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Roadrunners add pair to 2013 signing class

Courtesy: UTSA Athletics
Release: 04/30/2013
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SAN ANTONIO — UTSA announced the addition of San Antonio MacArthur High School standouts Courtney Bertholf and Brianna Livecchi to its 2013 signing class on Tuesday.

As forwards for the Brahmas, the pair combined to score 113 goals and record 66 assists in their four seasons of play. MacArthur advanced to the third round of the playoffs in each of the last three seasons and finished with 19 wins in 2012.

The duo will join fellow signees Kirsten Buono (Rossmoor, Calif./Los Alamitos HS), Emma Makela (Mukilteo, Wash./Kamiak HS), Tyane Ramos (Pflugerville, Texas/Hendrickson HS), Kat Tesno (Conroe, Texas/Oak Ridge HS), Kaytee O’Brien (Colleyville, Texas/Heritage HS/UNC Greensboro), Teresa Offerman (Wichita, Kan./Bishop Carroll HS/Butler [Kan.] CC), Happy Orere-Amadu (New York, N.Y./Truman HS/Monroe [N.Y.]), Megan Snyder (Overland Park, Kan./Shawnee Mission West HS/Butler [Kan.] CC), Taylor Wingerden (Macedon, N.Y./Palmyra-Macedon HS/Monroe [N.Y] CC) and Shelby Wright (Yuma, Ariz./Mitchell HS/Nova Southeastern [Fla.]) on the pitch for UTSA next fall.


Courtney Bertholf mug shotCourtney Bertholf
Forward  ·  Fr.-HS
San Antonio, Texas (MacArthur HS)
Club Team:
Classics Elite

· 2012-13 first-team all-area
· 2011-13 first-team all-district
· 2010 second-team all-district
· 2012-13 San Antonio Express-News Super Team
· Scored 64 goals and recorded 52 assists during her prep career

Bertholf on UTSA …
"I am an athlete and want to be challenged. UTSA represents an opportunity for me to grow and become better both academically and athletically.”


Brianna Livecchi mug shotBrianna Livecchi
Forward  ·  Fr.-HS
San Antonio, Texas (MacArthur HS)
Club Team:
Lions FC

· 2011-13 first-team all-district
· 2010 honorable mention all-district
· 2012-13 San Antonio Express-News Super Team
· Netted 49 goals and registered 14 assists during her prep career
· 2012-13 academic all-state

Livecchi on UTSA …
"UTSA is the perfect blend of all my competitive desires. Its academics and athletics give me the best environment to be challenged. I also love that it is in a location where my family will be able to support me at the games.”

“Most players shut down when the game becomes tough. However, these two girls respond by working harder to turn things around. That fact says more about their character than anything else. They want to be challenged and love to make sacrifices toward that goal.”
— Erik Stolhandske, Head Coach, MacArthur High School


2013 UTSA Soccer Signing Class

 Player  Pos.
  Year     Hometown (High School/Previous School) Club Team
 Courtney Bertholf F  Fr.-HS    San Antonio, Texas (MacArthur HS) Classics Elite
 Kirsten Buono D  Fr.-HS    Rossmoor, Calif. (Los Alamitos HS) Beach FC
 Brianna Livecchi F  Fr.-HS    San Antonio, Texas (MacArthur HS) Lions FC
 Emma Makela GK  Fr.-HS    Mukilteo, Wash. (Kamiak HS) Crossfire Premier
 Kaytee O’Brien * MF/D  Jr.-TR    Colleyville, Texas (Heritage HS/UNC Greensboro) Dallas Sting
 Teresa Offerman D  Jr.-TR    Wichita, Kan. (Bishop Carroll HS/Butler [Kan.] CC) Wichita Fire
 Happy Orere-Amadu F/MF  Jr.-TR   New York, N.Y. (Truman HS/Monroe [N.Y.]) Independente
 Tyane Ramos F/D  Fr.-HS   Pflugerville, Texas (Hendrickson HS) Lonestar SC
 Megan Snyder MF/D  Jr.-TR   Overland Park, Kan. (Shawnee Mission West HS/Butler [Kan.] CC) Kansas City Comets
 Kat Tesno GK  Fr.-HS   Conroe, Texas (Oak Ridge HS) Texas Rush
 Taylor Wingerden F  Jr.-TR   Macedon, N.Y. (Palmyra-Macedon HS/Monroe [N.Y.] CC) Rochester Ravens
 Shelby Wright * D/MF  Jr.-TR   Yuma, Ariz. (Mitchell HS/Nova Southeastern [Fla.]) RSL-Florida

* enrolled in classes at UTSA this spring
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