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

Twenty-One Placer United Girls Earn High School All-League Honors

Placer United congratulates twenty-one girls who received honors from their respective high schools. Twelve Bridges High School Goalkeeper Kelsey Kurland (05/06G ECNL RL) earned first team honors and the League Co-MVP Award. Additionally, Casa Roble High School Goalkeeper Mia Alvarez-Tostado (07G ECNL) also earned first team and league Defensive Player of the Year honors.

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, Izzy Scott, Brooklyn Tanon

Granite Bay High School – Molly Newlin, Camryn Savig

Rocklin High School – Gia Costanzo,  Shannon Proubski

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

Whitney High School – Gabby Starr

Foothill Valley League (FVL)

Placer High School – Ella Atherton-Turner

West Park High School – Olivia Sisto

Capital Athletic League (CAL)

Vista Del Lago High School – Taylor Grover

Pioneer Valley League (PVL)

Twelve Bridges High School – Kelsey Kurland, Chloe Van Winkle, Josie Young

Wheatland High School – Julissa Lopez

Central California Athletic League (CCAL)

Thomas Downey High School (Modesto) – Caroline Souza

Golden Empire League (GEL)

Casa Roble High School – Mia Alvarez-Tostado

Capital Valley Conference (CVC)

Roseville High School – Peyton Rochholz

It was a complicated process to track and compile this list. If we missed anyone named a 1st team all-conference female 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!

2025 Grad Mia Alvarez of the Placer United 07G ECNL Team Commits to the Pilots of the University of Portland

“I am incredibly honored and blessed to announce my verbal commitment to continue my academic and Division 1 soccer career at the University of Portland. I want to thank god for his constant blessings and my mom, papa, and sisters for their ongoing support throughout my soccer journey. I want to thank my coach, Bashar Alsakati, for never giving up on me and helping me find love for the game and Ron Benjamin, Don Finley, and Cory Clonce. I’d also like to thank my teammates for their constant support and for pushing me to become a better player daily. Lastly, I’d like to thank @portlandwsoc for the great opportunity. Can’t wait for the next four! GO, PILOTS!”—Mia Alvarez