Authors Posts by Jim Loftus

Jim Loftus

Jim grew up a fan of all sports but became a lacrosse fan when he moved to New England in 1999 and his oldest son started playing. Now his two younger sons have taken up the crosse, and the sport now borders on an obsession. A veteran of sports media, he now resides in the Los Angeles area and hopes to feed that obsession by posting about L.A. lax on the interwebs. Follow him on Twitter.
Tim Penix, Newbury Park

Newbury Park makes late coaching change; Tim Penix out

Roughly four months after finishing the school's most successful lacrosse season in five years as a full-fledged CIF program, Newbury Park informed coach Tim...
Chris Malone, Arizona State

Malone brings 3d Lacrosse hybrid methods to L.A.

The influence of box lacrosse on the field game is getting easier and easier to find. If you watched any of the NCAA Tournament...
Adrenaline All-American Game

South dominates second half to win Adrenaline All-American Game

The Adrenaline All-American Game, played Saturday night in Mission Viejo, had everything you'd expect from an all-star game -- highlight-reel finishes, slick stickwork, tremendous athletic ability and plenty of determination. In the end, the balance tipped in favor of the South squad, which surged ahead late in the third period and held off a North rally to post a 20-15 victory at Capistrano Valley HS.
Foothill, Nate Marano

Foothill, JSerra players lead OC All-American honorees

Southern Section champion Foothill and south bracket runner-up JSerra each had two players named among the seven 2014 U.S. Lacrosse All-Americans chosen by coaches for the Orange County area.
Palos Verdes, David McCann and Jarrett Jones

Palos Verdes duo among five L.A.-area All-Americans

Palos Verdes juniors Stanton Gilbertson and David McCann added to their list of postseason accolades this week. when they were named U.S. Lacrosse All-Americans for the L.A. area. The duo join three other players, two of them fellow Bay League competitors in earning the honor.
Culver City, Elliot Stanger

Elliott Stanger, Sammy Edwards earn top honors in Ocean League

Midfielder Elliott Stanger of league champion Culver City was named the Ocean League's MVP, and Beverly Hills attack Sammy Edwards earned the league's offensive player of the year award.
Newbury Park, Mikey Marinelli and Chucky Smith

Newbury Park’s Marinelli, Smith among area All-Americans

Newbury Park junior goalie Mikey Marinelli and junior defender Chucky Smith were named U.S. Lacrosse All-Americans from the Ventura County area for the 2014 season. Two other Panthers also received postseason honors, along with three players from Oak Park.
Thousand Oaks, Nick Auger

Auger named Marmonte League MVP; eight Lancers honored

Junior attack Nick Auger of league-champion Thousand Oaks was named the Marmonte League's most valuable player, one of eight Lancers honored with selection to the all-league teams.
Palos Verdes, Stanton Gilbertson

PV juniors Gilbertson, McCann earn top honors in Bay League

Palos Verdes didn't win the Bay League by much, needing a win over rival Peninsula down the stretch to clinch the title, but the Sea Kings pulled it out and were rewarded with 10 selections among the 25 players identified by the league's coaches for postseason honors.
Panos Lacrosse

Panos Lacrosse offering five-day camp in Simi Valley this June

Panos Lacrosse is offering a five-day lacrosse camp for boys ages 8-18 at Rancho Simi Community Park from June 23-27. Registration for the camp closes May 24.
Silverfin Lacrosse

Silverfin offering three week-long camps this summer

The Silverfin Lacrosse Club is offering three week-long instructional day camps this summer in the San Fernando and Conejo Valleys, each aimed at players ages 7-14.
Roman Holthouse, Harvard Westlake

Juniors Holthouse, Dixon share top honors in Mission League

Junior attacks Roman Holthouse of league-champion Harvard Westlake and Alex Dixon of third-place Crespi Carmelite, which upset Harvard Westlake in the playoffs, were named...
Los Alamitos girls lacrosse

Los Alamitos wins girls section title after Agoura backs out

Last Saturday, the Los Alamitos girls won their sixth consecutive U.S. Lacrosse Southern Section championship, beating Oak Park 20-6 at Huntington Beach HS. Los Alamitos was scheduled to face North bracket champion Agoura, but the Chargers chose their senior prom over playing in the championship game.
Foothill, Nate Marano

Marano powers Foothill past Palos Verdes in section title game

The Foothill Knights once again took their place atop the Southern Section boys lacrosse pedestal, beating Palos Verdes 15-10 Saturday at Huntington Beach HS in the U.S. Lacrosse Southern Section championship game. The Knights outscored PV 7-1 in the second quarter to take control, mostly on the strength of dominant faceoff play, crisp ball movement and the scoring of junior attack Nate Marano.
Committed (Movie)

‘Committed’ sheds light on lacrosse recruiting process

A recently released documentary by Harvard Westlake coach Alex Weber takes an inside look at the college lacrosse recruiting process with the goal of helping players and parents understand what college coaches truly are looking for.