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BASEBALL OPEN TRYOUT SATURDAY, MAY 23 AT GENE AUTRY PARK
Paradise Valley Community College and Gateway Community College Baseball Programs will be conducting an open tryout together on Saturday, May 23, 2015. This tryout will be held at Gene Autry Park in Mesa. There is a $10.00 charge to attend this tryout. Each player must provide their own workout clothes, baseball spikes, and glove. We 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
BASEBALL TRYOUT CANCELED
Today's baseball tryout has been cancelled due to the weather. Stay tuned for reschedule info.
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
For only the second time in program history, Puma Softball has qualified for post season play. Ending their season at 22-26, they have secured the #4 seed in this year's tournament.
They will participate in a double elimination tournament starting Friday, May 1. The tournament will be hosted by Phoenix College.
PV will face #1 seed Phoenix College on Friday at 12:30pm.
Congratulations and good luck Pumas!
PUMAS HOST SCOTTSDALE IN ROUND ONE OF PLAYOFFS
After a regular season ending series sweep of Glendale, PV's Pumas now turn their thoughts to the post-season. The Region I - Division II baseball tournament begins Thursday with the four highest Division II colleges from the final ACCAC standings participating.
The #1 seed Pumas, 39-10 ACCAC play, will host the #4 seed Scottsdale (19-21). Mesa, the #2 seed (23-17) will host third seeded Phoenix College (22-18). Each series will be a best-of-three affair, with games Thursday and Friday at 3pm and Saturday, if necessary, at 12pm. All games are played at the site of the high seed. Admission will be charged at each home site. Adults are $5, students with ID are $3 and children under 12 are free. No family passes will be accepted.
This week's winners will play a best-of-three series next week for the Region I championship and berth in the NJCAA Division II National Tournament in Enid, OK May 23-30. The championship series will be held at the site of the highest remaining seed.
Good luck Pumas!
TWO PUMAS NOMINATED FOR RAWLINGS GOLD GLOVE AWARD
Two Pumas, Christian Camacho and Brick Paskiewicz, were nominated for the Rawlings Gold Glove Award by the ACCAC this weekend. They join seven other DII nominees on this list.
This award is given annually by Rawlings in conjunction with the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) and the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA).Winners will be announced in June.
CAMACHO NAMED CONFERENCE DII PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Puma Christian Camacho was named the ACCAC DII Player of the Week for the week of April 23.
Camacho went 10 for 16 last week with two doubles. He also had nine RBIs, stole two bases and scored four runs.
Camacho led the Pumas in the regular season batting a team high .374. He posted 49 hits and 35 RBIs.
Well done Christian!
BASEBALL ALL-CONFERENCE AND ALL-REGION TEAMS SELECTED
Six Pumas have garnered post season All-Region and All-Conference honors this year.
Brick Paskiewicz, Andrew Garcia, Josh Rojas and Christian Camacho were all named First Team All-Region for their performances this season. Mike Diamond and Noel Rodriguez were honored with Second Team All-Region nominations.
Brick Paskiewicz was also named first team All-Conference for his efforts. Andrew Garcia, Noel Rodriguez, Christian Camacho and Josh Rojas were all named Second Team All-Conference.
These six nominations mark the most Pumas to be so honored in one season in program history. All sophomores, they will continue their college careers next year at other institutions. As for now, the Pumas are looking forward to the first round of playoffs set to start at home this Thursday at 3pm against Scottsdale CC.
MEN'S TENNIS QUALIFIES FOR NJCAA NATIONAL TOURNAMENT
The men's tennis team is headed to the 2015 NJCAA National Tournament. After a successful dual match season the Pumas had five players seeded in the Region I Tournament that was held April 21 and 22 at Paseo Racquet Center.
Evan Gazic, Jean Perez, and Talon Walz were singles winners each earning one team point. In doubles the teams of Eric Mateer/Cody Kacerek and Jean Perez/Talon Walz also won matches and team points that secured second place for the men and trip to Plano, Texas.
The 2015 NJCAA National Tournament will be held in Plano, TX May 11-17.
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
updated: May 24, 2015
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