Bears’ Women’s Soccer places two on All-Region I/All-ACCAC teams
Arollo runner-up for Region I/ACCAC Player of the Year; Zavala named All-ACCAC Honorable Mention
Phoenix, Arizona – October 28, 2013 -- Phoenix College is proud to announce that two members of the PC Women’s Soccer team have been named to the All-Region I/All-ACCAC postseason teams. Sophomore forward Jasmine Arollo (JAZZ-minn uh-ROY-yoh) was named to the All-Region I & All-ACCAC 1st Team squads, while freshman midfielder Yesenia Zavala (yeh-SENN-ee-uh zah-VAH-luh) earned All-ACCAC Honorable Mention honors. The announcements come following the conclusion of the ACCAC postseason coaches’ meetings in Phoenix.
Ever since coming over from Scottsdale Community College after spending her freshman season with the Artichokes, Jasmine Arollo knew she had a bullseye on her back with opponents, who knew what her scoring potential could be. Despite that, the Apollo High School alum remained the offensive constant all season long for the Bears, leading them in goals and assists through the 2013 campaign. The Bears scored goals in 15 of their 20 regular season matches, and amazingly, Arollo had at least one goal or assist in all but two of those 15 matches. Arollo enjoyed five matches where she scored multiple goals, and registered a hat trick (3 goals in one match) in both matchups against South Mountain. Arollo finished the 2013 campaign with a whopping 42 points & 16 goals-both of which are 2nd in the conference to Paradise Valley’s Nicole Nsa. Arollo’s 10 assists were 3rd-best in the ACCAC. Not surprisingly, Arollo finished 2nd in the balloting for the Player of the Year award to Nsa.
Meanwhile, while the offensive stats of Yesenia Zavala may not have been as gaudy as some of the others on the Bears, opposing coaches realized what impact Zavala had to keeping the flow of the team together once the Bears were beset by injuries in midseason. Zavala was listed as a midfielder, but by the end of the regular season, Zavala had filled just about every position except for goalkeeper, and had filled them well. Zavala’s consistency was one of the benchmarks for the Bears’ drive to secure a Region I Playoff spot. Zavala’s 3 assists in 2013 (including on the goal that beat Glendale Saturday to put the Bears in the postseason) tied for 2nd-best on the squad, and she also registered a pair of goals: one to beat Arizona Western in PC’s home opener on August 24th; and one to help defeat South Mountain at home on October 10th.