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Roughrider Soccer

« 1989-2016: 28 Years of Excellence »

OVERALL RECORD 574-50-27
NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS 7
National Tournament Appearances 20
National Championship Games Played 13
National Top Four Finishes 18
NJCAA West District Championships 20
NJCAA Region One Championships 21
Twenty-Win Seasons 20
Arizona Conference Championships 25
Winning Percentage .904
Playoff Victories 102
All-Americans 58
All-Region Players 128
National Players of the Year 6
NJCAA Soccer Hall of Fame Inductees 22
FIFA World Cup Participants 3
Players with National Team Caps 7
Major League Soccer (MLS) Participants 8
TOTAL CHAMPIONSHIPS (conference, region, district & national) 73

2016 Yavapai College Soccer Media Guide & Record Book

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Yavapai College Soccer 7-Time National Champions

soccer-storyYavapai College finished the season unbeaten and untied for their seventh national championship. The 2008 team had an immaculate record of 26-0-0 in the process — a win total no men’s collegiate soccer team has ever achieved in one season at any level.

Year by Year Team Records

Year Wins Losses Ties National Ranking
1989 15 0 1
1990 21 1 1 1st
1991 22 1 0 2nd
1992 24 1 0 1st
1993 24 1 0 4th
1994 21 2 2 2nd
1995 21 3 1 2nd
1996 22 1 1 2nd
1997 23 0 1 1st
1998 23 2 0 3rd
1999 18 3 1 10th
2000 22 3 0 4th
2001 24 1 0 2nd
2002 22 2 1 1st
2003 22 2 1 1st
2004 23 2 0 4th
2005 24 2 0 2nd
2006 22 0 3 4th
2007 24 2 0 1st
2008 26 0 0 1st
2009 19 5 1 5th
2010 15 5 1 12th
2011 19 1 3 6th
2012 21 3 0 4th
2013 18 3 6 3rd
2014 20 1 2 3rd
2015 19 3 1 5th
2016 0 0 0 —-
28 Years 574 50 27 7 national titles (73 conference, region, district & national titles)

Roughrider Soccer Alumni News

The next Yavapai College Soccer Alumni homecoming will take place on Saturday, August 20 featuring a match between the 2016 team members and the Roughrider Alumni. Kickoff will take place at 6:00 p.m. at Ken Lindley Field in Prescott. Shirts and other souvenirs will be provided to alumni attending. Alumni planning on participating in the match are asked to wear black shorts and white socks and arrive an hour before the contest. A social “hour” for alumni and friends of the program will begin at 8:30 p.m. at Augie’s, 1721 E State Hwy 69, Prescott (1 mile from the field). Great food and drinks until 10:00 p.m. or so. Then it’s off to your favorite downtown locations. Alumni planning on attending should contact Adam Kulpa (Yavapai College 1999, 2000; San Diego State 2001, 2002) at adamkulpa@yahoo.com for additional details including lodging information. All 459 soccer alumni members are welcomed to attend!

The previous alumni game in 2014 resulted in a 3-3 tie between Roughriders from the 20th century versus former Yavapai players from the 21st century. Seventy-five former players returned to Prescott for the event. In addition, the 1990 National Championship Soccer Team Members were inducted into the Yavapai College Athletic Hall of Fame during the homecoming weekend. They included goalkeepers Andre Luciano, Marvin Cassler and Justin Ground; defenders Jose Corona, Mate Kozul, Tyler Schlink, Tony Robson, Peter Orona, Nick Bramini, Ken McMillen and Mike Wilcynski; midfielders Rocco DeNardis, Jose Miranda, Heath Tagtmeyer, Bobby Bell, Kurt Funkhouser, Ed Brooks, Jeff Stringham, Kurt Funkhouser, Steve Macias, and Joe Owen; forwards Edson Rico, Remy Bilsback, Kobah Washington, Roger Salazar and Joe Harman.

See video below on recent feature story of former Roughrider and current Major League Soccer player Roger Espinoza (Yavapai College 2005, 2006).

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