2003 Men's Soccer News & Notes

2003 ACCAC Men's Soccer News

ACCAC Programs Send 21 to 4-Year Programs — The ACCAC's men's soccer programs sent 21 student-athletes from the 2003 season on to 4-year collegiate programs. (view signees)

Yavapai Wins NJCAA Men's Soccer National Championship — The tradition of Yavapai men's soccer continues as it captured the National Championship on Sunday with a win over Mercer CC. The two squads remained tied at 2-2 after the overtime periods before Yavapai captured the National title 3-2 in a shootout. Mike Pantalione was named the Coach of the Tournament, Maurice Hughes was Tourney MVP, and Stephen O'Farrell and Josh Westerman were named to the All-Tournament Team.

Yavapai to Play for NJCAA Men's Soccer Championship — Yavapai moved into the championship game of the National Championship Tournament in Tyler, Texas, with a 2-1 victory over East Central. Yavapai will face Mercer on Sunday at 1:00 p.m.(NJCAA Tourney)

Yavapai Blanks Springfield in NJCAA Opener — Yavapai recorded its 20th victory on the season with a 2-0 shutout of Springfield in the opening round of the National Championship Tournament in Tyler, Texas. Yavapai advances to take on East Central CC at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, November 21. (NJCAA Tourney)

Yavapai Wins Title, Advances to NJCAA Tourney — Yavapai improved to 19-2-1 on the season as the top-seed captured its fourth consecutive NJCAA Region I Championship with a 1-0 victory over Chandler-Gilbert. Yavapai advances to the National Championship Tournament in Tyler, Texas. (NJCAA Tourney)

Top Seeds Through to Title Match — Top-seeded Yavapai and second seed Chandler Gilbert each recorded wins in the semifinals to advance to the ACCAC/Region I Men's Soccer Championship match this Saturday. (Playoff Schedule)

Mesa, Glendale Advance — The third seed Mesa squeeked by #6 Paradise Valley in the opening round of the ACCAC Men's Soccer Tournament with a 3-2 victory after outscoring the Pumas 3-1 in penalty kicks. #5 seed Glendale upset the fourth seeded Pima Aztecs 4-3 to advance to the semifinals. (Playoff Schedule)

Yavapai's Armstrong, C-G's Coach Guarneri Take Top Honors — The ACCAC honors were announced today and Yavapai's Robert Armstrong earned the Player of the Year honor while Chandler-Gilbert's Drew Guarneri was honored as the Coach of the Year. (View All Honorees)

Playoff Schedule Set — Top seed Yavapai and #2 seed Chandler-Gilbert earned first round byes as the ACCAC playoffs are set to begin. (Playoff Schedule)

Robert Armstrong Saves Weekly Honor — The ACAC Player of the Week honor went to Yavapai goalkeeper Robert Armstrong after posting his 10th shutout of the year. (more)

Player of the Week Honor Goas to AWC's Crum— Arizona Western's Dax Crum led the Matadors to a pair of victories with two goals and two assists to take the ACCAC's weekly award. (more)

Mesa's Sabbagh Earns Second Weekly Honor — Negui Sabbagh becme the first two-time honoree of the 2003 season as he earned his second ACCAC Player of the Week honor. (more)

Glendale's Bero Rodakovic Selected Player of the Week — The ACCAC Player of the Week honor went to Bero Rodakovik after he led the Gauchos to a pair of victories on the week. (more)

Fetherston Scores POW Honor — Mesa's Ricky Fetherston's three goals and two assists paced his way to the ACCAC Player of the Week honor. (more)

Paradise Valley's Lespron Earns Weekly Honor — Two goals and a game-winning assists earned Brandon Lespron the ACCAC Player of the Week honor for the fourth week of the 2003 season. (more)

Brian Talvy Garners Top Weekly Honors — Pima's Brian Talvy netted six goals on the week to lead the Aztecs to a 3-0 week and earn him ACCAC Player of the Week honors. (more)

Mesa's Sabbagh Take ACCAC Men's Soccer Honor — Nagui Sabbagh garnered the ACCAC Player of the Week honor with a game winning goal and assist in a pair of Thunderbird victories. (more)

Glendale's Bott is Men's Soccer POW — Freshman keeper Joel Bott pitched a shutout in his first collegiate start to take the first weekly Player of the Week honor of the 2003 season. (more)

Where are They Now — Several members of men's soccer teams in the ACCAC from 2002 are now playing at 4-year college. Take a look where they are now. (click here)