Orange County High School Lacrosse: Dana Hills Boys Lacrosse In First Year Of CIF Status Off To 3-0 Start; Dana Hills Girls Lacrosse Much Improved In 2009


danahillshighschool-lacrosseThe Dolphins are off to a 3-0 start this year on the heels of a 4-9 campaign last year, its first as a CIF sport. Coach AJ Leahy returns a cast of veteran players, led by senior attackmen Ethan Heine and Colin McLaughlan. Already the two have combined for 19 goals this year. Goalie Ryan Tuley anchors the defense along with defensemen and ground ball machines Ryan Shimizu and Rory Weinell. Cole Altuzarra and Jonathan Garcia provide speed and balance at midfield.

“I’d be really pleased with a 10- to 12-win season,” said Leahy, who has 17 games scheduled this year. “We have good athletes, and our stick skills are improving.”

Leahy hopes to fare well in league play, with Mission Viejo standing out above Dana, San Clemente and Capo Valley.

Boys Lacrosse Schedule
03/16: vs. El Dorado, 5:30 p.m.
03/20: at Esperanza at Valencia, 5:30 p.m.
03/21: vs. Marina, 12 p.m.
03/24: at San Clemente, 5:30 p.m.
03/27: at Capistrano Valley, 5:30 p.m.
04/01: vs. Aliso Niguel, 5:30 p.m.
04/03: at Mission Viejo, 5:30 p.m.
04/04: vs. Servite, 3 p.m.
04/15: vs. Tesoro, 5:30 p.m.
04/17: vs. San Clemente, 5:30 p.m.
04/21: vs. Capistrano Valley, 5:30 p.m.
04/24: at Aliso Niguel, 5:30 p.m.
04/28: vs. Mission Viejo, 5:30 p.m.
05/01: at Tesoro, 5:30 p.m.

GIRLS LACROSSE

Coach Mike Weinell’s second-year squad returns 18 members from last year’s 4-9-1 team. His daughter, Meggan, is a senior and was voted the team’s MVP last year after leading in scoring. She’s joined by junior midfielder Jordyn Bonanni, sophomore Ruth Frey and attacker Hayley Therrien as the team’s top returnees.

Still awaiting CIF status, the team has high hopes this spring. “They’re 20 times better than they were a year ago,” said Weinell, who had 37 girls come out for the varsity and junior varsity teams this year. “I’m very optimistic.”

Girls Lacrosse Schedule
03/18: vs. J Serra, 5:30 p.m.
03/23: at El Toro, 4 p.m.
03/24: vs. Trabuco Hills, 6:30 p.m.
03/25: vs. San Clemente, 5:30 p.m.
03/27: vs. Capistrano Valley, 5:30 p.m.
03/31: at Aliso Niguel, 5:30 p.m.
04/02: vs. Peninsula, 5:30 p.m.
04/03: vs. Mission Viejo, 5:30 p.m.
04/14: at Tesoro, 5:30 p.m.
04/17: at San Clemente, 5:30 p.m.
04/21: at Capistrano Valley, 5:30 p.m.
04/24: vs. Aliso Niguel, 5:30 p.m.
04/28: at Mission Viejo, 5:30 p.m.
05/01: vs. Tesoro, 5:30 p.m.

 

 

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