Saturday, August 24, 2019
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20190520 SHSSigningAfter playing soccer together all throughout high school, three Sharyland High School seniors will continue playing together at the collegiate level.

Gabriel Tamez, Alejandro Castello, and Alberto Martinez signed letters of intent Monday in a triple signing ceremony to participate in Men’s Soccer for the University of Houston-Victoria, an NAIA Division I university. The Jaguars compete in the Red River Athletic Conference.

Tamez is a 3-year letter winner and starter in soccer. He was the 31-5A Newcomer of the Year in 2017, 31-5A Goalie of the Year in 2018, and was recently honored as a TASCO Academic All-State recipient in 2019.

Tamez said he plans to major in finance at UH-Victoria, and credits Sharyland high School for preparing him to compete in college.

“Sharyland is the top athletic school in the Valley because it taught all of us to compete and always play at the top of our game,” Tamez said. “I’m excited to further my academic and athletic career throughout college, it’s just a very exciting time.”

Costello is a 2-year letter winner and starter in soccer.

He was the 31-5A Newcomer of the Year in 2018, 31-5A Defensive Player of the Year in 2019 and is a TASCO 1st Team All-State honoree in 2019.

He plans to major in finance at UH-Victoria. He said he is looking forward to continuing to play with his teammates.

“We’ve been playing together for 10 years, it gives us confidence being together,” Costello explained. “It’s a lot of chemistry, our friendship goes past the field. We grew up together and when we came to high school and played it became stronger. We support each other.”

Martinez is a 4-year letter winner and starter in soccer. He is a 2-time 1st Team All District honoree in 31-5A and is the 31-5A Most Valuable Player in 2019. He plans to study international business in college.

“Sharyland High School prepares you to be at your top form and competing with my teammates in college makes it that much better,” Martinez said. “Going here prepared us all to compete at UH-Victoria.”

All three student athletes played a key role in this years’ District, Bi-District and Area Championships that the Sharyland High School boys soccer team won this season. All three have also excelled in the classroom and are great examples of what a student athlete should be, Sharyland High School Athletic Coordinator Ron Adame said.

“They’ve been a key part to our success at school and in the soccer program,” Adame said. “We anticipate having the same type of success academically and athletically in school.”