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Former Roughrider Entering His 13th MLS Season

The Los Angeles Galaxy have re-signed free-agent forward Alan Gordon, the club announced today. Gordon, a 12-year veteran in Major League Soccer made 29 appearances during the 2015 MLS season, while scoring 10 goals. He notched three game-winning MLS goals, only behind team MVP Robbie Keane, who recorded five. Gordon also played a crucial part in the 2015-16 CONCACAF Champions League, scoring four goals in ...

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Fall 2015 Athletic Director Honor Roll Announced

The Yavapai College Student-Athletes had another successful effort in the classroom this past Fall semester. Forty-four student-athletes were recognized as members of the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll honoring those student-athletes that received a grade point average of a 3.0 or higher for the Fall semester. Moreover, thirteen of those student-athletes achieved a perfect GPA of 4.0. Yavapai College Roughr ...

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Five Roughriders Named to NSCAA All-West Soccer Team

Five Yavapai College soccer players were named to the 2015 National Soccer Coaches Association of America Junior College Division One Men’s All-West team. They include sophomore defenders Niall Logue (1 goal, 2 assists) and Hugo Gutierrez (8 goals, 4 assists); sophomore attackers Reece Weldon (25 goals, 13 assists) and Guillermo Diaz (10 goals, 6 assists) along with sophomore goalkeeper Greg Patenaude (0.91 ...

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Two Roughriders 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 Niall Logue received first team honors. Logue anchored the Roughriders defense which recorded 10 shutouts and a 0.94 goals against average. Sophomore forward Reece Weldon, posted a team high 25 goals, 13 assists for 63 points, was named ...

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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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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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Roughriders Upset in Post Season

The Roughrider soccer team lost to Phoenix College 2-0 Wednseday night in the Region I playoff in Prescott Valley. Phoenix scored goals in the 68th and 88th minute. Yavapai outshot the Bears 25-10, had numerous opportunities in the goal area, but could not find the back of the net. This marked the first time Yavapai was held scoreless in 2015. Yavapai concludes the 2015 season with a 19-3-1 overall record. ...

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Four Roughriders Named to Soccer All-Region Team

Four Yavapai College soccer players were named to the 2015 NJCAA All-Region Team. Defender Niall Logue and forward Reece Weldon were selected to the first team while midfielders Guillermo Diaz and Hugo Gutierrez were announced to the second team. Logue anchored the Roughrider defense that recorded ten shutouts en route to a 19-2-1 overall record. Weldon led the region in goals scored (25) assists (13) and p ...

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