Tag Archives: Our Lady of the Lake University Men’s Soccer

Men’s soccer loses one and ties another this past weekend

Mens SoccerThe men’s soccer team drew 1-1 at home with Oklahoma City University (OCU) after two over time periods. Junior Elias Cortes scored the one goal on Sunday after his shot found the back of the net after a pass from junior Sebastian Luehr. On Saturday, the Saints lost 1-3 in the team’s home opener against the University of Houston Victoria. Scoring the goal for the Saints was junior Jorge Cantu. The Saints will now have a long stretch of away games starting Sept. 5, against the No. 17 ranked University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma.

Men’s soccer adds four international players for 2014 season

International2-8-25-14The 2014 men’s soccer recruiting class includes some dynamic personnel changes according to Head Coach Shane Hurley. For 2014 Hurley has recruited four international players he hopes will strengthen the roster significantly. The four new players are junior midfielder Sebastian Luehr from Flensburg, Germany; junior forward Max O’Shea from St. Albans, England; freshman defender Elias Tamburini from Helsinki, Finland; and freshman goalkeeper Akseli Eklund from Joensuu, Finland. Go online for full story.

Five OLLU athletes named 2013 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar Athletes

The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) announced the men’s soccer, women’s soccer and volleyball student-athletes that have been named 2013 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes. OLLU student-athletes Martin Hansson, Emily Backus, Alyssa Mora, Victoria Vazquez and Bryttany Willoughby are among the honorees.

2013MartinHansson2(1)Hansson, a senior on the men’s soccer team is receiving this award for the first time. Last year, he received the Champions of Character award, as well as conference scholar athlete honors. Read more online.

daktronicswsOLLU women’s soccer seniors Backus, Mora and Vazquez all three received the award last year. In addition, Backus has received the CoSIDA-Captial One Academic All-District Award, and all have been named conference scholar athletes in each of their years at OLLU. Read more online.

2013BryttanyWilloughby-2(1)Willoughby, a junior on the volleyball team, is also receiving this award for the first time. In her previous two years at OLLU, she has received conference scholar athlete honors, as well as the CoSIDA-Capital One Academic All- District Award. Read more online.

In order to be nominated as a Scholar Athlete by an institution’s head coach or sports information director, a student-athlete must maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale and must have achieved a junior academic status.

Luis Flores and Angel De la Garza named conference ‘Players of the Year’ in soccer

Luis Flores and Angel De la Garza received All-Conference honors.

Luis Flores and Angel De la Garza received All-Conference honors.

Men’s soccer co-captain Luis Flores was named Defensive Player of the Year, while teammate Angel De la Garza was named Newcomer of the Year in the Red River Athletic Conference. Members of the First-Team included Yared Temesgen, De la Garza and Flores; Second-Team included Robert Alexe, Elias Cortes and Zackery Brewer; Champions of Character selectee was Flores. Read full story online.

Men’s soccer ends season with a 1-0 loss in quarterfinals match against Southwest

Angel De La Garza guards the ball during the game against Southwest.

Angel De La Garza guards the ball during the game against Southwest.

The men’s soccer team ended its season last week after losing 1-0 to the University of the Southwest in the Red River Athletic Conference quarterfinals match. The fourth-seeded Saints finished the year with an overall record of 11-4-1 and a conference record of 4-2-1. Southwest, the fifth seeded team, will advance to the conference’s semifinals round on Nov. 8 in Houston. The Mustangs record is 6-8 overall and 4-3 in the conference. Read more online.

OLLU men’s soccer ends regular season with 5-2 win over Huston-Tillotson University

The men’s team prepares to take the field.

The men’s team prepares to take the field.

The men’s soccer team finished the regular season in third place after beating Huston-Tillotson University 5-2. The Saints (4-2-1/11-3-1) will host No. 6-seed University of the Southwest (3-4/4-9) on Friday, Nov. 1, at 1 p.m.  No. 4-seed Huston-Tillotson (4-3/5-8-2) will host No. 5-seed Wiley College (3-2-2/7-4-3) on Friday, as well. The winners of those two games will advance to the semifinals on Nov. 8 and will face either No. 1-seed University of St. Thomas (6-1/11-3-2) or No. 2-seed University of Texas at Brownsville (5-1-1/12-2-2). The winners of the semifinals will play the championship match on Saturday, Nov. 9. These games will take place at the Houston Amateur Sports Park in Houston. Read more online.