Cards grad Anciso to reunite with former coach at OLLU

Harlingen High product Daniel Anciso will be reuniting with his former high school baseball coach Bryan Aughney at Our Lady of the LakeUniversity in San Antonio.

Anciso, a 2015 Harlingen graduate, spent the last two years at BlinnJunior College in Brenham. Meanwhile, Aughney spent five seasons as the Cards’ skipper before accepting the head coaching position at OLLU earlier this summer.

“I’m excited to play for Coach Aughney again,” said Anciso. “He taught me a lot about the game when I played for him in high school.”

Anciso signed with Blinn after graduation and played two seasons for the Buccaneers. After his first season, he made a position move to third base and took on the designated hitter role along with playing catcher sparingly.

“My first year I didn’t start because I had an injury that kept me back, but I was a DH and played third base my second year,” he said. “My coach needed me to step in and play third because it was a position we needed filled at that time.

“It was a tough transition from catcher, but it’s what the team needed and I was able to play three different positions. I enjoyed my time at Blinn. It was a great experience. I played with a great group of guys and that’s something I’ll never forget.”

Anciso said he plans to continue his studies in kinesiology at OLLU, which is part of the Red River Athletic Conference. Last season the Saints went 13-12 in conference play and 23-27 overall.