YC Soccer In Top Five
The National Junior College Athletic Association has released the 2012 preseasonrankings for Division I men’s soccer and Yavapai College finds themselves in the 5th position. Since 1990, the Roughriders have been ranked in every weekly poll holding the #1 position 75 times.
Since 1990, Yavapai has captured seven national championships. Mercer County Community College (NJ) has won the title four times; Tyler Junior College (TX) has won twice; and seven schools have held the cup once.
Head Coach Mike Pantalione’s squad enters the season four wins shy of the 500 win milestone (496-40-18 all-time). YC opens the 2012 season on August 23rd at Scottsdale Community College and their home opener will be on Saturday, August 25th against Phoenix College at Mountain Valley Park in Prescott Valley.