Jacob Ramos Commits to Western Washington University

“I am very excited to announce my commitment to Western Washington University.  I would like to thank everyone who has helped me throughout this process.  First off, thank you to my parents for supporting and pushing me to new heights on and off the field.  Secondly, I would like to bring attention to all of my amazing coaches and teammates that have made me the player I am today especially Paul O’Brien, Kevin Unsworth, Matt Scammacca, and Matt McDougall.  Lastly, thank you to the whole Placer United Soccer Club which has made me into so much more than a player over the course of ten years.  I can not wait to be playing at the collegiate level next year, Go Vikings!” —Jacob Ramos

Abbie Gould of 01/02 Development Academy Commits to Dominican University

“I am thrilled to announce my verbal commitment to Dominican University! As soon as I visited the campus for the first time, I knew it was the perfect fit for me academically and athletically.  I would like to thank my team who has become my second family, for always pushing me to work harder and become a better player every day.  Thank you to Andy Walsh, my first club coach, for giving me my love of soccer and passion for the sport.  Thank you to Sh-Mike Callahan for showing me how to compete and have a good time, while significantly improving my game.  I would like to give a special thank you to Ron Benjamin who has helped me become the player I am.  You always push me to be better each day. I would not be in this position without you.  I would also like to thank all of my coaches and trainers who have helped me along the way.  A big thank you to my family who has come to each and every one of my games supported me through everything and helped me become the person I am today. Thank you to Coach Coffey and Coach Lingafeldt for giving me this fantastic opportunity! I am incredibly excited to play for you.  I cannot wait to be a penguin!” — Abbie Gould

02B Gold Qualify for Champions League with Win at NorCal NPL Fall Showcase

NorCal Premier—With just over 120 college coaches in attendance, the NPL College Showcase provided a high level of play and incredible in-game drama that makes NorCal’s competitions some of the best in the country. Coupling with the end of the NPL league season, the action in Davis and Modesto didn’t disappoint, with many division titles and Champions League spots coming down to the very last minute of the very last game on what was yet another exciting weekend of action.

With a U16 division that was congested at the top coming into the weekend, several close matches decided the fate for five teams that were looking for four Champions League spots. Placer United’s 02B Gold  (22 points) topped the division despite a scoreless draw on Sunday. They entered the final day of the Showcase two points ahead of Santa Rosa United (19 points), but Sacramento United’s win Sunday ensured that Placer would go home with the title. That win was United’s second in two days — the first came with a 2-1 victory over fifth-place Napa Soccer Academy (16 points), that dropped Napa into the NPL 1 for the spring. Also qualifying for the Champions League are Atletico Santa Rosa (21 points), who finished second in the table, edging Sacramento United on a tiebreaker.

2017 Annual General Membership Meeting

Notice is hereby given that Placer United Soccer Club will hold it’s 2017 Annual General Meeting on Thursday, December 14 at 7:30 pm at Placer United Soccer Indoor Training Center (Tinker).

In conjunction with the AGM, we will hold elections for the PUSC Board of Directors. Two board seats for three-year terms 1/1/2018 to 12/31/2020 are up for election this year. These are the seats currently held by Christa Ognissanti and Yvonne Sieber. Both are eligible to serve one more term under the term limits rule in the by-laws and both have indicated that they will seek election to another term.

If any other member would like to run for a position on the Board of Directors, please notify Jodi Tarr by emailing jetarr@yahoo.com. Nominations received by November 30, 2017, will be included on the ballots. Online voting ballots will be sent to members by December 1, 2017. Members may vote online ahead of the AGM or in person at the AGM. Members must be current on their dues and members in good standing by November 30 to vote. In accordance with the by-laws, members will be able to cast one vote per child in the club, plus employees and directors get one vote each.

Abbie Faingold Named to All-Big Sky Tournament Team

October 5, 2017 – Portland State Women’s Soccer
by Andy Jobanek

CHENEY, Wash. — Redshirt junior goalkeeper Abbie Faingold and senior midfielder Katie Forsee were each named to the All-Big Sky tournament team Sunday, after the conclusion of the Big Sky championship match between Eastern Washington and Northern Colorado.

No Viking had earned all-tournament honors since Abbey Bergquist was named to the 2014 all-tournament team in the Vikings’ last trip to the Big Sky tournament.

Faingold and Forsee helped lead the Vikings to the semifinals of the tournament, as the Vikings beat Northern Arizona 1-0 in the quarterfinals Wednesday. The Vikings then faced top-seeded and eventual tournament champions Eastern Washington in the semifinals, and gave the Eagles a game but fell 2-1.

Faingold finished the tournament with six saves between the Vikings’ two matches, the third-best single tournament total by a Viking in program history.

Gaels GK Maleah Milner Named WCC Player of the Week

SAN BRUNO, Calif. – Saint Mary’s freshman goalkeeper Maleah Milner has been named the West Coast Conference Women’s Soccer Player of the Week, the conference office announced Monday.

Milner played 155 minutes in goal in matches against Loyola Marymount and No. 12 Pepperdine and registered 13 total saves with zero goals against. She entered the weekend having played just 45 minutes all season.

The freshman began the weekend with two saves against LMU after being inserted into the lineup at halftime, effectively stopping the potent Lions attack in the second half. She then recorded 11 saves in the 0-0 draw at No. 12 Pepperdine in her first career start.

Her 11 saves are the most in a single match for Saint Mary’s since the 2007 season, while the draw snapped a 9-match winning streak for the nationally-ranked Waves.

Also Nominated: Mikayla Colonna, BYU; Maddie Medved, Loyola Marymount; Hailey Harbison, Pepperdine; Kelsi Dantu, San Diego

2017 West Coast Conference Player of the Week
Week 1 (8/21) – Madeline Gotta, Soph., D, Gonaga
Week 2 (8/28) – Olivia Camera, Soph, GK, San Francisco
Week 3 (9/4) – Charlee Pruitt, Jr., GK, Loyola Marymount
Week 4 (9/11) – Brielle Preece, R-Jr., GK, Pepperdine
Week 5 (9/18) – India Jencks, Soph., F, Gonzaga
Week 6 (9/25) – Nadia Gomes, Sr., F, BYU
Week 7 (10/2) – Hannah Diaz, Sr., F, Saint Mary’s
Week 8 (10/9) – Summer Mason, Jr., F, San Diego
Week 9 (10/16) – Bri Visalli, Sr., M, Pepperdine
Week 10 (10/23) – Joelle Anderson, Fr., M, Pepperdine
Week 11 (10/30) – Maleah Milner, Fr., GK, Saint Mary’s


Jordon Vice Commits to UC Davis

“I’m very excited to announce my commitment to play soccer at the University of California, Davis! I’m incredibly happy to be furthering my education and soccer career at such a great institution. First off, I’d like to thank my family and friends for the nonstop support they’ve given me throughout this journey. I’d also like to thank Kevin Unsworth, James Kavanagh, Paul O’Brien, Jason Gantt, Matt McDougall, Simon Shephard, Mr. Barbé, and anyone else who has helped shape me into the person and player I am today. I’d like to shout out to all of my teammates that I’ve played with throughout the years; nothing would be possible without them. I’ve been blessed with the chance to play at a club like Placer United, and I’m forever grateful for that. Once again, thank you to everyone who has helped along the way and I can’t wait to see what UC Davis holds for me! Go Aggies!” —Jordon Vice

Placer’s Pagador Selected for U.S. Soccer U15 National Team

Kellie Pagador


Big congratulations to Kellie Pagador for her selection to travel to Germany with the U.S. Soccer U15 Girls National Team. Pagador, a 2003 age group player with Placer United’s 01/02 U.S. Soccer Girls Development Academy team is one of twenty players traveling to Germany for training camp and two matches against the Germany U-15 GNT. The U.S. Soccer U-15’s will face Germany on Wednesday, November 1, in Marburg, Germany, for a match that is closed to the public. The teams will meet again on Friday, November 3, at Stadion Wetzlar in Wetzlar, Germany (11 a.m. local time) in a match open to the public.  Read More

Congratulations to Kellie! Go Placer!

Aiden Marquez of 01/02 U.S. Soccer Development Academy Commits to Dominican University

“I am so excited to announce my commitment to Dominican University! I knew Dominican was the best fit for me the minute I stepped on campus. It has an outstanding academic program, as well as an amazing soccer program. I would like to thank my Placer coaches, Ron Benjamin and Todd DeCarlo, for pushing me and giving me the tools I need to succeed. Thank you to my teammates for challenging me mentally, physically, and technically, and for being like family. Thank you to my mom and Eric Crise for giving me a unique and special soccer experience growing up. You two allowed me to become a better player, but also to become a better person. To my big sisters and former teammates, thank you for being amazing role models for me on and off the field. Thank you to the friends and families that have been with me since the beginning, and for always encouraging me. Thank you to Coach Coffey and Coach Lingafeldt for giving me the opportunity to play at the collegiate level. A huge thanks to my parents for supporting me and guiding me. I’m the person I am today because of you two. To my sister, Cassidy, thank you for being, not only my sister, but my best friend. Thank you for encouraging me to be the best person and player I can be. I cant wait to play with you again in college! I am beyond thankful for my amazing family that have loved, guided, and helped me through everything I have done. I can’t wait to be a Penguin!” — Aiden Marquez​

Abbie Faingold Named Defensive Player of the Week for Portland State

OGDEN, Utah (Oct. 10, 2017) – Portland State swept Player of the Week honors after two dramatic wins on the week. Katie Forsee contributed to all three PSU goals with two goals and an assist to earn the offensive honor. Abbie Faingold made eight saves over the two game span to pick up the Defensive Player of the Week award.

Abbie Faingold denied eight shots on goal and only allowed a single goal in Portland State’s two wins on the weekend. Against Northern Arizona, Faingold didn’t allow a goal despite NAU putting pressure on the Portland State defense the entire second half. The Lumberjacks attempted eight shots with two being on goal and Faingold stopped both shots. The goalkeeper really shined versus Sacramento State on Sunday. The Hornets attempted 16 shots, seven on goal, during the match. After Sacramento State scored right before intermission, the redshirt-junior denied every shot attempt in the second half as Portland State came from behind to win a 2-1 thriller.

Katie Forsee produced two game-winning goals on the weekend with the first one coming over Northern Arizona off of a penalty kick for the only goal of the match. In Sunday’s thriller versus Sacramento State, Forsee earned an assist after a Morgan Matthews goal tied the match in the middle of the second half. Minutes later Forsee scored the go-ahead goal to clinch the win for Portland State.

Forsee’s two goals over the weekend upped her total to eight goals on the season which leads the Big Sky. Additionally, the senior leads the conference with 19 points and ranks top-50 in the nation in both categories.

With the two wins Portland State is sitting in second alone in the Big Sky standings with 12 points. The Vikings are set to collide with first-place Eastern Washington (13 points) in Cheney, Wash. on Friday night before finishing out the weekend at Idaho.

Other nominees:

Offense: Emma Vanderhyden (EWU), Myah Merino (UI), Alexa Coyle (UM), Adrian Nixt (NAU), Caitlin Prothe (SAC), MaKenzie Lawrence (SUU)
Defense: Emily Busselman (EWU), Makayla Presgrave (UI), Taryn Miller (UM), Taryn Benham (NAU), Kaylyn Evans (SAC), Kaitlyn Caldera (SUU)