MSOC: Coaches Name Matadors as Best in Region

United Soccer Coaches All Region Teams

YUMA, Ariz---Nearly a month after the end of a remarkable season, the awards keep rolling in for Matador Soccer.

The United Soccer Coaches named four Matadors to All Region Teams, the association announced Thursday.

Freshman Midfielder Ridwane Boukraa along with Sophomore Defender Derek Fournier earned First Team All-West Region while Sophomore Defenders Jed Bowman and Kristjan Reci each were named to the organization's Second Team in the West.

The group was apart of one of the most successful seasons in Matador Soccer history. The team went 14-7-3 overall including a 6-3-1 in ACCAC play in order to earn the fourth seed in the Region I Playoffs. The Matadors went on an incredible run after knocking off Paradise Valley at home, scoring incredible road wins at Phoenix and Pima to win the Region. The Matadors broke new ground by defeating #3 Salt Lake City in Utah to earn an NJCAA bid to the National Tournament in Tyler, Texas.

Arizona Western College is one of the top community colleges in Arizona. The college boasts partnerships with all three state universities that include face-to-face classes in Yuma.

 

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