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It's been a fairytale first season for the men's and women's soccer teams at Lake Tahoe Community College. Both teams far exceeded expectations, with the men's team finishing #1 and the women's team #2 in the Golden Valley Conference. Both teams made the state playoffs: the women fell in the first round in a tough away game versus Mendocino, and the men won at home, sending them to the second round! They'll next take on West Valley on the road Tuesday, Nov. 25.
The decision to choose the coyote as our new college mascot was a deliberate and careful one. The coyote won out due to its intelligence, team work, and loyalty to the pack. The coyote is also a key figure in the Washoe (Wašiw) tribe creation story: the Wašiw people were brought to their homeland surrounding Lake Tahoe by Gewe, the coyote. LTCC has also captured the college's and the community's connection to the Washoe tribe by using the shape of an arrowhead for the logo's border. The blue in the bottom of the logo is a nod to the college's proximity to and bond with Lake Tahoe. And those aren't just any trees surrounding the coyote in the logo: those are Jeffrey pines, commonly found around the Tahoe Basin. The state flags for California and Nevada both feature a single star, so the two stars on either side of "LTCC" in the logo represent the college's relationship with both states. You'll soon see the LTCC Coyote logo on hats, shorts, blankets, t-shirts and hoodies in the LTCC Bookstore. So grab your Coyote gear and get ready to howl at home games!