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School-Record Six Ducks Earn All-MPSF Honors
MORAGA, Calif. – The Oregon lacrosse team is well represented on the 2011 All-Mountain Pacific Sports Federation teams.
A school-record six Ducks were voted onto the two postseason teams. Senior Alex Breiner (Alexandria, Va./Bishop O’Connell HS) and junior Jana Drummond (Nashua, N.H./East Grand Rapids HS) were named first-team all-conference for the second year in a row. UO also placed juniors Bina Barrett (Severna Park, Md./Severna School), Lara Bennett (Greenwich, Ct./Greenwich HS), Jess Drummond (Nashua, N.H./East Grand Rapids HS) and sophomore Salliebeth Finnegan (West Islip, N.Y./West Islip HS) on the All-MPSF second team.
Breiner leads Oregon with a career-high 57 points in 14 games, ranking fourth in the MPSF with 4.07 points per game. She also ranks third in the league with 1.64 assists per game (23 assists total) and fourth with 2.43 goals per game (34). She was also among the league’s top performers in draw controls per game (third; 2.64) and caused turnovers per game (fourth; 1.21). Her point total is the third highest recorded in UO history, seven shy of the school record. The senior was named MPSF Player of the Week once and recorded a career-high seven points on two occasions this season. She currently ranks third in school history with 174 career points.
Jana Drummond finished second on the team with 33 goals during the regular season while her 42 points ranked third. Her 2.20 goals per game average tied for the eighth best among league performers while her 5.20 shots per game ranked fourth in the MPSF. The junior posted seven hat tricks this season, including four-goal performances on three occasions. Her 110 career goals and 133 points are both the fifth most in school history.
Barrett ranked second on the Ducks with a career-high 48 points and tied for the team lead with 23 assists. Her 1.53 assists per game ranks fourth in the MPSF and her 3.20 points per game is the sixth best total in the league. She opened the season with a career-high five goals in the season opener against then No. 20 Hofstra and followed that up with a career-best seven points in the MPSF opener against Fresno State.
Bennett saw the most playing time of any Oregon player in the Ducks’ backfield, helping the Ducks finish second in the league with a 10.47 goals against average. She finished third on the team with 21 ground balls and also grabbed 15 draw controls while causing seven turnovers. She also chipped in with a career year offensively, tallying four goals and five points in a defensive role.
Jess Drummond finished third on the Ducks with 31 goals and her 32 points is the fourth-best total on the team. Both totals are career bests. She also wreaked havoc on the field in other ways, grabbing 31 draw controls (third on the team), 20 ground balls (fourth) and causing 15 turnovers (second).
Finnegan saw the bulk of Oregon’s starts in net and improved upon all of her stats in her second year with the Ducks. The sophomore finished third in the MPSF with a 10.55 goals against average and a .420 save percentage. The West Islip, N.Y. native went 5-4 in 14 games (13 starts) while making 58 saves in her 454:46 in the crease. She made five or more saves on six occasions, including a season-high nine against Stanford on April 15.
Breiner and Jana Drummond are earning first-team all-conference honors for the second time in their careers, Jess Drummond ’s second-team selection is her second in as many seasons while Barrett, Bennett and Finnegan are receiving all-league recognition for the first time in their careers. The six All-MPSF selections is a school record, beating the four all-league picks from the 2007, 2009 and 2010 seasons.
Oregon takes on Denver in the MPSF Tournament semifinals at 4 p.m. on Friday.