EUGENE, Ore. - Oregon lacrosse head coach Jen Larsen-Beck has announced the signing of seven student athletes in the early signing period. The class consists of six midfielders and one goalie. Three hail from the state of Maryland, two from Colorado and one each from Oregon and California respectively.
Anne Longtain, Midfield, West Linn, Ore., West Linn High School/Oregon Elite Lacrosse Club.
Longtain was a Three Rivers Conference top-10 finisher in both draw controls and ground balls as a sophomore (2011) and junior (2012). She led West Linn to a third-place finish in the 2011 Oregon State Tournament and a runner-up finish in 2012 while earning second team All-League.
Isabella Pyne, Midfield, Edgewater, Md., South River High School/Chesapeake Club Lacrosse.
Bella led her school to its first state championship in 2010. A three-year letterwinner, Pyne earned second team All-Washington D.C. Metro honors, was a first team All-County Coaches pick and named second team All-County by the Capital for Anne Arundel County as a sophomore in 2011. In her junior year, Bella was named first team All-County in both Coaches and Capital categories and was an honorable mention All-Metro selection.
Rachel Steinberg, Midfield, Millersville, Md., Severn School/ Chesapeake Club Lacrosse.
A three-year letterwinner and starter at Severn High School, Steinberg was an Under Armour All-American and Maximum Exposure All-Star. She led her team in ground balls, draw controls and caused turnovers last season and is a member of the National Honor Society.
Kathryn Blumhardt, Midfield, Parker, Colo., Regis Jesuit High School/Team 180
Blumhardt was an honorable mention All-League selection as a freshman and led her team in draw controls and ground balls as a sophomore in 2011. A team captain her junior year, Kathryn received first team All-Conference Accolades after leading Regis Jesuit in ground balls and draw controls. Last spring she played on the Fellowship of Christian Athletes High School National Team and was a member of the National Honor Society.
Rebecca Katzen, Goalie, Cockeysville, Md., Dulaney High School/SkyWalkers Lacrosse Club
Becca joins the Oregon lacrosse program after splitting time with two other goalies at Dulaney. The Cockeysville, Md., native is a member of the National Science Honor Society and the National Art Honor Society.
Erin Schilmoeller, Midfield, Centennial, Colo., Regis Jesuit High School/Team 180
A four-year letterwinner, Erin earned first team U.S. Lacrosse Academic All-American honors in 2012. The same year, she garnered second team All-League accolades, one season after being named first team All-League. Schilmoeller also picked up four varsity cross country letters at Regis Jesuit and is a member of the National Honor Society.
Kiki Gibson, Midfield, Carlsbad, Calif., La Costa Canyon High School/West Coast Starz Lacrosse Club
A three-year letterwinner, Gibson was named a U.S. Lacrosse High School All-American after leading her team to a California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) San Diego Division I championship in 2012. Kiki received All-CIF (San Diego) honors as a freshman and sophomore and was a three-time All-Academic selection as well.
Oregon opens up its 2013 slate with seven consecutive home games, beginning on Feb. 23 versus Dartmouth. The Ducks open their conference schedule on March 22 at home against San Diego State.