Daily Archives: May 29, 2009

La Costa Canyon Girls Lacrosse To Face Torrey Pines In CIF-San Diego Section Lacrosse Championship Game


La Costa Canyon High's Jackie Candelaria, right, and Sam Slavinsky celebrate their win over Rancho Bernardo in the CIF San Diego Section girls lacrosse semifinals on Thursday. (Photo by John Koster - For the North County Times)

La Costa Canyon High's Jackie Candelaria, right, and Sam Slavinsky celebrate their win over Rancho Bernardo in the CIF San Diego Section girls lacrosse semifinals on Thursday. (Photo by John Koster - For the North County Times)

On Thursday, LCC’s top-seeded girls lacrosse team clinched a berth in the section final with a 16-5 victory over Rancho Bernardo in the semis. The Mavericks will face rival Torrey Pines on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at Helix.

The LCC girls dispatched Rancho Bernardo (12-6) with ease for the third time this season. Much like the first two meetings —- 10-5 and 15-5 wins by the Mavs —- there was little doubt from the outset.

Kylee Gibson scored the game’s first goal almost six minutes into the first half. Candelaria scored twice before the Broncos cut the deficit to 3-1 on a goal by Chaz Major.

But the Mavericks (17-4) scored the next eight goals to secure their spot in yet another final against Torrey Pines, which beat Coronado 9-8. The Falcons snapped the Mavericks’ 11-game winning streak with an 11-10 win in the regular-season finale.

“We wanted them,” said Candelaria, wearing an ice pack on her left knee. “This will make it even sweeter to play Torrey Pines in the finals.

“We played Coronado in last year’s finals, so it’s good to play someone new. But we really wanted another shot at Torrey Pines on Prom Night.”

The Stanford-bound Candelaria finished with six goals, giving her a team-high 77 this season. Jackie Mills, Kendra Keenan and Mills added three goals each, and goalie Sam Slavinsky made 10 saves.

“Part of the plan was to take control of the game right away, and when we had opportunities to go to the net, we had to score,” LCC coach Katie Dolan said. “We jumped on them pretty good all three times.”

Allison Proehl and Hannah Smith each scored two goals for the Broncos.

“We expected a battle to the end,” Broncos coach Kadi Stamper said. “We had to maintain possession of the ball, but we couldn’t do that very well.”

http://www.nctimes.com/articles/2009/05/29/sports/highschool/z70578595e686a41f882575c5001bb5d0.txt

La Costa Canyon Boys Lacrosse Has 10 Different Players Score In 15-3 Victory Over Cathedral Catholic To Earn CIF-San Diego Title Matchup With #1 Coronado


La Costa Canyon's Alex Pardieu, left, and Cathedral Catholic's Alex Pascale battle for the ball during the Mavericks' victory in the CIF San Diego Section boys lacrosse semifinals. (Photo by John Koster - For the North County Times)

La Costa Canyon's Alex Pardieu, left, and Cathedral Catholic's Alex Pascale battle for the ball during the Mavericks' victory in the CIF San Diego Section boys lacrosse semifinals. (Photo by John Koster - For the North County Times)

The La Costa Canyon Boys lacrosse team overwhelmed Cathedral Catholic 15-3 for a date with top-seeded Coronado in the championship match at 5 p.m., also at Helix.

Timmy Andrews, Alex Perdieux, T.C. Whaley and Michael Gennuso scored two goals each and 10 different players scored as the No. 2 Mavericks won their 14th straight game.

“Our defense has been a staple all year,” LCC coach Dallas Hartley said. “It’s one of the best defenses around.

“We wanted to go into this last game hot and we got what we wanted, another shot at Coronado, which is a very good team.”

http://www.nctimes.com/articles/2009/05/29/sports/highschool/z70578595e686a41f882575c5001bb5d0.txt

2009 College Women’s Lacrosse Tewaaraton Trophy Winner: Northwestern’s Hannah Nielsen Wins Award As Nation’s Best Lacrosse Player For Second Year In A Row


The same week she capped her senior season with her fourth national title, Northwestern senior Hannah Nielsen was named Thursday as the winner of her second straight Tewaaraton Award, given to the nation's best lacrosse player.

The same week she capped her senior season with her fourth national title, Northwestern senior Hannah Nielsen was named Thursday as the winner of her second straight Tewaaraton Award, given to the nation's best lacrosse player.

Last weekend the Northwestern women’s lacrosse team nabbed their fifth straight national title. And on Thursday, NU senior Hannah Nielsen was again awarded the Tewaaraton Trophy, given to the nation’s best lacrosse player. It is Nielsen’s second straight Tewaaraton, and that after NU’s Kristen Kjellman won the award in 2006 and 2007. No player – besides Kjellman and Nielsen – has won the award twice in a row, nor has any school.

In helping the Wildcats to their first undefeated season since 2005, Nielsen racked up a bevy of records. In 2009, she set the single-season and single-game bests for assists – 83 and 10, respectively – in addition to becoming the NCAA’s all-time assist leader with 223. She also set NCAA Tournament records with 16 assists in 2009, and had a total of 35 Tournament assists in her four years at NU, also a record. Predictably, she was named to the 2009 All-Tournament team for the third straight season.

Nielsen will leave Northwestern undefeated at home (42-0) and in the NCAA Tourney (26-0).

“Hannah has does everything for this team,” said head coach Kelly Amonte Hiller in a statement released by Northwestern Athletics. “More than ever she has taken the lead for us this season. She is one of the most dominant players that I have seen and I can’t think of a better way for her to top her career.”

This most recent Tewaaraton comes after Nielsen was already named Player of the Year by WomensLacrosse.com as well as WomensLax.com.

In addition – yeah, it’s a long list – Nielsen led the nation in points in 2009 with 142, the second highest single-season total in history. She also had 398 career points, good for third all-time in Div. I. She had three game-winning goals in 2009, and scored at least one point in her final 67 games at NU.

http://northwestern.scout.com/2/868166.html

2009 College Men’s Tewaaraton Trophy Winner: Cornell Men’s Lacrosse Middie Max Seibald Excelled On Field, In Classroom And Community


"Winning the Tewaaraton Trophy is an absolute honor, and it tops off the best four years of my life as a member of the Cornell lacrosse team," said Seibald. "It is a gratifying feeling to work so hard to reach a goal, and then accomplish it, and winning this today is so amazing because I have worked so hard everyday to be the best player I could be. I want to thank my coaches and teammates for pushing me and making me the player I am, and setting me up for success. It has been an unbelievable ride, and although it is no national championship trophy, to me this is the next best thing."

"Winning the Tewaaraton Trophy is an absolute honor, and it tops off the best four years of my life as a member of the Cornell lacrosse team," said Seibald. "It is a gratifying feeling to work so hard to reach a goal, and then accomplish it, and winning this today is so amazing because I have worked so hard everyday to be the best player I could be. I want to thank my coaches and teammates for pushing me and making me the player I am, and setting me up for success. It has been an unbelievable ride, and although it is no national championship trophy, to me this is the next best thing."

Max Seibald has been named the winner of the 2009 Tewaaraton Trophy, the premier award in collegiate lacrosse. He becomes Cornell’s first recipient of the award and just the third player in the Tewaaraton’s nine-year history to win the trophy despite not winning a national championship (Matt Danowski, Duke, 2007; Doug Shanahan, Hofstra, 2001).

In addition to the Tewaaraton, Seibald was named the winner of the Diane Geppi-Aikens Scholarship, presented by CSTV in recognition of community service. The award was presented to Seibald, and a donation in his name will be made to the charity of his choice.

The awards are the latest in a long list for Seibald, who was recently named the winner of both the USILA Lt. Raymond J. Enners Award, for the Outstanding DI Player of the Year, as well as the USILA Lt. Donald MacLaughlin Jr. Award, for the Outstanding Midfielder of the Year. He was also selected as the Lowe’s Senior Class Award winner for his achievements in the classroom, in the community and on the playing field.

“After having coached against the four candidates other than Max, I know that it was an honor for Max to be selected as a finalist for this year’s Tewaaraton Trophy,” said Cornell head coach Jeff Tambroni. “Our staff could not be more proud of the career Max has had. To end his time at Cornell as the recipient of this prestigious award is a very fitting ending to a terrific career. We are all very proud of Max and would certainly like to congratulate him and his family for all that they have done and meant to the Cornell lacrosse family.”

One of the recent greats in a tradition-rich lacrosse program, Seibald became one of just three Cornell players to earn All-American honors four times during their career when the teams were announced last week. A two-time Tewaaraton Trophy finalist, he has been named first-team All-American for the past three seasons, after earning a second-team selection as a freshman.

Seibald is also the only men’s lacrosse player in the history of the Ivy League to be named a four-team first-team All-Ivy selection. He has racked up 141 career points, the most ever by a Big Red midfielder, and has proven to be one of the most consistent players in the country, having registered at least one point in 59 of his 62 career games. Seibald capped his senior season by ranking second on the team with 28 goals and third overall with 38 points. He also had 46 ground balls to his credit and won 19 of 40 face-offs (.475) on the year.

http://www.laxpower.com/laxnews/news.php?story=15588

CIF-San Diego Section High School Girls Lacrosse Championships: #1 La Costa Canyon Defeats Rancho Bernardo 16-5, #3 Torrey Pines Defeats #2 Coronado 9-8; Finals Set For May 30


 Cif San Diego

CIF SAN DIEGO SECTION/TOYOTA

2009 GIRLS’ LACROSSE CHAMPIONSHIP

La Costa Canyon 16, Rancho Bernardo 5
Torrey Pines 9, Coronado 8

#1 La Costa Canyon     Vs.    #3 Torrey Pines

Saturday, May 30  at   7:30 PM

 Helix Charter H.S.

CIF-San Diego Section Boys Lacrosse Championships: #1 Coronado Boys Lacrosse Defeats Rancho Bernardo 13-6, #2 La Costa Canyon Defeats Cathedral Catholic 15-3; Islanders To Face Mavericks On Saturday, May 30 In Championship Game


 Cif San Diego

CIF SAN DIEGO SECTION/TOYOTA
 2009 BOY’S LACROSSE CHAMPIONSHIPS
 
 Coronado 13, Rancho Bernardo 6
La Costa Canyon 15, Cathedral Catholic 3
 

 

#1 Coronado        Vs.       #2 La Costa Canyon

Saturday, May 30, 5:00 

Helix Charter H.S.
 

 

 

Oregon Club Lacrosse: Beaverton Youth Lacrosse Invitation-End Of Season Tournament On June 13th; 86 Youth Boys Teams From Oregon And Washington State To Compete


beavertonyouthlacrosselogoOn June 13, 2009 the Beaverton Youth Lacrosse Invitation-End of Season Tournament will be taking place.  Beaverton Youth Lacrosse is a league dedicated to teaching lacrosse to youth in a positive environment since 2002. 

Lacrosse in Beaverton Oregon has become increasingly popular in the last 6 years and the competitive select teams competing at this tournament represent the best of Beaverton and local Oregon and Washington state clubs.

There will be a total of 86 youth lacrosse teams participating.   There will be 3 levels consisting of 3rd/4th, 5th/6th, and 7th/8th totaling more than 1,300 youth boys playing the game of lacrosse.  

The games will be held at three separate locations throughout Beaverton , Oregon .   Participating teams will be arriving from the State of Washington , southern and eastern Oregon , as well as the local Portland metropolitan area youth lacrosse teams.   June 13 will prove to be an exciting day of lacrosse for Beaverton , Oregon .