Ayala High School graduate and University of Texas soccer player Kylie Doniak is showing signs of improvement after being critically injured in a hit-and-run by a suspected drunk driver in downtown Austin early the morning of Feb. 3. Among her injuries are a broken leg, broken ribs and a broken collar bone but it is swelling in her brain that is the largest concern, according to a website maintained by the Doniak family. The 22-year-old has opened her eyes and moved her fingers, multiple outlets are reporting.
For updates on Doniak’s condition from her family or to donate to a fund that has been created for her, click here. Doniak was the leading scorer on the Texas soccer team in 2009 and 2010 before playing her final season this year. Her older sister Alyssa played soccer at UC Santa Barbara. Her younger sister Makenzy, a senior at Ayala, is the reigning Inland Valley Player of the Year and will play at Virginia next season.
Nicholas Colunga, 22, was arrested on one count of intoxication assault and two counts of failure to stop and render aid. He was chased down by Sisto Perez, 47, who followed on a motorcycle until Colunga crashed, exited his vehicle and was tied up with a belt until police arrived.