Daniel Yoon Commits to Pomona College

“I am thrilled to announce my commitment to Pomona College, where I will invest the next four years of my life into growing my education and playing collegiate soccer. I am very indebted to the past coaches and teammates who have guided me throughout this journey. I am forever thankful to my family for the past 17 years of endless support. There is much more in store for me. Go Sagehens!” —Daniel Yoon

2024 Graduate Gabby Starr of the 04/05G ECNL Commits to Chico State University

“I am excited and grateful to announce my verbal commitment to Chico State to play soccer and further my education. I want to thank my family and my former coaches, Ron Benjamin and Placer United, for pushing me to be the player I am today. I couldn’t have done it without everyone’s support! I also want to thank Coach Kim and Coach Kat for allowing me to play at the next level. Go Wildcats!”—Gabby Starr

Shaelee and Shannel Killorn of 04’/05’G ECNL RL have committed to Corban University

“I started my soccer career in Kindergarten, began playing basketball at age 10, and tried out Cross Country just for kicks my Sophomore year. For me, sports were, and are, love at first sight and have always been a constant in my life. The thrill of the game and the satisfaction of getting thoroughly sweaty at practice is something that never gets old. I am very excited to announce that I have accepted an offer to continue my soccer and academic career as a Corban University Warrior! I spent a long time searching for the right college for me and am thrilled to have found my niche at Corban, located in Oregon. Firstly, I want to thank my family. I love them to the ends of the earth and back! They have always supported me and have pushed me to be not only the best athlete I can be but the best person. I want to thank all my coaches and trainers over the years and Coach Whitney. I appreciate all they have done and continue to do for me. Collegiate soccer is a big step in my life, and I feel blessed to have such amazing family, friends, and coaches. Warriors, here I come!”—Shaelee Killorn

2024 Grad Kiana Faucette of the U17 ’06 ECNL Commits to the University of San Francisco

“I am excited and grateful to announce my verbal commitment to the University of San Francisco to continue my academic pursuits and athletic dream of playing D1 soccer. I want to thank my parents and my sister for their support and God for giving me this opportunity. I appreciate my teammates and coaches, Don Finley, Ron Benjamin, Kim Gonzales, and Creed Larrucea, for always believing in me and encouraging me to improve on and off the field. I also want to thank USF Coach Jim Millinder and Coach Pinder Niijar for giving me this opportunity, and I am excited to play for them! Go Dons!” — Kiana Faucette

2023 Grad Leylah Echeverria of U19 04/05G ECNL Commits to the Pioneers of Pacific Union College

“I am excited to announce my verbal commitment to play soccer and pursue a nursing degree at Pacific Union College. I want to thank my family, teammates, coaches, and friends, who provided overwhelming support throughout this process. A bigger thank you to my current coach, Ron Benjamin, for pushing me to be the player I am today. Go, Pioneers!”—Leylah Echeverria

Grad Chelyn Ackerman of U19 04/05G ECNL Commits to the Banana Slugs of UC Santa Cruz

“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

Four Placer United Alumna to Play in the Division 1 NCAA Women’s College Cup Soccer Championships

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.

Official Bracket

We are very proud of you ladies, and wish you the best of luck!

Go Placer!

2024 Grad Isabel Scott Commits to the Hornets of Sacramento State

“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