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Former Roughrider Named Head Women’s Soccer Coach at Paradise Valley

Former Yavapai College goalkeeper and volunteer coach, Ivan Dizdar, has been named the Head Women’s Soccer Coach for the defending NJCAA National Champions, Paradise Valley Community College. Last season, Dizdar was a volunteer assistant coach for the Yavapai College men’s team. The former goalkeeper was a key member of Yavapai’s back to back NJCAA National Championship teams in 2007 and 2008. Dizdar clean ...

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Fall 2016 Athletic Honor Roll Announced

In the Fall semester, the Roughider athletic department had 37 Student-Athletes achieve the honor of being named to the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll, earning a 3.0 or higher. Four student-athletes earned a 4.0. Athletic Director’s Honor Roll 2016 Fall (3.0 or higher) * Bailey Anderson (Volleyball) * Hannah Semon (Volleyball) * Baylie Stephens (Volleyball) * Lauren Ulibari (Volleyball) Dylan Enwiller (Base ...

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Roughrider Named to Scholar All-America Soccer Team

Jacob Malach of the Yavapai College soccer team was named to the 2016 National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Junior College Men’s Scholar All-America team. The sophomore defender from Boise, Idaho will be honored at the NSCAA All-American Luncheon on Saturday, January 14, 2017 in Los Angeles. Malach started all 22 matches while leading Yavapai College to their 26th conference title and an ap ...

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Four Roughriders Named to NSCAA All-West Team

Four Yavapai College soccer players were named to the 2016 National Soccer Coaches Association of America Junior College Division One Men’s All-West Team. They include sophomore defenders Jacob Malach (Boise, Idaho) and Juan Ramirez (Aloha, Oregon) along with freshmen attackers John Scearce (Phoenix, Arizona) and Carlo Quesada (Las Vegas, Nevada). Malach and Ramirez, co-captains of the 2016 team, anchored t ...

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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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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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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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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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Five Soccer Players Named to All-Region Team

Five Yavapai College soccer players were named to the 2016 NJCAA All-Region Team. Sophomore defenders Jacob Malach (Boise, Idaho) and Juan Ramirez (Aloha, Oregon) were selected to the first team along with freshmen forward Carlo Quesada (Las Vegas, Nevada). Second team all-region selections included a pair of Roughrider freshmen players from Phoenix, Arizona—midfielder John Scearce and defender John Kanner. ...

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