Daily Archives: April 28, 2009

Los Angeles County Lacrosse: Palisades Charter JV Lacrosse (6-4) Ends Strong Season With Wins Over Redondo Beach And Beverly Hills


 Palisades Charter JV Lacrosse Coach Gus Campos played lacrosse in his homestate of Michigan and moved west to continue his love of lacrosse by coaching in Pacific Palisades. He was joined on the coaching staff by Rick Groel and Dave Cutler. Together they helped the 27 boys on the squad improve their skills in hopes of moving on up to the varsity squad next year…..

Date
Time
Opponent
Field
Result
February 28
10:00 am
CHAMINADE
AWAY
scrimmage
March 6
4:30 pm
LOYOLA
HOME
L,8-1
March 12
4:00 pm
CULVER CITY
AWAY
W,4-3
March 13
4:30 pm
PENINSULA
HOME
W,6-0
March 19
3:00 pm
LOS ALAMITOS
AWAY
L,4-1
March 23
2:30 pm
MANUAL ARTS*
AWAY
W,3-0
April 3
2:30 pm
LOS ALAMITOS
HOME
L,4-2
Spring Break – April 4 thru April 12
April 18
10:00 am
MIRA COSTA
AWAY
L,9-3
April 20
4:30 pm
MANUAL ARTS*
HOME
W,forfeit
April 24
5:30 pm
REDONDO BEACH
HOME
W,4-0
April 25
11:00 am
BEVERLY HILLS
HOME
W,5-0

 

Palisades Charter JV Lacrosse Team - 2009

Palisades Charter JV Lacrosse Team - 2009. Head Coach Gus Campos is in center.

Pacific Palisades JV Lacrosse in action against Chaminade in February 2009.

Pacific Palisades JV Lacrosse in action against Chaminade in February 2009.

Palisades Charter JV Lacrosse middie #18 Hunter Venturelli in face-off against Mira Costa in April 2009

Palisades Charter JV Lacrosse middie #18 Hunter Venturelli in face-off against Mira Costa in April 2009

Palisades Charter JV Lacrosse attack #33 Ricky Lynch driving against Mira Costa.

Palisades Charter JV Lacrosse attack #33 Ricky Lynch driving against Mira Costa.

Palisades Charter JV Lacrosse attack #5 Luke Rivera shooting against Mira Costa.

Palisades Charter JV Lacrosse attack #5 Luke Rivera shooting against Mira Costa.

Palisades Charter JV Lacrosse middie #18 Hunter Venturelli drives...

Palisades Charter JV Lacrosse middie #18 Hunter Venturelli drives...

 

....and shoots against Mira Costa in April 2009 (#18 Hunter Venturelli)

....and shoots against Mira Costa in April 2009 (#18 Hunter Venturelli)

Palisades Charter JV Lacrosse goalie #0 Johnny Bolan

Palisades Charter JV Lacrosse goalie #0 Johnny Bolan

Palisades Charter JV Lacrosse middie #18 Hunter Venturelli

Palisades Charter JV Lacrosse middie #18 Hunter Venturelli

California High School Lacrosse Scores For April 27


laxpower25High School Boys

CA Anaheim Servite 12, Esperanza 5
CA Beckman 16, University Irvine 3
CA Bellarmine Prep 16, Leland 0
CA Cate School 11, Malibu 10 (OT)
CA Corona Del Mar 24, San Juan Hills 1
CA Crespi 6, Oaks Christian 3
CA Foothills Christian 11, Eastlake 4
CA Hilltop 14, Montgomery 7
CA Laguna Hills 14, Irvine HS 5
CA Los Gatos 9, Saratoga 4
CA Manual Arts HS 17, South Gate 5
CA Menlo-Atherton 17, Burlingame 3
CA Mountain View 8, Sacred Heart Prep 6
CA Newport Harbor 12, Marina 5
CA Otay Ranch 19, Chula Vista 2
CA Poway 15, Fallbrook 4
CA Rancho Bernardo 15, Mount Carmel 4
CA San Lorenzo Valley 14, Santa Cruz 4
CA St John Bosco 4, Sage Hill 3
CA Torrey Pines 14, San Marcos 2

High School Girls

CA La Costa Canyon 10, Rancho Bernardo 5
CA Laguna Hills 15, Irvine 3
CA Poway 12, Westview, CA 11

http://www.laxpower.com/common/scoreboard.php

College Men’s Lacrosse (Video): Tewaaraton Award Candidates For 2009


California Lacrosse: Pacific Collegiate School In Santa Cruz, CA Is Finding Success In Second Season


Samir Chaudry coaches the young PCS team which includes two girls. (Dan Coyro/Sentinel)

Samir Chaudry coaches the young PCS team which includes two girls. (Dan Coyro/Sentinel)

Pacific Collegiate didn’t have a lacrosse team two years ago when Gus Samios was preparing to enter as a freshman. But Samios wasn’t going to let that minor detail stop him from playing the sport he loves.

At first, Samios, who started playing in the Harbor Lacrosse Club in sixth grade, thought he would try to get permission to play for the team at Santa Cruz or Harbor High.

Harbor coach Bob Rivers had another idea: Why not start a team at PCS?

Samios was skeptical. PCS was ranked the third-best academic public high school in the country in December by U.S. News, but isn’t known for its athletics. Samios was only 13 years old, and doubted anybody would want to take up a new sport to play with freshmen.

“There were only two or three of us that had ever played, so it seemed out of the question. It seemed like a huge thing to do that, something two eighth-graders weren’t capable of,” Samios said. “Bob Rivers really encouraged us. He said it was the No. 1 growing sport in Northern California and across the U.S., and that the rest of the coaches would be into having new up and coming competition.”

Samios and fellow freshman Rowan Sloss decided to go for it. They presented their case to Santa Cruz Coast Athletic League coaches at a scheduling meeting before the 2008 season, and began raising money for the team with weekly barbecues during lunch at school. They worked for six months fundraising, looking for a coach, buying equipment and uniforms,and finishing the paperwork to join the league.

 

“It seemed like it was going to be hard, but we both really, really wanted to play, so we were pretty much going to do anything to get the team started,” said Sloss, who started playing with the Harbor club in eighth grade.

The kids were successful. Last spring, they were part of the first team ever to put on a black and white PCS Pumas lacrosse uniform. Most of their teammates had never played before, and the team finished 0-14, but Samios and Sloss both said the season provided some of the best times of their lives.

“It’s amazing, I am just loving it. Last year was fun. We got crushed a lot and that was hard, but this year we came out and we beat SLV, beat Soquel, beat Santa Cruz,” Sloss said.

At 3-9 entering today’s 7 p.m. game at Aptos, Pumas coach Samir Chaudry said the team is improving everyday, with Samios leading the team in goals and Sloss as the Pumas’ defensive stopper.

“This whole year being the underdog, we’re showing a lot of schools that didn’t expect to be beat by PCS — the little artsy, academic school — that we’re for real,” Samios said.

Chaudry, who was an assistant coach last year and plays lacrosse for UC Santa Cruz, said Samios’s self-motivation has spread to the rest of the team, and that’s why the Pumas are finding success.

“It really comes from the kids,” Chaudry said. “They did a lot of stuff outside of practice to get themselves ready and become an organized lacrosse team.”

The team is so organized it raised the roughly $2,500 needed to fund the team and had about $500 left over to donate to PCS’s math department, Samios said.

“The school’s not as much oriented on sports, but they were so supportive of us, which made us really happy about doing it. We wanted the support to be a two-way road,” Samios said.

Now a sophomore, Samios said he’s taken a break from building organizations from the ground up. He’ll still work to improve his school as his class secretary, and is running for vice president in today’s student-government elections. He’s also taking flying lessons at Watsonville Municipal Airport and wants to earn his pilot’s license. He’d like to study aerospace engineering when he gets to college.

That’s two years away, though, and right now he’s focused on keeping his lacrosse team moving forward.

“The reason I started it was because I love lacrosse and it was not available to me,” Samios said. “I’m not going to not do it because of that. That’s not going to stop me.”

http://www.santacruzsentinel.com/sports/ci_12242607

Lacrosse Coaching Corner (Video): Virginia Men’s Lacrosse Top Offensive Plays


Quint breaks down 3 of Virginia’s most successful offensive lacrosse plays.

College Lacrosse Recruiting: NCAA Policies Towards Athletic Aid To Lacrosse Student-Athletes (Victory Collegiate Consulting)


victorycollegiateconsulting12Do all NCAA college teams offer athletic aid?

 

Division I and II athletics programs can offer athletics scholarship, but division 3 schools are not permitted to offer athletics aid. Many division IAA programs (The Ivy League, Patriot League etc) do not offer athletics scholarships at this time. Junior College and NAIA programs may offer athletics related aid.

 

 

Tom Kovic
Victory Collegiate Consulting
610-620-3189
The “go to” Information Site

California High School Boys Lacrosse: Corona Del Mar Boys Lacrosse To Face St. Ignatius Prep Lacrosse On Saturday At 3 P.M. At Peninsula Park In Newport Beach


Corona Del Mar LacrosseTwo of the top boys’ lacrosse teams in California will play at 3 p.m. Saturday at Peninsula Park in Newport Beach when Corona del Mar takes on San Francisco St. Ignatius Prep.st-ignatius-lacrosse-rob-emery1

Corona del Mar is ranked No. 1 in the Southern Section and No. 6 in the state by laxpower.com and St. Ignatius is the top-ranked team in the state. Since there are no state playoffs, this game could come close to determining an unofficial state champion.

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/varsitytimesinsider/2009/04/boys-lacrosse-state-powers-to-meet-saturday-in-newport-beach.html