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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

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.