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Season Outlook: Oregon Women's Lacrosse
Courtesy: GoDucks.com
Release Date: 02/13/2013
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2012 Overall Record: 14-5
2012 MPSF Record: 7-0

2012 MPSF Tournament 
Semifinals (April 27) vs. California — W, 14-11
Championship (April 29) vs. Stanford — W, 13-10

2012 NCAA Tournament 
NCAA Play-In Match (May 5) vs. Navy — L, 10-9 (OT)

Head Coach: Jen Larsen Beck (ninth season)
Associate Head Coach: Robert Bray, Jr. (ninth season)
Assistant Coach: Jen Derby (fifth season) 

Returning Players (18): Salliebeth Finnegan (Sr.), Bridget Morrison (Sr.), Maggie Kovacs (Sr.), Ashley Inman (Sr.), Kate Cathell (Sr.), Dominique Christiansen (Sr.), Sami Kiser (Jr.), Shannon Propst (Jr.), Hayley Milner (Jr.),  Chelsea Randel (Jr.), Nikki Puszcz (Jr.), Erika McCool (Jr.), Caroline Federighi (Jr.), Jessie Esteban (Jr.), Olivia Pyne (So.), Raleigh Cavey (So.), Casey Brogan (So.), Devon Frazer (So.).  

Newcomers (12): Courtney Valdez (Fr.), Katie Marlatt (Fr.), Jackie Moccia (Fr.), Natalie Simpson (Fr.), Lauren Drake (Fr.), Elizabeth Casertano (Fr.), Jenna Morris (Fr.), Holly Johnson (Fr.), Carly O’Connell (Fr.), Savanna Peters (Fr.), Lindsay LeMay (Fr.), Alison Scharkey (Fr.).

Letterwinners Lost (6): Jana Drummond, Callie Wagner, Lara Bennett, Jess Drummond, Kristina Barrett, Colleen Taggart.

Category Leaders (among returning players):
Points — Nikki Puszcz (57)
Goals — Nikki Puszcz (39)
Assists — Shannon Propst (19)
Shots — Nikki Puszcz, Shannon Propst (61)
Ground Balls — Erika McCool (29)
Draw Controls — Nikki Puszcz (32)
Caused Turnovers — Erika McCool (15)
Saves — Caroline Federighi (141)

Overview
Oregon put together its best season in school history in 2012, finishing 14-5 overall and a perfect 7-0 in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation.  This spring, the Ducks return 18 players from last year’s team that advanced to the NCAA Play-In Game, including leading goal-scorer, Nikki Puszcz, a junior from Towson, Md.  Junior Goalie Caroline Federighi, who garnered MPSF Tournament Most Outstanding Player honors last year, is also back for Jen Larsen Beck’s club.  Six players from Oregon’s 2012 team will not be back, however, including Jana Drummond, the Ducks’ all-time leader in career goals scored.  Oregon’s 2013 schedule is highlighted by seven MPSF contests, which will feature an April 19 match in Palo Alto, Calif., against Stanford, a re-match of last year’s MPSF Tournament Championship game.  The Ducks will host this year’s MPSF Tournament at Papé Field on May 2 & 4, 2013.  

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