Oregon Tech Women’s Soccer Signs Two Local Standouts
Jackie Gardner (Left) and Kylie Durant (Right) Sign Letters of Intent to Play Soccer at Oregon Tech
KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Head Soccer Coach Mike Hedlund announced the recent addition of Kylie Durant from Mazama High School and Jackie Gardner from Klamath Union High School to the 2013 Oregon Tech roster.
“Having student athletes the caliber of Jackie and Kylie choose to stay and attend Oregon Tech is a great indication of where our program is headed.” said Hedlund. “They are excellent players and they both had many other offers. I am very excited to add these two proven team leaders to Oregon Tech.”
Durant, a 5-3 forward, led her team in scoring the last three seasons scoring a total of 97 goals. Durant led her team to Oregon State 4A Championship title in 2010. She was named Skyline Conference MVP in 2012 and 1st Team All-State in both 2011 and 2012 while also being named 1st Team All- Skyline Conference her sophomore through senior years. Durant was a 2-year captain for her team as they won 3 conference championships and competed in 2 state championship games.
In addition to her high school career, Durant played for the Oregon State Olympic Develop Program from 2010 through 2012. She also played for numerous competitive travel teams including Basin United Fury and Elite, Grants Pass United, Willamette Possession, Rogue Valley Reign and Rogue Valley Timbers 94G.
Kylie is the daughter of Mark and Angela Durant of Klamath Falls, Oregon and plans on majoring in Diagnostic Medical Sonography at Oregon Tech.
Gardner, a 5-2 midfielder, was a four year varsity player for Klamath Union. She was voted team Captain and team MVP her junior and senior seasons. During her senior season, Gardner scored 12 goals and had 6 assists, leading her team to the 2nd round of the state 4A playoffs. She was named to the 1st Team All Skyline Conference in both her junior and senior seasons.
In addition to her high school soccer career, Gardner was also a standout basketball player for Klamath Union, earning 1st Team All-Skyline Conference and Defensive Player of the Year her senior season.
Jackie is the daughter of Crystal Agard-Miller and Erwin Miller of Klamath Falls, Oregon and plans on majoring in Psychology at Oregon Tech.
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