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

Laura Neugebauer-Groff has called time on a distinguished career as the head coach of the Roadrunners. Prior to her time at UTSA, Neugebauer-Groff spent eight seasons as the head coach at St. Marys, three years at Hondo High School and three years as an assistant coach at Texas A&M. Photo courtesy of UTSA Athletics

UTSA volleyball concludes season, Neugebauer-Groff steps down

Ryder Martin, Sports Editor November 9, 2021

On Monday, Nov. 8, UTSA Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics Lisa Campos announced that head volleyball coach Laura Neugebauer-Groff had stepped down from her position effective immediately. Neugebauer-Groff...

UTSA volleyball vs. UTEP slideshow

UTSA volleyball vs. UTEP slideshow

Dalton Hartmann, Photo Editor November 4, 2021

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Amanda Ifeanyi executes a slide hit during a game earlier this season. Ifeanyi has appeared in 18 matches for UTSA this season and recorded 111 kills. Dalton Hartmann/The Paisano

Volleyball splits weekend wins with UTEP

Maddie Cortez, Contributing Writer November 2, 2021

The UTSA volleyball team leveled their record to 8-14 overall and 5-5 in conference play after battling the University of Texas at El Paso Miners (17-6, 6-4 C-USA). UTSA took UTEP into the fifth set of...

Courtney Walters sets the ball during a game earlier this season. Walters has appeared in 18 matches this season and has recorded 413 assists. Dalton Hartmann/The Paisano

Volleyball splits matchups at North Texas

Julia Maenius, Assistant Sports Editor October 26, 2021

The UTSA volleyball team (7-13, 4-4 C-USA) split their matchups against the University of North Texas Mean Green Oct. 20-21. Taking both matches to four sets, the Roadrunners were able to clinch a win...

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...

Kirby Smith starts her spiking motion during the game against UAB on Oct. 8. Over the course of the two-match series, Smith led all Runners with 23 kills. Dustin Vickers/The Paisano

UTSA volleyball goes 1-3 as conference play continues

Ryder Martin, Sports Editor October 12, 2021

UTSA volleyball (6-12, 3-3 C-USA) was in action the past two weekends for their conference openers. The Roadrunners took on the Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles (10-10, 2-4 C-USA) in a two-match series...

Courtney Walters blocks a shot during this weekends series against LA Tech. Walters recorded four blocks in Fridays victory. Dalton Hartmann/The Paisano

Volleyball begins conference play with sweep

Julia Maenius, Assistant Sports Editor September 28, 2021

The UTSA volleyball team (4-9, C-USA 1-0) began conference play this past weekend, Sept. 24-25, with a two-game sweep of Louisiana Tech (6-10, C-USA 0-2) in the Convocation Center. The Roadrunners claimed...

Bianca Ejesieme spikes a ball during a game last season against UIW. Ejesieme has appeared in six games for UTSA this season and is currently averaging six kills a match.

UTSA Volleyball set for home opener after three losses

Julia Maenius, Assistant Sports Editor September 21, 2021

The UTSA volleyball team (3-9) suffered three losses at the Marquette Invitational last weekend. Winning three sets on the weekend, the Roadrunners faced Marquette University, Northern Iowa and Wright...

Volleyball continues tournament run at Texas A&M

Julia Maenius, Assistant Sports Editor September 14, 2021

Coming off a 3-2 win against the University of the Incarnate Word, the UTSA volleyball team (3-6) traveled to College Station to compete in the Texas A&M Invitational. Facing their third Power Five...

Kelsey Carpenter prepares to spike the ball during a game last season against UIW. Carpenter has appeared in every match for UTSA this season and registered a season high eight kills against Coastal Carolina on Saturday night. Julia Maenius/The Paisano

UTSA Volleyball takes one of three at Ole Miss invitational

Ryder Martin, Sports Editor September 7, 2021

The UTSA Volleyball team (1-4) was on the road in Oxford, MS. this past weekend to take part in the Ole Miss Invitational. The team played in three matches and managed to secure their first win of the...

Bianca Ejesieme readies to hit a cross court shot during a game earlier this season. Ejesieme finished third on the team this season with 160 kills.

Volleyball splits UAB series, ends season

Julia Maenius, Magazine Editor March 26, 2021

The UTSA volleyball team (7-11, 5-7 Conference USA) split a decision against the University of Alabama at Birmingham Blazers to conclude their season. The Roadrunners dropped the first match 0-3, but they...

Courtney Walters tosses up a set during a game earlier this season. Walters recorded a team-high 47 assists during Sundays victory over Southern Mississippi.

Volleyball snaps losing streak, splits series against Southern Mississippi

Julia Maenius, Magazine Editor March 16, 2021

The UTSA volleyball team (6-9, 4-5 Conference USA) continued their C-USA slate with a matchup against the Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles. The Roadrunners claimed the first match of the series in three...

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