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MEN’S SOCCER OPEN TRYOUT SATURDAY, MAY 16
The PVCC Men’s Soccer program will be conducting an open tryout at 10:00am, Saturday, May 16. Sign-ups for the men’s soccer tryout will begin at 9:15am. The tryout will be held at the Paradise Valley CC soccer practice field.
Each player must provide their own workout clothes, shin guards and cleats. PVCC soccer will provide other needed equipment for use during the tryout.
Each participant will need to complete an Assumption of Risk Form and a Contact Information Form (click below for forms). If the student-athlete is under 18 years of age, a parent must also sign these forms. The forms must be on hand and signed to be eligible to participate. You can download the forms below.
Also required to participate is a copy of a physical dated within the past 12 months. Physicals dated prior to May 16, 2015 will not be accepted. Physicals must include Doctor’s signature and clearance to participate in athletics. PVCC Athletic Trainers will be present to clear participants. Anyone without the appropriate paperwork will not be allowed to participate in this tryout.
2015 Men’s Soccer Tryout Forms
Please call or email with any question.
Freddy Delgado, Sr. - PVCC Men’s Soccer Head Coach
BASEBALL OPEN TRYOUT SATURDAY, MAY 16
Paradise Valley Community College and Gateway Community College Baseball Programs will be conducting an open tryout together on Saturday, May 16, 2015. There is a $10.00 charge to attend this tryout. Each player must provide their own workout clothes, baseball spikes, and glove. PVCC Baseball will provide Baum bats, baseballs, and other needed equipment for use during the tryout.
Pitchers and Catchers
Sign ups 8:30am
Tryouts Start 9:00am
Infielders and Outfielders
Sign- ups 11:30am
Tryouts Start 12:00pm
Any interested players may contact Victor Solis at 602-787-7031 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org. They may also contact Rob Shabansky at 602-286-8215 or email him at email@example.com.
To be eligible for the baseball tryout, please contact us so that I can place their name on the tryout list. Walk- ups will be allowed.
Each participant will need to complete the following forms:
1. Assumption of Risk Form
2. Contact Information Form
3. Bring a copy of their current physical form stating that they are cleared to play baseball. Physical must be dated within the last 12 months.
If the student-athlete is under 18 years of age, a parent must also sign these forms. The forms must be on hand and signed to be eligible to participate.
2015 Baseball Tryout Forms
Please call or email with any question.
Please call or email with any question.
Victor Solis - PVCC Baseball Head Coach
Rob Shabansky - GWCC Baseball Head Coach
HIGH SCHOOL TENNIS TOURNAMENT
The High School Doubles Tournament hosted by PVCC was played on Friday with the girls in action at North Canyon High School and the boys playing on campus at PVCC. This was the 11th year for the one day event. Schools playing this year were for the girls – Goldwater, Sahuarita, Shadow Mt., Notre Dame, Horizon, Mt. Ridge, North Canyon, and Sandra Day O’Connor. For the boys it was – Thunderbird, Horizon, Sahuarita, Sandra Day O’Connor, Goldwater, Shadow Mt., North Canyon, and Saguaro.
After the completion of round robin play the girls of Notre Dame played Mt. Ridge and Horizon faced off against Shadow Mt. in semifinal matches. Notre Dame and Horizon came away with wins to set-up their final contest. Horizon was victorious, claiming the 2015 championship.
Congratulations to the Huskies!
Number 1: Kiana Clark / Meredith Kenny
Number 2: Jasmine Robinson / Stephanie Davis
Number 3: Barb Micco/ Madison Ong
For the boys it was Thunderbird playing Horizon in one semifinal and Shadow Mt. versus Saguaro in the other. Thunderbird and Shadow Mt. came away with victories. In the final Thunderbird won at number one and Shadow Mt. won at the number three position. So it came down to the number two doubles teams to decide who would be the champion for 2015. Shadow Mt. prevailed in a very close and well played match.
Congratulations to the Matadors!
Number 1: James Mineo / Christian Mineo
Number 2: Ben Barnett / Dominic DeNardo
Number 3: Adam Lang / Connelly Packard
PUMAS WIN OVER PIMA
The men’s tennis team ended conference play by beating Pima on Tuesday. With the win the Pumas finished second in dual match play and now look forward to the Region Tournament April 21-22 at Paseo Racquet Center.
PVCC 8 Pima 1
1. Evan Gazic (PVCC) def. Richie Foitik (Pima) 6-2, 5-7, 10-7
2. Zac Hackerott (PVCC) def. Mathieu Lancaster (Pima) 4-6, 6-2, 6-3
3. Francisco Ton (Pima) def. Eric Mateer (PVCC) 4-6, 6-3, 10-8
4. Cody Kacerek (PVCC) def. Josh Henkel (Pima) 6-3, 6-1
5. Jean Perez (PVCC) def. Juan Bravo (Pima) 6-3, 6-2
6. Talon Walz (PVCC) def. Aldo Amaya (Pima) 4-6, 6-2, 10-8
1. Evan Gazic/ Zac Hackerott (PVCC) def. Richie Foitik/ Francisco Ton (Pima) 8-6
2. Eric Mateer/ Cody Kacerek (PVCC) def. Mathieu Lancaster/Juan Bravo (Pima) 8-3
3. Jean Perez/Talon Walz (PVCC) def. Josh Henkel/Aaron Vazquez (Pima) 8-5
|Track & Field|
PUMA DISTANCE RUNNERS SHINE AT MESA MEET
Puma Track and Field competed Friday night in the Mesa Classic at Mesa Community College. Amongst high quality competition which included multiple NCAA Division 1 programs, 14 Pumas achieved personal best performances.
With loaded fields and mild weather the Puma distance runners shined. Freshman Nick Oberdin was the highlight of the meet as he took home the win in the 800 meters, running to a personal best of 1:53.56.
In the Men’s 5000 meters, a pack of six Pumas ran to personal bests with five of the six bettering the NJCAA national qualifying mark. Freshman Alex Bates led the charge, running a time of 15:23.02. Following Bates were freshman Austin Lavin (15:27.77), sophomore Rob Contreras (15:30.22), freshman Erik Oswald (15:30.41), freshman Andrew Sanchez (15:30.80), and lastly freshman Xiaija Schuldies who narrowly missed the national qualifying mark as he ran 15:34.88.
The Women’s 5000 meters also included three Puma personal bests and one national qualifying mark. Sophomore Brooke Binns continued her stellar outdoor campaign as she ran to a huge personal best of 19:05.84, adding a second national qualifying mark to her 10,000m qualifier earlier this season. Freshman Lizbeth Lopez narrowly missed the national qualifying mark of 19:18.75 as she ran to a personal best of 19:18.97. Freshman Paityn Bahm also ran to a personal best of 19:32.21.
Puma Track and Field will continue their outdoor season this weekend at the Beach Invitational in Norwalk, CA.
Full Results from the Mesa Classic can be found HERE.
SILCOX A 2015 NJCAA SERVICE & RECOGNITION AWARD RECIPIENT
The 2015 NJCAA Service and Recognition awards were presented in March during the opening ceremonies of the 74th NJCAA Annual Meeting. Each year, the NJCAA recognizes individuals from its member institutions and national office staff that have excelled on the playing field or have exemplified the organization’s principles of leadership, achievement and service.
This year, the NJCAA Loyalty Award was bestowed upon PVCC Athletic Director Greg Silcox. The NJCAA Loyalty Award is awarded to an active athletic director of a member college who has worked to uphold the ideals of the NJCAA. Significant to this award is leadership in an athletic program exemplifying excellence both on the field and in the classroom.
Silcox has exemplified the NJCAA’s core values in over 28 years of service as a region director, athletic administrator and head coach in the association. During his tenure, his contributions have far exceeded his roles in positively impacting the lives of thousands of student-athletes.
Since arriving at PVCC in 2002, Silcox has provided a clear vision of academic success for his student-athletes as the college’s athletic director. Under his direction, the Pumas program has accumulated over 100 NJCAA individual student-athlete academic awards with over 60 teams receiving national recognition for their cumulative success in the classroom.
Silcox’s leadership has also procured success on the playing field. With his presence at the helm, Paradise Valley has claimed nine of the college’s 11 NJCAA championships.
Earning his bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of California, Riverside in 1981, Silcox first arrived in the NJCAA in 1982 as the Glendale CC women’s basketball head coach. The Northfield, Minnesota, native was promoted to the position of assistant athletic director in 1989 at GCC where he remained for 13 years before coming to PV to serve at athletic director.
BASEBALL ALUM NAMED SOUTHERN CONFERENCE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Former Puma Conor Clancey (2012/2013), now at Wofford College in Spartanburg, SC was named the Southern Conference player of the week, for all games March 30-April 5.
Clancey hit .526 in five contests last week, two of which came at No. 1 Vanderbilt and three of which were on the road at preseason SoCon favorite Western Carolina. Clancey hit two home runs and four doubles in addition to drawing four walks, scoring four runs and knocking in six. He also slugged 1.053 on the week, as six of his 10 hits went for extra bases.
After going 3-for-4 with two doubles in Wofford's Tuesday contest at defending national champion Vanderbilt, Clancey collected seven hits in the series with the Catamounts. The Scottsdale, Ariz., senior went 2-for-3 with a double and a homer in Friday's 11-8 win, driving in two and scoring three times. He also drew two walks. Clancey was 4-for-5 with three RBIs and a run scored Saturday, again hitting a double and a home run. He closed the three-game set with a pair of walks, a single and an RBI on Sunday.
While at PVCC, Clancy was honored with a Second Team All-Region nomination in 2013. That season he led the conference in home runs (9) while placing among the top five in RBI's (33).
Full Wofford Press Release
TWO PUMAS NAMED ACCAC DII PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
Two Pumas were named Conference Players of the Week for the Week of April 6.
The DII Pitcher of the Week was Puma Sophomore Brick Paskeiwicz. Paskeiwicz pitched 6 innings in a 3-2 win over Phoenix College. Paskeiwicz pitched six innings in a 3-2 win over Phoenix College on April 4. He struck out eight, walked none, and gave up just two hits in the win. Paskeiwicz has two wins and six saves in 12 appearances this season. In addition to his pitching, he is also batting .348 with 20 RBIs.
The DII Player of the Week was Puma Sophomore Roberto Martinez. Martinez went 5 for 6 with a triple and a homerun. He had two RBIs and was walked once. Martinez is batting .288 on the season.
Way to go Brick & Roberto!
ALEXANDER TABBED CONFERENCE DII PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Puma Jake Alexander was named the ACCAC DII Player of the Week for the week of March 30 .
Alexander went 7 for 15 with a homerun and 5 RBIs.
So far this season, Alexander is batting .311 with 18 RBIs.
Well done Jake!
WIN SOME LOSE SOME
PVCC 6 Glendale 3
The men moved their region record to 3-2 with a victory on the road against GCC on Tuesday. Taking two of the three doubles points Evan Gazic, Eric Mateer, Jean Perez, and Talon Walz won in singles to secure the team win.
1. Evan Gazic (PVCC) def. Max Schell (GCC) 6-0, 6-7, 7-6
2. Matt Deferme (GCC) def. Zac Hackerott (PVCC) 6-2, 6-0
3. Eric Mateer (PVCC) def. Alejandro Tovar (GCC) 6-2, 6-2
4. Jesus Chino (GCC) def. Cody Kacerek (PVCC) 7-5, 0-6, 10-5
5. Jean Perez (PVCC) def. Matt Chavez (GCC) 6-2, 6-4
6. Talon Walz (PVCC) def. Yeovanny Laveaga (GCC) 6-0, 6-0
1. Max Schell/ Matt Deferme (GCC) def. Evan Gazic/ Zac Hackerott (PVCC) 8-6
2. Eric Mateer/ Cody Kacerek (PVCC) def. Alejandro Tovar/ Jesus Chino (GCC) 8-2
3. Jean Perez/Talon Walz (PVCC) def. Yeovanny Laveaga/ Matt Chavez (GCC) 8-4
PVCC 1 Hastings College 8
Last Saturday the men’s tennis team played and lost to NCAA Division II Hastings College from Nebraska. The only PVCC victory came in doubles at the number 1 position.
1. McKay Inman (HC) def. Evan Gazic (PVCC) 6-4, 6-2
2. Isaac Mertens (HC) def. Zac Hackerott (PVCC) 6-1, 6-3
3. Mark Gueswell (HC) def. Eric Mateer (PVCC) 6-0, 6-0
4. Leland Dexter (HC) def. Cody Kacerek (PVCC) 6-2, 4-6, 10-7
5. Matt Case (HC) def. Jean Perez (PVCC) 6-1, 6-3
6. Tanner Sandvick (HC) def. Talon Walz (PVCC) 7-5, 6-4
1. Evan Gazic/ Zac Hackerott (PVCC) def. Isaac Mertens/Leland Dexter 8-6
2. Zach Inman/McKay Inman (HC) def. Eric Mateer/ Cody Kacerek (PVCC) 8-4
3. Matt Case/ Tanner Sandvick (HC) def. Jean Perez/Talon Walz (PVCC) 8-6
The next and final home match is against Pima Community College April 14.
updated: April 21, 2015
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