Wildcats Represent at HEB Alamo Runfest

The NVC running team took on the H-E-B Alamo Runfest this past weekend – racing with 3000-plus other runners!

NVC had three runners run the half marathon

  • Jason Hunt was the first finisher, finishing in just under 1 hour and 42 minutes. He was third in his age group, 58th overall male out of almost 500 and 65th overall runners out of 1000 runners!
  • Omar Martinez followed closely behind, finishing in 1:42:26. He was 4th in his age group, 62nd overall male and 69th overall.
  • The lone female runner for the Wildcats was Briana Saldana! She finished in under two hours, at 1 hour and 55 minutes. She was fourth in her age group, 56th out of 500 female runners and 218th overall!

In the 10k, NVC had 8 total runners

  • Rebecca Castor was the Wildcats first finisher, finishing with a time of 51 minutes and 05 seconds. She was second in her age group, 12th overall female, and 47th overall out of 571 10k runners!
  • Linda Cabada was next placing 3rd in her age group with a time of 53 minutes, 23rd overall women and 71st overall!
  • Anna Alfaro was 3rd for the team, finishing well under 1hour, 4th in her age group and 38th overall female.
  • Beth Martinez came in three seconds behind Anna, placing second in her age group, 39th overall women and 97th overall.
  • Rounding out the 10k finishers were Robert Dreamkowski, Matthew Vasquez, Natalie Guevara, and Andrea Vazquez, all placing in the top half of 10k finishers.

In the 5k

  • Ryan Gutierrez was the only runner for the Wildcats, finishing 10th in his age group, 56th overall male and 71st out of 541 5k runners.

It was a great day to run and the Wildcats raced really well! Now the team starts preparing for the Fiesta Fandango 2.6-mile run where NVC will be represented in the Fiesta Fandango parade!


Contributed by NVC’s Cross Country Team Coach Staci Krueger

NVC Sports Teams End Season on High Note

This past weekend, two club sports team competed in the Texas Collegiate Club Sports league final four championship games.

  • On Saturday, the NVC volleyball team lost the semi-final game to the eventual league champions, Trinity University. NVC Student Gabriella R. Burnett was selected as the league MVP for the 2016 – 2017 season, and NVC Coach Annette Berain was selected as Coach of the Year.
  • On Saturday afternoon, the NVC women’s basketball team won their semi-final game vs Palo Alto College and advanced to the championship game. On Sunday, the NVC women lost a hard-fought championship game to Victoria College. NVC Coach Daniel Johnson was selected as Coach of the Year for the second year in a row. The team ended its season with 17 wins and three losses.
  • The NVC men’s basketball team, coached by Curtis McGlown, ended its season with 10 wins and 9 losses and was unable to make the league playoffs.

In NVC soccer news, the women’s soccer team, coached by Leland Hammonds, was in Corpus Christi last Saturday and played Stephen F. Austin that ended in a draw (0-0). The NVC team defeated A&M Corpus Christi 5-0.  So far this season, they have four wins and one tie.

The NVC men’s soccer team, coached by David Galindo, finished its season with a record of three wins, one loss and one draw. The only defeat came at the hands of UT-Austin in Austin. Before that loss, the team was undefeated in 11 straight matches dating back to last season. This season’s MVP award will be going to Hector Sandoval. The team will start up again with a pre-season camp in August which is open to all prospective players and mandatory for returners. This season was good preparation for the coming fall season in the Texas Collegiate Soccer League, which will provide the first opportunity to qualify for the regional tournament and compete against not only teams throughout the state but throughout the south region.

Several NVC players made the All-Academic teams for their respected sport:

NVC Volleyball

  • Aria J. King – 3.40
  • Gabriella R. Burnett – 4.00
  • Julia L. Baltazar – 3.36
  • Rosario Hartman – 3.05

NVC Men’s Basketball

  • Elijah W. Eriksson – 3.33
  • John D. Kersey – 4.00
  • Rolando Villalobos – 3.32

NVC Women’s Basketball

  • Brittany T. Bazo – 4.00
  • Sydney T. Schmitt – 3.21
  • Jennifer M. Enriquez 3.43
  • Emily R. Castor 3.37
  • Treasure D. Riven – 3.71

Congratulations to all the players and coaches for all their dedication and hard work in the classrooms and on the court.


NVC Sports