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.
Author Archive | Jim Loftus
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.
San Marcos is back to its high-scoring ways, having replaced the graduated Kyle Peterson with freshman Austin Jenkin. The third-year club has a young roster, but its out to make a name for itself nonetheless.
Seven nationally ranked MCLA clubs — including defending champion and preseason No. 1 Colorado State and last year’s runner-up and current No. 2 Colorado — will compete this weekend in the first Lax Coaches vs. Cancer event, benefitting the American Cancer Society.
Arizona State and UC Santa Barbara reinforced this weekend why they are perennial contenders for the Southwest Lacrosse Conference championship. Chapman, the third perennial contender in the SLC, makes its debut this weekend.
Ten of 12 club teams from Pac-12 schools, five of them ranked in the MCLA Top 25, will gather at UCLA this weekend for the annual Pac-12 Shootout taking place Saturday and Sunday at the North Athletic and Intramural fields.
UNLV post two SLC divisional victories on a SoCal road trip, taking a big step toward the playoff berth it narrowly missed last season. And UC Santa Barbara overcame an early deficit to easily defeat visiting Stanford.
UC Santa Barbara, ranked No. 6 in the preseason MCLA coaches poll, plays host to No. 11 Stanford in what appears to be the marquee matchup of a fairly full Week 2 MCLA schedule.
In May, the MCLA national tournament comes to Orange County. But in March, Southland lacrosse fans have an early opportunity to show their support for the game at its highest levels with the Pacific Coast Shootout.
The 2014 MCLA season got under way last weekend with a handful of local games, as well as few out of the area that should be of interest to fans of Southland teams. Here’s a quick recap of what went down.