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Jones commits to Western Oregon soccer, Frank signs with Linfield

Seniors helped Indians girls' soccer to state championships in 2013 and 2015


SPOTLIGHT PHOTO: JAKE MCNEAL - Indians senior forward Eleanor Jones (left) and senior midfielder Lauren Frank (right) announced their respective intentions to study at and play soccer for Western Oregon University (Monmouth) and Linfield College (McMinnville) on Wednesday at Scappoose High School.Scappoose senior forward Eleanor Jones and senior midfielder Lauren Frank announced their respective intentions to study at and play soccer for Western Oregon University (Monmouth) and Linfield College (McMinnville) on Wednesday at Scappoose High.

Jones and Frank helped Scappoose to 18-0 overall and 10-0 Cowapa League records and were also part of the Indians team that beat La Grande for their first state championship in 2013.

"We first saw Lauren play on her recruiting highlight film over a year ago, and that sparked our interest," Linfield coach Cole McCool said. "We communicated via email after that to schedule a time to watch her play in person, and our first chance to see her play live was last summer in a local Portland tournament. We play a very specific style of soccer here, and she has the type of technical game that fits with how we want our team to play. We can't wait to have her influence on our team, both on and off the field."

Jones was an all-Cowapa Leaguer and all-state first-teamer in 2015.

She also became Class 4A football’s first female all-state first-teamer as she made 65 of 72 field goals and helped Scappoose to its first state championship game in 13 years.

Western Oregon went 8-8-1 overall and 4-7-1 for seventh in the NCAA Division II Great Northwest Athletic Conference in 2015.

Linfield (10-5-4, 7-5-4) finished fourth in the Division III Northwest Conference as they allowed the third-fewest goals (14) in the conference and pitched six shutouts.