The Paisano

Athlete of the week: Josiah Tauaefa

Tauaefa studies Baylor's defense. Ricky Galindo, The Paisano.

Carlos Hughes

September 13, 2017

Josiah Tauaefa, sophomore on the field, junior academically, is coming off a stellar freshman year for the ‘Runners. The Dallas native garnered numerous accolades in his first year of play, including a spot on the First Team All-Conference-USA team and Conference-USA Freshmen of the year award. ...

Athlete of the week: Bryan Arias

Photo courtesy of UTSA Athletics

Carlos Hughes

April 19, 2017

Sophomore second baseman Bryan Arias for the Roadrunners baseball team has had quite a season. He was recently awarded Conference-USA co-hitter of the week and he is leading the team in home runs (8) and RBI’s (26). Arias and the ‘Runners are currently sporting a 15-15 overall record and a...

Athlete of the week: Jeff Beverly

Beverly scans the defense for his options. Tristan Ipock, The Paisano

Wylie Kuykendall

April 4, 2017

“I do yoga,” said Jeff Beverly, “I like to do hot yoga.” Doing yoga in his free time may be giving the Roadrunner standout forward a leg up on his competition (possibly two), but Beverly’s gritty play has more to do with his upbringing and passion for basketball. Born in the small t...

Athlete of the week: Rylee Rodriguez

Carlos Hughes

March 8, 2017

UTSA freshman softball player Rylee Rodriguez has been on a tear this season. She recently earned her first Conference-USA player of the week nod in Feb. and had a batting average of .383. She lead the team in Home runs recording five so far, and also leads in RBI’s with 20 for the season so f...

Athlete of the week: Kevin Markham

Frankie Leal

March 1, 2017

Nearly two years ago, every baseball player's worst nightmare became a reality for UTSA centerfielder Kevin Markham. “I tried to throw a guy out at home and it felt like somebody had just shot me in my elbow,” said Markham. The dreaded Tommy-John injury had claimed another victim in the world of ...

Athlete of the week: Nikki Long

Photo Courtesy of Jeff Huehn / UTSA Athletics

Wylie Kuykendall

February 23, 2017

Helping lead the ‘Runners Women's Golf team to its first tournament win of the season, this Junior economics major is much more than a top-tier athlete in her sport. Nikki Long, born in Fairfield, California, was too busy following her dream of theatre to worry about swinging a 9-iron in her early ...

Athlete of the week: Paige Patterson

Paige Patterson rounds the turn on the track. Courtesy of Paige Patterson

Frankie Leal

February 15, 2017

Since the age of nine, Paige Patterson has been running her heart out in track and field events. Now, as a senior on the UTSA track team, she finds herself on the brink of parting ways with the track spikes and white lines that have guided her to victory so many times. Patterson was born in Michigan to an athl...