The Austin Aztex have announced the active roster for the 2012 season, which begins this weekend as the club travels to face the Texas Dutch Lions on Saturday, May 5, at 7:30 p.m. at Woodforest Stadium in the Woodlands, Texas The Aztex roster is made up primarily of players with ties to the Austin area, and of standout collegiate players from Texas and nationwide.
Goalkeepers: Michael Lisch (Wake Forest University), John Kaschak (St. Edward’s University), Devin Cook (Southern Methodist University), Josh Mikulewicz (Maryland/University of Texas Club Soccer).
Defense: Ross Kelly (Austin Aztex PDL/GBK-Finland), Beto Papandrea (Austin Aztex PDL), Michael Parrish (University of North Carolina-Wilmington), Josh Alcala (Austin Aztex), Nick Meile (University of New Mexico), Matt Boultt (Tulsa University), Lorne Cameron (Houston Baptist University), Walter Kromholz (Houston Baptist University), James Elder (Campbell University), Scott Luedtke (CSU Bakersfield), Travis Golden (Campbell University), Wesley Curtis (Michigan State University), Jordan Wright (Tyler Junior College).
Midfield: Dillon Powers (University of Notre Dame), Pedro Pereira (Austin Aztex PDL/Oklahoma Baptist University), Zack Pope (Austin Aztex), Jesus “Chuy” Sanchez (CSU Bakersfield), Tanner Fyfe (Houston Baptist University),Tony Rocha (Tulsa University), Miguel Zapata (Tulsa University), James Martin (St. Edward’s University), Mark Gendi (Houston Baptist University), Jesus “Chuy” Cortes (University of the Incarnate Word/Laredo Heat), Alesi Osorio (East Tennessee State University), Michael Kafari (University of New Mexico), Blake Smith (University of New Mexico), Kendall Rockers (Concordia University), Jacob Powell (Forza FC Austin)
Forwards: Kristopher Tyrpak (Houston Baptist University), William Morse (Florida Gulf Coast), Kyle Emerson (Wake Forest University), Callum Riley (University of the Incarnate Word).
A dozen players are elible to play for the Aztex Super-20 squad. These players include: Cook, Parrish, Meile, Kromholz, Rockers, Golden, Rocha, Zapata, Gendi, Kafari, Powell, and Tyrpak.
The Austin Aztex will play their 2012 season in the United Soccer League’s PDL Mid South Division. The Aztex will host the club’s home opener on Saturday, May 19 at 7:30 p.m. at House Park against the El Paso Patriots.
Tickets for the Aztex 2012 home season are now on sale and can be purchased online – here. The $50 adult season ticket option is a package of eight flex tickets ($80 value) which can be used for single admission to all eight home matches. Kids 10 and under are always admitted FREE to Aztex home matches.