Posted On February 1, 2018 by PUSC
“I am beyond thankful to announce my verbal commitment to play D1 soccer at Saint Mary’s College of California and continue my academic career! It has been a long journey to get to this point of deciding to play collegiate soccer. I am so happy that I found a school like Saint Mary’s where I love the campus, the people, and their soccer program. Thank you to Coach Travis for giving me this opportunity to pursue my goal of playing college soccer at a high level and develop my game even more.
I could not have gotten to this stage in my life without my family, teammates, and coaches. To my mom and dad, thank you for continuously being there for me after every game and practice. Both of you have supported me through the good and bad and have always been by my side. To my dad, you were my very first coach and started my love for this game. You have been there after every game to analyze all my plays, good and bad, and helping me to improve on and off the field. Thank you for being my personal coach and dad throughout the years. To my mom, you had me eating vegetables in every type of food as long as I could remember and I couldn’t thank you more. All of my food habits help me with my soccer performance and I thank you every day for being able to perform my very best. All the colorful meals I’ve eaten and learned from you, I’ll use for the rest of my life. And to my brother Jackson, you specifically have made me be the physical and competitive player I am today. Thank you for the very physical pillow fights and wrestling matches when we were kids. Growing up watching you play soccer always made me want to push harder and be better. Thank you for everything.
To my teammates, every day I train with all of you, you always push me to be my very best and you guys have helped me grow to be the player I am today. To Todd DeCarlo, you were my very first coach when I came to Placer and have played a very big role in my development as a player. Thank you for taking me in and shaping me from the bottom up to be a better soccer player these past three years. I wouldn’t be where I am today without you. To Ron Benjamin, you have basically been my second coach since I came to Placer and through your brutal honesty and patience in coaching me as I developed my game, you have been very influential in my soccer growth. Thank you for pushing me and always seeing more in me these past years. I am extremely excited for what the future holds and cannot wait to continue my soccer and academic life at Saint Mary’s College of California! Go Gaels!” — Josie Sherman