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Yavapai Soccer Outlasts Glendale 3-2

The Yavapai College soccer team rebounded from a season opening loss with a tough road win Saturday morning in Glendale over Glendale Community College, 3-2. Yavapai improves to 1-1-0 on the young season while Glendale drops to 0-1-1 after an impressive opening day tie at Arizona Western College in Yuma. Scoring Summary 12th minute – Carlo Quesada assisted by Matthew Jordan 13th minute – Carlo Quesada assis ...

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Soccer Drops A Close Season Opener 2-1

The Roughrider soccer team lost their 2016 season opener at the hands of Chandler-Gilbert Community College Tuesday afternoon in Chandler 2-1. The Green and Gold is now 25-3 in season openers. Ironically, the last time that Yavapai lost an opener was to this same Chandler-Gilbert team on the road by the identical 2-1 margin in 2009. That year, the Roughriders went on to finish fifth in the NJCAA National To ...

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Yavapai Soccer Entering Its 28th Season With 28 Players

If you are a fan of Yavapai College soccer, you will need a scorecard to determine who’s who. The 2016 edition of Roughrider soccer will feature 26 new players and only two returners, sophomore defenders Juan Ramirez (Aloha, Oregon) and Jacob Malach (Boise, Idaho). Continuing the rich goalkeeping tradition for Yavapai College will be three freshmen--Spencer Coffin (Chino Valley, Arizona), Justin Motzkus (We ...

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Former Roughrider Goalkeeper Returning to Yavapai

Ivan Dizdar has been named volunteer assistant coach for the upcoming 2016 Yavapai College soccer season. He will be joining Yavapai’s only head soccer coach in the program’s history, Michael Pantalione (28th year), long-time associate coach Hugh Bell (25th year) and volunteer goalkeeper coach Emilio Estrada (6th year). As a goalkeeper, Dizdar was a key member of Yavapai’s back to back NJCAA National Champi ...

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2 Roughriders Will Become Members of ACCAC Hall of Fame

The Arizona Community College Athletic Conference (ACCAC) has announced the 2016 Hall of Fame Class. This is the second class since the inception of the Hall of Fame in 2015. Former Yavapai College Athletics Director and Men’s Basketball Coach, Dave Brown, was the sole Yavapai inductee in the first class. In this second class, former baseball coach, Gary Ward, and current men’s soccer coach, Mike Pantalione ...

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17 Roughriders Earn NJCAA Academic Awards

The NJCAA announced the 2015-16 Academic Student-Athlete Awards and Yavapai College has 17 student-athletes earn the honor for their efforts in the classroom. Below is a listing of the three NJCAA Academic Student-Athlete Awards with the qualifying grade-point average for each honor: Pinnacle Award for Academic Excellence: 4.00 GPA Superior Academic Achievement Award: 3.80-3.99 GPA Exemplary Academic Achiev ...

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Roughrider Soccer Releases 2016 Schedule

The 28th season of Yavapai College soccer will kick off with two road matches prior to the home opener on Tuesday, August 30 against Paradise Valley Community College at Mountain Valley Park in Prescott Valley. The Prescott home opener at Ken Lindley Field will take place on Thursday, September 8 versus South Mountain Community College. In addition to the two pre-season contests, the 21-game regular season ...

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Members of the 2016 Yavapai College Soccer Team will conduct two free youth soccer clinics—Saturday, August 13 at Mountain Valley Park in Prescott Valley and Saturday, August 20 at Ken Lindley Field in Prescott. Both clinics take place from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. Boys and girls ages 5-16 are eligible to participate. No registration is required. If possible, participants should bring their own soccer ball. All p ...

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2016 Spring Athletic Director Honor Roll Announced

The Roughrider athletes had a great Spring semester both on the field and in the classroom. 45 of the 78 student-athletes earned an academic 3.0 or higher Grade Point Average. 5 student-athletes earned a perfect 4.0 (Iva Alebic, Nate Easley, Jacob Eder, Darion Green and Shelby Mottram). For 31 of the student-athletes, it is the second consecutive semester that they have been named to the Athletic Director's ...

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Long-Time Groundskeeper Honored

An historical marker honoring long-time Ken Lindley Field groundskeeper Dewey Nelson was set up just outside the Yavapai College soccer locker room at the southwest corner of the stadium. A plaque dedication ceremony in his honor will take place on Saturday, May 28 at 1:00 p.m. at Ken Lindley Field. ...

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