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Colorado Boys Lacrosse: State Champion Arapahoe Warriors (16-3) Place 5 On All-Colorado Boys Team

Colorado Player of the Year: Attacker Eric Law, above, had 62 goals this season for state champion Arapahoe, making a winner of coach Guy Cerasoli. (Karl Gehring, The Denver Post )

Colorado Player of the Year: Attacker Eric Law, above, had 62 goals this season for state champion Arapahoe, making a winner of coach Guy Cerasoli. (Karl Gehring, The Denver Post )

A Michael Beimford Cherry Creek Sr.
A Frazier Cavness Kent Denver Sr.
A Eric Law Arapahoe Sr.
M Drew Babb Arapahoe Sr.
M Chace Calkin Mullen Sr.
M Jonas Kurronen Mullen Sr.
M Patrick Murray Kent Denver Sr.
M C.J. Schmidt Regis Sr.
M R.C. Willenbrock Cherry Creek Sr.
D Zack Arthur Cherry Creek Sr.
D Davis Gunter Arapahoe Jr.
D Kyle Hertcher Heritage Sr.
G Ryan Elliott Arapahoe Sr.

Arapahoe High School Boys Lacrosse 2009 Schedule and Results

Date Opponent Conference PR Rank Score   COR
3/12 at Kent Denver (12-3) CO FRange 97.3 3 L 7-  8   -0.300  
3/21 at Smoky Hill (8-7) CO Centenn 89.4   W 16-  2   0.000  
3/23 at LaSalle College HS (21-4) PA Cath-No 99.7   L 7-  9   -0.200  
3/24 at Malvern Prep (11-9) PA IAC 97.0   L 6-  7 2ot -0.275  
3/26 at Archbishop Ryan (7-10) PA Cath-No 87.8   W 11-  1   0.000  
4/06 REGIS JESUIT (11-6) CO So-Sub 94.8 7 W 6-  5   0.075  
4/08 MULLEN (14-3) CO Centenn 97.6 2 W 16-  6   0.225  
4/10 at Eaglecrest (5-8) CO Centenn 80.7   W 18-  1   0.000  
4/15 at Cherokee Trail (4-9) CO Centenn 84.5   W 16-  3   0.000  
4/16 OVERLAND (4-7) CO Centenn 79.7   W 16-  1   0.000  
4/20 vs. Heritage # (13-2) CO So-Sub 95.8 4 W 10-  4   0.075  
4/22 at Cherry Creek (11-7) CO Centenn 95.2 5 W 14-  6   0.175  
4/24 GRANDVIEW (8-9) CO Centenn 90.7   W 17-  2   0.000  
4/27 vs. Littleton # (6-9) CO So-Sub 86.2   W 15-  2   0.000  
4/28 at Denver East (7-8) CO FRange 89.7   W 13-  9   0.025  
5/06 WHEAT RIDGE (8-9) CO Foothil 89.7   W 19-  6   0.000  
5/09 vs. Chatfield # (12-6) CO Foothil 94.2 9 W 17-  5   0.075  
5/13 vs. Regis Jesuit # (11-6) CO So-Sub 94.8 7 W 11-  5   0.075  
5/16 vs. Mullen # (14-3) CO Centenn 97.6 2 W 7-  6   1.250  

San Diego High School Girls Lacrosse: Four San Diego Lacrosse Players Named To All-America Team By US Lacrosse

Cif San DiegoUS LacrosseFour San Diego Section girls lacrosse players were named All-America by U.S. Lacrosse.

First Team All-America:

  1. Jackie Candelaria (La Costa Canyon)
  2. Melissa Humphrey (Coronado)
  3. Gina Holslag (Scripps Ranch)

Honorable Mention:

  1. Becky Trees (Torrey Pines)

Academic All-Americans:

Tiffany Su (Canyon Crest), Brooke Smith (Carlsbad), Catie Feinauer (Carlsbad), Samantha Slattery (Carlsbad), Jillian Reidy (Coronado), Colette O’Brien (Coronado), Sandy Shepherd (Coronado), Melissa Humphrey (Coronado), Chelsea Jensen (Francis Parker), Cameron Felt (La Jolla), Annette Pulliam (La Jolla), Mackenzie Gloven (La Jolla), Alanna Parker (Monte Vista), Anna Ponting (Patrick Henry), Autumn Davis (Patrick Henry), Shelly Scarborough (Patrick Henry), Nicole Fleury (Patrick Henry), Carolyn Ponting (Patrick Henry), Sean Znachko (San Dieguito), Julie Poincenot (San Dieguito), Nicole Wimsatt (Santa Fe Christian), Megan Grosse (Santa Fe Christian), Katie Weisenberger (Santa Fe Christian), Christa Nelson (Santa Fe Christian), Gina Holslag (Scripps Ranch), Nicole Diehl (Scripps Ranch), Rachel Raimondi (Scripps Ranch), Tracie Steckler (Scripps Ranch), Lia Sagerman (Bishop’s), Hillary Halter (Bishop’s), Emily Reit (Bishop’s), Natalie Alvarez (Bishop’s), Chelsea Yogerst (Torrey Pines), Alexa Golden (Torrey Pines), Becky Trees (Torrey Pines).

California High School Girls Lacrosse: CIF Rules Prohibited San Diego Lacrosse Players From Playing In A Women’s Division National Tournament And Returing To High School Teams

CIF Southern SectionA group of players from the San Diego Section had a chance to try out for the Southern California team that was coming to Maryland to play in the Women’s Division National Tournament — a premier recruiting event organized by US Lacrosse — in late May. But a California Interscholastic Federation rule stated that if they played in that competition, they would be done for the high school season.

The players qualified for the National Tournament team and came to Maryland, but were not allowed to return to their high school teams, which were in the midst of the CIF sectional playoffs.

“Once you play in an outside competition in that sport, you can’t go back and play for your school during the season,” said Dennis Ackerman, commissioner of the California Interscholastic Federation’s San Diego Section. “That’s the rule.”

Lacrosse is different than other sports in California in which the CIF can grant state waivers  allowing athletes to play in a tournament and return to their respective high school teams. Soccer and other sports allow such waivers, but not lacrosse.

One parent sent Lacrosse Magazine an e-mail stating that the four winning teams in the San Diego Section’s playoffs did not send players to the National Tournament. The four losing teams did, according to the e-mail.

High school athletes use the National Tournament as an opportunity to be seen by college coaches, something that’s of additional import to players from areas like California, which aren’t lacrosse hotbeds. Lacrosse has been a sacntioned high school sport in California for approximately six years.  

Ackerman said he understands the rule can cause problems, adding that playoff dates are set long in advance, resulting in some tough choices for student-athletes.

“We’re always looking at this rule,” he said. “There’s always discussion about it.”


College Lacrosse Recruiting: College Lacrosse Coaches Are Limited In Evaluating Talent In Person

victorycollegiateconsultingCan coaches initiate contact with a prospect during an evaluation?

 No, this is not permissible. Say a college coach attends a tournament a prospect is attending. He can evaluate the talent of the prospect, but he is not permitted to have face to face contact with him during the tournament unless (you will like this one) the coach is hosting the event on his campus! Go figure.

 Tom Kovic

Victory Collegiate Consulting




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