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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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Volleyball Strengthens 2016 Freshmen Class by Signing Prescott HS Badger

After completing a stellar prep career at Prescott High School Bailey Anderson made her college choice on Monday. She decided to stay close to home by signing with Yavapai College and join the Roughriders fresh off their District C Championship. Bailey is a 5'11" right side hitter from Prescott, AZ who played 2 years of varsity volleyball for the Badgers and head coach Shellie Bowman. Anderson also competed ...

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Iva Alebic is 1st Yavapai Volleyball All-American in 5 Years

[raw][/raw] When the NJCAA announced the 2015 Volleyball All-Americans on Thursday Yavapai learned that freshman outside hitter Iva Alebic was the first Roughrider All-American since Haley Shackelford in 2010. Iva's outstanding freshman season landed her on the NJCAA 2nd Team All-American making her 1 of the top 24 players in the country. She is only the 5th Roughrider to earn All-American honors in volleyb ...

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Roughrider Volleyball Coach Honored by NJCAA and AVCA

In his third year as head coach of the Yavapai College Volleyball, Zach Shaver was selected by both the NJCAA (National Junior College Athletic Association) and the AVCA (American Volleyball Coaches Association) for awards after a record setting 2015 season. The NJCAA selected Shaver as the District C Coach of the Year. The Roughriders won the District C Championship for the first time in program history wi ...

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Yavapai Loses a Close Battle with Northern Idaho

On day 2 of the NJCAA DI National Championship Tournament the Roughriders came out strong winning the first set 25-21. Unfortunately they dropped the next 3 sets to a solid Northern Idaho squad 23-25, 20-25, 20-25. Northern Idaho was more efficient attacking with a ,130 hitting percentage compared to Yavapai's .074. All other statistical categories were virtually identical. Defensively Yavapai had 60 digs a ...

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Roughriders Fall to #2 Western Nebraska at National Tournament

In the first ever match for Yavapai Volleyball at the National Championship Tournament they ran into the #2 ranked Western Nebraska squad which has their sights set on a 3rd National title. Yavapai lost by scores of 13-25, 13-25, 20-25. The Roughriders could only muster a .011 hitting percentage compared to their opponent's .351. Freshman outside hitter Iva Alebic led the Roughriders in both kills (11) and ...

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Volleyball Wins First Ever District Championship

On Friday night in a packed Walraven Gym the Roughriders swept Seminole State (OK) 3-0 to win the Region 1 / District C Championship. Yavapai completed the victory by scores of 25-15, 25-20, 25-12. The win marks the first District Championship and birth to the NJCAA DI National Championship in program history. Yavapai will take their 22-6 record to Casper, WY for the National Championship Tournament which i ...

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Roughriders Sign Parker HS Standout

On Thursday just before her #1 ranked Parker High School started their quest for an Arizona DIII State Championship standout senior Jailynn Butler signed her National Letter Intent committing to Yavapai College. Butler is a 5'7" outside hitter from Parker, AZ who also plays for Colorado River Volleyball Club. During her four years as a Bronc she has achieved numerous athletic and academic accolades. During ...

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Volleyball Inks 2 Arizona Standouts on Signing Day

Sunday November 1st was the initial signing day for NJCAA DI volleyball. Roughrider head coach Zach Shaver is excited to announce the signing of 2 outstanding Arizona recruits, Lauren Ulibarri and Baylie Stephens. Lauren Ulibarri is 5'4" libero from Flagstaff, AZ. Lauren has played at a high level throughout her prep career at Flagstaff High School under the direction of head coach Beth Haglin. Ulibarri als ...

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3 Roughriders Named to All-ACCAC Teams

At the conclusion of the 2015 ACCAC season, the head coaches met in Glendale and the first item on the agenda was to select the All-ACCAC and Region 1 teams. Yavapai, who finished their conference schedule in 2nd place with a record of 14-2, placed 3 players on the All-ACCAC teams and 2 on the All-Region 1 team. Freshman outside hitter Iva Alebic was named to the All-ACCAC 1st team. In conference, Iva playe ...

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