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Yavapai Soccer Coach Recipient of Prestigious National Award

Yavapai College Head Soccer Coach Michael Pantalione has been named as the recipient of the prestigious National Soccer Coaches Association of America Bill Jeffrey Award. This marks the first time a junior college coach has been selected to receive this award. He will be honored at the NSCAA Awards Banquet, which will take place in Baltimore, Maryland, on January 15. The Bill Jeffrey Award recognizing long- ...

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Justin Meram Scores Fastest Goal in MLS Playoff History

Well that didn't take long. After just nine seconds, former Yavapai College soccer player, Justin Meram, opened the scoring for Columbus Crew SC against the New York Red Bulls in a 2-0 Eastern Conference Championship win. The goal was the fastest in Audi MLS Cup Playoff history. Meram led the Roughriders to consecutive national championships in 2007 and 2008. In his All-American and NJCAA Hall of Fame caree ...

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Yavapai Loses a Close Battle with Northern Idaho

On day 2 of the NJCAA DI National Championship Tournament the Roughriders came out strong winning the first set 25-21. Unfortunately they dropped the next 3 sets to a solid Northern Idaho squad 23-25, 20-25, 20-25. Northern Idaho was more efficient attacking with a ,130 hitting percentage compared to Yavapai's .074. All other statistical categories were virtually identical. Defensively Yavapai had 60 digs a ...

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Roughriders Fall to #2 Western Nebraska at National Tournament

In the first ever match for Yavapai Volleyball at the National Championship Tournament they ran into the #2 ranked Western Nebraska squad which has their sights set on a 3rd National title. Yavapai lost by scores of 13-25, 13-25, 20-25. The Roughriders could only muster a .011 hitting percentage compared to their opponent's .351. Freshman outside hitter Iva Alebic led the Roughriders in both kills (11) and ...

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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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Coach Pantalione Featured in NJCAA Publication

The Yavapai College Hall of Fame Soccer Coach, Mike Pantalione is featured in the latest edition of the NJCAA JUCO Review. Pantalione has led the Roughrider soccer program since its inception 27 years ago. He boasts a 574-50-27 record and has won a total of 73 Championships (conference, region, district and national) including 7 NJCAA National Titles. However, as stated in the article, Pantalione gives all ...

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Former Roughrider Standout Kole Calhoun Wins MLB Gold Glove

Major League Baseball announced the recipients of the 2015 Golden Glove Awards on Tuesday recognizing the best defensive players at each position as voted on by the managers and coaches. For the first time, a former Yavapai College Roughrider has received the honor. Los Angeles Angels rightfielder Kole Calhoun was named the recipient for his outstanding defensive play throughout the season. For the 2015 sea ...

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Volleyball Wins First Ever District Championship

On Friday night in a packed Walraven Gym the Roughriders swept Seminole State (OK) 3-0 to win the Region 1 / District C Championship. Yavapai completed the victory by scores of 25-15, 25-20, 25-12. The win marks the first District Championship and birth to the NJCAA DI National Championship in program history. Yavapai will take their 22-6 record to Casper, WY for the National Championship Tournament which i ...

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Roughriders Sign Parker HS Standout

On Thursday just before her #1 ranked Parker High School started their quest for an Arizona DIII State Championship standout senior Jailynn Butler signed her National Letter Intent committing to Yavapai College. Butler is a 5'7" outside hitter from Parker, AZ who also plays for Colorado River Volleyball Club. During her four years as a Bronc she has achieved numerous athletic and academic accolades. During ...

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Volleyball Inks 2 Arizona Standouts on Signing Day

Sunday November 1st was the initial signing day for NJCAA DI volleyball. Roughrider head coach Zach Shaver is excited to announce the signing of 2 outstanding Arizona recruits, Lauren Ulibarri and Baylie Stephens. Lauren Ulibarri is 5'4" libero from Flagstaff, AZ. Lauren has played at a high level throughout her prep career at Flagstaff High School under the direction of head coach Beth Haglin. Ulibarri als ...

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