Soccer Program Inks Five

EUGENE, Ore. – Experience at the national team level is a common thread among the five student-athletes who signed National Letters of Intent with the Oregon soccer program, head coach Graeme Abel announced Thursday.

Joining the team for the 2024 season will be two players from Hawaii as well as one each from Oregon, Texas and London.

Springfield, Ore., native and Marist High School product Cloe Chase will stay home to play college soccer. She’ll be joined by a pair of Hawaiians – Kailee Chavez (Makakilo) and Carly Cormack (Honolulu) – Ariane Haysman Boaler (England) and Taylor Person (Frisco, Texas).

“We are so excited welcome this class to our program,” said Abel. “When we started the process of identifying what we needed, we wanted to make sure this class had the personality and character to come in and impact us right away. We believe we have found a great blend of athleticism, technical ability and work ethic that helps our roster immediately.

“This past year was about building our group through experience to set our program up for the future – that experience will be shared amongst our signees so they can hit the ground running.”

Ariane Haysman Boaler, F, London, England

Notre Dame High School, Club: Silicon Valley Soccer Academy

Spent 11 years as part of the Silicon Valley Soccer Academy and led the Northwest Conference in scoring. Led SVSA to the Girls Academy Northwest League championship. Three-time ODP California North state and regional team honoree. Was named an ECNL all-regional player. Was in the northern California player development program for four years. Attended Notre Dame High School (California), but did not play soccer there. Originally from London, England.

Haysman Boaler on Oregon

“The women’s soccer facilities stood out more than any other program I visited, as well as the campus being impressive. The soccer program impressed me in many ways, the main ones being the coaching staff and the goals this program has.”

Coach Abel on Haysman Boaler

“Ari is a pure goal scorer. Her ability to strike a ball with pace is a phenomenal quality. She has pace and the athleticism to be a very good collegiate forward. When recruiting her, we loved her ability to strike from various ranges and her willingness to take chances to create goal-scoring opportunities. Our job is to now help Ari bring those skills to Oregon so she can impact at the collegiate level.”

Kailee Chavez, D, Makakilo, Hawaii

Pearl City High School, Clubs: Hawaii Rush SC, Classics Elite ECNL SC, Colorado Rush Academy

Chavez has extensive experience playing elite competition at the club level. Her teams won the U15 and U16 Hawaii state championships and the U16 Super Black title. He teams made the national playoffs for the U15 Girls Academy, U15 Surf Cup and U17 ECL tournaments. Was also a two-year member of Hawaii’s Olympic Development program and spent one year with the West Region ODP team. Member of the Honor Roll at Pearl City High School.

Chavez on Oregon

“I chose the University of Oregon because I was looking for a campus close to home, had my program of study, and allowed me to experience a variety of activities as a student-athlete. I was impressed with the technological advances within the facilities, the consistent academic support for student athletes and the inclusive culture created by the coaches.”

Coach Abel on Chavez

“Adding top talent from a proven recruiting area for Oregon is key and Kai fits right into that. Kai has the pace and athleticism to be a very good modern attacking outside back. She can create off the dribble but then can deliver a ball with a real high quality. Her ability to play on both sides of the field will make her incredibly valuable to our program.”

Cloe Chase, M, Springfield, Ore.

Marist High School, Club: Portland Thorns Academy

One of the top goal scorers in state history, Chase led Marist High School to the 2022 Oregon 4A title and a runner-up finish in the 2023 tournament. Finished her career 10th all-time in Oregon high school career goals with 113, which is the Marist career record, and fifth all-time with 265 career points. Was a four-year 4A all-state and all-Sky-Em league selection. Named the 2021 Sky-Em player of the year. As a senior in 2023, scored 47 goals (fifth in state history) with 19 assists for 113 points (second in state history). The two-time team captain scored a career-high six goals in a match twice as a senior with a high of four assists as well. In club ball, was named to the 2023 ECNL NW first team as Portland Thorns Academy advanced to the ECNL national round of 16. In track and field, was the 2022 and 2023 4A Sky-Em League long jump champion for Marist and finished second at the 4A state meet.

Chase on Oregon

“I chose to attend the UO because of the opportunities that it offered me. It had everything that I was looking for in terms of location, education, and athletics. I was most impressed by the great team culture of the soccer program and the values they hold as a team. I loved the resources that were made available for the student-athletes, and the efforts to broadcast these opportunities.”

Coach Abel on Chase

“Adding the elite talent in the state is always a number one goal and we feel Cloe is just that. Cloe’s ability in the air and ability to cover ground with and without the ball sets her up for a great collegiate career. She has been able to add goals to her game in the last couple of years and we can’t wait for her to transfer those abilities to the college game. Our job is to now help her transition that skill set into college so she can impact right away.”

Carly Cormack, M, Honolulu, Hawaii

Punahou High School, Clubs: East Meadow SC ECNL, Leahi SC, Heat FC ECNL

A member of the U.S. Youth National Team, Cormack was named the 2023 Gatorade Hawaii state player of the year after scoring 12 goals with five assists for Punahou High School. That year, she also was named the United Soccer Coaches state player of the year and the Honolulu Star-Advertiser player of the year after leading Punahou to the Division 1 Hawaii state championship. She was named an Interscholastic League of Honolulu first team all star. Cormack got a call-up to the U16 U.S. National Youth Team in 2021. She was also a U.S. National U14 Team Camp participant and moved on to the Olympic Development Program (ODP) national team in 2022-23. In club ball, her team was the USYS Far West champions in 2022 and won the Oahu League championship in both 2022 and 2023. Named a National High School Coaches Association (NHSCA) 2023 academic All-American. Played at the same high school as former Duck True Dydasco (2017-22).

Cormack on Oregon

“The University of Oregon has a legacy of Hawaiian players, who I’ve looked up to growing up and have only had great things to say about the school and soccer program. In being around the coaching staff, it is clear that they are passionate about what they do and how they value the girls not just as players, but also as people.”

Coach Abel on Cormack

“Oregon has such a great reputation and history with their student-athletes from Hawaii. Adding the Gatorade Player of Year is a great addition for us. Carly’s huge personality, creative ability and technical qualities are going to be a big factor for us in the midfield. Carly has the ability to find space in tight areas, but then also the technical ability to act in those spaces. In addition to her technical qualities, Carly is a tough, strong kid and will be a great addition to our team in the midfield.”

Taylor Person, F, Frisco, Texas

Lovejoy High School, Club: FC Dallas

Person is ranked No. 75 nationally overall by TopDrawer Soccer and is No. 28 at forward. She is a 10-time participant at U.S. National team pool training camps, including the U16 Girls National Team. She was a member of the team that won the 2015 USA Futsal national championship. She helped Lovejoy High School share the 2020 District 10-5A championship in her only year of prep soccer by scoring 18 goals with 12 assists. Was named United Soccer Coaches all-state, TASCO first team all-region, Dallas Morning News All-Area Team, District 10-5A Offensive Most Valuable Player and team MVP. Her club team, FC Dallas, was the 2023 ECNL Texas Conference champions and advanced to sweet 16 in the national playoffs. The year before, FC Dallas took second place in Texas and advanced to elite eight nationally. In 2021, FC Dallas finished second in Texas and advanced to round of 16 at the national tournament. Person was a U14 2020 TopDrawer Soccer Goal of the Year nominee and was named Under 15 Best XI at the 2021 ECNL national playoffs. She ran track and helped Lovejoy win the 2023 Region, Area, and District 10-5A track and field championships. Individually, Person was a 2023 all-area qualifier in the 300 hurdles and was named first team all-district in the 300 hurdles. A National Honor Society member. Her father Stephen Person played college football at Willamette University, while her mother Christina Person played college softball at San Diego State.

Person on Oregon

“I was born in Oregon and grew up cheering for the Ducks. Everyone always says you get a feeling when you’re on campus or at a school when you know it’s the right one. That’s exactly what I felt at Oregon. I knew I was home and exactly where I was supposed to be. On my visit, I got to meet the team and talk with all the staff members, and they made me feel so comfortable and confident I could succeed there within their culture.”

Coach Abel on Person

“Taylor’s pure finishing ability is going to give us more goal scoring threats up top. Taylor plays with an intensity and passion that we love to coach. She has a very good soccer brain and IQ that will be a great addition for us higher up the field. Additionally, her passion and love for Oregon is incredible, it really is in her blood and anytime you have that passion for something you’re playing for, that little bit extra will always show. She will arrive in January, so she’ll get the added benefit of jump-starting her collegiate journey.”