Gldn Gol

Annalorena Rodriguez, Antonio Encarnacion, Russell Shaw and Sharon Shaw recently opened Gldn Gol, a local store for soccer equipment.

While leading the respective Lufkin soccer programs, Antonio Encarnacion and Russell Shaw would spend time on the bus sharing conversations on how to spread the game of soccer across East Texas.

Shaw has done his part by leading the Panthers to their only state title on the soccer field, while Encarnacion has led a successful girls’ program with several of those players earning college scholarships.

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