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By René Ferrán

This week, SBLive Oregon will be highlighting several of the top girls lacrosse players in the state. Here is Part 4 of our list. (Read Part 1 here and read Part 2 here and read Part 3 here.) 

Our list was created based on nominations made by Oregon high school lacrosse coaches. All statistics are as of early May. 

Photo by Ben Ludeman

A Daragh O’Hare, Jr., Lakeridge

O’Hare started her sporting career as a soccer goalie, once breaking all the fingers in her left hand making a save. She’s now the one scoring the goals, with nine to go with six assists and 25 draw controls won. “Daragh has taken on a new role this year, learning how to take the draw, and her flexibility has prepared her very well,” Pacers coach Danielle Kirby said. “Her speed and quickness on the field are unbeatable, and she is a very fun player to coach.” 

D Emily Orman, Sr., Summit

Orman is an accomplished clarinet player who this year became first chair and president of the Summit Winds, a competition band. On the field, she shows great anticipation for how opposing attacks will unfold, leading a Summit defense that allows just 7.1 goals per game and sharing the team lead with 19 turnovers caused to go with 20 ground balls won. “Emily plays very solid on-ball defense and has helped quarterback the defense by recognizing what adjustments are needed to counter the opponent’s offensive schemes,” coach Dan Radatti said. 

G Sydney Partovi, Jr., Jesuit

Partovi’s absence will be felt in two years when she heads to Berkeley to join the Cal Golden Bears team, but her teammates will enjoy every minute she’s on the field for the Crusaders. She has a .571 save percentage and a stingy 7.20 goals against average while sharing time with freshman Evie Hester. “We call her a brick wall,” coach Lauren Blumhardt said. “She makes clutch saves in clutch times.” 

G Anna Blake Patrick, Sr., Oregon Episcopal

Patrick got the opportunity to play on AIST Sports’ 2019 team that traveled to the UK Laxfext to take on national teams from Scotland and England. The Wellesley College commit has developed into a standout goalie for the Aardvarks, playing every minute of their first nine games this spring and posting a 12.22 goals against average with a .488 save percentage. She also ranges out of her cage often enough to rank among the team leaders in ground balls won (17) and turnovers caused (eight). Her teammates call her the “heart and soul” of the team, and coach Shawn Patrick said, “She is so extremely reliable in goal that she allows our defenders to take extra risks and extend themselves.” 

A Brooklynn Pearl, Sr., Churchill

Pearl has been one of the most ruthless scorers in the OGLA this spring, ranking third in the league through May 14 with 75 goals (.630 shot percentage) and 10 assists. She also ranks among the league leaders in draw controls won (77) and ground balls won (60).

A Grace Penna, Sr., Westview

Penna has emerged this season as a top goal scorer, posting back-to-back seven-goal games for the Wildcats this month to propel her into the top 12 in the state with 38 for the season (.551 shot percentage).

A Megan Pickett, Sr., Tualatin

Wearing the same lucky headband she’s donned all four years with the Timberwolves, Pickett wears out opponents in front of the net with a team-high 27 goals (.643 shot percentage) and seven assists to go with nine ground balls won. “This year, Megan has stepped up her game by becoming a more versatile attack, creating scoring opportunities from anywhere in the 8-meter,” coach Lois Ray said. 

M Edie Prager, Sr., Lake Oswego

Prager makes it a trio of college commits (she’s signed with Eastern Michigan) in the attack for the Lakers, leading the team with 29 goals (.674 shot percentage) and 13 turnovers caused to go with seven assists and 28 draw controls. Coach Lauren Anderson’s only quibble with her is that she has yet to receive any of the “amazing” cookies Prager bakes regularly. “Edie is a very dynamic player, being able to play in multiple key positions on the field,” Anderson said. “She’s never satisfied with where she is at from a skill sense, always asking what she can improve on and how to be more of a threat on offense.”

M Marissa Radatti, Jr., Summit

Radatti shares faceoff duties with fellow middie Abby Bridger, leading the team with 42 draw controls won while also scoring 11 goals and winning 28 ground balls. Her father and coach, Dan, said the creativity she puts into her art pieces help her on the lacrosse field. “She will often make a play that is ultimately the catalyst that initiated team success a few seconds later,” he said. “She makes smart tactical decisions, and her athleticism, stick skills and situational awareness result in significant contributions on offense, defense and transition.” 

M Tessa Randall, Jr., Jesuit

Randall is the glue in the middle of the Crusaders' attack who does a little of everything, leading them in ground balls won (11) and assists (10) while adding 16 draw controls and four goals. “Tessa has zero quit,” coach Lauren Blumhardt said.

A Kate Ratanaproeksa, Fr., Grant

Ratanaproeksa’s addition to an already potent attack has put the Generals into overdrive. Her 42 goals with a .618 shot percentage rank ninth in the state, helping Grant score a state-leading 198 goals through 11 games this spring. And to think, she only started playing the sport because she thought the mouthguards the players wore were cool, and she wanted to wear one. “Kate never gives up, which makes her a reliable player to have on the field,” coach Yecenia Arrezola said. “She pushes through adversity to ensure the team succeeds.”

G Caitlyn Reichow, Sr., Lakeridge

Reichow started her career as a defender and midfielder on the lacrosse field, but she was a goalie on the soccer pitch and with the same person coaching her in both sports, it came as no surprise to her when he moved her to goalie in lacrosse as an eighth-grader. She instantly fell in love with the position, and this season, she’s posted a .401 save percentage and 10.25 goals against average. “Caitlyn is such an enthusiastic goalie and the perfect person for the position,” Pacers coach Danielle Kirby said. “She is the backbone of our defense.” 

CM Sophia Riviello, Sr., Hood River Valley

Riviello is the engine who makes the Eagles’ attack go. She leads the team with 47 points (36 goals, 11 assists), 34 ground balls won and 50 draw controls while forcing 27 turnovers. “Sophia is one of the most determined and passionate players I have ever met,” coach Lauren Oaks said. “When watching her play, you can see that she wants to win, that she wants the ball, and she puts her all into trying to make it happen.” 

D Ryann Rosselle, So., Hood River Valley

Rosselle is a descendant of former President Ulysses S. Grant who has become a stalwart in the Eagles defense this spring. She leads the team in turnovers caused with 29 and has won 23 ground balls. “Ryann has outstanding precision, timing and execution,” coach Lauren Oaks said. “Marking up, following a cutter, checking, causing turnovers — she knows when, where and how to show up on the field.”

G Lauren Salvey, Fr., Newberg

It’s not often you’ll see a freshman entrusted with the starting goalie job, but Salvey has played beyond her years in helping the Tigers allow the fourth-fewest goals in the OGLA (55) through six weeks of the season. She was the leading scorer on the Tigers JV2 basketball team, but in her role stopping teams from scoring, she’s posted a .505 save percentage and allowed 7.29 goals per game. “Lauren is a stellar goalie and is only a freshman, stopping shots from the best athletes in Oregon,” coach Mikaela Easterlin said. “She is a fighter, but more importantly she is coachable and will always accept feedback. I cannot wait to see where her lacrosse career takes her.” 

M Kiana Santiago, Sr., Jesuit

A team leader on an otherwise youthful Crusaders team, Santiago once broke two front teeth in a game, then tried to replace them midgame to get back in the action. “She is an amazing leader and captain, an absolute workforce,” coach Lauren Blumhardt said of Santiago, who leads the team in draw controls (30) and turnovers caused (10) to go with 13 goals, nine assists and eight ground balls. 

A Heidi Schafer, So., Sherwood

Schafer picked up lacrosse as a second-grader, making her early success with the Bowmen no surprise. She scored a team-high 14 goals in their first five games. “Goalies fear Heidi’s high-speed trick shots, and many can’t stop them,” coach Mark Flint said. “I’m looking forward to watching her grow as a player over the next couple years.” 

A Ella Schaller, Sr., Oregon City

Schaller has worked to become one of the team’s most consistent attackers, scoring at a .706 clip with 12 goals and six assists to go with 12 ground balls won. “I tell our attackers the play end line to opposite 30, and Ella does exactly that,” Pioneers coach Monica Curtis said. “She helps the movement flow on attack, but anytime that ball is lost, you see her hustling to double and get a turnover.”

G Ainsley Schmietenknop, So., Mountainside

Schmietenknop turned out for lacrosse for the first time this season, and she quickly showed how well she’d picked up the sport, starting the Mavericks’ first two games. In seven matches, she has a 4.40 goals against average and .436 save percentage, helping the Mavericks start 12-0. “She has a strong presence and voice in goal,” coach Jason Lines said. “And she has a bright, positive attitude that is contagious.”

D Meredith Shea, So., Cleveland

Shea didn’t focus on lacrosse until seventh grade, but she’s quickly developed into a top defender for the Warriors. Her 29 ground balls won rank second on the team, and she has 13 forced turnovers. 

D Ava Siano, So., Grant

Siano is a New York native who has transformed herself into “an Oregonian through and through,” as Generals coach Yecenia Arrezola described her. Siano also has become a leader on the defense, winning 19 ground balls and causing eight turnovers. “Ava has that hunger to learn and willpower that has made her into one of our strongest players,” Arrezola said. “I am excited to continue to see her grow.”

M Camila Sisco, Jr., Cleveland

Sisco attends Franklin High about 30 blocks down Southeast Powell Boulevard from Cleveland, making the daily trek to play for the Warriors. They’re certainly glad she makes the trip — she has scored 34 goals (second-most on the team), won 39 draw controls and 27 ground balls, and shares the team lead with 14 forced turnovers. 

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