Friday, February 17, 2017

Two from 2017 Class Sign with 4 Year Schools

Kyle Signing his NLI
 Kyle Mivshek from Pinedale WY and a soon to be Western Wyoming Community College 2017 graduate has signed his National Letter of Intent to play for the Multnomah University Lions.  Multnomah University is located in Portland Oregon.  MU is a member of a NAIA school.  Last season the Lions had a record of 3 - 14 - 0.  Kyle should fill an immediate need for the Lions as they only have 1 returning keeper.  Kyle was a 2nd team All Region IX North selection in 2016.  We are so proud of Kyle and his chance to continue his education while playing soccer at the next level.

Kyle and Grayson with Coach Jeff Atkinson
Grayson and Kyle with WWCC Professor Ann Rudoff

 Grayson Barnes from Singapore and a future Western Wyoming Community College 2017 graduate has signed his National Letter of Intent to play soccer at Montreat College in Montreat North Carolina.  The Montreat Cavaliers participate in NAIA athletics.  The 2016 men's soccer season saw the Cavaliers post a 8 - 9 - 1 record and a conference post season tournament berth.  In 2016 Grayson was a 2nd Team All Region IX North midfielder and a member of the 2016 Region IX Tournament team.  Congrats to Grayson on finding the right fit for him as a student and as a soccer player.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Mustangs Doing Well at Next Level

Jose Beto Rincon
Three members of the 2015 Western Wyoming Community College Men's Soccer team continued their education while playing soccer.

Jose "Beto" Rincon from Hyrum Utah played the fall 2016 season in Forest City Iowa for the Waldorf University Warriors.  Beto played in 15 games while starting 4 matches.  As an attacking player he scored 3 goals for the Warriors and took 25 shots.  Some leg injuries slowed him down from time to time but overall it was a great junior season for Beto.
Riley Gibson

Riley Gibson from Lehi Utah also played the fall 2016 season for the WU Warriors.  Riley played in 17 matches and started 16 of those matches.  He notched 5 goals and 2 assists while amassing 42 shots.  Gibson was also credited with 2 game winning goals.  Riley earned a 1st Team All Conference nod from the North Star Athletic Association (NSAA).

Mitch Jensen
Both Beto and Riley were an integral part in the Waldorf attack and led them to a 12-6-1 overall record.  A loss ended their season in the NSAA Tournament Championship.

Mitch Jensen from Kaysville UT played this fall for the Utah Valley University Wolverines.   Mitch played in 12 matches and started 10 of those matches.  Jensen had 25 saves and a 83.3% save percentage on the season.  He was credited with 8 wins and 1 loss on the year.  Mitch only allowed 5 goals on the year for a .48 goals allowed average per match.  Due to his stellar play Mitch was named the Western Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the week twice.  Jensen was also named to WAC All-Conference First Team, NSCAA All-West Region Second Team and Academic All-WAC First Team.  Mitch turned into a leader on the field for UVU as they climbed to a #21 NCAA ranking and hosted the WAC tournament.  The 2016 season for Jensen and UVU ended in a heartbreaking WAC tournament semifinal loss to UNLV.

Monday, January 30, 2017

Javier Arvayo Joins the 2017-2018 Mustangs

 Javier Arvayo a senior at South Fremont High in St. Anthony Idaho has signed his National Letter of Intent to play college soccer at Western Wyoming Community College in Rock Springs WY.

Javier is a big, strong forward that has a knack for scoring goals while involving others around him and being very creative.  Javier came to the WWCC campus for an open tryout late in 2016 and impressed the coaching staff with his foot skills and competitiveness.  As a senior with the South Fremont Cougars he helped lead the team to an outstanding 10 - 4 - 1 record.  Javier was named to all conference teams each of his 4 years in high school.

Arvayo finished his High School career with 33 goals and 8 assists.  His best position on the pitch would have to be a striker.  He is
versatile and could play an attacking midfielder or an outside midfielder with out any big changes to his game.  Believe it or not but Javier also has experience in playing as a keeper.

Arvayo has shared with us a lesson he learned while playing for both the South Fremont High team and the Teton FC club team, "That it is not always about you.  It's about the people you play with and the logo on that's on the front of your jersey".

 Javier joins a returning WWCC attack which should includes three Region IX North all region players (Briston Lowell, Josh Abplanalp and Vic Gonzalez).  Even with the crowded front line Javier should be able to show his skills from the start of his freshman year.  We expect Javier Arvayo to come to Western in August and compete from the get go for a starting spot and playing time as he uses his talents to improve the Mustangs, who are coming off of a Region IX semi-final appearance.  Welcome to the Western Wyoming Soccer family - Javier Arvayo from St. Anthony Idaho.

Check out Javier's highlight videos here.

Monday, January 9, 2017

1st Recruit of 2017 - Colton Harrison from Davis High

 Colton Harrison a current senior at Davis High School in Kaysville UT has signed a National Letter of Intent to play collegiate soccer at Western Wyoming Community College in Rock Springs WY.

Colton signed his Letter of Intent in December of 2016.  Colton plays as a midfielder and is comfortable in the middle of the pitch and also as an outside midfielder.  Harrison came to the Western Wyoming campus in mid October for a campus visit and tryout.  He impressed many at the tryout and showed that he has what it takes to play at the next level.

Colton plays high school soccer for the Davis Darts.  He is a 3 year varsity letter man.  In the spring of 2016, Colton and the Davis Darts were the 5A Region 2 champions with a 12 - 3 - 1 overall recordbut sadly lost in the first round of the UHSAA soccer playoffs.  Colton and the DHS soccer team are expecting another great season in the spring of 2017.

Along with playing for the Darts, Harrison has also played 7 years for Forza Futbol Club in Utah Premier Club Soccer.  With Forza Colton has played in many tournaments.  These tournaments have taken place in Utah, California, Colorado, Arizona and Nevada.  He has played in the Surf Cup, SC Del Sol, Presidents Cup in Phoenix and other top tournaments.  Colton and his Forza FC teammates were Champions of the Dick's Sporting Goods Denver Cup in 2014 and 2016.  Colton was also the top scorer in the 2014 tournament.

Harrison's favorite soccer player is Cristiano Ronaldo and his most inspirational favorite quote is, "Every champion was once a contender who refused to give up".

We at Western are very excited to add Colton as the start of a great 2017 recruiting class.  Colton will definitely be needed as six of the eight midfielders from the 2016 team will not be returning to the 2017-2018 team.  We see Colton being able to fill the role as our attacking midfielder or as an outside mid.  He has the ball skills, speed and determination to be a great player for the Mustangs for the next couple of years.  Colton is an excellent person, student and player and is the type of athlete that we need more of at Western Wyoming Community College.

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

2016 Fall Academic Awards

Fall 2016 Grades have been released, the following players have received honors.

Dean's Honor Roll
Josh Abplanalp
Briston Lowell
Ty Nielsen

President's Honor Roll
Seth Romsa
Tanner Trumble

Congratulations to these young men and their hardwork!  Keep it up in the future.

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Saturday, November 19, 2016

2016 WWCC Men's Soccer Awards






Sunday, November 13, 2016

Career Records Set in 2016

5) Tanner Trumble (2015-2016) - 44

5) Kyle Mivshek (2014, 2016) - 166 
8) Benji Ayala (2016) - 85

3) Kyle Mivshek (2014, 2016) - 4 
6) Benji Ayala (2016) - 2