14 Roughrider Soccer Players Moving On
The Yavapai College soccer team was not only successful this past season on the field but also in the classroom. As a result, thirteen sophomores and one freshmen will be moving on to top notch universities this upcoming fall.
Graduating Roughriders/Hometown – Four-Year School, starting fall 2018
John Scearce (Phoenix) – Cornell University (NY)
Johnny Ramirez (Tucson) – University of Central Arkansas
Ziyad Fares (Minneapolis) – Creighton University (NB)
Ricardo Nunez-Arellano (N. Las Vegas) – Dixie State University (UT)
Justin Motzkus (West Valley, UT) – University of California, Stanislaus
Carlo Quesada (Las Vegas) – University of Incarnate Word (TX)
Matthew Jordan (Lake Oswego, OR) – Gardner-Webb University (NC)
Lorenzo Macias (Buena Park, CA) – Biola University (CA)
Angel Lopez (Somerton, AZ) – Alderson Broaddus University (WV)
John Kanner (Phoenix) – Ottawa University (AZ)
Isaac Arellano (Las Vegas) – University of Incarnate Word (TX)
David Gandara (El Paso) – University of Texas-El Paso
Spencer Coffin (Chino Valley) – Arizona State University
*William Baynham (Kangaroo Pt, Aus.) – Palm Beach Atlantic University (FL)
This past season, the Roughriders won conference, region and district titles, enroute to their 21st appearance in the NJCAA National Tournament. Yavapai finished third in the country with a 23-3-3 record, their 19th Final Four finish and 21st plus 20-win season. The Roughriders broke a 24-year old national scoring record with 145 goals scored in one season. This past semester, six soccer players earned a 4.00 grade point average with another 16 soccer players on the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll (3.00 GPA or higher).
Entering their 30th season of intercollegiate soccer in 2018, Yavapai College has an all-time record of 615-57-30, capturing 77 championships (conference, region, district, national) including seven national titles.