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Women’s Soccer Wins National Title With Perfect Record

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Phoenix College’s (PC) Women’s Soccer team ended their season undefeated with the National Championship trophy in their hands.

The 2020-21 season was a historical year for the team as it was the inaugural year for NJCAA Division II Soccer which makes PC Women’s Soccer the first-ever DII National Champions. In addition, they were ACCAC Conference Champions, NJCAA Region I/West District Champions and were ranked number 1 the entirety of the season. 

“I am beyond proud and excited for this exceptional group of young ladies,” said Head Coach Christopher Sagar. 

At Nationals, the team beat the number 12 seed, Muskegon Community College (Michigan) 1-0 and also beat number 8 seed Waubonsee Community College (Illinois) 3-2 in double overtime which placed them in the semi finals. 

Once in the semi finals, PC beat number 6 Jones College (Mississippi) 2-0 to end up in the Championship game against Holmes Community College, the number 2-ranked team in the nation (also Mississippi).

PC won the Championship game 2-1 in double overtime with a goal from sophomore forward Jazmin Gonzalez assisted by Anacel Valenzuela-Acosta and Zalma Torres.

“With the crazy year that we’ve lived through, they stuck to the task, adapted and found ways time and time again to continue to be successful,” said Coach Sagar. “They are truly deserving of being crowned as National Champions.”

Coach Sagar was the recipient of the ACCAC/NJCAA Region I Coach of the Year and NJCAA DII Coach of the Year Award at the National Tournament. 

Additional, individual awards are as follows: 

ACCAC Player of the Year

Kiana Miyazato - Sophomore Captain

First Team All-Conference

Zalma Torres - Freshman Forward 

Daisy Meza - Sophomore Defender

Second Team All-Conference

Acacia Glenn - Sophomore Defender

Jennifer Alvillar - Freshman Goalkeeper 

Anacel Valenzuela-Acosta - Freshman Midfielder 

Honorable Mention for All-Conference

Giselle Gonzalez - Sophomore Forward 

NJCAA All-Region I First Team

Kiana Miyazato 

Zalma Torres 

Daisy Mesa 

Acacia Glenn 

Jennifer Alvillar 

NJCAA All-Region I Second Team

Anacel Valenzuela-Acosta 

Giselle Gonzalez 

NJCAA National Tournament Team

Zalma Torres- Most Valuable Player

Daisy Meza- Most Valuable Defender 

Other All-Tournament Team Selections

Kiana Miyazato 

Anacel Valenzuela-Acosta 

Jazmin Gonzalez

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