Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Saturday, July 8, 2017

2016 All Region Danny Becerra Back for WWCC in 2017

 Danny Becerra from Jackson Wyoming has again committed to play soccer at Western Wyoming Community College in Rock Springs WY for his sophomore year.  Danny was a 2016 graduate from JHHS in Jackson and had a stellar high school career.

Danny's freshman year for the Mustangs was a great one for Becerra.  During the 2016 season Danny mainly played as an outside defender.  He played as the left back for the WWCC team.  Becerra had 16 Shots, 2 Assists, 17 Fouls, 21 Starts, 46 Halves Played during his first year at Western.  Both of his assists on the season came and clutch times for the Mustangs.  Danny's first assist was for a late game winning goal against Air Force Prep and his second assist was the lone goal of the day when WWCC hosted Sheridan College.  Becerra was also a part of the game tying goal in the Region IX quarterfinals when his ball was the secondary assist to Grayson Barnes' first goal on the day.

Danny also received accolades from his teammates and opposing teams and coaches for his 2016 season.  Danny was voted as the 2016 WWCC Men's Soccer Defensive MVP.  Becerra was also a 2016 Honorable Mention All Region IX North Defensive player.

In the spring season Danny continued to improve and grow as a player and a team leader.  In the Mustang's Intersquad scrimmage to end the spring 2016 season Danny volunteered to play keeper for his team.  Even though his team missed his skills as a field player on the day he stepped up and played his role for the day very well.

As we look forward to the 2017 fall season we know that Danny Becerra can hold done the left back or right back position for WWCC.  He has the motor to get up and done the field along with the skills to match any attacking player that he may face.  We are happy to have Danny back with Western Wyoming Soccer for the 2017-2018 school year.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Joe Venhaus will be a Keeper for WWCC Mustangs

Joseph Venhaus from Providence Utah and a recent graduate from InTech Collegiate High School has signed a National Letter of Intent to continue his soccer playing career at Western Wyoming Community College in Rock Springs Wyoming.

Even though Joe attended and graduate from InTech Collegiate High he played high school soccer at Ridgeline High School in Millville, Cache Valley, Utah.  He just played his senior year, 2017, at Ridgeline High as it was the initial year for the new high school in the valley.

Venhaus played for several club teams while in his youth including; the Piranhas and the Wolverines, where he started to play keeper 100% of the time.  Lastly he played with Aggies FC.  Joe played the last year and a half for Aggies FC before he started to play for the RHS Riverhawks.

Joe helped out the Riverhawks to an amazing season with an overall record of 15 wins and 2 losses.  Venhaus recorded six shutout victories on the season.  Joe only allowed 16 goals over 17 matches in the 2017 high school season.

Joe and the Ridgeline Riverhawks finished the regular season in first place for Region 11.  They followed up a great regular season with a stellar run through the UHSAA 3A State Soccer Tournament.  Ridgeline defeated; Cedar High in the first round of the playoffs, Stansbury High in the quarterfinals and Snow Canyon High in the state semifinals.  Joe and his RHS teammates capped off their season with a 2 - 1 double overtime victory over Juan Diego High in Rio Tinto Stadium to capture the 3A UHSAA state championship.

Venhaus was just recently named to the Deseret News Honorable Mention 3A All State team as a keeper.

Western is not only getting a keeper that can come to campus in August and immediately push for a starting role along with Daniel Pelayo but Joe is also a wonderful student.  Joe has maintained a high school GPA above 3.3 during his prep career.  We welcome Joe and wish him well as he starts this chapter of his soccer playing career.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Camen Gray Center Back with Mustangs in 2017

Camen Gray from Morgan UT has signed once again to play for the Mustangs of Western Wyoming Community College Men's Soccer team.

Camen joined the WWCC soccer team in January of 2016 after serving a 2 year LDS church mission to Eastern Europe (Albania).  Camen is a 2013 graduate from Morgan High School in Morgan Utah.  Camen played for the Trojans of MHS on both the soccer and basketball teams.

Camen was a great addition to the 2016 Mustang team seeing most of his time from off of the bench mainly as a forward.  Gray also saw time as an outside mid and an outside back.  During his freshman campaign Camen had 3 Shots, 2 Fouls and 24 Halves Played.

The spring season of 2017 brought a position change for Camen.  After much consideration of his skills and the team's needs Camen was asked to be a center back for the spring team.  Gray did an exceptional job for the spring team, he played almost every minute of every scrimmage as a center back.  He showed great athleticism, speed and poise.  His height and willingness to win balls in the air are both positives as he was becoming a true center back.  Camen along with the rest of the WWCC back line played very well throughout the spring and especially during the last full scrimmage versus the UVU club team in Orem UT.  Camen was part of the defense that earned a shutout on that day.

Camen is an Accounting Major at Western Wyoming Community College.  He plans on graduating from WWCC in December of 2017.  Camen was married in May of 2017 and he and his wife plan on continuing their education at another school soon after he graduates.  Camen has always been a good student, finding himself on the Presidential Honor Roll before while continuing to maintain an overall GPA that his well above 3.0.

As we are approaching the Fall 2017 season the expectations of Camen and the rest of the Mustangs are very high.  Gray should see a lot of playing time in the fall as he competes with the other center backs (Jack Stout, Matthew Ochoa and Karson Liddell) on the roster for a starting role and playing time.  Good luck to Camen as he keeps learning the role of a center back while completing his Associates Degree this fall.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Carlos Gonzalez - Man in the Midfield for Sophomore Year

 Carlos Gonzalez a 2016 graduate from Wood River High in Hailey Idaho has signed his National Letter of Intent to play his second season for Western Wyoming Community College.

Carlos had a great freshman season for the Mustangs accruing the following stats; 12 Shots, 1 Goal, 3 Assists, 15 Fouls, 18 Starts and 48 Halves Played.  Carlos played in every half of every match during the 2016 fall season.
Gonzalez is a midfielder who saw the majority of his playing minutes as an outside midfielder.  But Carlos has the creativity to play as an attacking midfielder and the scoring poise to be a forward if needed.  

Carlos is a History Major at Western Wyoming Community College has done a good job getting the most of his college opportunities with the WWCC History department.  Carlos has traveled with the History Department to San Fransisco and completed various presentation, awards and research projects.

On the pitch Carlos uses great vision, precise passing and a never ceasing engine.  Carlos was an integral part of the 2016 midfield and is the only returning member of the top 6 midfielders from 2016.  Carlos will need to be a leader in both action and in word for a young but very talented group of midfielders who will be joining the ranks of the Western Wyoming Soccer midfield.

The spring 2017 scrimmage season was good for Carlos.  Gonzalez played a lot of minutes in every scrimmage that we had including our inter-squad scrimmage.  In the spring Carlos had 2 goals.  He played much of his time as an attacking midfielder.

As we look forward to the fall 2017 season we know that Carlos will come to play for the Red Desert Mustangs.  Western is so excited to bring back Gonzalez with his talents and cannot wait to see what he can do for the squad during his sophomore campaign.  Congratulations Carlos and good luck on a successful second year at Western both on and off of the soccer field. 

Saturday, June 3, 2017

From GRHS to the Mustangs Kamden Carroll

Kamden Carroll a 2016 graduate from Green River High School in Green River Wyoming has committed to college soccer at Western Wyoming Community College for the fall 2017 season.

Kamden was part of a Green River High Soccer team that had a lot of success throughout his high school career.  Kamden was a 4 year letter winner for GRHS.  As a sophomore he led the Wolves with the most assists in the 2014 season and helped GRHS become the Pinnacle Cup Champions and 4A West Regional Champions.  During his senior season Carroll was the leading point scorer for GRHS, including leading the team in assists and in goals for the 2016 season.  GRHS and Kamden were regular season 4A West Conference Champions and won the 2016 4A West Regional Tournament.  He earned a 1st Team 4A West All Conference player and a 2nd team 4A All State award.  One of the high school soccer accomplishments he is most proud of his the fact that while in high school Kamden and GRHS won the Sweetwater Cup four years in a row, this is the rivalry cup between Green River and Rock Springs.

Carroll is an Art Major while studying at WWCC.  He has been recognized for his artistic ability by being named Art Student of the Year for 2016.  Also Kamden received the WWCC Art Purchase Award, this means that Western Wyoming bought one of Carroll's ceramic pieces to display on campus.

Kamden joined the WWCC spring soccer team and got some rust off since he really had not played that much soccer since his senior year of high school.  He can play most attacking positions including forward, attacking mid and an outside mid.  He possesses good height, a physical mentality with good creativity to find scoring opportunities for himself and his teammates.  Western is excited to bring Kamden Carroll into the mix of the attacking players that we will have at our disposal for the 2017-2018 season.  Kamden should fit right in with the Mustangs to provide great depth and different attacking options for the team.  Welcome to Western Wyo Soccer Kamden Carroll.

Monday, May 29, 2017

Delaney Seilbach Joins the Ranks of WWCC in 2017

Delaney Seilbach a 2016 graduate from Rock Springs High in Rock Springs WY has committed to play soccer for the Western Wyoming Community College Mustangs in the fall of 2017.

Seilbach played as an outside mid for the RSHS Tigers.  As a senior Seilbach had 1 goal and 1 assist.  Delaney was one of the few seniors on the RSHS team that spring and helped set the ground work for the 2017 Tigers to have a stellar year.

In the spring of 2017 Delaney started training with the WWCC spring team and proved to have the skill and quality to play at the next level.  Delaney possesses good speed, a no quit attitude and a willingness to learn.  In the spring Delaney show action both as an outside defender and as an outside midfielder.  Seilbach played both positions very well, the defender position had a bit of a learning curve for him but he made the transition quickly.  However, he really showed his true potential while playing in the midfield for the 2017 spring Mustangs.  We know that he could provide great play and minutes to the fall team at either an outside midfielder or an outside back.

Delaney is enrolled in Electrical and
Instrumentation Technology program at Western.  Seilbach plans to graduate from Western in December of 2017.  Delaney says, "I hope to help the team next year as either a mid or back with distribution and speed."  Welcome to the team Delaney, we know that you will do your best to help out the team while accomplishing your academic and career goals.

Friday, May 26, 2017

Honor Roll for 2016-2017 Mustangs

The following WWCC Soccer players have been or will soon be named to the following Honor Rolls after the 2017 Spring Semester.

Dean's Honor Roll (3.25-3.99)
Ben Kunz
Mike Wolken

President's Honor Roll (4.00)
Briston Lowell
Tanner Trumble

Congratulations to these fine young men for all their hard work and dedication to their academics.