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Volleyball Starts Conference Play With a Dramatic Come From Behind Win

The Roughriders started their first ACCAC match in a hole by dropping the first 2 sets by scores of 23-25 and 24-26. Then after a brief intermission Yavapai stormed out to take set 3 by a score of 25-17 with a match high 15 kills. The team then followed that win up with a 4th set victory (25-17) by hitting a match high .225. When the 5th and deciding set started it was a back forth affair with the Gila Mons ...

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Volleyball Finishes Opening Weekend in Las Vegas 2-2

To open the 2017 season the Roughriders traveled to Las Vegas, NV to participate in the Coyote Classic hosted by the College of Southern Nevada. The squad returned home to Prescott on Sunday with 2 wins and 2 losses. Yavapai took on one of the best programs in the country right out of the gate when they played #8 College of Southern Idaho. Unfortunately the Golden Eagles were too much for the Roughriders wh ...

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10 Roughriders Earn NJCAA Academic Awards

Not only do the Roughriders excel on the playing field but these Yavapai College Student-Athletes exceled in the classroom as well. The National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) released their NJCAA Academic Student-Athlete Awards. Ten Roughriders earned the national academic honors based on their achievements in the classroom. NJCAA Website Named to the First Team was freshman volleyball player ...

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Volleyball Releases 2017 Schedule

The Roughriders will look to challenge themselves with a difficult non-conference schedule in 2017 as they prepare for another run at the NJCAA National Championship tournament. The team will open the season with 4 road matches at the Coyote Classic in Las Vegas, NV. The first match of the season will be against the perennial powerhouse College of Southern Idaho. The Golden eagles won the NJCAA DI National ...

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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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