OC girls garner all-state recognition


Although they exited in the semifinals of the state playoffs, the Oregon City Pioneers got their share of honors in the Oregon high school girls lacrosse all-star balloting.

Seniors Natalie Clegg (attack) and Sara Thompson (midfield), and Oregon City junior Danielle Kirby (defense) were named first-team all-state, while junior Alyssa Albrich (attack) made the second team. Only 12 players made the first team, including three at the attack position and three defenders.

Thompson was a repeat selection, making first-team all-state as a defender a year ago. She led the state in draw controls (143) this season, while scoring 36 goals and making 15 assists.

Albrich, who missed the last part of the 2012 season with a concussion, was a first-team all-state selection in the attack position as a sophomore. She had 30 goals and 16 assists this season. She'll be heading to Colorado Mesa to play lacrosse on scholarship.

Clegg this season led the Pioneers in scoring, with 80 goals and 22 assists.

Kirby this season had 34 goals, 15 assists and 32 ground ball controls, while playing defender.

Oregon City juniors Kirby and April Lanz played for Team Oregon at the U.S. Lacrosse National Tournament over the Memorial Day weekend. The Oregon team held its own, winning three of five games.