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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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Volleyball Finishes ACCAC Schedule on a 5 Match Win Streak

On Friday evening Central Arizona gave Yavapai everything they could handle but the Roughriders were victorious. The 3-1 win included scores of 25-21, 25-16, 25-27, 27-25. The win improved Yavapai's record to 21-6 overall and 14-2 in the ACCAC which is good enough for 2nd place. The record also secures the Roughriders the #1 seed in the District C playoffs. The #1 seed entitles the team to a bye on Wednesda ...

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Roughriders Defeat Gila Monsters 3-0

Yavapai volleyball increased their current win streak to 4 matches with a sweep of Eastern Arizona on Wednesday night. The Roughriders won with scores of 28-26, 26-24, 25-23. The win improves Yavapai's ACCAC record to 13-2. The win also gave Yavapai their 20th overall win. A 20 win season in collegiate volleyball is the benchmark on which successful programs measure their performance. Yavapai was strong at ...

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Crosstown Battle Against Breast Cancer Effort Raises Over $4,000

On Tuesday morning members of the Yavapai Regional Medical Center, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, and Yavapai College staffs came together as a culmination of this year's Crosstown Battle Against Breast Cancer. The two college volleyball programs combined for the 3rd annual event in order to raise awareness and funds for the Yavapai Regional Breast Care Center in Prescott Valley, AZ. The players and ...

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Iva Alebic Earns Player of the Week Honors for the 2nd Time

Last week freshman outside hitter Iva Alebic led the Roughriders to a 3-0 record. Yavapai beat Phoenix College on Wednesday 3-0, then Arizona Western on Friday 3-0, and completed the week long sweep with a 3-2 win over Arizona Western on Saturday. During the 3 victories Iva totaled 48 kills, a .233 hitting percentage, 21 digs, and 6 blocks. Her monumental effort (29 kills while hitting .290) on Saturday bro ...

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