PRESCOTT, Ariz. – Already a roster of 14 for the 2022-23 season, the Yavapai College women’s basketball team is excited to announce the addition of two more student-athletes to its squad that will be continuing their athletic and academic careers at Yavapai College.
High School: Cervantes graduated from St. John Paul II Catholic High School in May of 2022. As a senior, she helped lead her team to a 24-1 record while averaging 21 points, nine rebounds and four steals per game. In addition, she earned First-Team All-Region and First-Team All-Conference honors.
Personal: Cervantes was born in Tolleson, Arizona, on March 10, 2004. Her hobbies include spending time with her friends and family, watching television and listening to music. In the future, she plans to major in nursing.
Carmichael on Cervantes: “Keyla Cervantes is a very hard working basketball player. She is a real gym rat who is constantly working to improve her skills. She loves to score and loves to win.”
High School: Soto graduated from Chino Valley High School in May of 2021. As a senior, she averaged 12 points and eight assists per game en route to First-Team All-Region and Honorable Mention All-Conference honors.
Before Yavapai: Prior to becoming a Roughrider, Soto attended Taft College.
Personal: Soto was born in Flagstaff, Arizona, on March 18, 2003. Her hobbies include weight lifting and playing the piano. In the future, she plans to earn a kinesiology degree, followed by a masters in athletic training.
Carmichael on Soto: “Melissa Soto is a Chino Valley High School graduate and will add some needed firepower to our perimeter players. She is a hard worker.”
– D.J. Irwin