Angelina College Soccer Program Hosting Winter ID Camps Teams Reloading After Record-Setting Season

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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.

Following its historic 2021 campaign, the Angelina College soccer program is looking to reload for its upcoming seasons.

            AC’s Lady Roadrunners finished the regular season ranked No. 17 in the nation, while the Roadrunner men reached No. 12 in the final national polls. Both teams qualified for the post-season, capping off the best combined season in AC soccer history.

            Head coach Nataki Stewart and his staff already have begun the process of evaluating talent for the 2022 recruiting class. Roadrunner Soccer has announced a pair of winter “ID” camps taking place on the Angelina College campus.

            The women’s evaluation camp will take place from 10 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, December 11. The men’s camp will take place from 10 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, December 12.

Both camps are geared toward providing high school students and college transfers the opportunity to train and experience skills evaluation from college coaches while learning more about the recruiting process.

The cost of each session is $40.

In an effort to adhere to COVID-19 guidelines, the camps are open to all entrants, limited only by number, age, grade level and/or gender.            

            The camps’ schedule, registration and payment information are available on-line at https://www.angelinasoccercamps.com/.

            For further information, contact AC Soccer assistant coach Paul Murillo at pmurillo@angelina.edu.

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