Rocco DeNardis captained Yavapai College’s first two soccer teams in 1989 and 1990 to an overall record of 36-1-2 has been inducted into the National Junior College Athletic Association Soccer Hall of Fame. He led the initial Yavapai College recruiting class to the 1990 NJCAA National Championship
Members of the 2014 Yavapai College Soccer Team will conduct two free youth soccer clinics—Friday, August 8 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at Mountain Valley Park in Prescott Valley and Saturday, August 9 from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. at Ken Lindley Field in Prescott. Boys and girls ages 5-16 are eligible to
The NJCAA recently announced their 2013-14 Academic Student-Athlete Awards and four Roughriders garnered the honor. The awards, formerly known as NJCAA Academic All-American honors, are broken down into three categories:
NJCAA Pinnacle Award for Academic Excellence (4.00 GPA on a 4.00 scale)
Two former Roughrider baseball players each received the call to the bigs on the same day. Kirby Yates (2008 & 2009) and Ken Giles (2011) were notified on June 7th to report to their respective clubs.
Yates left his Durham Bulls AAA team to meet the club
National Tournament hosted by Yavapai College, City of Prescott & Town of Prescott Valley
The 26th season of Yavapai College soccer will kick off with a conference road match versus Gateway Community College on Saturday, August 23 at 4:30 p.m. at Rose Mofford
Coach Ryan Cougill has announced the signings of his sophomore class:
“Coach Garcia, Coach Dawson and I are very happy for this group of sophomores and feel that they’ve committed to schools that will push them to get their degrees as well as continue to develop their athletic abilities.
Eight former Roughrider baseball players and their current teams were selected to the 64 team NCAA Baseball Tournament. Oregon State claimed the overall #1 seed in the tournament featuring former YC outfielder/pitcher Michael Howard.
The tournament opens up on Friday, May 30th with 16 four-team,
Yavapai volleyball has solidified its roster by signing three more hitters to National Letters of Intent. Coach Zach Shaver announced today the additions of Shelby Mottram, Sydney Hauck, and Alexandra (Ali) Hauck to the Roughrider squad for 2014. “All three are extremely athletic and posses
As voted on by the ACCAC coaches Sunday, YC baseball players Luke Doyle, Andrew Hermanson and Brody Clifford were named to the ACCAC/NJCAA All-Region I teams. All three players are freshmen.
Doyle was voted to the First Team and Hermanson and Clifford were voted to the Second Team.
Due to inclement weather, the ACCAC baseball doubleheader between Yavapai College and Eastern Arizona College has been cancelled. The games would have been the final games of the 2014 season for both the Roughriders and Gila Monsters. No makeup date will be scheduled.
The Roughrider baseball team swept a road doubleheader from South Mountain Community College Tuesday afternoon in Phoenix, 7-6 and 8-4. Yavapai improves their overall record to 26-25 and 15-21 in the conference standings. Despite the sweep, YC is eliminated from the playoff hunt as a result of a Cochise
Today Doug Eastman was introduced to Yavapai College and the Prescott community as the new Roughrider
Athletic Director Brad Clifford has announced the hiring of Doug Eastman to lead the Yavapai College softball program into
The Roughrider team dropped a home doubleheader to GateWay Community College Tuesday afternoon, 9-1 and 6-5. YC is now 24-23 overall and 13-19 in conference play. GateWay improves to 30-20 on the year and 19-13 in the league standings. With 6 games remaining, Yavapai is 2 games out of the final playoff
Sticking with the latest theme, the Roughrider baseball team split a doubleheader with Pima Community College Saturday afternoon, 4-2 and 2-13. Yavapai’s overall record is now 24-21 and they stand at 13-17 in the conference standings. Pima is 28-19 on the year and 17-12 in league play.
The Roughrider baseball team split a road doubleheader with Arizona Western College Tuesday afternoon in Yuma, 4-0 and 8-11. YC is now 23-20 overall and 12-16 in conference play. Western is 26-19 on the year and 11-17 in the ACCAC.
In the opener, starting pitcher Stephen Carabajal struck out
The Roughriders baseball team split a doubleheader Saturday afternoon with the visiting Apaches from Cochise College, 7-1 and 11-14. Yavapai is 22-19 on the year and 11-15 in ACCAC play. Cochise is now 23-19 overall and 12-14 in conference action.
Chance Adams picked up his fourth victory on
The Roughrider volleyball team has filled two key positions on their roster for 2014. Coach Zach Shaver announced today that two more Arizona recruits were signed to National Letters of Intent over the weekend. The first was Anastasia Aguilar who is a libero from Tucson. Second is outside hitter Amanda
The Roughrider baseball team split an ACCAC doubleheader Saturday afternoon with Glendale Community College at Roughrider Park, 1-8 and 12-11. YC is now 21-16 overall and 10-12 in the conference standings.
In the opener, Glendale pitcher Cameron Brendel stymied the Roughriders as they could
On March 27th both Rebecca Long and Chloe Davis signed National Letters of Intent to solidify their plans for next year. Both will continue
The Roughrider baseball team dropped a conference doubleheader Tuesday afternoon at Roughrider Park to the visiting Pumas from Paradise Valley Community College, 9-4 and 18-7. YC falls to 20-15 overall and 9-11 in conference action. Paradise Valley improves to 20-17 on the year and 7-13 in the league
Thursday March 27th will be a day to celebrate for Yavapai College Volleyball. At 10:00 am in the lobby of Walraven Gym the current sophomores will be signing their National Letters of Intent. Please join us and celebrate the accomplishments of these outstanding student athletes and wish them the
The Roughrider baseball team split a road doubleheader Saturday afternoon in Phoenix to fellow conference foe Phoenix College. YC dropped the first game 1-0 and bounced back in the nightcap to capture an 8-6 come from behind victory. Yavapai is now 20-13 overall and 9-9 in ACCAC action.
The Roughrider baseball team scored 35 runs in a doubleheader sweep over Eastern Arizona College Tuesday afternoon, 11-5 and 24-4. Yavapai improves to 19-12 overall and 8-8 in the ACCAC standings. EAC falls to 11-20 on the year and 3-12 in conference play.
In the opener, Yavapai overcame a
The Roughrider baseball team picked up two victories Saturday over non-conference opponents Northeastern Junior College and Western Nebraska Community College. Yavapai improves their overall record to 17-12 and will resume ACCAC action on Tuesday, March 18th at Eastern Arizona College.
Despite outhitting their opponents Friday afternoon, the Roughrider baseball team lost a non-conference single game to #18 Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College, 7-5. YC falls to 15-12 overall and the Golden Norsemen improve to 15-4 on the season.
For the majority of the game, Yavapai played
The Roughrider baseball team hit their way to two victories Wednesday at Roughrider Park to improve their overall record to 15-11. YC beat Douglas College, Canada 12-2 in the opener and pounded Williston State College, ND 19-1 in the nightcap.
The Roughrider offense used 19 hits to propel the
The Roughrider baseball team scored a season high 20 runs en route to a 20-4 blowout of the visiting ProTrain baseball club from Vancouver, Canada Tuesday afternoon at Roughrider Park. YC improves their overall record to 12-10. This was the first outing of the year for the opponents.
The Roughriders baseball team split a doubleheader with Pima Community College in Tucson Saturday afternoon, 2-0 and 0-9. YC is now 12-11 overall and 6-8 in ACCAC play.
Chance Adams had another outstanding outing from the bump tossing a three hitter and striking out 12. Alexa Cruz was 2 for
The Roughrider baseball team swept their second consecutive doubleheader Tuesday afternoon at Roughrider Park over the visiting Matadors from Arizona Western College, 7-1 and 7-1. Yavapai improves their conference record to 5-7 and their overall mark to 11-10. Arizona Western falls to 14-10 overall
The Roughrider baseball team got a much needed doubleheader sweep over Cochise College Saturday afternoon in Douglas, 6-1 and 7-6 (10 innings). YC improves to 3-7 in ACCAC play and 9-10 overall. Cochise falls to 5-5 in the conference standings and 9-8 on the year.
In the opener, starting pitcher
Written by Nancy Schafer
Yavapai College’s former defender from 2002 and 2003 was just inducted into the NJCAA
The Roughrider baseball team split a conference doubleheader Saturday afternoon with Chandler-Gilbert Community College in Chandler. The Coyotes took the opener 2-1 and Yavapai bounced back with a 5-0 victory for their first conference victory and first shutout on the year. YC is now 7-8 on season
The Roughrider baseball team snapped their six game losing streak with a non-conference doubleheader sweep over the visiting Wolfpack from Thompson Rivers University, 18-4 and 9-1 Wednesday afternoon at Roughrider Park. YC improves their record to 6-7 on the year.
In the opener, YC pounded
The hard-luck Roughrider baseball team fell victim to a walk-off home run in the bottom of the ninth inning on Tuesday, handing Scottsdale Community College a 5-3 win at Scottsdale. YC falls to 4-7 overall and remain winless in conference play. SCC improves to 8-4 on the year and 2-2 in ACCAC action.
The Roughrider baseball team dropped their fifth consecutive game Monday afternoon at Roughrider Park at the hands of Scottsdale Community College, 16-6. Yavapai falls to 4-6 overall and 0-3 in ACCAC action. Scottsdale improves to 7-4 on the year and 2-1 in conference play.
YC dug themselves
The Roughrider baseball team dropped their conference openers on Saturday afternoon at Roughrider Park at the hands of South Mountain Community College, 7-4 and 11-6. YC falls to 4-5 overall and 0-2 in ACCAC action.
In the opener, the Roughriders dropped the seven-inning affair despite outhitting
The Roughrider baseball team dropped the both ends of a doubleheader Wednesday afternoon at Roughrider Park to the visiting Bruins from Salt Lake Community College, 4-3 and 10-5. YC falls to 4-3 on the season while the Bruins improve to 3-3.
In the opener, Salt Lake scored 4 runs in their half
The Roughrider baseball team pounded out 15 hits, seven for extra bases, Tuesday afternoon in a 13-7 victory over the Gauchos from Glendale Community College in Glendale in a non-conference affair. Yavapai is now 4-1 on the young season and Glendale falls to 7-2.
Offensively, Andrew Hermanson
Yavapai College head baseball coach Ryan Cougill has announced that thirteen student-athletes have made NJCAA commitments to join the Roughrider baseball team starting in the 2014-15 academic year.
“Recruiting coordinator, Josh (Garcia) has worked extremely hard on this recruiting class.
The Roughrider baseball team won a pair of games Saturday in the final day of the Kickoff Classic in Las Vegas. YC pounded Colorado Northwestern Community College, 16-5 and beat the host team College of Southern Nevada, 9-7. Yavapai is now 3-1 on the young season.
The Roughriders will play
The Roughrider baseball team opened the 2014 season with a come-from-behind 3-2 victory over Salt Lake City Community College and fell to the host team, Southern Nevada, 6-1 in the second game of the Kick-Off Classic in Henderson, Nevada.
In the first game, YC scored 2 runs in their half of
It is with deep regret that the College has made the extremely difficult decision to forfeit its 2014 softball season, which was scheduled to begin Friday, Jan. 31.
The team roster has been reduced to 9 players due to a combination of academic ineligibilities, injuries, family issues, transfers
Former YC Assistant Basketball Coach and interim Athletic Director Dave Strack passed away Saturday in Tucson after a bout with pneumonia. He was 90.
Coach Strack had an illustrious coaching career. “Coach” led the University of Michigan basketball team from 1960-68 where he had
The Roughrider softball and baseball teams will begin their 2014 seasons in Henderson, Nevada.
The softball team will play games beginning on Friday the 31st against College of Southern Idaho. Other opponents include national powerhouses Salt Lake City and Chipola. The home opener for the Lady
Roughrider Coaches Meet-N-Greet
Thursday, January 23rd
The Palace Restaurant and Saloon
120 S Montezuma St, Prescott, AZ 86303
Lunches run from $8 – $14
Come and hear from the coaches on the past soccer and volleyball seasons and from the baseball
Mike Pantalione, the first and only head soccer coach at Yavapai College, has been named National Soccer Coaches Association (NSCAA) West Region Coach of the Year for the 15th time since 1990. He is one of four finalist for the NSCAA National Coach of the Year, an award he has received five times.
A total of 30 Yavapai College student-athletes earned a grade point average of 3.0 or higher this past fall semester. For their efforts, those student-athletes were named to the Fall 2013 Athletic Director’s Honor Roll.
Three student-athletes earned a GPA of 4.0. They are: Stephen Carbajal,
Sophomore midfielder Milan Popovic and freshman defender David Mack were named to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA)/Continental Tire Junior College Division One Men’s All-America Team. Popovic and Mack become the 53rd and 54th Yavapai College soccer players named to the
Yavapai Volleyball has signed three 2014 recruits to National Letters of Intent
After qualifying for their 18th NJCAA Final Four appearance, the Roughrider soccer team came within one goal of their 14th trip to the NJCAA National Championship Match with a 1-0 loss to top ranked Iowa Western Community College Friday night in Tyler, Texas. YC concludes their season with an 18-3-6
Once again, the Roughrider soccer team won a match in dramatic fashion. This time to advance to the semi-finals of the NJCAA Division I National Soccer Tournament in Tyler, Texas. #4 Yavapai and #5 Eastern Florida State College, the Roughriders 81st different opponent, played to a 3-3 tie forcing
#1 Iowa Western beat #12 Ranger, 2-0
#3 San Jacinto beat #10 Cloud County, 4-2
#4 Yavapai beat #9 Burlington County, 1-1 & 4-3 on PK’s
#2 Tyler beat #11 CCBC
As they have for what seems like the majority of the season, the #4 ranked Roughrider soccer team came from behind for a victory, 1-1 (YC 4-3 on PK’s) over Burlington County College, NJ on the first day of the 2014 NJCAA Division I Men’s Soccer Tournament and is on top of Group D with
Gather with other Roughrider fans to watch the #4 ranked Yavapai College soccer team in their pursuit of their 8th National Championship.
All matches will be streamed live in the community room on the Prescott campus on the big screen.
The games on Monday and Wednesday will start at
NJCAA NATIONAL SOCCER TOURNAMENT
AT TYLER JUNIOR COLLEGE, TYLER, TEXAS
Pool A: Seeds 1, 8, 12
– Iowa Western, Lewis & Clark, Ranger
Pool B: Seeds 2, 7, 11
– Tyler, ASA, CCBC-Essex
Pool C: Seeds 3, 6,
Yavapai College defeated Otero Junior College of La Junta, Colorado 3-0 Saturday afternoon to capture the NJCAA West District Championship. As a result, the Roughriders will make their 20th appearance in the NJCAA National Tournament in Tyler, TX beginning on November 18th. That also marks the 20th
NJCAA Soccer at a Glance since 1989
National Tournament Appearances
- Yavapai 19
- *Mercer, NJ 15
- *DuPage, Ill. 14
- *Georgia Perimeter 9
- Tyler, Tex. 8
- *Schoolcraft, Mich. 7
- Louisburg, NC 6
Reprinted from The Daily Courier (Nov. 6, 2013 edition)
West District soccer title, all-time record at stake Saturday
Otero (Colo.) at Yavapai
Saturday, Nov. 9, 2 p.m.
Ken Lindley Field, Prescott
The Roughrider soccer team won their 21st NJCAA Region I Championship since 1990 Saturday night over Phoenix College, 1-1 (5-4 in penalty kicks) at Rose Mofford Sports Complex in Phoenix, home of Yavapai’s 2008 National Title. The match marked the first time that a Roughrider team has played an
The Yavapai College soccer team advanced to the NJCAA Region I Championship Match Wednesday night with a 3-2 victory over Pima Community College at Ken Lindley Field. Yavapai is now 17-2-3 on the season and Pima finishes their year at 14-7-1. Yavapai is now 39-3 all-time in Region I playoff competition.Tonight’s
Region One Soccer Playoffs
Monday, Oct. 28
Arizona Western 1 Glendale 0
Pima 2 Mesa 0
Wednesday, Oct. 30
Yavapai 3 Pima 2
Phoenix 2 Arizona Western 1
Brings total to 119 all-time, all-region Roughriders
Yavapai College is well represented on the NJCAA All-Region One Soccer Team. Freshmen defender David Mack of Tigard, Oregon along with sophomore midfielder Milan Popovic from Las Vegas, Nevada was named to the All-Region First Team. Mack
n the regular season finale Saturday night, Yavapai College defeated South Mountain Community College, 6-1, at Ken Lindley Field in Prescott. YC finishes the regular season with a 16-2-3 record. Additionally, the evening marked the 599th match in the history of the Roughrider soccer program and will
The Roughrider volleyball team fell to the #13 ranked team in the country, Arizona Western College Friday night in Walraven Gym, 3-0 (18-25, 18-25, 22-25). YC falls to 17-13 overall and 6-8 in conference play. AWC improves their league leading record to 12-2 in the ACCAC standings and 16-3 on the
The Roughrider soccer team dropped a 1-0 match to the Matadors from Arizona Western College Thursday night in Yuma. YC falls to 15-2-3 on the season and 14-2-3 in ACCAC action. AWC improves to 13-6-1 on the year.
Arizona Western scored the lone goal in the 20th minute of play.
The Roughrider volleyball team dropped a four-game match to Phoenix College on Wednesday evening, 1-3 (18-25, 26-24, 28-30, 25-27) in Phoenix. YC falls to 17-12 overall and 6-7 in the ACCAC standings. PC improves to 13-11 on the year and 7-6 in conference play.
YC returns to the home court
On Friday November 29th (9:00 am – 4:00 pm) Mile High Baseball School will conduct their Thanksgiving pitching camp. The coaching staff will include Yavapai College pitching coach Jerry Dawson and Yavapai head coach Ryan Cougill. The cost of the camp is $80 and is limited to first 20 campers
Yavapai College bounced back from their only defeat of the season with a convincing 4-1 road victory Saturday night over Mesa Community College in Mesa. YC is now tied for first place in the ACCAC standings with Phoenix College with identical 14-1-3 records. The Roughriders are 15-1-3 overall. Mesa
Yavapai College suffers their first defeat of the season in a 3-2 loss to Scottsdale Community College Thursday night in Prescott Valley. The loss also marks the first defeat in the Prescott Valley venue in Roughrider soccer history. It also took 25 years to reach double digits in home losses. The
It’s been a good year for former Yavapai College soccer player Roger Espinoza. After leading Wigan Athletic to their first Football Association Cup title in its 81-year history by beating big-spending and heavily favored Manchester City 1-0 at Wembley Stadium in London, England in May, Espinoza
NJCAA Division I National Poll
- Iowa Western Community College (14-0-0)
- Tyler Junior College (11-1-0)
- Yavapai College (14-0-3)
Former Roughrider baseball pitcher, Ken Giles, is pitching this Fall for the Peoria Javelinas in the Arizona Fall League. Giles, is property of the Philadelphia Phillies and played for the Clearwater Threshers in the Florida State League this past summer. The Albuquerque native played for the Roughriders
The American Heroes Softball Tournament scheduled for October 19th, 2014 has been cancelled. The items that Mizuno has donated for auction is still listed on Ebay. Bids can be placed at:
The #4 ranked Roughrider soccer team played in their sixth overtime match this season Saturday night in Phoenix against the #5 ranked Phoenix College Bears. YC came away with a 1-1 tie to remain unbeaten on the season. Yavapai used some late game heroics getting the equalizer with a mere 18 seconds