Oregon Lacrosse Inks 13 During Early Period

EUGENE, Ore.- University of Oregon head coach Jen Larsen-Beck has announced the signing of 13 prep athletes to National Letters of Intent. The new Ducks join the rest of the team on campus in fall 2012.

Four of the newest Ducks hail from California, three from Pennsylvania and two from Massachusetts and Maryland, and one from Oregon and Ohio to round out the signing class.

Four pairs of the student-athletes participated on the same club teams together. Shelby Boudrea and Carly O'Connell both played for the Revolution Lacrosse Club. Elizabeth Casertano and Holly Johnson competed for the Maryland United Lacrosse Club and Jackie Moccia and Jenna Morris are both members of Mongoose Lacrosse Club. Alison Scharkey and Courtney Valdez round out the connections with both members coming from the X-Team Lacrosse Club.

The Ducks open the 2011-12 campaign on the East Coast with a swing through the Mid-Atlantic region. They face Temple and LaSalle in Philadelphia, PA. on Feb. 17 and 19, respectively and head to Baltimore for a contest versus Towson University on Feb. 21.

Shelby Boudreau D North Andover, Mass. North Andover HS Revolution Lacrosse Club
High School: Having led North Andover HS to back-to-back conference championships, the captain led the team in ground balls and was second on the team in assists last season ... also participated in two seasons of basketball.

Elizabeth Casertano D/M Pittsburg, Pa. Shaler Area HS Maryland United Lacrosse Club
High School: Earned three letters in three seasons at Shaler Area HS ... named captain in each of the last two seasons by teammates in addition to being named most valuable player the past three years ... earned All-Section, All-WPIAL recognition, while being named the 2011 Maryland United Most Dedicated Player all last season ... in three seasons has tallied a total of 182 goals ... assisted the team in capturing the 2010 Section during her sophomore campaign...awarded Shaler Area Varsity Spirit of the Game award (freshman) and Shaler Area Golden Stick award (junior) ... member of the National Honor Society, honor roll and received the Tribune Review Outstanding Young Citizen Award and was elected Junior Class President.

Holly Johnson M/A Odenton, Md. Arundel HS Maryland United Lacrosse Club
High School: Two-sport (lacrosse and soccer) athlete at Arundel HS ... earned three letters on the lacrosse team ... during sophomore season was the team's third highest scorer ... named team captain last season and had the most assists on the team while also being the team's second highest goal scorer ... made the honor roll the past three years and has been a member of the Key Club for two years.

Lauren Drake M/D Columbus, Ohio Upper Arlington HS Midwestern Force Lacrosse Club
High School: Participated in cross country, field hockey and lacrosse at Upper Arlington HS ... last season as the captain, was named second-team All-District and All-State ... as a sophomore was a member of the Great Lakes National Team ... in first season at UAHS, earned Rookie of the Year honors ... in the classroom, has maintained a 3.7 GPA and stayed on the honor roll past four years ... in addition to taking AP courses, active in National Society of High School Scholars and the National Art Society.

Lindsey LeMay M/D Corvallis, Ore. Corvallis HS Lacrosse Northwest Rippers Club
High School: A four-year letterwinner and captain for the Corvallis HS lacrosse team in addition to earning two letters in soccer and basketball and one in cross country ... only member of her high school team to play four seasons ... tabbed to league second-team during freshman season and garnered first-team placement last two seasons ... off the field, has maintained a three-year membership with the National Honor Society.

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