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Pima Women’s Soccer to play Nationals
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Pima Women’s Soccer to play Nationals

Stephanie Van Latum/Pima AthleticsPima Community College midfielder Mari Acosta dribbles the ball down the field in September. By ALEX JIMENEZPima Post Pima Community College women’s soccer team will enter the NJCAA DII Women’s Soccer National Championship as the No. 4 seed, taking place Nov. 15 through Nov. 20, as the No. 4 seed. The Aztecs are in Pool D along with No. 5 Holmes Community College from Goodman, Mississippi, and No. 9 Southwestern Illinois College from Belleville, Illinois. Pima secured its bid to the NJCAA DII Women’s Soccer National Championship after beating Mesa Community College 2-0 in the Region I final on Oct. 15. The two goals were scored by Delaney Puntin and Alyssa Kopach, who was named the Region I, Division II Tournament MVP. After winning the re...
Pima student athletes given new life after lost season
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Pima student athletes given new life after lost season

By Nate Martinez By now, one would have to be living under a rock to not know that COVID-19 really hindered college athletics. Many student athletes in the United States had their seasons cut drastically short thanks to the virus. For some, this is heartbreaking, but they can look forward to another chance to play next season. For others, this may have been the last year of eligibility to make one more run at a potential championship.  Things seemed to have hit an all time low for student athletes across the United States until a recent decision by the NJCAA (National Junior College Athletic Association). On October 22, the NJCAA decided that the 2020-2021 year of eligibility would not count towards student athlete eligibility. This basically means that athletes who were to compete, or h...
National recognition for Aztecs’ Gutierrez
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National recognition for Aztecs’ Gutierrez

By KYLE MCDANIEL Freshman defender Taylor Gutierrez has started every game so far for the Pima Community College Women’s Soccer team, was recently awarded the ACCAC Player of the Week. That week, she scored a goal and assisted a goal in the team’s 3-0 victory over Cochise College.  As well as helping keep the #7 team in the nation Phoenix College to a 1-1 draw. One of the best results the Aztecs have had all season. Thanks to those performances, the spotlight was shining on the Aztecs, which helped her get the national recognition.    “I think I got it because I’m a defender, and defenders don’t really score and assist goals. It’s pretty cool because as a defender when you score it’s such a big thing since we never really get that opportunity and it’s a great feeling.” Taylor was bo...