Lauren Hanson coach at Marist HS in Eugene

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Lauren Hanson coach at Marist HS in Eugene

Post by Geezaldinho on Wed Mar 13, 2013 6:26 pm

From the Catholic Sentinal

3/8/2013 9:35:00 AM
Former UP player to coach Marist soccer

Lauren Hanson

EUGENE — Lauren Hanson has been named head varsity soccer coach for the Marist High School girls team.

Hanson was an associate coach at the University of Oregon women’s soccer program until 2011. Before that, she spent nine seasons as both a player and assistant coach with the University of Portland women’s soccer program, where she was part of NCAA national championships as a player in 2002 and a coach in 2005.

“I am excited to be a part of Marist High School and its athletic program,” Hanson said, adding that Marist seems like a "perfect fit."

Reflecting on her own approach to soccer, she emphasized her background at UP. Clive Charles, University of Portland coach during the time she played, "will forever be a mentor of mine and touched the lives of so many that he worked with," she said. "He had an amazing ability to teach life lessons through soccer and developed the entire person. He was a huge inspiration to all those who played for him. It has always been my goal to pay forward the passion, leadership, respect, professionalism — and the list goes on — that Clive taught me."

Hanson was a four-year starter for the Pilots at center back. She was named to Soccer America’s 11-player MVP team as a senior. She was selected ninth overall in the 2003 professional draft by the New York Power. She also played on the the U.S. National Team.

A native of Newport Beach, Calif., Hanson, formerly Lauren Orlandos, graduated from UP in 2003 with a bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies. She is married to Travis Hanson and they have a son, Cole, and a daughter, Taylor.

Hanson has worked extensively with club teams in the Portland area. As a member of the FC Portland coaching staff, she assisted the U-16 girls Maroon team to both the 2005 and 2006 state championships.

Marist principal, Jay Conroy and athletic director Sharee Waldron call Hanson "an outstanding role model and leader for young women."



Congrats to her!


I hope they don't try to challenge her in scrimmage... Smile

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Re: Lauren Hanson coach at Marist HS in Eugene

Post by UPSoccerFanatic on Wed Mar 13, 2013 11:03 pm

From what I know of Marist, this is a really great fit. Somewhat like OES and Catlin Gabel here in Portland. An interesting but not widely known fact is that Judge Coffin (US District Court Magistrate officed in Eugene) has coached the Marist boys. I don't know if he still coaches. Much like my starting years coaching tennis at St. Mary's Academy, he's managed to fit it in with a full time plus workload. Those of us who do this -- and I know of several others -- are sort of crazy.

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Re: Lauren Hanson coach at Marist HS in Eugene

Post by A_Fan on Fri Mar 15, 2013 4:58 pm

More like Jesuit I am told by an alumnus. They disassociated themselves from the Marist brothers a few years ago. Still Catholic, but lots of well off non-Catholics in attendance.

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Re: Lauren Hanson coach at Marist HS in Eugene

Post by slick on Wed Mar 20, 2013 8:15 am

Congrats to her. Her MVP-level play contributed greatly to the '02 title run.

Remember watching the 2002 "round-of-eight" match at Stanford, sitting in the small bleachers behind the south goal.

A group of Santa Clara players, having qualified for the semi-final round with a win earlier that day, were right in front of us--watching the run of play, most of their comments were about Lauren's defensive prowess.

Old cliche: Defense wins championships!

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Lauren is now the San Jose St. Head Coach!!

Post by DoubleDipper on Wed Dec 18, 2013 9:35 pm

http://www.sjsuspartans.com/sports/w-soccer/spec-rel/121813aaa.html
Dec. 18, 2013
San Jose, Calif. - Lauren Hanson, winner of NCAA Women’s College Cup championships as a coach and player, accepted the position of San José State University women’s soccer head coach. Athletics Director Gene Bleymaier made the announcement.

Hanson won both of her NCAA Women’s Cup championships with the University of Portland. In 2005, she was an assistant coach with the Pilots and in 2002, was the team captain of Portland’s championship team.


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Re: Lauren Hanson coach at Marist HS in Eugene

Post by Geezaldinho on Thu Dec 19, 2013 12:24 am

Terrific hire for them. She will do well.

Congrats to her

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Re: Lauren Hanson coach at Marist HS in Eugene

Post by A_Fan on Thu Dec 19, 2013 5:52 am

I wonder if this means we may be seeing the Spartans on the Pilots schedule in the future.

Congratulations to Lauren.

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