Combined, a total of five Northwest players saw action on Sunday, including USC’s Foreman (Sammamish, Wash. / Eastside Catholic School), and Hennegan (Bremerton, Wash. / Central Kitsap HS) along with Ceara Leo (Portland, Ore. / Woodrow Wilson HS). For Oregon, Lindsay LeMay (Corvalis, Ore. / Corvallis HS) and Annie Longtain (West Linn, Ore. / West Linn HS) were on the field for the Ducks.
NCAA Division I lacrosse returned to the Seattle area for a second year on Sunday, and this time two Pac-12 schools that showed off the women’s game to local fans with USC and Oregon scrimmaging in a fall-ball friendly at Issaquah High School.
With 13 new freshmen on the roster, USC coach Lindsey Munday, was encouraged by the leadership test for her upper classmen, especially with the play of attack/midfielder Caroline Cordrey and goaltender Liz Schaefer, both sophomores that kept the Ducks at bay throughout most of the scrimmage.
But it was the Southern California’s freshman class that caught the attention of the announced crowd of 1,196 including attacker Kylie Drexel along with midfielders Alex Moore, Michaela Michael and Nina Kelty.
“We’re still young,” said Munday who has 13 newcomers on a squad that finished 8-10 in 2013. “(The game) gave us an opportunity to look at our best combinations for the coming season,” she said. “We saw some nice things.”
With score not being kept as is tradition in women’s lacrosse out-of-season scrimmages, USC’s attack by sophomore Caroline Cordrey and freshman Cynthia Del Core constantly tested Oregon sophomore goalkeepers Jenna Morris and freshman Becca Katzen.
The exhibition was a homecoming for USC junior defender and former All-State and All-American player at Eastside Catholic Alex Foreman playing for the first time as a collegian in her home state in front of many of her former high school teammates.
“It’s pretty cool to see the whole (Eastside Catholic) team here. I was excited to be a part of this,” she said.