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The Daily Texan

Official newspaper of The University of Texas at Austin

The Daily Texan

Official newspaper of The University of Texas at Austin

The Daily Texan

All content by Brittany Lamas

Kicks, opinion, laughter: Lamas leaves second home at midnight

Brittany Lamas December 6, 2013

This semester working in the Daily Texan office on Thursday nights has been — everything. When I found out the job would require spending every Thursday in the basement from 4 p.m. to midnight,...

Soccer falls short in final stretch, misses NCAA tournament

Brittany Lamas November 15, 2013

Throughout its regular season, Texas soccer surpassed its mediocre results from 2012 and showed it was capable of winning close matches. Except when it mattered most.  The Longhorns’ season...


Young Texas team improved in 2013, must continue that progress in Big 12 tournament

Brittany Lamas November 6, 2013

Texas soccer surpassed preseason expectations during its conference matchups, finishing third in the Big 12 instead of a projected sixth, despite its core offense consisting of underclassmen.  Now,...


Sharis Lachappelle remains humble despite being team leader

Brittany Lamas November 1, 2013

As a transfer from the University of Houston, then sophomore midfielder Sharis Lachappelle earned Big 12 conference honors in her first game as a Longhorn and led the team at the end of the season with...

Sharis Lachappelle remains humble despite leading the team

Brittany Lamas October 31, 2013

As a transfer from the University of Houston, then sophomore midfielder Sharis Lachappelle earned Big 12 conference honors in her first game as a Longhorn and lead the team with five goals. This year,...

Texas beats Stephen F. Austin 2-0, gets second straight shutout

Brittany Lamas October 28, 2013

No. 25 Texas soccer notched its second straight shutout Friday, beating Stephen F. Austin 2-0 in Nacogdoches despite being outshot by the Ladyjacks. The Longhorns 12 total shots, only five of those...


Texas Soccer prepared for final stretch of Big 12 play

Brittany Lamas October 18, 2013

With only four matches left in regular season play, Texas soccer is confident it can finish the season strong and with two goals in mind: Winning the Big 12 and making the NCAA tournament. “Winning...

Texas soccer prepared for final stretch of Big 12 play

Brittany Lamas October 17, 2013

With only four matches left in regular season play, Texas soccer is confident it can finish the season strong and with one goal in mind: winning the Big 12 and making the NCAA tournament. “Winning...


Texas Soccer beats Baylor Lady Bears, has yet to lose at home in 2013

Brittany Lamas October 14, 2013

Texas soccer notched another home win Friday, beating Baylor 2-1 on two goals from junior midfielder Sharis Lachappelle to improve to 8-0-1 at home and 10-4-1 overall. After a scoreless first half,...


Soccer sits at second in Big 12, plays Baylor at home Friday

Brittany Lamas October 11, 2013

Halfway into its Big 12 schedule, Texas soccer sits second in conference standings and has tallied as many goals this season as in 2012. With only one matchup this weekend, the team will play their third...


Senior students have yet to see Texas win in the Cotton Bowl

Brittany Lamas October 9, 2013

In the final minute of the 2010 Red River Rivalry, with the Longhorns down by eight points, Aaron Williams was set to receive an Oklahoma punt. As the Williams reached for the ball, it went through his...


Offensive balance paces Texas soccer early in Big 12 play

Brittany Lamas October 3, 2013

Texas women’s soccer will hit the road to play West Virginia in Morgantown, W.Va., and Kansas in Lawrence, Kan., coming off its first Big 12 Conference wins at home last weekend. Texas beat TCU...

Underclassmen Shimmick and Hart becoming assets for Texas Soccer

Brittany Lamas September 19, 2013

Young talent is becoming an asset for the Texas soccer team, which has had success shooting the ball but only holds a 4-3-1 record.  “There’s times when we’re starting four freshmen...

Texas soccer splits pair in rainy Colorado

Brittany Lamas September 16, 2013

Texas soccer split its matches in a rainy Colorado Springs, Colo., this weekend, taking home a 3-1 win over the Air Force Academiy Friday, but falling to Colorado College 2-0 on Sunday. “I’m...

Texas soccer heads to Colorado for matches against Air Force, Colorado College

Brittany Lamas September 13, 2013

Texas soccer will face off against Air Force and Colorado College this weekend in Colorado for its second road trip of the season, after sweeping two home matches in its last outings.  In its last...

Texas beats Samford, Illinois State at home this weekend

Brittany Lamas September 9, 2013

Texas soccer finally capitalized on outshooting its opponent this weekend, beating Samford 2-0 on Friday and Illinois State 2-1 on Sunday at Mike A. Myers Track and Soccer Stadium. “It’s...

Texas soccer returns to Austin, faces Samford and Illinois State

Brittany Lamas September 6, 2013

Texas women’s soccer returns home, after losing both games of a two-game road trip, to take on Samford on Friday and Illinois State on Sunday in Austin at Mike A. Meyers Track and Soccer Stadium. Senior...

Soccer unable to capitalize on chances, loses to Oregon State, Oregon

Brittany Lamas September 2, 2013

Despite creating chances and outshooting its opponents, Texas soccer managed only one goal in two games this weekend, dropping matches to both Oregon State and Oregon on the road. In its matchup with...

Matchups: Texas has edge over New Mexico State at nearly every position

Brittany Lamas August 30, 2013

Quarterbacks: Junior David Ash will be the definite starter for the first time in his career, having gone 12-6 as a starting quarterback over the last two years. Ash finished last season with 19 touchdowns,...

UT soccer travels to Oregon after tie against South Florida

Brittany Lamas August 30, 2013

Coming off a grueling double-overtime tie against South Florida, Texas soccer heads on its first road trip of the season to Oregon this weekend. There, the Longhorns will face Oregon State on Friday and...

Cross country preview

Brittany Lamas August 30, 2013

Both the Texas men’s and women’s cross country teams will kick off their 2013 seasons this weekend in Waco at the Bear Twilight Invitational. The men’s team finished second at the...


Up-tempo offense the catalyst for new, improved David Ash-led Longhorns offense

Brittany Lamas August 5, 2013

This fall, the Longhorn football team will look to junior quarterback David Ash for his experience, maturity and to lead Texas back to national championship contention in 2013 after two average seasons. “The...

Six Horns to watch this season

The Texas Sports staff sat down and compiled a list of six Longhorns to watch this season. One freshman, three sophomores, a junior and a senior made the cut of some of the Texas athletes who are each...


Transferring unrestricted for Horns

Sara Beth Purdy and Brittany Lamas July 22, 2013

Earlier this month, redshirt freshman Connor Brewer announced that he would seek a transfer from the Longhorn football program after only one season at Texas. Brewer is following in the steps of former...

Hinojosa named to USA Baseball

Brittany Lamas July 9, 2013

After playing in seven games with the USA Baseball Collegiate National team, sophomore shortstop C.J Hinojosa has been placed on the final roster and will compete in international play this month.   This...

Track and Field competes at USA Outdoor Championships

Brittany Lamas June 28, 2013

Members of both the women’s and men’s track and field teams competed in the 2013 USA Outdoor Championships last week with athletes participating in championship finals.  On the women’s...

Texas Volleyball signs three

Brittany Lamas June 19, 2013

The Longhorns signed three top recruits for the 2013 season at the start of the summer. The newcomers include setter Chloe Collins, outside hitter Pilar Victoria Lopez from Puerto Rico and middle blocker...

Diver Maren Taylor will represent America at the FINA World Championships in Spain

Brittany Lamas June 12, 2013

After a mishap at the 2011 NCAA Championships dislocated her right elbow, diver Maren Taylor opted to redshirt what would have been her third year, the 2011-12 season, to heal. Now, she has recovered,...

Texas finishes ninth at NCAA, Sogar wins 200 breaststroke title

Brittany Lamas March 25, 2013

Texas capped its season off with a ninth place finish at the NCAA Championships but landed its first individual title winner since 2001 as senior Laura Sogar won the 200-yard breaststroke. “It...

Swimming and diving head to NCAA Championship in Indianapolis

Brittany Lamas March 21, 2013

The No. 9 Longhorns will take the pool for NCAA Championship competition Thursday in Indianapolis. Texas will be represented by 10 individual swimmers, two divers and five relay teams. Texas has...

Two Longhorns secure a trip to NCAA championships

Brittany Lamas March 18, 2013

The Longhorns competed in the NCAA Zone “D” Diving Meet March 11-13 in Houston, as redshirt junior Maren Taylor and senior Shelby Cullinan qualified for the national competition. Both divers...


Texas takes home both team titles Saturday at Big 12 Championships

Rachel Wenzlaff and Brittany Lamas March 4, 2013

Both of Texas’ swimming and diving teams took home the team Big 12 championship Saturday after four days of competition. It is the men’s 17th Big 12 title and the women’s 11th.   The...

Horns sweep Wedneday’s finals and look to continue streak Thursday

Brittany Lamas February 28, 2013

The Longhorns dominated opening day of the 2013 Big 12 Championships Wednesday, sweeping the only two events and setting a new UT record for the 200 medley relay. “I just want them to race hard,...

Texas looks for 11th title as host of Big 12 Championships

Brittany Lamas February 27, 2013

The Longhorns return to Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center on Wednesday as host of the 2013 Big 12 Championships, looking to bring home their 11th Big 12 team title. Texas (4-3) will be swimming...

Texas finishes regular season with wins against Arizona, SMU

Brittany Lamas February 4, 2013

No. 10 Texas finished its regular season matchups defeating both SMU and No. 5 Arizona on Friday while taking 10 events in an unscored exhibition Saturday at Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center. The...

Longhorns look to finish the regular season with a win at home against Arizona, SMU

Brittany Lamas February 1, 2013

No. 7 Texas will host No. 6 Arizona and SMU in a dual meet competition Friday at the Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center. The teams will also complete in an unscored event Saturday. This meet is...

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