Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Winson Ha - 2018 WWCC Soccer Recruit

Winson Ha a soon to be graduate from Karl G Maeser Prep Academy in Lindon Utah has signed his National Letter of Intent to play soccer at Western Wyoming Community College.

Winson plays as a defender on the soccer pitch.  Winson is suited to play as both an outside back with his speed and offensive abilities or as a center back because of his understanding of the game and his soccer intelligence.

Ha plays in high school for the Lions at Maeser Prep in the UHSAA 3A - Region 14. Currently Ha and the Lions are in position to qualify again for the state playoffs.
Along with playing for his high school Winson has also played soccer with comp teams since he was 13 years old.  Some of the successes for Winson and his teams are; a 4th place in State while in 8th grade,  4th place in the Adidas Cup and 2nd place in the Utah Cup.

Off the field Winson Ha is an outstanding student earning his place on the Honor roll nine times and the High Honor roll eight times.  Winson has taken four concurrent enrollment classes while still in High School.  This final semester of his high school career he is doing and internship at Scoreboard Sports.

Winson has participated in many drama productions as well as drama and Shakespeare competitions since 8th grade.   Ha received a 2nd place finish in contemporary in region drama and a 2nd place finish in Shakespeare for ensemble on two separate occasions.
Ha has helped with many service projects over the years, including making blankets to donate to homeless shelters.  Winson is an Eagle Scout.  After playing for WWCC in he fall of 2018 he plans on serving a 2 year LDS mission.

WWCC is pleased to have Winson Ha as a member of their soccer team as we know he will represent himself and the team very well as a soccer player, a student and a member of the community.

Friday, March 30, 2018

Josh Crew from Syracuse High to WWCC

Josh Crew, a soon to be graduate from Syracuse High in Syracuse Utah, has signed his National Letter of Intent to play college soccer at Western Wyoming Community College in Rock Springs WY.
Josh plays as a forward and does so for both the Syracuse High Titans and the Rampage Soccer team.  Josh came to the WWCC campus in the winter for a campus tour and tryout and impress the coaches with his ability to finish in front of net and his great speed.
Crew's club team was ranked #6 in Utah through GotSoccer. At the end of the fall 2017 season Crew and his club team were tied for first place in the Premier 2 division.Some of the success he had with the club team is winning the Avalanche College Showcase, the Utah Surf Cup and the 2016 Dixie State Invitational.  Josh and his team were also 2017 runners up in the same Dixie State Invitational.

Josh has other interests outside of soccer, Crew has won the Syracuse High Movie Making Contest for two years running.  He is very musically inclined and has the ability to play both the ukulele and the guitar.

Josh is a needed addition to the Mustangs as the starting forwards of Josh Abplanalp and Briston Lowell have both used their eligibility and will graduate from WWCC.  We expect Josh to push for immediate playing time his freshman year using his speed and scoring ability to add to the Mustang attack.  Congrats to Josh for continuing his academic and soccer careers at the next level.

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Jackson Monk Signs to be a WWCC Mustang

Jackson Monk a soon to graduate senior from Hillcrest High in Ammon Idaho has recently signed his National Letter of Intent to play collegiate soccer at Western Wyoming Community College in Rock Springs WY. 

Jackson is a defender who generally plays as a center back.  He caught Western Wyoming's attention through some of his video clips from high school.  During the winter he came to campus in Rock Springs and cemented his decision to commit to WWCC.

Monk was a captain for Hillcrest High during his senior campaign.  While playing for the HHS Knights Jackson was a three time varsity letter-man and started those three years for the varsity Knights.

While playing for Hillcrest, Jackson was selected for 1st team All Conference, 1st team All Area, and 1st team All Region.  Along with the on the field accolades Jackson has taken care of his responsibilities as a student. He has maintained a 3.8 GPA throughout high school.

Besides individual success Jackson has helped his team do very well on the field.  At Hillcrest High he helped the team achieve 2016 and 2017 District Champions and a 3rd place finish at the 5A Idaho State Tournament in 2017.

Jackson possesses great speed along with the soccer skills to play at the NJCAA level.  Monk is also a member of the Hillcrest High track team. 

Monk also played club soccer for Fusion FC.  As a member of Fusion FC he has played, placed, and won numerous tournaments over the last 6 years.

WWCC is so excited to welcome this fine young man and know he can help us as we will be graduating our starting center backs from 2017, Danny Becerra and Matthew Ochoa.  Congrats to Jackson as we know he will be a great representative of the Western Wyoming Soccer program.

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Jaymin Carroll Joins WWCC for 2018

Jaymin Carroll from Rock Springs WY and a soon to be Rock Springs High graduate has signed his National Letter of Intent to continue playing soccer while he attends Western Wyoming Community College.

Jaymin plays as a center mid and does a great job as a defensive midfielder.  Carroll attended a tryout for WWCC soccer in November and showed that he has the necessary skills to excel at the next level of soccer.  Western plans to utilize his talents at that center defensive mid role for the Mustangs but we know that he could even be utilized as an outside midfielder, attacking midfielder or even an outside back.

As a student for Rock Springs High Jaymin has been involved in many areas besides just soccer.  Carroll is a member of the RSHS Student Council and involved in the Fire Law Leadership Academy.  He volunteers his time to be a member of Athletes for Literacy and is consistently on the Honor Roll after each grading term for RSHS.

For the Tigers, Jaymin is a 3 year letter winner in Soccer and received 4A West All Conference Soccer recognition twice, 2016 and 2017.  Carroll with his RSHS Tiger Soccer teammates were 2017 conference and regional champions.  In his high school career Jaymin has helped the Tigers of RSHS to win the Pinnacle Cup on two separate occasions.

Besides playing high school soccer with the RSHS Tiger, Jaymin has also played with; the Rock Springs Avengers, Park City Extreme and the Wyoming ODP team.

Jaymin is the younger brother of recently graduated WWCC Mustang Kamden Carroll.  Jaymin plans on attending Western for a semester before serving an LDS mission.  After his 2 year church mission Jaymin expects to return to Western to finish his degree and soccer playing career.  Western is happy to have added such a fine student, young man and soccer player.  We look forward to Jaymin adding to Western's team both on and off of the field.

Monday, February 19, 2018

Net-minder Nick Kautzman signs with WWCC

Nick Kautzman from Rock Springs WY and a soon to be RSHS graduate has signed his National Letter of Intent to play collegiate soccer for the Western Wyoming Community College Mustangs.

Nick has been a multi-sport athlete for the Tigers.  He has lettered three times in indoor track and as a member of the RSHS Football team.  Kautzman holds the school record for the 4 x 200 relay.  Along with also excelling in multiple sports at Rock Springs High Nick is also a member of the Student Council and Athletes for Literacy.

Nick will soon be a four year letter winner for Tiger soccer.  As a part of the RSHS Soccer team he was a 4 year starter in the net for the Tigers.  His freshman year he helped the Rock Sprinsg High Soccer team advance to the Wyoming State Soccer Semi-finals.

In 2017 Kautzman was third in 4A Wyoming soccer in saves and was second in 4A Wyoming soccer for goals allowed.  Along with good stats in 2017, Nick was named to the 1st Team Keeper of the 4A West and was a 2nd Team Keeper of 4A Wyoming State Soccer.  Last spring was also a banner year for RSHS soccer as they finished as the 4A West Conference Champions and also won 1st place in the 4A West Regional Tournament.

Nick attended a tryout for Western Wyoming in the fall of 2017.  He showed good shot stopping ability and displayed his athletic ability.

Kautzman joins the strong and proud tradition of WWCC Mustang Keepers.  Nick will join Joe Venhaus as the keepers for the 2018 season for the Mustangs.

We are so excited to add Nick, to the Mustang Soccer Family, who is a wonderful person, exceptional student and phenomenal soccer player.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Zaxton Hillman a 2018 Mustang

 Zaxton Hillman a soon to be graduate from Stansbury High in Stansbury Park Utah has committed to play for the Western Wyoming Community College men's soccer team.

Zaxton' best position on the field is as a forward.  Hillman came to the WWCC campus in the fall of 2017 for a tryout.  Zaxton impressed with his size, speed and quickness.  He struck the ball well, showed that he could work well with other forwards and found good placement with his shots.

Western Wyoming is graduating their top 2 forwards from the 2017 season and need to find some size and skill to continue the longstanding WWCC tradition of forwards who perform well while at Western and find a 4 year school to play with.

Hillman plays with Elite FC where he has competed in many tournaments and placed well and won some competitions.  He played with Stansbury High for one year.  Besides soccer Zaxton has also participated with swimming teams.  He swam with his high school team and club swim team.  Swimming provided him with a way to improve his endurance for soccer.  Zaxton medaled twice last year at the UHSAA State Swimming Competition. 

Zaxton will fit in well at Western because he is an excellent student and achieved multiple academic awards while in high school.  Western is happy to have such a fine young man joins the men's soccer team and put on the Red, White and Black of the Mustangs.

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Ryan Arevalo 1st to Sign with WWCC 2018 Soccer

 Ryan Arevalo from South Ogden UT and a soon to be graduate from Layton Christian Academy in Layton UT has signed his National Letter of Intent to play Men's Soccer at Western Wyoming Community College in Rock Springs WY.

Ryan is a good student and will graduate high school with high academic honors.  Arevalo will enter WWCC with several college credit which he took from Weber State while are LCA.

Since his freshman year at LCA, Ryan has been a starter on the varsity soccer team and considers himself an all around field player.  He has also played comp soccer since his sixth grade year.  Arevalo played for both Surf and Forza.  With his comp teams Ryan and teammates have won multiple championships.

During his junior year at LCA Ryan scored 4 goals.  Two of his goals were during the Utah 2A state tournament.  He scored in the semifinal match and Ryan scored the only and winning goal in the 2017 Utah 2A state championship match.

Ryan came to the Western Wyoming campus in the fall and had a great individual tryout.  He showed a lot of potential to translate his game to the next level and be able to contribute right away to the WWCC program as a freshman.

We anticipate Ryan to play during his Mustang career in the midfield.  He possesses good vision and creativity.  Ryan could be used in the attacking mid role or as an outside midfielder.  He also has the skill sets necessary to even help out as a forward or even as an outside defender.

Arevalo continues a WWCC soccer family tradition as his sister Jessica recently completed her second year of eligibility as a Mustang.

 Congratulation to Ryan on becoming a Western Wyoming Mustang and good luck to him and his LCA teammates as they defend their 2A State Soccer crown this spring.

Thursday, January 18, 2018