Posted On December 29, 2012 by PUSC
“I am excited to announce my verbal commitment to Bethany University in Kansas. After talking to the coach and looking into the school’s academics, I am positive this is the school for me. I never saw myself moving away from Cali but the best things in life are unexpected.
I couldn’t have done it without the help of my club, coaches, teammates, my dad and my grandpa. I have been playing for Placer for four years now and I can honestly say I do not know what I would have done without this club. I never had much confidence in my skill and thought collegiate soccer was a long shot. But with the help of the amazing coaches at Placer, my life dream has become a reality.
I want to give a special thanks to my coach Crystal Chaidez. I could not have done this without her. I feel that everyone has that one person in their life who has such an immense impact and gives you the strength to fight for what you want and that’s exactly what Crystal has done for me. I had very little faith in my playing ability until Crystal taught me differently. Whenever I made a mistake she would point it out but tell me how to fix it in a positive manner. She has showed so much faith in me not only as a player but also as a person which in return made me play harder and improve everything I did. Crystal taught me to never give up and train harder than you trained the day before. I am so lucky to be finishing my final year as a youth soccer player with her as my coach. Thank you Crystal! I couldn’t have done this without you.
Also, I want to thank my dad and grandpa for driving me all over Cali and flying me out to all of my tournaments. You guys have put just as much effort into all of this as I have and you always believed in me. Thank you.
I can’t forget about my team! I love these girls to death. This is my first year playing with these girls, but I have known them since I started playing for Placer. I have been through the best and worst times of my life with them and they have always been there for me. I look at all of them as my sisters. I am going to miss you all so much but I know we will always have that special bond. I love you guys.
Lastly a special thanks to Jamie Baker! She is on my team this year and it was actually her who got me started talking to this coach. She has also committed to Bethany so we not only will be playing together, but we are also roommates! I’m looking forward to the next four years with you Jimmy!!
Thank you for all who have supported and believed in me. I can’t wait to make you proud these next four years! Go Swedes!”