The American River Current

Getting recruited means more than excelling in the sport; ARC coaches speak about scouting that perfect fit

American River College running back Julie Leslie attempts to maneuver around a Laney College defensive back to score a touchdown. The game happened on Sept. 20, 2019, at ARC football field. (Photo by Emily Mello)

Emily Mello

April 1, 2020

American River College’s recruiting process for athletes requires coaches and staff members to dig into high schools and also around the district, to find who could fit better on the team and what specific qualities or ideas are expected from them as a college-level athlete.   “We go out an...

San Joaquin Delta Mustangs trample the Beavers

Beavers defender Haley Norlie passes the ball at the game against San Joaquin Delta at American River College on Nov. 8, 2019. ARC lost 0-1. (Photo by Bram Martinez)

Bram Martinez

November 21, 2019

The American River College women’s soccer team lost 1-0 against the San Joaquin Delta Mustangs at the ARC soccer field on Nov. 8.  Before the game started, there was a small ceremony congratulating the women who are leaving ARC, hosted by families and team members. This game was like a clas...

ARC men’s soccer loses shutout to Santa Rosa at home

Defensive player Tyler Bevers keeps pace with the ball against the Santa Rosa Bear Cubs at the American River College soccer stadium on Nov. 1, 2019. (Photo by Bram Martinez)

Bram Martinez

November 12, 2019

The American River College men’s soccer team lost against the Santa Rosa Junior College Bear Cubs on Nov. 1, with an ending score of  2-0. Head Coach Paul Hansen said he knew that this was going to be a difficult game.   “They are 5-0 and 1 in conference and unscored on actually, so they are very form...

ARC men’s soccer team loses to Butte College in home game

Forward Jonas Babel-Buckner fights for the ball in a game against Butte College on Oct. 18, 2019 at American River College. ARC lost the game 2-0. (Photo by Josh Ghiorso)

Josh Ghiorso

October 30, 2019

In a tough game, American River College men’s soccer team was defeated 2-0 by Butte College on Oct. 18. ARC started off well, but it was clear by the way each team was handling the ball that Butte had more control over the game. Butte’s team took time in passing the ball, with precision passes an...

ARC women’s soccer defeats Modesto, 1-0

Midfielder Kelly Ortega dribbles the ball downfield in a win against Modesto City College on Oct. 15, 2019 at American River College (Photo by Bram Martinez).

Bram Martinez

October 28, 2019

The American River College women’s soccer team beat the Modesto Junior College Pirates at the ARC soccer field on Oct. 15. The ending score was 1 to 0, in favor of ARC. The one goal scored was shot by midfielder Joy Emojong.   Right wing player Galaxy Mijares said she was enthusiastic about the win.   ...

ARC women’s soccer team shutout by Fresno, 4-0

Forward Ashley Davis evades a defender in a game against Fresno City College on Sept. 6, 2019. American River College lost the match 4-0. (Photo by Colin Bartley)

Josh Ghiorso

September 17, 2019

The women’s soccer team at American River College played against Fresno City College, one of the top teams in the state on Friday, Sep. 6. With seven freshmen and four sophomores starting, the ARC women’s soccer team is a young team.  Fresno started off strong, as within the first five minutes of t...

Coach reflects on his passion for soccer and 21 years at ARC

American River College men’s soccer coach Paul Hansen has played on professional teams and has coached ARC soccer teams for over 20 years. (Photo by Emily Mello)

Emily Mello

April 4, 2019

Encouraged by a neighbor, Paul Hansen, the men's soccer coach for American River College, started his journey as a young soccer player then later decided to be a coach. Soccer wasn't the major sport of Hansen’s childhood growing up in Fremont, but his neighbor gave him encouragement to try it out. ...

Sacramento Republic FC victorious in exhibition match hosted at ARC

Sacramento Republic midfielder Villyan Bijen challenges the ball against a Sacramento Gold player during a preseason game at American River College on Feb. 9, 2019. Republic FC won the game, 5-0. (Photo by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

Thomas Cathey

February 25, 2019

Despite the harsh weather conditions, professional soccer teams Sacramento Republic FC and Sacramento Gold FC held the third annual Sacramento FC Friendly at American River College on Saturday, Feb. 9. Sacramento Republic won in a lopsided match, with a final score of 5-0. During the pre-game war...

Beavers drop final home game of the season to FLC, 2-0

American River College player Santiago Moreno fights to trap the ball from a Folsom Lake College player at a home game on Nov. 6, 2018. ARC lost to FLC, 2-0.  (Photo by Jennah Booth)

Itzin Alpizar

November 29, 2018

The American River College men’s soccer team lost against Folsom Lake College, 2-0, in a Big 8 Conference home game on Nov. 6 moving the team to 5-12-3 in the season. FLC’s offense dominated the first half with multiple shots on target that Beavers goalkeeper, Christopher Sampo stopped several t...

Women’s soccer wins 3-2 nail biter in final game

Savannah Tijerino-Santos dribbles past a Santa Rosa player on Nov. 9 at American River College soccer stadium. ARC beat Santa Rosa 3-2 on the final game of the season. (Photo by Alexis Warren)

Imani Smith

November 29, 2018

The American River College women’s soccer team won its final game of the season on Nov. 9, with a score of 3-2, in a close match against Santa Rosa College, leaving them with a final season record of 5-13-2. Head coach Paul Arellanes said that although this season has come with its ups and downs, he is ...

Soccer captain leads team in goals

Savannah Tijerino-Santos, team captain and forward on the American River College women’s soccer team, takes a shot on Delta Colege’s goal on Oct. 19, 2018. (Photo by Jennah Booth)

Felix Oliveros

November 27, 2018

The women’s soccer team at American River College has seen its fair share of players sidelined due to injuries this season. This list of inactive players kept growing as former captains also saw their seasons cut short. This left shoes to fill, and with the positions being vacated, the opportunity ...

Cheaper fitness options for college students

Students should consider more affordable fitness options aside from costly gyms. (Photo by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

Imani Smith

November 8, 2018

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle with a consistent workout plan in college can be challenging; gym costs don’t make this any easier. Most gym memberships cost anywhere from $30 to $360 a month and for most college students, those numbers are far too high to keep up with. Sofia Brodskaya, a biolo...

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