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April 28, 2016
FIVE STUDENT-ATHLETES EARN STUDENT LEADERSHIP AWARDS

On Wednesday, April 27 the Student Leadership Council and The Office of Student Life and Leadership presented the Student Leadership Awards to outstanding PVCC students at the Annual Student Recognition Celebration. Five student-athletes were among those recognized at this year's celebration.

Bridgette Sabanosh (Women’s Soccer) was honored as one of three recipients of the Golden Puma Distinguished Student Leadership Award. This award, the highest bestowed upon three students annually, recognizes model students who have integrated academic excellence with achievement in areas such as leadership, athletics, community service, fine and performing arts, entrepreneurship and career achievement.

Puma Paw Student Leader Awards were bestowed upon two freshmen (one male/one female) student-athletes and two sophomore (one male/one female) student-athletes. The Student Leader Award is reserved for students who demonstrate superior college and/or community involvement. This year's freshmen recipients were: Erika Houle (Softball) and Mick Marroquin (Men’s Tennis). This year's sophomore recipients were: Andrea Ortiz (Women’s Soccer) and Kreston Woods (Baseball).

Congratulations to our outstanding Puma student-athletes!


News

April 28, 2016
BASEBALL OPEN TRYOUT SATURDAY, MAY 21

Paradise Valley Community College and Gateway Community College Baseball Programs will be conducting an open tryout together on Saturday, May 21, 2016. This tryout will be held at Paradise Valley Community College. There is a $10.00 charge to attend. Each student-athlete must provide their own workout clothes, baseball spikes, and glove. Baum bats, baseballs, and other needed equipment for use during the tryout will be provided.

Pitchers and Catchers
Sign ups 8:00am
Tryouts Start 8:45am

Infielders and Outfielders
Sign- ups 11:30am
Tryouts Start 12:00pm

Any interested student-athletes may contact Victor Solis at 602-787-7031 or email him at victor.solis@paradisevalley.edu. They may also contact Rob Shabansky at 602-286-8215 or email him at shabansky@gatewaycc.edu.

To be eligible for the baseball tryout, please contact Coach Solis and/or Coach Shabansky so that your name will be placed on the try-outs 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 two forms will be available the day of the tryout and can be picked up in advance at either school's baseball office, or they can be downloaded from the PVCC Baseball website. The forms must be on hand and signed to be eligible to participate.

Please call or email with any questions.
Victor Solis - PVCC Baseball Head Coach
602-787-7031
victor.solis@paradisevalley.edu

Rob Shabansky - GWCC Baseball Head Coach
602-286-8215
shabansky@gatewaycc.edu

Men’s Soccer

April 28, 2016
MEN'S SOCCER TRYOUTS - SATURDAY, MAY 21, 2016

The Paradise Valley Community College Men's Soccer program will be conducting open tryouts on Saturday, May 21st, at 10:00am. Mandatory registration starts at 9:00am. The tryouts will be held at the PVCC soccer field immediately south of the F building/Fitness Center.

Each participant must provide their own workout clothes, shin guards and cleats. Other needed equipment for use during the tryout will be provided. Water will be provided for all participants but it is strongly advised that each participant hydrate prior to the session.

IMPORTANT - MANDATORY FORMS
Each participant must complete an Assumption of Risk Form and a Contact Information Form. Participants under 18 years of age must have a parent's signature on the forms and must be present at the session in order for the participant to be eligible to participate.

Each participant must provide a copy of his high school athletic physical or personal physical dated within the past 12 months. Physicals dated prior to May 21, 2015 will not be accepted. Physicals must include doctor�s signature and clearance to participate in athletics. Paradise Valley athletic trainers will be present to clear participants.

Only those with the appropriate paperwork will be allowed to participate.

2016 Men�s Soccer Tryout Forms

For further information please contact:

Freddy Delgado, Sr.
Paradise Valley Community College
Head Men's Soccer Coach
602-672-4625
fred.delgado@paradisevalley.edu


Men’s Tennis

April 26, 2016
MEN'S TENNIS QUALIFIES FOR NJCAA NATIONAL TOURNAMENT

The men's tennis team is headed to the 2016 NJCAA National Tournament.

The Pumas competed in the Region I Tournament that was held April 19 and 20 at Paseo Racquet Center where they placed third.

The 2016 NJCAA National Tournament will be held in Plano, TX May 16-20.


Women’s Tennis

April 20, 2016
FINAL RESULTS: REGION TOURNAMENT

The Paradise Valley Community College women’s tennis team lost both doubles matches in the semi-finals to Pima Community College today. Erica Wolford and Jenny Mada lost with a score of 6-1,6-0 and Madison Zeller and Bianca Amaya lost 6-1,6-1. The two losses officially eliminate PVCC from contention to the national tournament.

Representing the ACCAC this season will be Mesa, Pima, and Eastern in the national tournament in Tyler, Texas.

Go Pumas!

Women’s Tennis

April 19, 2016
DAY ONE REGIONAL RESULTS

Tuesday April 19 - Day 1 Results

Singles
Gabriela Wallen lost to GCC in two sets
Raven Covington lost to Pima in two sets
Erica Wolford won her first round match vs. Eastern and lost in the semifinals to Pima
Bianca Amaya won her first round match vs. Eastern and lost in the semifinals to Pima
Madison Zeller lost to Eastern in two sets

Doubles
Gabriela Wallen/Raven Covington lost to Eastern in two sets
Bianca Amaya/Madison Zeller won in two sets against Eastern.

Wednesday Matches will be Bianca Amaya/Madison Zeller vs Pima and Erica Wolford/ Jenny Mada vs Pima.

Pumas are still in contention to make it to the national tournament in Tyler, Texas.

Go Pumas!

Women’s Tennis

April 18, 2016
PUMAS 1-5 SO FAR IN APRIL

April 16
PVCC led by two runs in the ninth inning, but GateWay Community College put together a furious comeback to steal the victory, 5-4.

Matt Goertzen took the loss for PVCC. He pitched one inning, walked two, struck out none, and allowed one run.


April 16 (February 19, Suspended Game)
PVCC and GWCC started this battle on February 19 when play was suspended, tied 1-1 at the end of 11 innings. They finished the game on April 16 in one quick inning. The Pumas couldn't capitalize on a great start from Ryan Kokora, losing 2-1 to GWCC.

Kokora baffled the Geckos, striking out nine batters. The Pumas' pitcher tossed eight innings of shutout ball and allowed only four hits. Austin Thomason took the loss. He pitched one inning, walked none, struck out none, and allowed one run.

PVCC’s lone run of the ballgame came in the eighth inning on a sacrifice fly by Kreston Woods.

The game's last lead went to GWCC thanks to a twelfth inning rally that saw one run cross the plate on a solo home run.


April 15
Michael Amado did his best to change the outcome, but Amado couldn't guide PVCC past GateWay Community College as the Pumas lost 5-.

Amado shut down GWCC while he was on the mound. The Geckos managed just one hit off of Amado, who allowed no earned runs, walked none and struck out two during his two innings of work.

Matt Sweeney took the loss for the Pumas. He lasted four innings, walked three, struck out none, and allowed three runs.

After pushing across three runs in the top of the ninth, the Pumas faced just a 5-4 deficit. A two-run double by Matt Malkin and a sacrifice fly by Jake Alexander sparked a PVCC rally.


April 12 – Game 2
PVCC lost 7-6 despite outhitting Yavapai College 12 to 11.

Marshall Forest racked up two RBIs on two hits for PVCC. He doubled in the fourth inning and singled in the sixth inning.

Walker Ramsey was charged with the loss. He lasted four innings, walked one, struck out three, and allowed five runs.

Yavapai jumped out to an early 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first. After posting another run in the second, Yavapai again scored one in the fourth. Yavapai never surrendered the lead after the fifth inning, scoring two runs on an RBI double and an RBI single. Yavapai built upon its lead with two runs in the seventh.

One run in the top of the eighth helped PVCC close its deficit to 7-4. An RBI single by Brady Weiss sparked a Puma rally. After pushing across two runs in the top of the ninth, PVCC faced just a 7-6 deficit. A two-run home run by Logan Ehnes triggered a Puma comeback until Brady Heid grounded out to end the game.


April 12 – Game 1
Ten hits weren't enough for the Pumas as the lost a shootout, 15-8 in seven innings, to Yavapai College.

Matt Malkin racked up three RBIs on three hits for PVCC. He singled in the third inning and doubled in the fifth and sixth innings.

Stephen Wright was the game's losing pitcher. He allowed nine runs in three innings, walked three and struck out five.

The top of the first saw PVCC take an early lead, 2-0. The Pumas got things going when Logan Ehnes singled. A single by Brady Heid then moved Ehnes from first to second. Brady Weiss singled, plating Ehnes. PVCC added more runs when Heid scored on a sacrifice fly by Jake Alexander.

Yavapai never surrendered the lead after the second inning, scoring six runs on an RBI double and three singles. After posting three runs in the third, Yavapai again scored three in the sixth. In the third, Yavapai scored on a three-run home run.

After pushing across three runs in the top of the fifth, PVCC faced just a 10-5 deficit. A sacrifice fly by Brady Heid and a two-run double by Matt Malkin set off a Puma rally. After pushing across three runs in the top of the sixth, PVCC faced just a 12-8 deficit. An RBI double by Matt Malkin and a two-run single by Brady Weiss sparked another Puma rally.


April 9
PVCC fell to Phoenix College 9-6 despite Cody Wescott's spectacular day from both the mound and the plate.

Wescott paced the Pumas at the plate. Wescott went 2-3, drove in one and scored one run. He singled in the fifth and sixth innings. PC couldn't get anything going so long as Wescott was on the hill. Wescott held the Bears hitless over one-third of an inning, allowed no earned runs, walked none and struck out one.

Harry Gard was the game's losing pitcher. He lasted one-third of an inning, walked four, struck out none, and allowed four runs.


April 8
PVCC beat Phoenix College 11-1 in seven innings after a nine-run explosion in the third.

The Pumas scored in the third on a home run by Matt Malkin, a walk by Cody Wescott, a bases loaded walk by Benji Ayala, and a three-run double by Logan Ehnes. Matt Malkin racked up four RBIs on one hit for the Pumas.

Austin Thomason got the win for PVCC thanks to six strikeouts. Thomason allowed one earned run on four hits and one walk over six innings.

In the fourth, PVCC scored on an error, bringing home Brady Weiss. After posting one run in the fourth, PVCC again scored one in the seventh. Tom McCarty singled, scoring Chase Venable to start the inning. That was followed up by McCarty's single, plating Venable.


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Women’s Tennis

April 13, 2016
GAME, SET, MATCH

The Paradise Valley women’s tennis team lost to Pima on Tuesday with a score of 9-0. This was the final regular season match for the Pumas.

The ladies started out with doubles and lost all three matches with the score of 8-1,8-1,8-3 respectfully. Singles play was not much better as the Pumas lost all six matches. The highlight of the day was the play of Sophomore Madison Zeller as she almost got the win. She was leading 4-2 in the second set before losing a close match 6-1,6-4.

“We played them very tough today. We were just not able to win the big points to clinch games. Overall, we were much more competitive with them than the first time we played them in March. I am excited for our chances going into the region tournament.” Coach Rast said.

The Pumas look ahead to the region tournament starting next Tuesday April 19 at Paseo Racquet Club in Glendale. The Pumas look to earn a spot in the National Tournament in Tyler, Texas.

Go Pumas!

Women’s Tennis

April 5, 2016
PUMAS GO 5-4 IN LAST NINE GAMES

April 2 Game 2
PVCCs three first-inning runs built an early lead that helped bring home a 7-3 win over Arizona Western College.

Matt Malkin racked up three RBIs on one hit for PVCC. He homered in the first inning. Austin Thomason kept contact to a minimum, striking out 10 AWC batters. The Pumas pitcher gave up just four hits over six shutout innings.

In the fifth, PVCC scored on an RBI triple by Brady Weiss, bringing home Turner Lace. Logan Ehnes kicked things off with a single, scoring Benji Ayala. The Pumas matched their two-run fifth inning with two more in the eighth.


April 2 - Game 1
The Pumas beat Arizona Western College 5-2 in seven innings behind Logan Ehnes, who drove in four runs. Ehnes tripled in the second inning and singled in the fifth inning. In the third, PVCC scored on a sacrifice fly by Ehnes, plating Nate Calles.

Miguel Ruiz looked sharp on the mound. AWC managed just two hits off of the PVCC pitcher, who allowed no earned runs, walked one and struck out four during his 4 1/3 innings of work.

The game was never in doubt after the second, as PVCC scored three runs on a three-run triple by Ehnes. Two runs in the top of the third helped AWC close its deficit to 3-2. An RBI double and a groundout fueled AWC 's comeback. The Pumas stopped the rally after Ruiz got AWC to fly out. PVCC brought home one run in the third inning, and matched that run total in the sixth.


March 30
Nate Calles hit two home runs to carry PVCC to an 11-5 win over Monroe Community College. PVCC beat Monroe thanks to 12 hits, including six extra base hits.

The game was back-and-forth heading into the third, with seven lead changes. PVCC pulled out the win thanks to a strong third inning. The Pumas scored on an RBI single by Tom McCarty, plating Jake Alexander.

Cody Wescott recorded the win for PVCC even though he allowed five runs over five innings. He struck out five, walked none and surrendered 10 hits.

PVCCs McCarty, Alexander, Calles and Luis Mendoza combined for eight hits and eight RBIs. The Pumas scored two runs of their own in the second. PVCC scored on an RBI triple by McCarty and an RBI single by Chase Venable. The lead was PVCCs to lose after the third inning. More runs came home on a three-run home run by Calles. The Pumas matched their two-run fifth inning with two more in the sixth. In the fifth, PVCC scored on a solo home run by Calles. A clutch steal of home scored Turner Lace to open the scoring in the frame. That was followed up by Calles' single, scoring Logan Ehnes. PVCC added one more run in the bottom of the seventh when Mendoza stole home.


March 29 Game 2
Matt Malkin clubbed two home runs, but it wasn't enough to carry PVCC to a win as the Pumas fell to Central Arizona College 10-7.

Walker Ramsey was the game's losing pitcher. He allowed nine runs in five innings, walked one and struck out one.

PVCC jumped out to an early 1-0 lead in the top of the second. A solo home run by Matt Malkin started the inning off. CAC didn't relinquish the lead after scoring four runs in the second inning. One run in the top of the fourth helped PVCC close its deficit to 8-2. A solo home run by Matt Malkin gave the Pumas life. Five runs in the top of the sixth helped PVCC close its deficit to 9-7. An RBI single by Kreston Woods, a three-run triple by Ehnes, and a sacrifice fly by Brady Heid set off a Puma rally. But, AWC got Brady Weiss to single to end the inning.


March 29 Game 1
Despite four hits, PVCC lost 11-0 to Central Arizona College.

Stephen Wright ended up on the wrong side of the pitching decision, charged with the loss. He allowed six runs in two innings, walked three and struck out two.

Central Arizona College stayed on top until the final out after taking the lead in the first, scoring two runs on.


March 26 Game 2
PVCC outlasted Cochise College after five lead changes, squeaking out a 6-4 win.

The Pumas managed to grab the lead after a strong fifth inning. A sacrifice fly by Turner Lace scored Benji Ayala and gave PVCC the lead for good. The Pumas staved off Cochise as they were unable to match PVCC down the stretch.

Zach Humphrey got the win in relief for PVCC. Humphrey pitched 4 2/3 innings and allowed two runs.

The Pumas' Brady Weiss, Cody Wescott, Ayala and Logan Ehnes combined for four hits and four RBIs.
The top of the third saw Cochise take an early lead, 1-0. The Pumas survived Cochise's surge and put up one run of its own in the third. PVCC scored on a groundout by Ehnes. The Pumas never surrendered the lead after the fifth inning. The runs piled on thanks to a solo home run by Wescott.


March 26 Game 1
An ace performance by Ryan Kokora spurred PVCC to a 1-0 win in seven innings over Cochise College.

PVCCs Kokora kept Cochise off the scoreboard for all seven innings he was on the mound. He pitched a shutout, allowing no runs on two hits while striking out nine.

The fourth inning saw the Pumas score their only run on the day on a fielder's choice.


March 23
Matt Goertzen did his best to change the outcome but he couldn't will PVCC past South Mountain Community College as the Pumas lost 4-0.

Matt Goertzen was in control on the rubber. SMCC managed just two hits off of the PVCC pitcher, who allowed no earned runs, walked none and struck out one during his 1 1/3 innings of work. Stephen Wright took the loss. He lasted just four innings, walked four, struck out two, and allowed one run.


March 22
South Mountain Community College took the lead in the eighth inning, and PVCC was unable to muster a comeback, losing 8-7.

Harry Gard racked up two RBIs on two hits for PVCC. He singled in the third inning and tripled in the fifth inning. Miguel Ruiz took the loss. He lasted just one-third of an inning, walked none, struck out none, and allowed one run.

SMCC jumped out to an early 3-0 lead in the bottom of the first. SMCC added more runs when they scored on a wild pitch and an RBI double. SMCC survived PVCCs surge and put up one run of its own in the third. SMCC didn't relinquish the lead after scoring three runs in the eighth inning when it scored on two singles.


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Track & Field

March 28, 2016
PUMA TRACK STUDENT ATHLETES TOP NATIONAL LISTS

After two weeks of the outdoor track season, the Paradise Valley track team has produced 13 NJCAA National Qualifying Marks, all of which currently rank in the top 10 in the nation.

In week one, the Pumas split squads between the Baldy Castillo Invitational hosted by Arizona State University and the Willie Williams Invitational held by the University of Arizona. Four Pumas posted national qualifying marks in the 3000m steeplechase at the Baldy Castillo Invitational.

In week two, Paradise Valley track was all over the Valley, as they hosted the Distance in the Dark at Scottsdale Community College Thursday night and the PVCC Outdoor Invitational at home on Saturday, while freshman heptathlete Courtney Brown participated in the Mesa Combined Events Invitational at Mesa Community College Thursday and Friday. Throughout the weekend, Puma track student-athletes added an additional nine national qualifying marks, all of which rank among the top in the Country.

Here is a list of where the Pumas' marks currently stand on the NJCAA National Lists:

John Winfield 1st in Mens 3000 meter steeplechase, 2nd in Mens 10,000 meter run
Austin Lavin 6th in Mens 10,000 meter run
Andrew Sanchez 7th in Mens 10,000 meter run
Billie Jo Dytrt 1st in Womens 5,000 meter run, 5th in Womens 3,000 meter steeplechase
Hannah Jarman 2nd in Womens 5000 meter run, 4th in Womens 3,000 meter Steeplechase
Taylor Brendan 5th in Womens 1500 meter run, 6th in Womens 3,000 meter steeplechase
Paityn Bahm 4th in Womens 10,000 meter run
Malibu Walter 4th in Womens Pole Vault
Courtney Brown 9th in Womens Javelin, 2nd in Womens Heptathlon

Keep up the great work Pumas!