Nov. 30, 2005
DAVIS, Calif. -
The UC Davis women's lacrosse program signed prospective student-athletes Olivia Jarem, Lauren Lowe and Molly Peterson to national letters of intent (NLI) during the November signing period. All three prospects are currently seniors in high school and are expected to enroll at UC Davis in the fall quarter of 2006.
Jarem, an attacker from Shenendehowa High School in Clifton Park, N.Y., scored 61 goals as a junior to lead her team and rank second in her league. She garnered first-team Suburban Council Section III All-Star honors and was named to the Albany Times-Union all-area team and Saratognian Dream Team. Jarem also earned second-team Suburban Council All-Star and Times-Union all-area distinction in her sophomore season, while ranking fifth in the league with 58 goals. Additionally, she is a three-time Scholar-Athlete and a member of the 2005 US Lacrosse Academic All-America team.
Lowe is a two-time All-Marin County Athletic League honoree from Tamalpais High in Mill Valley, Calif. She has been selected as her team's Most Valuable Attack for three straight years, posting goal totals of 52, 52 and 56 during those seasons. She also set career highs of 14 assists and 38 ground balls as a junior in 2005. Lowe was selected to the Pacific Regional team that competed at the US Lacrosse national tournament at Lehigh in 2004, and made the Cup of Nations and SoCal Select All-Star teams in 2005. She is also a two-year CIF Scholar-Athlete honoree.
Peterson, a defensive wing from Acalanes High School in Lafayette, Calif., earned honorable mention on the 2005 US Lacrosse Girls High School All-America team. She shot 32-for-48 with 43 draw controls and 53 ground balls as a junior, also garnering first-team All-Diablo Foothill Athletic League honors. As a sophomore in 2004, she scored 20 goals with 85 ground balls, earning unanimous selection to the All-Diablo Valley Lacrosse League first team. In her previous two seasons, Peterson has helped the Dons post a combined 36-7 record and finishes of first (2004) and second (2005) in the North Coast Section. She also won US Lacrosse Academic All-America honors in 2005.
"I am really pleased with this class," said UC Davis head coach Elaine Jones. "All three players bring a lot to the program, both athletically and academically. In addition, not only are they talented student-athletes, but they are also high quality people who will be a great fit for our team. I am really excited to work with them as we continue our transition into Division I."
UC Davis women's lacrosse went 10-9 with a fourth-place finish in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation in 2005. The Aggies kick off their 2006 regular season on February 12 at home against Robert Morris.