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YUMA, AZ – Guiding a team to the national tournament in back-to-back seasons is tough. Doing so as the top team in the conference and taking every team’s best shot day in and day out makes it harder. Yet Jason Smith did exactly that this season as he coached Arizona Western College to a 19-5 overall record and 14-2 record in regular season conference play. After winning the District C Tournament, read more

Late Threes Drop Lady Mats

YUMA, AZ – On a night where the Lady Matadors made 12 three pointers, three late three’s by the visiting Phoenix College Lady Bears turned the game upside down. After two three’s tied it at 57, Phoenix guard Julia Cordova hit one more for a three point lead with 46 seconds left.

Arizona Western guard Stephanie Schmid had a chance to tie things up but couldn’t dial in the range one last time. read more

Matadors Run Over

YUMA, AZ – The Arizona Western College Matador men’s basketball team took one on the chin from the Phoenix College Bears Wednesday night at The House. The Matadors never managed to get within eight points after the Bears raced out to an early 24-9 lead on the way to a 90-56 win. The defending Division II NJCAA National Champion Bears used a mix of zone looks that bothered the Arizona Western College read more

Piling On

YUMA, AZ – After terrorizing offenses throughout the season, the Arizona Western College Matador defense filled up the Western States Football League All First-Team Defense. Five Matadors represented all three levels of the defense from the line to the secondary. In the Arizona Community College Athletic Conference, safety Paul Magloire tacked on Defensive Player of the Year honors on top of a first read more

Athletics Department Mission Statement

The athletic programs at Arizona Western College are committed to excellence in academics and athletics. We believe that competition, conducted according to the rules, good sportsmanship and honor, both on and off the site of competition, can bring out the best in the student-athlete. We strive to win, to achieve and to excel, but we believe that each individual student-athlete striving to do their best is the heart, spirit and purpose of competition. Arizona Western College will provide the environment, facilities, support and opportunities for academic and athletic excellence. We challenge the student-athlete to put forth their best effort in return.

Arizona Western College is home to an intercollegiate athletic program. As required by law, the details of Equity in Athletics are available to current and prospective students online or may be requested in the form of a paper copy from the Office of Institutional Effectiveness, Research and Grants.

All Athletics' Events
You're invited to check out all of our various Matador Athletics sports-related activities.

11/22- Volleyball
Opponent: NJCAA 5th Place Game
Location: Casper, WY
Time: 02:30 PM

11/22- Women's Basketball
Opponent: Central Arizona College
Location: Home
Time: 05:30 PM

11/22- Men's Basketball
Opponent: Central Arizona
Location: Home
Time: 07:30 PM

11/25- Women's Basketball
Opponent: Mesa Community College
Location: Mesa
Time: 05:30 PM

11/25- Men's Basketball
Opponent: Mesa
Location: Mesa
Time: 07:30 PM

11/28- Women's Basketball
Opponent: Northwest College (WY) - Wells Fargo Classic
Location: Home
Time: 05:30 PM

11/28- Men's Basketball
Opponent: Salish Kootenai - Wells Fargo Classic
Location: Home
Time: 07:30 PM

11/29- Women's Basketball
Opponent: Colorado Northwestern - Wells Fargo Classic
Location: Home
Time: 05:30 PM

11/29- Men's Basketball
Opponent: Seward County College - Wells Fargo Classic
Location: Home
Time: 07:30 PM

12/3- Women's Basketball
Opponent: Tohono O'odham C.C.
Location: Home
Time: 05:30 PM

12/3- Men's Basketball
Opponent: Tohono O'odham
Location: Home
Time: 07:30 PM

12/6- Football
Opponent: El Toro Bowl
Location: Home
Time: 01:00 PM

12/10- Women's Basketball
Opponent: Chandler-Gilbert C.C.
Location: Chandler
Time: 05:30 PM

12/10- Men's Basketball
Opponent: Chandler-Gilbert
Location: Chandler
Time: 07:30 PM

The Matadors are proud to be part of these organizations:
ACCAC Conference
Western States Football League

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