San Antonio – St. Mary’s University men’s soccer coach Que Willis announced on Thursday the signing of three student-athletes to national letters of intent to join the Rattlers for the 2009 season. Corpus Christi native Patrick Kasperitis Jr., San Antonio native Adam Muro and Trophy Club native Aaron Stares were signed to NLI’s.

Kasperitis (6’0″, Fr., Corpus Christi) was a three-time All-District 30-4A pick as a goalkeeper for coach Bob Chapman at Flour Bluff High School. As a junior he was named District 30-4A Defensive Player of the Year, first team All-South Texas and first team TASCO Region IV All-Region. As a sophomore he was named District 30-4A Newcomer of the Year and All-South Texas Newcomer of the Year. He helped lead FBHS to a pair of district championships, a regional quarterfinalist appearance and an area finalist berth. Off the field he was a member of the National Honor Society and the Spanish Honor Society. He is undecided on an academic major.

Muro (6’4″, Fr., San Antonio) was a standout midfielder for coach Alex Zertucke at Robert E. Lee High School. He also was a member of the basketball team. Off the field he was a member of the National Honor Society and graduated Summa Cum Laude. He plans to major in Computer Engineering.

Stares (6’0″, Fr., Trophy Club) earned three letters for coach Joey Rodriguez as a midfielder at Northwest High School. He was team captain for two years. Stares graduated as the all-time goals scorer in school history. He was also a member of the FC Dallas Academy Reserve Team. Off the field he was named History Student of the Year at NHS. He plans to major in exercise and sports science.

St. Mary’s finished the 2008 season with a 5-11-1 overall record and a 2-7-1 mark in Heartland Conference play. Kyle Farrell (Jr., Edmond, Okla.), Sean Strater (So., Carrollton) and Adam Villanueva (Jr., DeSoto) were all named All-Heartland Conference in 2008.

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