It didn’t take long for Graeme Abel to secure the first recruiting coup in his Oregon career.
The first-year women’s soccer coach announced on Tuesday that Oregon has signed Callan Harrington, the all-time state scoring leader from Jesuit High School in Portland who had previously committed to Washington.
The forward wrapped up her prep career last fall with 133 career goals, including a single-season record 55 goals as a senior as she led the Crusaders to their third straight Class 6A state title.
She passed former U.S. national team star and Hillsboro High alum Tiffeny Milbrett for the state record with a pair of goals in the 3-0 championship game win against Mountainside, extending Jesuit’s unbeaten streak to 58 games.
"Adding a player with the technical and character qualities is a great signing for us," said Abel, who was hired on Dec. 30 to replace Kat Mertz, who resigned after seven seasons at Oregon. "Callan knows she is coming into an environment where she can evolve as student-athlete and maximize her potential."
Harrington was the 2019 Oregon Gatorade girls soccer player of the year, the Class 6A player of the year and was named the prep girls soccer player of the year by the Oregon Sports Awards.
The Ducks were 5-9-5 last season and return their top-three goal scorers in former North Eugene standout Jordan Wormdahl (seven), Ally Cook (five) and Zoe Hasenauer (four).
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