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News: Men's Soccer Pair Earn Scholarships To Manhattanville College

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Two sophomore defenders from the 2012 Pasadena City College men's soccer team will continue to play together as teammates at the next level. All-South Coast Conference First Team choice Michael Alcaraz and All-SCC Second Teamer Yeyson Caballeros each earned scholarships to attend NCAA Division III Manhattanville College in New York. 

Alcaraz and Caballeros were key players on a Lancers' team last year that relied on defense, allowing only 1.90 goals against per game in 21 matches. PCC placed fourth in the South Coast Conference with a 6-3-5 league mark, holding opponents to just 1.43 goals per match. 

Alcaraz, who had four assists offensively, was often the team's top player in kick-outs and frequently broke up potential scoring plays by opponents. He was also effective on throw-ins on the offensive side. Caballeros, who scored two goals and added an assist, was a strong defender who and was involved in offensive set plays off of corner kicks. 

The PCC pair joins a Valiants program that won the Freedom Conference regular season title in each of the last two seasons under head coach Gregg Miller. 

Both two-year lettermen for the Lancers, Caballeros (from Fairfax High) was a member of PCC head coach Edgar Manvelyan's first Lancer team in 2010. Alcaraz, a product of Burbank High, was a starter in each of his two seasons ('11-12). Alcaraz recently picked up the school's Horrell Scholarship award for outstanding athletic achievement and sportsmanship.

[Photo--Yeyson Caballeros (left) and Michael Alcaraz (right).]

Release Date: 06/11/2013
Contact: Robert Lewis , Sports Information
Phone: (626) 585-7018
Email: rmlewis@pasadena.edu