2 Roughriders Named to Coaches Association All-America Team
Two Yavapai College soccer players were named to the 2017 United Soccer Coaches Junior College Division One Men’s All-America Team. They include freshmen attackers Jose Perez Flores (McMinnville, Oregon) and sophomore defender Ricardo Nunez-Arellano (North Las Vegas, Nevada). Perez Flores was the only freshmen in the country named to the first-team. Nunez-Arellano received second team honors. They become the 60th and 61st All-Americans in Yavapai College soccer history.
This past season, the Roughriders won conference, region and district titles, enroute to their 21st appearance in the NJCAA National Tournament. Yavapai finished third in the country with a 23-3-3 overall record, their 19th Final Four finish and 21st plus 20-win season. The Roughriders broke a 24-year old national scoring record with 145 goals scored in one season. Entering their 30th season of intercollegiate soccer in 2018, Yavapai College has an all-time record of 615-57-30, capturing 77 championships (conference, region, district, national) including seven national titles.
Founded in 1941 and based in Kansas City, Missouri, the United Soccer Coaches (formerly the National Soccer Coaches Association of America) has grown into the world’s largest soccer coaches’ organization. The next annual national convention will take place in Philadelphia, January 13-17, 2018.