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.