The American River Current

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. ...

ARC men’s soccer loses to district rival, 3-1

Folsom Lake College defender Eddie Ramirez takes a free kick as (left to right) Pedro Hernandez, Miguel Jurado and Santiago Moreno line up ten yards away to block the shot in the first half. ARC lost to FLC 3-1 on Oct. 4, 2018. (Photo by Gabe Carlos)

Jennah Booth

October 6, 2018

The American River College men’s soccer team played its district rival Folsom Lake College Tuesday, losing the match 3-1. ARC center forward Andrew Stoltenberg kicked off the game but quickly lost possession of the ball after a failed trap. FLC’s offense dominated ARC’s side of the field ...

Men’s Soccer falls 4-0 to Hartnell

Hartnell College midfielder Patricio Nolasco lies on the field while other players talk with the referee during a soccer game against American River College on Sept. 20. ARC lost 4-0. (Photo by John Ennis)

James Saling

September 22, 2016

The American River College’s soccer team held a home game on the old field and took a loss causing their home record to drop to 2-2 after a defeat to Hartnell College on Tuesday. Coach Paul Hansen has led the ARC soccer team for 20-plus years and said before the game that he “has very high ex...

ARC’s soccer program will see a big upgrade with new 1,000 capacity stadium

Construction of the entrance to the new American River College soccer stadium. The stadium will be completed in the the fall of 2016 and will seat 1000. (Photo by Kyle Elsasser)

Matthew Nobert

April 26, 2016

American River College’s soccer program will be getting a huge upgrade in their playing field for the upcoming season, with the construction of a new 1,000 capacity soccer stadium. The stadium will be included in the multi-million dollar project that includes new practice fields for the football and ...

Beloved ARC athlete remembered

Hector Zavala playing for ARC's men's soccer team last semester. Head coach Paul Hansen remembered Zavala as a

Jordan Schauberger

February 3, 2016

Beloved American River College men’s soccer player, Hector Zavala, who killed himself earlier this month, is remembered as smart, good looking, funny and charismatic by his family, friends, teammates and coaches. Paul Hansen was Zavala’s head coach at ARC and had worked with him since he was ...

ARC men’s soccer gets two wins in a row

ARC midfielder Chris Cruz y Corro attempts to deliver a pass to forward Hector Zavala. ARC won 1-0 on Tuesday. (Photo by Jose Garcia)

Matthew Nobert

October 15, 2015

American River College men’s soccer team pulled its second win of the season with a late goal scored by midfielder Eduardo Cervantes-Magana to make it a 1-0 over West Hills College Lemoore. ARC started off the game strong with a lot better tempo than previous games in the season by communicating...

Men’s soccer gets its first win of the season

American River College  defenseman Noe Romero (5) scores a goal during ARC's 3-0 win over College of the Sequoias on Oct. 9, 2015. The game was played with a heavy heart for Romero as his friend passed away in a car accident before the game. (Photo by Joe Padilla)

Kevin Sheridan and Joseph Daniels

October 12, 2015

By Kevin Sheridan and Joseph Daniels American River College’s men’s soccer team scored a season high three goals and displayed good ball movement and a deep drive into College of Sequoias territory and won its first game of the season with a 3-0 win over COS. Two of ARC’s goals came in the first half ...

ARC mens soccer gets a draw against San Joaquin Delta College

American River College defenseman Andrew Amos prepares to kick the ball down field against Delta College at ARC on Oct. 2, 2015. Both teams played to a 0-0 tie. (photo by Joe Padilla)

Nicholas Corey

October 5, 2015

American River College men's soccer team failed to get its first win of the season against San Joaquin Delta College and the game ended in a 0-0 tie in a game where ARC’s defense was tested by SJDC’s offense.    The draw made its overall record 0-8-3, as it has only scored one goal in four ...

ARC drops to 0-8-2 after loss against Santa Rosa Junior College

American River College's Freshman Forward Ieann Vasquez charges towards Santa Rosa Junior College's goal during ARC's 3-0 loss to Santa Rosa Junior College on Sept 29, 2015. The loss droped ARC's record to 0-8-2.(photo by  Matthew Nobert)

Matthew Nobert

October 1, 2015

American River College men’s soccer team continues to struggle with its eighth loss this season to coming at the hands of Santa Rosa Junior College in a 3-0 loss. ARC had a very strong first half, controlling the ball very well. However, when it came to finishing its drives, the team still could not manage to s...

Men’s soccer kicks off with wins

ARC Men's Soccer player Ryan Campbell, maintains control of the ball in a game against Feather River College on Tuesday, Sept. 10. (Photo by Emily K. Rabasto)

Shedric Allen and Shedric Allen

September 17, 2013

As the men's soccer team of American River College prepares for its 2013 season they look to rebuild. The Beavers posted a 8-10-3 overall record in 2012 and finished third in the Big 8 Conference. They hope to turn the tables this year. The Beavers have already played five games this season and are...

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