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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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Soccer Earns 25th ACCAC Title with Win Over Phoenix

The Roughrider soccer team completed a phenomenal week of soccer in capturing their 25th ACCAC title with a 2-0 victory over Phoenix College in Phoenix. The week began last Saturday with a 6-2 victory over Pima Community College and then 3 consecutive road games in 3 consecutive days over Chandler-Gilbert Community College, Glendale Community College and Phoenix College. Scoring Summary 47th minute – Reece ...

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Roughriders Outlast Glendale 2-1

The #3 ranked Roughrider soccer won a hard-fought match Friday afternoon 2-1 over Glendale Community College in Glendale. Yavapai improves to 18-2-1 on the year and 16-2-1 in the ACCAC. Glendale, who is fighting for that 6th and final playoff spot, falls to 8-10-1. Scoring Summary 5th minute – Memo Diaz assisted by Niall Logue 57th minute – Glendale 68th minute – Memo Diaz assisted by Ather Dawood The victo ...

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Roughriders Win Close Road Battle 1-0

In the first of three consecutive road games in three consecutive days, Yavapai College defeated Chandler-Gilbert Community College 1-0 in Chandler Thursday night. The Roughriders improve their overall record to 17-2-1 and their conference mark to 15-2-1. Chandler-Gilbert falls to 11-8-1. After a scoreless first half, Miles McRae scored the lone goal in the 57th minute on a helper from Reece Weldon. The shu ...

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Roughriders Score 4 Goals in 12 Minutes

In a battle of top 10 teams, Yavapai College defeated Pima Community College 6-2 Saturday night in Prescott Valley. The victory marks the 58th win over the Aztecs, the most against any one team. YC improves to 16-2-1 overall and 14-2-1 in ACCAC action. Pima falls to 13-2-2 on the year. Scoring Summary 6th minute – Hugo Gutierrez assisted by Reece Weldon 13th minute – Reece Weldon unassisted 16th minute – Hu ...

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