2023 College Signing Ceremonies

Placer United Soccer Club proudly celebrates our area high school seniors who will take their athletic skills to the next level as they move on to their chosen colleges and universities. These athletes signed their letter of intent to their chosen schools where they will continue to play soccer.

“The Placer United Signing Ceremony is an incredible opportunity to reflect on how far our seniors have come and where they are going,” said Director of Boys Coaching, Kevin Unsworth. “A college degree can change a person’s life trajectory and it’s important to celebrate and recognize the importance of this step on their journey to and through college.”

Placer United honors student-athletes during one of two events each year; Spring Signings in May, and Fall Signings in November.

2023 College Commitments To Date

Chelyn Ackerman, Colfax High School
University of California, Santa Cruz

Farrah Bender, Lodi High School
Chico State University

Meghan Bennion, Placer High School
Sierra College

Riley Brumfield, Forest Lake Christian School
Biola University

Devyn Costo, Whitney High School
Chico State University

Jenna Dean, Turlock High School
Sonoma State University

Leylah Echeverria, Woodcreek High School
Pioneers of Pacific Union College

Gwen Forman, Roseville High School
Adams State University (Colorado)

Emma Hardy, Whitney High School
California Polytechnic University, Humboldt

Brooklyn Hayes, Ponderosa High School
Southern Oregon University

Shaelee Killorn, John Adams Academy
Corban University (Salem, Oregon)

Shanney Killorn, John Adams Academy
Corban University, (Salem, Oregon)

Alyssa Savig, Granite Bay High School
Stanford University

Daniel Yoon, Whitney High School
Pitzer College, Pomona

Caitlyn Winter, Rocklin High School
Cal Lutheran University

“I have had the privilege of working with these extraordinary young people and seeing them not only grow as exceptional players, but as exceptional people,” said Ron Benjamin, Director of Girls Coaching and College Recruitment Director. “They love the game and their hard work both on and off the field will no doubt take them far in their college careers.”

10th Annual Placer United Family BBQ

The Placer United Family BBQ is a day of fun activities for the whole family to enjoy.

Join us at Johnson-Springview Park in Rocklin for a catered lunch, bounce houses, a splash park for the little ones, food vendors, a DJ, and lawn activities for all ages.

This is a club wide appreciation event for your friends and teammates at Placer United.

Player Development Pathway

Placer United is a community-based soccer club with a focus on player development. We offer players three distinct, but integrated entry points:

  • Grassroots: Introductory soccer for children ages 5-12
  • Transition to Strike: Players coming out of the Grassroots Program, ages 5-9
  • Competitive: By invitation after a tryout, ages 7-19

We strive to develop all players from within our club, continually looking for emerging talent from our own in-house programs to enhance and develop our high-level competitive program. Home grown talent is the best kind of talent.

While some of our youngest talent may emerge quickly, and take a direct path to our competitive program, we aim to retain others in our Transition to Strike program and Grassroots program who may not emerge so quickly and may need some more time to develop to their full potential before joining the ranks of our competitive teams. Constant monitoring and planning are vital to keeping all our players on the best possible pathway for their individual growth and development.


15th Annual Alumni Game

One of Placer United Soccer Club’s most time-honored traditions is the Annual Alumni Game when we welcome back past players of the Club.

This is a unique opportunity for us to catch up with old teammates, celebrate college successes, share stories, make new memories, and take a few snaps, as well as hassle your old coach. This year we will have some of our former and current MLS and USL pro soccer alumni players in attendance.

Players, please arrive early to check-in and receive your game jersey.

To register, contact Kevin Unsworth at CoachKevin@placerunited.com


13th Annual Dinner Dance Auction

It’s an evening for grown-ups, but it’s all about our kids! The Placer United Dinner-Dance-Auction brings together our parents, coaches, and staff for an evening of food, fun, and dancing. In addition to offering a night of unparalleled socializing, the highlight of the evening is the fact that our focus is on helping all young players be part of the game—all proceeds raised go back into our youth soccer programs.

Party: 6:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Happy Hour: 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Silent Auction: 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Dinner: 7:00 p.m.
Dancing 9:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

All food and beverages included in your ticket price!