Posted On December 27, 2012 by PUSC
“I’m excited to announce that I have just recently verbally committed to Colorado College. The idea of playing college soccer at a D1 level is surreal and I’m thankful for everyone in my life who has helped make this possible.
First, I would like to thank my big brother, Austin, for introducing me to the game of soccer and helping me become the player I am today. My brother stood as a role model for me and watching him succeed in his soccer career only further deepened my ambitions of one day playing soccer at the collegiate level.
I would also like to thank my coaches and teammates. Todd Decarlo, my first full season coach at Placer United, provided me with two awesome years of soccer in which I developed tremendously, all the while having a good time on the field. My current coach, Ron Benjamin, demanded so much hard work and effort out of me as well as the rest of the team. He truly pushed us to great limits, and I know he will continue to push us to work hard and excel. Ron’s work on the soccer field is as much appreciated as his work off the soccer field. Thank you for dedicating so much time to helping us with our college process. My goals would not have been achieved without you.
To my team..… I thank you for being the crazy awesome people that you are, and for giving me a season I know I won’t forget. I love you all and wish you well in your future endeavors.
The biggest thanks of all goes to my parents for the countless hours they’ve devoted to all my years of soccer and to years still to come. The amount of time and energy they’ve invested is more than I could ever ask out of them. Thank you guys for always being there and providing encouragement.”
— Maddi Dunn