Ospreys News Releases (2023)
Ospreys Volleyball falls 3-1 against Clackamas
September 23, 2023
MEDFORD, OR – The Rogue Community College Ospreys volleyball team was on the road Saturday September 23 taking Clackamas Community College. The Ospreys came out swinging in the first set but Clackamas adjusted in the second and held close in back-and-forth sets that all against the Ospreys as they fall 3-1 (25-19, 17-25, 22-25, 22-25).
The Ospreys (3-1, 8-4) were looking for their fourth win in a row against Clackamas (2-2, 7-6) to open South Region play. They would start hot as they cruised to a 25-19 win. But Clackamas would adjust in the second set and cruise to their own victory before close third and fourth sets both ended up falling for Clackamas and downing the Ospreys 3-1.
Teiva Miller 15K 13D
Olivia Stubenrauch 12K 17D
Jordyn McCutcheon 42A 10D
The Ospreys are at home for their next match when they take on Lane Community College (2-1, 6-2) on Friday September 29th at 6:00pm at The Court House Family Fitness in Medford. The Ospreys currently sit in second place in the South Region.
Ospreys Men’s Soccer Downs South Puget 1-0
September 23, 2023
MEDFORD, OR – The Rogue Community College Ospreys men’s soccer team was on the road Saturday September 23 taking on South Puget Sound College in Olympia, WA. They Ospreys earned the 1-0 win behind a 37’ goal from Edgar Lopez Ramirez to complete the West Region crossover with a 4-2 record and first place in the South Region standings.
The Ospreys (4-2, 4-3-1) were facing a rain soaked afternoon against South Puget (2-1-2, 3-3-3). It didn’t slow down their offense as they sent 17 shots at the keeper. In the 37’ minute Cody Brinkerhoff brought the ball down the left side and played to a hovering Edgar Lopez Ramirez who feinted right before driving home a goal just inside the left post. The stellar defense of the Ospreys would do the rest as they only allowed four shots on target and earned their fourth clean sheet of region play.
The Ospreys have a week’s rest before they begin the first rotation of South Region play when they host Portland Community College (2-4, 3-5) on Saturday September 30th at 12:00pm at Lithia and Driveway Fields. The Ospreys sit in first place in the South Region with a six-point advantage.
Ospreys Volleyball Downs Chemeketa in Five Set Thriller
September 22, 2023
MEDFORD, OR – The Rogue Community College Ospreys volleyball team was on the road in Salem, Or Friday September 22 taking on Chemeketa Community College. The Ospreys took a commanding 2-0 lead only to drop back-to-back sets before closing out the match in the fifth set for a 3-2 (25-18, 25-23, 23-25, 20-25, 15-11) win.
The Ospreys (3-0, 8-3) looked hot in the first set as they took a big lead and never looked back behind the hitting of Tevia Miller, Naomi Johnson, and Evelyn Laupola. They fell behind in the second set only to battle back and earn a close victory. The reverse would happen in the third set as Chemeketa (0-3, 6-10) would find their offense and start landing kills to earn a closer victory in the third. It looked as if they were running away with it in the fourth set until the Ospreys got back into form and took the lead and the turn and never looked back sealing the 3-2 win.
Laupola: 8K 3B
Angel Camagay: 18D
Jordyn McCutcheon: 26A 11D
The Ospreys have a quick turnaround when they take on Clackamas Community College (1-2, 6-6) in Oregon City, OR tomorrow, Saturday September 23, at 2:00pm. The Ospreys currently sit in second place in the South Region.
Ospreys Women’s Soccer Move into 3rd with 3-1 Win
September 22, 2023
MEDFORD, OR – The Rogue Community College Ospreys women’s soccer team was on the road Friday September 22 taking on Portland Community College. Sophia Jacobs-Sorce would score in the first and last minutes with a free kick from Mary Whalen in the middle and the Osprey secured a 3-1 win moving them into 3rd place in the NWAC South.
The Ospreys (2-1-2, 3-2-2) have been hunting for goals for a while. Putting shots on target but not finding the net. Their prayers were answered today against Portland (2-3, 2-6) as they sent three of their nine shots on target into the net behind a brace from Jacobs-Sorce of Hidden Valley. The first of her two goals came in the first minute after she put it after a crossbar deflection. Whalen would send home a free kick in the 22’ and Jacobs-Sorce would get their second in stoppage time at the end of the second half securing the 3-1 win.
The win moves the Ospreys up to third place in the NWAC South region standings with one game to play until the mid-point. The top three teams in each region qualify for playoffs. They head to Coos Bay to take on Southwestern Community College (1-3, 1-6) on Saturday September 30th to wrap up the first half of the season.
Ospreys Women Draw at Home; Men Fall on the Road
September 20, 2023
MEDFORD, OR – The Rogue Community College Ospreys Soccer teams were both in action on Wednesday September 20th. The Women were hosting Clackamas Community College at home and once again proved their defense is up to the test but couldn’t find a goal and drew 0-0. The Men were on the road in Tukwila, WA taking on Highline College and allowed a free kick goal in the first half and a penalty kick in the second falling 0-2.
The Ospreys Women (1-1-2, 2-2-2) have had a strong defense all season ranking 4th in the NWAC with only 3 allowed. Center backs Mackenzie Christensen and Raegan Hussey proved up to the test once again against Clackamas (1-1-2, 1-3-2) allowing only 5 shots on target all of which were saved by keeper Esme Barnes. They offense had 10 shots on target but could not find a goal all match drawing 0-0.
The Ospreys Men (3-2, 3-3-1) entered the NWAC rankings at No. 9 this week and took on the No. 3 ranked Highline (4-0, 5-0-2) in the second to last match of the West Region crossover. They played the talented team tough but gave up a goal in the first half on a free kick and allowed an 80th minute penalty kick to seal the match and fall 0-2.
The Ospreys women are on the road for their next match when they take on Portland Community College (2-2, 2-5) on Friday September 22nd at 2:00pm. The Ospreys men will be on the road as well for their next match when they head to South Puget Sound (2-0-2, 3-2-3) in Olympia, WA on Saturday September 23rd at 12:00pm. The Ospreys Men sit in 1st place in the South Region and the Women sit in a tie for 4th.
Ospreys Volleyball Goes 3-1 at Columbia Basin Crossover
September 17, 2023
MEDFORD, OR – The Rogue Community College Ospreys Volleyball team was in Pasco, WA on September 16 and 17 competing in the Columbia Basin Crossover. They went 3-1 overall taking down Centralia 3-1 (25-14, 20-25, 25-19, 25-21), Blue Mountain 3-0 (25-23, 28-26, 27-25), and Pierce College 3-1 (21-25, 25-17, 25-18, 25-21) while falling against Edmonds 1-3 (11-25, 25-21, 16-25, 18-25).
Day One of the Columbia Basin Crossover saw the Ospreys (2-0, 7-3) first match up against Centralia College (1-14). The Ospreys stood in their own way for much of the match as they had a lot of unforced errors but still kept the match in control to win 3-1.
The second match of day one saw the Ospreys take on Blue Mountain Community College (1-0, 2-8). The Ospreys were in control from start to finish and made quick work of Blue Mountain with a 3-0 sweep.
Day Two of the crossover saw the Ospreys start with a rematch against Edmonds College (13-7). They played them closer and tougher than their first meeting, taking a set off them this time, but ultimately fell 1-3 dropping into the second-place match.
The final match for the Ospreys was against Pierce College (4-13) who rod their momentum coming off a back-to-back and took the first set before the Ospreys took control and ran off three set wins in a row to win 3-1.
The Ospreys current sit in a three-way tie for first place in the NWAC South Region. They will be on the road again next weekend for two matches starting with Chemeketa Community College (0-2, 6-9) on Friday September 22nd at 6:00pm in Salem, OR.
RCC Ospreys Women’s Soccer Collects 3 Points While Men Fall 2-0
September 16, 2023
MEDFORD, OR – The Rogue Community College Ospreys Men and Women’s Soccer teams were in action Saturday September 16th. The Men hosted Clark College and while the defense stood tall once again the offense couldn’t generate and momentum and they fell 2-0. The Women were hosting Umpqua Community College and found their first 3 points of the year when Lexi Clark earned the penalty kick and Sofi Rodriguez drove it home for the 1-0 win.
The Ospreys Men (3-1, 3-2-1) were on a three-game winning streak when they hosted the West Region first place team Clark (4-0, 4-0). The two teams played each other tough throughout the match proving their strong defenses were up to the task. In the 11th minute Clark would find a goal that would put the pressure on the Ospreys as they went into the half down 1-0. They spent the second half defending under constant pressure and ultimately gave up a penalty kick in the 86th minute that would put the match out of reach as they fall 2-0.
The Ospreys men sit in first place in the South Region and are on the road for their next match when they travel to Tukwila, WA on Wednesday September 20th to take on Highline College (2-0, 3-0-2) and will close out the West Region crossover play when they head to South Puget Sound (1-0-2, 2-2-3) on Saturday September 23rd.
The Ospreys Women (1-1-1, 2-2-1) have proven to have a tough defense all season having only given up 3 goals. Goalkeeper Esme Barnes was named the NWAC player of the week due to their stellar defense. They showed up again against Umpqua (0-3, 0-3) as they earned another clean sheet. The week the offense started to find some flow behind the 17 shots. Yet it took until the 89th minute before Lexie Clark, from Medford, earned the penalty kick that Sofi Rodriguez, from Phoenix, would drive home for the 1-0.
The Ospreys women sit in a tie for fourth place in the South Region. Their next match is at home on Wednesday September 20th when they host Clackamas Community College (1-1-1, 1-3-1) at 1:30 p.m.
RCC Ospreys Men’s Soccer Downs Centralia 2-0
September 13, 2023
MEDFORD, OR – The Rogue Community College Ospreys Men’s Soccer team was on the road against Centralia College on Wednesday September 13th. The Ospreys remained in first place in the NWAC South Region with a 2-0 win behind goals from Dan Martinez and Cody Brinkerhoff.
The Ospreys (3-0, 3-1-1) were facing their first road test of region play when they took on Centralia (1-1-1, 2-2-3). In the 4th minute Edgar Lopez Ramirez would drive down the right side and play the ball in, bounce off a defender, and land at the feet of Dan Martinez who drove it home. In the 18th minute Lopez Ramirez would play in a corner kick that would bounce to Cody Brinkerhoff who drove it in to go up 2-0.
The Ospreys would remain in possession of the ball with consistent pressure, hitting the framework multiple times, but couldn’t find a third goal. They would end with a 2-0 win and a perfect 3-0 in region play.
The Ospreys remain in first place in the NWAC South Region and will be at home for their next contest when they host Clark College (2-0, 2-0) Saturday September 16th at 9:00am at Lithia and Driveway Fields.
RCC Volleyball Sweeps Clark
September 9, 2023
MEDFORD, OR – The Rogue Community College Ospreys Volleyball team was hosting Clark College Saturday September 9th. The Ospreys started hot and maintained control throughout the match to cruise to a 3-0 (25-18, 25-18, 28-26) win.
The Ospreys (4-2) were looking to maintain their momentum from their opening night win and did just that against Clark (0-2, 4-4). The Ospreys have become known for their stiff defense and strong play from Liberos. Angel Camagay stepped into that role this season and played an outstanding match against Clark. The quick pace and talented outside hitters, Olivia Stubenrauch and Teiva Miller, are proving to be quite the duo as the Ospreys win 3-0 and remain in a tie for first in the South Region.
The Ospreys will head to Pasco, WA for the NWAC Crossover weekend for their next competition. They will play four matches in two days starting first with Centralia (0-10) on Saturday September 16th.
RCC Soccer Splits Results in Back-to-Backs
September 9, 2023
MEDFORD, OR – The Rogue Community College Ospreys Soccer teams were both in action Saturday September 9th. The Men were hosting Pierce College and found their second win of the season behind goals from Richy Valadez and Lucas Houghton. The Women were hosting Lane Community College and fell 0-1 after giving up a goal in the 80'.
The Ospreys Men (2-0, 2-1-1) were looking to continue their momentum from the first game of the six-game West Region crossover and did just that against Pierce College (1-1, 2-2-2). Outshooting them 22-2 on the match and proving that their defense is ready for any test. After a scoreless first half the Ospreys sent in a corner in the 49’ only to see it blocked but fall to Reece Fletch who played it back to Valadez who drove it home. Late in the match Juan Diego Botello would pick off a pass, take it 40 yards, before laying it off to Lucas Houghton who one touched it into the goal to secure the 2-0 win.
The Ospreys Women (0-1-1, 1-2-1) were hosting the first ranked Lane Titans (2-0, 2-0) and looking to make a statement against one of the better teams. Their defense is proving to be up to the test as they have only let in 3 goals in this season. Playing the Titans tough all match they would allow in a late goal that would be the deciding one in the match as they fall 0-1.
The Men are in action next on the road against Centralia College (1-0-1, 2-1-2) on Wednesday September 13th and the Women will be at home next Saturday September 16th when they host Umpqua Community College (0-1, 0-1) at 12pm at Lithia and Driveway Fields. The Men sit in 1st place in the South while the Women sit in 4th.
RCC Volleyball Grinds Out 3-1 Win to Open Region Play
September 8, 2023
MEDFORD, OR – The Rogue Community College Ospreys Volleyball team hosted their home opener Friday September 8th against Mt. Hood Community College. In the first match of South Region play the Ospreys struggled to find their rhythm in early, loading up on errors, before settling in and taking control of the match in the second set to win 3-1(19-25, 25-22, 25-21, 25-16).
The Ospreys (1-0, 3-2) were hosting Mt. Hood (0-1, 3-4) to open South Region play for their fifth season Friday. Serve receive and hitting errors plagued the team in the first set as they fell behind, closed the gap at 15, and then gave away the first set. The second set looked to be following the script until the Ospreys stopped forcing and just started playing. They would end up coming from down 6 with an 8-point service run from Teiva Miller.
Confident in their game the Ospreys cleaned up the errors, set the block, and started hustling for every ball controlling and winning the third and fourth sets. Olivia Stubenrauch led the team in Kills followed by Miller. The offense is captained by sophomore setter Jordyn McCutcheon and libero Angel Camagay.
The Ospreys have a quick turnaround as they host Clark College (0-1, 4-4) tomorrow, Saturday September 9th, at 2:00pm. They Ospreys currently sit in a tie for first in the NWAC South Region.
RCC Men Win, Women Draw, to Open League Play
September 6, 2023
MEDFORD, OR – The Rogue Community College Ospreys Soccer teams began league play Wednesday September 6th. The Men were at home hosting Tacoma Community College while the Women were on the road in Salem taking on Chemeketa Community College. The Men came away with a 1-0 win behind a goal from Elias Castro while the women ended in a 0-0 draw.
The Ospreys Men (1-1-1) were hosting Tacoma (0-3-2) in the first game of league play and the first of a six-game series with the NWAC West Region in a crossover. The stiff defense and consistent press and pressure from the forwards kept the ball on Tacoma’s side of the field in the first half. In the 41st minute Elias Castro took the ball 60 yards, to the left and all the way back to the right, then fired off a shot that found the lower corner of the goal to go up 1-0 in the half. The second half mirrored the first with consistent pressure collecting 15 shots in the match without allowing a single shot on goal but couldn’t find a second goal and would secure a 1-0 win. Box Score
The Ospreys Women (1-1-1) were on the road in Salem, OR taking on Chemeketa (0-3-1). It is the first league play game for the Women’s program since October of 2019. They would find themselves in a defensive stalemate as the two sides couldn’t generate and offensive opportunity. Raegan Hussey of Eagle Point made her presence felt on the back line for the Ospreys with Esme Barnes of Ashland in the goal collecting the first clean sheet of her college career.
Both teams are in action again this coming Saturday September 9th. The Men will host Pierce College (1-1-1) at 12:00pm and the Women will follow against Lane Community College (1-0) at 2:30pm. Both games will be played at Lithia and Driveway Fields in the stadium and broadcast on Table Rock Sports.
RCC Volleyball Gets Split Results at Opening Tournament
August 26, 2023
MEDFORD, OR – The Rogue Community College Ospreys Volleyball team was in action Saturday August 26th during day two of the North Region Challenge. They faced South Puget Sound and Bellevue College and came away with a 3-1 (25-23, 16-25, 25-17, 25-18) win over South Puget but fell 0-3 (10-25, 13-25, 19-25) to Bellevue. They split the tournament 2-2 going 1-1 on each day as they prepare for the start of NWAC South Region play.
The Ospreys (2-2) played a close back-and-forth against South Puget Sound (1-2) in the first set. Down 23-21 they ran off four straight points to take the set 25-23. They stumbled in the second set before righting the ship and cruising to wins in the third and fourth sets for a 3-1 win.
Later that evening they took on Bellevue (3-1) in a match where the Ospreys were overwhelmed from the start, played better and closer as the match went on, but ultimately fell in three sets.
The Ospreys will be at home for their next match when they take on Mt. Hood Community College (0-0) on Friday September 8th at 6pm. The match will be the home opener and first match of South Region play for the 2023 season. The team will also honor Victor Martinez before the match, a student-athlete who passed away in June of this year. The match will take place at The Court House Family Fitness on North Phoenix road in Medford.
RCC Volleyball Opens Season at North Region Challenge
August 25, 2023
MEDFORD, OR – The Rogue Community College Ospreys Volleyball team began its 5th season at the North Region Challenge in Lynnwood, WA on Friday August 25. The Ospreys play a total of four matches over two days starting with host Edmonds College and followed by Olympic College. The day produced mix results as the Ospreys fell to Edmonds 0-3 (14-25, 25-27, 16-25) but then swept Olympic 3-0 (25-14, 25-8, 26-24).
The Ospreys (1-1) opened up the 2023 season against host Edmonds College (1-0). They played a tough defense as usual but the talented Edmonds squads attack would prove to much as the second set momentum shift fell short and the Ospreys lost 0-3. The second match against Olympic (0-2) saw the Ospreys get into their offensive attach as they cruised to their first victory of the year.
The Ospreys will play again tomorrow, Saturday August 26, when they take on South Puget Sound (0-1) and Bellevue College (0-0). The Ospreys will open South Region play at home Friday September 8th at 6:00pm against Mt. Hood.
RCC Volleyball Opens Season at North Region Challenge
August 24, 2023
MEDFORD, OR – The Rogue Community College Ospreys Men’s and Women’s Soccer teams opened their 2023 season at the Northwest Athletic Conference Friendlies in Tukwila, WA at Starfire August 22nd & 23rd. The Ospreys produced mixed results coming away with a win, a draw, and two losses. Edgar Lopez Ramirez of Eagle Point scored two of the men’s three goals and Sofia Rodriguez from Phoenix HS put in one of the two goals for the women.
The Men (0-1-1) opened against Columbia Basin (2-0) the defending champion and number one ranked overall program. After and early penalty kick was granted and an own goal the Ospreys found their offensive rhythm when Noe Cortes shook three defenders in the midfield to find Edgar Lopez Ramirez streaking down the left side who drove it into the upper right corner from outside the box. The match would hold at 2-1 until the 87th minute when Columbia Basin would score on a corner kick and the match would end with a 3-1 loss.
Day two for the men saw them match up against Treasure Valley (1-1). After an early mistake lead to a one-on-one with the keeper Cortes once again set up the attack lofting a ball across the middle to Lucas Houghton who flicked a header into the left side netting to equalize. Treasure Valley would score in the second before Lopez Ramirez would collect a ball of the keepers’ hand and equalize the match for a final score of 2-2.
After 1,396 days the Women (1-1) make their return to the pitch. Their first match saw them take on the talented Tacoma Titans (2-0). They played them through a 0-0 first half with keeper Esme Barnes of Ashland protecting the net and coming up with several big saves. The Titans would find two goals in the second half to secure a 2-0 victory.
RCC Hires Gavin Wilmott to Helm Return of Women’s Soccer
Jan. 13, 2023
MEDFORD, OR – The Rogue Community College Ospreys athletics department has hired Gavin Wilmott to helm the return of the women’s soccer program that has been in hiatus since the end of the 2019 season. The program will begin competition this coming Fall.
Coach Wilmott found a love for the Rogue Valley and our soccer community when he moved to Oregon to play for the Ospreys in 2018. He has always been involved in a team that is a unit on and off the field and looks to build a program that will reflect his experience.
“For the program it is our goal to help each player become better on the field and in the classroom,” he says. “As a coach I look to have each training session be an opportunity for players to better themselves on the field and allow the team to become one unit that will play together through the final whistle. I will continue to work and grow to help my players reach their next level on the field and off.”
Originally from the Eastern Bay area of California, Coach Wilmott played for Diablo FC and Impact Soccer Club. After graduation he played for Rogue in 2018 and 2019, earning All-Star and All-Academic honors as a sophomore, while also being named RCC Student Athlete of the Year for 19-20. He transferred to Oregon Tech where he won a Cascade Conference Championship in 2021. He completed his degree in 2022 and was the assistant coach for Ospreys Men’s Soccer in the Fall of 2022.
As part of our build back we are hosting a free ID Camp for any Women's Soccer player who is a junior in high school or older. The camp will be run by Head Coach Gavin Wilmott at Lithia and Driveway Fields #10 (Stadium) Friday February 10 from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. More information on the camp will be released shortly.