Legends Of The Game
Former SMU soccer players Luchi Gonzalez ’02 and Diego Walsh ’02 were named to College Soccer News’ Team of the Decade. Gonzalez is SMU’s only Hermann Trophy winner and a member of SMU’s 2000 College Cup team. Walsh was a 2001 and 2002 All-America selection and a member of the 2000 College Cup team.
Current players also are kicking up honors. Dane Saintus ’09 was named first team All-Conference USA and drafted by FC Dallas. C-USA also honored sophomores Payton Hickey and Ian Kalis, junior Kekoa Osorio and first year T.J. Nelson.
Behind The Brackets
Steve Orsini, SMU’s director of athletics, was named one of 10 members of the Division I Men’s Basketball Committee. The committee oversees the administration of the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship, including the selection, seeding and bracketing of the teams for the tournament. His five-year term begins Sept. 1, 2010.
The kickoff of the 2010 Mustang football season is slated for a national ESPN audience Sept. 5 when SMU meets Texas Tech in Lubbock. The rest of the season follows with home games in bold. For ticket information, call the Athletics Department Ticket Office at 214-768-4263.
– Nancy Lowell George ’79