Field Hockey Signs Lucky Seven To NLI's

Lauren Copeland is one of seven signees to the Aggie program.
 
Lauren Copeland is one of seven signees to the Aggie program.
 

Feb. 6, 2013

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DAVIS, Calif. -- UC Davis women's field hockey has earned National Letter of Intent commitments from seven prospective student-athletes, head coach Vianney Camposannounced on Wednesday, the first day of the winter signing period. Alphabetically, the all-California recruiting class comprises Eden Borsack of Encinitas, Lauren Copeland of Fallbrook, Courtney Hessler of Sunnyvale, Katriona Jackson of Moorpark, Kristin Rodgers of San Diego, Agustina Singh of San Jose and Kayla Wigney of Huntington Beach.

All seven are seniors at their respective high schools and are expected to enroll at UC Davis in the fall of 2013. The newcomers will join freshman Ali Camposwho joined the program this winter.

"I am thrilled to sign these incredible field hockey players, students, and young women to our university," said head coach Vianney Campos. "These players have been following our program over the last four years and have developed a very strong and committed passion to Aggie field hockey that will help them and us get to the next level.

"We have signed some of California's best talent and I am very excited to see this class make a quick impact in our program," she added.

Borsack wrapped up her three-year career as a forward and midfielder at La Costa Canyon High School last fall. She garnered first-team All-Avocado West League honors as a senior captain, adding team MVP distinction. Borsack previously earned her team's Rookie of the Year award as a sophomore. Borsack also plays lacrosse for the Mavericks, helping the team to a 20-1 record and a North Lacrosse League championship last spring.

Lauren Copeland has garnered All-San Diego County and All-San Diego Section Div. I honors in each of her two seasons at Fallbrook High School, including first-team nods as a senior last fall. She began her career as a defender, then scored seven goals as a sophomore midfielder to win team MVP accolades. Copeland, who has also competed at the National Futures Championship and National Indoor Tournament on the club scene, scored four goals as a junior and eight goals with 11 assists as a senior. Off the field, the honor roll student has participated in the National Charity League for six years.

Hessler, a two-year forward at Archbishop Mitty High, received All-San Jose Mercury News honorable mention and second-team All-Blossom Valley Mount Hamilton acclaim as a senior. She helped the Monarchs to a Central Coast Section championship in 2012, one year after the team posted a perfect 20-0 league record. Hessler has also played three years for the San Jose Fly club, helping her team finish seventh at the Disney tournament.

Jackson played only soccer at La Reina College Prep, which does not sponsor varsity field hockey. She earned Defensive MVP honors as a junior on the soccer field, and has enjoyed six years of hockey action on the club scene with Hollywood Field Hockey and the Camarillo Cougars.

Rodgers, three-sport standout at Serra High School, has opted for field hockey over lacrosse in beginning her collegiate career. She earned a spot on the All-San Diego Section second team as a junior, then improved to first-team status last fall after scoring 25 goals as a senior. In all, Rodgers helped the Conquistadors to three straight CIF-SDS Division II banners - among 18 total won by her school. She also starred in lacrosse as an attack wing, tallying goals totals of 58 and 71 in her two previous seasons.

Singh put the finishing touches on an outstanding career at Archbishop Mitty, scoring 36 goals with eight assists en route to Central Coast Section and San Jose Mercury News Player of the Year awards. A teammate of fellow NLI signee Courtney Hessler, she has boosted the Monarchs to a combined 39-4-2 record in the past two seasons, plus a Blossom Valley Athletic League title in 2011 and the CIF-CCS championship last fall. Singh, the section's Junior of the Year and a first-team honoree in 2011, also starred for the Stanford Lightning and Gilroy Infinity club programs. She has competed in four National Futures Championships, three Futures Elite, five USFHA Futures IIA, two AAU Junior Olympics. Singh also earned a spot at the Junior National team training camp in 2011. In all, she has helped her teams to three gold medals and two silvers at the California Cup in her club career.

Wigney is a three-time All-Sunset League honoree at Huntington Beach High School, snaring second-team distinction as a sophomore, an Offensive MVP nod as a junior and overall league MVP award as a senior. Most recently, she made the Harrow Sports/NFHCA High School All-America third team in December, making her just one of two Californians to earn such national plaudits. Wigney scored 11 goals with eight assists in 2010, improved to 33 goals and 10 assists in 2011, then hit career highs of 39 goals and 17 assists as a senior last fall. She also competed for HB Wave, helping her U-19 squad to a third-place finish at the Cal Cup and a team championship at the Cal 6v6 tournament in 2012.

Campos comes to UC Davis after earning three varsity field hockey letters, one of them at Davis High School and the final two as a junior and senior at Scripps Ranch High School in San Diego. She was an all-league first-team honoree at Scripps Ranch, while also garnering all-division first-team and all-county first-team accolades. She also helped lead her team to a CIF-San Diego Section Div. I championship and a perfect 27-0 record. Campos earned second-team all-league and all-division honors during her junior season, a season after scoring 38 goals as a sophomore at Davis High School, just one off the school record.

UC Davis went 8-12 overall with a 3-3 record in the NorPac West Division last fall. The Aggies finished their season with a 5-2 win over Pacific in the conference tournament consolation game.