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Nine volleyball players earn All-Conference Team honors

The Red River Athletic Conference (RRAC) announced the 2021 Volleyball All-Conference Team and Players of the Year.

The Saints had a spectacular 11-1 mark in RRAC play this season. Madelynn Strzelczyk (SO/Marion, Texas) was awarded Player of the Year, Setter of the Year and earned First-Team honors. She assisted on 819 plays and averaged 10.64 assists per set.

Camila Ramirez (FR/El Paso, Texas) earned Attacker of the Year and First-Team honors. She led the Saints with 276 and 806 total attacks. Tina Trevino (FR/Laredo, Texas) took home Defender of the Year, Freshman of the Year and First-Team honors. Trevino tallied a team-leading 404 digs and averaged 4.99 per set.

Sadie Ballesteros (JR/Atascosa, Texas) was awarded First-Team recognition. Ballesteros was third on the team with 162 kills and committed only 48 errors.

Daisy Cantwell (SO/San Antonio, Texas), Cassidy Haller (SO/Cibolo, Texas) and Tijana Kruta (SR/Bar, Montenegro) were awarded Second-Team honors. Cantwell had 234 kills, Haller tallied 137 kills, and Kruta led the Saints with 39 total blocks.

Alyssa Gallardo (SR/San Antonio, Texas) was an Honorable Mention and Champions of Character. Gallardo was second on the team with 175 kills and was a consistent leader on the court. 

Megan Montalvo (SO/San Antonio, Texas) also was named to the Honorable Mention team. Montalvo played in all 23 matches and had 19 service aces.

Men’s soccer awarded 11 All-Conference team honors

The Red River Athletic Conference (RRAC) announced the 2021 Men’s Soccer All-Conference Team and Players of the Year.

Norberto Lira (SR/Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico) was awarded First Team honors. The senior had five goals during the regular season for the Saints with two assists. He also tallied 15 shots on goal.

Juan Martin Chica (SR/Cali, Colombia), Said Salas (FR/El Paso, Texas), Javier Pena (JR/San Antonio, Texas), Patrick Pye (SR/Norwich, England) and Joseph Baker (JR/Llantwit Major, Wales, U.K.) made the Second Team. Chica led the team with seven goals. Salas tallied three goals, Pena recorded nine shots, Pye was an integral part of the defense, and Baker made 46 saves with two shutouts. Salas also made the All-Freshman Team.

Newcomer Michael Huff (SO/San Antonio, Texas) and defender Connor Bagley (JR/Norwich, Norfolk, U.K.) were presented with honorable mentions. Huff had one goal and Bagley worked with Pye to deliver lockdown defense. Carlos Beltran (SR/San Antonio, Texas) was named a Champion of Character and had one goal with one assist.