Thursday, February 8, 2018

McKay Smith Joins WWCC Soccer

 McKay Smith from Draper Utah and a soon to be graduate from Corner Canyon High School has signed her National Letter of Intent to play college soccer at Western Wyoming Community College in Rock Springs WY.

Smith is a defender who was nicknamed the brick wall by several coaches and players due to her ability to stop attacks from the opposition.  McKay has played with the club teams Ajax and Joga.  She both captained and anchored her teams.  With her club teams Smith has played in the following tournaments; Nomads in San Diego CA, Vegas Cup, President's Cup in Mesquite NV, Icebreakers in St. George and taking first place in the local Mayor's Cup.  Through her club team experiences she has grown in a great team player who is a hard worker.  McKay is also able to be versatile on the pitch as she
has played a defensive and attacking midfielder.

Besides soccer McKay has participated in National Honors Society, been on the high school honor roll all four years and been a member of FCCLA (Family, Career and Community  Leaders of America).

As a member of the Corner Canyon High School track team Smith has qualified for the UHSAA state track meets in both the 100 meter and the 200 meter sprints.  She was a letter winner in track at CCHS.

McKay plays the cello in the CCHS Chamber Orchestra and in District Honors Orchestra.  She has competed in Regional Solo Ensembles for several years.  Smith has also served on the Orchestra Student Council.

McKay said, "I enjoyed volunteering and serving as team manager for the HS Boy's Basketball team as well as working for Draper City as a referee for basketball, flag football and soccer.  I really look forward to being a part of Western's team."  Western is very excited to have McKay as a member of the 2018 squad and look forward to adding to the WWCC Women's soccer both on and off of the field.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Lizzy Clark from Malad Idaho Signs with WWCC

 Lizzy Clark a senior at Malad High in Malad ID has signed her National Letter of Intent to play college soccer at Western Wyoming Community College in Rock Springs WY.

Lizzy plays as a forward and had a great career for the Malad Lady Dragons.  During her junior season, fall of 2016, she scored 15 goals and added 15 assists.  She has proven herself to be a prolific goal scorer and a great team player - setting up her teammates for their chances at the goal.  Lizzy was named to the Idaho State Journal All Area Honorable Mention team twice, both after her junior and freshman year.  Three times in her high school career the MHS soccer team finished in second place for the district title.

Clark also played club soccer for the Logan Lynx in Logan UT.  Lizzy has participated in the following tournaments; Park City, Cache Valley Cup, Utah Summer Games and the Wasatch Classic Soccer Tournament.

Academics are another area of strength for Lizzy Clark.  She maintains a near perfect GPA in her high school career.  She is a 4 year honor roll student.  Lizzy is an active member of the National Honor Society.

At Western we feel that Lizzy will add greatly to our 2018 attack and beyond.  She possesses the talent to work as an outside forward, outside midfielder, center mid or center forward.  Her ability to pass, create chances for herself and others and the skill of putting the ball into the net will make Lizzy a great asset to the Mustangs.  WWCC graduates a lot of their forward line from their 2nd best attacking year in program history - Kenzie Lucas, Madisyn Cantrell, Katelin Nielson, Brooke Foster and Britney Nisson have exhausted their eligibility and will be moving onto new schools, teams and adventures in the fall of 2018.  We are excited to have signed such a great person, student and soccer player to the Western Wyo Women's Soccer team, congrats to Lizzy and future as a Mustang.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

1st Recruit of 2018 - Markell Freeman

Markell Freeman has signed her National Letter of Intent for Women’s Soccer to play for Western Wyoming Community College in Rock Springs WY.  Markell is from Honeyville Utah and will graduate from Box Elder High in Brigham City UT this spring.

Freeman is a goalkeeper and will join two returning keepers for one of the most talented group of shot stoppers in the region.  Returning for the Mustangs in 2018 in goal will be Lindsey Lemmons and Madeline Kendrick.  In 2017 the WWCC team was 21st in the NJCAA with 9 shutouts and 61st in the NJCAA with 96 saves.

Markell has enjoyed a wealth of success with her past teams.  With the L30 Crush Blue Club team she was part of the 2014 President’s Cup National Champions.  Markell was also a member of the President’s Cup Regional Champions in 2015 and 2016.  Freeman also participated as a Utah 4A State semifinalist with Box Elder in 2015.

Along with her team and club accomplishments her talent, hard work and dedication has not gone unnoticed, as she has picked up several individual awards.  Markell was named to the Northern Utah All-Area team in 2015, 2016 and 2017.  She was part of the Utah ODP in 2013, 2014 and 2015.  With the Box Elder Lady Bees she earned a varsity letter in all 4 years of her high school career.  In 2016 she was named the BEHS most valuable player.  Freeman was named the defensive most valuable player for BEHS during her senior season of 2017.  In 2017 the Salt Lake Tribune also named her to the 5A Honorable Mention All-State team.

Markell Freeman is a tall, athletic keeper who commands her box and can make acrobatic saves if called upon.  Western Wyoming is so happy to add her to the 2018 roster, as we know she can help the team both her freshman and sophomore years.  We look forward to a very promising WWCC soccer career for Markell Freeman.

Sunday, December 3, 2017

2017 Team Awards

Mustang Pride - Brooke Foster

Defensive MVP - Jessica Arevalo

Offensive MVP - Kenzie Lucas

Workhorse of Year - Katelin Nielson

Team MVP - Jaclyn Edwards

Saturday, November 18, 2017

2017 WWCC Program Accomplishments

Most Wins in a Season - 12 wins

Most Shutouts in a Season - 10 Shutouts

573 Consecutive Shutout Minutes

2nd Most Goals in a Season - 37 goals

3rd Time to Win a Region IX Tournament Match

Sophomore class leaving with most wins in a 2 year span - 19 wins

Consecutive Years with Appearance in Region IX Semifinals

Six Matches versus NJCAA Top 20 teams

First Win versus USU-Eastern

Scored 1 of 6 goals Snow College Allowed

Scored 1 of 2 goals LCCC Allowed in Region IX Play

2017 Season Leaders

Top Scorer - Kenzie Lucas (11 goals)

Most Assists - Maylee Thompson & Madisyn Cantrell (5 assists)

Most Offensive Points - Kenzie Lucas (26 points - 11 goals and 4 assists)

Most Shots - Kenzie Lucas (65 shots)

Most Starts - Jaclyn Edwards & Jessica Arevalo (24 starts)

Most Halves Played - Kenzie Lucas, Jessica Arevalo, Kaitlyn Pryor, Maylee Thompson, Jaclyn Edwards, Vanesa Ramirez, Katelin Nielson, Jaden Auger & Claire Morales (48 halves played)

Most Saves - Lindsey Lemmons (86 saves)

Most Shutouts - Lindsey Lemmons (9 shutouts)

Friday, November 17, 2017

2nd Team All Region IX Team 2017

Defense - Jessica Arevalo

Jaclyn Edwards - Defense

Emma Barnes - Midfield

Maylee Thompson - Forward

Honorable Mention All Region IX Team 2017

Keeper - Lindsey Lemmons

Forward - Kenzie Lucas

Saturday, October 28, 2017

#3 LCCC Beats Mustangs Again in Semifinals

On Friday in Denver CO at Metro State University Soccer Complex the Mustangs faced the LCCC Golden Eagles for the third time in the season.  LCCC had won the previous two meeting fairly handily. 

Western Wyoming knew that there was a possibility to surprise the LCCC team but had to play a great game from the entire team.  A three minute span in the beginning of the match would spell disaster for the underdog Mustangs.  LCCC scored three goals from the 9th to the 12th minute.  The Mustangs would calm down and play better throughout the first half but the damage was done with the LCCC goals.  The halftime score was LCCC 3 and WWCC 0.

In the second half the Mustangs continued to battle tough but were not able to chip away at the lead.  Again a 3 minute span proved to be rough on the Mustangs as the Golden Eagles scored twice in the 50th and 53rd minutes.  The final score for the match was LCCC 5 and WWCC 0.  The final season record for the Mustangs was 12 - 8 - 1.  This is the second year in a row that the Mustangs ended their season in Denver in the Region IX semifinals versus the LCCC team.

Sophomores; Madisyn Cantrell, Brooke Foster, Katelin Nielson, Kenzie Lucas, Britney Nisson, Jessica Arevalo, Vanesa Ramirez and Kelsey Moffitt all played their last official match for the Red, Black and White.  These young ladies leave the program with 19 wins in 2 years the most successful stretch in WWCC Women' Soccer Program History.

Mustang Valuable Player:  Madisyn Cantrell for her effort and being a pain in the side for the LCCC defense.

Match Facts - Shots - WWCC 5, LCCC 22; Assists - WWCC 0, LCCC 4; Saves - WWCC 7, LCCC 4; Corner Kicks - WWCC 2, LCCC 5 ; Free Kicks - WWCC 3, LCCC 7; Cards - WWCC 1, LCCC 0

Up Next for the Mustangs: End of 2017 Regular Season

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Mustangs Advance to Semifinals

On Saturday in Sterling CO the Mustangs played a road playoff match against the Lady Plainsmen of Northeastern Junior College.  This was the 3rd match-up of the year for the two teams with WWCC winning both of the previous matches.

With a strong wind in their face the Mustangs still mounted a strong attack at the NJC goal.  Sadly no goals would come for the Mustangs in the first 45 minutes of the match.  Lindsey Lemmons and the WWCC defense had to come up with a couple of good saves and stops to a very motivated NJC team.  The score at halftime was zero to zero.

In the second half the Mustangs would find the only break through they needed in the 55th minute when Yridian Cardenas stole a pass from the NJC defense and struck a beautiful shot from about 20 yards out to beat the keeper.  The Cardenas goal was the only offense the Mustangs needed as the halftime adjustments from the WWCC defense along with the wind kept the NJC attack from getting close to the Western Wyo goal.  After 90 minutes of play the score was WWCC 1 and NJC 0.  The road playoff win brings the 2017 record to 12 - 7 - 1.  This is the Mustang's second year in a row to win a road playoff match and play in Denver CO in the Region IX semifinals.

Mustang Valuable Player:  Yridian Cardenas for the heads up steal and goal.

Match Facts - Shots - WWCC 19, NJC 4; Assists - WWCC 0, NJC 0; Saves - WWCC 2, NJC 9; Corner Kicks - WWCC 2, NJC 1 ; Free Kicks - WWCC 12, NJC 9; Cards - WWCC 0, NJC 0

Up Next for the Mustangs: Friday October 27th - Region IX Semifinals- Denver CO vs LCCC

Monday, October 16, 2017

2017 Region IX Tournament Matchups Announced

1st Round
Match #1
#1 North - LCCC
#4 South - WNCC
@ Cheyenne WY (10/21)

Match #2
#3 North - WWCC
#2 South - NJC
@ Sterling CO (10/21)

Match #3
#2 North - Sheridan College
#3 South - Trinidad St JC
@ Sheridan WY (10/20)

Match #4
#4 North - Gillette College
#1 South - Otero JC
@ La Junta CO (10/21)

Winner of Match #1
Winner of Match #2
@ Denver CO (10/27)

Winner of Match #3
Winner of Match #4
@ Denver CO (10/27)

Region IX Finals
Semifinal Winner
Semifinal Winner
@ Denver CO (10/28)

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Match at OJC an End of Season Classic

On Saturday in La Junta CO the Western Mustangs faced off against the Otero Junior College Lady Rattlers.  Otero will be the #1 seed out of the Region IX South Sub-region.  It was a good test for the Mustangs a week before the Region IX playoffs start.

The match was full of high intensity with neither team looking to back down and wanting to carry momentum into the playoffs.  Kenzie Lucas, Yridian Cardenas and Maylee Thompson all had multiple shots in the match.  Neither team was able to score in the first half of the match.

The second half was just as physical and fast paced as the first half.  Western had a chance to score a late goal off of a penalty kick but it was blocked on a great save by the OJC keeper.  At the end of 90 minutes the score remained 0 to 0.

The Mustangs and the Lady Rattlers played two overtime periods to see if a goal would be scored.  However, despite some good looks a goal was not scored and the match ended in a draw at 0 goals for each team.  The record for 2017 is now 11 - 7 - 1.

Mustang Valuable Player:  Kenzie Lucas for her spunk and fight throughout the match.

Match Facts - Shots - WWCC 11, OJC 12; Assists - WWCC 0, OJC 0; Saves - WWCC 5, OJC 5; Corner Kicks - WWCC 0, OJC 1 ; Free Kicks - WWCC 14, OJC 11; Cards - WWCC 4, OJC 3

Up Next for the Mustangs: Saturday October 21st - Region IX - 1st Round Playoffs - TBA

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Mustangs Set Program Record with Win at TSJC

 On Friday, after a long and late bus trip the Mustangs faced off against the Lady Trojans from Trinidad State Junior College in Trinidad Colorado.

The Mustangs had a sluggish start but played well enough that the TSJC team had very few chances on the WWCC goal.  Western did a good job of possessing in the attacking third of the field but were missing a final pass or a good shot on target.  The halftime score was 0 to 0.

After the changes at halftime the Mustangs kept up their pressure and found the break through that they were looking for in the 48th minute when Maylee Thompson scored from a Yridian Cardenas assist.  In the 59th minute Kenzie Lucas added another goal from an assist from Maylee Thompson.  The WWCC team would hang on for a 2 to 0 win.  The win improves the overall 2017 record to 11 - 7 - 0.  Marking the most wins in WWCC regular season program history.

Mustang Valuable Player:  Lindsey Lemmons for the shutout and 2 saves on the match.  This is her 7th shutout of the season and her fourth consecutive shutout.

Match Facts - Shots - WWCC 21, TSJC 8; Assists - WWCC 2, TSJC 0; Saves - WWCC 2, TSJC 11 ; Corner Kicks - WWCC 5, TSJC 0 ; Free Kicks - WWCC 10, TSJC 11; Cards - WWCC 0, TSJC 0

Up Next for the Mustangs: Saturday October 14th versus Otero Junior College at La Junta CO - regular season finale.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Mustangs Victorious in Final Home Match of 2017

On Wednesday the WWCC Mustangs concluded their home portion of their schedule while hosting the Lady Trappers from Northwest College.  The first meeting between the two teams was an overtime win for the Mustangs.  Again in this match the Mustangs dominated the possession and shots but had a difficult time finding the back of the net against a hard playing team.

In the first half the Mustangs scored in the 32nd minute from Kenzie Lucas off of a Maylee Thompson assist.  The score line would not change in the first half with Jaclyn Edwards, Vanesa Ramirez, Jessica Arevalo, Kaitlyn Pryor and Lindsey Lemmons of the WWCC defense rarely being tested.

In the second half the insurance goal took some time and effort before Maylee Thompson scored in the 84th minute from a Jaden Auger assist.  The final score on sophomore recognition night would be WWCC 2 and NWC 0.  Sophomores who played their last home match for WWCC are; Kenzie Lucas, Jessica Arevalo, Britney Nisson, Kelsey Moffitt, Brooke Foster, Madisyn Cantrell, Vanesa Ramirez and Katelin Nielson.  The win improves the overall 2017 record to 10 - 7 - 0, tying the WWCC program record for most wins in a season.

Mustang Valuable Player:  Maylee Thompson for her goal and assist on the day, Maylee took a big role in the offense on the day.

Match Facts - Shots - WWCC 21, NWC 4; Assists - WWCC 2, NWC 0; Saves - WWCC 1, NWC 10 ; Corner Kicks - WWCC 7, NWC 2 ; Free Kicks - WWCC 5, NWC 7; Cards - WWCC 1, NWC 0

Up Next for the Mustangs: Friday October 13th versus Trinidad State Junior College - at Trinidad CO

2017 Sophomores - Sophomore Recognition

The 2017 WWCC Sophomores

#21 - Katelin Nielson

#20 - Vanesa Ramirez

#19 - Madisyn Cantrell

#18 - Brooke Foster

#12 - Kelsey Moffitt

#10 - Britney Nisson

#6 - Jessica Arevalo

#2 - Kenzie Lucas