With a full schedule of competitive matches the Pumas are looking forward to starting the 2019 season. The Pumas non-conference matches include four universities, three NAIA and one NCAA Division III school. The Pumas are led this season by sophomore Captain Baylee Decker who is coming off a great fall season and looking at helping the young Pumas qualify for the NJCAA National Tournament.
The Pumas will be tested early as they start the season with three quality opponents before conference play starts. The season is set to start on Friday, February 1 against Imperial Valley College (CA), followed by Hope International University (CA) and then top 25 NAIA team, Arizona Christian University. The Pumas first conference match will be against highly ranked Mesa Community College on Thursday, February 21.
Coach Feroz Rast’s thoughts on the upcoming season, “I am beyond excited to start my 6th season here at Paradise Valley. I am very proud of the hard work and dedication this team has put forth all summer and fall and look forward to a successful season ahead. Our fall season was very important in developing our younger players and I was so glad to see the commitment and drive from all of them. They know we are in a tough region and that we have a very difficult regular season schedule, but I know that this team is up for the challenge and they have the work ethic needed to reach their goals.”
The complete schedule and match times can be found HERE