The MCLA’s Southwest Lacrosse Conference has managed to pack a lot of drama into the last 10 days of the regular season, including the possibility that Loyola Marymount, which was 1-8 just a few weeks ago, still could finish third in its division and make the SLC playoffs. The first round of the SLC Tournament […]
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The Loyola Cubs knocked off Thousand Oaks and Crespi last week behind an aggressive defense that refuses to let opponents get comfortable.
Denver-based 3d Lacrosse has put another stake in the California ground, announcing the opening of a Los Angeles office and the hiring of Arizona State head coach Chris Malone as Director, 3d Los Angeles.
The Newbury Park Panthers swept three games last week to improve to 8-0 and make it clear that they are, indeed, a contender in the Southern Section’s L.A. division.
SLC mainstays Fullerton and Concordia are close to locking up the top seeds in their respective divisions, which turns the focus to teams like Biola, bouncing back from a down year, and San Marcos, in only its third season of existence.
With about a month left in the regular season, it’s a good time to take a look at how the playoff races are shaping up in the Southwest Lacrosse Conference’s two divisions. It’s hard to see anyone besides Chapman or UC Santa Barbara winning the North. No one else has in eight years, going all […]
High school lacrosse teams from the L.A./Ventura half of the Southern Section are getting stronger, but Orange County teams still dominate the power ratings. Which L.A. teams might challenge the O.C. this May?
There’s a big week ahead in high school lacrosse throughout the L.A. area and a lot to catch up on since we posted last, so it’s time to dump out the notebook and try to put some things in perspective.
Our friends over at LaxRatz.com released a series of videos last week previewing the 2014 high school lacrosse season in the Los Angeles area, and both finalists from last spring made the top three. But neither is ranked No. 1 by Drew Rogers and Lane Jaffe.
Saturday marks the first day Southern Section high school lacrosse programs can play official games, and a couple of schools are taking advantage of the opportunity.
Cal State Fullerton poured in four fourth-quarter goals to beat USC 10-5 on a rainy Wednesday night at Royal High School in Simi Valley.
High school season gets under way this weekend, which means last weekend was time for scrimmages all over the Southland. I headed out to Newbury Park, where the Panthers were hosting the first Black Cat Winter Shootout, featuring eight prep programs from L.A. and the Conejo Valley, all of whom were playoff qualifiers last spring.
The MCLA released its first in-season update to the coaches poll, and with most clubs having at least a handful of on-field results to go on, the rankings are the perfect fuel for debate.
The lacrosse world will turn it’s eyes to Denver this summer, when national teams from 38 countries descend on the Rockies for the FIL World Lacrosse Championships. Sharing the field with guys like Paul Rabil, Ned Crotty and Max Seibald will be a somewhat less familiar name, unless you follow the Southwestern Lacrosse Conference’s Division II.
The Lacrosse Network and Total Lacrosse this week announced a partnership to present the Southwest Lacrosse Conference’s (SLC) Game of the Week throughout the 2014 season, starting this weekend when Boston College meets Chapman (4 p.m. PT) in the Coaches vs. Cancer event in Palm Desert.