Posted On September 24, 2014 by PUSC
“I never thought that this time would come as fast as it did and I can now officially say that I have committed to California State University, Bakersfield. I love everything that CSUB has to offer both academically and athletically. I love all of my future teammates and I have a high respect for the coaching staff there as well. I can’t wait to be a part of a program moving in a positive direction.
Even though Placer has only been my home for three years, they have given me so much support and I couldn’t be more thankful. Without Placer United, I probably wouldn’t have the opportunity to play Division 1 soccer. I would like to thank my very first club coach, John DeMartini, for convincing me to play club soccer. It has clearly paid off John. Secondly, I would like to thank my coach of three years, Todd DeCarlo, for always supporting me and putting up with me on the good and bad days. Todd has pushed me to become a better player from the start and I am beyond grateful. My past and present teammates deserve a big shout-out and without them pushing me to be the best I can be, I know I wouldn’t be the person I am today. Lastly, I would like to thank my family, especially my parents for their continuous support. They have invested so much time and money making sure that I receive the best soccer experience possible. In the words of Kevin Durant, “You the real MVP!” I am so happy that I’ll be finishing my club days with Placer United and I can’t wait to see what CSUB has to offer me!” — Elle Estes