After a season that featured a six-game winning streak while setting a program record for wins with eight, the Yavapai College women’s soccer team had four of its student-athletes earn postseason honors, the ACCAC announced. This season, sophomore forward Hanna Urtado, sophomore forward AJ Jones, freshman goalkeeper Morgan Trail and sophomore midfielder Mia Torres all earned First-Team All-Region honors.
In addition, Urtado and Jones took home Second-Team All-Conference honors while Trail earned Honorable-Mention All-Conference honors.
Hanna Urtado | San Luis, Arizona
Urtado led the Roughriders in goals (nine) and points (21) in 2022, thanks in large part to a hot-streak to end the season in which she tallied eight scores in her last eight games. During a three game stretch from September 24 – October 1, Urtado tallied the game-winner and multiple goals in each game, including a hat trick against Paradise Valley on September 27. In addition, she took home ACCAC Player of the Week honors once in 2022.
For her career, Urtado now owns 13 goals scored at YC.
AJ Jones | Chandler, Arizona
Like Urtado, Jones was an offensive juggernaut for YC as well with seven goals (second on team), five assists (tied for team lead) and 19 points (second on team). Similar to Urtado, Jones got hot to finish the season and tallied all 19 of her points in an 11-game stretch that featured multi-point efforts in seven of those games, including four games in a row (September 20 – October 1) with multiple points.
Her marquee moment in 2022 came on September 20 when she scored the game-winner in overtime on the road against Mesa, earning her ACCAC Player of the Week honors.
For her career, Jones now owns nine goals, 12 assists and 30 points at YC.
Morgan Trail | Mesa, Arizona
In between the pipes in every game in 2022, the freshman goalkeeper earned eight wins on the season, two shutouts, allowed just 1.75 goals-per-game and made 79 saves for the Roughriders.
Her shutouts came on September 10 against Cochise on the road (a 3-0 win) and on September 20 against Mesa on the road (a 1-0 OT win) earning her ACCAC Goalkeeper of the Week honors in both instances.
Mia Torres | Vail, Arizona
Coming into the 2022 season after recovering from an ACL tear during the 2021 season, Torres shined in the midfield for YC and was one of just five Roughriders that started all 16 games during the season. While helping anchor a YC defense that tallied three shutouts, Torres also added two assists on the offensive side of the ball for YC.
– D.J. Irwin