University of Oregon: 2013 Season Outlook

Coach Phil Keebler of the University of Oregon stops by the MCLA Fan office for a quick rundown on what to expect from the Ducks during the 2013 season.
University of Oregon Lacrosse

University of Oregon Lacrosse

Phil Keebler, the head men’s lacrosse coach at the University of Oregon, stops by the MCLA Fan office for a quick rundown on what to expect from the Ducks during the 2013 season. Oregon competes in the Pacific Northwest Lacrosse League at the MCLA Division 1 level. Keep up to date with the Oregon Lax homepage.

What are 3 words that describe your team this year?
Young, Committed, & Hungry
How many players tried out for the team this year?
Roster size by position
– Attack: 7
– Midfielders: 12
– Defenders: 7
– Goalies: 2
Roster size by year in school
– Freshmen: 10
– Sophomores: 8
– Juniors: 5
– Seniors: 4
– Graduate students: 1
Where do the majority of your players come from?
Mostly Oregon & California. At least one from: Colorado, Pennsylvania, Maryland, New York, Washington & Illinois.
Team Captains
Ben Smood – #15 (Lake Oswego, OR. Lakeridge HS): 2012 3rd Team MCLA All-American , 2012 1st Team All-PNCLL, 2012 PNCLL Tournament MVP, 2012 MCLA Scholar Athlete, 2011 All-PNCLL Honorable Mention.Trey Norris – #8 (Vancouver, WA. Central Catholic HS): 2012 1st Team All-PNCLL.
Can you tell us a little about your team’s goals for the upcoming season?
Our main goal is to commit to the process of being a great team. We want to do everything that it takes to put ourselves in the best position both on and off the field.
What’s one thing you’re most excited about?
I’m excited about us coming together as a team that will relentlessly pursue the goals we’ve set.
Who will be the toughest teams to play in your conference this year? Why?
Simon Fraser. They have been to PNCLL finals in each of the past six seasons. Oregon State. They are a program on the rise who’ll surprise some teams this year.
Are there any other MCLA programs that you would compare yours to?
What’s your prediction for the 2013 MCLA Final Four?
It’s too early to tell.

1 comment
Related Posts
Bob White's Best of the Dominating Defenses
Read More

College Lacrosse Rivalries, MCLA Edition

It's Rivalry Week here at LaxAllStars, with big NCAA Division I rivalry games between teams such as Maryland and Johns Hopkins as well as Michigan and Ohio State. Connor gave us the rundown on some of the NCAA's biggest college lacrosse rivalries, and most MCLA rivalry games are still a week or two away, but let's take a look at some of the MCLA's best rivalries.