SAN ANTONIO – Sixth-year UTSA soccer head coach Derek Pittman announced on Thursday, Nov. 9, that the Roadrunners will add six new players to next season’s roster, with the unveiling of the latest additions to the 2024 roster. The Roadrunners are gaining three players from the Lone Star State, a pair from Canada and one from Oklahoma. The group consists of three forwards, one midfielder, a center back and an outside back/winger. All six players are joining UTSA from the high school ranks.
Head Coach Derek Pittman on the Signing Class
Hometown: Abilene, Texas
High school: Wylie HS
Club team: Sting Black ECNL
Quote from Pittman on Allen:
Bio: First team All-District 1-6A and team’s Offensive Player of the Year for Bi-District champion Wylie HS as a junior … also earned first-team all-district and Newcomer of the Year honors as a freshman after helping /WHS to a Bi-District Championship and the Regional Quarterfinal … as a sophomore, she was Offensive MVP and earned second team all-district … also ran track and cross country as a multi-year Regional qualifier and sophomore district champion … fifth college student-athlete in the family, with relatives competing in soccer, rodeo and football… a National Honor Society member on the A Honor Roll and ranking in the top 10 in her class – earning first-team All-Academic honors last year.
Hometown: Tomball, Texas
High school: Tomball Memorial HS
Club team: Challenge Soccer Club ECNL
Quote from Pittman on Carrigan:
Bio: 2023 District 15-6A Co-Offensive Play of the Year, 2023 TASCO All-Region 2-6A first team and has earned All-District 15-6A first team honors all three years … National Honor Society member with three years on the A Honor Roll and is a three-time Academic All-District 15-6A honoree … both parents competed as college student-athletes, mother in soccer and father in track.
Hometown: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
High school: Salisbury Composite HS
Club team: Sherwood Park Phoenix FC
Quote from Pittman on Januario:
Bio: Played club for Sherwood Park Phoenix FC of the Alberta Youth Soccer League ... four-year team captain who earned an invite to the Canada Soccer National Development Centre tournament … played for three teams during summer 2023, logging 21 goals with five assists in nine games of Youth U17 action, six goals and 11 assists in 12 games of Women’s Major league and three goals in League 1 Semi-Professional … played for the Canada Soccer Whitecaps (Regional Excel Centre) from 2021-23 and got started early on the national stage with the U13 Alberta Provincial Team … academic honoree every year of high school.
Hometown: Edmond, Oklahoma
High school: Edmond Memorial HS
Club team: Oklahoma Energy FC ECNL
Quote from Pittman on Johnson:
Bio: Top 2021 and 2022 goal scorer for Edmond Memorial … Named Offensive Player of the Year in 2021 … played in the Kansas-Oklahoma All-Star game … also plays basketball, earning 6A All-State Tournament Team, All-Conference second team and Super 5 honorable mention from The Oklahoman last year.
Hometown: Cedar Park, Texas
High school: Cedar Park HS
Club team: Lonestar SC 06GA
Quote from Pittman on Peters:
Bio: Named 2023 5A All-State … two-time All-District 25-5A honoree and All-Central Texas honorable mention for Cedar Park … helped team to Bi-District and Area championships in 2022, reaching the Regional Quarterfinal … also played basketball for two-time 5A State Champions, garnering All-District second team and honorable mention … six-time Academic All-District honoree between soccer and basketball … becomes the ninth member of her family to be a college student-athlete; sixth in NCAA DI, topped by her mom and aunt, who both played volleyball at Texas.
Hometown: Richmond, British Columbia, Canada
High school: McMath Secondary School
Club team: Fusion FC BCSPL
Quote from Pittman on Viccars:
Bio: Ranked No. 34 on First Touch Football All-Canadian 2024 player rankings … 2022 National Recognition for Athletic Excellence recipient … top team scorer in her junior season, following up 17 goals as a sophomore … helped her squad to back-to-back Richmond City Champions titles (2022, 2023) and a Provincial Runner-Up finish in 2022 … Principal’s Honour Roll member every year of school … Bob Viccars had a seven-year career in the CFL at tight end for the Calgary Stampeders.
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