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Softball Announces Kickball Tournament Bracket...

The Yavapai Softball team is pleased to announce the bracket for their 2nd annual campus kickball tournament. The 1 day event is meant to bring students, faculty, and staff together in order to compete in the fun game of kickball. This year’s tournament includes 4 teams including Yavapai College

Heroes Softball Tournament Cancelled...

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:

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Mizuno And YC Softball Raise Money For Granite Mountain 19...

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Yavapai Softball and team sponsor Mizuno are committed to raising funds

Blast From The Past...

On Sunday, September 15th, former members of the Roughrider softball teams of the past will be returning to Bill Vallely Field to participate in the first YC softball alumni game. Some of the members returning include:

Audrey Workman (2008-10)

Danielle Muniz (2009-11)

Brittany

Softball Announces American Heros Tournament...

Yavapai Softball and head coach Terri Knecht are proud to announce the American Heros Tournament scheduled for October 19th at Ken Lindley Fields in Prescott, AZ. The coed slow pitch tournament is open to all police, firfighter, and EMT departments. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Granite

Softball Announces 2013 Recruiting Class...

Coach Knecht announces the 2013 recruiting class for Yavapai Softball. There will be ten new additions to the Roughrider squad including two transfers from NCAA DII programs and eight incoming freshmen.

The pitching staff will add depth with the additions of Abigayle Kohler (Prescott, AZ) and

Post-Season Honors For Heimburg...

After a sensational sophomore season, softball player Brandi Heimburg was named to the NJCAA Division I All-American 2nd Team for her efforts on the diamond. In addition to the NJCAA All-American status, Heimburg was named to the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) 2nd Team All-West Region.

Softball Season Ends...

The Roughrider softball season came to an abrupt halt Friday afternoon with two losses in the NJCAA Region I Division I double elimination tournament. YC fell to the #1 seed Central Arizona College, 9-3, in the first game of the day and then fell to #3 Eastern Arizona College in the elimination game,

Softball Trio Honored...

At the ACCAC coach’s meeting on Monday afternoon, sophomore Brandi Heimburg and freshmen Aundria Zuniga-Romero and Valerie Luera were voted to receive post-season honors. Heimburg and Zuniga-Romero were named ACCAC 1st Team and 1st Team NJCAA Region I Division I recipients and Luera garnered ACCAC

PLAYOFF BOUND!...

The Roughrider softball team needed one win Saturday to advance to their 6th straight NJCAA Region I postseason. The lady ballers did more than that by sweeping a doubleheader over #2 ranked Phoenix College (41-15, 33-15), 3-2 and 14-6. YC enters the playoff tournament as the #4 seed and will play

Softball Sweeps Doubleheader From Cougars...

The Roughrider softball team swept a doubleheader Tuesday afternoon in Phoenix over South Mountain Community College, 4-3 (8 innings) and 8-0. YC is now 36-17 overall and 32-14 in the ACCAC race with 2 games remaining in the regular season.

YC took extra innings to get the victory in the first

Softball Splits With Gauchos...

The Roughrider softball team split a doubleheader with Glendale Community College Saturday afternoon in Glendale. Yavapai dropped the first one 3-1 and bounced back in the nightcap to win, 9-1. Yavapai is now 34-17 on the year and 30-14 in the ACCAC race.

The YC bats started the day silent

Softball Sweeps Chokes...

The Roughrider softball team won their 10th and 11th consecutive victories Tuesday afternoon in Prescott over Scottsdale Community College (19-26, 11-23), 3-2 and 9-0. Yavapai is now 32-15 on the season and 28-12 in the ACCAC standings.

In the opener, Brandi Heimburg hit a walk-off solo homerun

Softball Whips The Coyotes...

The Roughrider softball team won their eighth and ninth consecutive games Saturday afternoon in Chandler over the Coyotes from Chandler-Gilbert Community College, 10-0 and 8-1. Yavapai is now 30-15 overall and 26-12 in the ACCAC standings.

In the opener, Aundria Zuniga-Romero threw a complete

Softball Tames Cougars...

The Roughrider softball team improved their ACCAC record to 24-12 with a doubleheader sweep over South Mountain Community College, 7-5 and 12-4. Yavapai now has a 28-15 overall mark.

In the first game, YC only managed 5 hits but South Mountain committed 5 errors to aid in the victory. Hannah

Riders Squash The Geckos...

The Roughrider softball team cruised to a doubleheader sweep on Tuesday afternoon over the visiting Geckos from GateWay Community College, 11-0 and 11-1. YC is now 26-15 overall and 22-12 in the ACCAC standings.

In the first game, YC pounded 15 hits including 6 home runs. Mita Cortez and Sam

Huge Sweep For Riders...

The Roughrider softball team gained ground today in the ACCAC standings with a pivotal doubleheader sweep Saturday afternoon over Arizona Western College, 6-1 and 5-2. Yavapai improves to 24-15 overall and 20-12 in conference play. AWC falls to 29-15 on the season and 20-10 in the ACCAC.

Yavapai

Softball Splits With Eastern...

The Roughrider softball team got a much-needed split Tuesday afternoon with the visiting Gila Monsters from Eastern Arizona College, 4-6 (8 innings) and 6-3. YC is now 22-15 overall and 18-12 in conference play. Eastern Arizona has a 29-8 overall mark and 23-7 in the ACCAC.

YC had some late

Vaqueros Lasso Riders...

The Roughrider softball team dropped a doubleheader Saturday afternoon to #4 ranked Central Arizona College, 9-1 and 9-0. YC is now 21-14 overall and 17-11 in ACCAC play. Central Arizona improves to 27-4 on the year and 21-3 in conference action.

In the opener, Brooke Eifert-Pancamo provided

Roughriders, Aztecs Split...

The Roughrider softball team split a key doubleheader with conference nemesis Pima Community College Tuesday afternoon at Bill Vallely Field, 3-2 and 3-14. Yavapai is now 21-12 overall and 17-9 in ACCAC action. Pima has a 20-14 record on the year and a 14-10 conference mark.

In the first game,

Softball Sweeps Pumas...

For the second time in 3 days, the Roughrider softball team swept a doubleheader from the Pumas from Paradise Valley Community College (6-18, 4-18) Saturday afternoon at Bill Vallely Field. YC won the run rule shortened first game, 10-2 and took the nightcap 10-4. Yavapai is now 20-11 overall and

Softball Tames Pumas...

The Roughrider softball team swept a Thursday doubleheader over Paradise Valley Community College in Phoenix, 4-1 and 6-5. Yavapai improves to 17-10 on the year and 13-7 in ACCAC action.

In the opener, YC scored single runs in the 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th innings to provide the only offense needed

Softball Splits On Road...

The Roughrider softball team split a road twinbill against the defending NJCAA DII National Champions Phoenix College, 7-6 and 4-6 Tuesday afternoon in Phoenix. YC is now 16-11 overall and 12-8 in conference play. PC goes to 15-9 on the year and 15-9 in ACCAC action.

In the opener, YC used

Luera, Zuniga-Romero Leads Softball To Sweep...

The Roughrider softball team swept a weekday doubleheader Tuesday afternoon at Bill Vallely Field over the visiting Gauchos from Glendale Community College, 11-2 and 10-2. YC is now15-10 overall and 11-7 in the ACCAC. Glendale falls to 15-13 on the season and 11-11 in conference action.

In

Softball Splits With Thunderbirds...

The Roughrider softball team split a doubleheader Saturday afternoon against Mesa Community College in Mesa (10-8, 9-7), 0-1 and 8-0. YC is now 13-10 overall and 9-7 in the ACCAC playoff chase.

In the opener, Aundria Zuniga-Romero pitched a gem allowing 5 hits and the lone run. The Roughrider

Oliver, Zuniga-Romero Earns Honor...

Softball players Kasey Oliver and Aundria Zuniga-Romero took home the first conference honors of the year for their efforts last week.

Oliver was named ACCAC Player of the Week helping the Riders to a 4-0 record. The middle infielder was an astounding 11 for 15 with 11 runs batted in and 7

Free Hitting Clinics...

Yavapai College Hitting Clinic

~Put on by the Lady Rough Riders and Coaches~

  • When: There are 3 days you can attend. March 10, March 24, and April 28.
  • Where: Bill Valley Field
  • Time: 1-3
  • Ages:

Softball Wins Sixth Straight...

The Roughrider softball team won their sixth game of the year with a doubleheader sweep of Scottsdale Community College (8-8, 6-8) Saturday afternoon 1-0 and 4-2. YC is now 12-9 overall and 8-6 in conference play.

The first game turned into a pitching duel. Aundria Zuniga-Romero went the distance

Riders Sweep Coyotes...

The Roughrider softball team evened their conference record at 6-6 with a doubleheader sweep Tuesday afternoon in their home opener beating Chandler-Gilbert Community College, 15-7 and 21-6. YC is now 10-9 overall.

In the opener, YC used 17 hits en route to the victory led by Mita Cortez, Kasey

Riders Sweep; Zuniga-Romero Throws No-No...

The Roughrider softball team snapped a 5-game losing streak Saturday afternoon in Phoenix beating GateWay Community College (0-8, 0-8), 12-3 and 11-0. YC is now 8-9 overall and 4-6 in ACCAC action.

Sarah Thompson got the victory from the circle in the opener, throwing all 5 innings. The Chino

Softball Falls To Matadors...

The Roughrider softball team dropped their fifth straight game in a doubleheader loss at Arizona Western College Tuesday afternoon, 7-5 and 14-10. The loss drops the lady ballers to 6-9 overall and 2-6 in ACCAC action.

YC took a 4-2 lead into the bottom of the fifth inning only to give up 4

Softball Drops Two...

The Roughrider softball team dropped a doubleheader Saturday afternoon at the hands of fellow ACCAC Division I foe Eastern Arizona College, 10-2 and 6-1 . YC is now 6-7 overall and 2-4 in the ACCAC.

In the opener, Yavapai was outmuscled by the Gila Monsters as the opponent hit 4 home runs

Riders Gain A Road Split...

The Roughrider softball team split a doubleheader Tuesday afternoon at Central Arizona College (8-1, 5-1), 11-4 and 2-3. YC is now 6-5 overall and 2-2 in ACCAC action.

In the opener, broke a 3-3 tie in their top of the fifth inning and tacked on 7 more runs in the final two innings to distance

Softball Splits In Tucson...

The Roughrider softball team used some late game heroics to take the first game of a Saturday afternoon doubleheader against #9 Pima Community College, 4-3 and fell in the nightcap, 7-5. YC is now 5-4 overall and 1-1 in ACCAC action.

In the first game, down 3-2 in the top of the sixth inning,

Softball On The Road; Baseball Home Opener...

The Roughrider softballl team (4-3) will be on the road this Saturday, February 2nd at arch rival Pima Community College (5-1) in Tucson. These two teams have faced each other in the past 4 NJCAA Region I Championship Games with YC winning three times and Pima taking the victory last season.

The

Softball Twinbill Rescheduled...

The Roughrider softball doubleheader between Yavapai College and Paradise Valley Community College at Paradise Valley scheduled for Tuesday, January 29th has been canceled and rescheduled for Friday February 15th at Paradise Valley Community College. Due to the recent rains in the Valley, the field

Riders Split On Final Day...

The Roughrider softball team split both games on the final day of the Kick-off Classic in Las Vegas on Sunday. YC run ruled Colorado Northwestern Community College in the early game, 9-0 and fell in the final game to North Idaho College, 6-4.

Aundria Zuniga-Romero pitched a 1-hitter and struck

Softball Splits...

The Roughrider softball team split a pair of games Saturday with a come-from-behind victory over Colorado Northwestern Community College in the morning, 16-8 and fell to Snow College in the afternoon, 5-1.

YC found themselves down 7-0 going into their half of the first inning but responded

Softball Concludes Day 2-1...

The Roughrider softball team finished the first day of the Kick-off Classic in Las Vegas with a 2-1 record.

YC beat Western Nevada Community College in the afternoon (no score available) and fell to College of Southern Nevada in the nightcap, 8-0.

Yavapai could only manage two hits

Softball Beats Top Team...

The Roughrider softball team began the 2013 season Friday morning with a 6-5 victory on a Brooke Eifert-Pancoma walk-off home run in the bottom of the seventh inning over the NJCAA pre-season #1 ranked team Salt Lake Community College.

YC gave up two runs in the top of the first inning before

Softball Enters Season In Top Twenty...

The Roughrider softball team begins the 2013 season with a #16 NJCAA national ranking. YC opens up the season on Friday, January 25th against the #1 ranked team, Salt Lake Community College.

Fellow conference foe Eastern Arizona College and Pima Community College check in at #8 and #9 respectively.

Accolades Continue For Softball Duo...

In addition to their ACCAC All-Conference, NJCAA All-Region, NFCA All-Region and NJCAA All-American awards, Estela Pinon and Brandi Heimburg added NFCA All-American to their 2012 accolades.

Pinon earns her second All-American Award of the season being named to the Second Team NFCA All-American

McCray To Be A Bronco...

Former Yavapai College softball player Brittany McCray has signed an NCAA National Letter of Intent to play for Division I affiliate Boise State University.

In her only season with the Roughriders, the catcher/infielder hit .406 with 8 home runs, 11 doubles, 3 triples and 35 runs batted in.

Four Roughriders Receive NFCA Honor...

For their efforts this past season, four Roughrider softball players have been named to the National Fastpitch Coaches Association All-West Region Team. Freshman Brandi Heimburg and sophomore Estela Pinon were named to the first team and sophomores Ashleigh Seipel and Brittany McCray made the second

YC HIRES NEW SOFTBALL COACH...

Yavapai College Athletic Director Scott Farnsworth announced Thursday the hiring of Terri Knecht as the head coach of the Roughrider softball team. Knecht replaces recently departed interim head coach Lisa Parks. Knecht was one of six finalists that were interviewed for the job. That list included:

Former Riders In NCAA Tourney...

Five former Yavapai College coaches and athletes competing in the NCAA Division I Softball and Baseball National Tournaments:

Baseball –

Gary Ward (1971-1977 YC Head Coach) – Assistant Coach New Mexico State University
Trevor Mote (1997-99 YC player; 05-07 YC assistant

Pinon Named All-American...

On Thursday, Estela Pinon was named to the First Team NJCAA All-American Team. Pinon was named to the Second Team in 2011. The Tucson native hit .367 on the year and led the team with 56 RBI’s. From the pitching circle, whe was 20-3 and was 7th nationally in strikeouts with 256.

From

Softball Falters...

The Roughrider softball team was stopped short in their pursuit of their fifth consecutive NJCAA Division I Region I Championship Saturday afternoon at the hands of conference nemesis Pima Community College. YC concludes the season with a 57-10 overall record, a 43-5 conference mark and their second

Softball Wins Region Opener...

The Roughrider softball team won their first game of the NJCAA Division I Region I Tournament over Central Arizona College, 12-7. YC advances to Saturday to play Eastern Arizona College winners over Pima Community College, 3-0.

Despite being outhit, the Riders made the most of their hits in

NJCAA DI Region I Softball Playoffs...

Games will be played at Bill Vallely Field located at 621 N. Washington Ave in Prescott adjacent to Yavapai College.

Friday, May 4
Game 1 10:00 AM – #2 seed Pima plays #3 seed Eastern Arizona
Game 2 12:30 PM – #1 seed Yavapai plays #4 Central Arizona
Game 3 3:00

Fanning, Lawton Sign NLI...

Roughrider softball players Tessa Fanning and Alexis Lawton have signed NCAA National Letters of Intent with Western New Mexico University. On the year, Fanning has hit .380 with 26 runs batted in. Lawton has a .330 batting average with 29 RBI’s and 6 home runs. YC looks to defend their NJCAA

Pinon: Player of the Year...

Roughrider softball player Estela Pinon was named ACCAC Player of the Year at today’s post-season coach’s meetings. Pinon led the league in ERA (1.14) and strikeouts (249). From the plate, the U of A bound Pinon hit .367 with 57 RBI’s and 8 home runs. Additionally, for the fifth

Softball Wins Tuneup...

The Roughrider softball team won their final two regular season games Saturday with a 10-0 and 12-0 blanking of the Geckos from GateWay Community College. YC concludes the regular season with a 55-8 overall record and atop the ACCAC standings with a 43-5 mark.YC used 16 hits including 5 for extra

Playoff Preview...

In what could be a preview of the NJCAA Region I Division I Championship game, the Roughrider softball team split a doubleheader with Pima Community College in Tucson, 4-0 and 2-9. YC is now 53-8 overall and 41-5 in ACCAC action. Pima owns a 47-12 overall mark and 37-9 conference record.

Estela

Pinon, Fanning and Honored...

For the fourth time this season, Roughrider pitcher Estela Pinon was named ACCAC Division I Pitcher of the Week. Additionally, Tessa Fanning became the fifth Roughrider player to receive ACCAC Division I Player of the Week honors. Both players let the Roughriders to four victories last week en route

Softball Wins League Title...

The Roughrider softball team clinched their second straight and third overall ACCAC regular season championship with a doubleheader sweep over Arizona Western College Saturday in Yuma. With the title YC earns the right to host the NJCAA Region I Division I tournament as the #1 seed. The tournament

Softball Survives Cougar Attack...

The Roughrider softball team outlasted the Cougars from South Mountain Community College on Tuesday in Phoenix, 5-3 and 4-3. Yavapai is now 50-7 overall and maintain a stranglehold on first place in the ACCAC with a 38-4 mark.

In the first game, the reigning ACCAC pitcher of the week, Estela

Softball Duo Earns Weekly Honor...

The Roughrider softball duo of Estela Pinon and Katherine Macias swept the ACCAC Division I weekly honors this past for their efforts on the field. It is the seventh time this season that a Roughrider player has been so honored.

In two victories last week, Macias went 7 for 12 at the plate,

Softball Moves Closer To League Title...

The Roughrider softball team inched closer to another ACCAC title with a doubleheader sweep Friday afternoon over Chandler/Gilbert Community College, 9-1 and 7-2. Yavapai is now 46-7 overall and 36-4 in conference play.

Estela Pinon got her sixteenth victory of the year with a two-hit, ten

Softball Sweeps Gauchos...

The Roughrider softball team continues to roll with a 7-0 and 6-1 doubleheader sweep over the visiting Gauchos from Glendale Community College Tuesday afternoon at Bill Vallely Field. YC improves to 46-7 overall and 34-4 in ACCAC action. Glendale falls to 17-32 on the year and 11-25 in conference

Seipel Named Player of the Week...

For the fourth time this season a Roughrider softball player has won conference Player of the Week honors. Ashleigh Seipel is the latest Rider to earn the award for her efforts in three wins last week. The Gilbert native Seipel was 7 for 12 at the plate with 2 doubles in four game. She also scored

Softball Splits Twinbill With Gila Monsters...

The Roughrider softball team split a home doubleheader Tuesday with fellow Division I opponent Eastern Arizona College, 1-7 and 5-3. YC is now 41-7 overall and 29-4 in ACCAC action. EAC improves to 35-15 on the season and 27-8 in league play.

In the first game, the Roughrider offense never

Softball Tames Pumas...

The #3 ranked Roughrider softball team declawed the Pumas from Paradise Valley Community College on Saturday at Bill Vallely Field in Prescott sweeping a doubleheader 12-2 and 15-0. Yavapai is now 41-6 on the year ad 29-3 and in first place in the ACCAC.

In the opener, Kat Macias propelled

Softball Shuts Out Artichokes...

After a delayed start, the Roughrider softball team regrouped to sweep an afternoon doubleheader over Scottsdale Community College Tuesday afternoon at Bill Vallely Field, 8-0 and 2-0. YC is now 39-6 overall and 27-3 in the ACCAC standings. YC has not allowed a single run in the past four games.

In

Heimburg Honored...

For her efforts last week, Roughrider freshman outfielder Brandi Heimburg was named ACCAC Division I Player of the Week, the third time this season that a YC player has been so honored (Alma Cortez and Estela Pinon).

In both Roughrider wins last week, Heimburg was 4 for 5 with a home run, two

Softball Shoots Down The T-Birds...

The Roughrider softball team cruised to a doubleheader sweep over Mesa Community College Saturday afternoon not allowing one Thunderbird runner to cross home plate. YC won the first game 15-0 and won the nightcap 8-0. Yavapai is now 37-6 overall and 25-3 in conference play.

Kat Macias got the

Baseball, Softball On For Friday...

Despite the recent snowstorm, both the baseball and softball home doubleheaders scheduled for Saturday, March 24th will go on as planned.

The YC softball doubleheader with Mesa Community College on Saturday, March 24th will move back to Bill Vallely Field after a tremendous amount of work

Softball Battles Bears...

The #2 ranked Roughrider softball team split a doubleheader Saturday against fellow conference powerhouse Phoenix College (28-11, 17-7) at Bill Vallely Field. YC lost the first game in extra innings 7-5 and bounced back in the nightcap winning 10-3. Yavapai is now 35-6 overall and 23-3 in ACCAC action.

The

Riders Split With Wranglers...

The Roughrider softball team split a non-conference doubleheader Wednesday afternoon at Bill Vallely Field with the visiting Wranglers from Odessa College, TX. YC came from behind in the opener to win 8-7 and Odessa (23-12, 4-0) returned the favor in the second game winning 4-2. Yavapai is now 34-5

Softball Keeps Streak Alive...

For second consecutive week Pinon named ACCAC Pitcher of Week. Also named Player of Week.

The top ranked Roughrider softball team kept their winning streak alive by beating GateWay Community College Tuesday afternoon in Phoenix 8-2 and 13-2. Yavapai’s winning streak is now at 15 and

Softball Takes Over First...

In a battle for first place, the Roughrider softball team captured the top spot with a doubleheader sweep over Pima Community College Saturday afternoon at Bill Vallely Field, 6-2 and 4-1. Yavapai improves to 32-4 overall and 2-3 in the ACCAC race. Pima falls to 23-7 on the year and 18-4 in the conference

Pinon: National Pitcher of the Week...

Roughrider pitcher Estela Pinon was named OC Sports NJCAA Softball Pitcher of the Week for the week of February 27 – March 4. The Tucson native pitched twelve innings last week, dominating the competition and getting two wins in both appearances. In a 6-5 victory over Chandler-Gilbert Community

Softball Spanks Matadors...

The Roughrider softball team swept a home doubleheader against fellow Division I conference opponent Arizona Western College on Tuesday, 9-1 and 15-6. Yavapai improves their overall record to 30-4 and 18-2 in the ACCAC. The Matadors fall to 15-19 on the season and 8-12 in the conference standings.

In

Softball Duo Takes Top Honors...

For their efforts last week, sophomore pitcher Estela Pinon and freshman outfielder Alma Cortez were named ACCAC Pitcher of the Week and Batter of the Week respectively. Both players led the Roughriders to a 4-0 week to remain one game behind the league leader.

In two appearances, Pinon pitched

YC Wins Home Opener...

In their home opener, the Roughrider softball team swept a doubleheader over South Mountain Community College Saturday afternoon, 8-0 and 2-1. Yavapai is 27-4 overall and 16-2 in ACCAC play. South Mountain falls to 8-16 on the season and 8-10 in conference action

Estela Pinon (10-1) pitched

Riders Sweep Coyotes...

The Roughrider softball team won their sixth and seventh consecutive game Tuesday afternoon over Chandler-Gilbert Community College, 6-5 and 13-3. Yavapai is now 25-4 overall and 14-2 in ACCAC action. Chandler-Gilbert falls to 6-14 and 4-12.

Estela Pinon got the victory from the circle pitching

Softball Rounds Up Gauchos...

The Roughrider softball team swept a Saturday doubleheader against Glendale Community College (3-15, 2-12), 3-2 and 6-2 to improve their overall mark to 23-4 overall and 12-2 in ACCAC action.

Mel Willadsen pitched a gem for the first game victory throwing a complete game. The Mesa native scattered

‘Fat Tuesday’ Is Good For Softball...

The top ranked Roughrider softball team swept a road doubleheader on Mardi Gras day at the hands of the Vaqueras from Central Arizona College Tuesday afternoon, 5-2 and 6-0. YC improves their overall mark to 21-4 and 10-2 in league play. CAC falls to 10-12 overall and 6-8 in the ACCAC.

In the

Softball Splits...

The Roughrider softball team split a road doubleheader Saturday with Eastern Arizona College. Eastern Arizona won the first game 5-4 and YC took the nightcap 4-2. Yavapai is now 19-4 overall and 8-2 in ACCAC play. EAC is now 13-8 overall and have an 8-2 conference mark.

In the first game, Yavapai

Riders Pounce The Pumas...

The top ranked Roughrider softball team won their tenth and eleventh straight games on Tuesday afternoon over Paradise Valley Community College (1-11, 1-9), 11-0 and 12-2. Yavapai improves to 18-3 overall and 7-1 in ACCAC action.

Mel Willadsen and Kat Macias combined the 2-hit shutout in the

Softball Cuts Hearts Out Of `Chokes...

The #1 ranked Roughrider softball team swept a Saturday doubleheader in dominating fashion beating the Artichokes from Scottsdale Community College, 13-1 and 15-0. Yavapai improves to 16-3 overall and 5-1 in ACCAC play.

Mel Willadsen got the victory in game one throwing four innings, string

Riders Ground Thunderbirds...

The Roughrider softball team swept an afternoon doubleheader Tuesday against Mesa Community College, 11-1 and 5-0. YC is now 14-3 overall and 3-1 in ACCAC action.

Estela Pinon got the victory in the first game throwing four innings, allowing 1 hit and striking out 7 batters. Alma Cortez was

Softball Perfect In Shootout...

The defending national champion Roughrider softball team got a pair of 1-0 victories Saturday in Yuma to conclude the Great Western Shootout with a spotless 5-0 record.

In the early game against national nemesis Salt Lake Community College, Taylor Riesgo lined a 2-out single to score the winning

Softball 3-0 On First Day Of Shootout...

The #1 ranked Roughrider softball team opened the Great Western Shootout with a victory Friday morning over Western Nevada College, 8-2. The win is the second time in six days that YC has beaten the Lady Wildcats. Yavapai run-ruled the Scenic West Conference team 11-1 in the Las Vegas tournament this

Riders Split With Bears...

The #1 ranked Roughrider softball team split their conference opener against DII #9 ranked Phoenix College Tuesday afternoon in the Valley. YC won the first game 9-0 and fell in the nightcap, 5-4. Yavapai’s record is now 7-3 overall and 1-1 in ACCAC action.

The Roughrider nine will return

Softball Claims Top Spot...

In the first NJCAA Division I Softball National Poll of the year, Yavapai College claims the top spot followed by last year’s runners-up, Salt Lake City Community College. Fellow conference nemesis, Pima Community College comes in at #9. In their first tournament of the season, the Roughriders

Softball Goes 1-1 On Last Day...

The Roughrider softball team opened the final day of the Las Vegas Tournament with an 11-1 pounding over Western Nevada College and fell in the second game, 2-1 at the hands of North Idaho College. YC beat North Idaho on the first day of tourney play 7-6. The Roughrider nine is now 6-2 on the young

Parks Gets First Win At Helm...

New head softball coach Lisa Parks got her first collegiate victory Friday morning with a 10-0 run rule win over College of Southern Idaho. In their next game of the day, YC edged North Idaho College, 7-6 and in the nightcap, the Roughriders beat Snow College, 9-6.

On Saturday morning, YC plays

Parks Announces First Recruiting Class...

Head softball coach Lisa Parks has announced the recruiting class for the 2013 season. The recruits are the first for the first year head coach.

Parks commented, “I’m really excited about this signing class. They are very talented and competitive athletes that I expect to step in

Pinon Signs With U of A...

Sophomore softball player Estela Pinon has signed an NCAA National Letter of Intent to play for the University of Arizona in 2013. Pinon reunites with former Roughrider head coach and current Wildcat assistant coach Stacy Iveson

The Tucson native received a multitude of awards after her freshman

Cappelli: Ring of Honor Inductee...

Former volunteer assistant softball coach Joe Cappelli will be inducted into the Bradshaw Mountain High School (Prescott Valley) Ring of Honor for his accomplishments as the head softball coach at the school. Cappelli, the current Chief of Police at Yavapai College, was a part of the Yavapai College

2011 Champs Get Rings...

At halftime of Saturday evening’s soccer match, the 2011 National Champion Roughrider softball team received their championship rings. Those in attendance included members of the 2011 squad and coaching staff. The rings were provided by the Roughrider Club, a member of the Yavapai College Foundation.

Presenting

Parks Assumes Softball Duties...

After 4 seasons as an assistant coach, Lisa Parks takes over the softball head coaching duties with the recent departure of former head coach Stacy Iveson. Parks has been with the YC softball program since its inception in 2008.

In the four years that the Tucson native has been with at YC,

IVESON TO U of A...

After four years and two National Titles, head softball coach Stacy Iveson has resigned her position to accept a softball assistant coaching job at her alma mater the University of Arizona, Athletic Director Scott Farnsworth announced today.

In her four years at YC, the Tucson native compiled

YC Coaching Staff Nabs Top Honors...

For the second time in three years, the coaching staff for the Roughrider softball team was named the 2011 NFCA/NJCAA Division I Softball National Coaching Staff of the Year. The award comes on the heels of earning the West Region honor. Other regional coaching staffs considered were from Blinn College,

Five Named All-Americans...

Five Roughrider softball players were named to the NFCA All-America Team Wednesday. YC placed three on the first-team and two on the second-team.

Sophomore-to-be Amelia Willadsen led the way for the national champions by going 34-1 on the year with a 0.98 ERA and 173 strikeouts.

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Accolades Continue For Softball...

The post-season awards keep rolling in for the National Champion Roughrider softball team with three players being named NJCAA All-Americans.

For their efforts, Sierra Rodriguez and Amelia Willadsen were voted to the 1st Team and Estela Pinon was named to the 2nd Team.

Rodriguez was

Softball Staff Wins Award...

The National Fastpitch Coaches Association announced the 2011 NJCAA Division I West Regional Coaching Staff of the Year award last Thursday. 



Yavapai Head Coach Stacy Iveson and assistants Lisa Parks, JR Barringer and Joe Cappelli were the West Region award winners after leading the

Softball Players Honored...

The accolades continue to roll in for the National Champion Roughrider Softball Team as five players were named to the 2011 Louisville Slugger/NFCA (National Fastpitch Coaches Association) NJCAA Division I All-West Region First Team announced this past week. The award is comprised of two teams of

NATIONAL CHAMPIONS!!!...

2nd Crown In 3 Years

The top ranked Roughrider softball team won their 2nd NJCAA National Championship in three years with a 7-0 victory over #2 ranked Salt Lake City Community College Saturday afternoon in St. George, Utah. YC concludes the season with unparalleled 67-4 overall record.

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