Angelina College Athletics Weekly Update

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Gary Stallard
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.

Angelina College Soccer:

This past week proved a wild one for both AC soccer teams. On Wednesday, AC’s teams swept Northeast Texas Community College, with the No. 12 Lady Roadrunners beating the Lady Eagles 3-1 behind two goals from Camila Montero and another from Marlene Flores.

The Roadrunner men, ranked No. 4 nationally heading into Wednesday’s match, needed two overtimes to hold off NTCC’s Eagles by a 5-4 final. Despite a lightning-quick start to the match – AC’s Omar Mora scored just eight seconds after the opening kickoff – the Roadrunners found themselves battling back after the Eagles rallied from a 4-1 deficit to even the score by the end of regulation. Juan Lopez added to his career scoring goals with his 14th of the season – and the 27th of his career, another AC record. The match made it to the second overtime before the Roadrunners’ Simon Nyamudakarira banged home a deflection for the game winner.

On Saturday, both AC soccer teams celebrated Sophomore Day, with players hitting the field with family, friends and other escorts. The Lady Roadrunners handled Jacksonville College in a 4-0 final, with Julia Tamasy, Alyson Gallagher, Abigail Davila and Esperanza Cuevas scoring for AC.

Captured by Daisy Brumley for AC Athletics

AC’s men suffered a heartbreaking loss in the nightcap, falling to Jacksonville College 2-1 in double overtime. The Jaguars hit a golden goal with just 14 seconds remaining in the second extra period. The loss marked just the second for the No. 4 Roadrunners in this 2022 season.

Prior to each match on Saturday, AC’s Soccer programs honored their respective sophomores on Sophomore Day. The Lady ‘Runners recognized their 16 sophomores: Alexandra Nunez, Alyssa Briones, Yancy Quijano, Abi Hearn, Liliana Clase, Julia Tamasy, Emilie Dueck, Camila Montero, Idalia Hernandez, Tatyanna Guzman, Audrey Gallagher, Alyson Gallagher, Aliyah Bustamante, Astrid Mencia, Alexa Ramirez and Madison Wetzig.

Captured by Daisy Brumley for AC Athletics.

In the late game, the Roadrunners honored their 13 sophomore men in a pre-game ceremony, recognizing Jorge Gonzalez, Scott Gray, Jose Bojorquez, Shamour McLean, Brian Obaseki, Juan Lopez, Francies Galdino, Jaheim Brown, Andre Rich, Wilondja Loni, Aldair Chaves, Simon Nyamudakarira and Georgios Theodoulidis.

Captured by Emilie Doerksen for AC Athletics

Saturday’s matches marked the end of the regular season for both AC soccer teams, who will now embark on the road to what they hope will be a trip to the national tournament. The Roadrunners will open the postseason on Wednesday, as the team hosts Northeast Texas Community College at home. The time will be announced later.

On Friday, the Lady Roadrunners will host Blinn College in a playoff match scheduled for a 2 p.m. kickoff at the Phillips Family Sports Complex on the AC campus.

Angelina College Basketball

Yes, it’s (almost) officially basketball season. The Roadrunner men’s team will host a scrimmage at noon on Friday, Oct. 28 against Jarvis College at Shands Gymnasium on the AC campus. Then, on Tuesday, Nov. 1, the regular season tips off with the Lady Roadrunners hosting Hill College at 6 p.m. at Shands Gymnasium. The very next night (Nov. 2), the Roadrunner men will host NBL College Prep at Shands Gymnasium in a 7 p.m. tip-off.

Angelina College Softball:

The Lady Roadrunner softball team will host a Recruiting Camp starting at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 29 at the softball field on the AC campus. The camp is geared toward high school juniors and seniors who are hoping to join the Lady ‘Runner softball program.

For registration and other information, visit or click on the provided link ( a QR code is provided on the attached graphic):

The email address for AC’s Sports Information Director is

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