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Beavers vs San Joaquin Delta

October 10, 2014

A sluggish start quickly transformed into an intense match, Friday night at the Beaver Lodge. The Beavers are on a six game winning streak after defeating Delta College Mustangs 3 sets to 1 (15-25, 25-21, 25-23, 25-15).  In the first set the Beavers fell battling not only team errors, but Delta’s offense and serving. Out of the 27 hitting attempts the Beavers ended the first set hitting 0.000% with only completing seven kills the entire set. After losing the first set 15-25, the Beavers head coach Ashlie Frame was able to spark some fire back into the Beavers who came back and won the next three sets. With libero, Kiana Chaney, and outside hitter, Taylor Bunger, aggressive on defense with a combined total of 39 digs, the true spark came from both freshman middles Courtney Macklin and Erianna Williams. Both girls were able to bring not only the energy that was missing the first set, but the kills and blocks needed to dominate the board.  Macklin had a total of 30 hitting attempts, 13 kills, and only 2 errors. Another honorable mention is Williams who made some great plays with a total of 31 hitting attempts, 15 kills, and 4 errors. The Beavers next match with be home On Wednesday October 15th against Santa Rosa Junior College.

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ITA National Small College Championships

Sumter, South Carolina

October 9-12, 2014

John Foote and Jimmy Giovannini qualified for the ITA National Small College Doubles Championships by winning the Northern California ITA Regional Tournament in Santa Rosa on September 21st. In the first round Foote/Giovannini drew the  top-seeded team of Nkoueleue/Slade from Georgia Perimeter, falling to the eventual champions 6-2, 6-1. In the first round of the back draw the Beavers drew Flowers/Lane from Mississippi Gulf Coast College. After splitting the first two sets, Foote/Giovannini lost a tough ten-point match tiebreak 10-8. Before their final match for 7th/8th place, Foote was forced to pull out of the tournament due to a back injury he sustained in the regional tournament. It was the first time a doubles team from ARC had qualified for the prestigious event and the second year in a row that American River had some form of representation at the tournament.   

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From The Current:

Women’s Soccer ends losing streak with 1-0 victory

Joseph Daniels, Staff Writer

October 14, 2014

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ARC football rumbles and fumbles its’ way to victory over #1 ranked San Mateo

Kameron Schmid, Arts & Culture Editor

October 7, 2014

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About ARC Athletics


ARC offers 20 intercollegiate sports for men and women, with over 500 student-athletes. ARC is a member of the Big 8 Conference for all sports except football, which competes in the Northern California Football Association (NCFA).

ARC’s Kinesiology and Athletics Department has four areas of academic concentration with 21 full-time faculty members, 13 adjunct faculty, and nine classified staff. ARC is one of the largest community colleges in the state, with 35,000 students in Spring 2012.


ARC Mission Statement and Athletic Philosophy

The athletics program is an integral component of the Physical Education curriculum; we embrace the educational mission of American River College. The charge of the athletics program is to provide athletically oriented students with opportunities to enhance their collegiate education through their pursuit of excellence by participation in competitive collegiate sport.

We are committed to meeting the challenges of a multi-cultural student-athlete population. Strengthened by diversity, yet based on principles of equitable treatment of all participants, athletics is student-athlete focused. To promote student access and success we provide our student-athletes with comprehensive support services to enhance their athletic and academic processes both while at ARC and in preparation for their continued education and participation beyond our college.

Our athletic preparation and competitions are based on current principles of sport skill development, fitness training, sport psychology and fair competition. Athletic programs are planned to emphasize principles of good sportsmanship, social consciousness, leadership, cooperation, and individual achievement. Always, the integrity of the student-athlete and respect for both the competitors and the sport are paramount.

The athletics program promotes academic progress as desired for the student body in general. Student-athletes are required to maintain satisfactory advancement towards their educational goals. Athletic program attention to academics is designed to support and enhance student-athletes access and success in their academic pursuits.