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Yavapai College
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1100 East Sheldon Street
Prescott AZ 86301

PH: 928-776-2235
FX: 928-776-2243
www.goroughriders.com
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President
Dr. Penny Wills

Athletic Director
Brad Clifford

Athletic Trainer
Terra Schmidt

Sports Information Director
Brad Clifford

General email
jennifer.taylor@yc.edu

Region
1

FTE Enrollment
3921








College News
Volleyball Donates $3,580.53 to YRMC
June 24, 2015

Yavapai and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Volleyball teams combined their efforts in the “Crosstown Battle Against Breast Cancer” to raise $3,580.53. Today this money was donated to the Breast Cancer Center at Yavapai Regional Medical Center in Prescott Valley. Seen below are representative from both teams and athletic departments presenting the donation to several staff members of YRMC in Prescott Valley.

The funds were raised through T shirt sales and sponsorship donations. Barrett Propane, Marriott Hotels, and Warbirds Screenprinting have been generous sponsors since the “Battle” began 2 years ago. The 2015 “Battle Against Breast Cancer” will be held at Yavapai College on Friday September 25th at 7:00 pm. The admission fee for the match will be waived and the event will be free of charge. Fans are asked to donate the usual admission fee ($3) to the funds being collected for the donation to the Breast Cancer Center at YRMC. A special event during intermission will honor breast cancer survivors and T shirts will be available for purchase at the event and from both volleyball teams starting August 8th.



Roughriders Represent In 2015 MLB Draft
June 11, 2015

Roughriders well represented in the MLB Draft:

Willie Calhoun - LA Dodgers
Chance Adams - NY Yankees
Drew Turbin - Baltimore Orioles
Chandler Eden - Toronto Blue Jays
Luke Doyle - St. Louis Cardinals
Alexis Olmeda - AZ Diamondbacks
Tim Arakawa - Los Angeles Angels
Josh Anderson - AZ Diamondbacks



Calhoun, Olmeda Named All-Americans
June 8, 2015

The NJCAA Division I Baseball All-Americans were announced Monday. Yavapai College places two players on the All-American squads. Willie Calhoun was named to the First Team and Alexis Olmeda made Second Team.
 
Calhoun adds another award to his resume. In May, the California native was named the ACCAC Player of the Year. Calhoun led the nation in home runs (31) while hitting a whopping .432. His thirty-one round-trippers broke a school record for home runs in a single season.
 
Olmeda led the team with a .441 batting average. He also led the team with 24 doubles. In May, Olmeda was named to the First Team All-ACCAC guiding the Roughriders to their first NJCAA World Series appearance since 1996.
 
The ACCAC was well represented on the All-American Teams. Sebastian Zawada from South Mountain Community College was and Second Team selection and Darrick Hall from Cochise College was named to the Third Team. On the Division II side, Mitchell Morimoto from Mesa Community College is on the Second Team and his teammate, Tyler Carvalho made the Third Team.
 

Calhoun Named Elite Hitter
June 4, 2015

Willie Calhoun was named an NJCAA Baseball Marucci Elite Hitter Award recipient representing the Western District.

Calhoun hit at a .464 clip with 31 home runs which led the NJCAA. The California native helped lead the team to the 2015 NJCAA Division I World Series.

- See more at: http://www.njcaa.org/colleges_college_home.cfm?collegeId=1252#sthash.P8L9qHvN.dpuf

Willie Calhoun was named an NJCAA Baseball Marucci Elite Hitter Award recipient representing the Western District.

Calhoun hit at a .464 clip with 31 home runs which led the NJCAA. The California native helped lead the team to the 2015 NJCAA Division I World Series.

- See more at: http://www.njcaa.org/colleges_college_home.cfm?collegeId=1252#sthash.P8L9qHvN.dpuf

Willie Calhoun was named an NJCAA Baseball Marucci Elite Hitter Award recipient representing the Western District.

Calhoun hit at a .464 clip with 31 home runs that led the NJCAA. The California native helped lead the team to the 2015 NJCAA Division I World Series.



WESTERN DISTRICT CHAMPIONS!!!
May 17, 2015

The Roughrider baseball team is the 2015 NJCAA Division I Western District Champions after their 9-6 victory over the tournament host team College of Southern Nevada. With the victory, Yavapai advances to the NJCAA Division I World Series in Grand Junction, Colorado beginning May 23rd. It will be Yavapai’s 8th trip to the tournament and the first since 2006. YC won the title in 1975, 1977 and 1993.
 
The Roughriders and College of Southern Nevada volleyed the lead four times on Saturday, but YC came out on top for a 9-6 win on Saturday at Henderson, Nevada.
 
Yavapai took the first lead of the game in the bottom of the second inning. After Brody Clifford homered, plating Alexis Cruz. Southern Nevada was equal to the task in their next at bats as they put two runs on the board.
 
The Coyotes took their first lead in the game in their half of the fifth inning pushing three runs across. However, the Green and Gold grabbed the lead in the bottom of the fifth inning on grand slam by Austin Paschke plating Brock Hartley, Marco Jaime and Luke Doyle.
 
Austin Paschke racked up four RBIs on two hits for the Roughriders.
 
The Coyotes put a single run up in the 6th inning, but YC countered with two more runs in the bottom of the sixth. Alexis Cruz led off the inning being hit by a pitch. Clifford lined out to center field and Jamie singled. Willie Calhoun doubled to right plating Cruz and moving Jamie to third. Luke Doyle followed with a sacrifice fly scoring Jamie for the final runs of the game.
 
Michael Laudick shut down Southern Nevada while he was on the rubber. Laudick held the host team hitless over 2 1/3 innings, allowed no earned runs, walked none and struck out one.
 
Degan Harte recorded the win for YC even though he allowed six runs over 5 2/3 innings. He struck out three, walked one and surrendered 12 hits.
 
Nicko Ortega got the final three outs in the ninth inning for his second save of the tournament.
 
Jamie was 3 for 4 with 2 runs scored. Clifford was 2 for 4 with 2 RBI’s and 2 runs scored and Paschke was 2 for 4 with 4 runs batted in and one run scored.
 
Information on the NJCAA World Series can be found at http://www.njcaa.org/sports_nationalChampionship.cfm?category=National%20Championship&sid=7&divid=1&slid=3

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Participating sports
Men's Baseball I - Stats Archive
Men's Soccer I - Stats Archive
Women's Softball I - Stats Archive
Women's Volleyball I - Stats Archive



Total NJCAA Team National Championship Titles: 14

Men's Championships: 10
Women's Championships: 4

Breakdown by Sport:

  • Men's Baseball: 1975, 1977
  • Men's Division I Baseball: 1993
  • Men's Soccer: 1990, 1992
  • Men's Division I Soccer: 1997, 2002, 2003, 2007, 2008 
  • Women's Division I Cross Country: 1994, 2003
  • Women's Division I Softball: 2009, 2011






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