In the quest to discover new Roadrunners, the Angelina College men’s soccer program will offer a tryout for prospective players next month.
The tryout takes place from 11:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 4 at Spring Woods High School in Houston. (The physical address is 2045 Gessner Road, Houston, 77080).
The try-out is open to all high school seniors (class of 2019) and any past high school graduate who A) never played collegiate soccer, or B) played only one year of collegiate soccer. Players are encouraged to extend the invitation to all eligible candidates they may know.
To register, complete the attached registration/waiver form along with the $20 registration fee and submit to the coaches, whose information is listed below. Registering prior to the scheduled tryout date is highly encouraged to guarantee a spot in the tryout.
All those attending are encouraged to bring their own soccer cleats, shin guards, ball and water. Coaches have requested players wear a white or gray t-shirt for scrimmage purposes.
As this is a tryout and not an instructional camp, players will not receive t-shirts.
For further information, contact AC assistant coach Fergus O’Connor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The e-mail address for AC’s Sports Information Director is email@example.com.
Sports Information Director Gary Stallard, who also serves as a Liberal Arts Instructor, begins his eleventh season with Angelina College. Following a career as a U.S. Marine, Stallard completed his bachelor’s degree at Stephen F. Austin University, where he majored in English and Journalism. For more than 16 years, he has worked as a sports writer/columnist/photographer for the Lufkin Daily News; he continues to contribute free-lance articles on occasion. Stallard has won several awards for writing, including the Golden Hoops Award for basketball writing in 2003, Regional Sports Writer of the Year in 2004, and the Texas Press Association’s first-place award for column writing in 2007 and in 2014. He has also done basketball, football and baseball radio and live streaming play-by- play and color commentary for an ESPN affiliate. Currently Stallard serves as play-by-play broadcaster for AC basketball, baseball and softball games.
Prior to arriving at Angelina College, Stallard taught English at Lufkin High School for four years. He currently teaches Developmental Writing classes at AC. He and his wife Susan live in Lufkin.
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