Daily Archives: June 15, 2009

Orange County High School Boys Lacrosse Coaches: Laguna Hills High School Boys Lacrosse Seeking Head Coach For 2009/2010 Season


LagunaHills Lacrosse logoLaguna Hills High School in Laguna Hills, CA (South Orange County) is seeking a Head Coach for their Boys’ Lacrosse team for the 2009/2010 Spring season which begins in January and runs through May.

  • LHHS competes in Pacific Coast League against teams such as Corona Del Mar, Beckman, Irvine, University and San Juan Hills

 

Laguna Hills Hawks Boys Lacrosse in action against Corona del Mar in 2009.

Laguna Hills Hawks Boys Lacrosse in action against Corona del Mar in 2009.

 

  • This is a walk-on coaching position.
  • You do not need to be a teacher, but need to be interviewed through and hired by the district and be fingerprinted, background checked etc.
  • Lacrosse has been a CIF sanctioned sport at LHHS for 3 seasons now.
  • LHHS Typically plays a 19 to 20 game schedule at both the V and JV levels. Practices are held typically from 6pm to 8pm based on Field Availability.
  • LHHS LAX graduates have gone on to play at the college level.
  • There is Strong Booster Club and Parent Support.
  • The circa 40 player squad is young and talented.  LHHS enjoys increasing numbers of incoming freshmen LAX registrants year over year.
  • Great school and great opportunity to build your own program and continue play through summer and winter leagues.
  • Experience with coaching high school and strong college resume preferred.

Resumes can be directly submitted to:

Feargal Spain
Hawks Lacrosse Boosters
24842 Largo Drive
Laguna Hills, CA 92653

website:  www.hawklacrosse.net

Northern California High School Boys Lacrosse: St. Ignatius Boys Lacrosse Attacker Billy Mattimore Earns Team MVP Honors, Academic And Leadership Awards, And Will Play At Bucknell In 2010


Mattimore's skills resulted in him receiving the Brophy Award as the top male athlete in the school, the Senyard Award as an outstanding leader on the field and in the classroom and high school All-America recognition. Photo by LaxBuzz

Billy Mattimore's skills resulted in him receiving the Brophy Award as the top male athlete in the school, the Senyard Award as an outstanding leader on the field and in the classroom and high school All-America recognition. Photo by LaxBuzz

A year from now, Billy Mattimore will be wrapping up his first year of college at Bucknell, the Lewisville, Pa., university where the Tiburon native will face his next athletic challenge.

If things go as planned, Mattimore will be helping the Bison maintain their status as one of the top NCAA Division I men’s lacrosse programs in the country.

Mattimore earned a scholarship to Bucknell thanks to his prowess on the field. As St. Ignatius’ lead attack, he had 67 goals and 57 assists to help the Wildcats finish 21-1 this season and also help earn him the IJ boys lacrosse player of the year.

SI finished with a No. 30 national ranking and as California’s No. 1 team, according to the laxpower.com rankings.

“He was our go-to,” SI coach Chris Packard said. “He’s very tenacious on the field and incredibly athletic. He loves the sport and is always looking to improve. He’s pretty fearless, too.”

Teammate Kevin Downs, a defenseman from San Rafael who along with Mattimore was a St. Ignatius co-captain, said Mattimore’s offensive skills and tenacity were appreciated by everyone on the team.

“What makes him so good at lacrosse is that he’s a very strong dodger,” Downs said. “He just has such quick feet that he would make a quick dodge and then shoot. And he has a great shot with no angle” at the net. “I don’t know how he scores from there.”

Mattimore’s skills resulted in him receiving the Brophy Award as the top male athlete in the school, the Senyard Award as an outstanding leader on the field and in the classroom and high school All-America recognition.

Having Mattimore as the leader of a strong SI offense meant the Wildcats defense could get a breather in many games.

“It was very comforting when our offense got control of the ball,” Downs said. “All of our attackmen were smart with the ball, especially Billy. When Billy got the ball and started dodging, it was a good feeling.”

Downs, who will play at Mount St. Mary’s, said it would be a thrill to play against Mattimore in college, though the teams are not regularly rivals.

Packard said it’s possible Mattimore could make his mark at Bucknell.

“It’s a big jump from high school to college,” Packard said. “It’s an even bigger jump to Division I. But I know he’ll be a great teammate. Whether he starts as a freshman, I don’t know. But I think he’ll contribute.”

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