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.
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.
Faceoff-specific training seems to be a growing trend in lacrosse, with organizations like Greg Gurenlian’s Faceoff Academy and FOGOLax teaching faceoff specific mechanics and drills. Adrenaline caught the faceoff bug over the summer with its first Faceoff Challenge in Orange County. Now, ADRLN and the Faceoff Factory are bringing the program to Los Angeles on Dec. 28 and to San Diego on Dec. 29.
A few weekends ago, the Adrenaline High Rollers: SoCal recruiting event took place at Orange Coast College. Our friends at MaxLaxOC attended the event and put together two awesome videos, including a video of the High School All-Star game.
Earlier this month, the Santa Monica Vikings Lacrosse club announced that Santa Monica High School (SAMOHI) will be fielding CIF lacrosse teams for both boys and girls beginning this school year.
At least 14 schools from Thousand Oaks to San Diego have postings up for lacrosse coaches, with the jobs ranging from varsity head coach to freshman assistants. Los Alamitos, for instance, is looking for assistants to fill out new coach Chris Jewett’s staff.
A number of high school coaching vacancies have been filled over the past few months, including the top spots at Orange County schools Santa Margarita, Los Alamitos, Beckman, Trabuco Hills and Mater Dei. Among those taking over new programs is former Mira Costa coach Chris Jewett.
The U.S. Lacrosse Southern Section finals featured impressive young faceoff specialists in Ryan Harnisch, Philip Thompson and Rizal Smith. Later this month, Adrenaline is offering a combined training session and faceoff competition with its 2013 Faceoff Challenge.
Last week we shared the list of 25 SoCal players named as All-Americans by U.S. Lacrosse, and today we have 11 more players to honor as U.S. Lacrosse has released its Academic All-American list.
Twenty-five Southern California players representing 21 schools and four U.S. Lacrosse areas were named All-Americans following the recently completed spring high school season. Most impressive? Six of them are juniors, meaning we’ll see them again next spring.
Last week 24 Seven Lax brought you the Baltimore Under-Armour All-America Underclass team, and today we’ve got the West team for you. Of the 24 players selected to the squad, two hail from Orange County and five from San Diego.
In a rematch of last year’s title game, Torrey Pines avenged its 2012 overtime loss by defeating La Costa Canyon 7-5 in the CIF San Diego Championship.
Sophomore midfielder and faceoff specialist Ryan Harnisch was named Player of the Year in Orange County in the OC Register’s annual All-County boys lacrosse team selections.
Eight Southland players were among the 50 selected to participate the 2013 Adrenaline All-American Game, scheduled for Saturday, June 8, at 7 p.m. at Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa.