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Volleyball Team Gets in the Holiday Spirit with Community Service

On Monday the Yavapai Volleyball team joined with Project Christmas Child to prepare packages that will be sent to children all over the world. Operation Christmas Child is part of an international relief organization called Samaritan's Purse which was founded by Franklin Graham. Ruthie Claybaugh of Prescott is the leader of the local division of Operation Christmas Child. Ruthie along with some help from f ...

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Volleyball Adds 2 for 2017 With NLI Signings

Yavapai College Volleyball and Head Coach Zach Shaver are excited to announce the addition of 2 new Roughriders who will join the squad in 2017. Both Nynke de Vries and Audrey Rees signed a National Letter of Intent finalizing their commitment to Yavapai College. Nynke de Vries is a 5'10 outside hitter from Urmond, Netherlands where she won multiple championships in the Dutch National League - 2nd division. ...

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Volleyball Drops a Close Battle to Eastern Arizona

The Wednesday night volleyball match between Yavapai and Eastern Arizona College was a battle from start to finish. The two teams traded sets throughout the match. Unfortunately for the Roughriders the Gila Monsters won 3 of the 5 sets . The final scores were 21-25, 25-12, 18-25, 27-25, 11-15. In the previous three meetings between the two squads the Rouriders were 3-0 including two 5 set victories on Easte ...

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Three Roughriders Earn All-ACCAC Honors

At the completion of the 2016 regular season the ACCAC volleyball coaches met to determine which players deserved All-Conference accolades. The top 18 players were selected to either the 1st Team, 2nd Team, or Honorable Mention. After helping Yavapai to a 3rd place finish (11-5) 3 of the Roughriders were selected All-ACCAC teams. 2016 is the first time since 1995 that 2 Roughriders were selected to the 1st ...

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Volleyball’s 10 Match Win Streak Snapped by Arizona Western

Unfortunately on Wednesday evening the Roughriders were unable to extend their winning streak to 11 matches as they fell to the Lady Matadors 0-3. The loss drops the team's ACCAC record to 11-5 which is good enough for a 3rd place finish in the conference. The team's overall record is now 18-10. In the 1st set Arizona Western came out with their offense firing on all cylinders and Yavapai struggled because ...

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Volleyball Makes it 10 in a Row with Shutout of Central Arizona

For the second time in less than 24 hours the Roughriders beat the Vaqueras 3-0. The Saturday afternoon match up finished with scores of 25-21, 25-18, 25-10. Freshman middle blocker Maddie McKeown turned in her best performance of the year 4 kills on 5 attempts for a hitting percentage that led the team (.800). Sophomore outside hitter Iva Alebic gathered the most kills (10) despite not playing the whole ma ...

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Volleyball Wins 3-0 on Sophomore Night

After honoring the 2016 sophomores Yavapai took on Central Arizona College and improved their conference record to 10-4 (17-9 overall) by winning 25-21, 25-11, 29-27. The victory is the 9th consecutive for the Roughriders. Sophomores Iva Alebic and Jordan Tilley led the team to victory. Alebic was the only Roughrider with double digit kills (13) and Tilley led the squad in hitting percentage at.833 (5 kills ...

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Roughriders Survive a Battle With the Bears

On Yavapai College "Staff Appreciation" night the Roughriders gave the crowd all the volleyball possible. After a solid performance in set 1 (25-18) the Roughriders struggled in the next 2 sets losing by scores of 22-25 and 20-25. However, with their backs against the wall the squad started set 4 with a bang and jumped out to a 6-0 lead and never looked back finishing the set 25-15. Lately Yavapai has perfo ...

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Iva Alebic Earns Volleyball Player of the Week Honors

On Monday, after leading the Roughriders to victories on Wednesday (Pima CC) and Friday (South Mountain CC) sophomore outside hitter Iva Alebic was named ACCAC DI Player of the Week. On Wednesday Iva helped lead the Roughriders to their 6th consecutive win with a 3-1 victory over the Aztecs. Alebic was tops on the team offensively with 22 kills and in points scored as she contributed 23 total points. She al ...

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Volleyball Battles Back From Down 0-2 on the Road to Win 7th Consecutive

The Roughriders got off to a slow start at South Mountain CC on Friday night. Early in set 1 they found themselves down 8-3 after an 8-0 point run by the Cougars. In the middle of set 1 Yavapai started to find some offensive rhythm but fell 2 points short of the victory as they lost 23-25 behind a team hitting percentage of .174. Set 2 was not any better as Yavapai could only muster 7 kills to go along with ...

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