Posted On April 30, 2015 by PUSC
“I am very excited to announce that I have committed to Occidental College to play soccer for the next four years! I can’t wait to attend such a great academic college while continuing to play the sport I love!
I’m so grateful that I was able to become part of the Placer United family over the past three years; joining the club has been one of the best decisions I made during high school and I would not have developed as a player if it weren’t for Placer United. I wanted to thank all of my teammates from the past few years. The journey has been unforgettable and I wouldn’t be the same player without every one of my teammates. I also owe a big thank you to the coaches who have helped me grow as a player. Thank you to Sarah Alderson and BJ Glass for helping me become more confident as a player and helping me understand my own potential. And, thank you especially to Ron Benjamin and Todd DeCarlo for welcoming me into the club, helping me acclimate to the new environment, and pushing me to become a better player, all while helping me with the college process.
Most importantly, I owe an incredible amount of thanks to my parents who have driven me thousands and thousands of miles for practices and games and who have supported me in everything for as long as I can remember. Without them, I would not have had the chance to be a part of such a great club. And, special thanks to my Dad, who helped me fall in love with the game and taught me so much of what I know today.
Go Tigers!” — Sophia Vallas