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2024 Grad Cade Vickers Commits to Stanislaus State Warriors

“I am beyond excited to announce my commitment to continue my academic studies and soccer career at Stanislaus State! I would like to thank my family, teammates, coaches, and friends.  Coach Joel, thank you for believing in me and guiding me through this process. Also, I would like to thank my family, who have been my amazing support system from the start! Go, Warriors!” — Cade Vickers

2024 Grad Tierra Pickell of the 2005/06G ECNL team Commits to the Hornets Of Sacramento State University

“I am incredibly honored and excited to announce my verbal commitment to play D1 soccer and continue my academics at Sac State. I would like to thank all my coaches at Santa Rosa United and Placer United. Especially Don Finley, Andrew Shuter, and Ron Benjamin who have helped shape me into the player I am today. I would also like to thank my doctors and physical therapists at Results for helping me have an extremely successful recovery, along with my parents, family, and teammates, who have given me endless love and support, especially in the last few years. Lastly, I want to thank Randy Dedini and Chris Malenab for this opportunity. I can’t wait to see what the future holds. Stingers Up!” — Tierra Pickell

Andrew Perry of the 05/06B ECNL Commits to the Sonoma State Seawolves

“I am excited to announce my commitment to Sonoma State University. I selected Sonoma State because of its positive university environment and excellent coaching staff. While at Sonoma State, I aim to pursue a business degree and help the Seawolves win multiple conference championships. I thank my family, coaches, and teammates from Jesuit, Placer, and San Juan for helping me along my athletic journey.” — Andrew Perry

Karlee Larson of U17 2007G ECNL Commits to the Wolfpack of the University of Nevada Reno 

“I am extremely grateful and excited to announce my verbal commitment to play Division 1 soccer and continue my academic career at the University of Nevada, Reno. I want to thank all my coaches at Placer United and my teammates, family, and friends for their endless support and contribution to my development as a player. Lastly, I want to thank Coach V and Brad for this amazing opportunity. GO PACK”—Karlee Larson

2025 Grad Ella Atherton-Turner of 07G ECNL Commits to the Broncos of Boise State University

“I am honored and very excited to announce my verbal COMMITMENT to play D1 soccer and continue my academic career at Boise State!!!! I’m so happy to be part of the Bronco Family! I couldn’t have done it without the generous support of my coaches, Ron Benjamin, Todd Decarlo, and Leo Marin, for shaping me into the player I am today! I’d also like to thank my trainer, Victor Ramos @topnotch, my teammates, friends, and most of all, my family for constantly supporting me in life and my soccer journey. I can’t wait for what my future holds. Go Broncos!” — Ella Atherton-Turner

Jake Tyberg, 05/06 ECNL, Commits to Chico State University

“I would first like to thank God for giving me this incredible opportunity; I would be nowhere if it weren’t for Him. I would also like to thank all my family, friends, and teammates who have helped me along the way. Especially my mom and dad, for all the long car rides, for waiting for me at practices, buying all my equipment, and supporting me through every stage of my life. Finally, a shoutout to all my coaches from Blues, Union, San Juan, Placer, and Whitney, who have shaped me into the player and person I am today.”—Jake Tyberg

Placer United Players Earn High School All-League Honors

Placer United congratulates twenty-one girls and twenty-eight boys who received honors from their respective high schools. Here are the players who received 1st Team All-League Honors for the 2023-2024 season:

Sierra Foothill League (SFL)

Del Oro High School – Kiana Faucette, Beckham Pointer (League MVP), Ayden Scammacca, Izzy Scott, Brooklyn Tanon, James Tibbetts, Logan Webster

Folsom High School – Hunter Wexler

Granite Bay High School – Connor Johnson, Molly Newlin, Camryn Savig

Oakridge High School – Drew Hatch, Samantha Liaty, Olivia Marsh, Savannah Miller

Rocklin High School – Gia Costanzo,  Carter Haynes, Jovan Petrovich, Shannon Proubski, Jovan Radovich

Whitney High School – Pierce LaVine, Everett Shanklin, Nick Sprinsteel, Gabby Starr, Jake Tyberg

Capital Athletic League (CAL)

Vista Del Lago High SchoolAiden Galvan (League Defensive MVP), Taylor Grover

Capital Valley Conference (CVC)

Roseville High School – Ty Branigan, James Crawford (HS Offensive Player of the Year), Kaiden Pedone, Peyton Rocholz

Woodcreek High School – Ty Branigan, Vince Noble (League MVP)

Central California Athletic League (CCAL)

Thomas Downey High School (Modesto) – Caroline Souza

Delta League

Elk Grove High SchoolJack Gerber (All Sportsmanship Award, Scholar Athlete Award)

Jesuit High School – Renner Smiley

Foothill Valley League (FVL)

Placer High School – Ella Atherton-Turner

West Park High School – Olivia Sisto, Cade Vickers

Golden Empire League (GEL)

Casa Roble High SchoolMia Alvarez-Tostado (League Defensive Player of the Year)

Pioneer Valley League (PVL)

Center High School – Daniel Sanchez

Golden Sierra High SchoolCarter Brust (League Offensive MVP, HS Team MVP)

Lindhurst High SchoolJared Oseguera (Golden Glove Award, Scholar Athlete Award)

Twelve Bridges High SchoolKelsey Kurland (League Co-MVP Award), Chloe Van Winkle, Josie Young

Wheatland High School – Julissa Lopez, Nolan Mierzwa (Scholar Athlete Award, HS Defensive MVP), Hiroshi Yang (League MVP)

It was a complicated process to track and compile this list. If we missed anyone named a 1st team all-conference player for the 2023-2024 season, please let us know, and we will add you.

Congrats to all of our fantastic student-athletes on a great high school soccer season!