2007 Men's Soccer News & Notes

2007 ACCAC Men's Soccer
News & Notes

Yavapai PKs Way to National Championship #6 — Trailing 1-0 and then 3-2, Yavapai fought back and ultimately defeated #1 seed Georgia Perimeter on penalty kicks to capture the program's sixth NJCAA National Championship. | More from the Daily Courier |

Pre-Championship Match Articles on Yavapai — As the Roughriders prepare for a run at their 6th National Championship, the Daily Courier has a couple of articles that keep Yavapai and ACCAC fans connected with the squad. | "Yavapai Rests in Preparation for Championship" from the Daily Courier | "Who Wants it More" from the Daily Courier |

Yavapai Cruises Into NJCAA Championship Match — Yavapai defeated Marshalltown (Iowa) 3-0 to advance to the Championship Match of the 2007 NJCAA National Championship Tournament. | More from the Daily Courier |

Yavapai Defeats Illinois Central to Open NJCAA Title Chase — For just the second time this season, Yavapai was held to one goal in a match. While the first resulted in a 2-1 road loss at San Jacinto, the second came in a 1-0 victory in the opening round of the 2007 NJCAA National Championship Tournament. | More from the Daily Courier | More from the Journal Star |

Yavapai Advances to Nationals...AGAIN — Yavapai College (21-2-0) defeated North Idaho College 4-2 for the NJCAA West District Championship on Saturday. With the victory, Yavapai qualifies for their 17th NJCAA National Tournament in Tyler, Texas, Nov. 15-18. Yavapai (414-29-13 all-time) has captured five national championships, six national runner-up awards and finished in the top four nationally 15 times since 1990.

Yavapai to Face North Idaho for District Championship — Yavapai College (20-2-0), which won the Region I Championship for their 17th Region I title since 1990, will face North Idaho College for the West District Championship and right to advance to the National Tournament in Tyler, Texas. The district title match is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 3rd, at Ken Lindley Field in Prescott.

Yavapai Continues Dominance of Region I — Yavapai defeated Pima 5-2 to capture the program's 17th NJCAA Region I Championship since 1990. | More |

Top Seeds to Meet for ACCAC Championship — #1 seed Yavapai will host #2 seed Pima for the 2007 ACCAC Men's Soccer Championship this Saturday, October 27th, at 6:00 p.m. | More |

Yavapai, Pima Top Two Seed in ACCAC's 2007 Men's Soccer Playpoffs — The top two seeds receive a bye in the first round on Monday, October 22nd, as four other vye for the chance to advance to the semifinals. | More |

Yavapai's Garcia, Coach Pantalione Garner ACCAC's Top Honors — Yavapai's Irving Garcia has been selected the 2007 ACCAC Player of the Year while his head coach, Mike Pantalione, is the ACCAC's Coach of the Year. | More |

Pima's Sanchez Scores ACCAC Honor — Travis Sanchez led Pima to three wins on the week with five goals and an assists to earn the ACCAC Player of the Week honor. | More |

Paradise Valley Duo Sweeps ACCAC's Weekly Awards — The Paradise Valley due of Cesar Mexia and Erick Soto helped the team go undefeated this past week to earn ACCAC Player and Keeper of the Week honors, respectively. | More |

Cortez Shuts Out Competition for ACCAC Honor — Phoenix College's Jonathan Cortez recorded a pair of shutout victories to earn the ACCAC's Keeper of the Week honor. | More |

Becerra Scores ACCAC Weekly Award — Arizona Western's Abdel Becerra earned the ACCAC's Men's Soccer Player of the Week award after posting four goals and an assist for the Matadors. | More |

National Honors Keep Rolling for ACCAC — In just two weeks, the ACCAC has recorded six NJCAA National Players of the Week in men's soccer, women's soccer and volleyball. The latest honorees are Paradise Valley's Cesar Mexia and Phoenix College's Jonathan Cortez, the NJCAA's Men's Soccer Player and Keeper of the Week for the week ending September 16th. | More |

Mexia, Cortez Receive ACCAC Honors — Paradise Valley's Cesar Mexia scored eight goals on just eight shots to receive the ACCAC Men's Soccer Player of the Week while Phoenix College keeper Jonathan Cortez took the ACCAC Keeper of the Week award after going 2-0 and allowing just three goals, two of which came on penalty kicks. | More |

Mesa's Auditore Tabbed First POW — In awarding the first ACCAC Men's Soccer Player of the Week honor of teh 2007 season, Mesa's Nick Auditore stepped up with two goals and a pair of assists. | More |

ACCAC Men's Soccer Stats Coming September 9th — The ACCAC will begin reporting of the 2007 men's and women's soccer statistical leaders on September 9th.

PC Opens 2007 Season, Yavapai & Mesa First ACCAC Match — Phoenix College will host Southwest College at 8:00 p.m. in the first match of the 2007 season for all ACCAC programs. On August 24th, Mesa will travel to Yavapai for a 6:00 p.m. kickoff in the first match pitting ACCAC programs in 2007. | View Composite Schedule |