Friday, July 11, 2014

World Cup Fans?

These two buck deer were on the Western Wyoming Community College soccer field Monday July 7th.  Pictures taken by Jeff Atkinson.

Monday, July 7, 2014

Riley Gibson Added to the 2014 Mustang Squad

 Riley Gibson has officially signed to be a member of the 2014 Western Wyoming Mustang Soccer team.  Riley hails from Lehi Utah where he prepped at Lehi High School.  Riley was a member of the LHS soccer team when they won the Utah 4A state in 2010, also a member of the LHS soccer team when they were Region 7 champs in 2010 and 2011.

Riley is a versatile player who did not give up on his dream of playing college soccer and advancing his education.  Riley has a big frame but possesses awesome touch and skills.  Riley will most likely play either a center back for the Mustangs as his 6'2" frame is ideal for the position along with a wealth of soccer experience help out at the center of the defense.

Photo from Riley Gibson
The other position that we feel that Riley will help out and benefit the Mustang team is as a forward.  Gibson came to the WWCC campus and auditioned for the squad in the spring.  We were impressed with his ability as a forward.  He can play with his back to the goal, help control the flow of the match and still advance the ball towards the opposition's goal.  He plays simply and fast.  He uses his teammates and has an accurate shot on frame. 

We are excited to have such a great player and mature person to join our ranks and know that Gibson will do his best to help out the 2014 Mustang squad whether it be as a forward or a center back.  We know that Riley will do great for us this season both on and off of the pitch.  Congratulations Riley on working hard to reach your goal of playing collegiate soccer.

Friday, June 27, 2014

Former Mustang in Soccer Commercial

Dennis Sellis, a 2007 Western Wyoming Mustang, has a role in a current Zions Bank commercial aired throughout our viewing region.  Dennis shown above on the right with current RSL and USMNT midfielder Kyle Beckerman.  Nick Rimando the RSL and a USMNT keeper also stars in the commercial.  Dennis is the career WWCC goal scorer with 34 goals, Sellis lead the NJCAA in goals and offensive points in 2007.  Dennis played one year at Western, he later played at Penn State and Westminster College to finish his college playing career.  The past season Dennis played professional soccer in Finland.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Zac Roper Inks with Western

Zac Roper, a recent graduate of Preston High in Preston Idaho has signed his National Letter of Intent to play soccer at Western Wyoming Community College in Rock Springs WY.
Roper is a tall and gifted attacking player who has the size and speed to play as a striker, the field awareness to be a center attacking mid and the passing accuracy and dribbling skills to be an outside mid.  Zac attended an ID camp in Riverton UT and impressed us as one of the elite high school senior there that day.  He used his frame well and found chances for himself and his teammates.  Roper also impressed with his ability to adapt to playing with new teammates and stayed very positive with all players regardless of the situation.  Zac will be a welcome addition to the Western Wyoming family as we are certain he will contribute well on the field as well as a stellar member of the community and a high achieving scholar athlete.  We wish him the best as he starts his collegiate career.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Western Wyoming Men's Soccer is a NJCAA Academic Team of the Year

The National Junior College Athletic Association released today their NJCAA Academic Teams of the Year for the 2013-2014 school year.  We are very proud to announce that the WWCC Men's Soccer team was ranked as the 5th best NJCAA Academic Team of the past school year.  The WWCC Men's team set this as one of their goals for the season and we are super excited that we accomplished this goal.  This is the second such honor for the Mustang Men's Soccer team, the first coming in the 2011-2012 season.  A team must have an overall GPA above 3.0 to be nominated for this award.  The Western Wyoming Men's Soccer team had their highest GPA ever at 3.11.  We hope to make this an annual tradition for the Men's Soccer team and will try to compete for the National Academic title in the years to come.  From all the employees at WWCC, and the WWCC Men's soccer supporters - "Good Job Mustangs, We are Proud of You".  Click here to see the list of all the teams that were NJCAA All American Academic Teams.

Monday, June 23, 2014

Taylor Flitton Newest Addition to Western Wyoming

 Taylor Flitton a 2012 graduate from Davis High in Kaysville Utah has recently signed his National Letter of Intent to play for the Mustangs in the fall 2014 season.  Taylor was a 2nd Team All State Defender for the Darts his senior year.  His senior year Flitton and the Darts won the 5A Utah State Championship.  DHS and Flitton also won the 2010 5A UT State championships while he was in high school.
Taylor served an LDS mission to Oklahoma before attending Western Wyoming to continue his education and his soccer playing career. We expect his to continue his stellar academic career as he works for his Associate Degree.
At Western Wyoming we are eying Taylor to play in his most natural position which is center back.  Taylor is a very smart defender, who knows how to play angles.  He is a great size for a center back being just over six foot tall.  Taylor was a captain and leader for the Davis High team during his career.  We expect Taylor to continue to be a leader on and off of the field and help lead the 2014 version of the Mustangs towards another Region IX title and going to another another NJCAA National Tournament.

Monday, June 16, 2014

Utah Honors #1

The Deseret News has announced their Utah All State Teams.
The following players have been awarded and will join the WWCC Mustangs this fall.

Utah 5A
Second Team
Gunner Burrell - Fremont High
Honorable Mention
Landon Jacobsen - Lehi High

Utah 4A
Honorable Mention
Carsen Tinker - Bountiful High

Utah 3A
Honorable Mention
Spencer Seitz - Uintah High

Congratulations to these outstanding players and men.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Mustangs Happy to Introduce Gunner Burrell

Gunner Burrell a recently graduated senior from Fremont High has signed his National Letter of Intent to play for Western Wyoming.  Gunner is an exceptional attacking player.  He played center attacking mid and forward for the Silver Wolves in the 2014 season and found the back of the net 11 times.  Gunner is very skillful with runs off of the ball, great passing and a powerful, accurate shot.  Gunner lead his Fremont High team to an amazing run through the regular season and also a place in the 5A Utah finals played at Rio Tinto Stadium.  Gunner scored the game winning goal in overtime as Fremont High defeated Taylorsville High in the quarterfinals.
Gunner should fit very well into the attack at Western.  Whether he be an attacking midfielder, forward or even an outside mid.

We look forward to seeing Gunner hit the pitch for the Red and Black and make all the opposing teams in the Region scared of the Mustang offense.  We wish Gunner the best of luck as he pursues his dreams in the classroom and on the collegiate pitch.