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.
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 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.
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 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.
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 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.
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 co-players of the year in the Mission League for 2014. The league’s coaches honored 24 players, with 11-player lists for first- and second-team all-league accompanying the two players of the year. […]
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.
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.
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.
Agoura won its second consecutive North division title on a goal from senior Kelsie Garrison with less than 30 seconds to play in overtime, beating Oak Park 20-19. The Chargers (18-1) will face South Division winner Los Alamitos (14-6) on Saturday (11 a.m.) at Huntington Beach HS for the overall section title.
Wednesday night’s U.S. Lacrosse Southern Section North bracket title game was all about speed, and Palos Verdes simply had more than Oak Park, and it propelled the Sea Kings to a 9-6 victory and another North division championship.
After trailing 3-0 early in the first quarter, the No. 1-seeded Foothill Knights came back to defeat No. 3 JSerra 12-8 in the 2014 Orange County championship game Wednesday night at Aliso Niguel High School.
If someone had said in February that Oak Park and Palos Verdes would meet for the U.S. Lacrosse Southern Section North championship come May, few would have batted an eye. The folks at LaxRatz.com, in fact, listed OP and PV Nos. 1 and 2 in their preseason rankings. Still, it’s doubtful anyone expected these teams […]