“…University of Oregon Lacrosse Head Coach Jen Larsen announced that six prep recruits have signed National Letters of Intent and will join the team for the 2009-10 academic year. Brittany Hushion, Bridget Morrison, Maggie Kovacs, Salliebeth Finnegan, Kate Cathell and Maura Imel make up the sixth class in program history, and have Larsen and her staff eagerly anticipating their arrival in Eugene…”
University of Oregon Lacrosse Head Coach Jen Larsen announced that six prep recruits have signed National Letters of Intent and will join the team for the 2009-10 academic year. Brittany Hushion, Bridget Morrison, Maggie Kovacs, Salliebeth Finnegan, Kate Cathell and Maura Imel make up the sixth class in program history, and have Larsen and her staff eagerly anticipating their arrival in Eugene.
Kate Cathell, Attack, Baltimore, Md.
Now a senior at St. Paul’s School for Girls in Baltimore, Cathell came into her own last season, tallying 21 goals and 35 assists on her way to a Mid-Atlantic All-Star selection. A member of the club team Sky Walkers Blue, she is also a three-year letterwinner in field hockey and played varsity basketball as a sophomore. Her goal is to be a successful student-athlete and knew Oregon would be her school the second she stepped on campus.
Salliebeth Finnegan, Goalie, West Islip, N.Y.
Finnegan is one of two representatives in this class from the Long Island Yellow Jackets club program. The current West Islip High School senior was named All-Suffolk County as a junior and was a member of the NYS Empire Team and NYS ’08 National Team. Also a varsity swimmer, Finnegan is a four-time state qualifier and holds the school record in the 200. She chose the University of Oregon based on academics and athletics, and is excited to join the Ducks and continue her education in Eugene.
Brittany Hushion, Midfield/Defense, Farmingdale, N.Y.
Hushion is a senior at Farmingdale High School and a club teammate of Finnegan on the Long Island Yellow Jackets. A member of the varsity since her freshman campaign, her teams have been state finalists and won both the Long Island and Nassau County Championships every year heading into her final prep season. As a sophomore, she was chosen to play in the under-17 World Championships in Peterborough, Canada. Hushion, who has been recognized as a scholar athlete in lacrosse and basketball, chose Oregon based on the athletic and academic opportunities the school offered her.
Maura Imel, Midfield/Attack, Baltimore, Md.
Imel, a senior at Seton Keough High School in Baltimore, is a club teammate of Cathell on the Sky Walkers Blue. The former junior class president was instantly comfortable with the coaching staff and is confident in their ability to help her make the adjustments necessary to play at the Division I level.
Maggie Kovacs, Midfield/Attack, McLean, Va.
Kovacs was born in Oregon, and later moved to Virginia, where she will graduate from Langley High School. She has put together a distinguished prep career starting as a freshman, when she earned district championship MVP honors and was a U.S. Lacrosse All-American Honorable Mention. She is now a team captain.
Bridget Morrison, Midfield/Defense, Annapolis, Md.
Morrison currently attends St. Mary’s High School, where she has been a starting varsity defender since her sophomore year. As a junior, she was named to the National School Girls Mid-Atlantic Team. A member of CCLax 2009 Black, she was also an All-Galaxy choice during her junior year. Morrison emphasized that the close relationship between Oregon’s coaches and players played a big role in making her decision.