THURSDAY LOCAL SPORTS NEWS/Pintens leaves Oregon for athletic director job at Loyola Marymount


Tiffeny Milbrett has been named to the National Soccer Hall of Fame.

The Aloha native had a standout career at the University of Portland (1990-95) and with the United States national team (1991—2005).

Milbrett is the third former Portland Pilot to be named to the hall, joining men's goalkeeper Kasey Keller and women's midfielder Shannon MacMillan.

A forward, Milbrett remains the Pilots' all-time leader in goals per game (1.39), which ranks second nationally. She is second in career goals for the Pilots (103).

In 204 appearances with the national team, Milbrett scored 100 goals and had 61 assists. She helped the U.S. win the Women's World Cup in 1999 and an Olympic gold medal in 1996 — when she scored the winning goal in the gold-medal game.

Professionally, Milbrett was the MVP of the Women's United Soccer Association in 2001 as a member of the New York Power.

In 2011, Milbrett was inducted into the West Coast Conference Hall of Honor. In 2012, she became a member of the University of Portland Athletics Hall of Fame. At Portland, she helped the Pilots to their first NCAA Tournament berth (1992) and first championship game appearance (1995).

Milbrett, one of five members of the 2018 Hall of Fame class, was informed of her selection by 2016 inductee Brandi Chastain during a family gathering on Thursday.

The others who learned on Thursday that they have been selected were former Portland Thorns coach and U.S. women's national team midfielder Cindy Parlow Cone, former men's national team goalkeeper Brad Friedel, former U.S. Soccer and U.S. Youth Soccer President Bob Contiguglia and Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber.

Parlow Cone coached the Thorns for their inaugural season in 2013, when Portland won the first National Women's Soccer League championship.

The induction ceremony will Oct. 20 at the newly constructed National Soccer Hall of Fame in Frisco, Texas.


Craig Pintens is leaving the University of Oregon athletic department after seven years as an associate athletic director for the Ducks.

Pintens was named Thursday as the new athletic director at Loyola Marymount in Los Angeles.

At Oregon, Pintens was the Senior Associate Athletic Director responsible for ticket sales, marketing and media relationships. He also was heavily involved with Oregon's relationship with Nike.

At LMU, Pintens replaces William Husak, who is retiring after 20 years as the Lions' athletic director. Pintens is scheduled to start his new position on June 25.


Oregon State 

Six players received All-America honors on Thursday. The program's previous season record was four (2006, 2017). 

Outfielder Trevor Larnach and catcher Adley Rutschman were named All-Americans by Baseball America and Collegiate Baseball. 

Pitchers Luke Heimlich and Jake Mulholland received recognition from Collegiate Baseball while infielders Cadyn Grenier and Nick Madrigal were selected by Baseball America. 

Larnach was a first-team choice by Baseball America and second-team selection by Collegiate Baseball. He is hitting .324 with 64 RBIs and 17 home runs.

Heimlich made Collegiate Baseball's first team and leads the nation with 14 wins. His 139 strikeouts rank fourth. 

Rutschman was named to Baseball America's second team and Collegiate Baseball's third team. The sophomore is batting .391 with 25 extra-base hits and 63 RBIs. 

Grenier also was a Baseball America second-teamer. He has a .335 batting average and 42 RBIs. 

Madrigal was selected to Baseball America's third team despite missing 26 games. He carries a 1.000 fielding percentage and .395 batting average into the third-seeded Beavers' NCAA regional matchup with Northwestern State at 7 p.m. Friday at Goss Stadium. 

Muholland was a third-team choice by Collegiate Baseball. His 14 saves are tied for 11th nationally.  

- Oregon State also had seven players earn all-Pac-12 first team honors and two receive player of the year awards. 

Heimlich was named Pac-12 Picher of the Year for the second consecutive season. Grenier picked up his first Defensive Player of the Year honor. 

Pitcher Bryce Fehmel and outfielder Steven Kwan joined Heimlich, Grenier, Larnach, Rutschman, Madrigal and Muhollond on the Pac-12 first team. 


Pitcher Kenyon Yovan from Westview High was named to the Pac-12 first team, and four other Ducks earned honorable mention honors. 

Jakob Goldfarb, Kyle Kasser, Matt Mercer and Spencer Steer were selected to the honorable mention group. 

Yovan closed the season with a 6-4 record, 2.98 ERA and five saves. The sophomore also struck out 98 batters in 84 2/3 innings. 

Goldfarb, a junior outfielder, led UO in batting average (.308), runs (35), triples (2), on-base percentage (.397) and slugging percentage (.487). 

Kasser is a senior second baseman who posted a .278 batting average and tied Goldfarb for the team lead in hits with 60.  

Mercer went 5-7 with a 4.16 ERA. A senior, Mercer struck out 86 in 88 2/3 innings. 

Steer, a sophomore third baseman, hit .275 with four home runs and 37 RBIs.


Kickoff times and broadcasting rights for four Oregon and Oregon State football games were announced Thursday. 

The 122nd Civil War will be played at 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 23 at Reser Stadium. The game will air on FS1. 

Oregon and Oregon State open their seasons on Saturday, Sept. 1 with games against Bowling Green and Ohio State, respectively. The Ducks' home matchup with the Falcons is set for a 5 p.m. kickoff on the Pac-12 Network. The Beavers' game at Ohio State starts at 9 a.m. PT (ABC). 

Oregon then faces Portland State at 11 a.m. on Sept. 8 at Autzen Stadium. The Beavers' home opener against Southern Utah is slated for a 5 p.m. start that day at Reser Stadium. Both games will air on the Pac-12 Network. 

The two teams will finish their nonconference slates on Sept. 15. Oregon takes on San Jose State at 2 p.m. at Autzen, with the Pac-12 Network doing the broadcast. Oregon State travels to Reno for a 4 p.m. kickoff against Nevada (ESPN3). 


Concordia University has added Kat Tarr as an assistant coach. 

Tarr spent 2017 as the Portland Thorns Development Academy's assistant coach and head coach of Washington Timbers.  

She played in the Women's First Division of the German Bundesliga with SGS Essen-Schoenbeck from 2009-2013. Tarr concluded her playing career as a defender for the Thorns in 2014. 

Tarr is a graduate of the University of Missouri. 


Outside hitter Taylor Borup has transferred from North Carolina to Oregon. 

Borup, who will be a 6-4 junior, is eligible to compete in the 2018 and 2019 seasons. 

Borup earned Atlantic Coast Conference all-freshman team honors. She averaged 2.13 kills per set with a .247 hitting percentage. 

Injuries hindered Borup last season, when she averaged 2.12 kills per set to go with 28 blocks and 26 digs. 

Borup was the 17th-ranked recruit on's "Senior Aces" list coming out of high school. She is from Leesburg, Virginia.


Oregon 11, Arizona State 6

• The Ducks won a back-and-forth slugfest Thursday morning in the opening game of the Women's College World Series at Oklahoma City.

No. 1 seed Oregon advanced to a 4 p.m. PT game against No. 5 Washington, which beat No. 4 Oklahoma, 2-0.

No. 8 Arizona State struck first, taking a 2-0 lead on a home run in the top of the first inning.

Oregon tied the score in the bottom of the first on singles by Jenna Lilley, Alexis Mack and Gwen Svekis, the latter driving in both runs.

The Ducks took a 5-2 lead with a three-run third, then added a run in the fourth.

Shannon Rhodes had an RBI single to break the 2-2 tie, and Lauren Burke followed with a two-run triple.

In the fourth, an unearned run scored after singles by Lilley and Mack.

ASU closed the gap with a two-run HR in the fifth.

A two-run blast by Haley Cruse in bottom of that frame extended Oregon's lead to 8-5.

In the sixth, Rhodes belted a homer over the fence in center field to boost the lead to 11-5. The blow came after a four-pitch, two-out walk to DJ Sanders and an infield hit by Svekis.

The Ducks finished with 14 hits, while the Sun Devils had eight off two UO pitchers, starter Miranda Ellish (who worked five innings) and reliever Megan Kleist.


• Former Oregon Ducks star Aaron Wise was tied for 85th after the opening round of the Memorial Tournament at Dublin, Ohio.

Wise shot a 3-over-par 75 in the annual tournament hosted by Jack Nicklaus.

The leaders at 65 were Abraham Ancer, Joaquin Niemann and Hideki Matsuyama.

Tiger Woods opened with a 72 and at Muirfield Village Golf Club and was tied for 47th.


• Wyndham Clark, a rookie from the University of Oregon, fired a 5-under 66 and trails by two shots after one round of the Rex Hospital Open at Raleigh, North Carolina.

Clark, who ranks ninth on the Tour money list, had six birdies and one bogey at TPC Wakefield Plantation.

The leader is Sebastian Munoz, by one shot over Sepp Straka.

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