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Athletic Director’s Honor Roll Includes 43 Roughriders

The Roughrider athletes enjoyed a successful spring season on the field and in the classroom. Forty-three YC student-athletes were named to the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll, those achieving a 3.0 or higher grade point average (see list below). For twenty-seven of those athletes, this is the second consecutive semester making the list. Four student-athletes have been named to the list for 3 of their 4 seme ...

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Roughriders Ink the Final Two For Their 2017 Freshman Class

The 2017 freshmen class for Yavapai Volleyball has grown to 6. Recently the Roughriders signed 5'11" middle blocker Makenna Busse and 5'9" outside hitter Emma Moody. The pair will join Nynke DeVries (OH-Netherlands), Kanani Hiapo (S-Gilbert, AZ), Victoria McCarty (L-Phoenix, AZ), and Raymi Hernandez (S-Flagstaff, AZ) to complete the 2017 freshmen class. Head Coach Zach Shaver said "This is a very talented g ...

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Three Roughrider Sophomores Will Continue Their Collegiate Volleyball Careers

On Friday the Roughriders held their sophomore National Letter of Intent signing day. Setter Jordan Tilley (#1), Right Side Hitter Kassidy Pomeroy (#13), and Outside Hitter Iva Alebic (#16) all signed a NLI finalizing their commitment to compete and study at a 4 year institution. These three sophomores were members of the 2015 team which won the program's first ever District Championship and finished tied f ...

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Roughriders Volunteer for Read Across America

On Thursday March 2nd the National Education Association celebrated Dr. Seuss's birthday with the Read Across America initiative. NEA's Read Across America is an annual reading motivation and awareness program that calls for every child in every community to celebrate reading on March 2nd, the birthday of children's author Dr. Seuss. In May 1997, a small reading task force at NEA came up with a big idea. "L ...

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Volleyball Announces Hiring of Jennifer Van Vleet as Assistant Coach

Head Coach Zach Shaver is pleased to announce the hiring of Jennifer Van Vleet as the new assistant coach for Yavapai Volleyball. "After an extensive national search, Jennifer stood a step above all the other candidates," stated Coach Shaver. Van Vleet comes to Yavapai after spending the last year as the Assistant Volleyball Coach at her alma mater, University of Northwestern Ohio. Jennifer has also served ...

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Volleyball Signs Standout Setter Kanani Hiapo

The Roughrider Volleyball team has announced the signing of Kanani (Nani) Hiapo to a National Letter of Intent for 2017. Kanani is a 5'6" setter from Gilbert, AZ. She is an accomplished setter who has started for Molten Volleyball Club where she was coached by her mother Vanese Hiapo, Camp Verde High School and Highland High School where she was coached by her father Brian Hiapo earning 4 Varsity Letters. H ...

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Yavapai Athletics Mourns the Loss of Former Coach

The Yavapai College Athletic Department is sorry to report that former Volleyball head coach and Athletic Director Dalton Overstreet has passed away. Dalton was the head coach from 1993-2001. He led the team to 3 consecutive ACCAC Championships; 1994, 1995, 1996. He had an overall record of 213-137 and was named the ACCAC Coach of the Year in 1995. Dalton was the athletic director for the Roughriders from 1 ...

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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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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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