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Lonestar SC & APPA Announce Partnership



Lonestar Soccer Club Partners with APPA Aguilas in City of Kyle Alliance


Kyle, TX - On Friday, May 5, 2017, Lonestar Soccer Club (LSC) and APPA Aguilas (APPA) announced a strategic alignment to expand the growth of soccer at all levels in southern Travis County and Hays County. The announcement came after extensive discussions between LSC leadership and Sonny Guadarrama, Director of APPA, and Sylvia Gallo, a founder at the grassroots level of APPA.


“Sonny is quite simply an outstanding young man. He’s known as one of the best youth players ever to compete in Central Texas. Sonny took his game to the college ranks and on to a very successful career in the professional leagues of Mexico. Following his playing days, Sonny came home and in short order developed an outstanding club in the area of Kyle and Buda, “ stated Buck Baccus, LSC President. “Given Sonny’s association with top level soccer as a youth player and his long standing relationships with a number of our staff members, it was natural for Sonny to join forces with Lonestar. We are lucky to add someone of Sonny’s caliber to our staff and believe he has unlimited potential to grow within our organization. As for his good works in the surrounding areas of Kyle and Buda, Lonestar will work tirelessly to further the game of soccer and create a growing number of opportunities for his players. Thank you Sonny!”


Recreational, Jr. Academy, and Select programs will be the main focus of the partnership. The model of shared resources will continue to build upon the solid administrative and management foundation that has put APPA on the Central Texas Map. One key resource has been the municipality support that has been evident in the area.


"The City of Kyle is incredibly pleased with the success of APPA Aguilas over the past two seasons. We are amazed at the level of participation from the community and the quality of organization that APPA has brought to Kyle, “ added Scott Sellers , City Manager for the City of Kyle. “Combining APPA with the strength, ubiquity and quality of Lonestar Soccer is an incredible victory for Kyle and for our region. We are beyond excited to witness the evolution of soccer in Kyle in such a short time frame, and look forward to working together with APPA and Lonestar with the best years still ahead of us."


Guadarrama commented: “I am truly excited to join forces with the club that saw me grow as a player, and helped me to achieve my dreams. I now look forward to helping the next generation of future soccer players in Austin together with Lonestar SC. Greater things are yet to come!”


Known as the leader in full-service youth soccer operations in Central Texas, LSC has a simple vision to bring its brand of soccer to every part of Central Texas - this includes South Austin to Kyle. The foundation laid by APPA in this geographic region acts as a springboard for this partnership to continue to grow as an integral location for soccer development.