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Ducks Lacrosse BIO
Ali Scharkey
Player Profile:
Ali Scharkey 944862
Position: Defender
Height: 5'6"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Yorba Linda, Calif.
High School: Esperanza HS
Major: Public Relations
Experience: 3 Years

Awards & Honors
-2014 First-Team All-MPSF
-2014 MPSF All-Academic
-2015 MPSF Defensive Player of the Week (3/16)
-2015 MPSF All-Academic
-2016 Second-Team All-MPSF
-2016 All-Academic MPSF

2016: Started in all 17 games as a senior … served as team captain and vocal leader for the Ducks on the defensive end… was named Second Team All-MPSF … was named to the MPSF All-Academic team … led the Ducks in ground balls (30) while racking up 11 caused turnovers, 15 ground balls and 11 caused turnovers during MPSF play … was an anchor for the Duck defense, and recorded multiple ground balls in 10 games this season, including a season-high four at William & Mary … became the just the seventh Duck in program history to reach the 100 ground ball mark for her career, and with 104 total, ranks fifth in the program record book in the category … recorded at least 30 ground balls and 10 caused turnovers in each of the last three seasons.

2015: Started in all 16 games she played in 2015…the UO defensive captain recorded her first-career goal against LIU Brooklyn (3/26)…also picked up her first-career assist against Colorado (4/26)…bested last year’s totals in ground balls (32), draw controls (8) and limited herself to just four turnovers – lowest of her career…her 32 ground balls were good for second on the team…recorded a new career-high in ground balls (6) against High Point (2/15) and matched it a week later against George Washington (3/10)…earned her second-straight MPSF All-Academic recognition.

2014: Started in all 19 matches on defense as a sophomore…earned All-MPSF first team honors and MPSF All-Academic honors in her first year of eligibility…her 30 groundballs was good for third on the team…picked up a career-high four groundballs at Robert Morris (3/2)…caused a crucial turnover late in the game to secure Oregon’s 8-4 victory over UC Davis (4/13)…scooped up five groundballs in the MPSF Tournament, two vs. USC (5/1) and three at Denver (5/2).

2013: Started all 17 games as a freshman...had 13 ground balls and nine caused turnovers...made her first collegiate start and appearance versus Dartmouth (2/23)...picked up two draw controls in her collegiate debut...scooped up a career-high three ground balls and matched a career-best with two caused turnovers at Old Dominion (3/30).

Before Oregon: Played midfield for Esperanza High School tallying four letters in lacrosse...earned one letter in tennis...led the lacrosse team in most goals and assists (2012)...named to the First Team All-League (2010-2012)...member of the WPNT team (2011)...earned all-American status for lacrosse (2012)...played for Xteam under head coach Crista Samaras...academic accolades include: two-time Academic All-American.

Personal: Born Alison Ruth Scharkey...daughter of Brian and Cindy Scharkey...has two sisters, Kristin and Tori...majoring in public relations with a minor in business.