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Volleyball Earns a Win Over Sheridan

Yavapai improved their season record to 1 - 2 with their first win of the season over Sheridan College (CO). The Roughriders won the first set in extra points 27-25. It was a back and forth battle with Yavapai playing consistently through out the set. Sheridan College came out playing their best in set 2 and won by the score of 21-25. Yavapai then turned the table and won set 3 by the same score (25-21) and ...

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Volleyball Stumbles In Season Opener at Mesa

The Yavapai Volleyball team opened the 2016 season on the road at Mesa CC and did not return to Prescott with a win. The match went the distance with Yavapai losing 2-3 by scores of 25-19, 19-25, 21-25, 25-16, 10-15. Cumulative for the match the Roughrider statistics were solid with the team hitting percentage at .190, 17.6 digs per set, 5 service aces to 7 service errors but those stats do not tell the who ...

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2016 Volleyball Season Preview

In 2015 Yavapai Volleyball earned their first ever District Championship and National Championship Tournament appearance. In 2016 the Roughriders will look to accomplish even more as they start the season ranked #20 in the NJCAA Pre-Season Poll. According to head coach Zach Shaver, "The team has set some lofty goals and they have been working tirelessly throughout the pre-season to prepare for the task at h ...

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17 Roughriders Earn NJCAA Academic Awards

The NJCAA announced the 2015-16 Academic Student-Athlete Awards and Yavapai College has 17 student-athletes earn the honor for their efforts in the classroom. Below is a listing of the three NJCAA Academic Student-Athlete Awards with the qualifying grade-point average for each honor: Pinnacle Award for Academic Excellence: 4.00 GPA Superior Academic Achievement Award: 3.80-3.99 GPA Exemplary Academic Achiev ...

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Volleyball Releases 2016 Schedule

The 2016 Yavapai volleyball schedule will test the Roughriders from start to finish. Coming off of their 1st ever District C Championship and appearance in the National Championship Tournament (16 teams) in 2015, head coach Zach Shaver has constructed a schedule which will challenge the Roughriders at every turn. Of the team's 28 matches, only 11 will be at home in the friendly confines of Walraven Gymnasiu ...

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2016 Spring Athletic Director Honor Roll Announced

The Roughrider athletes had a great Spring semester both on the field and in the classroom. 45 of the 78 student-athletes earned an academic 3.0 or higher Grade Point Average. 5 student-athletes earned a perfect 4.0 (Iva Alebic, Nate Easley, Jacob Eder, Darion Green and Shelby Mottram). For 31 of the student-athletes, it is the second consecutive semester that they have been named to the Athletic Director's ...

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Hailey Welch Inks Her NLI for Yavapai Volleyball

Head volleyball coach Zach Shaver announced this morning that the Roughriders have completed their 2016 roster with signing of Hailey Welch. The 5'9" standout outside hitter hails from Goodyear, AZ where she played for Estrella Foothills High School and White Tanks Mountain Volleyball Club. While playing for the Wolves Hailey was a 4 time Varsity Letterman, as well as a 2 time AIA Scholar athlete. As a star ...

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3 Sophomores Will Continue Their Volleyball Careers

Today three members of the Roughrider Volleyball team signed their documents to finalize their commitments to four year universities. The three sophomores were all members of the 2015 record setting team which qualified for the NJCAA DI National Championship Tournament for the first time in program history. Ashley Preuss (OH), Brooke Donnelly (L), and Kayle Park (RH) led Yavapai to a season record of 22-8 a ...

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Volleyball Signs Middle Blocker from Elite Colorado Club

On Monday morning, Head Coach Zach Shaver announced that the Roughrider Volleyball programmed strengthened their 2016 roster with another NLI signing. Joining the Yavapai squad next fall will be 5'11" middle blocker, Santana Mestas from Pueblo, CO. During her senior year, she played for both Pueblo West High School and Colorado Jrs. 18-Sherri teams. A few of Santana's achievements include South Central Leag ...

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Volleyball Solidifies Their Defense for 2016 with Recent NLI Signing

Yavapai Volleyball has added another high level athlete to their 2016 incoming freshmen class with the signing of Hannah Semon. The announcement came from Head Coach Zach Shaver. Hannah will come to Yavapai College from Ironwood Ridge High School in Oro Valley, AZ where she is a standout libero for both her high school and the 18-1 team for Club Cactus. When commenting on why the Roughriders pursued Hannah, ...

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