Western College Lacrosse: Oregon Women’s Lacrosse Signs Nine Recruits From Colorado, Maryland, New Jersey, Ohio And California

University of Oregon head women’s lacrosse coach Jen Larsen has signed nine prep athletes to National Letters of Intent. The future Ducks will formally join the program for the 2010-11 academic year.

Maryland continues to be a recruiting hotbed for UO with four of the players hailing from the Old Line state. California is represented by a pair of Triple Threat LAX club players, and Larsen and her staff also tapped into Colorado, New Jersey and Ohio.

The Ducks begin the sixth season in program history on Feb. 13, 2010 at Jacksonville (FL). Oregon’s first home game is slated for Feb. 21 vs. St. Bonaventure at Pape Field.

Kelsi Anderson • A/M • Littleton, CO • Mullen HS • Team 180
HIGH SCHOOL – A senior at Mullen High School in Denver, Colorado…A four-year letterwinner in Lacrosse for the Mustangs…As a freshman was voted Most Improved Player by her teammates…Selected to Team Colorado in 2007…In 2008, was selected to the all-Centennial League second team…Top goal scorer on the team as a sophomore…As a junior made the all-Centennial League first team…Attack award in 2009…National team nomination…Fifth-leading scorer in the state…Plays club Lacrosse for Team 180…Academic accolades include: Spanish honors award (2007).

Jessica Esteban • A/M • Alamo, CA • San Ramon Valley HS • Triple Threat LAX
HIGH SCHOOL – A senior at San Ramon Valley High School in Danville, Calif…As a sophomore, led the team with 60 goals and 15 assists…San Ramon Valley HS Most Valuable Player for 2008…First-team all-East Bay Athletic League (EBAL) as an attacker her sophomore year…In 2009, led the Wolves with 82 goals and 29 assists…Named team MVP for the second consecutive year as a junior…Second-team all-EBAL as an attacker under head coach Mark Elliott…2009 SandStorm all-Tournament team…Plays club Lacrosse for Triple Threat LAX…Academic accolades include: NCS distinguished scholastic team (2007, ’08, &’09), 4.0 GPA in Spring of ’09.

Caroline Federighi • GK • Pleasanton, CA • Amador Valley HS • Triple Threat LAX
HIGH SCHOOL – A senior at Amador Valley High School in Pleasanton, Calif…Helped the Dons reach the semifinals of the North Coast Section (NCS) for the third consecutive year in 2009…Started in all 21 games as a junior, recording a save percentage of 61%…Named to the all-East Bay girls lacrosse team by the Contra Costa Times…East Bay Athletic League (EBAL) MVP…Team MVP…2009 US Lacrosse first-team All-American…US Lacrosse Academic All-American…During her sophomore season helped Amador Valley HS capture the NCS Championship, going undefeated through EBAL play…Tallied a 66% goals saved percentage…Competed in the US Lacrosse women’s division national tournament in Baltimore, MD…Academic accolades include: NCA Scholar Athlete Award (’07, ’08, & ’09), AVHS Principals List for a 4.0 GPA (’07, ’08, & ’09), California Scholarship Foundation member (’07, ’08, & ’09)…Plays for Triple Threat LAX, which claimed championships in both the Galaxy Sr. Division and SandStorm tournament…In 2008, helped her club team take second place in Mid-Atlantic Sr. Division, and win the SandStorm and Surfside championships

Samantha Kiser • M • Severna Park, MD • Severna Park HS • SPlax 2010
HIGH SCHOOL – A senior at Saverna Park High School in Saverna Park, Maryland…A three-sport standout in high school lettering in lacrosse, field hockey and indoor track…As a sophomore in 2008 helped lead the Falcons to an undefeated season en route to becoming Class 4A county, regional and state champions…National School Girls Team 4 (out of 8)…In 2009, Samantha and Saverna Park HS repeated as 4A regional and state champions…Academic All-American as a junior…National School Girls Team 1 (out of 4)…Honor roll athlete (’07, ’08 & ’09)…Helped the Falcons become the 4A regional and state champions in field hockey in 2008…All-county honorable mention…As a junior lead SPHS to a repeat as 4A regional and state champions…Second-team all-county as a junior…In the 2009-2010 season, the Falcons became the 4A state champions for a third time in as many years…Lead the way accumulating first-team all-county nomination…Competed on the varsity indoor track team as a sophomore and junior…Plays club Lacrosse for SPlax 2010…Academic accolades include: National Honor Society, Student Government Association (SGA), SGA Secretary (2008-09).

Erika McCool • M/D • Moorestown, NJ • Moorestown HS • South Jersey Select
HIGH SCHOOL – A senior at Moorestown High School in Moorestown, NJ…A three-sport standout for the Quakers lettering in soccer, basketball and lacrosse…As a junior, helped lead the lacrosse program to a Burlco League title before capping the 28-1 season with a New Jersey state championship…A four-year letterwinner in soccer helped lead Moorestown to three league titles…As a sophomore was named to the all-Burlington County League second team and all-South Jersey Group III as a goalkeeper…South Jersey Group III champions…Voted most dedicated to the team as a sophomore and junior…Team captain in 2009…First-team all-BCLS goalkeeper…All-South Jersey goalkeeper…All-State goalkeeper…Academic accolades include: High Honor Roll (’07, ’08, & ’09), member of the Honor and Service Society…Plays for the South Jersey Select club team.

Shannon Propst • M • Bel Air, MD • Fallston HS • Skywalkers
HIGH SCHOOL – A senior at Fallston High School in Fallston, Maryland…Two-sport letterwinner for the Cougars in lacrosse and basketball…Helped lead Fallston HS to the 2009 regional and state championships under head coach Michael McTeague…In the 2008-09 season, Shannon helped the Cougars’ women’s basketball team win the regional and state Championships…Plays club lacrosse for the Skywalkers…Academic Accolades include: National Honor Society and Spanish Honors Society.

Nicole Puszcz • M/A • Towson, MD • Maryvale Prep • Rome 2010
HIGH SCHOOL – A senior at Maryvale Preparatory School in Brooklandville, Maryland…Four-time varsity letterwinner for the Lions…Averaged 2.5 points per game as a freshman…Voted by her teammates the Most Advanced Player in 2007…Averaged 2.6 points per game as a sophomore…Scored a last-minute game-tying goal, leading to a game-winning final overtime goal to crown Maryvale Prep the Winters Mill Invitational champions…Averaged 3.5 points per game as a junior…Recognized by her teammates and coaches as the Most Outstanding Midfielder…Played organized tennis throughout high school for the Baltimore Tennis Patrons Red Team (2007, ’08 & ’09)…Plays club Lacrosse for ROME 2010.

Hannah Tack • M/A • Glenelg, MD • Glenelg HS • M&D 2010 Black
HIGH SCHOOL – A senior at Glenelg High School in Glenelg, Maryland…Three-sport letterwinner in lacrosse, indoor track and soccer…Played four years of varsity lacrosse for coach Virginia Kincaid…Helped lead the Gladiators to a Maryland state championship in 2008…Selected for the Mid-Atlantic Team #3 for women’s lacrosse divisional tournament as a sophomore…Played club Lacrosse for six years on the M&D 2010 Black Team…Won a total of 12 major tournaments, including the Evolution Games and the Vail Shoot-Out in 2009…Helped Glenelg HS win the Maryland state championship in Soccer as a sophomore in 2008…Ran indoor track throughout high school, training under speed coach Alonzo Ruffin…Hannah is a black belt in Karate.

Eve Tranchito • M/A • Cleveland Heights, OH • Cleveland Heights HS • Ohio Premier
HIGH SCHOOL – A senior at Cleveland Heights High School in Cleveland Heights, Ohio…A two-sport athlete for the Tigers…Four-year letterwinner in lacrosse…Freshman of the Year in 2007…Second-team all-Region in 2008 as a sophomore…First-team all-Region as a junior…Also was named first-team all-State…Honorable mention All-American in 2009…Played four years of varsity field hockey for the Tigers…Freshman of the Year in 2006…Team MVP as a junior…Named team captain for both her junior and senior seasons…Academic accolades include: National Honor Society (NHS) (2009-10), Secretary for NHS (2009-10), Key Club Member (’07, ’08, ’09, & ’10), Key Club President (2009-10), Renaissance Shared Governance Team and Leadership Group, Honor Roll with a 4.41 GPA…Plays club Lacrosse for Ohio Premier where she was a captain in 2009…Named to the Great Lakes National first team in 2009.


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