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Roughrider Named to the NJCAA All-America Soccer Team

The National Junior College Athletic Association announced their Men’s Division One All-America Soccer Team today from their Colorado Springs office and Yavapai’s sophomore Jacob Malach received first team honors. Malach captained the 2016 squad while anchoring the Roughrider defense. The sophomore from Boise, Idaho started all 22 matches while leading Yavapai College to their 26th conference title and an a ...

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Volleyball Team Gets in the Holiday Spirit with Community Service

On Monday the Yavapai Volleyball team joined with Project Christmas Child to prepare packages that will be sent to children all over the world. Operation Christmas Child is part of an international relief organization called Samaritan's Purse which was founded by Franklin Graham. Ruthie Claybaugh of Prescott is the leader of the local division of Operation Christmas Child. Ruthie along with some help from f ...

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Volleyball Adds 2 for 2017 With NLI Signings

Yavapai College Volleyball and Head Coach Zach Shaver are excited to announce the addition of 2 new Roughriders who will join the squad in 2017. Both Nynke de Vries and Audrey Rees signed a National Letter of Intent finalizing their commitment to Yavapai College. Nynke de Vries is a 5'10 outside hitter from Urmond, Netherlands where she won multiple championships in the Dutch National League - 2nd division. ...

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November 18 – Today in Roughrider History

On this date in 1990, and in only their 39th match in the program’s history, Yavapai College defeated Passaic County (NJ) 2-1 in the second sudden death overtime period to capture their first of seven national championships. Kobah Washington (second half tying goal) and Kurt Funkhouser (game winner) scored for the Roughriders. Edson Rico assisted on both goals in a game that put Yavapai soccer on the nation ...

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Calhoun Named MVP

Former Roughrider baseball player and current Los Angeles Dodger prospect, Willie Calhoun was named the 2015 AFL (Arizona Fall League) Fall Stars Game held on November 5th at Surprise Stadium in Surprise, Arizona. Calhoun was 3 for 3 with a home run and two runs batted in. During the 2016 season, Calhoun hit 27 home runs and 25 doubles and had a slugging percentage of .469. While at Yavapai, Calhoun led the ...

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Former Roughrider Soccer Great Rejoins USA National Team

U.S. Men’s National Team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann has added Alan Gordon to the training camp roster for Friday’s USA-Mexico match. The Los Angeles Galaxy forward and former Yavapai College Roughrider (2000, 2001) has made two appearances for the United States. He delivered the assist on the 90th minute game-winner by Eddie Johnson in the MNT’s 2-1 World Cup Qualifying victory at Antigua & Barbuda in Octo ...

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Yavapai Soccer Falls to Trinidad State In District Playoff

The Roughrider soccer team lost to Trinidad State Junior College, 3-1 in the NJCAA West District Playoffs Friday afternoon in Cheyenne, Wyoming. YC concludes the regular season with an 18-4-0 overall record. The Trojans from Colorado (17-4-0) will move on to the NJCAA National Tournament in Tyler, Texas as West District champions. Scoring Summary 23rd minute – Trinidad State 64th minute – Trinidad State 66t ...

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Volleyball Drops a Close Battle to Eastern Arizona

The Wednesday night volleyball match between Yavapai and Eastern Arizona College was a battle from start to finish. The two teams traded sets throughout the match. Unfortunately for the Roughriders the Gila Monsters won 3 of the 5 sets . The final scores were 21-25, 25-12, 18-25, 27-25, 11-15. In the previous three meetings between the two squads the Rouriders were 3-0 including two 5 set victories on Easte ...

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Three Roughriders Earn All-ACCAC Honors

At the completion of the 2016 regular season the ACCAC volleyball coaches met to determine which players deserved All-Conference accolades. The top 18 players were selected to either the 1st Team, 2nd Team, or Honorable Mention. After helping Yavapai to a 3rd place finish (11-5) 3 of the Roughriders were selected All-ACCAC teams. 2016 is the first time since 1995 that 2 Roughriders were selected to the 1st ...

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Roughriders suffers only 15th home defeat in 28 years

The Roughrider soccer team’s 2016 season came to an abrupt end with a 3-0 defeat to Phoenix College in an NJCAA Region I Playoff match at Ken Lindley Field Thursday night. The Bears scored in the 37th, 48th and 83rd minute of the match. The ACCAC conference champion Yavapai College finishes the season at 18-3-0 while Phoenix improves to 12-9-1. This marks only the 15th home defeat in Yavapai's storied 28-ye ...

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