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COACHING STAFF 2013 OREGON LACROSSE MEDIA GUIDE 5
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JEN LARSEN BECK
Head Coach (ninth season) Alma Mater: Virginia ‘96 Career Record (pct.): 82-64 (.562) The first and only lacrosse coach at Oregon, Jen Larsen Beck will guide the Ducks for the ninth season in 2013. Larsen Beck has been steadily building the program since her hiring two years prior to the inaugural season in 2005. Larsen Beck enters the 2013 season with a 82-64 career record and a 38-25 record against Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF) schools. The 2012 season was a special one for Larsen Beck and the Oregon lacrosse program. Larsen Beck led the Ducks to their first-ever MPSF regular season title after UO defeated Denver, 13-8, on April 21 at Pape’ Field. Larsen Beck followed up that accomplishment by leading the Ducks to the program’s first MPSF tournament title, defeating California, 14-11, in the semifinals and Stanford, 13-10 in the championship match. It marked the first time in program history that Oregon defeated Stanford twice in a single season. In Larsen Beck’s eighth season at the helm, the Ducks recorded a program-best 14 victories against a program-low five losses. UO’s seven MPSF victories were also a school record and the team finished unbeaten at home for just the second time in school history. Larsen Beck capped off the 2012 campaign by guiding the Ducks to their first postseason appearance in program history. On May 5, they fell to Navy, 10-9, in the NCAA Play-In Match. A single-season record four players (Shannon Propst, Jana Drummond, Kristina Barrett, Caroline Federighi) garnered MPSF Player of the Week accolades in consecutive weeks in 2012. The 2012 Ducks broke 14 additional school records, eight were selected to the AllMPSF squad, four were picked to the MPSF All-Tournament team and Federighi was named the MPSF Tournament Most Valuable Player. In the classroom, Larsen Beck saw 11 of her Ducks named to the MPSF All-Academic List and Federighi nabbed CoSIDA All-District honors. Federighi had the highest GPA among all members selected to the All-Academic List. In 2011, Larsen Beck led Oregon to the MPSF championship match, where they eventual fell to Stanford, 12-10. Six Ducks were named to the All-MPSF team and two (Alex Breiner and Jana Drummond) were first team All-MPSF picks. The 2010 Ducks finished fourth in the MPSF and placed four on AllMPSF teams, including three first team selections. Larsen Beck guided the Ducks to a breakout season in 2009, one that saw them finish in a second-place tie (a program-best at the time) with California and Denver. Oregon defeated powerhouse Denver for the first time in program history in 2009, dealing the Pioneers their first regular season MPSF loss in three seasons. The 2009 featured 14 freshman and four sophomores. One of those freshman, Jana Drummond, was named co-MPSF Newcomer of the Year. The 2009 Ducks won 10 out of their final 12 regular season matches to close the year.
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In 2008, the Ducks won a record 13 games and opened the year with their best start (6-1) in program history. Larsen Beck’s 2008 senior-led squad set records in goals scored, shots and draw controls, while also spending six consecutive weeks in the top-20 of the Inside Lacrosse Women’s Media Poll. The Ducks climbed as high as No. 12 on March 17, 2008. The 2008 team had three players receive IWLCA all-region honors, while three also made the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation allconference team. In addition, senior Jen May received two All-American acknowledgements. The team also had a program-best 12 players make the MPSF all-academic team. Larsen Beck has worked diligently to foster and develop the lacrosse program at the University of Oregon. After finishing 6-11 in the Ducks’ first year (2005), the team went 10-9 in 2006 and then put together a 12-7 effort and second place (4-1) standing in the MPSF in 2007. In 2008, Larsen Beck’s squad finished 13-7 and fourth in the MPSF. The program gained considerable respect following 2007 after three players (Brooke Dieringer, Jen May and Alicia Burkhart) were named to the IWLCA Midwest/West All-Region second team. Over the last four years, Larsen Beck’s squads have earned two All-American nods, six IWLCA all-Region honors and 11 all-MPSF accolades. Off the field, Larsen’s student-athletes have garnered 32 all-conference academic accolades. A native of Doylestown, Pa., Larsen Beck served as an assistant coach for three years at the University of North Carolina and was responsible for recruiting and defense before receiving her first head coaching job with the University of Oregon. She served three years as a volunteer assistant coach with the United States National Women’s Lacrosse Developmental Team and worked on the selection committee. In her time with the Tar Heels, the program won an Atlantic Coast Conference championship and advanced to the 2002 NCAA Final Four. Prior to her experience at North Carolina, Larsen Beck worked at Duke University from 1998-2000 as an assistant coach and camp director for the field hockey program. She worked at Georgetown from 19961998 as an assistant lacrosse and field hockey coach. Larsen Beck was a two-sport athlete at the University of Virginia, captaining both the lacrosse and field hockey teams. Larsen Beck and her lacrosse teammates won the 1993 National Championship and finished National Runner-Up in 1996. In field hockey, the Cavaliers advanced to the NCAA Quarterfinals in 1995. Larsen Beck was named second team Regional All-American in 1994 and 1995. She graduated from Virginia in 1996 with a degree in psychology. Oregon was the first NCAA Division I school to sponsor lacrosse on an intercollegiate basis in the Northwest. Oregon joined California and Stanford as the only schools in the Pacific-12 Conference to offer women’s lacrosse. Larsen Beck and the Ducks are currently working toward developing lacrosse in the Northwest, hosting camps, clinics and tournaments throughout the year. She is on schedule to complete her Master’s Degree in the spring of 2013.
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LARSEN BECK VS. ALL OPPONENTS Albany 0-1 Boston University 0-1 Brown 1-0 California 7-6 UC Davis 8-3 Cincinnati 3-0 Colgate 3-2 Columbia 2-0 Connecticut 0-0 Dartmouth 0-1 Davidson 4-0 Delaware 0-2 Denver 3-8 Florida 0-1 Fresno State 5-0 Georgetown 2-0 High Point 0-1 Hofstra 0-2 Holy Cross 1-0 Iona 2-0 Jacksonville 2-0 Johns Hopkins 1-4 La Salle 1-1 Lehigh 1-0 Le Moyne 2-0 Longwood 1-2 Louisville 0-2 Marist 3-0 Maryland-Baltimore County 0-2 Navy 0-1 New Hampshire 0-1 North Carolina 0-5 Northwestern 0-2 Notre Dame 1-0 Ohio 2-0 Old Dominion 1-0 Richmond 1-0 St. Bonaventure 3-0 Saint Mary’s (Calif.) 11-0 San Diego State 1-0 USC 0-0 Stanford 3-8 Stony Brook 2-1 Temple 1-1. Towson 0-1 Vermont 4-1 Virginia Tech 2-0 William & Mary 2-0 vs. America East vs. American Lacrosse vs. Atlantic Coast vs. Atlantic 10 vs. Big East vs. Big South vs. Colonial Athletic vs. Ivy League vs. Metro Atlantic vs. Mountain Pacific vs. National Lacrosse vs. Patriot League MPSF Tournament All-Time
JEN LARSEN BECK HEAD COACHING PROFILE Year School 2012 ^ # Oregon 2011 Oregon 2010 Oregon 2009 Oregon 2008 Oregon 2007 Oregon 2006 Oregon 2005* Oregon Totals (eight years)
Overall 14-5 8-9 7-11 12-5 13-7 12-7 10-9 6-11 82-64
Pct. .737 .471 .389 .706 .650 .632 .526 .353 .562
MPSF 7-0 4-2 3-3 4-2 2-3 4-1 2-3 1-4 27-18
Pct. 1.000 .667 .500 .667 .400 .800 .400 .200 .600
Place 1st 3rd 3rd 2nd 4th 2nd 4th 5th
Postseason NCAA Play-In
* First year of women’s lacrosse at the University of Oregon ^ Mountain Pacific Sports Federation regular season champions # Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Tournament champions
6-6 3-7 2-5 6-2 3-5 0-1 1-7 3-1 8-0 27-18 7-2 5-3 11-7 82-64 2013 OREGON LACROSSE MEDIA GUIDE 7
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ROBERT BRAY, JR.
Associate Head Coach (ninth season) Alma Mater: SUNY Potsdam ‘91 Associate Head Coach Rob Bray has been an integral part of the University of Oregon lacrosse program since its inaugural 2005 season. On the field, Bray works closely with what has become a dynamic UO offense. He also oversees recruiting and summer camps. Bray’s efforts on the offensive end have paid off in recent seasons; the Oregon record book has been rewritten several times since the 2008 campaign. Alex Breiner wrapped up the 2011 season ranked third all-time in both career points (181) and goals (120) and Ilsa van den Berg set multiple single-season records, was named second team AllRegion by the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) and garnered All-Mountain Pacific Sports Federation honors in 2009. Berg set Oregon single-season records in goals (46), points (64), shots (101) and free position goals (11) that year. Bray helped the Duck attack set the standard by which all UO offenses are judged in 2008. That season, the Oregon offense set records in goals scored (247), shots (584) and free position attempts (144). Bray initially joined the UO women’s lacrosse program in August 2003 as the team’s first assistant coach. After working three seasons as an assistant coach at Oregon (2005-07), Bray was promoted to Associate Head Coach in the summer of 2007. In addition to his duties at Oregon, Bray actively shapes the culture of women’s lacrosse, serving on the IWLCA Ethics and Rules Committee.
ROBERT BRAY, JR. COACHING PROFILE Year 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 # 2003 * 2002 * 2001 * 2000 * 1999 ^ 1998 ^ 1997 ^ 1996 ^ 1995 ^ 1994 ^ 1993 ^
School Oregon Oregon Oregon Oregon Oregon Oregon Oregon Oregon St. Mary’s (Md.) St. Mary’s (Md.) St. Mary’s (Md.) St. Mary’s (Md.) St. Mary’s (Md.) St. Mary’s (Md.) St. Mary’s (Md.) St. Mary’s (Md.) St. Mary’s (Md.) St. Mary’s (Md.) St. Mary’s (Md.)
# First year of lacrosse at Oregon * Head Coach (women’s lacrosse) ^ Assistant Coach (men’s lacrosse)
Prior to Oregon, Bray worked at St. Mary’s College (NCAA Division III) in St. Mary’s City, Md., from 1992-2003. He was the head women’s lacrosse coach at St. Mary’s from 2000-03 and led them to a 52-18 overall record and three consecutive appearances in the NCAA Tournament. In 2003, St. Mary’s finished the season 15-4 and was ranked ninth nationally. The previous year, Bray’s Seahawks completed a 19-1 season en route to a No. 4 national ranking by season’s end. He coached eight All-Americans, 22 All-Conference selections and three CoSIDA/Verizon Academic All-Americans during his head-coaching tenure at St. Mary’s. From 1992-99, Bray worked as an assistant coach for the school’s men’s lacrosse program. “I’m thrilled that [Bray] has joined the staff at the University of Oregon,” said head coach Jen Larsen Beck when Bray was hired in 2003. “He brings a lot of expertise as a collegiate coach. His knowledge and passion for the game is unsurpassed. I know he’s really excited to coach Division I lacrosse and build a strong program just as he has done in his past coaching career.”
Bray during a 2012 game
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Overall 14-5 8-9 7-11 12-5 13-7 12-7 10-9 6-11 15-4 19-1 11-4 7-9 10-5 10-5 6-8 10-4 10-2 9-4 6-5
Postseason NCAA Play-In
NCAA 2nd Round NCAA Elite Eight NCAA 1st Round
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Assistant Coach (fifth season) Alma Mater: Oregon ‘08 Former Oregon lacrosse standout Jen (May) Derby has taken her impact from the playing field to the coaching staff over the past four seasons. “Having Jen join our staff is tremendous for our program,” head coach Jen Larsen Beck said when Derby was hired in 2008. “Though we will miss her leadership and competitive spirit on the field, having her on the sidelines will be a fantastic asset to the team. She has been part of this program from its inaugural year, bringing a wealth of knowledge from the student-athlete perspective, and this will be invaluable in our recruiting efforts and direction for the program.” Derby was a member of Oregon’s very first lacrosse team in 2005 and finished her career in the spring of 2008, leading the Ducks to a school-record 13 victories that season. Derby became the program’s first All-American in 2008 when she was named to the Inside Lacrosse and WomensLacrosse.com All-America third teams. A starting midfielder during her time on the field for Oregon, Derby was either named team Most Valuable Player or shared co-MVP honors each of her four seasons with the Ducks. During her playing career, Derby became the first product of the Oregon lacrosse program named to the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association West/Midwest All-Region first team (2008). She is also the only lacrosse player in Oregon history to receive All-Mountain Pacific Sports Federation honors in four consecutive seasons.
JEN DERBY COACHING PROFILE Year 2012 * 2011 * 2010 * 2009 *
School Oregon Oregon Oregon Oregon
Overall 14-5 8-9 7-11 12-5
Postseason NCAA Play-In
* Assistant Coach PLAYER PROFILE • Scored the first goal in Oregon lacrosse history on Feb. 12, 2005 against Stanford. • Started all 20 games (the most games played in a single season in Duck history) in 2008. • Oregon’s all-time single-season leader in draw controls (68). • Holds single-game records in draw controls (eight) and caused turnovers (seven). • Ranks first all-time in caused turnovers in a single season (43), second in ground balls (48) and third in goals scored (41). • Oregon’s all-time leader in draw controls (209), ground balls (162) and caused turnovers (142). • Ranks second all-time in total points (185), is third in goals scored (128) and fourth in assists (57).
In 2008, Derby finished the season with 51 points, scoring 37 goals and adding 14 assists. In addition, the starting midfielder led the team in draw controls (51), ground balls (48) and caused turnovers (31). Derby is the all-time leader in three statistical categories – draw controls (209), ground balls (162) and caused turnovers (142). She also ranks second in Oregon history with 185 points and 128 goals and is third all-time with 57 assists. Derby’s accolades didn’t only pertain to the field. She was a threetime MPSF All-Academic honoree and was also named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District VIII team in 2008. Derby earned her B.S. in Mathematics in June 2007 and went on to obtain her Masters of Education in Teaching and Learning in August 2008.
Derby as a player in 2008
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UNIVERSITY OF OREGON DUCKS NUMERICAL ROSTER No. 00 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 22 24 25 26 30 32 36 41 59
Name Jenna Morris Courtney Valdez Katie Marlatt Olivia Pyne Sami Kiser Jackie Moccia Natalie Simpson Nikki Puszcz Lauren Drake Elizabeth Casertano Raleigh Cavey Holly Johnson Carly O’Connell Hayley Milner Ashley Inman Chelsea Randel Casey Brogan Kate Cathell Maggie Kovacs Erika McCool Savanna Peters Lindsay LeMay Jessie Esteban Dominique Christiansen Alison Scharkey Caroline Federighi Devon Frazer Shannon Propst Bridget Morrison Salliebeth Finnegan
BY CLASS Pos. G A M M M D A M M D M M M M M D M A M M/D A D A/M M D G M M M G
Ht. 5-5 5-4 5-4 5-4 5-5 5-8 5-4 5-6 5-4 5-8 5-7 5-4 5-5 5-5 5-2 5-5 5-6 5-9 5-7 5-6 5-4 5-8 5-4 5-6 5-6 5-6 5-9 5-7 5-5 5-4
Cl. Fr. Fr. Fr. So. Jr. Fr. Fr. Jr. Fr. Fr. So. Fr. Fr. Jr. Sr. Jr. So. Sr. Sr. Jr. Fr. Fr. Jr. RSr. Fr. Jr. So. Jr. Sr. Sr.
Hometown Phoenixville, Pa. Clackamas, Ore. Clarksville, Md. Edgewater, Md. Severna Park, Md. Malvern, Pa. Carlsbad, Calif. Towson, Md. Westerville, Ohio Allison Park, Pa. Eldersburg, Md. Odenton, Md. Southborough, Mass. Rochester, N.Y. Poway, Calif. Pleasanton, Calif. Annapolis, Md. Bel Air, Md. Great Falls, Va. Moorestown, N.J. Stockton, Calif. Corvallis, Ore. Alamo, Calif. Larkspur, Calif. Yorba Linda, Calif. Pleasanton, Calif. Lafayette, Calif. Bel Air, Md. Millersville, Md. West Islip, N.Y.
Previous School Great Valley Foothill River Hills South River Severna Park Great Valley Carlsbad Maryvale Prep Upper Arlington Shaler Area Century Arundel Northborough Brighton Poway Foothill St. Mary’s St. Paul’s Langley Moorestown Linden Corvallis San Ramon Valley Redwood Esperanza Amador Valley Acalenes Fallston St. Mary’s West Islip
• Seniors (6) Kate Cathell, Dominique Christiansen Salliebeth Finnegan, Ashley Inman, Maggie Kovacs, Bridget Morrison
Pos. M D A M M M A/M G G M M M M M D M M/D M D G M M A M M M D D A A
Ht. 5-6 5-8 5-9 5-7 5-6 5-4 5-4 5-6 5-4 5-9 5-2 5-4 5-5 5-7 5-8 5-4 5-6 5-5 5-8 5-5 5-5 5-5 5-4 5-7 5-6 5-4 5-5 5-6 5-4 5-4
Cl. So. Fr. Sr. So. RSr. Fr. Jr. Jr. Sr. So. Sr. Fr. Jr. Sr. Fr. Fr. Jr. Jr. Fr. Fr. Sr. Fr. Fr. Jr. Jr. So. Jr. Fr. Fr. Fr.
Hometown Annapolis, Md. Allison Park, Pa. Bel Air, Md. Eldersburg, Md. Larkspur, Calif. Westerville, Ohio Alamo, Calif. Pleasanton, Calif. West Islip, N.Y. Lafayette, Calif. Poway, Calif. Odenton, Md. Severna Park, Md. Great Falls, Va. Corvallis, Ore. Clarksville, Md. Moorestown, N.J. Rochester, N.Y. Malvern, Pa. Phoenixville, Pa. Millersville, Md. Southborough, Mass. Stockton, Calif. Bel Air, Md. Towson, Md. Edgewater, Md. Pleasanton, Calif. Yorba Linda, Calif. Carlsbad, Calif. Clackamas, Ore.
Previous School St. Mary’s Shaler Area St. Paul’s Century Redwood Upper Arlington San Ramon Valley Amador Valley West Islip Acalenes Poway Arundel Severna Park Langley Corvallis River Hills Moorestown Brighton Great Valley Great Valley St. Mary’s Northborough Linden Fallston Maryvale Prep South River Foothill Esperanza Carlsbad Foothill
• Oregon (2) Lindsay LeMay, Courtney Valdez
ALPHABETICAL ROSTER No. 16 9 17 10 25 8 24 30 59 32 14 11 4 18 22 2 19 13 5 00 41 12 20 36 7 3 15 26 6 1
Name Casey Brogan Elizabeth Casertano Kate Cathell Raleigh Cavey Dominique Christiansen Lauren Drake Jessie Esteban Caroline Federighi Salliebeth Finnegan Devon Frazer Ashley Inman Holly Johnson Sami Kiser Maggie Kovacs Lindsay LeMay Katie Marlatt Erika McCool Hayley Milner Jackie Moccia Jenna Morris Bridget Morrison Carly O’Connell Savanna Peters Shannon Propst Nikki Puszcz Olivia Pyne Chelsea Randel Alison Scharkey Natalie Simpson Courtney Valdez
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• Juniors (8) Jessie Esteban, Caroline Federighi, Sami Kiser, Erika McCool, Hayley Milner, Shannon Propst, Nikki Puszcz, Chelsea Randel • Sophomores (4) Casey Brogan, Raleigh Cavey, Devon Frazer, Olivia Pyne • Freshmen (12) Elizabeth Casertano, Lauren Drake, Holly Johnson, Lindsay LeMay, Katie Marlatt, Jackie Moccia, Jenna Morris, Carly O’Connell, Savanna Peters, Alison Scharkey, Natalie Simpson, Courtney Valdez
BY STATE • Maryland (10) Casey Brogan, Kate Cathell, Raleigh Cavey, Holly Johnson, Sami Kiser, Katie Marlatt, Bridget Morrison, Shannon Propst, Nikki Puszcz, Olivia Pyne • California (9) Dominique Christiansen, Jessie Esteban, Caroline Federighi, Devon Frazer, Ashley Inman, Savanna Peters, Chelsea Randel, Alison Scharkey, Natalie Simpson • Pennsylvania (3) Elizabeth Casertano, Jackie Moccia, Jenna Morris • New York (2) Salliebeth Finnegan, Hayley Milner
• Massachusetts (1) Carley O’Connell
• New Jersey (1) Erika McCool
• Ohio (1) Lauren Drake
• Virginia (1) Maggie Kovacs
PRONUNCIATIONS Elizabeth Casertano Kate Cathell Caroline Federighi Maggie Kovacs Katie Marlatt Jackie Moccia Shannon Propst Nikki Puszcz Chelsea Randel Alison Scharkey
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COACHING STAFF Head Coach Associate Head Coach Assistant Coach Undergraduate Assistant Coach Undergraduate Assistant Coach Undergraduate Assistant Coach
Jen Larsen Beck Robert Bray, Jr. Jen Derby Jana Drummond Jess Drummond Colleen Taggart