“I am stoked to announce my verbal commitment to play collegiate soccer at the University of California, Santa Cruz! I could not have achieved this without the unrelenting support from my family, teammates, friends, and coaches. I want to thank coaches Don Finley, Kara Diederichs, Ron Benjamin, and my dad, who continuously pushed me to reach my full potential. I cannot wait for this next challenge! Go Slugs!” — Cheyln Ackermananta
“I am extremely excited and grateful to announce my verbal commitment to play Division 1 soccer and continue my academic career at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. I want to thank my coaches, teammates, family, and friends for their support throughout my growth as a player. I can’t wait to be a Mustang!” — Shannon Porubski
The 2022 Division 1 Women’s College Cup Soccer Championships begin on Friday, and Placer United boasts four alumna who will be competing in the event. In the first round, ’03 Kellie Pagador and the #3 seed Stanford Cardinals will take on the San Jose State Spartans. ’03 Kalia Uehara of Jackson State University will face #1 seed Alabama. ’99 Mackenzie George and the #6 seed Tennessee Volunteers face off against Xavier. Lastly, ’00 Abena Aidoo and Vanderbilt take on the #5 seed Clemson Tigers.
We are very proud of you ladies, and wish you the best of luck!
“I am very excited to announce that I just accepted an offer to play D1 soccer at Sacramento State! My soccer journey has been a great experience, and I can’t wait to continue it in college. I want to give a big thank you to some of my coaches who have made me the player I am today. Coach Andy Walsh coached me for four years, and he always believed in me no matter what. I also want to thank Ron Benjamin, I haven’t been with him for long, but I have improved a lot in the time I have been with him. Most importantly, I want to thank my family for always being there! I can’t wait to be a hornet. STINGERS UP!” — Izzy Scott
2024 Grad Caroline Souza of Placer United 04/05G ECNL Commits to the Wolfpack of the University of Nevada-Reno
“I am unbelievably excited to announce my verbal commitment to play D1 soccer and study at the University of Nevada-Reno. I have dreamed of this day since I was a little girl and can’t believe it’s happening. I want to thank my coaches and trainers for helping me get where I am today. I especially want to thank all my teammates for pushing me throughout every practice and game. I definitely couldn’t have done this without my family, who are without a doubt my number 1 fans and have pushed me to be the best person of myself on and off the field. To top it off, I can’t wait to play collegiate soccer with my best friend and sister. LET’S GO PACK!” — Caroline Souza
“I am thrilled to announce that I have verbally committed to continue my academic and soccer career at Biola University!! A huge thanks to my parents, family, friends, and teammates. Thanks to my coaches throughout the years: Janis Hurter, Gregg Thompson, BJ Glass, and Ron Benjamin, for coaching me and supporting me through this journey. I can’t wait for these next four years and for what’s to come! All the glory to God!”—Riley Brumfield
Coach Janis, an alumna of Vanderbilt University, catches up with Placer United alumna and Vanderbilt senior, Abena Aidoo after the Vanderbilt game today!
“I am incredibly humbled and excited to announce my verbal commitment to play Division 1 soccer and continue my academic career at the University of California, Davis. I want to thank my family, teammates, coaches, and friends who have provided overwhelming support throughout this process. I am undoubtedly grateful for Coach Amy Perkins, who coached me for seven years and 100% shaped me into the person I am on and off the field. Thank you for believing in me every day. I honestly could have never done it without you—another shoutout to Coach Ron Benjamin who recently became a huge part of my development as a player. I can’t wait to be an Aggie!” — Lakelee Perkins
“I am excited and honored to announce my verbal commitment to continue my soccer journey at Sonoma State University. I thank my teammates, family, and coaches who have helped me get this far. But a big thank you to Ron Benjamin, who opened this door for me. I can’t wait for the season. Go Seawolves!” — Jenna Dean
NASHVILLE – The Trevecca Nazarene University men’s soccer team (1-0-0) opened the season with a 2-0 shutout of the visiting University of Alabama in Huntsville Chargers (0-1-0) on Thursday at the Trojan Soccer Complex.
The Trojans took the lead in the 35th minute on a Marlon Grossmann goal, his first career goal for the Trojans and the first of the season for the Purple and White. Michael Martey played the ball to Grossman near the mouth of the goal for his first assist of the year.
The Trojans and Grossmann found the back of the net quickly as the second half started, Grossmann scored in the 48th minute. It was Ben Sieber on the assist, his first career assist.
Neither team could get on the scoreboard for the rest of the match.
Giancarlo Martinez tallied one save while playing the full 90 in goal for the Chargers.
The Chargers held the edge in shots on goal against TNU by a 9-4 margin. UAH generated seven corner kicks to the Trojans’ four, but Trevecca collected a total of 17 shots and finished twice for the win.
The Trojans head to Jackson, Tenn. on Wednesday when they face the Bulldogs of Union University at 7:30 PM.
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