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Soccer fever has hit the campus at Lake Tahoe Community College! The men's and women's intercollegiate teams have kicked off their 2014 seasons with a strong start. The men's team, under Coach Ben Wade, is now ranked #1 in the state and #14 in the nation! Although it took a while to get things cookin', the Coyote women's team, led by Coach Christian DeLeon, is now on a winning streak and made history in their first homegame! Explore both team's webpages in the links on the left, and get your own handy-dandy game schedule for both teams by clicking here.
The Story Behind LTCC's New Mascot & Logo
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!