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Yavapai Soccer Coach Receives NSCAA Letter of Commendation

Yavapai College Head Soccer Coach Michael Pantalione received the National Soccer Coaches Association of America’s Letter of Commendation at the annual convention in Philadelphia this past weekend. The award is presented to recognize an NSCAA member for unusual achievement that clearly exceeds performance requirements, expectations and contributions beneficial to the NSCAA and soccer in the United States. P ...

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Former Roughrider Re-Signs with Los Angeles Galaxy

The LA Galaxy announced Tuesday that they have re-signed Alan Gordon (Yavapai 2000, 2001), the veteran forward who won his second career MLS Cup with the club last year after a mid-season trade from San Jose. Per club and MLS policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. Gordon, 33, scored five goals and added an assist in 14 regular season appearances, and then appeared in all five of the Galaxy’s postseas ...

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Former Roughrider Returns to Major League Soccer

After a two-year stint with Wigan Athletic in England and leading that club to an Football Association title in 2013, former Yavapai College (2005, 2006) midfielder Roger Espinoza announced last week it was time to move on to the next chapter in his career. As it turns out, it was simply time to move back to the place where his professional story began — Kansas City. Sporting Kansas City announced today it ...

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Two Roughriders Named to Prestigious All-American Soccer Team

Two Yavapai College soccer players were named to the prestigious 2014 National Soccer Coaches Association of America/Continental Tire Junior College Division One Men’s All-America team. Freshmen Niall Logue and Jason Romero becomes the 55th and 56th Yavapai College soccer All-Americans. Logue, who anchored a defense that recorded 15 clean sheets in 23 matches, was named to the first team. Romero, a second t ...

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Five Roughriders Named to All-West Soccer Team

Five Yavapai College soccer players were named to the 2014 National Soccer Coaches Association of America/Continental Tire Junior College Division One Men’s All-West team. They include freshmen defenders Niall Logue and Hugo Gutierrez both of whom started and played in all 23 matches while anchoring a defense which featured 15 clean sheets. Freshmen attackers Jason Romero (22 goals, 17 assists) and Guillerm ...

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Niall Logue Named Yavapai’s 55th All-American

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 freshmen Niall Logue received second team honors. Logue anchored the Roughriders defense which recorded 15 shutouts (a conference record 14 clean sheets) while tying a team record in the process with the least goals against for one season (9). Yav ...

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Soccer Alumni Success Stories

Former Roughrider Called up to Iraq National Team The Columbus Crew today announced that midfielder Justin Meram (Yavapai College 2007, 2008) is set to become the first player in Major League Soccer history to earn an international call-up with the Iraq National Team. The Crew winger is set to depart today from New England to Saudi Arabia as Iraq is slated to play in the 2014 Gulf Cup of Nations. On Head Co ...

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Former Roughrider Leads NAU Women’s Soccer Team to Big Sky Conference Title

Andre Luciano, former Yavapai College goalkeeper (1989, 1990) and current women’s soccer coach at Northern Arizona University, directed his Lady Lumberjack squad to a 2-1 victory over Idaho State University for the 2014 Big Sky Conference Championship in Missoula, Montana today. Now in his 14th season in Flagstaff, his team will receive the Big sky’s automatic invitation to the NCAA Women’s College Cup. Luc ...

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A Look Back as the National Tournament Comes to Yavapai, Nov. 18-23

The 2014 NJCAA National Tournament will be hosted by Yavapai College, the City of Prescott and the Town of Prescott Valley, November 18-23. Go to www.soccer 2014.yc.edu for up to the minute details pertaining to this year’s tournament. The following is NJCAA Men’s Division One Soccer at a Glance Since 1989: National Tournament Appearances Yavapai.............................................................. ...

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Surprise End to Yavapai Soccer Season

The Roughrider soccer was upset in the NJCAA Region I Playoffs Thursday night at Ken Lindley Field by Phoenix College, 2-1 in overtime. Yavapai’s season concludes with a 20-1-2 overall record and 18-0-2 conference record. Phoenix drew first blood late in the first half taking a 1-0 lead into halftime. The score remained the same until Daniel Kelly found the net with 2:35 remaining in the game. Regulation en ...

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