the team has come roaring back to life to start...

Jack Turner has been a standout for the ‘Runners this year. Turner won a bronze medal in the long jump at the C-USA Indoor Invitationals to go alongside his gold in the Heptathlon.

Athlete of the Week: Jack Turner

Julia Maenius, Magazine Editor April 6, 2021

Competing across the pond from his hometown of Exeter, England, Jack Turner has established himself at the top of the Conference USA track and field multis list after competing for the Roadrunners in his...

Rodriguez drives through contact to finish at the rim in a game against UTEP Thursday night. Thursday was Rodriguezs third consecutive start after appearing in his first 8 games of the season in a bench role.

Athlete of the week: Adrian Rodriguez

Ryder Martin, Sports Editor January 29, 2021

For every great basketball team, there are a number of roles that need to be filled. Teams need a ball-handler, a dominant scorer, someone that can control the paint and a go-to defender to lock down the...

Frank Harris escapes the pocket and looks to pass downfield during UTSAs 52-21 victory over UTEP.

Athlete of the Week: Frank Harris

Jazmine Anderson, Contributing Writer November 20, 2020

After facing many difficulties during his UTSA football career, quarterback Frank Harris was determined to get back on the field and show San Antonio just what he is capable of. This past weekend, UTSA...

Graphic by Max Aguirre

Athlete of the Week: Abby Balli

Max Aguirre, Sports Editor October 30, 2020

At the beginning of the fall semester, several of our college sports faced uncertain futures and difficult choices. Cross country was no different. While the sport was able to survive and organize itself...

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