In 2019, Austin Football Club became the city’s first major league sports team. St. Edward’s University students and alumni are working behind the scenes — and out in the community — to make it an integral part of the capital city’s culture.
With Mexico City roots, Alfredo Naim '07 found an international community at St. Edward's that emboldened him to highlight and connect the overlooked audience in Austin ready for fútbol in the city.
First-generation student, Emely Alvarado '21, utilizes campus connections, dual language skills, and communication learnings to find her place at Austin FC.
By Carson Vaughan
Photography by Chelsea Purgahn