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    Pacific Field Hockey: Signs Three for 2010

    Feb 11, 2010
    Head Coach Linda MacDonald has announced that the Pacific field hockey team has signed three All-League athletes for the upcoming 2010 season. Emily Tregoning (Leigh High School; San Jose, Calif.), Alohilani Ornellas (San Pasqual High School; Escondido, Calif.) and Katelyn Tatar (Bonita Vista High School; Bonita, Calif.) have all signed their national letters of intent to join the Tigers.

    I am very excited about the class of 2014, said MacDonald. They will bring a great work ethic to the team, as well as, a passion for the game. All three have been actively involved in Futures over the years and in strong club programs.

    Tregoning, a four year varsity letter winner in both field hockey and soccer, is coming off of her most successful season with the Longhorns. After tallying 25 goals and six assists, the senior was not only named the teams Most Valuable Player, but the Most Valuable Player in the Santa Teresa Division of the Blossom Valley Athletic League (BVAL). As captain, she was also named to the All San Jose Mercury News Field Hockey First Team. The two-time First Team All League member tallied 54 goals and 22 assists throughout her career and has participated in the USA Field Hockey Futures program for the past two years. She plans to major in sport sciences at Pacific on her way to a career in physical therapy.

    Emily has played forward very successfully in high school, but has become a more versatile player in the past year, stated MacDonald. She could play anywhere on the field.

    As a third year varsity player, Ornellas led her team to Avocado League and C.I.F. Division One Championship titles in 2009. For her performance, the captain was named to the First Team C.I.F., First Team All-North Country and First Team All-Avocado League. She was also a member of first place teams at the U19 USA Field Hockey Festival and the U19 Cal Cup. A true student-athlete, Ornellas has been a member of honor roll for four years and was named to the San Diego Union Tribune All-Academic Team (2008, 2009). She is also a two year varsity softball pitcher for the Eagles.

    Because of her good speed and aggressiveness, MacDonald believes Ornellas is primarily a forward.

    Tatar ended her high school career as the teams Offensive Player of the Year. As captain, she was named to the C.I.F. Second Team All-Mesa League. In 2009, Tatar was a member of championship teams at the USA Field Hockey Festival (U19) and the Cal Cup (U19). She has also been a part of the US Field Hockey Futures and the RUSH Development programs. Tatar lettered in cross country, soccer and track and field in high school, earning best newcomer awards in cross country (2007) and track and field (2008, 2010). The three-time San Diego Union Tribune All-Academic Team member is also a three-time California Scholastic Federation award winner.

    Katelyn has the ability to help us on attack as well as the midfield, said MacDonald. I am confident that these three players will have a positive impact on Pacific Field Hockey over the next four years.