Yavapai College, 2015 National 5th place (19-3-1) and 25th Conference Title

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Carmona-deVille #14, Top Row, third from the right.

2015 National 5th Place (19-3-1), and ACCAC Champions (25th Conference Title), with Yavapai College (Fall 2015)

  • 25th Conference Champions

Oct 24th, 2015 – The Roughrider soccer team completed a phenomenal week of soccer in capturing their 25th ACCAC title with a 2-0 victory over Phoenix College in Phoenix. The week began last Saturday with a 6-2 victory over Pima Community College and then 3 consecutive road games in 3 consecutive days over Chandler-Gilbert Community College, Glendale Community College and Phoenix College.

The victory secures the #1 seed for the Green and Gold resulting in a first round bye in the NJCAA Region I Playoffs. YC will play the winner of Monday night’s Phoenix College/Chandler-Gilbert Community College. The second round match will be played on Wednesday at 6:00 PM at a site yet to be determined.

  • Region Playoff

Oct 29th, 2015 – The Roughrider soccer team lost to Phoenix College 2-0 Wednseday night in the Region I playoff in Prescott Valley. Phoenix scored goals in the 68th and 88th minute. Yavapai outshot the Bears 25-10, had numerous opportunities in the goal area, but could not find the back of the net. This marked the first time Yavapai was held scoreless in 2015. Yavapai concludes the 2015 season with a 19-3-1 overall record. In the process, the Roughriders captured their 25th conference title.

It took 27 years for Yavapai to lose just 50 matches. In the storied history of the program, Yavapai owns an overall record of 574-50-27 overall record.

Playing their final match in a Roughrider uniform were the following sophomores: Goalkeeper Greg Patenaude; Defenders Niall Logue, Hugo Gutierrez, Jose Labaniano, Darion Green, Ascari Robles; Attackers Memo Diaz, Ather Dawood, Juanjo Carmona-deVille, Miles McRae, Reece Weldon and Kevin Otokore.

Yavapai College, 2014 National 3rd Place (20-1-2) and 24th Conference Title

  • 2014 National 3rd Place (20-1-2)

After leading the nation in both scoring (103 goals) and goals against average (0.38) in addition to having an undefeated regular season for the 10th time in Yavapai history, the Roughriders abruptly lost a region playoff match in overtime…the defeat denied the Roughriders an opportunity to play in the NJCAA National Tournament which was hosted for the first time by Yavapai College, the City of Prescott and the Town of Prescott Valley…Yavapai captured their 24th conference title, broke numerous conference records (goals, shutouts) en route to their 20th twenty-win season and a national third place ranking in the final NJCAA and NSCAA poll. Source: Yavapai College 2015 Soccer Media Guide (Page 11).

  • 24th Conference Title

Oct 25th, 2014 – The Yavapai College soccer team concluded the regular season with a record breaking 7-1 victory in Prescott Valley over Chandler-Gilbert Community College Saturday night. YC finishes the regular season with a 20-0-2 record and 18-0-2 in conference play.

Juanjo Carmona de Ville, who played as a central midfielder for the Roughriders, ends the season with 3 goals (two of them were game-winning goals, making him third best in his team in this category). Juanjo also had 5 assists and achieved a 45% SOG% (45% of all his shots were framed to goal).

The victory gives the Roughriders their 20th 20 win season in their 26-year history and is the most in the NJCAA. For perspective, Georgia Perimeter College is second in the country with five 20-win seasons.

The 18 conference wins ties a league record for most wins in a season held by the 2001, 2008 and 2012 Roughrider teams. The 2014 Roughriders also tied a regular season team record for the most overall wins in one season (20), shared with the 2001 and 2008 Yavapai teams

The seven goals scored Saturday night gave the Roughriders 95 league goals for the season breaking yet another record for most conference goals scored in a season held by the 2001 Alan Gordon led team with 93.

Another conference record was set tonight for goal differential, +89. The 2001 team previously held the record at +85.

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  • 500 Games Over .500 All-Time – Carmona de Ville scores historical Game Winning Goal

Sep 23 2014 – Yavapai defeated Chandler-Gilbert 2-0

With the victory on Tuesday, the Yavapai College soccer program all-time record is 546-46-25. That’s exactly 500 games over .500! Head Soccer Coach Mike Pantalione who has been on the touchline for all 617 matches on the milestone—“It’s a tribute to the past and current quality young men that have represented this program and all the hard work and good thinking they did over the past 26 years. It’s a players sport. They are responsible for the program’s success.”

Scoring Summary
20th minute – Juanjo Carmona-de Ville assisted by Michael Gallardo
83rd minute – Osman O Sillah assisted by Jacob Nelson

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Yavapai College after winning its 24th conference title. ACCAC Conference Champions Oct 25th, 2014.

Yavapai College after winning its 24th conference title. ACCAC Conference Champions Oct 25th, 2014. Juanjo: Upper row, fifth from left (#14).

Martin Vasquez extends offer to Juanjo to join Real Salt Lake Academy

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Juanjo Carmona de Ville was invited to train with the Real Salt Lake U17 and U18 teams at the Real Salt Lake Youth Academy Residence and Headquarters in Casagrande, Arizona. After the first week long invitation in Dec 2013 and the positive results, a second invitation was extended for Feb 2014, which he attended.

In March 2014, Martin Vasquez director of soccer operations of the Real Salt Lake Youth Academy extended an invitation to Juanjo to join the academy and represent RSL for the 2014-2015 year.

Coach Martin Vasquez, at that time US MNT assistant coach to Jurgen Klinsmann said “we are ecstatic with the possibility that Juanjo decides to join our youth academy program.

If you want to contact Martin Vasquez  about a detailed reference for Carmona de Ville, please let us know or go to http://www.realsaltlake.com/academy

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Martin Vasquez with Jurgen Klismann during a US MNT training session.

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MLS Logan Emory said…

After training Carmona de Ville’s High School Varsity team this Fall (2013) for several weeks, former MLS Toronto FC and current LA Galaxy Reserve team player Logan Emory said that “he is an extremely smooth and technical player.

If you want to contact Logan about a more extensive reference for Carmona de Ville, please let us know and we will have him contacting you.

Logan Emory, right, with the Toronto FC in a 2013 MLS game.

Logan Emory, right, with the Toronto FC in a 2013 MLS game.

Carit Falch, HB Køge (Denmark) Recruitment Director said …

For 6 months Juanjo lived at the HB Køge Academy (Køge is a city to the south of Copenhagen), and trained with the HB Køge U17 team.
In HB Køge we experienced Juanjo as a very clever player with good technique and good vision and understanding of the game.
He has a calm way of playing with the ball, and he likes being in the center of the field directing play.
Juanjo was very disciplined with his development both on and off the field and he was always well prepared.  
Personally, Juanjo is a very nice and calm person with good social skills.
We thank Juanjo for his time in HB Køge and wishes Juanjo all the best in the future!
          Carit Falch
          A+ træner & Talentchef
          Mobil: + 45 20606650
          Fax: + 45 56275545
          Email: cf@hbkoge.dk

Carit Falch, Carmona de Ville’s Head Coach in Denmark, 2013

HB Koge U17 in Rotterdam, Holland for an international  tournament in March 2013. Juanjo Top Row, sixth from the right.

HB Koge U17 in Rotterdam, Holland for an international tournament in March 2013. Juanjo Carmona de Ville Top Row, sixth from the right. Carit Falch, Top Row, first from the right. Team also visited former Danish national player and HB Køge, Feyenoord, AC Milan, Stuttgart and Villarreal player, Jon Dahl Tomasson (with blue warmup top in the picture) who at the time was the coach of Excellsior Rotterdam.


Boldkluggen 1893 (Copenhagen) Director, Rasmussen, offers spot to Carmona de Ville & referral to HB Køge

Carmona de Ville trained with B93 (Boldkluggen 1893) (Danish National 2nd Division, sub 17) in Copenhagen, Denmark on Feb 4th and Feb 5th, 2013. After 3 training sessions, Head Coach & B93 Director Kristian Rasmussen said:

¨Juanjo seemed to be a technically gifted player with a good first touch on the ball. When we played on a full pitch he was good at finding open spaces and quickly became the natural link in the midfield. Furthermore he was good at listening and trying to learn the things that I told him.¨

Coach Rasmussen proposed Carmona two options:

(1) A spot on his B93 team or

(2) A referral to Top Danish U17 National Division, HB Køge.

It was a hard decission to be made as B93 has a superb U17 team and technical staff. Club, teammates and staff were a great fit for Carmona de Ville. However, Carmona decides to tryout for  Top National Division team: HB Køge. (A couple of weeks later, on Feb 18th, Carmona de Ville gets a spot in the HB Køge team!)

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Carmona in a mini-field training session with BoldKluggen 1893, in Copenhagen, Feb 2013

Ed Gracanin (Chicago Stars Soccer Club Owner/DOC) said…

“I have been exposed to both Professional level players, as well as International level players. I would comfortably say that Juanjo’s game awareness is more than a match for any level. So many players in today’s game can perform magic tricks with the ball, but they can’t see the game.

Juanjo has this ability; he reads opposing defenses and makes plays with the ball that change games. He plays with his shoulders high and head upright, which enables him to see the entire field. This talent is rare in youth soccer, and it’s the difference between players who will make it on next level.”

January 2013

Read Letter of Recommendation.

Ed Gracanin

Boise Indoor Soccer

Cell/Text: 208.376.2237

Email: gemsoccer@gmail.com

Email: edm@letsplaysoccer.com

Boise Indoor Soccer Arena Manager 2008 – Present

Boise State University Club Coach 2009 – 2011

Chicago Stars Soccer Club Owner / Coaching Director 2001 – 2005

Coach Melinda Bodine-Stevens said…

“Juanjo is a very technically skilled player.  I especially appreciate his soft touch and receiving skills.  Juanjo has the ability to shield the ball during moments of high pressure.”

” Juanjo is an excellent central midfield player whose versatility makes him capable to play other positions as well.  In his preferred midfield position Juanjo is adept at maintaining possession and controlling the pace of the game.  His tactical acuity and vision on the field is better than most players his age.  He is excellent at taking on players 1v1 and beating them.  Nonetheless, Juanjo is still unselfish in his distribution and in creating goal scoring opportunities for his teammates.  In front of the goal, Juanjo is a technically capable finisher.”

“Juanjo is aware of the mental challenges of the game at the highest levels and participates in techniques and strategies to his advantage.  His calm, quiet demeanor and composure under pressure is constant and allows him to make good decisions both on and off the pitch.”

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Melinda Bodine-Stevens
Real Boise CF
US Soccer C License
9951 W. Caraway Ct.
Boise, Idaho 83704
208-724-6158 Cell

Pablo López said…

“To me he is an impressive center mid. He releases pressure with his short passing game with both feet and he can also execute long passes; he supports teammates arriving to the penalty area to finish play. In addition, defensively speaking, he is very focused on intercepting the ball and pressuring when the opponent recovers the ball and initiates play.”

“He is a very complete player, you can see clearly how he organizes play and his team seeks him. He looks older than he is because of his composure. His projection is that of a super player.”

Pablo López (plopez@gmail.com)

Estudioso del Fútbol

Madrid, Spain


“Me ha parecido un mediocentro impresionante. La toca en corto de primeras con las dos piernas buscando descargar el juego, desplaza en largo también, llega al área acompañando la jugada para finalizar…, y además defensivamente está muy atento al corte y la presión en el inicio de la jugada del otro equipo.”

“Es muy completo, se ve claramente cómo organiza el juego y el equipo le busca, y parece más mayor de su edad por el aplomo con que juega. Es un proyecto de jugadorazo.”

Pablo López (plopez@gmail.com)

Estudioso del Fútbol

Madrid, Spain


Calentamiento / Warm up
Artemio Franchi Stadium
Florence, Italy, March 2012 – Juanjo #14

Kasey Laffoon dijo / Kasey Laffoon said…

Juanjo offers calmness, awareness, and soccer knowledge. I have not seen a player at his age with the calmness that he possesses. I have watched some star players from Bilbao, Spain and Juanjo is more impressive in these categories than they are. No matter the situation, his nerves never waiver. If it was a last second PK, free kick, or the last build up of the game; I would want the ball at his feet. He can create or finish.”

Juanjo aporta calma, visión, y conocimiento futbolístico.  La compostura que el posee no la he observado en ningún jugador de su edad. He visto jugar a varios futbolistas de élite (juveniles) de Bilbao y Juanjo es más impresionante que ellos en estos aspectos. Cualquiera que sea la situación, sus nervios se mantienen intactos. Ya fuera un penalty en el último segundo, una falta, o la última jugada del partido, yo no querría otra cosa sino que el balón estuviera a sus pies. Puede crear o finalizar la jugada.”

Kasey Laffoon

USSF National “D” License

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