EUGENE, Ore. – Eight extremely-regarded recruits from the West Coast have signed National Letters of Intent with the Oregon soccer program, head coach Graeme Abel introduced Friday.
Joining the workforce for the 2023 season shall be 5 scholar-athletes from California, two from Washington and one from Oregon.
The Californians who signed with Oregon are Emily Estrada (Stockton), Lauren Kenny (San Ramon), Mia McSweeney (Roseville), Grace Mensah (San Luis Obispo) and Myra Schneider (Acton). The two newcomers from Washington are Cameron Bourne (Everett) and Ryann Reynolds (Snohomish), whereas McKenna Siel (Portland) is from Oregon.
“We are really excited about the personalities, character and overall ability within this class,” stated Abel. “We knew we needed to deal with the attacking choices inside our group to provide us nice flexibility and selection on the attacking facet of the ball.
“Then we had additional needs in the midfield and the backline that we have been able to address with great talent and even greater potential,” he stated. “This is another really good class that adds to the group we already have on campus.”
Cameron Bourne, F/M, Everett, Wash., Archbishop Murphy High School, Club: Crossfire Premier
Was an all-state performer for Archbishop Murphy High School. Ranked as a prime-50 participant within the state of Washington by MaxPreps. Named to the all-convention workforce 3 times, twice to the primary workforce (2021, 2022) and as soon as to the second workforce (2019). Scored 20 targets with 16 assists (56 factors) as Archbishop Murphy went undefeated and received the 2021 state championship. Scored 13 targets with eight assists as a senior in 2022 (34 factors). In membership ball, helped Crossfire Premier end fifth on the ECNL nationals. Her workforce received the Crossfire Challenge and the Redapt Cup tournaments and was a semifinalist on the 2021 Surf Cup. Named to the 2022 ECNL Northwest Conference first workforce. Participated in six USA National Team particular person growth pool trainings. Selected for 2 Olympic Development regional camps. Two-year member of the Washington state EDP journey workforce. Four-year member of the National Honor Society.
Cameron Bourne on Oregon
“One thing that impressed me about University of Oregon and the soccer program was the amount of support and resources that student-athletes have when it comes to soccer and academics. I could feel the sense of support and community especially in the Jaqua Center. I also love the athletes’ and coaches’ fun and competitive environment that they create.”
Coach Abel on Cameron Bourne
“Cam is an exciting player on the ball. We love her ability in one-on-one areas higher up the field and her personality on the field matches what she has off of it – high energy. She will allow us to be a threat in the wide areas, gives us more threat in set pieces with her ability to serve a ball. On top of all that, Cam scores goals, so she’s a real threat in multiple ways.”
Emily Estrada, D, Stockton, Calif., Saint Mary’s High School, Club: Mustang SC
A two-time all Tri-City Athletic League first workforce choice for Saint Mary’s High School. Extensive Olympic Development Program expertise consists of time with the National coaching camp in 2019 in addition to the ODP West Region pool and the ODP Cal North State workforce, amongst others. Her workforce was the 2018-19 ODP West Regional champions and in addition received the 2022 NorCal Sweden Gothia Cup. Her uncle Derick Villanueva was on the rowing workforce at Emory University. Away from the sphere, performs the flute and earned a spot on the County’s Honor Band. Was named “Best Performer of the Symphonic Band” in 2022. A 4-12 months member of the National Honor Society and the dignity roll.
Emily Estrada on Oregon
“I love how active and outdoors the University is; the environment of the campus as well as the community. There is so much to do and discover here at the University of Oregon. I also loved the camaraderie among the players and the support they have from all the staff and coaches.”
Coach Abel on Emily Estrada
“Emily is a great on ball defender. We watched her this past weekend in Phoenix and her quickness to step out in front of players will set up very well in the collegiate game. She is very clean on the ball and technically will thrive in our environment. She has the ability to play a big part in our back line moving forward.”
Lauren Kenny, F, San Ramon, Calif., Carondelet High School, Club: Pleasanton Rage
The No. 29 participant nationally in keeping with MaxPreps and No. 6 within the state of California. Led Carondelet High School to the CIF state title in 2019 and 2020. Carondelet was ranked second nationally for 2 years throughout that point. Member of the Olympic Development Program state workforce from 2017-2019. Won the Gothia World Cup in Sweden with the PDP National workforce in 2022. Her membership workforce, Pleasanton Rage, received again-to-again ECNL Northwest titles (2021-22) and was ranked within the prime 5 nationally. Led the membership is scoring 4 years in a row. Her grandfather, William Cali, performed baseball on the College of Staten Island, the place his quantity was retired. He additionally performed professionally within the minors. Her uncle, John Cali, performed basketball at CSI. Four-time recipient of the Presidential Academic Athletic Award.
Lauren Kenny on Oregon
“The school environment definitely impressed me and the town was also very committed to the school. The competitive environment also made me want to join Oregon’s program. But most of all, Coach Graeme and the staff were super welcoming and helped me feel very confident in my decision to go to UO.”
Coach Abel on Lauren Kenny
“We first saw Lauren playing at the ECNL National event in Florida. Her ability to find pockets of space and spin was an instant draw. She is able to couple that ability with a real goal scorer’s touch. Very good off the dribble and hitting from distance, she is the type of forward that will give us something very different higher up the field.”
Mia McSweeney, D/F, Roseville, Calif., Woodcreek High School, Club: San Juan Soccer Club
A two-time CVC most beneficial participant for Woodcreek High School. Set the college file for assists. Led Woodcreek to 3 straight CVC titles (2019-21). Was a 3-time all-CVC first workforce choice (2019-21). A prime 50 participant within the state of California and a prime 150 participant nationally. In membership motion, performed with San Juan Soccer Club. Named to the ECNL all-Northwest Conference first workforce in 2020 and 2021. Part of the ECNL Conference Selection Program in 2019 and 2020. Youth National Team Regional expertise (2019-21). Played on the Gothia Cup championship workforce. Four-year honor roll member. Mother Jen ran observe at Westmont College. Father Zack performed soccer at San Jose State and Pacific.
Mia McSweeney on Oregon
“I loved everything about the University of Oregon and I knew it was the place for me right when I got to campus for the first time. The coaches are amazing, I love the campus and athletic facilities, and the school spirit is awesome. I am so excited to play for them and this great program.”
Coach Abel on Mia McSweeney
“Mia played is an attacking left back and will flourish in the Oregon environment. She has a huge desire to keep evolving and continue her journey as a student-athlete. Mia can fly forward out of the back and is great with both feet. She has a good record of scoring from her position and whilst she’s a defender first, she will provide a great attacking threat for us from the backline.”
Grace Mensah, M, San Luis Obispo, Calif., St. Joseph High School, Club: Central Coast United
The convention offensive participant of the 12 months and a 4-time all-league first workforce choice for St. Joseph High School. Won two league championships with St. Joseph. Played membership soccer with Central Coast United. The three-sport star (soccer, volleyball and observe) was additionally St. Joseph’s 2022 Homecoming Queen. Member of the National Honor Society and the dignity roll. Brother Elvis performed soccer at Academy of Art University (San Francisco).
Grace Mensah on Oregon
“I absolutely fell in love with Oregon and the people that live there. I also love the support that Oregon provides for its student-athletes. I was impressed with the coaching staff and the way in which they work with their players and set their players up for success. In my mind, there was nothing better than Oregon for my personality and soccer ability.”
Coach Abel on Mensah
“Grace will be an unknown to many coming from the central California area. She is extremely direct as a player and wants to score goals. She is very good running at players, has real pace and will provide an additional threat in the air. Grace is an all-round high achiever and will keep evolving within the Oregon environment.”
Ryann Reynolds, F, Snohomish, Wash., Glacier Peak High School, Club: Crossfire Premier
The three-time main scorer within the Wesco League led Glacier Peak High School to 4 consecutive convention titles and an look within the quarterfinals of the 2021 Washington state match. Was a 4-time all-Wesco League first workforce honoree. Scored 56 profession targets in highschool. In membership soccer, was named to the 2022 ECNL Northwest all-convention first workforce for Crossfire Premier. Helped her membership win the Northwest Conference championship in 2021 and 2022. Crossfire Premier superior to the ECNL nationwide finals in 2022.
Ryann Reynolds on Oregon
“The University of Oregon is a special place. It has a wonderful history, sits on a beautiful campus with incredible facilities and the location is perfect. I felt an immediate connection with the coaching staff. I know that the coaches will offer me high support and push me every day to be the best version of myself, on the pitch and in the classroom. The vision they have for the women’ soccer program is one that excites me with the experience and knowledge they possess.”
Coach Abel on Ryann Reynolds
“Ryann a real presence inside and around the 18-yard box. She has the ability to score so many different types of goals with both feet and her head. In the run of play, Ryann will do an excellent job of getting hold of the ball for us and bringing others into play. Technically and tactically, Ryann gets it and will be another great addition to our program here at Oregon.”
Myra Schneider, Acton, Calif., Vasquez High School, Club: SoCal Blues
Played membership soccer for SoCal Blues. Was named to the Best XI and was the Day 2 standout on the Girls DA Spring Showcase. Member of the Olympic Development Pool. Invited to take part at three Youth National Team Identification Training Centers between 2017-19. Was on the Principal’s Honor Roll for incomes straight A’s at Vasquez High School with a 4.71 grade level common. National Honor Roll treasurer as a junior. Member of the National Society of High School Scholars. Earned A.P. awards in English, historical past, math and science. Class vice chairman. Did not play soccer for Vasquez. Mother Dawn was on the observe and discipline workforce at Michigan State the place she was a excessive jumper. Holds a second diploma black belt in American Tang So Doo.
Myra Schneider on Oregon
“One thing that impressed me the most about the University of Oregon’s soccer program is the sense of community on and off the field. Off the field, there’s a close bond between players as if they truly are family. On the field, the players are expected to all work as hard as they can individually, while pushing their teammates around them to be better. There also seems to be a strong sense of pride about attending the University of Oregon. The student-athletes are proud to represent their school. The athletic program is well-known all around the country, so to play for University of Oregon’s soccer team is a true honor.”
Coach Abel on Myra Schneider
“Myra is someone with unbelievable drive and personality. She will be a great box-to-box midfielder for us. Her technical ability on the ball along with her passing range will allow us to open the game up even more. Athletically, she has great size and is able to cover a lot of ground and will be such a good additional to our midfield.”
McKenna Siel, F, Portland, Ore., Grant High School, Club: Northwest Elite
Helped lead Grant High School to the 2021 Oregon 6A state championship. Was on the Olympic Development Pool first workforce from 2015-17. In membership ball, was a member of the workforce that received the 2020 Crossfire Challenge. Her father Donnie Siel performed baseball on the University of Portland.
McKenna Siel on Oregon
“I chose Oregon because of the coaching staff, student-athlete support and the location being close to home for me. I was impressed with the high intensity at practices as well as the style of play.”
Coach Abel on McKenna Siel
“McKenna is one of the hardest-working players I have seen in the youth game. Her pure work ethic drew us to her right away. Our program has been built on work ethic, so she’ll fit right in. She has huge potential to evolve in the environment. She already provides pace and power. She is a constant threat because of her willingness to run behind and threaten backlines.”
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Soccer Program Signs Eight – University of Oregon Athletics
Soccer Program Signs Eight – University of Oregon Athletics
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