Southern Section Class of 2012

Evan Meister, Matt Lien
Evan Meister (Harvard-Westlake/Colorado College) and Matt Lien (Crespi/San Diego State) are among the future collegians in the Southern Section.

Editor’s note: Three more names added since first posted. Keep ’em coming; we’ll keep updating.

Southland Lax has scoured lists posted in a number of places to be able to present the Southern Section Class of 2012 — talented senior lacrosse players who will be playing in college next season. With a mix of college choices ranging from MCLA to NCAA Division I, we wish all players continuing their lacrosse careers best of luck at the next level!

Evan Meister, Matt Lien
Evan Meister (Harvard-Westlake/Colorado College) and Matt Lien (Crespi/San Diego State) are among the future collegians in the Southern Section Class of 2012.

Los Angeles
Cole Bender, Palos Verdes, Defense — UC Santa Barbara
Grant Consoletti, Oak Park, Attack — Navy
Connor Doyle, Crespi, Midfield — Chapman
Zack Fixen, Palos Verdes, Attack — Maryland
Graham Francis, Palos Verdes, Midfield — MIT
Zach Goodman, Chadwick, Goalie — Washington U
Austin Hafdell, Mira Costa, Midfield — Birmingham Southern
Luke Hegeman, Westlake, Attack — Chapman
Zach Henkhaus, Palos Verdes, Midfield — Bucknell
Jace Hodder, Calabasas, Goalie — Beloit
Matt Lien, Crespi, Defense — San Diego State
Evan Meister, Harvard Westlake, Attack — Colorado College
Austin Mercado, Great Oak, Midfield/FO — Chestnut Hill
Dakota Randall, Mira Costa, Attack — York College
Connor Reilly, Thousand Oaks, Midfield/Attack — Chapman
Dakota Rohlin, Great Oak, Midfield — Jacksonville
Sterling Root, Oaks Christian, Defense — Colorado College
Romare Smith, Palos Verdes, Midfield/FO — Ohio Valley
Jack Vonarb, Crespi, Attack/Midfield — San Diego State
Tyler Wenker, Palisades Charter, Midfield — Santa Clara
Micah Yaldezian, Westlake, Goalie, Chico State

Orange County
David Abady, Huntington Beach, Defense — UC Santa Barbara
Aaron Azoff, San Juan Hills, Attack — Adams State
Evan Backal, San Juan Hills, Defense — Carthage
Chris Bauer, St. Margaret’s Episcopal, Midfield — UC Santa Barbara
Brad Bochesa, Foothill, Attack — Sonoma State
Steve Brandenburg, Los Alamitos, Attack — Colorado Mesa
Jake Craycraft, El Toro, Midfield — Dominican (Calif.)
Matt English, Corona del Mar, Defense — Cal Poly
Taylor Epp, Corona del Mar, Midfield/FO — UC Santa Barbara
Nolan Johnson, Corona del Mar, Goalie — Bridgewater
Jonathan Kassity, San Clemente, Attack — Whittier
Michael Keasey, Corona del Mar, Midfield — Yale
Alex Keuilian, Foothill, Defense — Dominican (Calif.)
Connor Klug, Woodbridge, Attack — UC Santa Barbara
Nolan Lynch, St. Margaret’s Episcopal, Defense/LSM — Gettysburg
Micah McDonough, Capistrano Valley, Defense — Southwestern
Jack Murrel, Newport Harbor, Defense — Haverford
Michael Ortlieb, Corona del Mar, Goalie — Holy Cross
Connor Padgham, Northwood, Goalie — Gonzaga
Alex Rainey, Dana Hills, Attack/Midfield — Adams State
Nick Reem, Foothill, Defense — Ohio State
Riley Robinson, Newport Harbor, Attack — Rollins
Robbie Romero, Mission Viejo, Midfield — Adams State
Will Ross, Foothill, Defense/LSM — Hendrix
Patrick Shevelson, Foothill, Goalie — Kenyon
Matt Smidt, Northwood, Defense/LSM — Sonoma State
Ryan Suttle, J Serra Catholic, Goalie — Santa Clara
Stephen Suttle, J Serra Catholic, Midfield/FO — Santa Clara
Tilghman Tuebner, Servite, LSM — Nazareth

Who’d we miss?
This list was compiled from sites such as, ESPN Lacrosse and, as well as personal knowledge and conversations with players and coaches. Chances are we missed someone — or we have someone heading to the wrong school — and we’d like to know about it so we can get it right and give credit where credit is due.

If you know of other graduating Southern Section players playing in college next season, let us know by commenting below or tweeting @SouthlandLax!


  1. Hunter
    Kimpler- J Serra –  Marymount College PV – MCLA D2Daniel
    Colin- West Torrance (Club)- Marymount College PV – MCLA D2Kevin
    Kamar- West Torrance (Club)- Marymount College PV – MCLA D2