OHSLA Officials FAQs
Q: Who is playing Lacrosse in Oregon and where?
A: Well, there is Youth, JV, Varsity, College, Club in Oregon.
In the High School, we break the areas into Zones; those zones and number of teams are listed here: (from
South to North / NorthEast Number of Teams are Varsity teams.
Pretty much all these teams have 1 if not 2 JV teams as well)
Zone-05) Medford (1 Team)
Zone-10) Roseburg (1 Team)
Zone-20) Eugene (6 Teams)
Zone-24) Bend/Sisters/Redmond (5 Teams)
Zone-25) Burns (1 Team)
Zone-28) Corvallis/Albany (2 Team)
Zone-30) Salem (4 Teams) South Zone
Zone-35) Wilsonville Area (Sherwood,Newberg,Canby,Wilsonville) (4 Teams)
Zone-40) Portland (30 Teams) North Zone
Zone-50) Hood River (1 Team)
Zone-60) Hermiston (1 Team)
You can see the exact VARSITY teams here or select the Teams/Standings menu item above.
You can see the exact JUNIOR VARSITY teams here or
select the Teams/Junior Varsity/Teams & Conferences menu item above.
JV programs are continuing to grow and popping up in numerous High School programs.
Also, middle school or youth Lacrosse is continuing to grow quickly, especially in the Portland area.
For Oregon College Men’s Lacrosse, there is Univ of Oregon, Oregon State Univ., Southern Oregon College (Ashland),
Portland State, Univ. of Portland, and Western Oregon.
For more information check the
Web Page for the Oregon Chapter of US Lacrosse.
Club (Lacrosse beyond college) is currently 2-3 teams in Portland and 1 team in Eugene.
The Oregon Trail: Lacrosse’s Climb Toward State Sanctioning
The Oregon Trail: Lacrosse’s Climb Toward State Sanctioning
Wed Jul 29 2020 | Paul Ohanian | High School
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High school boys’ lacrosse in Oregon may not yet have reached the holy grail — state sanctioning by the Oregon School Activities Association — but rest assured it’s in good hands.
Led by current commissioner Paul Schlesinger and his band of brothers, many of whom trace their personal connections back to high school nearly 50 years ago, the Oregon High School Lacrosse Association continues to thrive as the boys’ lacrosse governing body in the state.
With 48 current boys’ teams, the OHSLA is poised to take the next step in its evolution by petitioning the OSAA for emerging program status. If approved, boys’ lacrosse and potentially girls’ lacrosse would begin a two-year evaluation period that could lead to sanctioning.
The fact that the OHSLA has reached this point after teetering on shaky ground just a few years ago can be attributed in large part to Schlesinger’s leadership.
After semi-retiring in 2012, Schlesinger, who spent nearly 20 years as an assistant coach at Lakeridge High School, was asked by a few of his longtime lacrosse cohorts to fill a vacancy as assistant commissioner of the OHSLA. He accepted, coordinating schedules, funding and postseason play.
Midway through the 2015 season, the commissioner resigned and Schlesinger temporarily accepted the post. He’s still in the role.
“Boys’ lacrosse could easily have taken a downturn when we lost our commissioner, but Paul took it on and led us through a key period,” said Kris Van Hatcher, who was the athletic director at Oregon Episcopal School for 41 years.
As native Oregonians, Van Hatcher’s connection with Schlesinger dates back to their days as high school teammates in the late 1960s at Bishop Dagwell Hall. They were on the school’s start-up club team that used to compete against a local men’s club squad and the team at the University of Oregon.
“The men’s team would take pity on us, but the college guys would beat us up pretty good,” Van Hatcher said.
After college, many of those high schoolers returned and infused new life into the fledgling Portland Lacrosse Club. Schlesinger became a mainstay, as did Van Hatcher and others, like Curt Sheinin, Bill Lake and Mark Flood, who made their imprint on Oregon lacrosse for the next several decades.
“Paul was the kind of guy you wanted to have as a teammate,” Van Hatcher said. “He’s kind of a character, but he was a really important part of that group. He made it fun.”
In its heyday, the PLC became the host for an annual post-collegiate tournament in the Pacific Northwest that took on legendary status. The club members would organize the event that included teams from California to Canada. Schlesinger took on the self-appointed role of T-shirt artist, building on the theme of “Beyond Macho” with unique annual designs.
“We would play three games on a weekend, then wake up Monday morning with aches and pains and hobble to work,” said Schlesinger, who was inducted into the Oregon Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 2017.
Many of the PLC members took on roles as coaches with new high school teams throughout the state. In 1993, Sheinin asked Schlesinger to join him as an assistant at Lakeridge, a role he held until in 2012. The plan at that point was to become a spectator and to start enjoying games from the bleachers. Little did he realize at the time, it just made him easy pickings for the new position with the OHSLA.
“You make friendships in this sport, and once the playing days are over, those friendships remain,” Schlesinger said. “The camaraderie of the sport pulled me in.”
The OHSLA now fields 48 teams across eight conferences, along with nearly 50 JV teams. The postseason tournament also has become financially stable, an asset that could help with eventual OSAA sanctioning.
“For the 2019 championships, we had a full stadium packed to the rafters with people watching this sport,” Schlesinger said. “It doesn’t get any better than that.”
With roots and friendships that date back over five decades, high school boys’ lacrosse in Oregon continues to forge ahead.
“It’s really a labor of love for Paul and the rest of us to keep growing the sport,” Van Hatcher said.
LOCALLY GROWN: Pacific Northwest
The newly formed Idaho Middle School Lacrosse Association recruited more than 50 brand new high school players to become junior officials. The Idaho Lacrosse Officials Association is helping to train and certify them.
The Diablo Scorpions in the San Ramon Valley area took full advantage of the stay-at-home time and engaged their players with the Scorpion Spring Challenge. At press time, they had 72-plus participants. Follow them on Instagram and Facebook (@scorpionlacrosse).
Eastern Oregon University is adding a women’s lacrosse program that will start competing in the spring of 2021. Monica Plut was named head coach of the team, which will compete in the NAIA and also against many of the WCLA teams in in the Northwest Womens Lacrosse League in its inaugural season.
The Washington School girls Lacrosse Association (WSLA) celebrated their high school seniors with a thoughtful Instagram campaign – essentially a virtual senior night. Follow them on Instagram (@wa_glax) and Facebook (@waglax).
Meet Oregon’s high school lacrosse stars of 2019
Oregon boasts an impressive crop of high school lacrosse talent, and here’s a look at more than 60 of the players who have turned heads this season.
Note that this list was created based on nominations made by Oregon high school lacrosse coaches. We know there are many more standouts besides the ones listed here. In the comments section, let us know which other players should be considered among the state’s best!
Text by Rene Ferran, who can be reached at [email protected]
Kate Aas, Sr., Sunset
Aas, a second-team all-Metro selection last year, is among the state leaders this season in goals (48), shot percentage (. 762), points per game (5.3), caused turnovers (31) and draw controls won (58). She also has 16 assists and 22 ground balls.
Brogan Balasubramani, Sr., Grant
Balasubramani, a first-team all-Columbia selection who received all-state honorable mention last year, is headed to play for Rhodes College in Memphis, Tenn., next season. “In my opinion, Brogan is the second-best defenseman in the state,” said Generals coach Dan McKinney. “He is an incredible leader who takes on the opposing team’s best player and holds him to minimal goals.”
Photo: John Davenport
Averi Basso, Sr., Lakeridge
Basso earned first-team all-Three Rivers and second-team all-state honors last year. The Fort Lewis (Colo.) signee had a .506 save percentage (130 saves) and a 9.77 goals against average through 13 games this season. “Averi is an excellent all-around goalie,” said Lakers coach Sean Harmon.
Photo: Megan Logson
Erik Berniker, Sr., Grant
A second-team all-Columbia selection last season, Berniker will play for the University of Oregon’s club team next year. “Erik is an athletic, skilled attackman who plays with a creativity and aggressiveness that results in a lot of goals and assists for his team,” said Generals coach Dan McKinney.
Photo: John Davenport
Tommy Bingham, Sr., Lincoln
Bingham, a Santa Clara commit, has 35 goals and seven assists this season, following a junior campaign that saw him earn first-team all-Columbia and second-team all-state honors. “He’s been an important leader in our attack group, initiating offense, assisting teammates, and working well off ball,” said Cardinals coach Will Harris. “He can do things with his stick you just can’t coach. There is a strong group of attackmen around the state this year, and Tommy deserves consideration in that group. ”
Photo: Mark Paskill
Jordan Bruce, Sr., Lincoln
Bruce has been a steady force in the back for the Cardinals this season, making 140 saves and posting a 60 save percentage. He has committed to play for Chapman University in Orange, Calif. “Jordan has seen a ton of action all season and consistently kept us in games with his presence in the cage, making stop after stop even as we may have underperformed in other aspects of the game,” said Lincoln coach Will Harris. “It is a difficult place to play from, but one Jordan rises to every time.”
Photo: Mark Paskill
Ella Burgess, Sr., Central Catholic
Burgess was a first-team all-Portland League selection as a freshman and earned second-team honors last season, but she saved her best for last in leading the Rams to an 8-4 start, quadrupling their win total of a year ago. Her 64 goals are second-most in the state this season to go with 11 assists, 41 ground balls, 25 caused turnovers and 63 draw controls won. “Ella has been a dominant player for Central Catholic,” said Rams coach Jeff Burgess. “She’s averaged over 50 goals per year over her four years.”
Photo: Julie Burgess
Everett Carstens, Sr., Tigard
Carstens might be the most improved player on the roster, having become one of the team’s top scorers with 20 goals and five assists. “Everett is soft-spoken but has really turned into an offensive force for the team,” said Tigers coach Neal Bateman. “He’s committed to becoming a better player every practice and works hard both on and off the field.”
Photo: Christopher Germano
Zach Chesler, Soph., Tigard
Chesler has stepped into the capable shoes of graduated all-Northwest first-team midfielder Cameron O’Brien, leading Tigard with 29 goals and 10 assists to go with 51 ground balls. “Zach is the workhorse and heart of the team,” said Tigers coach Neal Bateman. “His growth between his freshman and sophomore years has been massive. He is becoming a true leader on this team.”
Photo: Christopher Germano
Cello Clark, Sr., Bend
Clark earned first-team all-High Desert honors a year ago in helping lead the Lava Bears to the state playoffs. The Westminster College commit has played a key role again this season with 42 loose balls controlled and 21 caused turnovers. “Cello has been an integral part of our program over the past few years and the anchor for our close defense this season,” said Bend coach Dan Brostek. “He is an amazing athlete with an unbelievable work ethic. His ability to play both on-ball and off-ball defense is exceptional and a key reason why he has drawn the toughest assignments this year.”
Photo: Terry Steckman
Nick Clendenen, Jr., Churchill
On the soccer pitch, Clendenen’s job is to stop goals – he was a second-team 5A all-state goalie last fall for the Lancers – but on the lacrosse field, he transforms into a prolific goal scorer. After earning first-team all-Southwest honors last spring and helping Churchill reach the second round of the Cascade Cup, the co-captain had 41 goals and 16 assists through 12 games to go with 109 ground balls. “Nick is a difference maker no matter where he is the field,” said Lancers coach Gunnar Shelton. “He leads the team in all offensive statistical categories and has been a part of 60 percent of the team’s scoring. Defensively, he’s strong on the ride and a ground ball machine; he makes it difficult on defenders.”
Photo: Kirsten Frazer
Connor Cole, Sr., Westview
A two-year captain for the Wildcats and a first-team all-Metro selection who played in the 2018 OHSLA All-Star Game, Cole has committed to Frostburg State in Maryland, which will be moving up to NCAA Division II next year. Through 16 games this season, he had 55 goals, 17 assists, 77 ground balls won and a .613 faceoff win percentage (49 of 80), all while taking on a mentoring role for several lacrosse newbies forced to play varsity as Westview didn’t field a JV team this season. “I can’t mention how many times I would turn around and find Connor teaching a new athlete what I meant when I was explaining drills, offense or defense to the team,” said coach Jeffrey King. “Connor is truly one of the best human beings I have ever had the pleasure to come into contact with.”
Aidan Corbitt, Jr., Jesuit
Corbitt, an honorable mention all-Metro selection last season for a state quarterfinalist, plays a major role in the Crusaders’ attack, both scoring goals (18, with a .400 shot percentage) and assisting them (17). He also has 17 ground balls. “Aidan is one of our most balanced players on offense,” said Jesuit coach William Gleason. “He consistently makes great reads and smart decisions, whether scoring himself or feeding his teammates.”
Photo: Chryste Sullivan
Hyland Cullen-Musengo, Jr., Wilson
Cullen-Musengo, a second-team all-Portland League selection last season, has taken her game to another level this season, scoring a state-leading 70 goals in 16 games (. 614 shot percentage) to go with 55 ground balls, 47 caused turnovers and 92 draw controls won.
Siena Davies, Sr., Lakeridge
Davies, a 2018 Tenacity All-American, reached 100 goals through her junior season and signed with the University of California-Berkeley in November. She had 42 goals on 70 shots (.600 shot percentage) to go with 20 ground balls and 16 draw controls through 13 games. “Siena knows how to finish on scoring goals,” said Lakers coach Sean Hanson.
Photo: Megan Logson
Tara Davis, Sr., Westview
A four-year starter for the Wildcats and twice a member of the Oregon National Team as a Defensive Specialist, Davis had 20 goals and 47 assists last season, earning first-team all-state honors while helping Westview reach the second round of the playoffs. This season, the Regis University signee led the state with 42 assists through 13 games and ranked among the state leaders in goals (34), ground balls (56), draw controls (76) and caused turnovers (29). “Tara embodies the definition of a true all-around player,” said Wildcats coach Paje Stelling. “Her hustle across the field and her ability to rally the troops as a strong captain is impressive. She works alongside and encourages her teammates to create dynamic and strategic play both offensively and defensively.”
Keenan DeRaeve, Sr., Lake Oswego
DeRaeve played a big role in the Lakers winning the 6A football title last fall as an all-state linebacker. Now, the Marist College commit would like to help Lake Oswego bring home a lacrosse title after reaching the semifinals in 2018. A first-team all-state defenseman and team captain, he has four goals, two assists and 24 ground balls this spring. “Keenan is one of the top cover defenders in the state, routinely holding other teams’ top offensive players to minimal production,” said Lakers coach Mike Marcott. “He is very athletic and also has the ability to be a threat on the offensive side of the field. His offensive abilities also have found him a spot on our team’s man-up unit – rare for a player who plays with a long stick.”
Photo: Jeff Krenek
Stuart Diffely, Sr., Lincoln
Diffely improved from an honorable mention all-Columbia pick as a sophomore to a second-team all-state selection last year in helping lead the Cardinals to the state semifinals. The USC commit has 33 goals and seven assists this season. “I believe Stuart is one of the top-five best middies in the state,” said coach Will Harris. “Though our record may not reflect his skill, there hasn’t been another middie playing on the same field that has shown him up. He’s fast, tenacious, equally dangerous to both hands, and has the lowest turnover stat on the team.”
Photo: Mark Paskill
Riley Drullinger, Sr., West Linn
Drullinger was the Three Rivers player of the year, a first-team all-state selection and a US Lacrosse All-American a year ago, when she allowed just 8. 18 goals per game and made 151 saves (.521 save percentage). She signed with the University of California-Berkeley over the winter and hasn’t lost a beat this spring, allowing 9.32 goals per game and making 111 saves (.448 save percentage) through 15 games. “She will leave West Linn as our most decorated goalie of all-time,” said Lions coach Ben Finklea.
Patrick Duffy, Jr., Jesuit
Duffy was a second-team all-Metro selection and team MVP a year ago in helping lead the Crusaders to the state quarterfinals. A Syracuse University commit and Oregon Top 20 Player to Watch, this season he has made 118 saves (.638 save percentage) and allowed just 6.1 goals per game. He also has 35 ground balls. “ ‘Paddy’ is the quarterback of our defense,” said Jesuit coach William Gleason. “He sees the ball extremely well and has great hands. He understands what our defense needs to do to be successful and is a leader on the field.”
JP Faherty, Jr. , Jesuit
Faherty has made up some of the offense that graduated from last year’s state quarterfinals team, matching Evan Wyno for team-high honors with 22 goals (.379 shot percentage) along with six assists and 25 ground balls. “JP is a dominating force between the lines,” said Crusaders coach William Gleason. “He can match up defensively against top opposing players but also get downhill on anyone and bury the ball in the net.”
Photo: Eva Van Hameran
Ragen Finklea, Sr., West Linn
Finklea is a two-time first-team all-state selection who has started every game of her high school career for the Lions. This season, through 14 games, she had 19 goals on 36 shots (.528 shooting percentage) along with 15 assists, nine ground balls and 22 draw controls. “Ragen has led our program in assists the last three seasons and is a steady hand on the field,” said West Linn coach Ben Finklea. “She’s considered our quarterback.”
Photo: West Linn Girls Lacrosse
John Fitzhenry, Jr., Oregon Episcopal
A first-team all-state selection each of the past two seasons, Fitzhenry was named a 2018 US Lacrosse All-American after helping the Aardvarks win the state championship. “John covers the other team’s top player,” said Oregon Episcopal coach Dennis Sullivan. “He shuts down opposing players and is dangerous in transition.”
Photo: John Holloran
Wyatt Foley, Jr., Hood River Valley
Foley might be one of the most improved players in the state this season. He leads the Eagles in goals with 17, scoring on nearly 50 percent of his shot attempts, to go with three assists and seven ground balls. “Wyatt is a smart and solid attackman,” said Hood River Valley coach Michael FitzSimons.
Photo: Tre Hendricks
Eric Frazer, Jr. , West Salem
Frazer led the Titans in scoring as a freshman and sophomore, earning first-team all-North Valley honors last season. This year, he had 27 goals and 23 assists through 11 games. Frazer also plays for the Portland-based Madlax 2020AA team and the Northern Pacific regional rep team. “Eric is a natural lacrosse player with fast feet, an athletic and powerful build, and a shot that manages to get past any goalie no matter the angle,” said West Salem coach Jack Davis. “He is the offensive threat that a defense is forced to play to in order to keep their team competitive. Eric will undoubtedly continue to be a major influence in lacrosse no matter how he is involved in it.”
Katie Freeman, Jr., Lake Oswego
Freeman has earned all-state recognition each of her first two seasons, including first-team honors a year ago, when she was an Oregon Sports Award finalist in helping lead the Lakers to a third consecutive state championship. The University of Oregon commit has 30 goals, nine assists, 15 ground balls and 10 caused turnovers this season. “Katie has been one of the top players in Oregon since she stepped on the field as a freshman,” said Lake Oswego coach Kendall Guthrie. “Her game is developing at a tremendous pace. She is a selfless player who puts team above personal stats and takes pleasure in leading the team to victory by doing the little things consistently and making those around her better.”
Calder Gallagher, Jr., Sunset
Gallagher, aka “Chop,” was a second-team all-state selection last spring who has become one of the top offensive players in the state. The Towson commit has 54 goals and 43 assists this season. “He has been dominant in all our big games and a great leader and teammate for us,” said Apollos coach Justin Blackmore.
Noah George, Sr., Hillsboro
George has earned all-Pacific Conference honorable mention each of the past two seasons. A team captain who plays both indoor and field lacrosse, he has 35 goals (averaging nearly three per game) to go with eight assists and 84 ground balls this season. “Noah hustles all over the field on offense and defense,” said Spartans coach Carl Almquist. “He’s been the team hero, scoring the last goals for Hilhi every game.”
Shane Gerber, Jr., Mountainside
The Mavericks started 9-6 in their debut season as a varsity program thanks in large measure to the play of Gerber, the team’s MVP last year when it played JV. Gerber has 46 goals and 15 assists this season. “Shane is a force of nature on the field,” said Mountainside coach Ryder Cochrane. “He’s a brilliant young man whose leadership and athleticism carry our team, and colleges should be blowing up his phone this fall to make him their new star.”
Photo: Josi Welter
Katy Gilbert, Sr., Lake Oswego
Gilbert is a four-year varsity starter who has played a key role in the Lakers winning the state title each of the past three years. Through 15 games, the Dartmouth College commit had a team-high 35 goals (.593 shot percentage) and 21 assists to go with 19 ground balls, 13 caused turnovers and 43 draw controls. “Katy is having her best season on the lacrosse field in 2019,” said Lakers coach Kendall Guthrie. “She is a strong defensive middie who is also delivering on the attack side. With such quick feet, she helps transition the ball up the field on attack and is one of our go-to options for a face guard if needed on defense.”
Nick Graves, Jr., Aloha
Graves, a three-year starter and an honorable mention all-Metro League selection a year ago, had a team-high 17 goals and 28 assists through nine games. He also has 10 forced turnovers and 22 ground balls while committing only nine turnovers. “Nick is the ultimate team player and runs our offense. He’s the reason why our goals per game have almost doubled this year,” said Warriors coach Richard Rosales. “He is extremely consistent and plays his best against the top competition. ”
Nick Halvorsen, Sr., Sunset
A converted long stick midfielder who was a first-team all-league pick last year, when he also received all-state honorable mention, Halvorsen has 21 goals with nine assists before heading to Linfield to play football in the fall. “Nick has had big goals in our big games,” said Apollos coach Justin Blackmore. “He’s a great athlete and extremely coachable.”
Taylor Hamper, Sr., Lake Oswego
Hamper started as a sophomore at Jesuit and the past two seasons for the Lakers, helping them defeat the Crusaders in the 2018 state championship game. Hamper, who will attend Oregon State and play club lacrosse there, moved from attack to defense with Lake Oswego and was named a team captain this year, when she has 21 ground balls, 11 caused turnovers and three goals. “We quickly realized that her vision, quickness and drive made her a perfect fit for our defensive schemes,” said Lakers coach Kendall Guthrie. “Taylor is the anchor of our defense and an impact player in every game. She is also a nice weapon to be able to flow to middie – great on the transition and can put the ball in the net.”
Cade Harmon, Sr., Thurston
The second-team all-Southwest selection switched to playing defense midway through last season. He takes on the challenge of other teams’ No. 1 attackmen, helping the 11-6 Colts improve upon their 7-9 record of a year ago. “Cade is one of the most athletic and strongest kids in our school,” said coach Ken Rodgers. “He is an absolute 1v1 shutdown monster. He is remarkably fast and often clears the ball all the way to the O-box for us.”
Marie Hartfield, Sr., Lakeridge
A second-team all-Three Rivers selection last year, the Chapman College commit has had a big senior season with 21 goals (.538 shot percentage), a team-high 10 assists, 14 ground balls and a team-leading 34 draw controls won through 13 games. “Marie has an amazing handle and is solid in transition for us,” said Lakers coach Sean Harmon.
Photo: Megan Logson
Jake Hatch, Soph., Mountain View
Hatch, a second-team all-High Desert selection for a Cascade Cup semifinalist as a freshman, is a natural lefty who is equally skilled using either hand. “Jake is fantastic in space or finishing in close,” said Cougars coach Dan Marut. “He has a superior attitude and is willing to learn and accept feedback.”
Photo: Andrea Merkord
Kasey Hogan, Sr., Oregon City
The Pioneers have improved upon their win total from last year, and Hogan leads the team with 25 goals with a .714 shot percentage, along with four assists and 10 ground balls. “Kasey is a player who has really stepped up into a leadership role on our team this year,” said Oregon City coach Danielle Kirby. “She has a confidence on attack that is hard to coach, and when she turns it on, she is hard to stop. ”
Jonas Hunter, Jr., Lake Oswego
Hunter was a second-team all-state selection last year in helping lead the Lakers to the semifinals of the Oregon High School Lacrosse Association playoffs. A University of Vermont commit, he has 50 goals (.526 shot percentage) and 30 assists along with 16 ground balls this season. “Jonas is the prototypical offensive quarterback who makes everyone on his team better,” said Lake Oswego coach Mike Marcott. “He is one of the quickest and most skilled players in the state. He has a very high lacrosse IQ and is always able to see opportunities a few plays ahead.”
Photo: Jeff Krenek
Spencer Hurley, Jr., Summit
Hurley was a first-team all-Central Oregon selection last year, when she had 18 goals, 15 assists, 36 ground balls and 43 draw controls to help the Storm qualify for the Gold state playoffs. This season, she ranks seventh in the state with 26 assists to go with 15 goals, 37 ground balls, 17 caused turnovers and 43 draw controls won as Summit clinched the league title.
Photo: Ryan Brennecke, The (Bend) Bulletin
Nell Jaquiss, Sr., Central Catholic
The Rams improved from two wins last year to eight through 12 games this season in large part because of the improvement of players such as Jaquiss, who had a team-high 14 assists to go with 24 goals (.667 shot percentage), 13 ground balls and 32 draw controls won in nine games. “She is part of the 1-2 punch that has given Central its best season yet,” coach Jeff Burgess said. “She is a great all-around player and without her, Central would not have had the success it’s earned this year.”
Photo: Julie Burgess
Keagan Jones, Jr., Wilsonville
Jones earned second-team all-Northwest honors last season in helping the Wildcats qualify for the Cascade Cup. This season, he has 49 goals, nine assists and 53 ground balls. “Keagan has a motor that does not know how to quit,” said Wilsonville coach Kyle Hamburger. “Our offense stalls without Keagan on attack, and his 53 ground balls just shows the grit he plays with while on the field.”
Photo: Greg Artman
Katie Kathan, Jr., Oregon City
Kathan leads the state with 76 draw controls – a big reason the Pioneers have more wins than they recorded in 2018. She also has 23 goals (.742 shot percentage), five assists and 15 ground balls. “Her ability to stay calm under pressure, see the field and lead by example is what makes her a standout athlete,” said Oregon City coach Danielle Kirby. “Katie holds herself accountable, is intrinsically motivated and is constantly raising her level of play. She has a very bright future ahead of her.”
Rebecca Kiyokawa, Sr, Hood River Valley
Kiyokawa was a first-team all-state selection in 2018 and a second-team pick in 2017. She has caused 24 turnovers and 17 ground balls this year. A four-year starter for the Eagles, she has signed with Division II Colorado State Fort Lewis. “Becca is a game-changer,” said Hood River Valley coach Bekah Rottenberg. “She is absolutely ruthless on defense and routinely comes up with interceptions and ground balls that leave onlookers stunned. The energy and hustle she brings to every practice and game make her teammates better.”
Photo: Randy Kiyokawa
Anna Klose, Sr., West Linn
Close has started every game of her high school career and earned first-team all-Three Rivers honors last season. The University of Hartford signee had 34 goals (.442 shot percentage), 18 ground balls, nine caused turnovers and 34 draw controls won through 14 games this season. “Anna is an offensive threat no matter where she is on the field and has the highest lacrosse IQ of all our players,” said Lions coach Ben Finklea.
Katie Koenig, Jr., Hood River Valley
Koenig, a second-team all-state selection as a sophomore, has committed to UC Davis. Her coach, Bekah Rottenberg, nicknamed her “Go-Go Gadget Arms” because of her ability to come up with interceptions that seemingly are out of her reach. Koenig played for the Women’s Professional Lacrosse League Futures 2020 national champions over the summer and was named to the Tenacity All-America team. This season, she has 21 goals, five assists, 32 ground balls, 29 caused turnovers and 47 draw controls. “Katie is one of the most versatile, talented and hard-working lacrosse players I have ever had the privilege to coach,” said Rottenberg. “She can change the outcome of a game through her domination at the draw, interceptions, midfield transitions and attacking moves.”
Photo: RJ Chavez
Sophie Kruse, Soph., Lincoln
Kruse follows in the footsteps of older sister Ellie, who was a first-team all-state midfielder last year and is now playing for Pomona-Pitzer. Sophie was a first-team all-Portland League selection as a freshman, when she scored 52 goals (second-most in the league) with 24 assists, 41 ground balls, 26 caused turnovers and 108 draw controls won to help the Cardinals reach the state semifinals. This season, she ranked third in the state with 29 assists and seventh in points per game (5.23) through 13 games, scoring 39 goals to go with 54 ground balls, 47 caused turnovers and 86 draw controls.
Photo: Richard Calderwood
Sarah Lake, Sr., Roseburg
Lake was a first-team all-South League selection a year ago who ranks among league leaders again this season in a host of categories with 29 goals, 19 caused turnovers, 40 ground balls and 46 draw controls. “I am fortunate to have coached Sarah the last two years,” said Roseburg coach Felicia Cheatham. “Not only is she an excellent player who is consistently at the top of our league in stats, but she is rarely absent, 100 percent focused and most importantly, always there to help her teammates rise up to challenges.”
Sydney Landauer, Soph., Jesuit
Landauer, a second-team all-Metro pick last year, ranks among the state leaders in goals with 63 this season with a . 636 shooting percentage. She is ninth in points per game. “Syd is truly our most improved player on the team,” said Crusaders coach McKenzie Coulson, “not just in terms of doubling her stats from last year, but it’s also her awareness for the game as a whole. She is a pure goal scorer and one of the best I’ve ever coached. She is determined to find the back of the net and makes our entire team better.”
Photo: Irene Calder
Avery Lanz, Fr., Wilsonville
Lanz has hardly looked like a freshman this season, notching 42 goals on 77 shots through 12 games (.545 shot percentage) along with 15 assists, 25 ground balls and 78 draw controls won. Her 4.75 points per game ranks second in the Three Rivers League. “Avery is among a small group of freshmen who instantly become top performers on their respective teams,” said Wildcats coach Brett Monello. “She is incredibly sure-sticked and is very quick. She’s an intuitive attacker with a strong ability to find seams in most defenses, even though she is often drawing special attention from most teams. ”
Photo: Greg Artman
Maya Lawliss, Sr., Oregon Episcopal
Lawliss missed her junior season because of injury but was an all-state selection as a freshman and sophomore. The University of California-Berkeley signee leads the state with a 6.9 points per game average, scoring a team-leading 51 goals in 11 games to go with 25 assists, 33 ground balls, 18 caused turnovers and 42 draw controls won. “Maya has masterful stick skills and drive to goal,” said Aardvarks coach Susan Bankowski. “As a top player, she is often heavily guarded and can translate that into assisted goals. We’ve moved her into the midfield, and she has had a huge impact on the draw, 50-50 balls and caused turnovers.”
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Claire LeBlanc, Sr., St. Mary’s Academy
LeBlanc earned first-team all-state honors last season in helping lead the Blues to the second round of the state playoffs. The Class of 2019 Salutatorian and Pomona College commit had 24 goals (.600 shot percentage), nine assists, 49 ground balls, 23 caused turnovers and 35 draw controls through 11 games this season. “Claire is (one of) the most positive, hard-working and humble players that I have ever coached,” said St. Mary’s Academy coach Nicole Marris. “Not only is she a huge contributor on the lacrosse field, scoring the most goals, causing the largest number of turnovers and winning the draw control, but Claire is also a leader in her community and to her teammates.”
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James Lewis, Sr., Mountain View
Lewis transferred from California last year and made an immediate impact for the Cougars, earning first-team all-High Desert recognition and all-state honorable mention. He plans to play for the University of Oregon and pursue a degree in architecture. “James is a student of the game who works tirelessly to make himself and his teammates better,” said coach Dan Marut. “He is explosive with the ball and can use both hands extremely effectively playing both midfield and attack.”
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Hailey Lines, Jr., Mountainside
Lines, a two-time second-team all-Metro selection while at Beaverton and a 2019 Oregon National Team member, had 34 goals on 51 shots to go with nine assists, 27 ground balls, 22 caused turnovers and 55 draw controls through the Mavericks’ first 10 games in their inaugural varsity season. “Hailey is a prolific scorer, but her ability to control the draw and her defensive presence is her greatest contribution to the team,” said coach Jason Lines. “She has a keen understanding of the game and a calm demeanor on the field.
Maverick Lyon, Fr., West Albany
Lyon quickly has become one of the top attack players in the North Valley Conference as a freshman, tallying 31 goals and 18 assists to help the Bulldogs get off to a 12-2 start this season. “His knowledge of the game far exceeds any other player on the field,” said West Albany coach David Lyon, “and he used that as his advantage to help run the offense and get our team downfield. He is a selfless player who looks to feed his teammates rather than take the ball on a solo dodge, and he’s also willing to play just about any spot on the field if the need is there.”
Claire Matthiessen, Jr., West Linn
Matthiessen is building upon a sophomore season in which she earned second-team all-Three Rivers honors. This year, she had a team-high 41 goals (.540 shot percentage) to go with 15 ground balls, 12 caused turnovers and 31 draw controls won in 14 games. “She is a dynamic athlete who continues to grow and develop,” said Lions coach Ben Finklea. “Her ability to move and create in space is truly unique.”
Alex McAlpine, Sr., Hood River Valley
McAlpine, a Grand Canyon University signee, earned second-team all-state and first-team all-Columbia honors to help the Eagles reach the first round of the 2018 state playoffs as a junior. This season, he has 15 goals, four assists and 54 ground balls and has won 87 percent of his faceoffs (109 of 125). “Alex is the best FOGO in the state,” raved Hood River Valley coach Michael FitzSimons. “An 87 percent win rate is incredible.”
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Marshall McGuire, Jr., Lake Oswego
McGuire had a breakthrough junior season on the football field, earning all-state honorable mention in helping the Lakers win the 6A state title, but his future lies on the lacrosse field. A second-team all-state selection as a sophomore and committed to Syracuse University, he has 31 goals, 29 assists and 20 ground balls this spring. “Marshall is a big and physical presence on the field and has the skillset to generate his own shots and set his teammates up,” said Lakers coach Mike Marcott. “He generates a ton of power behind his shots and makes it very difficult for goalies to get a clean save. Moreover, he is a true two-way player that understands both offense and defense in depth. ”
Photo: Jeff Krenek
Kevin Mealy, Sr., Grant
Mealy helped lead the Generals to the second round of the state playoffs last season while earning second-team all-Columbia honors. He is headed to the University of Portland in the fall and will play for the school’s club team. “Kevin is a do-it-all middie with incredible stamina,” said Grant coach Dan McKinney. “He is great off the dodge, has the vision to feed and is great on the defensive end.”
Photo: John Davenport
Garret Moore, Sr., Hillsboro
Moore is a three-year starter for the Spartans who has earned an athletic scholarship to William Penn University when it debuts its lacrosse program next year. This season, he has 108 saves and 12 ground balls. “Garret never expected to take a loving to the game of lacrosse,” said Hillsboro coach Carl Almquist. “He continuously improves every game and strives to be the best. ”
Armondo Morales, Sr., Grant
A second-team all-Columbia selection last season as the Generals reached the second round of the state playoffs, Morales has committed to play for the University of Oregon’s club team next year. “Armondo is a strong, athletic dodger who is very difficult to stop,” said Grant coach Dan McKinney. “His shot on the run is as effective as anyone in the state and he is very talented on ground balls.”
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Patrick Mueller, Jr., Jesuit
The Crusaders have allowed double-digit goals only twice this season and give up just 6.1 goals per game, and Mueller as a long-stick midfielder plays a big role in their defensive effort. An all-Metro honorable mention selection last season as a defenseman, he took over for graduated first-team all-state LSM Jake Therrow and has proved a capable replacement with 72 ground balls and 21 caused turnovers to go with six goals this year. “Patrick is one of our hardest-working players on the field,” said Crusaders coach William Gleason. “He is a force to be reckoned with and caused a lot of problems for our opponents all over the field.”
Photo: Chryste Sullivan
Ben Nieuwstraten, Jr., Wilsonville
A first-team all-Northwest selection last season for the Wildcats, he picked up right where he left off this year with 38 goals, 26 assists and 19 ground balls through 15 games – including four points in an overtime victory over Tigard after suffering a leg injury that would have sidelined most other players. “Ben has the skills to be an all-around dominant lacrosse player,” said Wilsonville coach Kyle Hamburger. “He is one of the best finishers and setup men I have ever coached. He has a never-say-die attitude, and when he is not on our offensive end, we are not the same.”
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Gabe Nitkowski, Sr., Churchill
Lancers coach Gunnar Shelton nicknamed Nitkowski “MacGyver” because of his versatility. A second-team all-Southwest pick a year ago, this season he had eight goals, 12 assists and 32 ground balls through 12 games. “Gabe is an old-school, rock-solid midfielder who rarely leaves the field,” Shelton said. “He plays strong defense and is excellent on clears. On offense, he sets screens, cuts and feeds. On special teams, he wins faceoffs and plays both man-up and man-down.”
Photo: Kirsten Frazer
Alma Nye, Sr., Oregon Episcopal
Nye earned first-team all-Portland League honors last season, when she had 29 goals, 13 assists and 59 draw controls won in helping the Aardvarks reach the second round of the state playoffs after knocking off NWOC champion Tualatin in their opener. This season, the University of Oregon commit had 19 goals, 31 ground balls and 33 draw controls through 12 games. “Alma is a strong, fast, athletic defensive middie,” said Oregon Episcopal coach Susan Bankowski. “She is a relentless athlete who effortlessly competes for a whole game at 100 percent effort, playing as a goal-to-goal middie, showing great strength on defense and grinding for possession in the midfield. ”
Photo: John Holloran
George O’Brien, Sr., Lake Oswego
A second-team all-state selection as a junior, O’Brien made 105 saves this season to help the Lakers get off to a 10-4 start. “George is one of the best pure ball stoppers in the state, but he is also a true commander of his defense,” said Lake Oswego coach Mike Marcott. “He is the quarterback of his defense and knows how to adjust defensive schemes when needed. He is a rare breed in the net, being an incredibly athletic individual, which allows him to make big-time saves.”
Photo: Jeff Krenek
Riley Oates, Jr., Mountain View
Oates was a first-team all-High Desert selection last season in helping lead the Cougars to the Cascade Cup semifinals. A 3.92 student, Oates is considering attending the Air Force Academy or U.S. Naval Academy and studying aeronautical engineering. “Riley is a leader on and off the field and the first underclassman ever to be voted captain,” said Mountain View coach Dan Marut. “He has an unparalleled work ethic and brings an extreme physical defensive mindset while remaining surgical with his checks.”
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Anna Blake Patrick, Fr., Oregon Episcopal
Patrick took over for the graduated Nahida Moradi and has become a stalwart in the cage. She ranks No. 3 in the state in goals against average (6.75) among goalies with 400 or more minutes played with a .547 save percentage (98 saves). “The question at the beginning of the season was her age, but Anna Blake is a rock,” said Aardvarks coach Susan Bankowski. “She plays with confidence against top players and has had a stellar rookie season so far. I am excited to see her grow as a player over the next three years.”
Photo: John Holloran
Matthew Pettigrew, Soph., Aloha
Pettigrew ranks among the Metro League leaders in faceoffs with a .634 win percentage (142 of 224), a big factor in the Warriors averaging more than 15 goals per game. He also had 100 ground balls, nine goals and four assists through nine games. “Due to our low numbers, Matthew takes every faceoff,” said Aloha coach Richard Rosales. “Winning well over 60 percent of the faceoffs has been key to our victories.”
Nick Renyer, Sr., West Albany
Renyer is a three-time all-North Valley selection for the Bulldogs, earning honorable mention as a freshman and first-team honors each of the past two years. This season, he has 10 goals, two assists and 80 ground balls. “Nick is a threat on both sides of the field,” said West Albany coach David Lyon. “He forces ground balls, moves the ball effectively across the field, then will proceed to make cuts to goal on offense. He is a player that you can rely on to give his all every quarter of every game.”
Connor Ruybalid, Soph., Aloha
In the always tough Metro League, Ruybalid has the difficult task of matching up with an opponent’s top offensive player. He also has 51 ground balls and 10 forced turnovers – and has chipped in two goals and three assists. “Connor has led our team defense since he was a freshman,” said Warriors coach Richard Rosales.
Ross Scott, Sr., West Linn
Scott was a first-team all-state selection and US Lacrosse All-American as a junior in helping the Lions reach the quarterfinals of the state playoffs. He will play for Rutgers University next year. “Ross is one of the top three attackmen in the state,” said West Linn coach Mark Flood. “He’s a great dodger and shooter. He draws double teams and lock offs.”
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Aidan Shah, Soph., Sunset
Shah beat out first-team all-Metro goalie Tyler Phelps for the starting job this spring, and the Apollos haven’t missed a beat, giving up just 6.4 goals per game. “We have the top two goalies in the state in our league between Aidan and (Pat) Duffy of Jesuit,” said Sunset coach Justin Blackmore. “Aidan has had big-time moments in big games. He’s a future D-1 goalie without a doubt.”
Michael Shakerin, Sr., Lake Oswego
Shakerin received all-state honorable mention as a junior in helping the Lakers reach the state semifinals. The St. Ambrose University commit has won 67 percent of his faceoffs this season to go with 15 goals, five assists and 93 ground balls. “Michael is truly the team’s engine; the team goes as he goes,” said Lake Oswego coach Mike Marcott. “He takes every faceoff, plays on the first-line offensive midfield, and plays defense when needed. He is a tenacious player who never slows down.”
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Louden Sharpe, Sr., Tigard
Sharpe was a second-team all-Northwest selection last season who will head to Oregon State in the fall – the Beavers have a club program in the Pacific Northwest Collegiate Lacrosse League. “Louden plays close defense like a corner in football,” said Tigers coach Neal Bateman. “He’s excellent at snatching passes out of the air but also laying down the perfect stick check to dislodge the ball. He’s a very smooth player.”
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Chris Skelton, Soph., Thurston
The second-team all-Southwest selection last year now ranks among the state leaders in goals (44) to go with seven assists and 47 ground balls. “Chris is big, strong, fast and tireless,” said Colts coach Ken Rodgers. “Chris is our best offensive player overall and our best defensive midfielder. Without a doubt, Chris is one of our team leaders, both on and off the field.”
Alex Slusher, Sr., Oregon Episcopal
Slusher’s list of accolades runs long – three-time first-team all-Columbia selection, two-time first-team all-state honors, first three-year captain in Oregon Episcopal lacrosse history, 2017 and 2018 US Lacrosse All-American, and 2019 Under Armour and Adrenaline All-America teams. The Princeton commit has career totals of 180 goals and 81 assists, including 24 of each through April 29 for the Aardvarks, who are looking to defend their state title. “Alex is the most dynamic player in the state,” said Oregon Episcopal coach Dennis Sullivan. “He has been the team’s leading scorer for the last four years and recognized by Under Armour as one of the top players in the country.”
Photo: John Holloran
Ella Smith, Jr., Jesuit
Smith was the Metro League player of the year and a first-team all-state selection last spring for the state runner-up. This season, the Vanderbilt commit has 32 goals, 21 assists and 61 draw controls, ranking among the top 10 in the state in draw controls, assists and points per game. “Ella is the motor for our team,” said Crusaders coach McKenzie Coulson. “Her energy, passion and sense for the game trickles down to everyone. She does a little bit of everything for our team and does the small things that help us be successful. ”
Photo: Irene Calder
Isabella Sobol, Sr., Jesuit
Sobol missed her junior season with an ACL injury but was a first-team all-Metro and all-state attacker as a sophomore. She’s picked up right where she left off this season – her 20 assists rank among the top 10 in the state. “Bella is our most complete player on attack,” said Crusaders coach McKenzie Coulson. “She leads our team in assists because she desires to make her teammates better. Bella is a joy to watch on the field.”
Photo: Irene Calder
Will Stewart, Sr., Grant
Generals coach Dan McKinney credited Stewart’s play in net as a key factor in the team’s 9-3 start this season. “Will is one of the best goalies in the state,” McKinney said. “We have won games due to his incredible play in net. He makes the saves you need him to, and he will also make ones that he has no business making.”
Photo: John Davenport
Hewitt Sullivan, Soph. , Tigard
Position: Long Stick Midfielder
Sullivan received all-Northwest honorable mention as a midfielder last year but moved to long stick midfielder to take over for graduated all-conference second-teamer Cody Tanz. This season, he has garnered 57 ground balls. “Hewitt is a ground ball machine who sets the bar and expectations for Tigard,” said Tigers coach Neal Bateman. “He leads by example in his effort and determination during practices and games. He pushes everyone to make sure we get the best from every player on the field.”
Photo: Christopher Germano
Rylee Sutherland, Sr., Lake Oswego
Sutherland started her career at Wilson before transferring to Lake Oswego last year, when she was named first-team all-state in helping the Lakers win a third consecutive state title. This season, the Tiffin University commit has 22 goals and 16 assists. “Rylee is a crafty attacker who cuts through traffic and is adept at moving goalies and putting the ball around them,” said Lakers coach Kendall Guthrie. “She is an all-around skilled attacker. She relentlessly pursues her opponents on the ride and is great at feeding the ball to her teammates.”
Luke Thompson, Sr., Sunset
Thompson was a first-team all-Metro selection last year who has blossomed alongside Ajax Zappitello to create one of the state’s top defensive tandems – the Apollos have given up 6.4 goals per game, third-best in the state. “He is a shut-down defender who plays against the top attackman from the other team,” said Sunset coach Justin Blackmore.
Brooklyne Waddell, Jr., Wilsonville
After a solid freshman season in which she earned second-team all-Three Rivers honors, Waddell had a breakthrough season last spring, earning first-team all-state honors after scoring 78 goals (ranking fourth in the state) with 29 assists and 33 ground balls. A San Diego State commit, she got off to another hot start this season, scoring 49 goals in 75 shots through 13 games to go with 27 assists – her 6. 1 points per game leads the Three Rivers League – 25 ground balls, 15 caused turnovers and 34 draw controls. “Brooklyne is one of the most effective attackers in the state with a plethora of moves and shots,” said Wildcats coach Brett Monello. “Her production on the offensive end remains high despite having to play in the midfield, which is not her natural position, and shoulder a significant portion of the responsibility to transition the ball to the attack.”
Photo: Greg Artman
Caleb Welberg, Jr., Wilsonville
Position: Midfield/Faceoff Specialist
Welberg stepped up when top attackers Keagan Jones and Ben Nieuwstraten were out with injuries, scoring 32 goals and winning 93 ground balls. He also has won 55 percent of his faceoffs (133 of 241). “Caleb is a beast on the field,” said Wildcats coach Kyle Hamburger. “All 93 of those ground balls were crucial to the success of our team. The whole team looks up to Caleb – and for good reason. ”
Photo: Greg Artman
Matthew Wilch, Jr., West Salem
Wilch, a second-team all-North Valley selection last year, had won 39 ground balls through 11 games for the Titans. “Matthew is an excellent and still-improving defender,” said West Salem coach Jack Davis. “After years of work, his clearing and ball-handling seem second nature. He manages an incredible balance of physicality and finesse that is rarely witnessed. He is a primary defensive asset who continues to develop that any team would be lucky to have.”
Grace Winjum, Jr., West Linn
A second-team all-Three Rivers selection a year ago, Winjum’s contributions to the Lions’ success rarely show up on the scoresheet – either for herself (17 ground balls, nine caused turnovers, two draw controls) or, more important, for her opponent. “Grace is hands-down our very best defender who we use to shut down the opponent’s top scorer,” said West Linn coach Ben Finklea. “She is always busy denying the ball from our opponent’s top guns.”
Carter Woods, Soph., Thurston
Woods took over for all-Southwest goalie Konner Borsheim this season and has led the Colts to an 11-6 record, allowing 8.3 goals per game with a .543 save percentage (132 saves) and 21 ground balls. “Carter is our defensive team leader and general on the field,” said Thurston coach Ken Rodgers. “He is fearless and extremely talented both in and out of the cage.”
Evan Wyno, Sr., Jesuit
Wyno received all-Metro honorable mention last year in helping the Crusaders reach the quarterfinals of the state playoffs. This season, the Marquette University commit has 22 goals (.550 shot percentage), 11 assists and 13 ground balls. “Evan provides a great mix of skill, athleticism and IQ,” said Crusaders coach William Gleason. “He is a threat on the field and can play any position on the offensive end. ”
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Ajax Zappitello, Jr., Sunset
Zappitello, a University of Maryland commit, is among the state’s best defenders, and he has chipped in 13 goals and 10 assists. He was a second-team all-state selection a year ago. “Ajax is the best defender in the state, and I don’t think there’s a close second,” said Apollos coach Justin Blackmore. “He takes faceoffs, plays man up, plays man down, moves to close for particular matchups. He is a beast and grew into an amazing leader this year.”
Zoe Ziegler, Jr., Lake Oswego
Ziegler was a second-team all-state selection as a freshman at St. Mary’s Academy before transferring last year to Lake Oswego, where she earned all-Three Rivers honors for the three-time defending state champions. Through 15 games this season, she had 29 goals with nine assists and 22 ground balls while ranking among the state leaders in draw controls with 87. “Zoe is probably the best all-around center in the state,” said Lakers coach Kendall Guthrie. “She plays both ends of the field ferociously. If we need points on the board or a stopper on defense, she is our go-to in the midfield.”
Nike Boys Lacrosse Camp at Lakeridge High School
Make sure your child is first in line to register after the new year by joining the Priority Registration List at no cost! Priority List members will be the first to know when our 2021 summer camp registration officially opens!
YOUTH CAMP ages 7-13: This summer, Lakeridge is offering one session of day camp (9:00 AM to 3:00 PM). Designed for players starting or currently playing youth lacrosse. The focus of the Youth Camp is having fun and improving fundamental skills in a ultra-positive atmosphere. All facets of the game are covered including stick work, shooting, and defensive/goalie drills in the morning with scrimmaging and team concepts covered in the afternoon. This camp exposes players to all field positions including attack, midfield, defense and goalie where campers can explore and learn more about position specifics. Limited to 55 players so register early.
• 3 days of instruction
• 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
• Reversible Nike practice jersey
A detailed camper registration packet containing check-in location, health/release forms, emergency contact info, and a list of things to bring will be emailed to all registered campers prior to camp. Our health and release forms do not require a doctor’s signature and they will be collected on the first day of camp. What to bring:
- Health & Release Forms
- Cleats or Turf Shoes
- Helmet and Mouthpiece
- Lacrosse Stick, Gloves, Pads
- Water Bottle
- Campers must bring their own lunch each day
- Every Camper receives a reversible jersey
Check-in takes place at the Lakeridge High School field at 8:45am Monday, TBA. Camp begins at 9:00am.
Camp ends at 3:00pm each day. There will be a closing ceremony at 2:45pm on Wednesday, TBA.
TEAM DISCOUNT: If five or more campers register together, each camper is eligible for a $25 discount. Please have a team contact reach out directly to the USSC office at 1-800-645-3226 to receive a discount code to identify your group. Campers may then register through the website at their convenience and apply the coupon code during check-out.
GOALIE DISCOUNT: To ensure each session has enough goalies for drills and scrimmages, all goalies automatically qualify for a special $50 discount. You can call 1-800-645-3226 to receive the goalie discount over the phone or you can indicate that you are eligible for the goalie discount in the “comments” field when registering via our secure website. Goalie discount cannot be combined with any other discount.
SIBLING DISCOUNT: $25 off each player. You can call 1-800-645-3226 to receive the sibling discount over the phone or you can indicate that you are eligible for the sibling discount in the “comments” field when registering via our secure website. Sibling discount cannot be combined with any other discount.
Sample Daily Schedule
Stretching and Conditioning
Line Drills and Stations
Lunch and rest
1v1, 2v2, and fastbreaks
Drill Stations, scrimmaging and games
Lakeridge High School
Lakeridge High School is located in Lake Oswego, Oregon a suburb south of Portland.
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We offer a custom web profile that allows you to tell your whole story to coaches/recruiters. The profile is hosted on our server and uses a custom web address with your name (ORLaxRecruit.com/YourName). The web profile features your camp and event schedule, personal and lacrosse accomplishments, video, testimonials, press and more. We also run web analytics in the background so we can track number of visits, pages visited, length of visit and more. To get started with a custom ORLaxRecruit online profile fill out our Profiler. There is a one-time cost of $150 … no monthly or annual subscription cost. This includes all updates for the duration of the prospect’s recruiting process.
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Audrey Jacklyn – Attack/Midfield, West Linn High School, Class of 2023
Michael Frost – Midfield, Hood River Valley High School, Class of 2023
Rob Pope – Midfield/Attack, Jesuit High School, Class of 2023
Gavin Pope – Attack/Midfield, Jesuit High School, Class of 2023
Harrison Edwards – Attack, West Linn High School, Class of 2023
Ben Lewis – Midfield, Jesuit High School, Class of 2023
Nolan Lawler – Attack/Midfield, Lakeridge High School, Class of 2023
Ethan Bernhardt – Midfield, Lakeridge High School, Class of 2022
Kiana Santiago – Attack/Midfield/Defense, Jesuit High School, Class of 2022
Lila Skates – Midfield/Attack, West Linn High School, Class of 2022
JD Henninger – Defense/LSM, Lakeridge High School, Class of 2022
Andrew Nyhus – Goalie, Lakeridge High School, Class of 2022
Parker House – Attack/Midfield/Defense, Jesuit High School, Class of 2022
Courtney Havel – Attack/Midfield/Defense, Lake Oswego High School, Class of 2022
Riley Buehler – Defense/Midfield, Lincoln High School, Class of 2022
Edie Prager – Attack/Midfield/Draw Specialist, Lake Oswego High School, Class of 2022
Zach Jepson – Midfield, Summit High School, Class of 2022
Tysen Lindsey – Midfield / SSDM, Sheldon High School, Class of 2021
Alex Hoang – FO/Midfield, Mountain View High School, Class of 2021
Colt Bordonaro – Attack, Jesuit High School, Class of 2021
Reece Sullivan – Goalie, Jesuit High School, Class of 2021
Sydney Hankel – Midfield/Faceoff Specialist, Sunset High School, Class of 2021
Jake Ayers – Attack/Midfield, Columbia River High School, Class of 2021
Eliza Daigle – Attack/Midfield, Jesuit High School, Class of 2021
Sidney Dering – Attack/Midfield/Faceoff Specialist, Tualatin High School, Class of 2021
Sydney Landauer – Attack/Midfield, Jesuit High School, Class of 2021
Luke Morissette – Attack/Midfield, Oregon Episcopal School, Class of 2021
Sophie Kruse – Midfield, Lincoln High School, Class of 2021
James Lewis – Defense, Jesuit High School, Class of 2021
Ben Nieuwstraten – Midfield, Wilsonville High School, Class of 2020
Carey Stell – Attack, West Linn High School, Class of 2020
Claire Matthiessen – Midfield, West Linn High School, Class of 2020
David Nyhus – Goalie, Lakeridge High School, Class of 2020
Josh Nardone – Midfield, Hood River Valley High School, Class of 2020
Zoe Ziegler – Midfield, Lake Oswego High School, Class of 2020
Ryan Carney – Defense, Lincoln High School, Class of 2020
Jack Savage – FO/Midfield, Lakeridge High School, Class of 2020
Charlie Ryan – Midfield, Lake Oswego High School, Class of 2020
Ajax Zappitello – Defense, Sunset High School, Class of 2020
Maverick Geller – Defense, Hood River Valley High School, Class of 2020
Cooper Iacobelli – Attack, Park City High School, Class of 2020
Jonas Hunter – Attack/Midfield, Lake Oswego High School, Class of 2020
Jacob Miller – Goalie, Skyview High School, Class of 2020
Calder “Chop” Gallagher – Attack/Midfield, Sunset High School, Class of 2020
Marshall McGuire – Midfield, Lake Oswego High School, Class of 2020
John Fitzhenry – Defense/LSM, Oregon Episcopal School, Class of 2020
Pierce Dalton – Defense/LSM, Homewood High School, Class of 2020
Ty Delancellotti – Attack, Lakeridge High School/New Hampton, Class of 2020
Claire LeBlanc – Midfield, St. Mary’s Academy, Class of 2019
Milan Lam – Attack, St. Mary’s Academy, Class of 2019
Stuart Diffely – Midfield/Attack, Lincoln High School, Class of 2019
Vernon Cowell – Midfield, Oregon Episcopal School, Class of 2019
Grace Lee – Attack, Jesuit High School, Class of 2019
McKinley Mullen – Midfield/Defense, Lake Oswego High School, Class of 2019
Grace Warner – Attack, St. Mary’s Academy, Class of 2019
Alma Nye – Midfield, Oregon Episcopal School, Class of 2019
Brogan Balasubramani – Defense, Grant High School, Class of 2019
Maddie Manske – Midfield, Lake Oswego High School, Class of 2019
JJ Sillstrop – Attack/Midfield, La Costa Canyon High School, Class of 2019
Jack Morissette – Attack, Oregon Episcopal School, Class of 2019
Jackson McGinley – Defense/LSM, Lakeridge High School, Class of 2019
Maya Lawliss – Midfield, Oregon Episcopal School, Class of 2019
Keenan DeRaeve – Defense, Lake Oswego High School, Class of 2019
Alex Slusher – Attack, Oregon Episcopal School, Class of 2019
Mark Hand – Midfield, Briarwood Christian School, Class of 2019
Charlie Davio – Defense/LSM, Summit High School, Class of 2019
Harrison Berke – LSM/Defense, Johnson High School, Class of 2019
Daniel Huh – Goalie, Jesuit High School, Class of 2019
Blake Baldocchi – LSM/Defense, Jesuit High School, Class of 2018
Aidan Connell – Attack, West Linn High School, Class of 2018
Zach Pilorget – Attack, Canby High School, Class of 2018
Nick Brisbee – Midfield, Lakeridge High School, Class of 2018
Isaac Baker – Midfield, Lincoln High School, Class of 2018
Isaiah Pratt – Attack, Union High School, Class of 2018
Carlie Leach – Midfield, Lake Oswego High School, Class of 2018
Justin Radatti – Attack, Summit High School, Class of 2018
Will Swindell – Attack, Lincoln High School, Class of 2018
Kian Ben-Jacob – Midfield, Logan High School, Class of 2018
Mitchell Peterson – Midfield/Face-Off, West Linn High School, Class of 2018
Zane Sands – Defense, Sherwood High School, Class of 2018
Reed Rissberger – LSM, West Linn High School, Class of 2018
Konrad Collins – LSM/Defense, Summit High School, Class of 2018
Connor French – Goalie, Park City High School, Class of 2018
Blake Phillips – Midfield, Lincoln High School, Class of 2018
Alex Marsh – Midfield, Lake Oswego High School, Class of 2018
Edward “Gus” Hearn – LSM/Defense, Lakeridge High School, Class of 2018
Beau Pederson – Attack, Park City High School, Class of 2018
Emmett Jones – Defense, Lakeridge High School, Class of 2018
Nick Lund – Attack, Oregon Episcopal School, Class of 2018
Nic Hofmann – Goalie, Lincoln High School, Class of 2018
Jack Meier – Defense, Jesuit High School, Class of 2018
Griffin Catlett – Midfield, Lakeridge High School, Class of 2018
Jack Schlendorf – Goalie, Oregon Episcopal School, Class of 2018
Miles Moscato – Midfield, West Linn High School, Class of 2018
Sam Handley – Attack, Jesuit High School, Class of 2018
Cameron Allender – Attack/Midfield, Sherwood High School, Class of 2017
Chance Beutler – Attack, Bend High School, Class of 2017
Emma Ferguson – Attack/Midfield, Oregon Episcopal School, Class of 2017
Drew Pieringer – Midfield, Lake Oswego High School, Class of 2017
AJ Weichman – Attack, Summit High School, Class of 2017
Sean Scadden – LSM/Defense, Lakeridge High School, Class of 2017
Max Mortonson – Attack, Berkeley Prep, Class of 2017
Ryan Montgomery – Midfield, Berkeley Prep, Class of 2017
Ryley McDowell – LSM, Clackamas High School, Class of 2017
Andrew Koch – Midfield, Berkeley Prep, Class of 2017
Chris Burpee – Midfield, Jesuit High School, Class of 2017
Chandler Peck – Midfield/FO, Sherwood High School, Class of 2017
Talbot Child – Attack, The Waterford School, Class of 2017
Tucker Dordevic – Attack, Jesuit High School, Class of 2017
Cam James – LSM, Wilsonville High School, Class of 2017
Justin “JJ” Pickard – Midfield/FO, Park City High School, Class of 2017
Jake Frane – Midfield/FO, Fossil Ridge High School, Class of 2017
Jordan Yusunas – LSM/Defense, La Jolla Country Day High School, Class of 2017
Wilson Hand – Midfield, Briarwood Christian School, Class of 2017
Lauren Gilbert – Midfield, Lake Oswego High School, Class of 2017
Cohl Johnston – Defense/LSM, Bend High School, Class of 2017
Hugh Davio – Defense, Summit High School, Class of 2017
Adam Norgaard – Defense, Oregon Episcopal School, Class of 2016
Wyatt Thompson – Midfield, Sunset High School, Class of 2016
Holden Catlett – Midfield, Lakeridge High School, Class of 2016
Ben Blauer – Goalie, Lake Oswego High School, Class of 2016
Ian Elson – Midfield/FO, Riverton High School, Class of 2016
Charlie Hay – LSM, Sunset High School, Class of 2016
Lauren DeLancellotti – Attack/Midfield, Lakeridge High School, Class of 2016
Noah Monahan – Defense, Jesuit High School, Class of 2016
Brooks Dutton – Goalie, Lakeridge High School, Class of 2016
Justin Desautels – Midfield, The Waterford School, Class of 2016
Hailey Harms – Midfield, Oregon Episcopal School, Class of 2016
Trevor Johnson – Attack, Oregon Episcopal School, Class of 2016
Corey Rich – Attack, Lakeridge High School, Class of 2016
Locke Rohan – Attack/Midfield, Lincoln High School, Class of 2015
Calvin Collins – Midfield, Oregon Episcopal School, Class of 2015
Alex Stendahl – D-Wing/Center, Oregon Episcopal School, Class of 2015
Nick Winkler – Attack/Midfield, Central Catholic High School, Class of 2015
Reed Zabel – Midfield/Attack, Lincoln High School, Class of 2015
Katie O’Connor – Attack, Westminster School, Class of 2015
Michael Ashworth – Attack, Lakeridge High School, Class of 2014
Jared Baumann – Goalie, Lakeridge High School, Class of 2014
Mariah Gatti – Midfield, West Linn High School, Class of 2014
Matt Johnson – Attack, Oregon Episcopal School, Class of 2014
Steffan Hawkins – Midfield, Oregon Episcopal School, Class of 2014
Carson Dutkanych – Attack, Park City High School, Class of 2014
Lilly Newman – Midfield/Attack, Lake Oswego High School, Class of 2014
Ryan Harms – Defense, Oregon Episcopal School, Class of 2014
Grant Pierce – Attack, Judge Memorial Catholic High School, Class of 2014
Abby Bergevin – Midfield/Attack, Lake Oswego High School, Class of 2014
JR McLaughlin – Attack, Lakeridge High School, Class of 2014
Riley Hoffman – Defense, Jesuit High School, Class of 2014
Jack Gross – Attack, Lincoln High School, Class of 2014
Jack Beall – Midfield/Attack, King’s Way, Class of 2013
Clayton Frank – Midfield, King’s Way, Class of 2013
Tara Sonnemaker – Goalie, West Linn High School, Class of 2013
Annie Longtain – Midfield, West Linn High School, Class of 2013
Megan Longtain – Midfield, West Linn High School, Class of 2013
Jeremey Wetherbee – Midfield/FO, Wilsonville High School, Class of 2013
Tyler Rich – Midfield, Lakeridge High School, Class of 2013
Erick Reister – Defense, Lincoln High School, Class of 2013
Grant Clifford – Attack, Lincoln High School, Class of 2012
Martin Winter – Attack, Oregon Episcopal School, Class of 2012
Austin Twedt – Midfield, Southridge High School, Class of 2012
Dange Wolf – Midfield/FO, Tigard High School, Class of 2012
Blake Dutton – Midfield, Lakeridge High School, Class of 2012
Pamplin Media Group – Lakeridge boys lacrosse beats Jesuit 11-8 to win 2021 ‘state championship’
The Pacers rally from two goals down in the second half to hand Jesuit its only loss.
In a year like no other, after an absence like no other and facing a team like no other, the Lakeridge boys lacrosse team turned in a performance like no other.
Trailing top-seeded Jesuit by two goals in the third quarter of the Metro Area Tourney championship game — held at Jesuit High School on Saturday, May 22 — the second-seeded Pacers absolutely caught fire. Lakeridge outscored the Crusaders 7-4 down the stretch and pulled away to win 11-8 in the de facto state championship game of the pandemic-shortened 2021 season.
Regardless of the game’s official title or the length of the season, the Pacers knew their victory was a big, big deal.
“It’s surreal. That’s all I can really say,” said Lakeridge goalie Andrew Nyhus, who finished with 11 saves and two ground balls. “This is everything I’ve ever wanted since I was a kid and I finally got it.”
“They thought they were winning, but then we showed up and they couldn’t handle us,” said the Pacers’ Preston Stewart, who scored twice in the win. “We balled out.”
“It’s amazing. It’s the best feeling ever,” said Lakeridge’s Cody Hart, who scored once against the Crusaders. “Especially after having last season taken away.”
With the win — the Pacers’ seventh straight — Lakeridge finished its 2021 season at 9-2 after previously finishing second in the Three Rivers League. Metro League champion Jesuit, meanwhile, lost for the first time and ended its year at 11-1.
“This was our goal ever since we started playing this year,” said Jesuit’s Ben Wimmer, who led all scorers with four goals on Saturday. “We’ve always wanted to win a state championship. That’s the main goal. It sucks that we’re not on top, but they came to play.”
“We were just trying to play our game but the shots were not falling the way we wanted them to,” added Crusader attack/midfielder Matthew Rincon, who scored twice in the loss. “We think we’re the better team all around, but it wasn’t our day.”
It sure looked like it was Jesuit’s day early on, with the Crusaders taking a 2-0 lead on scores by Jack Duncan-Bloom and Wimmer (assisted by Aidan Conrad), Wimmer’s score coming with 8 minutes, 19 seconds remaining in the first quarter.
Lakeridge rallied in the final five minutes of the period, though, with Matt Wright coming out from behind the Jesuit goal to get his team’s first score and teammate Wilson Godfrey tying the game 2-2 on a drive down the right side with 23 seconds left in the quarter.
But the Crusaders posted a 2-1 edge in the second period and took a 4-3 edge into the half. Wimmer got the first of those when he took a Conrad pass and scored on a cut with 3 minutes left in the first half and — after Lakeridge’s Jude Cowie angled home a shot from the left side 24 seconds later — Rincon took a pass from Coulter Bordonaro and hit an overhand shot with 1:47 left before the break.
In the third quarter, Wright hit early for Lakeridge, but Jesuit came back with a pair of goals separated by just 1:45 to push in front 6-4, the first of those on a cut by Conrad and the second a sidearm shot by Rincon assisted by Bordonaro with 7:27 remaining in the period.
The Pacers, however, absolutely dominated the rest of the way. They scored just 19 seconds after Rincon’s goal when Nolan Lawler came out from behind the right side of the Jesuit net to connect, then rammed home three more goals in the final 1:34 of the quarter.
Stewart got the first those on a low shot off the fast break, Lawler made it three straight with an overhand shot from the left edge with 13 seconds left in the period, and Jake Reichle gave his team an 8-6 lead when he won the ensuing faceoff, raced down field and scored with 6 seconds to go in the quarter.
“We scored a couple of goals and we just built on it after that,” said Reichle, who won 11 of 14 faceoffs in the second half. “We had way fewer unforced turnovers … our defense played as a team (and) I think we probably won most of the ground balls, too.”
The two teams traded goals at the start of the fourth quarter — Lakeridge getting a Stewart score assisted by Wright and Jesuit a Wimmer goal set up by Conrad — but Reichle kept winning faceoffs, Lakeridge dominated possession and the Crusaders couldn’t answer.
Cowie hit an overhand shot with 4:21 to go that made it 10-7 and Hart added his lone goal from the left side to boost the Lakeridge lead to 11-7 with 1:57 left on the clock. Conrad scored his team’s last goal — assisted by Bordonaro — with 1:33 remaining, but by then, it was too little and too late.
“It feels great,” Reichle said. “We came out and played as a team and did what we had to do.”
“They couldn’t back up their talk,” Stewart said. “They can’t handle us. They just stopped.”
On their side of the ledger, the Crusaders said they would move forward, build on the positives of the 2021 season and come back even stronger in 2022.
“We’re going to come back next year. We’re going to remember this,” Wimmer said. “We don’t look at the bad stuff. We just keep our heads up and have that ‘next play’ mentality.”
For the game, Wright, Lawler, Cowie and Stewart scored twice each for the Pacers. For Jesuit, it was Wimmer with three goals, and Rincon and Conrad with two each.
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Division 1 College Lacrosse Players from Oregon: Current and Past
Division 1 College Lacrosse Players from Oregon: 2021 & Past
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2021 Division 1 College Lacrosse Players from Oregon
Griffin Catlett (Duke, JR, M, Lakeridge, Lake Oswego)
Tucker Dordevic (Syracuse,R-SO, M, Edison, Portland)
Jack Savage (Syracuse, FR., FO, Lakeridge, Lake Oswego)
Patrick Duffy (Syracuse, FR, G, Jesuit, Portland)
Marshall McGuire (Syracuse, FR, M, Lake Oswego, Lake Oswego)
Zane Sands (Albany, JR, D, Sherwood, Sherwood)
Jonas Hunter (Vermont, FR, A, Lake Oswego, Portland)
Colin Squires (Denver, Grad., D, West Linn High School, West Linn)
Ajax Zappittello (Maryland, FR, D, Sunset, Portland)
Tillman Gallagher (Michigan, SR, M, Sunset High School, Portland)
Ross Scott (Rutgers, SO, A, West Linn High School, West Linn)
Chop Gallagher (Towson, FR, A, Sunset, Portland)
Keenan DeRaeve (Marist, SO, D, Lake Oswego, Lake Oswego)
Jake Marcus (Siena, SR, LSM, Bend, Bend)
Trevor Johnson (Sacred Heart, SR, A, Oregon Episcopal, Lake Oswego)
Blake Phillips (Boston University, JR, M, Lincoln, Portland)
Holden Catlett (Colgate, SR, M, Lakeridge High School, Lake Oswego)
Cam James (Loyola, JR, D, Landon School, Wilsonville)
Will Duffy (VMI, JR, D, Lincoln, Portland)
Harrison Nye (Utah/Westminster College, Grad., D, Oregon Episcopal, Portland)
West Linn High School’s Colin Squires. (Photo for LaxAcrossAmerica by Justin Casterline)
Eric Restic of Lake Oswego and Jesuit in action against Maryland. (Photo for LaxAcrossAmerica by Jim Harris Photography)
West Linn High School’s Colin Squires (#39) celebrates a goal with Denver teammates. (Photo for LaxAcrossAmerica by Justin Casterline)
Jesuit’s Eric Restic of Notre Dame defending against Maryland’s Kyle Long. (Photo for LaxAcrossAmerica by Jim Harris Photography)
Notre Dame’s Eric Restic (in white) in action against Detroit Mercy. (Photo for LaxAcrossAmerica by Jim Harris Photography)
Some Past Division 1 Lacrosse Players from Oregon
Kevin Chaney (Army ’95, DM, Hermiston, Lake Oswego)
Brannon Halvorsen (Notre Dame ’07, M, Lakeridge, Lake Oswego)
Andrew Fish (Albany ’13, D, Lincoln)
Aaron Prosser (Drexel ’13, M, Lincoln)
Peter Baum (Colgate ’13, M, Lincoln)
Henry Schoonmaker (Syracuse ’14, M, Lincoln)
Patrick Rogers (Denver ’12, M, Jesuit)
Alec Jernstedt (Towson ’13, M, Wilsonville)
Brendan Lake (Hartford ’13, Lake Oswego)
Michael Marcott (Denver ’16, A, Lincoln)
Blake Dutton (Denver ’16, M, Lakeridge)
Sam Klingsporn (UMASS, Lowell ‘18, M, Aloha High School, Aloha)
Joel Schwarz (High Point ’19, D, Lakeridge)
John Duffy (Loyola ’19, M, Lincoln, Portland)
Ben Paris (Michigan ’19, D, Lincoln, Portland)
Eric Restic (Notre Dame ’20, LSM, Jesuit, Lake Oswego)
Ryan Klose (Lehigh ’20,West Linn High School, West Linn)
Brooks Dutton (Sacred Heart ’20, G, Lakeridge, Lake Oswego)
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Willamette University Private University in Salem, Oregon. Founded in 1842, it is the oldest university in the western United States. Willamette is part of the Annapolis group of colleges, which includes undergraduate colleges of arts and sciences and graduate schools in business and law. The university is a member of the Northwest Conference of the NCAA III. Approximately 2,100 students study at Willamette between graduate and undergraduate programs.
Originally called the Oregon Institute, the school was an independent product of a Methodist mission. The name was changed to Wallamet University in 1852, and in 1870 to its current spelling. In the second half of the 19th century, Willamette founded the first medical school and law school in the Pacific Northwest. In the 20th century, he began competing in intercollegiate athletics.
Willamette’s undergraduate programs exist within the school’s college of arts and sciences.The oldest of the graduate programs is the College of Law, founded in 1883 and currently located at the Truman Wesley Collins Law Center. Founded in 1974, the Atkinson Graduate School of Management is housed in the Seeley G. Mudd Building. The pedagogical school, established in 1996, had 100 students, but closed in 2014.
The university was founded as an Oregon Institute by missionary Jason Lee, who arrived in what was then known as the Country of Oregon in 1834 and founded the Indian Institute of Handicrafts to train local Native Americans.Lee requested additional support for his mission and in 1839 accepted 53 more volunteers who arrived on the ship. Lausanne . After a series of meetings at Lee’s home, by-laws were passed, a board of trustees was elected, and the institute was formally established on February 1, 1842. The Oregon Institute officially opened on August 13, 1844, with five students and one. teacher, Mrs. Chloe Clark Wilson. Lee served as the first president of the Board of Trustees, followed by David Leslie after Lee’s death in 1845.Leslie served until his death in 1869. The initial goal of the institute was to educate the children of missionaries.
Eaton Hall, built in 1909.
The original building of the institute was a three-story frame building, which was inhabited in 1844. At the time, it was one of the largest structures in the Pacific Northwest. It hosted the first session of the state legislature, meeting in Salem after the capital was moved there in 1851. The building burned down in 1877.In 1867, the construction of a new brick building was completed, which housed the school, which was named the University Hall. The building was renamed Waller Hall in 1912 in honor of the Reverend Alvin F. Waller and is now the oldest university building west of the Mississippi River still in use. The first president was Francis S. Hoyt, who held this position from 1853 to 1860. He was succeeded by Thomas Milton Gatch, the only school president to serve twice as president.
The name of the institution was changed to “Vallamet University” in 1852. The following year, the Oregon Territorial Legislature granted the university a charter. The first to graduate was Emily J. York, who received her Ms of English Literature in 1859. In 1866, the university founded the first medical school in the Pacific Northwest. The current spelling of the university was adopted in 1870. In 1883, the university founded the first law school in the Pacific Northwest during the presidency of Thomas Van Skoy.In 1913, the medical school merged with the University of Oregon and is now the Oregon Health and Science University.
In December 1941, the university football team traveled to Hawaii to play at the University of Hawaii. Many students accompanied the crew on a passenger ship to Oahu. The game took place on December 6. The next day, many Willamette students witnessed the Pearl Harbor bombing from their Waikiki Beach hotels. Their return journey was delayed for many weeks, and some of the students returned to Oregon, helping ship the wounded to the mainland.Many of the team members stayed with the players from the Punahu school.
During World War II, Willamette was one of 131 colleges and universities in the country that participated in the Naval College V-12 training program, which offered students a path to the Naval Commission. Lausanne Hall, formerly a women’s residence, served as a “ship” for trainees from 1943 to 1945.
In 1965, Willamette and Tokyo International University merged their nursing relationship with the college.Tokyo International University in America on the campus of Willamette University was built in 1989.
Elizabeth Heaston from 1999 class became the first woman to play varsity football in 1997. In 2013, the Willamette community broke the world record for the largest Red / Green light game with 1,060 players and set the record again. in August 2015 with 1,203 players.
An article was published in November 2019 in KGW8 listing the “highest paid lay staff at Oregon universities,” four of whom are from Willamette University: President Stephen Thorsett ($ 785,287), Senior Vice President, Finance Monica Rimay ($ 376,342).), Dean of the College of Law Curtis Bridgman ($ 302,566) and Distinguished Professor of Law Simeon Simeonides ($ 318,531). President Thorsett nearly topped the list, finishing 4th out of 50 Oregon faculty members.
Waller Hall, built in 1867, is the oldest building on the campus.
The 69 acre (28 ha) campus is located immediately south of the Oregon State Capitol, providing students with access to internships at Oregon government agencies.Much of the center of Salem, including the Capitol, is on land that once belonged to the university. The train tracks are located directly east of the school, and Salem Amtrak station is located just off the southeastern edge of the campus. South of the school is Salem Hospital with Bush Grazing Park and McCulloch School Stadium opposite the hospital.
Central Willamette is located between State Street to the north, Bellevue Street to the south, Winter Street to the west, and 12th Street to the east.On the west side of Winter Street are the university graduate programs in business and law. Additional school facilities outside the main campus include the Halle Ford Museum of Art, the Oregon Civil Justice Center, the Tokyo International University of America campus, and several residential buildings. Willamette owns several other properties on State Street west of the main campus. The school plans to remodel parts of the west end of the campus to better connect the campus to downtown Salem.
Academic buildings on campus include Eaton Hall and Smullin / Walton Hall, which are primarily used by liberal arts departments. Science lessons are usually held at the Collins and Olin buildings. Willamette’s music program is hosted at the H. Herbert Smith Auditorium and Fine Arts Building and at the Mary Stuart Rogers Music Center. Administrative offices are located in the Putnam University Center and Waller Hall, Willamette’s oldest building. Waller Hall was built with bricks made from clay from the campus quadrangle.Willamette’s newest buildings, including Goudy Commons, Kaneko Commons (a residential college opened in fall 2006) and Rogers Music Center, were designed by Zimmer Gunsul Frasca Architects. Ford Hall, near Gatke Hall on State Street, is a new teaching building, completed in the fall of 2009.
In addition to Greek housing, there are eleven residence halls on the Willamette campus. Undergraduate students on contract live on campus for two years, after which they can move to a private home or one of the university’s residential complexes.The Lausanne Hall, which originally housed the women’s college at the university, is now one of the university’s dorms. The building commemorates the ship that brought reinforcements to Lee in 1839. York Hall commemorates the first graduate of the university.
The Mill Stream runs across campus, past the Mark O. Hatfield Library and Jackson Plaza.
Mill Creek runs through the middle of the campus. Starting at 12th Street and flowing through campus, it passes by Martha Springer Botanical Gardens, Hatfield Library, Hudson Hall, University Center, Smith Auditorium, and Goudy Commons.This artificial stream, commonly referred to as the Mill Stream, was once known as the Mill Race. When viewed from the university center, it forms a W-shape. In biology and ecology classes, the Mill Stream is used as a genuine research site. As part of their school enrollment ceremony, novices light a candle in Mill Creek and watch it float downstream.
On-campus sports facilities are located in the southeast corner of the campus.These include a soccer field, tennis courts and the Sparks Center. The stadiums for softball, football and baseball are located off the main campus.
Willamette University Campus. The Mark O. Hatfield Library, the clock tower and the Mill Stream running through the campus are visible.
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6%) and enrolled 390 students. For enrolled freshmen, the average 50% SAT score range was 1170-1350, the ACT Composite range was 25-30, and the high school GPA was 3.82.
In the 2014-2015 academic year, tuition, accommodation and payment were $ 58,817. Willamette has provided approximately $ 30.2 million in as-needed aid to its students this year, with an average financial aid package of $ 35,204. In terms of merit-based aid, most Willamette scholarships and grants are awarded to students with demonstrated financial need.
Willamette University is a general application school and is optional.All students applying for admission are automatically considered for a merit-based scholarship ranging from $ 5,000 to $ 25,000 per year. The university accepts the FAFSA to identify financial aid packages.
Programs and Resources
The University College of Arts and Sciences offers 35 majors, six juvenile programs, and seven specialty programs, including pre-legal training, pre-medical training, and an undergraduate / master’s degree in business administration.The most popular areas of study are biology, politics, psychology, economics, civics and media, and English, and teaching takes place both in and outside the classroom. For example, students receive loans as political interns at the Oregon State Capitol, across the street from the campus; study the effects of climate change in a nearby research forest; or conduct epidemiological studies for the local health department.
Service training students base papers and projects on their community service experience, and more than half of Willamette’s undergraduate students study abroad through programs in 40 countries.Willamette, located alongside Tokyo International University of America, offers opportunities for students with an interest in Japanese language and culture, as well as links to the Asia-Pacific region.
Carson Grants offers students the opportunity to pursue a scientific, creative or professional research project during the summer, and the Lilly Project provides grants, internships and programs to help students understand their “calling in life” and create meaningful professional paths.Sustainability Mini Grants also provide an opportunity for students to contribute to campus sustainability efforts. Five academic centers of excellence provide opportunities for collaboration and research between students and faculty. The Council for the Development and Support of Education (CASE) has named eleven faculty members the Oregon Professor of the Year since 1990.
Main articles: Willamette University College of Law, Atkinson Graduate School of Management, and Willamette University School of Education
There are two graduate schools on the west side of the campus.The College of Law is the oldest and largest of the programs, and the Atkinson Graduate School of Management is smaller and newer. Willamette College of Education was closed in 2014. Atkinson and the College of Law offer a joint study program that allows students to pursue both an MBA and a Juris Doctor.
Jackson Plaza Outside the Library
University Weekly Willamette Collegian , began publishing in 1875.The school has over 100 student organizations ranging from sports clubs, political groups and community clubs to religious groups and honor societies. Willamette University has a variety of active clubs and intramural sports on campus, including rugby, spinning poi, frisbee, basketball and more. The outdoor program organizes about 120 trips each year, and more than half of the students participate in trips such as kayaking, camping, skiing, hiking, whale watching, and more.
Willamette has five fraternities and three sororities. Women’s Societies – Pi Beta Phi, Alpha Chi Omega and Alpha Phi. Alpha Chi Omega and Pi Beta Phi have their own homes along the sorority on Mill Street. The Willamette fraternities include Phi Delta Theta, Kappa Sigma, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Beta Theta Pi, and Sigma Chi.
Greek life in Willamette began in the 1920s with the founding of several local fraternities and sororities. In 1942 J.Herbert Smith, a Beta Theta Pi member, became president of Willamette and invited national fraternities and sororities to campus. The local fraternities were soon transformed into national fraternities and sororities. Pi Beta Phi became the first National Sorority in Willamette in 1944, and Beta Theta Pi, Sigma Chi, and Phi Delta Theta were formed in 1947. At its peak, Willamette had six fraternities and five sororities.
Two other sororities, Chi Omega and Alpha Phi, and the Delta Tau Delta fraternity, used to have chapters in Willamette.Delta Tau Delta lost its charter in the mid-1990s. Two sororities lost their statutes after moving to sorority. Chi Omega has been transformed into a multicultural residence known as WISH (Willamette House of International Studies). In the spring of 2014, Alpha Phi accepted an invitation from the University’s Panhellenic Council to reorganize its branch at the Willamette campus. In the fall of 2014, Beta Theta Pi began relocating its branch on the Willamette campus with the consent of the university’s inter-brotherhood council.
Greek life in Willamette came under scrutiny in 2013 due to a series of leaked messages on the private Sigma Chi Facebook group. The messages were sexist in nature and included demands for the Sigma Chi brothers to “invite any girl with a pulse” to their upcoming house party and that “women’s rights [sic] is the biggest joke in the US.” The reports also included sexual threats against school administrators. As a result, the fraternity lost its home and was forced to leave the campus.When asked by the Statesman Journal for comment, Sigma Chi National Executive Mike Dunn said the fraternity “fully supports what the school has done.” Later, the Salem branch of Sigma Chi voted to expel 12 members of the fraternity who were involved in abusive and misogynistic messages.
In response to the exposure of the abusive Sigma Chi culture at Willamette University, Rolling Stone ranked Sigma Chi in Willamette as the fifth most out-of-control brotherhood in America.
Main article: Willamette Bearcats
Willamette University bearcats compete at the NCAA Division III level. Willamette Fields Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Football, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Athletics, Lacrosse, and Volleyball teams. In 2021, Willamette will launch the first undergraduate women’s triathlon program in the Pacific Northwest and the 23rd nationally.
Willamette is a founding member of the Northwest Conference League.The soccer team plays home games at McCulloch Stadium south of the main campus, while basketball, swimming, and volleyball teams use the Lestle J. Sparks Center for home activities. In or near the McCulloch area are the Charles Bowles Track, used for athletics competitions, and the Roy S. Speck Keane Stadium, where baseball plays its home games. will be the first university in the Pacific
In 1991, the university opened the Willamette University Sports Hall of Fame.In 1993, the school earned its only national team sports championship when the men’s basketball team won the NAIA Division 2 title.
Notable Athletes Willamette
As a student, Olympian Nick Simmonds won the NCAA 800 Championship Race in all four years and the NCAA 1500 Championship Race as Rookie, Junior and Senior. Simmonds later finished fifth in the 800m race at the 2012 Olympics.
Sara Zerzan won the NCAA Division III Cross Country title in 2007.
In 1997, Liz Heaston became the first woman to ever compete in a college football match when the Bearcats beat a Linfield College rival. She scored two extra points in the game. In the same year, the soccer team ended their best season by losing the NAIA national championship match to Findlay University 14–7.
In 2014, Conner Mertens became the first active college football player to publicly declare his sexuality. Mertens made headlines around the world when he publicly declared his bisexuality.
In 2017, the Willamette men’s soccer team won their first NCAA Division III title.
On December 7, 1941, the Willamette football team was in Honolulu, Hawaii, at the Shrine Chalice when Japanese forces attacked Pearl Harbor. Team members and fans who made the trip volunteered for 10 days after the attack as guards at the Punahou school and as nurses at a US Navy hospital. The 1941 team, known today on the Willamette campus as the Pearl Harbor Football Team, was inducted into the Willamette University Sports Hall of Fame in 1997.
- Chloe Clark Wilson
- Charles Bowles
- Mark Hetfield
- Willis S. Hawley
- Robert Hess
- John Lowden Knight
- Lillison M. Stafford
- Simeon S. Simeonides
- Olympia Vernon
- Daniel Cadena Deulen
- Chris Smith
- John Doan
- Wendy Warren Binford
Willamette’s notable alumni include people in business, government, education, science, sports, arts and entertainment.
Perhaps the most famous graduate of Willamette is Dale T. Mortensen, the 2010 Nobel laureate in economics.
Business leaders include James Albo, president and CEO of Boeing Integrated Defense Systems, and Alex J. Mandle, executive chairman of digital security firm Gemalto.Artists include Mary Watt, a contemporary artist whose work focuses on Native American themes.
Thomas A. Bartlett, President of the American University in Cairo, attended Willamette for two years before receiving his Bachelor of Arts degree from Stanford University. During his career, he was president of the Association of American Universities, president of Colgate University, and chairman of the board of trustees of the USA-Japan Foundation. Another alumnus involved in the educational arena is Norma Paulus.Paulus was the superintendent of public education in Oregon. Prior to that, she was the first woman to serve as an elective secretary of state in Oregon.
Willamette graduates of government include representatives from both the judiciary and the legislature. Oregon’s first Chief Justice, Hispanic, Paul De Muniz, graduated from law school, like his predecessor, Wallace P. Carson, Jr. Acting Oregon Supreme Court Justice Virginia Linder also received her JD from Willamette.California Democratic Congressman Sam Farr, who served from 1993 to 2017, successfully introduced the 2007 Ocean Conservation, Education and National Strategy for the 21st Century Act. He attended Willamette for his undergraduate studies. Mark O. Hatfield, the former governor of Oregon and the longest serving Oregon senator, graduated from Willamette and later returned as a professor at his alma mater. Bob Packwood, a former Republican Senator, graduated from Willamette University in 1954. Robert Freeman Smith, Republican, was a member of the State House of Representatives from 1960 to 1972, then from 1983 to 1995 he served as the United States Congressman for the 2nd Congressional District of Oregon.After retiring, he returned to Congress in 1997 for one term. Governor of Washington D.C. Jay Inslee earned a law degree from Willamette University. Lisa Murkowski, Senior Republican Senator on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, also received her JD from Willamette University College of Law.
Notable science alumni include Gerald L. Pearson (Physics 1926) and Daryl Chapin (Physics 1927), both co-inventors of the Silicon Solar Cell at AT&T Bell Laboratories in 1954.
Notable athletics alumni include Cal Lee, the University of Hawaii’s midfielder coach who graduated from Willamette in 1970. 1999 class graduate Liz Heaston made Willamette history as the first woman to play and score an NAIA men’s college soccer game in 1997. Nick Simmonds won seven NCAA Division III 800m championships while at Willamette before winning the 2008 Olympic Athletics.
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It was October 2017. The second most important match of the Brazilian UFC tournament in Sao Paulo has just ended. Colby Covington, under the whistle of the crowd, finished the third round with a shock against Damian Maia, knocking out a whole pool of blood from the Brazilian.He absolutely took the second and third sections, so after the gong he was sure of victory … But the most interesting thing was just beginning.
Satisfied with the work done, Covington burst into an unforgettable speech right in the Octagon:
“Brazil is a trash heap. And you are all filthy animals. I want to say one thing: Tyrone Woodley, I’m coming after you. If you don’t open the door, I’ll knock it down and take my welterweight belt. ”
This may not be the best way to address an angry Brazilian public after you beat their idol.From a moral point of view, it was no longer possible to fall lower. But Covington, who was then only on the 7th line of the rating, did not care. The UFC was about to fire him despite winning his fifth straight win and eighth in nine fights. And he decided to act as the industry demanded.
The new Colby Covington was born. A man who needs haters, not friends. The man who pays prostitutes and porn models for joint photos. The man who praises Donald Trump at every turn and says that he is about to “return the UFC welterweight to its former greatness.”
If you follow MMA, you have been watching this character for several years and are surprised at his behavior. But no matter how immoral and strange it may be, in terms of sporting success, Covington has not climbed so high yet – in a couple of days he could become the new UFC champion at 170 pounds.
There were enough dark streaks in his life, which he successfully overcome. He never looked for easy ways. And that’s why he deserves to tell his story in as much detail as possible.
Covington was born on February 22, 1988 in Rocklin, 35 kilometers northeast of Sacramento. He grew up very active, despite the fact that he was always lacking in size. American football, basketball, athletics, karate and even outlandish lacrosse – Colby had time everywhere. And he managed so much that even his mother Noel constantly wondered where her son was now and what else he would have time to do before the end of the day.
For the time being, the eldest daughter Candice helped to cope with the elusive child, but soon she was carried away by a dance career and there was no time left for help.But despite all the problems and pranks of her son, my mother always supported him. It was from her for his unpredictability and restlessness that the future UFC star received the nickname “Chaos”, which he proudly wears to this day.
A rather dangerous life in the troubled suburb of Sacramento eventually forced the family to move. First to the gray California Clovis, and then to Springfield (Oregon), the hometown of Colby’s father.
A new home, a new school, a new life – all of this had to get used to.But it didn’t take long. Covington quickly became one of Thurston High School’s most notable students. But at first it was not connected with sports at all. Constant conflicts and fights cost Colby considerable problems with his studies, and his parents – invaluable nerve cells. He often came home beaten, because more than once he bullied stronger guys. He did not answer the questions of his parents and did not explain anything – he just silently walked into his room. And he never complained.
Road to sport
It is said that the influence of elders is most valuable precisely at this age.The teenager needs to be nudged in the right direction. Unfortunately, sometimes there is no one to do this. But in the life of “Chaos” there was such a person. His father is Brad. In the past, he was a very good fighter, played for the teams of two Oregon universities, so he perfectly understood where to send his son.
“Hey boy. Do you want all this to go on and on? Do you want to receive over and over again from guys who are bigger and stronger than you? Try wrestling. Nobody contacts the wrestlers … “
At the time, Brad did not yet know what effect these words would have on his son’s life.
Colby was used to listening to his father, so he agreed to try. Plus, everyone saw the wrestling boom in combat sports at the time. Dan Severn, Mark Coleman, Randy Couture, Kevin Randleman, Tito Ortiz – many of the UFC stars of the time had the tough NCAA wrestling school under their belt.
Covington began wrestling at the Springfield club Mackenzie River under the guidance of coach Dave Krall, who, according to Chaos himself, had a huge impact on his future career.
“When I came to him for the first time, weighed about 36 kilograms. It was quite a sight! And I was just a fool. Then I did a lot of stupid things, I lacked discipline. But Dave not only helped me to start studying, but also took care of me for a long time, never again letting me go astray during my school years. “
Colby was on the American football team in high school, was the captain of the lacrosse team and, of course, became a star on the wrestling mat. In four competition years, Covington won 118 bouts and 34 losses.His most successful year was his senior year, when he won the state championship and finished third in the national Greco-Roman wrestling championship in the 171 lb (77.5 kg) category. Among the freestyle wrestlers at that prestigious tournament, he remained one step away from the podium, losing the fight for third place. And in one of the seasons, Covington set the school’s still unbeaten record for the number of takedowns – 228.9,053
Such significant achievements could not go unnoticed. Colby became one of the most promising graduates of 2006.The leading wrestling programs of the country were interested in him. He chose the University of Arizona State.
Ryan Bader, Don Fry, Dan Henderson, Dan Severn, Kane Velasquez – this is just a small list of MMA stars who have reached their wrestling peak within the walls of this university. The heads of the sports department of the university were already rubbing their hands quite enough, but suddenly received the news that their star recruit had not been able to score the necessary points on test trials. Covington’s NCAA dreams had to be put on hold.
In such cases, talented athletes go to two-year college, improve their performance, and then transfer to one of the NCAA universities.Covington did the same. The transfer point for him was the Iowa Central Community College, whose teams took part in the NJCAA championship (also JUCO, short for junior college, the university sports association, where only two-year colleges participate).
Playing three thousand kilometers from home, in the first year he suffered no defeat (34-0), won the Midwest conference and triumphantly won the NJCAA title in the category 165 pounds (74.8 kg). In the final, he defeated future UFC fighter Chris Wade.
Everything went like clockwork. Covington practiced quietly, and in his free time he partied with his neighbors in a two-room dorm block. One of them already owned a brown belt in Jiu-Jitsu and constantly watched mixed martial arts on the Internet. The other was a reckless but talented wrestler, with whom Colby often threw parties. Those two were future MMA stars Joe Soto and John Jones …
“Jones and I lived in a room with a bunk bed.I immediately sent him upstairs, and took the bottom one myself, because I was afraid to fall. Soto lived in the next room. If you only knew what cool pillow fights we had, – Covington recalls those years. – It was very cool. And now I am very glad to see how the guys with whom we started this path, achieve such success. ”
These are the words Covington uttered in August 2014. Less than six months after that, cocaine will be found in Jones’s blood for the first time. And after some time he will be deprived of his belt and disqualified for the famous escape from the scene of an accident, in which a pregnant woman was injured through his fault.After the incident, the tone of Covington’s remarks changed dramatically.
“I don’t want to offend anyone, but fame ruined him. You win a lot of fights, make a lot of money, and then plunge into a wild life. You can not do it this way. In any case, this should not happen to athletes of the highest level. I think that his example will help me not to repeat such mistakes when I am in a similar situation. ”
Jones was Colby’s best friend. It got to the point that they dated girls who were best friends.They often stayed after wrestling classes to practice the jiu-jitsu techniques that Soto had shown them. Usually one of the drummers stayed with them to practice the techniques in the stance.
In fact, their path in mixed martial arts began even then. But often this sports zeal was followed by loud parties and serious fights with the local punks, who sought to assert themselves at the expense of the wrestlers. Some of the intruders had to literally be escorted through the window … Once Colby said that it was not a problem for a drunk Jones.
Covington loved this kind of life, especially when he did it on the carpet. And there he still had no equal. He was determined to win the NJCAA championship for the second time in a row, but fate had its own plans for him …
Reckless lifestyle could not but affect his discipline. Colby lost control of his regime, and it was only a matter of time before serious problems emerged.
The moment that changed everything came on August 10, 2007. Colby was driving his old car – he doesn’t remember where or where.A police car loomed on the horizon. It was not the right time. The test showed that Covington’s allowed blood alcohol level had been exceeded three times. The verdict was quick and harsh: a year without a license, a mandatory rehabilitation program and suspension from any sports competition for 365 days. It was a real blow for 19-year-old Covington. By that time, he had already reached an agreement to transfer to the University of Iowa, one of the most prestigious wrestling programs. A year without competitive practice meant that he would no longer be able to approach his NCAA debut in optimal shape.
“That moment was the real bottom of my life. I would really like to change everything. I’ve been depressed all year. I couldn’t look at myself in the mirror. Everyone looked at me askance – coaches, classmates. It seemed that I had lost respect in the eyes of all of Iowa, ”Colby shares his memories.
The year has passed, as if in a fog. After serving a suspension, he still ended up in the University of Iowa team, but a long competitive downtime did not leave him a chance to break into the main team. He acted as a spare at 165 and 174 pounds.He won several local tournaments, but in the main student season he had only 12 fights, winning 9 of them.
Something had to be changed. Covington was too talented to be so humble in his college career. Even his parents understood this.
“I always told him that respect from others comes only after you begin to respect yourself. First of all, you need to gain respect in your own eyes, ”Noel Covington recalls those days.
It was only possible to get out of a difficult situation with the help of tough and strong-willed decisions. Colby left Iowa at the end of the season. He considered options with universities in neighboring Nebraska (by the way, ironically, Kamaru Usman studied in Nebraska in those years), but on the advice of his parents he went closer to home – to Oregon State. Firstly, here he could calmly focus on sports. Secondly, his family could always support him. And thirdly, coach Jim Zaleski. Until 2006, he led the University of Iowa team and followed Covington’s performances for a long time.He knew much better than anyone else what a talented guy his program could get. It was Zaleski who helped Chaos start from scratch.
“I think young guys are always full of energy, but they cannot channel it in the right direction. He had serious problems, but in the end we are not defined by the problems, but by how we overcome them. Colby has talent, but more importantly, he has a competitive spirit. And he has two years left to achieve his goals, ”Zaleski said at the time.
At the first joint training session, the mentor walked up to Colby and said, “You know, Covington, I believe you can win the NCAA championship.” After that, they stepped aside and talked for almost an hour about what needs to be done for this. Moreover, Zaleski was not shy in expressions. This is exactly what the young talent needed.
Under the guidance of a renowned coach, “Chaos” really blossomed. Already in his first year, competing in the category up to 174 pounds (78.9 kg), he won 40 victories with 7 defeats and was the only one from the team to win the PAC-10 conference.As a result, Colby and five of his partners from other weight classes qualified for the final NCAA championship. In the round of 16, Covington won his 17th straight win of the season, but lost in overtime in the quarter-finals. He could no longer tune in to the fights for the top 8. As a result, he lacked only one victory to become All-American.
“At the beginning of the year, I did not believe that I would achieve such results. But now, having won the conference and almost becoming an All-American, I understand that I can win the national championship.And I’m even glad that then in Iowa everything turned out the way it did. That incident made me a million times smarter and better ”
With this attitude it was possible to move mountains. Only very soon, Covington got into trouble again. In June 2010, police arrested Covington on suspicion of bodily harm. Drunk Colby had a fight with two guys near the university campus. He heard something in his address and got into a fight. When the examination showed that he was drunk, he faced a year in prison.Only miraculously managed to get off with a fine. At that moment, fate gave him a generous advance. And he had to use it immediately, because he was ahead of his final year of college.
Chaos was once again the leader of the university and established itself as one of the best fighters in the United States. He went to the 2011 NCAA Championships with the fourth seed. Only Mack Lewes (knocked out Covington in the quarterfinals a year earlier), Ed Ruth (future three-time NCAA champion and World Championship wrestler with the US national team) and Jonathan Reeder (two years earlier ousted Covington from the Iowa State main squad) were above only Mack Lewes.
He lost again in the quarterfinals and ended up fifth. But he got into the symbolic All-American team and was the only one from Oregon State to be in the top 8. Thanks to his performance, the university took 21st place in the team competition, the highest in the last 10 years. Well, a worthy end to my university career.
From college to MMA
At Oregon State, he graduated in sociology, but had a hard time imagining himself in this profession. His old buddies Joe Soto and John Jones have already achieved a lot in MMA, so it is logical that Covington turned his attention to mixed martial arts.
He had no influential patrons and no money. But he was lucky. Troy Bennett, Iowa’s second college coach, has brought up old ties for Covington. The 23-year-old avenue got the opportunity to train at the American Top Team, one of the best gyms in the world. ATT owner Dan Lambert took Covington under his wing and effectively became the father of Chaos’s professional career.
Colby settled with Jorge Masvidal, who already had almost 30 professional fights and was preparing to fight for the title in Strikeforce.They became friends on the very first day, when they trained on the wrestling mat. Masvidal immediately took Colby under his wing, showed the newcomer around and promised to work on his striking technique. The friendship between them grew so strong that they double-dated and fought for hours in their room, recording everything on camera.
Covington quickly assessed his level against a background of elite fighters. He realized that he could start a career in regional promotions in the near future. But this turned out to be not so easy.In Florida, you cannot go pro without having at least five amateur fights in your asset. So I had to debut in my native Oregon.
Covington had his first fight in February 2012 at the Midtown Throwdown. Already after a minute and a half, his opponent was forced to surrender due to injury. This was followed by two more victories within four months. But her confident gait was stopped by health problems. In a duel against Jamaican Jason Jackson, “Chaos” breaks his arm with the first blow.He still managed to dominate for three rounds, but the injury did not allow him to finish the fight ahead of schedule. This was followed by a lengthy rehabilitation, after which Colby managed to break his second arm during a training sparring. I had to go for an operation.
“When I finally recovered, I couldn’t find an opponent. There were 20 or 30 guys who refused to go into the cage against me. My team and I were looking for fights everywhere – in Florida, Oregon, abroad, but no one agreed, “Chaos recalls.
(Interestingly, Kamaru Usman also started his career in 2012. When his record was 1-0, he and Covington had a real opportunity to fight, but Colby’s injury did not allow him to take the fight. As a result, Usman, who did not work on jiu at all -jitsu, went against Jose Caceres and lost by choke. This defeat is still the only one in his career.)
To maintain his competitive form and expand his technical arsenal, Covington unexpectedly agreed to compete for the US team at the World Championships in non-Olympic wrestling, which was held under the auspices of FILA , , the main wrestling organization in the world.Colby only had a week to get ready, but he won the no-gi grappling tournament, winning the only American gold of the competition.
Inspired by success, “Chaos” soon returned to the cage, but due to various problems until mid-2014, he fought only twice and increased the record to 5-0. A month later, he received a call from the UFC with an offer to play at a tournament in Macau at the end of August.
Chasing a Dream
Wang Anying, from the Chinese season of The Ultimate Fighter, was nominated as Opponent.By that time, the Asian had only fought two fights, and there was simply nowhere to find food for thought. But that didn’t bother Covington too much.
“I learn a lot from my best friend Jorge Masvidal. So he never watches the fights of his rivals, he does not prepare for them on purpose. He focuses on his own skills and demonstrates in the cage what he does best. I also adhere to this approach, “- said Colby on the eve of his debut in the strongest promotion in the world.
Wang resigned from the punches 10 seconds before the end of the first round.And a few months later, Covington secured a successful start in the promotion with another confident victory – a strangulation of Wagner Silva in the third round. Despite his wrestling style, his fights were spectacular.
“Back in the NCAA, I always tried to dominate and win early wins. Now I try to do the same in MMA. I want to give the audience a spectacle and entertain them “
Colby broke his ankle in that fight. The doctors said that for six months you can definitely forget about the performances. He got into shape gradually and didn’t train more than 2-3 times a week.But chance intervened. Three weeks before UFC 187, experienced Mike Pyle lost his rival. Team Colby jumped at the chance and contacted the matchmakers before discussing the plans with Chaos himself. They were confident that Covington would not give up the opportunity to fight for the first time in Las Vegas. Naturally they were right!
His parents came to that tournament. Once, his father motivated him to engage in wrestling, and his mother helped him over and over with advice. Now they sat next to what is arguably the most famous cage in the world and watched their son, without proper training, dealt with one of the best welterweight jitters for 15 minutes.The fight did not turn out to be spectacular, but at that moment that was not at all important.
“Of course, the lack of preparation affected my performance. But I realized that I can dominate for 15 minutes even with a short camp. It was a very important experience that will definitely help in the future, ”- this was the conclusion Colby made at the end of that tournament.
“Champion or nothing” – it was under this slogan that Covington entered a new stage of his career. But the top rival had to wait four more fights.Everything could have happened much earlier, if not for the failure in the next fight. At UFC 194, one of the most highly anticipated events in history, Chaos faced the undefeated prospect Worli Alves. 1:26 after the starting bell, Colby was forced to knock, falling into the Brazilian’s signature guillotine.
In the locker room, he was furious. So much so that he asked managers to organize his next fight as soon as possible – at the tournament in Florida next week. Of course, this did not happen.Moreover, Covington sat without fights until the summer of 2016, and then in June and August, he sequentially finished Jonathan Meunier and Max Griffin, instantly regaining his winning streak.
He was careful and pinched. ATT owner Dan Lambert admitted that his ward took care of himself in order to be able to fight at the upcoming tournament in Portland. And in the post-match interview, Covington didn’t bend his soul.
“I came to MMA straight from college, did not perform for amateurs, so this is a raw talent.I shook him in a stance and could finish off earlier, but I preferred to take care not to injure my hands. It’s not fear, I just really want to fight in Oregon. The Portland tournament is just over a month away. This is my house! Joe Silva, Dana White, I want this card! Make my dream come true and put anyone in the top 15. Gunnar Nelson, Dong Hyun Kim – come on guys! ”
He probably would have graced this not too loud tournament, but medical suspension and the inability to find a worthy opponent in a short time did not allow this dream to come true.However, the UFC leadership was by no means idle. Through the efforts of Joe Silva, Covington found a place in the December tournament. And not just anywhere, but in another hometown – Sacramento, 35 kilometers from the place where he was born.
“I am very pleased. A part of my heart remained in Sacramento, I grew up there. Our whole family has a lot to do with this city. Many of my friends will be able to visit the upcoming card and see my fight live. And Sacramento is just 6 hours from Oregon. So, I think a couple of hundred people will come from there too. ”
The opponent was also suitable.No, it wasn’t Kim or Nelson. The matchmakers gave him Brian Barberen, who had defeated the same Worrley Alves six months earlier …
“This is revenge for me,” Covington said happily. – He confidently defeated Alves. And now everyone will see that my defeat by the Brazilian is an accident. Barberena is a tough guy, I respect him, but Robbie Lawler was my main sparring partner for this fight. How would Barberena surprise me if I sparred with Lawler every day? ”
The fight showed that nothing.Although not everyone was happy with the quality of the fight and the constant attempts at takedowns performed by Covington. But that did not stop him from pouring mud on the welterweight division again and demanding a real big name. This time the cards came together. In June 2017, he faced a fight against Dong Hyun Kim in Singapore. Preparation went smoothly, Covington traditionally worked a lot on the stand, but he did not dare to fight with the dangerous Korean in the cage. He dominated all three rounds, but again in a very cautious manner that was not too much to the liking of the audience.
The next fight – against Maya – was announced around the time the Covington managers learned that the UFC had no plans to renew their client’s contract. This moment became a turning point. You already know what happened next.
More than two years have passed since then. During this time, Kamaru Usman won five confident victories and took the belt.
Covington only appeared twice in the Octagon. But he managed to be a temporary champion for some time, went to the president, sued Fabrice Werdum, spawned a huge number of his own haters, took a bunch of photos with models, quarreled with his best friend Masvidal and excited the team of his native American Top Team so much that no one wants stand with him in sparring.And for 25 minutes he did not let his former sparring partner Robbie Lawler take a breath, setting a historical record for the number of punches thrown in one fight (541).
Now he is finally getting ready to fight for the real title. And he doesn’t care what you think of him. He started out as a puny teenager who was beaten and humiliated. That nobody loved. And now with the help of social networks every hour breeds haters and calls them “virgins and nerds.”
“They are all virgins and nerds who sit in the basement of their mother’s house and play keyboard matchmakers.Underdeveloped assholes who sit and eat their Cheetos “
He confesses that he will die for Thurston, a small suburb where Colby went to school. Covington has long sponsored the school’s wrestling team, providing travel funds, gear, gym equipment. He does not miss the chance to meet and mingle with young wrestlers in Eugene and Springfield. But this cannot be found on his social networks, in contrast to the insults and impudent assaults addressed to his opponents. He does not like to advertise it, because he is sure: when you do something sincerely, from the heart and disinterestedly, it should not attract much attention.
“Of course, I’m not doing this for the attention. I come to schools, give the children wrestling master classes, communicate with them. This is Oregon. I am proud to represent this place on the international stage. I fight for the people who love me: Springfield, Eugene, 541 [Oregon area code], all of Oregon. This is what I’m fighting for. “
You can treat this man in different ways, but his impressive career vicissitudes are truly impressive. And his life path is remarkable, if only because there were much more loud falls in him than ups.But he always overcame them and, unlike many of his colleagues, really came back stronger.
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A few months later, Tory flew in from South Korea to visit her mother who lives near Philadelphia.On Independence Day weekend, I came to see her. Her mother’s house was large and airy, with a living room that looked like it was from an advertising photo from a design magazine and a sparkling kitchen opening onto a terrace. But Tori said she wanted to take me to the town where she grew up. According to her, compared to the area for the “wealthy middle class” where the mother now lives, her hometown was a real “working outskirts”. We drove out from under the canopy of huge trees and found ourselves among small houses, sheathed with white clapboard.
Tori pulled up and pointed at one of them. “This is where we played – we dug grooves to launch boats, organized a“ hunt for people, ”she recalled. Some boys were constantly playing outside the gates of their backyard. “I jumped over the fence to play with them on the other side. See it’s two-story now? It used to be different. The house was very tiny. Just a shoebox. ”
A sad tenderness sounded in her voice. The house may have been very small, but her father lived here.By her own admission, Tori was “daddy’s daughter.” Her favorite childhood memories are how she went hiking with him. “I visited the tops of the mountains before I even learned to walk,” she said. But when she was 7, her parents “had a serious talk” with her and her older brother, Adam. “You know how it is when you two love each other,” she recalled, “but you also need your own space, without your brother? And sometimes you feel like leaving? Here, mom and dad also needed such a space. “
Tory was shocked. At the time of the divorce, both children were left with their mother, and Tori hardly met with her father anymore. For several years after the divorce of their parents, Adam and Tory were very friendly, but as a teenager, Adam also left the family. Adam said terrible things – everything that seemed to be able to say, but not said by their father, leaving them to think for themselves. “I hate you,” Adam said to Tory and his mother. – “I do not love you”. He stopped going to Mass with Tory, and after September 11 he went to serve in the army.When Tory accompanied him to the bus, she had a terrible feeling that from her brother’s love she was left with only a shell, an empty husk, which scattered from her hands, leaving her with nothing.
The same weekend I went to see Tori, her best friend Rachel visited her. Back from our trip, Tory and I found Rachel and Tory’s mom chatting in the kitchen, mixing summer cocktails.
Rachel was a year younger, but she looked older than Tory – elegant as a movie star from the 40s, in a long, tight skirt, confident, with a joyful ringing laugh.Tory in a baggy T-shirt and jogging shorts balanced the situation by teasing Rachel a little.
Sometimes Rachel has taken it upon herself to describe Tory’s personality because Tory herself doesn’t like to brag. “Tory never backs down,” she said with obvious pride in her voice. But Tory herself was not sure that her donkey stubbornness was always good. “In high school,” she said, “I became a perfectionist.” She wanted to become a master in everything she did. Her mom told her to take a break, maybe watch some TV.But Tory responded: “I don’t have time for TV!”
Recklessly cheerful at school, one day she came home, sat down at the table in the kitchen opposite her mother and hit her in the heart. “I’m in pain,” she said. “Every day I’m forced to do what I’m not able to do at all.” And then she blurted out: “I want to go to Africa.”
“Why?” Mom asked.
“I don’t know why! I want to work with the hungry. I want to work … “- and then she began to speak, as if quoting:” in a third world country. “
She knew it sounded arrogant. But she had a desire to help people. And she also wanted to be in a place where the pain that she felt inside, but could not express – it would look melodramatic and stupid, and would be considered a manifestation of weakness, could manifest itself outwardly. She hoped that her humble gifts would be more useful and more highly appreciated in a place where the need is more acute and more evident.
Rachel smiled knowingly. She also fought to connect the person she hoped to become with the person she really became.She was a child prodigy. In the first grade, the teacher sat her down to check the work of her classmates, “because I still have a lot of stuff.” But very soon this achievement began to feel like a heavy burden. Each highest mark she got became a requirement to get another highest mark on the next exam.
But the worst test was love. With an oval face and oddly large eyes, Rachel was beautiful. But she did not get much joy from her hobbies.As a teenager, she posted cryptic lyrics, and then spent hours sorting out the answers like a biblical scholar poring over a sacred text: why did this guy from the math class put two exclamation marks instead of one? And as many as three “e” in his “hey”? One guy dumped her right after he said he could well imagine them getting married. The other ended the relationship simply by not responding to the text she sent him.
These failures were especially humiliating, because in the articles she read about love relationships, she understood everything.They were based on scientific principles of attractiveness that could be applied to reality, as in any assignment in any school subject. If she failed this test, she thought, then she could completely fall out of the context of the relationship. She said that she decided to become a nun “to spite everyone.”
This was partly a bitter joke, but partly a sincere thought. There is nothing reliable and consistent in this secular world, Rachel mused. By contrast, Catholicism taught that “truth is fact.”Our obligations to others and to God cannot be overridden by our “personal truth.”
Rachel continued to go on dates: she could not give up the idea of becoming a mother. Tory felt that her vocation for the monastic life was growing stronger. In college, she went through the strain when she took on a special military training program, became the goalkeeper of the football team, and entered the music group. “It’s great!” – exclaimed in one voice her friends and teachers, ignoring her complaints of overload and burnout.Prayer offered her the simplicity that she began to crave. Not the immobility in dead silence that she experienced, returning home after seeing Adam off to the army. But silence and simplicity shared with a loving companion – with God.
In her sophomore year, she drove eight hours from her campus in Ann Arbor, Michigan to attend a discerning calling spiritual exercise with about a hundred young women. One of the sisters told them in her lecture: “The woman of faith already possesses greatness.She doesn’t need to prove anything. ” “You are beautiful,” that sister told them. She assured that God had already loved them with all their imperfections. Their need is what God can do for their good.
It was joyful to hear that she is not responsible for everything, that not everything is left to her choice and her decision. She was not fully responsible for finding the answer to the questions “Does my existence make sense?” and “Who will love me?” One night, while lying in bed, she was experiencing severe anxiety.Turning over, she scribbled in the dark in her diary: “You are unconditionally loved”, and after that she fell asleep as deeply and calmly as she had never slept in her life.
Several other young women with whom I spoke about their hopes of becoming nuns recommended to me the book “And You Are Christ”, written by an American priest named Thomas Dubai and subtitled “The Charisma of Virginity and Living in Celibacy.” I am Jewish and cannot imagine living in celibacy, no matter how hard I strain my imagination.I am also not sure that I understand the meaning of the word “charisma” (in principle, this is a special gift of God to man). But almost immediately after I opened the book, I had a strange feeling, as if Fr. Thomas Dubai refers directly to to me .
“Nothing is enough,” he writes about how life evokes in the modern world. It is expected that you will give yourself completely and completely, 24/7, career, hobbies, loved ones, children. Ideally, it is assumed that there will not be a single second when you do not love your job in a dying factory or your husband, who does not get the concept of “emotional labor”.But this is unreal.
And yet there is Someone who will certainly reward our efforts – Christ. The calling of a nun, a woman who loves Christ more than anything in the world, is worth complete dedication and unconditional devotion, it rewards her sacrifices “many times over,” as it is written in the Gospel of Luke. She found her “passion”. She found her “rest”, her “fulfillment”, her “completeness”, that is. exactly what I, in utter exhaustion, so often and so desperately wanted.
There are many modern books, Twitter accounts and blogs for women who recognize the vocation to monasticism.They, too, sound as supernatural as a voice in my own head that late at night whispers to me everything that I would like to hear from my friends, parents or colleagues. Words of quiet reassurance and acceptance that I almost never dared to ask for. One of the books is written in the form of sayings with which God could speak to a young woman of our day.
“[I] know that you are angry … and I can do it.
Even if you were completely incapacitated and unable to work, your identity and your worth would remain completely intact.
Take Action! I trust you.
Write down the qualities you like the most about yourself. God loves them too.
You don’t need to earn My love.
Are you afraid that I will demand too much in return? My love is free. ”
John Olon teaches an elementary theology course at St Mary Ricken, a Catholic high school in rural Maryland. He describes St. Mary-Ricken as a typical Catholic school: those who enter it have no particular interest in contemplating the divine.Nevertheless, for several years now, he has been inviting monks and nuns to his classes to talk with his students about the vocation.
A typical presenter’s message is, “You can become whatever you want. You can become one (one) of us! ” “And that’s a good message,” Olon told me. Sometimes one of the priests shows a video in which the priests look “cool”. But this does not seem to interest the children at all.
A priest showed a video of a colleague playing in a school musical.”Do the priests dance?” – he continued to grovel in front of two dozen teenagers. “Yes, we are dancing! We are the same as you! ”
And a couple of years ago a more strict priest came to Olon’s class. He was dressed in black and wore a tight collar with a collar of . The way Olon described him reminded me of Jude Law’s Pius XIII of Young Pope – both glamorous and conservative at the same time. “You are called to holiness,” he proclaimed in front of two dozen stunned teenagers.- “You are called to become saints.”
“I’m sitting at my desk, frowning,” Olon continues, “and I think, ‘Yeah, just for 90,584 of those 90,585 children … I should have done something softer.’ And then one of “these children” comes up to me and asks: “Will this one who came back next week?”
“Oh no, don’t worry,” Olon assures him.
“But I want for him to come again,” Olon hears from “that child” . And his classmates support him! “And I told them:“ What? ”.
A student named Mackenzie especially appreciated what Olon did. “In high school,” she told me, “I was just carried away.” She did not miss a single party. “Nothing satisfied me. I longed for something to hold on to. ” The desire to be intimate with someone – anyone – was rolling over her in waves that she could not cope with. But the promiscuous connections that were common in her company were empty and did not help in any way.
I asked how she was known in high school.At the age when we can be anyone, Mackenzie felt that she had to be everything: hipster and goth, perfect schoolgirl and rebel. Raised by a single father with very limited funds, she collected what she called “palettes” – cosmetics, shoes, bags, jewelry, for a dozen different life scenarios. “If I went to a concert, I wore tight jeans, dark blouses and dyed a lot. If I went to a dance, I would dress like a chorus girl or a princess, ”she said.”And the limit of stress was the need to always be attractive and in great physical shape.”
That was too much. By the time she was 15, she felt completely burnt out. When I mentioned that in the 90s, when I was in high school, my friends and I did compilations of CDs for each other, she commented sadly, “Oh … This is great. I don’t think we tried to get to know each other like that. ”
Then, at the age of 16, she came to Olon’s class. She fell in love with his stories of how the saints fought to live in virtue, and decided to be Baptized.Three years later, she joined the pilgrimage of the local parish to the Catholic shrines of Europe. Visiting the giant marble temple of the Virgin in Fatima, Mackenzie could not take her eyes off the middle-aged nun, dressed in a gray-blue habit, who was leading the tour. “There was such serenity in her,” Mackenzie recalls, “and such a world. And such a joy. And it wasn’t just on the surface, really. I thought to myself, “What the hell? How do you do it? ” I was so far from that then. ” And suddenly the thought occurred to her: “I can be a nun.”She stepped away from the group, sat on the steps of the cathedral, and took a deep breath.
When I met Mackenzie a few years later at a meeting at the House of Continuous Prayer ( International House of Prayer of Kansas City ) near Washington Assistant to the Sisters of Mother Teresa – Missionaries of Compassionate Love. She was happy. She said that she had finally found what she had been looking for all her youth.She loved that the sisters were “living their vows so radically.” They work harder and harder than almost everyone she has ever met, and they own nothing but their habitat. They “fall out of the cage”. But they are able to withstand it, she thought, because they “believe that the Lord is their Spouse.” They believe that He has a special plan for them.
The more Olon reflected on the enthusiasm with which his disciples received a priest with a hard inner core, the better he understood the meaning of such a reaction.Millennials and Generation Z have far higher levels of social anxiety, pessimism, and depression than previous generations. He saw it with his own eyes in his class. “When I ask guys what they would like to do in life, they say, ‘I think I’ll find some job,” Olon told me. They explained to him that they had already done everything: created and destroyed worlds, fell in love, created a company, practiced art … And then he realized what they mean: they had already done all this in virtual reality, online.
In real life, they were much more fearful. Everything they said, every image that they tried on themselves just as an experiment, is recorded on their social networks forever. Even the smallest choice is very expensive. Sometimes after the lesson they asked him dreary questions, the meaning of which boiled down to: “Have I ever done, at least something that has at least some depth?” They reminded him of people going through a midlife crisis. Olon also noticed that the more cornered they seemed, the more they felt the need to do something truly genuine and unique.Be like Steve Jobs and take a huge risk, challenging the whole world. Squeezed from all sides, they longed for tabula rasa: to erase everything and start from scratch.
“I don’t think we understand the level of anxiety and sadness these children are experiencing. I don’t think we’ll ever really understand this at all, ”Olon said. “I think these kids are going through things now that we don’t even have a name for.”
Holy Mass (Missa), because the liturgy, in which the mystery of salvation is celebrated, ends with the believers being sent on a mission (missio) to fulfill the will of God in their daily life.(KKTs)
University of Oregon
State Research University Eugene, Oregon
B University of Oregon (also called UO , U from O or Oregon ) is the public flagship    Research University at Eugene, Oregon, United States. Founded in 1876,  The institution’s 295-acre campus is located along the Willamette River.  Since July 2014, UO has been administered by the University of Oregon Board of Trustees.  The university is classified among “R1: Doctoral universities – very high research activity” and has 19 research centers and institutes.   UO was admitted to the Association of American Universities in 1969 
The University of Oregon consists of five colleges (Arts and Science, Business, Design, Education, and Honors) and seven vocational schools (Accounting; Architecture and Environment; Art and Design; Journalism and Communication; Law; Music and Dance; and Planning, Public Policy and Management) and graduate school.In addition, UO offers 316 undergraduate and graduate programs.  Most academic programs follow the 10 week Quarter System. 
UO Student Athletes compete with Ducks and are part of the Pac-12 Conference at the National Student Sports Association (NCAA). With eighteen varsity teams, the Oregon Ducks are best known for their soccer team and athletics program. 
The University of Oregon is located at the Kalapuya Ilihi, the traditional homeland of the indigenous Kalapuya people.Under treaties between 1851 and 1855, the Kalapuya people were stripped of their native land by the United States government and forcibly relocated to the coastal reservation in Western Oregon. Today, the descendants of the Kalapuya are mostly citizens of the Confederate Tribes of the Great Ronda and the Confederate Tribes of the Silets. 
University motto, Male propaganda praying (mind moves the mass), divided by the Military Academy of the German Armed Forces ( Führungsakademie der Bundeswehr ) founded in 1957.The University of Warwick was founded in 1965 and the Eindhoven University of Technology ( Eindhoven Technical University) was founded in 1956. Book VI, line 727 Aeneid to Virgil  has been identified as the first written record of this thought.  
The Oregon Legislature founded the university on October 12, 1872, despite the financial troubles of the new state.  Residents of Eugene have struggled to help fund the institution with numerous fundraising events such as strawberry festivals, church social events, and grocery sales.They raised $ 27,500, enough to buy eighteen acres of land for $ 2,500.  The doors opened in 1876 under the name Oregon State University and Daddy Hall as its only building.  In the first year of recruitment, there were 155 students, taught by five faculty members. The first graduation class was in 1878, graduating five students.  In 1881 the university was almost closed; It used to be $ 8,000 in debt Henry Willard donated $ 7,000 to help pay it off.  In 1913 and 1932 there were proposals to merge the university with the current one. Oregon State University. Both proposals were rejected.  
Maturity as a university
During Prince Lucien Campbell’s tenure as president from 1902 to 1925, the university experienced tremendous growth. Budget, recruitment, opportunities, and faculty grew several times before his presidency.  During his tenure, numerous schools were also opened, including the School of Music in 1902, the School of Education in 1910.School of Architecture, College of Business in 1914, School of Law in 1915, School of Journalism in 1916, and School of Health and Physical Education in 1920  However, the University of Oregon lost its engineering school due to Oregon Agricultural College , now known as Oregon State University. 
| Note: Medical school enrollment transferred to OHSU around 1980.
The enrollment includes both undergraduate and graduate students.
In 1917, the university faculty adopted the “three semester” calendar (quarterly system) as a wartime measure.   This academic calendar has survived since then. However, this is now called the quarterly system.
The Zorn-MacPherson Bill in 1932 proposed that the University of Oregon and Oregon State College (now “the University”) merge.The bill lost by more than 6 votes to 1.  The University of Oregon School of Medicine was founded in 1887 in Portland and merged with Willamette University in 1913. However, in 1974 it became an independent institution known as the Oregon University of Health Sciences.  In 1969, UO was admitted to the Association of American Universities. 
University of Oregon Football Team 1917
With government funding cut from 40% to 13% of the university budget,  in January 2001- the president of the university. Dave Frohnmeier launched the Oregon campaign to raise $ 600 million by December 2008, making it the most ambitious charity fundraising campaign in state history to date.  With over $ 100 million in contributions from philanthropists such as Phil Knight and Truck I. Lokei, the campaign’s goal was overfulfilled by more than $ 253 million.  
Strive for independence and growth
The university occupies more than 80 buildings.  There are several ongoing campus projects such as the $ 16.75 million successor to the Science Library complex.  These projects, among others, have been commissioned in part to support the current enrollment of students, as well as a possible increase in the future.  
In response to the growing movement to create an independent university council, the Oregon Legislature passed SB 270 in 2013, requiring local governing councils for the state’s three largest educational institutions.   On July 1, 2014, the University of Oregon became an independent government body, governed by the Board of Trustees of the University of Oregon. Supporters of local government councils believe that an independent council will give the university more autonomy and eliminate the need to rely on inadequate government funding. 
On August 6, 2014, Michael R. Gottfredson resigned from the presidency.  In the summer of 2014, former Union President Robert Berdal told the president of the university’s board of trustees he believed that UO was at risk of losing its membership in the Association of American Universities.To address this growing concern, UO has begun preparations for several initiatives, including cluster recruitment and a capital campaign. 
In the fall of 2014, the organization announced that it would try to raise $ 2 billion from donors. In the fall of 2018, this figure was increased to $ 3 billion. 
Michael H. Schill became president of the university in the summer of 2015.  In June 2015, the UO endowment exceeded the $ 700 million mark. 
Evgeniy will host the 2021 World Athletics Championships.  University facilities such as Hayward Field are intended to be used during games.
In 2016, the university removed the name Frederick Stanley Dunn, head of the department of classical literature in the 1920s and 1930s, from the hostel named after him, Dunn Hall, due to his leading role in the Ku Klux Klan. 
In October 2016, Phil Knight and his wife Penny were announced to contribute $ 500 million to the Phil and Penny Knight Campus to enhance scientific impact.The donation will be distributed over a ten-year period. This is the largest donation to a public research university. 
Department Ranking USNWR 
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As of Fall 2014, UO offers 272 degree programs.  UO’s current student body consists of students from all 50 US states, the Columbia area, two US territories, and 89 countries worldwide. As of fall 2015, the most popular undergraduate specialty at UO was business preparation (12.3% of all majors), followed by psychology (6.4%), human physiology (5.3%), economics (4 , 8%) and business administration (4.4%). %). 
The University of Oregon is made up of five colleges, seven vocational schools, and graduate schools.Four of his vocational schools are college-related. The UO College of Arts and Sciences ( CAS ) covers a wide range of arts and sciences faculties. The Charles H. Lundqvist College of Business ( LCB ) was founded in 1884 and offers courses in areas such as accounting, decision science, entrepreneurship, finance, management, and marketing. The School of Accounting was established in 2017 to oversee the accounting program.  The College of Design ( COD ) was founded by Ellis F.Lawrence in 1914  The college offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees in areas related to design and politics. The college was known as the School of Allied Arts and Architecture and was renamed in 2017.  The college is divided into three schools: the School of Architecture and the Environment, the School of Art + Design, and the School of Planning, Public Policy and Administration. The College of Education ( COE ) was founded in 1910 as a teacher’s school. Robert D.Clark Hons ( CHC ) is a small honors college designed to complement the university’s majors by pooling select students and faculty due to its low student to faculty ratio (25: 1 maximum).  School of Journalism and Communication ( SOJC ) is one of the oldest schools of journalism in the United States. The first course in journalism was offered in 1901, and in 1912 it opened as a department, and in 1916 turned into a professional school.SOJC is located at Allen Hall at the University of Oregon. Eugene campus and is named after the school’s founder, newspaperman Eric Allen.  The School of Law was founded in 1884 in Portland and moved to Eugene in early 1915.  School of Music and Dance (city SOMD ) in 1886 was originally a music department, and in 1900 it became a music school.
Previously, there was a medical school at the university. The University of Oregon School of Medicine was founded in 1887 in Portland and merged with the University of Willamette Russia program in 1913.However, in 1974 it became an independent institution. It is now known as Oregon Health and Science University. 
The University operates on a Quarterly system with the exception of the Faculty of Law, which operates on a semester system.  The Academic Term consists of 10 weeks of study and one week of examinations. The minimum full-time form of study is 12 credits, which corresponds to 3 courses.  Most full-time students will take four academic courses per quarter, or 15-17 credits.  With the approval of the advisor, students can earn up to 24 credits, which corresponds to approximately 6 grades. If students successfully petition the Academic Requirements Committee, they can receive over 24 credits. 
|Tuition & Fees|
|Resident Student||$ 10.288.50|
|Non-Resident Student||$ 32.023.50|
|Estimated Annual Cost|
|Resident Student||$ 25,523.50|
|Non-Resident Student||$ 47,258.50|
The University of Oregon admission process is “selective US” according to
News & World Report .  For students entering the fall of 2019, 22,329 freshmen out of 27,358 applicants were accepted, accounting for 81.6%, and 4,525 were enrolled with a return of 20.3%. 
Among freshmen enrolled in the fall of 2019, SAT scores for the average 50% ranged from 560 to 660 in evidence-based reading and writing and from 540 to 650 in math.  ACT The cumulative scores for the 50% average ranged from 22 to 28.  High School The average for incoming freshmen is 3.65.  Of the 10% of incoming freshmen who submitted a ranking in high school, 26% were in the top ten of their senior year, 57% were in the top quarter, and 86% were in the top half. 
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|Average average score||3.65||3.59||3.58||3.61|
|SAT Range *||1100-1310||1080-1290||1080-1270||980-1220||1000-1230|
|* Sat from 1600|
As of autumn 2017, the university has 2041 teaching staff.Among this group there are 782 teachers working on a permanent basis and on a permanent basis (up the stairs).  Among US doctoral universities, UO is ranked 80th in terms of full professor salaries. However, when other compensatory measures are taken into account, UO is ranked 58th. 
|Average salary 2017-18 Aug. ||Average salary + compensation 2017-18 AY |
|134 800 USD (professor)||190 200 USD (professor)|
|98 100 USDUS $||139 400 US $|
|US $ 84 900 (assistant)||US $ 119,300 (assistant)|
The university is a member of the Association American universities, a group of leading research universities in the United States. It is also classified as a university with a very high research activity according to the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.  UO has relatively low overall research expenditure for an AAU university.  According to the National Science Foundation, the State of Oregon spent $ 111 million on research and development in 2018, ranking 151st in the nation.  
The university has 19 research centers and institutes.  The university also has nine “main research centers”.  The Institute of Molecular Biology was established at the university in 1959. 
Notable current and former explorers include Michael Posner, Frank Stahl, George Streisinger, and Aaron Novick. [ citation needed ]
University accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities,  which is recognized by the US Department of Education.
Internal governance at the University is governed by the University of Oregon Constitution . The UO Constitution provides for a collaborative process that provides a strong voice for faculty members across the University Senate.The representation of students, government officials and administrative officials in the Senate ensures that this predominantly faculty is acting in the best interests of the entire university community. 
UO The Board of Trustees took over in 2014. Trustees have broad powers over the supervision and management of the university and may exercise all powers, rights, duties and privileges expressly granted by law or implied by law, or contrary to the powers, rights, duties of the council and privileges. 
Former Vice Rector Scott Coltrane served as interim president from August 6, 2014 to June 30, 2015 following the resignation of Michael Gottfredson.  This resignation comes with less than 24 hours notice amid a number of controversies, including allegations of sexual abuse,  $ 100 million cut in university donations,  and faculty alienation due to unionization and academic freedom.  Including one interim president, Gottfredson was the university’s fourth president in six years, which led to the Chronicle of Higher Education to designate a revolving door position. 
April 14, 2015 Michael H. Schill was named President effective July 1, 2015. 
Campus security is maintained by the University of Oregon Police Department. The department was known as the Department of Public Security. Formerly serving campus security, the department transitioned to a new role in 2012. 
UO’s operating revenue for fiscal 2014 was $ 905 million.  As of January 2013 [Update] The estimated economic impact of the University of Oregon is $ 2.6 billion per year.  Despite a significant increase in the enrollment of undergraduate students, government allocations are less than they were 10 years ago. The university also receives less government support than many of its peers.According to the AAU for fiscal 2013-14, the UO is the last in terms of government funding, receiving approximately $ 47.8 million from the government. 
Campus Map Lillis Complex (University of Oregon)
The campus is located on 295 acres (119 ha) and includes eighty buildings. Additionally, there is an arboretum on campus, consisting of 500 tree species.  There are more than 3000 trees on the campus.  It is adjacent to the Western University neighborhood and Pioneer Cemetery. Eugene is close to many famous geographic features such as the Willamette River, the Cascade Mountains, and the Pacific Ocean. Portland is also a two-hour drive away.
The campus occupies about 80 buildings. However, there are several ongoing construction projects, as well as plans for the construction of new facilities.  The campus is the home of the Bach Festival in Oregon.
Based on the vision of Ellis F.Lawrence, many of the university’s buildings are designed around several large quadrangles, many of which adjoin the 13th Avenue pedestrian center.  The university is known for hosting a groundbreaking collaborative planning experiment known as the Oregon Experiment, which is also the subject of a book of the same name that evolved into the well-known book Template Language by Christopher Alexander. The two main principles of the project are that buildings should be designed in part by the people who will use them with the help of an “architect-facilitator”, and construction should take place in a multitude of small projects rather than several large ones.
Although academic buildings are scattered throughout the campus, most are located along East 13th Avenue, with heavy pedestrian traffic at the intersection with Kincaid Street.  Student recreation centers and trade unions are located closer to the center of the campus, and hostels are located on the east side. Sports facilities are clustered in the south-central section of the campus with Otzen Stadium and PC Park complexes across the Willamette River. The university also owns and operates several ancillary facilities, including a large facility at the White Deer Block of downtown Portland.
The campus has been smoke and tobacco free since 2012. 
Old Campus and Memorial Complex
The oldest part of the campus is located in the northwest part of the current campus. The first campus of the university, Dedi Hall, opened on October 16, 1876, with 177 students studying at the university. It was known as the “building” before it was named after Judge Matthew Didi in 1893. The second building on campus is known as Willard Hall and is home to the Faculties of Performing Arts and Comparative Literature.Built in 1886, the hall was named after a railway tycoon. Henry Willard, who provided financial assistance to the university in 1881. Prior to its name, it was known as the “new building”. Both Didi and Villar Halls were designated National Historic Landmarks in 1977. 
South of the Old Campus is the Memorial Quarter, which runs north and south along Kinkade Street, bounded at both ends by the main campus library. The Knights Library to the south and the Lillis Business Complex to the north.It is flanked to the west by the tallest building on campus – Prince Lucien Campbell Hall, also known as “PLC”, Condon Hall to the west, which houses the geography department, and the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art to the east, which has been renovated and reopened 23 January 2005. Also adjacent to the Memorial Quad is Chapman Hall, which houses the Robert D. Clarke College Honors.
In the center of the campus there are academic buildings, an administrative building and student recreation buildings.To the east of Memorial Quad, across from 13th Avenue, is Johnson Hall, home to senior management and trusteeship offices, including the offices of the university president. Directly opposite 13th Avenue, across from Johnson Hall, is Pioneer Street, a statue of a bearded pioneer in reindeer skin, cast in bronze by a sculptor. Alexander Fimister Proctor in 1919  In 1932, the “Proctor” Mother Pioneer statue was dedicated in the quadrangle of the women’s memorial on the other side of Johnson Hall; the two statues are aligned so that they can “see” each other through the large windows on the first floor of the hall.
Lawrence Hall is located at the end of the footpath, directly north of the intersection of 13th Avenue and University Street. It houses the School of Architecture and Allied Arts, named after the first dean, Ellis F. Lawrence, in 1957.  Allen Hall, opened in 1954, adjoins Lawrence Hall, where the School of Journalism and Communication is located … 
In addition, the Erba Memorial Union and recreation center are located on this part of the campus.
Lorrie I.Lokey and East Campus
Willamette Hall, Physics Center
The Lorry I. Lokey Science Complex consists of several science buildings east of Lawrence Hall, on the north side of 13th Avenue. Willamette Hall Paul Olum Atrium is the center of the university’s natural sciences complex. Construction of $ 45.6 million annexes to Willamette Hall, home of the physics department; Cascade Hall, home of the Faculty of Geology; Deschutes Hall, home of the Department of Computer and Information Sciences; and Streisinger Hall to the complex were completed in 1989. 
The Lokei Science Complex has two centers specializing in integrative science.  One of them is the Lokei Laboratory, which is a shared facility with modern instrumentation for characterization. Lokey Laboratories is affiliated with the Oregon Nanoscience and Microtechnology Institute (ONAMI) and was dedicated to I. Lokey Truck on February 19, 2008 for a $ 25 million project donation.  It is located underground, under the square between the Eustis and Deschutes, to minimize vibrations.The newest building, the Lewis Integrative Science Building, is located at the north end of this square and opened in the fall of 2012. Just east of the Lokei Science Complex is Oregon Hall, which houses the administrative offices, including the Registrar’s Office and the Admissions Office.
The Science Library is also located in the Lokei Science Complex. In 2015, it is expected to be overhauled and expanded. The new building, which will open in 2016, will be called the Allan Price Research Library. 
Knight Law Center (University of Oregon)
The Ford Alumni Center and Matthew Knight Arena are located in the northeast corner of the campus. Most of the rest of the eastern part of the campus is dedicated to hostels. Carson Hall, near the Erb Memorial Union, provides catering and hostel services. To the south of it is the Learning and Living Center, opened in 2006. It is a suite of features including dorms, classrooms, study areas, dining rooms, and lounges to provide a one-stop destination for many student activities.  The newest hostel, the Global Scientist Hall, opened in fall 2012. It is primarily intended for returning students and students who entered Robert D. Clark College with honors, college fellows, and international language programs for academics. 
The center of the South Campus houses most of the sports facilities on campus. Hayward Field, home to the Ducks athletics program, is located at the east end of the sports facility.It has hosted a number of prominent athletics events such as the US Olympic Athletics, the NCAA Athletics Championships, and the USATF Championships. 
West of the sports base is the Pioneer Cemetery and further west, in the southwest corner of the campus, is the current building of the College of Education. The HEDCO Education building and the Frohnmeier Music Center are nearby. The Knight Law Center is located directly across from Hayward Field in the southeast corner of the campus.The Long House of Many Nations and the Museum of Natural and Cultural History are located east of Knight’s Law.
At the Phil and Penny Knight Campus for Scientific Impact is a future billion dollar applied sciences campus. The campus will consist of three state-of-the-art research centers. The campus will be located on the north side of Franklin Boulevard. 
UO supporters Phil and Penny Knight will donate $ 500 million to this venture over ten years.The rest of the funding is expected from government bonds and private support. 
Other Areas and Satellites
Controversial  Riverfront Research Park is a small university-operated complex across Franklin Boulevard from the main campus, next to the Willamette River. The park is used to create new technologies such as artificial intelligence research at the Computational Intelligence Research Laboratory, and is home to the Zebrafish Information Network (ZFIN), a zebrafish model organism database.Disagreements at the local level predate the development and approval of the site master plan by the Municipality of Eugene in 1989. The controversy arises from insufficient citizen participation in the planning process for the use of public lands and the possibility of creating a multi-storey office. buildings and parking lots that will replace open space, public space and wildlife habitat along the Willamette River. The university and student senates passed resolutions.   opposed construction on the banks of the Willamette River in accordance with the current development plan, but development plans remain.In March 2010, a group of citizens, students and educators filed an appeal with the Land Use Appeals Board to renew the Conditional Use Permit for the Research Park. 
The Ducks football and baseball team is located north across the Willamette River. It includes a football stadium (Otzen Stadium), a baseball park (PC Park), an indoor training soccer field (Moshofsky Center), a Pape Field, an outdoor training field (Kilkenny Field) and the Casanova Center, which includes Offices, Athletics Hall of Fame, changing rooms, gyms, etc.e. cinema and treatment center.
The University also rents space in Old Portland’s White Stag block. UO-Portland provides an urban learning environment for the School of Architecture and Allied Arts, School of Journalism and Communication, School of Law and Lundqvist College of Business. In addition, there are operating offices for the Division of Continuing Education, the Labor Education Resource Center and the Department of Athletics. Duck Shop There is a shop in the building. 
The Bachelor of Architecture program is consistently ranked among the highest in the country and is currently ranked # 1 by DesignIntelligence as a Public Program in the Practice and Principles of Sustainable Design category. 
The University of Oregon received a B + from the Institute for Sustainable Development in the latest College Sustainability Report Card published in 2011. 
There has also been a push for green buildings on campus with a development plan that requires any new building or renovation to include sustainable design.  The Lillis Business Complex was the catalyst for politics. Building, built in 2003.  has received the LEED Silver Rating, the highest rating of any US business school. As of 2016 [Update] , there were 15 different buildings on campus that were rated LEED Silver or higher. 
The Green Product Design Network (GPDN) was created by a group of leaders from UO with expertise in green chemistry, product design, business, communications and journalism. 
Libraries and Museums
The University of Oregon’s diversified libraries serve the campus with library collections, instructions and reference books, and a wide range of educational technology and media services.UO is the only member of the Oregon State Research Libraries Association. The main branch, The Knights Library, contains the Humanities and Social Sciences, Learning Commons, Music Services, Government Publications, Maps and Aerial Photos, Special Collections and University Archives, Media Services, Center for Educational Technology, and Film Lab will be available in winter 2010.  Other Branches:
- Lawrence Hall Design Library (renamed Design from the Library of Architecture and Allied Arts when the school changed its name to College of Design in the summer of 2017)
- John E.Jackie at the Knight Law Center
- Loyd and Dorothy Rippy Library at the Oregon Marine Biology Institute in Charleston, Oregon. 
- Fenton Hall Math Library
- Portland Library and Schools at White Deer Block in Portland, Oregon
- Science Library at Price Science Commons
UO Libraries host Scholars’ Bank, Open Access ( OA) is a digital repository for the collection, distribution, and preservation of the University of Oregon’s intellectual products.Scholars’ Bank uses open source DSpace software developed by MIT and Hewlett Packard.
The Educational Video Libraries Group maintains the UO Channel, which uses streaming media to provide access to lectures, interviews, talks, workshops and documentaries on campus.
UO is a founding member and organizer of the Orbis Cascade Alliance, a consortium of academic and research libraries in Oregon, Washington, and Idaho.The cumulative Alliance collections exceed 20 million volumes and can be searched through the Allied Summit catalog. The Orbis Cascade Alliance serves the faculty and the equivalent of over 258,000 full-time students. In addition to its members, the Alliance provides standalone services to over 280 libraries, museums, archives and historical societies in seven western states.
The Special Collections and University Archives house the Gardner Fox collection of literary manuscripts, comics and other materials, including over 200 fan letters.  It is also home to a rare collection of thousands of Japanese Senjafuda (votive leaflets), part of the Gertrude Bass Warner Collection. 
The University of Oregon is home to the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art and the Museum of Natural and Cultural History.
There are several galleries around the main campus, including but not limited to:
- Laverne Krause Gallery at Lawrence Hall
- Adele Macmillan Gallery at Erb Memorial Union
- Diaphragm Gallery at Erb Memorial Union
- on the second floor of the Knight Law Center
- Washburn Gallery in the FAS Ceramics building.
Campus Life and Events
UO is home to a variety of special events. One of the most popular and well-known events held on campus is the Oregon Bach Festival. The festival is a donor-sponsored university program and the only major music festival associated with an American university. Founded in 1970 by a German conductor. Helmut Rilling and UO Professor (and former President of the American Association of Choral Directors) Royce Saltzman, the festival has grown into an international program, attracting hundreds of musicians and over 40,000 visitors each year.The festival specializes in choral and orchestral music, and every year it features a professional choir and orchestra performing major works by Bach and other composers; he also sponsors a conducting workshop that brings together participants from all over the world.
The festival featured artists such as Frederick von Stade, Bobby McFerrin, Garrison Keylor, and Thomas Quasthoff, who made his American debut as Eugene in 1995. The festival actively orders and presents new works of the choir orchestra, including works by A.Arvo Pärt, Osvaldo Goliev, and Tan Dun. Bach’s recording of the world premiere of Krzysztof Pendereckis Credo won the 2001 Grammy Award for Best Choral Performance. 
Another popular on-campus event is athletics for both men and women. Olympic Games. This event has been held on campus for the last three qualifying years (2008, 2012, 2016). In addition, they were held on campus five times in total.
In addition, the campus hosts the 2021 World Athletics Championships.
Clubs and Groups
The University of Oregon has over 250 student groups, most of which are housed in the Erb Memorial Union. 
Besides sports teams, the university has a competitive intercollegiate Speech and Debate team. The University of Oregon’s Forensic Science Program was founded in 1876 at the same time as the University. The program originally consisted of two student-formed forensic societies that evolved into a donut league dorm competition in the 1890s.In 1891, intercollegiate competitions began at UO. Forensic science continued to evolve as a staple of the university community, and by 1911 the team had achieved such success that it began charging admission fees to debate. The money raised from these events was often donated to the University of Oregon’s fledgling football program.
Parliamentary Debate was integrated into UO Forensics in 1998–99 and the team has remained competitive ever since. In 2001, UO’s Alan Tauber and Heidi Ford won the national title, winning the first ever championship.National Parliamentary Tournament of Excellence (NPTE). In 2011, the team of Matt Gander and Hank Fields won both national titles, winning the NPTE and the National Association for Parliamentary Debating Championship, coached by Thomas Shally, Benjamin Dodds, Sarah Hamid and Will Chamberlain.
The University of Oregon is home to three a cappella student groups: Divisi, the treble ensemble; “On the Rocks” – TTBB ensemble; and Mind the Gap, a mixed ensemble. All three groups have participated in the International Student A Capella Championships (ICCA) on several occasions.On the Rocks finished 3rd in the ICCA Finals in 2002 and 2nd in 2003. Divisi performed in the ICCA Finals three times – the world’s only high frequency ensemble – in 2005, where they finished in 2nd place, as well as 2010 and 2016. In 2020, The A Cappella Archive ranked Divisi 14th among ICCA competing groups, as well as the highest ranking in the treble domain. 
The University of Oregon has a wide variety of student-run and created media, including Daily Emerald , the Oregon Commentator , and Ethos Magazine among others [128 ]
The university also has two radio stations: KWAX (classical music) and KWVA (campus radio).A more complete list of campus media organizations can be found in the above article.
Associate Students of the University of Oregon (ASUO) is the student government at the University of Oregon. It is a non-profit organization funded by the University of Oregon. Its goal is to ensure the social, cultural, educational and physical development of its members, as well as the promotion of their individual and collective interests both within the university and beyond.Membership consists of all University of Oregon students who have paid an additional fee for the current semester or semester. 
Student participation in university governance extends to membership of the University Senate, which has five full-voting student members and the President of ASUO as a non-voting member. Students are also represented on the university’s board of trustees by a voting member appointed by the Governor of Oregon.
ASUO’s total budget for fiscal years 2014-2015 was $ 15.24 million. 
Graduate Teaching Federation
The University of Oregon Graduate Federation (GTFF) was formed in 1976 to represent graduate workers and is one of the oldest graduate student unions in the United States. The UO administration objected to the union, citing that the graduate students were “students, not employees.” The Oregon Labor Relations Board (ERB) ruled in favor of the graduate students and upheld their right to organize. GTFF began its first contract in April 1977 and, after two strike votes, reached negotiations with the university administration.In 1993, GTFF successfully secured an employer-paid health insurance deal. 
In 2014, GTFF went on strike for the first time.   In October, GTFF members voted to authorize a strike on two issues not yet covered by the GTF contract: wage increases to the GTF minimum wage and paid sick leave.  The strike lasted a week and coincided with the university’s final examinations.  Although union members accused the university administration of the strike,  intimidation of foreign students,  and illegal demands,  a compromise was reached on December 10 and the strike ended. 
Amenities and accommodation
B Erba Memorial Union (EMU) is a student union that functions as the center of student life. It is located at the southeast corner of 13th Street and Universitetskaya Street.From 2013 to 2016, EMU underwent a $ 95 million renovation and expansion. The wing, built in 1973, was demolished in 2014 to make way for a new wing. Opened in fall 2016, the new facility includes improved restaurants, faculty and group offices, and meeting rooms. The hotel also has an on-campus pub run by the local Falling Sky brewery. There is also a bike rental program, a multipurpose hall and a craft center. 
South of Erba Memorial Union, across a small square, is the Student Wellness Center (SRC), which is a place for exercise and relaxation.It includes simulators, climbing walls, a swimming pool, racquetball courts, an indoor jogging track and basketball courts. Tennis courts, lawns and a jogging track are located outdoors next to the recreation center. The facility was opened in early 2015 after a major overhaul and expansion. 
Current Residences: Barnhart, Bean, Carson, Earle, Hall of Global Scholars, Hamilton, Kalapuya Ilichi, Center for Living Learning, Riley and Walton.  Kalapuya Ilihi’s newest hostel opened in the fall of 2017 and is named after the indigenous Kalapuya tribe in the Eugene area.  Kalapuya Ilihi opened next to Global Scholars Hall and welcomes 531 students and also includes an open space for students and faculty on the ground floor.  In addition, overhaul of several hostels is expected in the near future.
- On Friday afternoons, a cappella groups perform in the hall in front of the EMU building.
- “It never rains at Otzen Stadium.” – It is a tradition that the announcer announces this sometime during every football match.
- Street fair. Twice a year, a street fair is held throughout the University of Oregon’s 13th Street campus. It features exceptional cuisine and many arts and crafts.
- Every year in May, University Day is celebrated, an event hosted by students and faculty / staff on campus landscaping. This is the only day filled with planting trees, flowers, cleaning landscapes and creating a more presentable campus for upcoming graduation ceremonies.In 1905, this event replaced the tumultuous, destructive, and sometimes brutal days of the class race on the flag.
- Every year the university community grows Skinner Butte to paint the Big “O” overlooking Eugene.
- Many people make “O” Signs with their hands to show support for the university.
- The Canoe Festival, one of the university’s most beloved traditions in the past, was held at Eugene Millras.
The University of Oregon is a member of the Pac-12 Conference and Division I Football Bowl Division of the NCAA.The athletic programs have garnered 28 NCAA Team Championships,  , and 60 individual NCAA Champions in various athletics competitions.  The strength of the track program, as well as its association with Nike, made Eugene known as “Track Town, USA”.  The Oregon Ducks’ two main rivals are the Washington Huskies and Oregon Beavers, although they also have a strong rivalry with the Washington State Cougars. The football rivalry with Oregon State University, known as the “Civil War”, is one of the oldest in the country.Each year, the two teams meet in the last game of the regular season. The two teams have met each other almost every year since 1894, with the exception of five years. The Games were not held in 1900. 1901, 1911, 1943 and 1944 
The university competes in 14 sports: football, men’s and women’s basketball, cross-country, athletics, baseball, softball, men’s and women’s tennis, men’s and women’s golf, women’s football, women’s lacrosse, women’s volleyball, acrobatics and acrobatics.This does not apply to club sports that are played at the Division I level in rugby, football, rowing and water polo. And also club athletics of the women’s division I in rowing, rugby and water polo.
UO Athletics Logo
In between 20 NCAA Championships, Cross Country and Athletics are the two programs at the university that have enjoyed the greatest success. These programs have trained many world-class athletes, including Steve Prefontein and Alberto Salazar.Nike was formed by former head athletics coach Bill Bowerman and former University of Oregon runner Phil Knight. The success of the programs gave Eugene the name Track Town, USA. 
Formed in 1893, the soccer team played its first game in 1894 and won its first match. Rose Bowl in 1917 against the University of Pennsylvania. The 1938–39 men’s basketball team, nicknamed the “Tall Fears,” won the first ever NCAA basketball tournament by defeating Ohio State in a championship game on March 28, 1939. 
Originally recognized as an official sport by the university in 1908, baseball was disbanded in 1981 due to problems with Title IX. In 2007, sporting director Patrick Kilkenny announced plans to reinstate baseball and abandon wrestling, adding female acrobatics and acrobatics. 
Relationship with Nike
School of Athletic Affairs (AD) and University (UO) have a long and difficult relationship with Nike Inc. The corporation has historical ties to UO.It was founded by two UO alumni. Nike founder Phil Knight is also one of the largest philanthropists in UO history. In recent years, he has invested heavily in the development and maintenance of sports equipment. 
The University of Oregon’s mascot is a fighting duck. Popular Disney character Donald Duck has been a mascot for decades thanks to a handshake agreement between then-sporting director Leo Harris and Walt Disney in 1947.  This mascot has been challenged more than once.The first occurred in 1966, when Walt Disney died, and the company realized that there was no official contract to use the image of Donald. The official contract was signed in 1973.  The prospective heirs of Mallard Drake and Mandragora challenged Donald’s position in 1978 and 2003, respectively.   but both were unpopular and discontinued.
The battle song is Mighty Oregon, written by Professor Albert Perfect and student John DeWitt Gilbert in 1916.Since its initial performance, it has undergone several changes. 
In fiction and popular culture
Movie National Pasquart’s Animal House (1978) was filmed on campus and its surroundings. The building that was used as the exterior of the University of Oregon’s Delta House (Pi Kappa Alpha Chapter) was demolished in 1986, but interior scenes were filmed at the Sigma Nu House that still stands today.House Omega belongs to the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity and still stands today. The dorm where Bluto climbs the stairs to look at the female students was actually the exterior of the Sigma Nu fraternity.  Other buildings used during filming include Johnson Hall, Gerlinger Hall, Fenton Hall, Carson Hall, and the Erb Memorial Union (EMU). The EMU dining room, known as “Fishbowl”, was the site of famous culinary fights. The film also features the Knight’s Library and the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art. 
Other films filmed at the university include:
The University of Oregon also starred in the documentary. Hunting Grounds allowing three basketball players accused of sexual assault to play in the NCAA Tournament. The documentary focuses on rape on campus in US higher education institutions. 
University of Oregon faculty, researchers, and alumni include three Nobel Prize winners, 13 Pulitzer Prize winners, 19 Rhodes Scholars, five Marshall Scholars, 58 Guggenheim Fellows, and 129 Fulbright Scholars.   In addition, two Oregon researchers have been awarded the Presidential National Medal of Science, and nine researchers are members of the National Academy of Sciences.  
There are more than 195,000 University of Oregon alumni in the world. Ford Alumni Center, adjacent to the Matthew Knight Arena, an alumni gathering and interactive exhibit.  The UO Alumni Association is also based at this institution. 
Distinguished alumni include: Academic Leaders Lee Bollinger (President of Columbia University and Former President of the University of Michigan), Gene Block (Chancellor of UCLA), and Asher Cohen (President of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem), TV host Ann Curry, author and activist counterculture Ken Kesey ( One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest ), businessman Phil Knight (founded by Nike, Inc. in Eugene), NFL quarterback Marcus Mariota (2014 Heisman Trophy winner), author Chuck Palahniuk ( Fight Club ), cognitive scientist and author Douglas Hofstadter ( Gödel, Escher, Bach ), US Senator Ron Wyden, American sportscaster and former professional football player Ahmad Rashad, professional basketball players Luc Ridnour, Luke Jackson and Sabrina Ionescu, former American football defender and current sportscaster Dan Fouts , actress Caitlin Olson, District Court Judge Holly Peel, and a cappella singer musician Peter Hollens, musician Tony Glausey and Hee ice Heine (President of the Marshall Islands).
Faculty and Staff
Renowned current and former faculty and staff include: a renowned Canadian architect. Arthur Erickson, biochemist and biophysicist Brian Matthews (also known for the Matthews Correlation Coefficient), neuroscientist Michael Posner, behavioral psychologist and risk researcher Paul Slovich, molecular biologist and geneticist Franklin Stahl (noted for the Meselson-Stahl Experiment), molecular biologist George Streisinger (first used Danio in Biological Research) and 2012. “Welcome to uoalumni.com”. University of Oregon Alumni Association. Retrieved December 5, 2014.
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Sports in the USA
Sports in America: Major Sports
Today, the world is promoting a healthy lifestyle that is directly related to sports.Each country has its own sports, which are especially popular among the population. And America is no exception. In recent years, interest in sports has noticeably increased in this country. What kinds of sports are very popular in this country?
Baseball is the symbol of America
Baseball is especially popular in America. In many films about American life, there is at least one scene with such a game. Baseball is considered a truly American tradition.Baseball is played not only by adults, but also by children. In many schools in America, baseball is included in the course of physical education. Almost every city has a local baseball team that parents can send their children to. Periodically, tournaments are held between such teams, which makes it possible to determine the leader in a particular state.
Many sports experts compare American baseball with Russian rounders. And this is not surprising. After all, bast shoes also use bats, lows and long runs.But, the difference is that American baseball, in comparison with Russian rounders, is very popular all over the world. This kind of sport is practiced not only by Americans, but also by Europeans. But, as far as America is concerned, it is she who is considered the capital of this sport.
Hockey and football in America
As in Russia, such sports as hockey and football are very popular in America. So, in America, the games of the National Hockey League are held, which are broadcast on major television channels in the country.A large number of Americans come to such games. Hockey in America has its own characteristics. First of all, you should pay attention to the participants themselves – the teams. Every hockey room in America has its own mascot, which throughout the game actively supports its team, giving it the incentive to win. For example, the famous American team “Florida Panthers” has a panther mascot Stanley Sea.
As for ordinary football, which is so widespread in Russia, it is mainly young people who are fond of it.In this country, football, familiar to everyone, is usually called “soccer”. This is done so that everyone understands that we are talking about regular football, not American. Of course, compared to American football, regular football has no chance of becoming the most popular sport.
Tough American Football
America is known to many residents of different countries for the fact that American football tournaments are held on its territory. This kind of sport was built on the basis of European football and rugby.The peculiarity of such football is that the ball can be moved around the field only in the hands. To make it comfortable, the ball has a special shape. Of course, in some cases the ball can also be a foot. The task is to bring the ball to a certain zone or to score it into the goal, which also has an interesting design.
American football is recognized as one of the most violent sports. Here it is allowed to knock the player down, make sweeps and use power techniques. To protect the player from injury, special equipment was created, which even includes a helmet.Thanks to this, it is possible to reduce the risk to human health as a result of applying forceful techniques to him.
Basketball and its origins
As you know, basketball, as a game, was invented in America. Therefore, it is not difficult to guess that he is especially popular among Americans. Today it is America that takes the first place in this game. This is often the game played by African Americans. This is due to the fact that such people have great height and endurance, which are so necessary in basketball.
Previously, and today, basketball is not only a game for African Americans, but a good way to make money. The renowned American National Basketball Organization is renowned for hosting prestigious basketball tournaments that are broadcast on TV channels around the world. As in hockey and basketball, teams have their own mascots. The Americans are confident that it is the mascots that bring their team success and victory in games.
Sports in the United States without the Department of Sports
I think that among the reasons that many international competitions, it is US citizens who go to the awards ceremony, are the popularity of sports as such in American culture, the developed sports industry, and – attracting a huge number of children and youth to sports and supporting parents who finance the promotion of their descendants to victories, writes Henrikh Karpinsky on the pages of the Voice of America.
All these factors provide a large number of young people who go in for sports and among whom there will certainly be future champions.
Children’s sports in the United States is a massive phenomenon. Almost every child is involved in some kind of sport in one way or another, and most of them have tried some of the sports. Many children are involved in two or even three sports.
Football fields and basketball halls are not empty. Children and adults always train or play here.Each school district will have a minimum of 1-2 martial arts schools.
Children’s sports are an integral part of everyday life here. On the street or in the store, you will always see children in sportswear. At work or at parties, sooner or later, people begin to discuss the latest children’s games or sports achievements. Sooner or later, a family with children is somehow involved in sports life. Children can start playing sports somewhere from 2-3 years old. The most popular sports for the little ones are gymnastics and martial arts.
Of course, the main driving force behind all this is the parents. The United States does not have a Department of Sports, a central government sports system, and not even close to any government funding for sports.
There are sports that can only be played by children from wealthy families or those who can find a sponsor, such as yachting or equestrian sports. A family with an average income can send a child to gymnastics, skating or hockey, but this can be a significant financial burden on the family.
At the same time, most of the children’s sports organizations where children learn to play football (European and American), basketball, volleyball, rugby, lacrosse are volunteer. They are organized and run by volunteers who do not receive any money for it. The administration and coaches are the parents of those children who practice these sports and “have time and inspiration” to work with children. And it is these clubs that are the base for most children who start their sports career.They start playing European football from 3-4 years old, American – from 7.
When a child grows up and moves to a top-level team, playing sports for a family can cost a little more. Professional coaches are already being hired for them, young athletes participate in various tournaments, trips to which and tools are paid by their parents.
But sponsors of such clubs are often small and medium-sized businesses, the owners or employees of which are somehow connected with the club.
Despite this seemingly “unprofessional” and “decentralized” approach, these clubs attract a lot of children.In our suburb of Washington, where about 50 thousand people live, there are three children’s sports clubs where children can learn to play football, basketball, volleyball, field hockey, lacrosse, and baseball. For example, in our club only in teams from European football in the age categories from 4 to 17 years old there are about 2500 players. For parents, a season in the simplest “home” league will cost $ 80-100 per player.
The club reserves up to 5000 hours of field time for the season. Professional clubs cooperate very closely with children’s clubs.For example, children’s sports teams are given discounted tickets to games, open trainings are organized for volunteer coaches, and children can take part in bringing the team’s flag onto the field or “take” players from a professional team.
Also in the US, kids can try different sports and find the one that suits them best, without overwhelming themselves with two or three sections at the same time. This is because many sports in the United States are seasonal. The entry-level team plays one season, which lasts 2-3 months.
For example, in the spring they play American and European football, in the winter they play basketball and do wrestling, in the spring they connect to European football, flag football (a variant of American football without contact), lacrosse and baseball. And in the summer you can sign up for the “yard” swimming team. If the child has decided on sports, then he can do it all year round.
High schools play a very important role in children’s sports life. Each school has teams that protect the sporting honor of the school ”- Varsity teams.For example, our typical suburban school has one American football field that is also used for European football and lacrosse, two European football and lacrosse fields, two baseball fields, and a large basketball court.
Our school has teams in American and European football, basketball, volleyball, lacrosse, baseball, athletics, swimming, shooting. Trainings there are free, but to get there you have to qualify, and it’s very difficult. For example, about 100-120 players come to the selection for a team from European football with 8-10 places.
Home games for school teams are always a big deal. The most school sport is American football. In our school, about 2-3 thousand spectators come to the home game of American football only from our side. If the school we are playing against is somewhere nearby, then we can expect up to two thousand fans from that side too. During the break, the school orchestra always plays. The teams have their own fan clubs, which sometimes even engage in “hooliganism”. For example, as the “parent committee” proudly told us, that year the fans of our and a neighboring school before the game of the teams caused damage to both schools for about 5 thousand dollars.
Such a sporty atmosphere from childhood leads to the fact that many children try to become professional athletes. And even if they do not reach great sports heights and do not have a collection of medals from prestigious sports competitions, they continue to participate in the sports life of the country and join the sports life of their own children.
Where does the crazy demand for sports come from in America?
The American model for the management and development of sports has long been considered one of the ideal options.The richest leagues and the most valuable clubs in the world, the highest paid stars are all there. And without any Ministry of Sports and with the Olympic Committee, which is located not at all in New York or Washington, but in the second largest city in the state of Colorado.
The main thing that makes the United States different from everyone else is the crazy demand for sports. Think about it: the NFL is the world’s highest-earning league, although American football is played seriously only in the States. Major League Baseball is not far behind, although outside of America, baseball is somewhat seriously popular except in Japan and on several Caribbean islands.
Both Super Leagues are fed by a huge domestic market. Unlike European football giants, the Dallas Cowboys or Boston Red Sox do not need to go on promotional tours to Thailand every year. They earn all their money in their own country.
Slightly better with the international penetration of the NBA and NHL, but still the main driver of their welfare is the domestic market. But where does this crazy demand come from?
The President writes about football
“Americans absorb sports with mother’s milk and father’s hammer”, “The USA has the best sports marketing in the world”, “They have the most comfortable and technologically advanced stadiums”, “There is a culture of sports consumption” – all that , which is often repeated to explain the American sports miracle, is largely true.But the repetition of these worn-out maxims doesn’t really bring others closer to the American level of immersion in sports.
Another factor may be considered key.
In discussions about the development of sports, there are often arguments that in the States the state does not spend money on sports, and this, they say, has a positive effect on its mass character. The thesis is beautiful, but incorrect.
There is always money in the US budget for sports. But they will not go to sports of high achievements, but to the most amateurs – to schools.And not even “children and youth” or “Olympic reserve”. And general education.
October 12, 1900 is a major day in the history of American sports. The Honey Grove High School team beat St Matthews High School 5-0 in American football. This meeting in Texas kicked off a high school obsession with competition. Already in 1903, more than a thousand boys took part in the track and field athletics competition of high schools in New York’s Madison Square Garden.
All this was not accidental.There is a popular theory that the elites of that time were afraid that local children would be beaten by constantly arriving peers from among immigrants. Physical education was necessary to avoid the clear superiority of “new” Americans over “old” Americans.
To what extent this explanation is correct is now difficult to determine. But we can definitely say that it was at the beginning of the twentieth century that mass sports in the United States began to be fully promoted. To the extent that the country’s President Theodore Roosevelt wrote in his essay “American Boy”: “In life, as in football, the principle to be followed is this: carry the line with all your might; do not foul and do not dodge, but carry it over the line! ”
Since then, it was already unrealistic to erase sports from the life of the United States.How unrealistic it is to imagine schools without sports at all. Every self-respecting secondary educational institution should have a normal physical education department with an impressive number of cultivated species. Step into the hall of fame of anyone and you will see a serious collection of trophies. But most of them will be obtained at sports grounds, and not at subject Olympiads.
Cheerleaders are more expensive than mathematics
Victories of sports teams are a matter of honor. For their sake, nothing is pity. And the budget allocated for education often goes down to physical education.Examples are cited by the American journalist Darren Brown. At Premont School in Texas, it was recently spent $ 1,300 a year per member of the high school soccer team. For every math student, only 618. With the money going to support the football team, the school could hire a full-time elementary school music teacher for the same season. “But such a thought never crossed anyone’s mind, although the team won only one match per season in some years and did not make the playoffs for almost ten years,” Brown lamented.
The author of The Economics of Education, Margeright Rosa, gives an even more dramatic example – in a high school in the Pacific Northwest. On average, $ 328 was spent on every math student and $ 1,348 on every cheerleader. At the same time, the strategic plan for the development of education in the district for three years in a row asserted that mathematics is the priority for schools.
If the school decided to avoid spending on the football team, the school could save up to $ 150,000 a year in savings.27 thousand – spending on equipment and inventory, 15 thousand – insurance, 13 thousand – remuneration of judges, 12 thousand – the salary of command bus drivers. Maintaining a field with a natural turf can cost more than $ 20,000, while an artificial retractor will cost several hundred thousand dollars. What can I say, if even repairing and repainting the helmets that the team uses can cost $ 1,500! Salary for a coach, if he is hired for a bet, salary for replacements for coaches who are constantly traveling to matches, if they are part-time workers.Food, accommodation on the road and so on, so on, so on.
Are tickets and sales paying off for school-level sporting events? This is only true for a very small number of educational institutions. The vast majority of school teams are deeply unprofitable.
Schools have to choose between sports and education. And in a rare case, the second option will receive more attention: the image of a school or university depends too much on its sports program. They will cut down on anything other than spending on sports.
At the same time, the university “physical education departments” are essentially the same superclubs with budgets of more than $ 100 million. In 2013, the highest paid civil servant in 40 out of 50 states was a team coach at the largest local university. In 80 percent of states, coaches received more governors. And much more.
So it turns out that the hysteria around the same American football is fully paid from the state budget. A good team is often more important to an institution than the quality of education.Many high schools even start classes earlier than 8 a.m. so that their sports teams have the opportunity to practice in the daylight after school.
One of the key arguments in defense of sports was the fostering of local patriotism and a sense of pride in their educational institution. They say that the victories of the school’s teams make all students love their native school even more and study harder. Sports victories are also the best advertisement. Who wants to study at a loser school?
Ratings better without football
Ratings? A study at the University of Oregon (in which 30,000 students participated) showed that the victories of the local football team affect them only negatively.The more athletes won, the more others noted it and less time spent on lessons.
Even more surprising results were obtained by an experiment in the same Texas school of Premont. The local leadership, amid whistles and bewilderment of others, completely abandoned the football team – and in the first semester, 80 percent of the students immediately passed the exams (a year earlier, only 50 percent succeeded).
“The US spends much more time and money promoting sports in educational institutions than other countries,” writes journalist Patrick Brennan.It is easier to get into the local newspaper or news if you are an athlete than a talented schoolboy. Moreover, if there are disagreements with the sciences, then sport is the only chance to get into a good college or university.
And life in an American educational institution is largely subordinated to sports. If you don’t play, it’s like a cheerleader. Do not get sick – you just look, because the talk will only be about how ours played there in the eternal confrontation with the neighboring school. The confrontations are really large-scale. Wikipedia has a huge page – “List of the most acute rivalries of secondary schools with more than a century of history” and even more – with “less than”.90,053
According to the Sports & Fitness Industry Association (SFIA), in 2015, 26.6% of children aged 6 to 12 in the United States play sports. In the age group from 13 to 17 years old, this figure is already 39.3%.
Studying at an American school and not becoming a sports fan is simply impossible – in this case, there is a great risk of becoming an outsider with whom there is nothing to discuss during recess. And how can you get past sports if your grandfather, and after him your father, also studied at the same school and were just as sick.Everyone understands that the most popular students are members of sports teams, not excellent students.
This is not to say that American education as a whole shines by global standards. Darren Brown recalls that, for example, in world math tests, Americans are far from leading positions. But any child who came to the United States on an exchange will confirm that sports play a huge role in schools. The journalist surveyed 200 exchange students and 90 percent of the respondents admitted that sports are much more important in America than at home.A survey of US students who have traveled abroad confirms this observation.
No, in Europe children also go in for sports, and a lot. But this has nothing to do with the education system and is far from always financed from the budget. America approaches the issue differently. The result is obvious: the country is consuming a record amount of sports at any age.
How much it harms education is a debatable question. But all the discussion ends when the cheerleaders start performing.
Americans are a sports nation, they love, respect and take an active interest in sports. The peculiarities of American culture and lifestyle have led to the fact that there are American sports, popular and any in the United States (and mentally similar in spirit Canada). Next, we will dwell in more detail on the most American sports – baseball and football (in the local sense of this sport). It should be noted that both amateur and professional sports are developed in the USA.During the entire period of participation in the Olympic Games, American athletes have won the largest number of medals (over 2,500). Americans are traditionally strong in those sports that are most popular in the country: basketball, hockey, athletics, tennis, swimming, rowing, golf, bowling.
Amateur sports are developed in educational institutions. Teams from schools, colleges and universities battle each other in different sports. High results allow you to apply for increased scholarships in universities.Youth sports are coordinated by the National Collegiate Sports Association, the prototype of which was the Ivy League, which unites 8 of the most popular and prestigious educational institutions in the United States.
The most American sports are baseball, American football, basketball and hockey. In addition, volleyball, water polo, lacrosse (an exclusively American team game), golf, frisbee, motor sports and so on are popular. Swimming, athletics and boxing are leading in non-team sports.
The above “big four” of the most popular sports are the most highly profitable.The matches of your favorite teams in football, baseball, hockey and basketball are held with full stands and bring maximum income. They coordinate the activities of the league teams, whose abbreviations are known throughout the world: NFL (National Football League), NBA (National Basketball League), NHL (National Hockey League) and MLB (Major League Baseball). It is worth noting that football in the United States is understood as an American version of this sport, which is completely different from the team game familiar to Europeans.The Americans call football known to us as soccer.
An exclusively American sport, which in the United States is called football, received huge support from fans. American football is played by the maximum number of students in schools and colleges. Among fans, he is popular with 40% of viewers of popular sports TV channels. American football is played on a field that measures 109.7×48.7 meters. The field is divided into several zones, the outermost of which are called goal lines and scoring zones.The opposite edges of the scoring zones have a kind of slingshot-shaped gate, the crossbar of which is located at a height of 3 meters from the ground and has a width of 6 meters. By the way, student teams play on a field with gates that are larger than professional ones. The essence of the game is to earn the maximum number of points that are awarded for certain situations. The oval ball used to play American football can be brought into the opponent’s scoring area and receive a maximum of 6 points for this, this is called a touchdown.You can score the ball into the goal and get 3 points (field goal). For stopping the attacking team in their scoring zone, they receive 2 points (safety). By the way, after the touchdown, the attacking team has the opportunity to get a few more points. To do this, you must either kick the ball into the goal and get 1 point (extrapoint), or again make a touchdown, starting a new attack from a distance of 2 yards from the end zone, for this they give 2 points. The total duration of the match is 1 hour. This time is divided into two equal parts, which, in turn, are further divided in two.In each of the quarters, the teams take turns acting as attackers and defenders. The start of the game, as well as the second half, is a kick on an oval ball (“kickoff”). The kick is taken from 35 yards (32 meters) towards the opposing team’s scoring area. The essence of the game is to move the ball towards the opponent’s goal, while holding the ball in the hands, it should not touch the ground. The team has four attempts, during which it is necessary to get as close as possible to the opponents’ scoring zone.
A total of 11 people from each team with their own specifications participate in the game. American football is a very tough sport, in which, however, it is not just brute strength that plays a big role, but certain strategies and tactics.
Baseball vies with American football for the title of the most played team game in the United States. Bats and a special ball are used for the game. The essence of the game of baseball boils down to the collection of the maximum number of points. Points are awarded after the player returns to the starting point, having consecutively visited the remaining corners of the square, the so-called bases.Each team has 9 players and is on offense and defense in each period. The ball is served on the field by a special player, the “pitcher”, who throws it to the “catcher”. These two players belong to the defensive team. The offensive player, the batter, seeks to batter the ball out of bounds when serving. When hitting the ball, the player runs to one of the bases, depending on the success of the hit. After getting home, the batter becomes the runner, and the next player takes his place.The team playing on the defensive has all the players on the field who are trying to prevent the batter (they catch the batted ball, try to throw the ball to their player before the opponent hits the base). The rules of the game may sound complicated, but in the US, literally everyone understands them. American football and baseball are played by both professional teams led by their respective leagues and amateur teams run by the National University Sports Association. American sports, especially popular in the United States, do not end with baseball and American football.Frisbee, lacrosse, basketball and hockey, cycling, rowing and many others, popular all over the world, are in demand.