Category Archives: College Bound

2024 Junior Lakelee Perkins of U17 06G ECNL Commits to the Aggies of UC Davis

“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

Placer Alum and Brothers Ben & Jake Sieber Thriving at Trevecca Nazarene University in Tennessee

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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Southern Oregon University Welcomes U19 ECRL Player Brooklyn Hayes

“First, I would like to thank my entire family. The constant and unquestioned support for anything and everything I could ever need has allowed me to have this opportunity to fulfill my dreams. I am lucky to have such a powerful and uplifting support system for even the most minor things.

I would also like to thank my many coaches and trainers through the years. My coaches from Placer, Todd DeCarlo and Leo Marin, renewed my self-confidence with their guidance and unwavering belief in me, allowing me to become the player I am today. Go Raiders!” — Brooklyn Hayes

Caitlyn Winter, U19 ECNL, Commits to Cal Lutheran

“I am excited to announce my verbal commitment to play soccer at Cal Lutheran University! Thank you to my family, who has dedicated so much time and support, especially my dad, who first encouraged me to play soccer at a young age. I would also like to thank all my teammates and coaches who have pushed me to be the player I am today. I am looking forward to these next four years! Go Regals!” — Caitlyn Winter 

Emma Hardy 04/05 ECNL Commits to Lumberjacks of Cal Poly Humboldt

“I am pleased to announce my verbal commitment to Cal Poly Humboldt to further my soccer career and academic plans! I would love to thank my family and my sister for being my #1 supporter from wherever she was but especially my parents for making my goals a reality. They have been the ones to motivate and guide me throughout my 11 years of playing at Placer United. From going through programs like the DA with all the travel and helping me get more exposure to better my recruitment and college goals, thank you, Mom and Dad! Thank you to my best friends, my teammates, and especially my coaches who have helped me get to where I am today: Ron Benjamin, Don Finley, Janis Hurter, Nate Gargiulo, Charles Dukes, and everyone who played a role during my career. You have all played a part in boosting my confidence and the love I have for soccer. I would not be here without you all. Finally, I am thrilled to continue with the sport I love with Coach Grant and my future teammates! Go Lumberjacks!”
—Emma Hardy

Hector Serrano-Martin Commits to Saint Mary’s College

“I am excited to announce my commitment to Saint Mary’s College of California. I can’t wait to continue my journey as a Gael! I want to thank all my coaches throughout my years that have helped me get to where I am today, Coach Paul O’Brien for being there for me since the start, and Coach Jason for helping me throughout this process. I am also beyond grateful for my family and friends who have pushed me to get to where I am today. Without them, none of this would have been possible.” —Hector Serrano-Martin

Sierra College Wolverines Welcomes Valerie Gomez of 03/04 NPL 1 Team

“I am beyond excited to announce my verbal commitment to Sierra College, where I will continue pursuing my academic and athletic career. A huge thanks to all the coaches who have invested in me and helped me become the player I am today. To my teammates, thank you for always being there and continuing to push me on and off the field. Lastly, none of this would have been possible without the sacrifices and support from my friends and family. Go Wolverines!”—Valerie Gomez