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

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. Stephanie Cortez/The Paisano

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...

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...

Lowell Narcisse runs the ball in a 2019 game against the Rice Owls.

Athlete of the week: Lowell Narcisse

Julia Maenius , Assistant Sports Editor October 16, 2020

Coming off the bench against the Brigham Young University Cougars and completing 17 of 20 passes, throwing for 229 yards and two touchdowns and earning himself the highest rated quarterback title from...

Hunter Duplessis kicks a field goal against the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders. Duplessis has yet to miss a field goal or extra point this season. He is an elite talent at the college level.

Athlete of the week: Hunter Duplessis

Ryder Martin, Assistant Sports Editor October 2, 2020

With the season-opening game against Texas State tied at 48-48 in double overtime, UTSA faced a crucial situation, a 29-yard field goal for the win. In a game that had only reached that point due to troubles...

Athlete of the week: Rashad Wisdom

Athlete of the week: Rashad Wisdom

Max Aguirre, Sports Editor September 18, 2020

Sophomore safety Rashad Wisdom started off his season with a bang. During crunch time of the I-35 Showdown against the Texas State Bobcats, with 3:34 left in the fourth quarter and the Bobcats driving...

Atem Bior looks to pass the ball. Bior is wrapping up his final season playing for the ‘Runners.

Athlete of the Week: Atem Bior

Julia Maenius, Assistant sports editor February 19, 2020

Senior forward Atem Bior has established himself as the sixth man for the men’s basketball team since his arrival at UTSA from the land down under. A transfer from the New Mexico Military Institute,...

Timea Toth shoots a free throw after being fouled. The Roadrunners dropped this game to the Monarchs, 43-62.

Athlete of the Week: Timea Toth

Max Aguirre, Staff Writer February 11, 2020

from Dunakeszi, Hungary, has been a consistent presence on UTSA’s women’s basketball team for four seasons. Standing at 6-foot-1, she provides a great defensive effort for the team, consistently blocking...

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