Posted On February 24, 2016 by PUSC
“I am honored and thrilled to announce my verbal commitment to play soccer at the collegiate level for Sonoma State University in fall 2017. It has always been my dream to play soccer in college, and with hard work, dedication, and the support from friends and family my dream is coming true. First a big thank you to every teammate I’ve had throughout the years of playing sports. I’ve learned so much from each sport that I’ve played and I am grateful to be able to apply what I know from other sports to help improve my soccer knowledge. I would not be where I am today if it hadn’t been for everything my family has done and had to sacrifice for me. I am, and will always be, thankful for everything they do for me. A huge thank you to all of my coaches I’ve had throughout my soccer career. Most importantly Kori Marquez and Eric Crise for teaching me respect, kindness, and responsibility, Todd DeCarlo to think creatively and become a self reliant player, and lastly Ron Benjamin. Coach Ron has become a huge part of my life on and off the field and I can’t thank him enough for pushing me every training session and game. He continues to be a role model I look up to. All four of these coaches have truly gone above and beyond to shape me into the player and person that I am today and I am truly grateful for everything they have done and will miss them dearly. Also thank you to Savanna Thompson for unknowingly being the player I aspire to become and work as hard at every training session. She is a great leader and will accomplish amazing things during her soccer career.
I am extremely excited to play under head coach Emiria Salzmann Dunn and assistant coaches Robin Hart, Mark Dunn, and Jody Lingafeldt. After meeting Emiria I knew Sonoma was for me. Her coaching style is exactly what I’m looking for to push me to become the best player. With her help, the rest of the coaching staff, and the incredible team, I know we can accomplish great things. A shoutout to my twin brother Cole, and to Cassidy Marquez for being my best friends and supporting me throughout my life.”