Monday, May 18, 2015

Devin Moore Returns for Second Season

 Devin Moore a rising sophomore from West Haven Utah and Roy High has signed his Letter of Intent to play again for Western Wyoming Community College.  Devin had a very good first year at Western in the fall of 2014.  Moore's stats were 5 Shots, 1 Goal, 9 Fouls, 20 Starts and 46 Halves Played.

Most of the playing time that Moore saw in the fall was as an outside back, however he was used in a pinch as a centerback and performed very well as a center defensive mid.

Devin is a tireless worker, rarely needing a sub throughout the season playing 90 minutes almost every match.  Moore has superb feet and foot skills with the ball.  His positioning as a defender is near perfect and has skills to add an offensive punch to the back line.

Devin is an exercise science major and does very well in the classroom.  He is expecting to graduate in December with his associates degree.  We are very happy to have him back in the Red, White and Black for the Western Wyo Mustangs.

Monday, May 11, 2015

Eric Ramirez a Mustang for his 2015 Sophomore Campaign

Photos Courtesy of Jen Atkinson
Eric Ramirez a 2014 graduate from Rock Springs High in Rock Springs WY is set to play his sophomore year for the Western Wyoming Community College Mustangs.  Eric is a tall, fast and versatile player for the Mustangs.

The 2014-2015 season was a good one for Ramirez.  Eric had 8 Shots, 1 Goal, 1 Assist, 5 Fouls, 2 Starts and Played in 39 Halves.  As a freshmen in the fall 2014 season Eric played as a forward and an outside midfielder.  He found playing time in most matches as one of first players off of the bench.

The spring 2015 season Ramirez filled in as an outside back and center back throughout most of the scrimmages and training sessions.  He is a good passer of the ball and has good vision that helped the Mustangs maintain possession and to find quick counter attacks.  This spring Eric had an assist as an outside back during the scrimmage match at SLCC.

Eric is also an excellent student earning an Academic All Conference Award as a freshmen.  We expect Ramirez to continue to be a top notch student and have a great and productive sophomore season for the Mustangs.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Gunner Burrell set to Help out WWCC Once Again

Photos Courtesy of Jen Atkinson
Fremont High Graduate, class of 2014, Gunner Burrell is set to again put on the Red, Black and White and play for Western Wyoming Community College Men's Soccer team.

Gunner had a stellar freshman season amassing 53 Shots, 4 Goals, 4 Assists, 9 Fouls, 22 Starts and 44 Halves Played.  The lone match that Burrell did not start as a freshman was due to a card suspension.

Burrell earned an honorable mention All-Region award from the NJCAA Region IX North during his first year.

Western is very excited to be able to have such an experienced and talented young man back on the pitch for his second year.  He is an exceptional midfielder and can play any of the four positions in the midfield.  Gunner is also versatile enough to play as a forward when the Mustangs needs an additional push for a goal.

Burrell is a great leader on the practice pitch and during matches.  We expect him to continue to lead by example and use his skills to help WWCC onto victory.  Gunner's spring season was great, it included a 2 goal and 1 assist day at SLCC.

Austin Pinter to Mind the Mustang Nets for Another Season

Photos Courtesy of Jen Atkinson
Austin Pinter a 2014 graduate from Evanston High School in Evanston WY has signed his National Letter of Intent to play for his sophomore season at Western Wyoming Community College Men's Soccer team.  Pinter's freshman campaign was a good one and he recorded the following stats; 107 Saves, 28 Goals Allowed, 79.2% Save Percentage, 14 Starts and 29 Halves Played.

Pinter was also honored as a 2nd Team All-Region IX North Keeper at the end of the regular season and was presented with NJCAA Academic All Conference and NJCAA Academic All Region Awards this spring.

Obviously Austin is a great keeper, an awesome student and a wonderful person, Pinter was instrumental in several community service opportunities we had this spring especially at the YWCA - Boys and Girls Club and the WWCC Free Day.

We are excited for him to play another year and to continue to improve and show off his athleticism and keeper skills.

During the spring Austin continued to improve and grow in self confidence.  His last spring scrimmage were brilliant.  These spring scrimmages included a shutout half versus SLCC and a 1 goal allowed win versus the University of Utah.  Pinter had several great saves that kept the Utes from scoring the tying goal in Salt Lake that day.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Jackson Hatch Signs with WWCC

Photos Courtesy of Hatch Family
 Jackson Hatch a 2012 graduate from Layton High in Layton Utah has officially signed his National Letter of Intent to play Men's Soccer at Western Wyoming Community College.

Jackson is an impressive soccer player and young man.  After graduating high school Jackson served a 2 year LDS mission to Brazil.

Hatch is a true central defender and uses his great physical attributes to help out the back line.  Jackson is a strong player who does very well in the air, winning headers and controlling anything sent high into the box or towards the back line.

Speed and positioning are also strengths of Jackson Hatch.  He proved that in high school and again at his try-out with the Mustangs earlier this spring.

At Layton High, Hatch scored 2 goals and helped the Lancers to the playoffs his senior year.  We at Western expect Jackson to enter his time as a Mustang by immediately looking for playing time and a starting position in the back line.  Hatch is familiar with many of the players on the 2015-2016 Mustang team either playing with them or against them in his high school and club team.

Congrats to Jackson Hatch and many great games in his future for the Red, White and Black of the Western Wyoming Mustangs.

Monday, April 27, 2015

Western ends the 2015 Spring Season with a Win

Photos Courtesy of Jen Atkinson
In the afternoon of Saturday April 25th the 2015 Spring Season for the Western Wyoming Community College Men's Soccer team came to an end.  The final scrimmage was against University of Utah Club team.  This was the same team that WWCC competed against for their first scrimmage in the fall of 2014.

The rain started during the warm-ups and continued through most of the match.  The Utes struck first as the headed home a ball in the 9th minute off of a corner kick.  A tying goal was scored in the 41st minute of the match when Colton Cottrell sent a long ball over the top that Riley Gibson tracked down and calmly chipped over the Utah keeper.  The halftime score was 1 - 1.

The Mustangs were first to strike in the second half, when a ball sent into the U of U box hit a Ute defender and a penalty kick was called.  Taylor Flitton scored the pk in the 56th minute.  The remainder of the scrimmage was played at a high level and ended with a score of 2 to 1 in favor of the WWCC Mustangs.  Austin Pinter played all 90 minutes in the goal for the Mustangs and recorded 8 saves, including a few spectacular saves in the second half.

Offense Rolls vs SLCC in Utah

 On Saturday April 25th the Western Wyoming Men's Soccer class concluded their spring season with a double header of scrimmages.  The first scrimmage was at Salt Lake Community College.

This was the first meeting between WWCC and SLCC since the fall 2010 season.  The scoring started quickly for the Mustangs when Eric Ramirez sent a headed ball to Gunner Burrell who sent it past the SLCC keeper in the 8th minute.  Landon Jacobsen added to the WWCC total in the 21st minute with a penalty kick score.  Taylor Flitton continued his free kick expertise scoring in the 41st minute.  Austin Pinter played as keeper in the first half and recorded 2 saves with no goals.  The halftime score was WWCC 3 - SLCC 0.

In the second half the Mustangs continued the dominance on the field and in the score column.  Gunner Burrell finished his brace when scoring off of a Flitton assist in the 48th minute.  Zac Roper added another goal from the penalty spot in the 56th minute.  Riley Gibson scored in the 59th minute to finish the WWCC scoring, assisted by Gunner Burrell.  SLCC got on the scoreboard in the 79th minute.  Kyle Mivshek played as keeper in the second half and had 5 saves.  The final score to the scrimmage was WWCC 6 - SLCC 1.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Co-Ed Intersquad Ends Scrimmage Date at Home

The end to Spring date #3 for the 2015 Mustangs was a Red vs White Co-Ed scrimmage at Rock Springs Junior High turf field.  The Red team was victorious on the scrimmage by a score of 6 - 4.  Goals on the day were scored by Jesse Cardenas, Pedro Salmeron, Colton Cottrell, Landon Jacobsen, Victor Alatorre, Chase Bybee, Zac Roper and Heather Proctor.  It was great playing experience and a great chance to work on many aspects of the game.