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SPORTS: Women’s soccer looks forward to next season
Sports, Women's Soccer

SPORTS: Women’s soccer looks forward to next season

SPORTS: Women’s soccer looks forward to coming season By Jordan MaseBridge contributing writerPublished Wednesday, May 18, 2022 The Fall 2022 women’s soccer season kicks off Aug. 25 when the Dustdevils attempt to bring down the Griffins. Missouri Western State University visits TAMIU for the 8 p.m. game. After a tough first season back from COVID-19, the TAMIU women’s soccer team ended with a record of 3-14-1 overall with 2-10-1 in the Lone Star Conference. The women brought in some new recruits who have been successful at their previous junior colleges. Especially after a challenging previous season, the positivity is a credit to the team and coaching staff. Creating a positive environment for the players to thrive can be challenging. Alejandro Carbajal | Bridge FileTAMIU ...
SPORTS: Star softball pitcher returns
Softball, Sports

SPORTS: Star softball pitcher returns

SPORTS: Star softball pitcher returns By Katherine AlemanBridge contributing writerPublished Tuesday, May 17, 2022 After being out for the season, star pitcher Erika Cortez returned to the softball field. Cortez, a criminal justice major with a minor in kinesiology, experienced a respiratory condition that made her unable to play. “I’m happy to be able to play back on the field,” Cortez said. “Not being part of the game has been hard.” TAMIU softball coach Scott Libby said, “[This season] it’s been a little bit challenging just for the fact that a player of ours last year was so valuable to us as a pitcher.” David Garcia | Bridge FileTAMIU junior pitcher Erika Cortez warms up before taking the field in this Spring 2021 file photo. During the last week of April, Cortez...
SPORTS: Libby works to improve softball program
Softball, Sports

SPORTS: Libby works to improve softball program

SPORTS: Libby works to improve softball program By Katherine AlemanBridge contributing writerPublished Tuesday, May 17, 2022 With 13 years at TAMIU, softball coach Scott Libby continues to create an influence on his players and the field. Before Libby became the Texas A&M International University coach, he worked at William Howard Taft High School in San Antonio as an English teacher and softball coach. Courtesy TAMIU Sports InformationCoach Scott Libby, TAMIU softball When Libby began working at TAMIU in 2008, the softball team was fairly new to the University. Over the past few years, Libby guided the softball team and learned from those challenges. During his first season in 2009, he underwent an easy transition since he was familiar with the players. However, com...
Esports: Not just for guys
Esports, On Campus

Esports: Not just for guys

Esports: Not just for guys By Glenys MaldonadoSports EditorPublished Tuesday, May 10, 2022 While some might think video games rot people’s brains, the TAMIU esports team demolishes competition nationwide. Esports at Texas A&M International University, through the Rec Center, includes teams for Rocket League, League of Legends, Valorant and Call of Duty. Additionally, there is a Super Smash Bros. team operated through the Smash Club organization. TAMIU student Celeste Herrera, the only female currently playing esports on campus, plays on the League of Legends team. “I just feel like this is an opportunity for everyone to understand that just because we are sitting down on a computer doesn’t mean it isn’t competitive,” Herrera said. “We are not here just wasting time. Vid...
SPORTS: Dustdevils dominate at 5-0 for weekend
Softball, Sports

SPORTS: Dustdevils dominate at 5-0 for weekend

SPORTS: Dustdevils dominate at 5-0 for weekend By Glenys MaldonadoSports EditorPublished Thursday, April 14, 2022 Dustdevils softball won all five games, leaving sun-kissed and nothing behind. Texas A&M International University faced a long weekend March 25-27 at the Dustdevils Softball Field with the first three games against Western New Mexico and the last two games against University of Texas-Permian Basin. The Dustdevils dominated the field. With tunnel vision for a successful weekend, the Dustdevils had the final scores, respectively: 8-3, 5-3, 9-1, 5-2 and 8-4. David Gomez Jr. | Bridge FileTAMIU sophomore pitcher Victoria Gonzalez (7) gets congratulated at the end of an inning in this file photo taken on March 11 at the Dustdevils Softball Field. Several overall w...
SPORTS: Kenyan keeps eyes on prize
Sports, Women's Cross Country

SPORTS: Kenyan keeps eyes on prize

SPORTS: Kenyan keeps eyes on prize By Glenys MaldonadoSports EditorPublished Tuesday, April 12, 2022 From Kenya to Tennessee to Laredo, no matter what location, one Dustdevil keeps her eyes on the prize. Texas A&M International University junior Faith Kiprotich joined the Dustdevils cross country team two years ago. She previously attended UT Martin college in Tennessee. She is originally from Kapkoi, Kenya. David Gomez Jr. | BridgeTAMIU cross country junior Faith Kiprotich of Kenya holds up the Dustdevils sign on April 12 in the Kineseiology and Convocation Building. She arrived in the U.S. with many aspirations and a hunger for success. “I wanted to work in the medical field since I was young,” Kiprotich said. “I come from a place where we need those types of servi...
SPORTS: Rec Sports Center offers new services
Health, Intramurals, Life & Arts, On Campus, Sports

SPORTS: Rec Sports Center offers new services

SPORTS: Rec Sports Center offers new services By Priscilla AbregoBridge contributing writerPublished Sunday, April 3, 2022 From teaching students fundamentals to outdoor adventures, Recreational Sports launches new services and machinery for students to reach their personal fitness goals. The Rec Sports Center recently relaunched personal training and set afloat their newest program Outdoor Adventures. Rec Sports Director Roberto Garza said interested students may look into the center’s many programs. He added that the main goal is “to ensure students create autonomy.” Aside from the new equipment, such as the deadlift platform, the outdoor area ladder, new dumbbell sets and hip-thrust machine, the center offers a popular body composition assessment. Due to its populari...
SPORTS: Oklahoma Eagles soar past Dustdevils twice
Softball, Sports

SPORTS: Oklahoma Eagles soar past Dustdevils twice

SPORTS: Oklahoma Eagles soar past Dustdevils twice By David Gomez Jr.Editor-in-ChiefPublished Thursday, March 24, 2022 Oklahoma Christian University defeated TAMIU in a back-to-back season opener on March 11 at the Dustdevils Softball Field. They went on to lose the first of two games with a score of 12-3, and the second with a score of 13-4. The Eagles made a statement after the first game–they were there to compete. Yet, they weren’t the only ones being cold to the Dustdevils. David Gomez Jr. | BridgeTAMIU junior catcher Briana Arrendondo snags the ball during a throw to the plate on Friday, March 11, at the Dustdevils Softball Field. Fans in attendance, and both softball teams, were met with a weather change during the top of first inning. The temperature dropped by...
SPORTS: Midwestern State defeats TAMIU
Men's Basketball, Sports

SPORTS: Midwestern State defeats TAMIU

SPORTS: Midwestern State defeats TAMIU Glenys MaldonadoSports EditorPublished Friday, March 18, 2022 The TAMIU men’s basketball team fell short against Midwestern State University, 66-61, at season’s end but flipped the entire program this season for a better tomorrow. Low scoring dominated early in the first half of the Feb. 19 game with the board reading just 2-2 before the 16-minute media timeout, and 14-10 with the Mustangs leading at the 12-minute media timeout that came at the 9:08 remaining mark. Samantha Gonzalez | BridgeSenior Greg Bowie II shoots against Midwestern State at TAMIU's Kinesiology and Convocation Building gymnasium on Feb. 19. The gap grew after the break, with the Mustangs running another nine points to their score, but the Dustdevils came back quick...
SPORTS: Team chemistry dents scoreboard
Sports, Women's Basketball

SPORTS: Team chemistry dents scoreboard

SPORTS: Team chemistry dents scoreboard By Glenys MaldonadoSports EditorPublished Thursday, March 17, 2022 The stands filled with excited fans, the TAMIU women’s basketball team dominated at 79-53 over Midwestern State, securing a spot in the Lone Star Conference Tournament. The Dustdevils concluded the first quarter with a 20-18 lead on Feb. 19 in the Texas A&M International University Kinesiology and Convocation Building’s gymnasium. Samantha Gonzalez | BridgeSophomore forward Rai Brown, right, scores a free throw against Midwestern State on Feb. 19, at TAMIU's Kinesiology and Convocation Building gymnasium. In the second quarter, the Dustdevils almost doubled their score, going up to 39 points with the Mustangs trailing behind at 27 points. The Mustangs rolled with a...
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