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SOCCER TEAM FINISHES IN THIRD PLACE IN NATIONAL FINALS

Community College athletic programs serving the West County emphasizes recruiting outside Yavapai County; Only two athletes from County on soccer team

The Yavapai Community College soccer team finished in third place at the National Junior College Athletic Association tournament held in Prescott Valley the second week in November. If the current roster is any indication, Yavapai coaches must believe their  success will come only if they recruit most of their athletes from outside Yavapai County .

President Wills commented at the November 2017 District Governing Board meeting that she sat beside a team member from Chino Valley. This comment suggested to some who knew little or nothing about the team that it was composed of local athletes. However, the team roster shows that only two of the 26 athletes are from Yavapai County.

The program ignores the east side of Yavapai County with no sporting events held there.  It also  fails to provide Yavapai County high school graduates with serious organized athletic opportunities at the Community College level because of its emphasis on outside-the-county recruiting.

The College boasts that in 29 years, it’s has compiled a 615-57-30 all-time record while capturing seventy-seven (77) conference, region, district and national titles. In 2017 Roughriders set a single season national scoring record with 145 goals shattering the old mark (134) that stood for 24 years.

The following is the 2017 roster. It shows where the student athletes recruited by the College came from.

 

FOUNDATION SAYS IT WILL GIVE $1.5 MILLION FOR SOCCER FIELD (rather than scholarships)

WILLS  MUST KEEP VERDE VALLEY UNDER CONTROL TO SWING THIS DEAL

The budget for the next five years for Yavapai Community College shows that the Yavapai Community College Foundation will pour $1.5 million into the completely unneeded multi-use field. The College propagandists will say it is for graduation and other outside events.

However, in fact, (who cares about facts)  the project is to build a soccer field and is in response to the soccer lobby coming from within and outside the College.

In order to pull off this waste of money project, (why use this easy money for scholarships or improving faculty salaries) President Penelope Wills must keep the Verde Valley under control. Thus, the press from her and her press office regarding the Sedona parking lot and a promise of over $3 million to renovate the Sedona Center will be repeated again and again.  And the idea of “possibly” setting up a culinary school will be heard repeatedly.

This is a part of the brutal political game Wills’ continues to play with the Verde Valley. Oh, the remaining $2 to $3  million or more for the multi-use field will be paid by the taxpayers in the County from their property taxes.

MULTI USE FIELD IN BUDGET SHOWING 1.5 MILL COMMITTEED

Yavapai College Soccer Clinics scheduled only on West side of the County

Historic athletic discrimination against the East part of the County continues

All of the athletic teams and athletic facilities for these teams are kept on the West side of the County.  Summer athletic programs for youngsters are likewise made available by the Community College only on the West side of the County.  Here, for example, is the announcement of the soccer clinic to be held in Prescott Valley.SOCCER 2

Friday, August 14-Free Yavapai College Soccer Clinic

Yavapai College soccer team members will conduct a free clinic from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Mountain Valley Park in Prescott Valley. Boys and girls ages five to 16 are eligible to participate. No registration required. If possible, participants should bring their own soccer ball. All participants will receive a special soccer souvenir gift. 

 

 

Soccer team ranked #1 in national poll

Yavapai Community College men’s soccer team ranked number 1 in a NJCAA Division 1 poll

The Prescott Daily Courier reported on October 1 that  the Yavapai Community College men’s soccer team has been ranked as the number 1 team in a NJCAA Division 1 poll.

SOCCER 2According to the Courier report, the 26-year-old program has won seven junior college national titles, made  76 appearances in the top spot, and has been ranked in the top 20 of NJCAA teams every week since the poll’s inauguration in 1990.

The complete sports story in the Courier may be found by clicking here.