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Groff and Pittman reflect on the postponement of volleyball and soccer

Sophomore Setter Courtney Walters

Julia Maenius, Assistant Sports Editor

September 11, 2020

Following months of uncertainty, the Conference USA (C-USA) Board of Directors decided to postpone the soccer and volleyball seasons. This decision directly impacted the Roadrunners’ fall athletics schedule, as the athletes had already been on campus preparing for their regular seasons. “It came ...

UTSA athletes give their thoughts on protests, social justice

UTSA athletes give their thoughts on protests, social justice

Max Aguirre, Sports Editor

August 28, 2020

  After the death of George Floyd, millions of people, including athletes from the NBA, NFL and other professional leagues, took it upon themselves to promote change in our country. UTSA’s athletes were no different. They have taken notice of the injustices that minorities often run into in Am...

Conference USA delays soccer, volleyball

UTSA Women's soccer huddles up after their matchup against the Rice Owls during the 2019-2020 season.

Julia Maenius, Assistant Sports Editor

August 25, 2020

The Conference USA (C-USA) Board of Directors announced the delay of fall sports, excluding football, on Friday, Aug. 21. This decision was made after the NCAA Division I Board of Directors chose to postpone the fall championship competitions until Spring 2021. Because of the delayed C-USA championsh...

UTSA volleyball lands Davidson transfer

The Roadrunners huddling up during a match earlier in the season. The 'Runners lost four seniors and will look to have their third consecutive winning season.

Ryan Garza, Sports Editor

April 23, 2020

UTSA volleyball added Alison Jennings to their team for the upcoming season. Jennings comes from the Davidson College Wildcats, where she played in all but two games during her time there.  “We are excited to add Ali to our roster and can’t wait to get her on the court. She adds depth at...

Volleyball set to begin C-USA Championship tournament

Jenna Patton hits the ball over the net. Julia Maenius/The Paisano

Ryan Garza

November 20, 2019

The UTSA Roadrunner volleyball team (15-12, 8-6 C-USA) lost their final two regular season matches with a home game against Rice University (24-2) and then lost a close game to the University of North Texas Mean Green (16-10). During the Nov. 14, game against Rice, the Owls were able to sweep the...

Volleyball continues conference slate: Roadrunners prepare for last home game of the season

Madeline McKay swings at a set from Courtney Walters. Photo by Lindsey Thomas

Julia Maenius

November 13, 2019

The UTSA Roadrunner volleyball team (15-10, 8-4 C-USA) hosted the Middle Tennessee State University Blue Raiders on Sunday, Nov. 10, closing in on their 14th winning season under head coach Laura Neugebauer-Groff. The ‘Runners swept the Blue Raiders in three sets as they near the Conference USA championship...

Volleyball loses to Marshall at home

Photo by Julia Maenius

Julia Maenius

October 30, 2019

The UTSA Roadrunner volleyball team (13-9, 6-3 C-USA) faced the Marshall University Thundering Herd in the home stretch of their Conference-USA (C-USA) play for the season. The Thundering Herd swept the ‘Runners in three sets, accounting for one of the ‘Runners’ three conference losses. Th...

Volleyball slips weekend on the road

Photo by Lindsey Thomas

Julia Maenius

October 23, 2019

The UTSA Roadrunner volleyball team (13-8, C-USA 6-2) spent the past weekend on the road, in matches against the University of Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles and the Western Kentucky University Lady Hilltoppers. The ‘Runners are currently ranked fourth in the Conference-USA standings. At the...

Volleyball continues hot conference start

Kirby Smith passes a ball from the Blazers’ front row. Photo by Julia Maenius

Julia Maenius

October 16, 2019

The UTSA Roadrunner volleyball team (11-7, 4-1 C-USA) left the Convocation Center with two more conference wins under their belts after the defeat of Louisiana Tech University and the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Facing the Lady Techsters on Oct. 11, the ‘Runners opened with a 4-0 lead uti...

Athlete of the Week: Kara Teal

Kara Teal calling her hitters in the match against the Louisiana Tech Lady Techsters. Photo by Julia Maenius

Cade Draughon

October 16, 2019

Senior Kara Teal is entering her fourth season as a middle blocker for the UTSA Roadrunner volleyball team. After three seasons of play, Teal has recorded 656 kills, with a 1.93 kill percentage in 94 games played. “I’m from Round Rock, where I went to Brentwood Christian High School,” Teal said....

Volleyball hosts UTSA Classic

Julia Maenius

September 11, 2019

The Roadrunner volleyball team (2-4) hosted the UTSA Classic in the Convocation Center Sept. 5-7. The ‘Runners faced the University of Houston, the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley and the University of Maryland. The ‘Runners faced the Houston Cougars for the opening match of the tournament...