Trio of Tartans Celebrate Signing Day

St. Margaret’s seniors , , and commemorated their commitments to play NCAA Division 1 lacrosse at signing day ceremony on Wednesday.

All three Tartans are multi-sport athletes.  Barkate and Miles play on the St. Margaret’s basketball team, Groeninger is a First-Team All-League soccer player.

, Harvard University

Barkate will study government and play lacrosse at NCAA Division-I Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass.  Barkate was a 2018 U.S. Lacrosse All-American, First Team All-CIF selection, U.S. Lacrosse Notable Player of the Week, OC Register Player of the Week and selected to the Orange County National team delegation. She compiled five goals and two assists and helped capture St. Margaret’s first Southern Section Championship in 10 years this past May.

At the club level, Barkate was named All-American, Under Armour Underclass Notable player, Highlight and Command team selection. She also competes for the varsity basketball team at St. Margaret’s.

Barkate also has been a two-time Presidential Volunteer Service Award recipient and is a regular volunteer at the Boys and Girls Club of San Juan Capistrano. She also volunteers her time as a lacrosse coach.

, Bryant University

Groeninger will study business and play lacrosse for NCAA Division-I Bryant University in Smithfield, R.I.

A four-year varsity starter for the Tartan lacrosse team, Groeninger has so far accumulated 297 career points, including 146 goals. He has been named a two-time First Team All-County, two-time U.S. Lacrosse All-American and 2018 OC Varsity and U.S. Lacrosse Orange County Player of the Year. Kevin served as team captain and led the Tartans to the U.S. Lacrosse Orange County Championship in 2018.

Groeninger’s club accomplishments include being named an Inside Lacrosse four-star recruit, being selected to the West Region Under Armour Underclass selection in 2016 and 2018, and was also a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes National teams in 2016 and 2018.

Groeninger is also a member of the Tartan varsity soccer program where he is a two-year starter and 2017 First-Team All-League selection.  He has volunteered with Special Camp for Special Kids and Atria Retirement Home.

, University of Pennsylvania

Miles will study business and play lacrosse at NCAA Division-I University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.

A First Team All-Orange County selection in 2018, Miles will serve as a team captain for the Tartans in 2019. She led St. Margaret’s in ground balls, interceptions and takeaways during the 2018 campaign.

Miles has also been selected to the Under Armour Underclass All-American and U.S. Lacrosse National Tournament teams in 2017 and 2018.

Miles has also been an integral member of the Tartan basketball program as a junior and soccer program as a freshman and sophomore. She has devoted her free time to volunteering as a youth lacrosse coach, participating in coaching clinics at the U-11, U-13 and U-15 levels.