Daily Archives: May 1, 2009

Orange County JV Lacrosse Game Of The Week: Foothill Knights JV Boys Lacrosse (16-1) Defeats El Toro Chargers 5-3 To Capture Sea View League Title


 THE FOOTHILL KNIGHTS JV LACROSSE TEAM PLAYED THE SECOND TO LAST GAME OF THE SEASON AGAINST ORANGE COUNTY AND SEA VIEW LEAGUE RIVAL EL TORO AND THE GAME DID NOT DISAPPOINT. BOTH TEAMS HAVE SOLID DEFENSE AND GOOD SCORING OFFENSE AND THE VICTORY ASSURED THE JV KNIGHTS OF A LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP….

Foothill Knights JV Lacrosse played the second and final game against rival El Toro on Thursday...Photo by LaxBuzz

Foothill Knights JV Lacrosse played the second and final game against rival El Toro on Thursday...Photo by LaxBuzz

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El Toro JV Lacrosse scored the first goal against Foothill in what would be a low scoring game where defense and groundballs would decide the game....

El Toro JV Lacrosse scored the first goal against Foothill in what would be a low scoring game where defense and groundballs (#9 Connor Cummins seen here fielding groundball at midfield) would decide the game....(Photo by LaxBuzz)

Foothill Knights JV Lacrosse attack Eric Adamson scored in the second quarter to make it 3-2 against El Toro at the half. (Photo by LaxBazz)

Foothill Knights JV Lacrosse attack Eric Adamson scored in the second quarter to make it 3-2 against El Toro at the half. (Photo by LaxBazz)

 AFTER EL TORO TIED SCORE EARLY IN THE 3RD QUARTER TO MAKE IT 3-3, THE FOOTHILL JV LACROSSE DEFENSE SHUT THE DOOR ON A VERY GOOD OFFENSIVE EL TORO TEAM. DEFENSEMEN CHANCE COOPER, CONNOR CUMMINS, SEAN FEENEY, BRAD GUSTAFSON, ALEX KEUILIAN, AND BRYAN KIFT PLAYED VERY PHYSICAL IN FRONT OF GOALIE ZACK SCHENKER TO SECURE THE VICTORY…..

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The Foothill Knights JV Lacrosse defense and goalie Zack Schenker did not allow El Toro to score in the remaining 18 minutes and 50 seconds of the game....(Photo by LaxBuzz)

The Foothill Knights JV Lacrosse defense and goalie Zack Schenker did not allow El Toro to score in the remaining 18 minutes and 50 seconds of the game....(Photo by LaxBuzz)

 

Foothill Knights JV Lacrosse middie Nick Kos scored at 5:57 of the third quarter to put Knights up for good at 4-3..Photo by LaxBuzz

Foothill Knights JV Lacrosse middie Nick Kos scored at 5:57 of the third quarter to put Knights up for good at 4-3..Photo by LaxBuzz

Foothill JV Lacrosse El Toro 2009

The final Foothill JV Lacrosse goal of game came with 3 minutes left in the 3rd quarter when attack Dylan Miles shot...

Foothill JV lacrosse El Toro 2009

...and the El Toro goalie made a nice save that deflected over to...

 

 

 

 

 

 

Foothill JV lacrosse El Toro 2009

...Foothill JV Lacrosse middie Brenton Bader who quickly fired in the game's final goal to make it 5-3 Foothill. (Photos by LaxBuzz)

  

Foothill Knights JV Lacrosse defensemen Connor Cummins, Chance Cooper and Sean Feeney played shut-down "D" all year...Photo by LaxBuzz

Foothill Knights JV Lacrosse defensemen Connor Cummins, Chance Cooper and Sean Feeney played shut-down "D" all year...Photo by LaxBuzz

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Orange County High School Boys Lacrosse: Foothill Knights Boys Lacrosse Defeats El Toro Chargers 12-10 On April 30 To Win Sea View League Championship


 

Coach Jon Fox: "ET vs FHS is a great rivalry.  Its always going to be a close outcome. Its great the seniors can go out with a Sea View championship." Photo by LaxBuzz

Coach Jon Fox: "ET vs FHS is a great rivalry. Its always going to be a close outcome. Its great the seniors can go out with a Sea View championship." Photo by LaxBuzz

El Toro scored the first goal of game against Foothill...(Photo by LaxBuzz)

El Toro scored the first goal of game against Foothill...(Photo by LaxBuzz)

 LaxBuzz had these comments by Foothill Knights Coach Jon Fox regarding the big Sea View League rivalry:

“El Toro is playing good ball and has some great shooters which gave us problems.  Mclaughlin was the difference today in the face off,  getting us some key face off breaks. Aggressive midfield defensive play by James Song, Mike Upshaw & Chris Cole helped us win the ground ball battle.   Cooper Pickell has 2 key goals off of rebounds and loose balls in front of cage which really helped keep the momentum. Overall we did a better job shooting this time vs ET, although Nick Carrassco made some ridiculous point blank stops to keep the game close…”

...Middie Cooper Pickell tied score at 3-3 in the first quarter against El Toro (Photo by LaxBuzz)
…Middie Cooper Pickell tied score at 3-3 in the first quarter against El Toro (Photo by LaxBuzz)

 

Foothill Middie Chris Cole scores against El Toro in the third quarter...Photo by LaxBuzz

Foothill Middie Chris Cole scores against El Toro in the third quarter...Photo by LaxBuzz

El Toro launched many great shots at Foothill goalies....(Photo by LaxBuzz)

El Toro launched many great shots at Foothill goalies....(Photo by LaxBuzz)

 

Foothill Knights Lacrosse middie Patrick McLaughlin "...was the difference today in the face off, getting us some key face off breaks." Photo by LaxBuzz

Foothill Knights Lacrosse middie Patrick McLaughlin "...was the difference today in the face off, getting us some key face off breaks." Photo by LaxBuzz

 

Foothill Knights Lacrosse middie Michael Upshaw was aggressive on defense and helped Foothill win groundball battle against El Toro (Photo by LaxBuzz)

Foothill Knights Lacrosse middie Michael Upshaw was aggressive on defense and helped Foothill win groundball battle against El Toro (Photo by LaxBuzz)

El Toro goalie "..Nick Carrassco made some ridiculous point blank stops to keep the game close.." (Photo by LaxBuzz)

El Toro goalie "..Nick Carrassco made some ridiculous point blank stops to keep the game close.." (Photo by LaxBuzz)

El Toro launched a barrage of shots at Foothill in the fourth quarter...(Photo by LaxBuzz)

El Toro launched a barrage of shots at Foothill in the fourth quarter...(Photo by LaxBuzz)

 

 

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El Toro Foothill Lacrosse 2009

...El Toro scored their final goal in the fourth quarter to narrow score to 12-10 (Photo by LaxBuzz)

...El Toro scored their final goal in the fourth quarter to narrow score to 12-10 (Photo by LaxBuzz)

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Orange County High School Lacrosse: Corona del Mar Boys Lacrosse Is Undefeated Heading Into Saturday’s Game With St. Ignatius Prep


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Corona del Mar middie Noah Molnar has anchored the Sea Kings all year from the midfield and will play next year at Lehigh.

(From LaxPower.com article)    In every organization there is a motivated leader who is only as successful as his co-workers. The same theory applieso the Corona Del Mar lacrosse program.

Lead by head coach Mark Todd, the Sea Kings are riding the wave of success this season behind their talented coaching staff. The biggest game for the Sea Kings, coincidentally, is their last one of the regular season against St. Ignatius on May 2. Todd will rely on what has helped the team succeed so far–his coaching staff. Assistant coaches G.W. Mix, Mike Ortlieb, Matt Bond, and Sunil Parekh have been instrumental in the squad’s success.

“They make me a better coach,” Todd said. “I am very grateful for my assistant coaches.”

The Sea Kings are extremely fortunate to have great experience on the sidelines, from Todd (who played at Towson) to Mix (a former NCAA coach of the year and former GM of the Los Angeles Riptide). The experienced and talented staff has helped the Sea Kings thrive this year. With an impressive 17-0 record, the Sea Kings have a daunting task ahead of them this weekend against St. Ignatius Prep, LaxPower’s top-ranked team in California.

The Sea Kings finished 12-7 in 2007, 16-4 last year and this season do not have a single blemish on their slate. The Sea Kings are one of two teams in the state still unbeaten along with Loyola-Los Angeles. Todd applauded the play of his defensive players, who are first-year starters and members of the football team as well.

“I knew we were good,” Todd said, “I just didn’t know how good.”

A difficult out-of-conference schedule featured Foothill-Santa Ana and Palos Verdes, which resulted in two wins. Todd acknowledged the team has risen to occasion and his coaching staff does a great job of preparing the team. For example, the Sea Kings have scored fewer than 10 goals only twice all season, and have scored more than 20 goals four times.

Todd and his staff are pleased with the effort and mentality of the squad.

“We are really emphasizing for the kids to keep their heads down, and they are,” Todd said. “We want the guys to focus on each single game and they are doing that.”

The success of the Sea Kings had been largely in part to the leadership of their four captains, in addition to the coaching staff. Captains David Kidushim, Noah Molnar, Andrew Noto, and Ryan Mix have been excellent, according to Todd. All of the captains are seniors except for Mix, a junior midfielder who has committed to Notre Dame. Kidushim scored the game-winning goal against Palos Verde, while Molnar has anchored the Sea Kings all year from the midfield and will play next year at Lehigh. In addition, Noto is a stone wall between the pipes and recently was named one of LaxPower’s West region players of the week.

People are already calling the game against the Wildcats as the California state championship, as the Wildcats represent Northern California while the Sea Kings are from Southern California. Even though it is not the state championship, the game is played on championship-caliber field at Peninsula Park in Newport Beach, overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The field was rented for this specific game. The Sea Kings usually play their games on campus, but the magnitude of this contest called for a special venue.

The Wildcats pose major matchup problems on the offensive side as they are loaded with Division I recruits. The key for the Sea Kings is for their role players to rise to the occasion and not back down. Todd downplays the hype other people are giving to the game, but still acknowledges how powerful the Wildcats are.

“It is a big game, no doubt,” Todd said. “They are definitely the marquee team to beat. It is going to take a lot of work and effort.”

It has been a perfect season so far for the Sea Kings, but the success has come beacuse of a focused team and dedicated coaches. Win or lose this weekend, the Sea Kings look like they are ready to reign for years to come in California.

http://www.laxpower.com/laxnews/news.php?story=15230

California High School Lacrosse Scores For April 30


laxpowerHigh School Boys

CA Acalanes 22, Campolindo 2
CA Berkeley 9, Lick-Wilmerding 4
CA Eastlake 11, Montgomery 9
CA Foothill-Santa Ana 12, El Toro 10
CA Foothills Christian 18, Chula Vista 1
CA Granite Hills 17, El Capitan 1
CA Grossmont 19, Valhalla 7
CA Harvard-Westlake 8, Chaminade Prep 7
CA Huntington Beach 7, Woodbridge 6 (OT)
CA Jesuit-Sacramento 14, Bella Vista 13
CA Laguna Hills 14, San Juan Hills 6
CA Las Lomas 15, Dublin 0
CA Los Alamitos 14, Tesoro 3
CA Loyola-Los Angeles 9, Peninsula 8
CA Otay Ranch 6, Bonita Vista 3
CA Palisades Charter 6, Birmingham 1
CA Redondo Union 5, Beverly Hills 1
CA Trabuco Hills 8, Northwood 7

High School Girls

CA El Toro 13, La Canada 1
CA Granite Bay 11, St. Francis, CA 1
CA Great Oak 9, San Marcos 7
CA Helix Charter 14, Grossmont 2
CA Los Alamitos 16, Newport Harbor 5
CA Los Gatos 15, Saratoga, CA 9
CA Patrick Henry, CA 13, Monte Vista, Spring V. 11
CA Redondo Union 12, Peninsula 4
CA Santana 15, Granite Hills 2
CA St. Ignatius Prep, CA 13, California HS 12
CA St. Margaret’s, CA 18, Mater Dei 1

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

Lacrosse In The United States: Lacrosse Participation Increases 9.1% In 2008 To 524,230 Athletes (US Lacrosse)


us-lacrosse1Lacrosse participation increased 9.1 percent in 2008, according to research by US Lacrosse for its annual participation report. There were 524,230 lacrosse players that were members of organized teams across the country in 2008, from the youth level all the way on up through the professional ranks.

 Youth participation saw the largest percentage of increase in participation over the past year, at 9.8 percent with 265,214 total players in 2008. High school participation was close behind with a 8.3 percent increase and 218,823 players in 2008. Post-collegiate play also increased at a sizable rate of 9.3 percent.

 “We are very proud that participation in the sport has been increasing at such a substantial rate,” said Steve Stenersen, President and CEO of US Lacrosse. “Over the past decade, US Lacrosse has invested millions of dollars in human and programmatic resources to support the sport’s continued national expansion, and we’re pleased to see these positive results.”

 The US Lacrosse Participation Survey is produced annually by US Lacrosse. The survey is used to monitor participation at different levels of the sport across the country. The primary source of data for this report are surveys completed by the 60 US Lacrosse regional chapters that were active in 2008. Data is also used from the US Lacrosse database, National Collegiate Athletic Association, National Federation of State High School Associations, Men’s Collegiate Lacrosse Association and www.laxpower.com. The survey counts only participation on organized teams and does not include leisure time play of lacrosse. A full copy of the participation report is available on the US Lacrosse website (PDF).

 US Lacrosse, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation, is the national governing body for men’s and women’s lacrosse. US Lacrosse has more than 250,000 members in 62 regional chapters around the country. Through responsive and effective leadership, US Lacrosse strives to provide programs and services to inspire participation while protecting the integrity of the game. To learn more about US Lacrosse , please visit www.uslacrosse.org.

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College Men’s Lacrosse Profiles (Video): Duke Men’s Lacrosse Ned Crotty


Tewaarton nominee beat Virginia alone in ACC Semis – 8 Points! and #1 Virginia only scored 5 goals! Best video yet!!!

Northern California High School Boys Lacrosse: #5 De La Salle Spartans Face #11 Monte Vista Danville Mustangs On May 1


 delasallelacrosse21De La Salle Spartans, CA (# 5) vs. Monte Vista Danville Mustangs, CA (# 11)

Two of Northern California’s elite squads will face off for the second time this year with the Mustangs looking for revenge after a 12-11 loss to the Spartans on March 31. The squad is a nice mix of talented underclassmen and experienced seniors but the go-to player is junior attackman Ryan Lieber.

The Spartans have only suffered three losses, to Saint Ignatius Prep (PR: 98.75), Coronado (PR: 98.55) and Amador Valley (PR:96.90). They were the only games in which the Spartans failed to score more than 10 goals. If the Mustangs want to win they will have to limit Spartans senior midfielder Nick Richards from making any plays.

http://www.laxpower.com/laxnews/news.php?story=15195