The Paisano

Athlete of the Week: Celeste Loughman

Celeste Loughman bats.

Jose Chapa

April 9, 2019

Celeste Loughman has been involved with softball since she was four years old. She has played many different levels of softball, including tee-ball. Loughman fell in love with the sport ever since her bat made contact with a ball. Loughman has participated in select softball as she grew out of tee-ball....

Athlete of the Week: Luca Chatham

Luca Chatham runs towards the finish.

Emma Reeves

March 27, 2019

Luca Chatham is graduating December of 2019, making this season his last for UTSA track. Since joining the team in 2015, he has made a name for himself with three top finishes this year. As the 2019 season continues, Chatham has nothing but high hopes and big aspirations for the future. Chatham was...

Athlete of the Week: Giovanni De Nicolao

Giovanni De Nicolao cheers on his team before the game starts. Jack Myer/The Paisano

Jack Myer

March 6, 2019

Giovanni De Nicolao is graduating from UTSA this spring, meaning his tenure with the UTSA Roadrunners is coming to an end. De Nicolao is from a city in northern Italy called Padua, which is 5,674 miles away from San Antonio. With his agility on the floor and precision at the hoop, De Nicolao has dazzled...

Athlete of the Week: Kylee Kato

Kylee Kato prepares to swing the ball over the net.

Julia Maenius

February 20, 2019

Junior Kylee Kato has been an essential player to the start of the women’s tennis 2018-19 season. Kato has led UTSA in singles with a mark of 4-2, and has taken over doubles alongside freshman partner Jasmin Starr with a 5-2 mark, ranking as team best. Kato has moved over 3,500 miles from Maui, H...

Athlete of the Week: Charlotte Ellmore

Charlotte Ellmore prepares to pass the ball.

Jose Bouquett

February 6, 2019

Choices define us. Each choice can lead you down a path of success or failure. Charlotte Ellmore made a choice that led her more than 5,000 miles from her home and family, but that choice led her to discover a new family and a new culture. The UTSA freshman point guard was born in Essex, England on ...

Athlete of the Week: King Newton

King Newton looking regrouping with his defensive unit before a play.

Zach Truesdale

November 29, 2018

Since coming onto the scene in 2015, King Newton has been a key member of a very talented UTSA defensive line. Coming out of high school, the former Southlake Carroll Dragon was named to the 2014 Dave Campbell’s Texas High School Football Top 300 List. He also was named District 7-6A Defensive Mos...

Athlete of the Week: Kourtney Kekec

Kourtney Kekec dribbles past a defender.

Lindsey Mione

November 29, 2018

Senior forward Kourtney Kekec was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri before receiving her offer at UTSA to pursue her dream of playing college basketball. Prior to UTSA’s offer, Kekec had never heard of the Roadrunners, but after visiting the campus she fell in love with the atmosphere, the Mexican f...

Athlete of the Week: Madison Kidd

Kidd taking a swing at a golf meet.

Frankie Leal

November 7, 2018

Ever since she arrived on the scene in 2016, UTSA golfer Madison Kidd has been a key contributor and member of the UTSA women’s golf team. Kidd has played in 26 events during her time here and has earned herself two top-10 finishers. The UTSA women’s golf team won the conference championship at the...

Athlete of the Week: Yannis Routsas

Routsas getting a punt off against Rice.

Nisa Rodriguez

October 26, 2018

Punters are the last line of defense when preventing the other team from scoring. The further back the punter kicks the ball, the less likely the opponent is to score. Punters are essential in every game of football. UTSA’s football team has the honor and privilege to have Yannis Routsas as their punter,...

Athlete of the Week: Katieann Lochte

Lochte chases after a ball agaisnt FAU last Friday.

Zach Truesdale

October 10, 2018

Midfielder Katieann Lochte is this week’s Athlete of the Week. With over 40 games played, seven goals, one assist and over 2,000 minutes played, Lochte has been a leader throughout her career with UTSA soccer, both on and off the field. Even with rough weeks as a student-athlete, Lochte is able to ha...

Athlete of the Week: Les Maruo

Les Maruo holding the I-35 Showdown Trophy after Saturday’s win.

Frankie Leal

September 25, 2018

Since he transferred from Hutchinson Junior College in Kansas, outside linebacker Les Maruo has been a key member for the UTSA defense. In their recent win over Texas State University, Maruo tallied four solo tackles and came up with a diving interception that sent the crowd into a frenzy. Maruo has...

Athlete of the Week: Michelle Cole

Cole goes after a soccer ball.

Nisa Rodriguez

September 12, 2018

She kicks! She…scores? Not on Michelle Cole’s watch. The University of Texas at San Antonio has the privilege of having Cole as a goalkeeper on the women’s soccer team. Just last year, it was reported that Cole had 60 saves for her team. She appeared in 14 matches in goal, including 12 starting...