Paradise Valley Community College; 18401 North 32nd Street; Phoenix, Arizona, 85032

Athletics News

Athletic Department Recent News





May 31, 2016
BASEBALL OPEN TRYOUT ON THURSDAY, JUNE 9

Gateway Community College and Paradise Valley Community College baseball programs will be conducting an open tryout together on Thursday, June 9, 2016. This tryout will be held at Gene Autry Park (4125 E McKellips Rd, Mesa, AZ 85215).

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 Rob Shabansky at 602-286-8215 or email him at shabansky@gatewaycc.edu.

To be eligible for the baseball tryout, please contact 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.

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

Men’s Tennis

May 31, 2016
MEN'S TENNIS HAS SUCCESS AT NATIONAL TOURNAMENT

The PVCC Men’s Tennis team played in the NJCAA National Tournament May 16 -20 in Plano, Texas. The weeks forecast of rain didn’t materialize and play began on a very busy Monday morning. Talon Walz started off singles play by winning in straight sets. Nick Marroquin and Chris Malayan played later in the day but lost. In the afternoon doubles was played. Talon and Nick lost their doubles match in three sets while Cody Kacerek and Freddy Henry won in two. On Tuesday Cody Kacerek and Freddy Henry, who had byes in the first round of singles opened play, but both came up short in their matches. Talon played his second round match, losing to the number one seed and eventual tournament champion. On Wednesday Nick and Cody, playing in the backdraw, won a match, but lost in the semifinals. The team finished in 19th place in a tournament featuring some of the very best tennis programs in the country.

This year marked the first time that the men had qualified for the National Tournament in back-to-back years. And, Talon and Cody became the first PVCC players to participate two years in-a-row.

Congratulations Pumas!

Men’s Soccer

May 4, 2016
MEN'S SOCCER OPEN TRYOUT - SATURDAY, MAY 21

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 participants 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.

Assumption of Risk Form
Contact Information Form

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 Soccer

May 4, 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

Women’s Tennis

May 3, 2016
ACCAC COACH OF THE YEAR HONORS FOR COACH FEROZ RAST

Coach Feroz Rast was voted the 2016 ACCAC Women's Tennis Coach of the Year bu the conference's women's tennis coaches. It was an exciting year for the Pumas as they narrowly missed qualifying for the National Tournament by one point. It was the first time in program history that the Pumas have been that close to qualifying for the National Tournament.

Congratulations to Coach Rast and to the Puma Women's Tennis team!

Women’s Tennis

May 2, 2016
BASEBALL ALL-CONFERENCE AND ALL-REGION TEAMS SELECTED

Two Pumas have garnered post season All-Region and All-Conference honors this year.

Freshman Logan Ehnes was named First Team All-Region for Division II for his performance on the field this season. Additionally, Sophomore Kreston Woods was named Second Team All-Region for Division II.

Logan Ehnes was also named Second Team All-Conference for his efforts.

Woods, along with fellow Sophomore Brady Weiss were both nominated for the Division II Gold Glove award for their respective positions, catcher and outfield.

To see the full list of winners click HERE

Congrats to these Pumas!



Women’s Tennis

May 2, 2016
PUMA BASEBALL SEASON COMES TO AN END

Puma Baseball wrapped up the 2016 season this past weekend. Here's a look at their last eight games.


April 30
Marshall Forest collected three hits, but PVCC still fell to Glendale Community College 11-6.

Two of PVCC’s runs were scored thanks to timely hitting by Forest. He singled in the second, fifth, and sixth innings. Matt Sweeney took the loss on the mound for PVCC. He allowed nine runs in four innings, walked one and struck out one.

The bottom of the first saw GCC take an early lead, 1-0. GCC scored one run in each of the second, sixth and eighth. The lead stayed with GCC after the fifth, when they scored seven runs on a two-run error, two singles, and two triples. After pushing across one run in the top of the eighth, PVCC faced just a 9-6 deficit. An RBI single by Brady Heid triggered a Puma comeback. GCC struck out Tom McCarty to end the threat. After a quick strike from PVCC, GCC responded with one run in the eighth.


April 29
A tight game was decided in the ninth inning as PVCC fell to Glendale Community College 8-6.

Logan Ehnes went a perfect 3-3 at the plate for PVCC. He singled in the second, fourth, and sixth innings. Austin Thomason took the loss on the hill for PVCC. He went 5 2/3 innings, walked three, struck out four, and allowed two runs.

The Pumas jumped out to an early 3-0 lead in the bottom of the first. A single by Matt Malkin, scoring Ehnes started the inning off. PVCC then tacked on more runs when Lace scored on a groundout by Brady Heid and Weiss scored on an RBI double by Cody Wescott. After posting two runs in the third, GCC again scored two in the ninth. One PVCC baserunners came all the way around to score in each of the third, sixth and eighth. In the third, PVCC scored on an RBI single by Brady Heid, scoring Brady Weiss.


April 27
PVCC jumped out to an early lead on Chandler-Gilbert Community College and captured a 14-6 victory.

Nine runs in the first three innings allowed PVCC to put the game away early. An error and during the first inning, a three-run home run by Brady Weiss, a solo home run by Matt Malkin, and a solo home run by Cody Wescott in the second inning supplied the early offense for the Pumas. PVCC hit three home runs in the win. Brady Weiss racked up three RBIs on two hits for the Pumas.

Even though Miguel Ruiz allowed six runs over six innings he still recorded the victory. Ruiz struck out three, walked one and gave up eight hits.

The Pumas quickly took the lead with a seven-run inning in the second. PVCC answered CGCC's four runs in the top of the eighth with five runs of its own in the eighth. The Pumas scored on a bases loaded walk by Brady Heid, an error, an RBI single by Luis Mendoza, a hit by pitch, and an error.


April 26
Logan Ehnes did all he could to give PVCC a boost, but it wasn't enough to get past Chandler-Gilbert Community College, as the Pumas lost 9-5.

It was a good day at the plate for PVCC’s Ehnes. He went 4-5 and scored one run. He doubled in the third inning and singled in the fifth, seventh, and ninth innings. Walker Ramsey took the loss for the Pumas. He went four innings, walked two, struck out one, and allowed four runs.

The lead stayed with CGCC after the second, when it scored three runs on an RBI double and an RBI single. One run in the top of the fifth helped PVCC close its deficit to 4-1. CGCC tacked on another two runs in the sixth. CGCC built upon its lead with three runs in the eighth.


April 23
While PVCC hung tough against Mesa Community College, the Thunderbirds pulled away late for a 13-7 victory.

Logan Ehnes racked up four RBIs on two hits for PVCC. He doubled in the second inning and singled in the eighth inning. Miguel Ruiz was charged with the loss. He went three innings, walked none, struck out four, and allowed three runs.

The bottom of the first saw MCC take an early lead, 5-0. MCC never surrendered the lead after the third inning, scoring two runs on a solo home run and an RBI triple. A one-run fifth inning helped bring the Pumas within two. An RBI single by Brady Heid triggered a potential comeback. But, MCC got Tom McCarty to ground out to end the inning. MCC increased its lead with five runs in the seventh. After pushing across one run in the top of the eighth, the Pumas faced just a 13-7 deficit.


April 22
Nick Wojtysiak did his best to change the outcome, but Wojtysiak couldn't pilot the Pumas past Mesa Community College as PVCC lost 9-4.

Wojtysiak was in control on the bump. He held MCC hitless over 1 2/3 innings, allowed no earned runs, walked none and struck out one. Austin Thomason took the loss for the Pumas. He allowed seven runs in 4 1/3 innings, walked one and struck out four.

MCC went up for good in the first, scoring three runs on two singles. MCC brought home one run in the third inning, and matched that run total in the eighth. MCC got two-run rallies in the fourth inning and the fifth

Three runs in the bottom of the seventh helped PVCC close its deficit to 8-3. A groundout by Logan Ehnes, an RBI single by Brady Heid, and an RBI single by Luis Mendoza gave the Pumas life. Cody Wescott struck out to end the Puma threat. One PVCC run crossed the plate in the bottom half of the eighth, making the score 9-4. A fielder's choice triggered a Pumas' comeback. MCC got Brady Heid to fly out to end the threat.


April 19 – Game 2
PVCC took the last of seven lead changes in a back-and-forth affair against Pima Community College, securing a 6-3 victory.

The Pumas finally managed to grab the lead after a strong fourth inning. PVCC scored on a single by Kreston Woods. Turner Lace had a hot bat for PVCC. Lace went 2-3, drove in one and scored one run. He singled in the third and sixth innings. Zach Humphrey recorded the win for PVCC. He pitched four shutout innings. He struck out one, walked none and surrendered two hits.

The top of the first saw Pima take an early lead, 1-0. After a quick strike from Pima, PVCC responded with two runs in the first. PVCC scored on a fielder's choice and a steal of home by Brady Weiss.


April 19 – Game 1
Luis Mendoza's walk-off sacrifice fly boosted PVCC to a 7-6 win over Pima Community College in 10 innings.

Zach Humphrey recorded the win for PVCC. He tossed two-thirds of an inning of shutout ball. Humphrey struck out none, walked none and gave up no hits. The Pumas were sparked by Brady Heid and Logan Ehnes, who teamed up for six hits and five RBIs.

PVCC jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in the bottom of the third. After Ehnes singled, Brady Heid homered, bringing home Ehnes. The Pumas matched their two-run fourth inning with two more in the tenth. In the fourth, PVCC scored on a sacrifice fly by Ehnes, scoring Marshall Forest.


"Powered by Narrative Science and GameChanger Media. Copyright 2016.”


News

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 Nick 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!


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!