Daily Archives: July 16, 2009

California High School Boys Lacrosse: US Lacrosse Announces 2009 California High School Boys Lacrosse All-Americans

  US Lacrosse
California-Central Coast
Pischel, Will — Attack (Pebble Beach, CA/Stevenson School, CA) — (senior)Pura, Nolan — Defense (Salinas, CA/York School, CA) — Stanford
   Phillips, Grayson — Midfield/FO (Oak Park, CA/Oak Park, CA) — Fairfield
   Stanich, Kyle — Midfield/Defense (Ventura, CA/Oaks Christian, CA) — Colgate
   Wood, Mark — Attack (Camarillo, CA/Newbury Park, CA) — Bridgton Academy
California-Los Angeles
   Doty, Dustin — Defense/LSM (Sherman Oaks, CA/Crespi, CA) — Wagner
   Gutierrez, Jesse — Defense/LSM (Downey, CA/Downey, CA) — (senior)
   Johnson, J.D. — Defense (Malibu, CA/Loyola, CA) — Michigan
California-Orange County
   Cole, Chris — Midfield (Santa Ana, CA/Foothill, CA)
   Cranston, Jack — Attack/Middie (Rcho Sta Margarita, CA/Santa Margarita Catholic, CA) — Vermont
   Jacobs, C.J. — Midfield (Seal Beach, CA/Los Alamitos, CA)
   Marchand, Mike — Attack (Los Alamitos, CA/Los Alamitos, CA)
   Mix, Ryan — Attack (Newport Beach, CA/Corona Del Mar, CA) — (sophomore)
   Molnar, Noah — Midfield (Newport Beach, CA/Corona Del Mar, CA) — Lehigh
California-San Diego
   Braun, Bobby — Attack (Coronado, CA/Coronado, CA) — Santa Barbara City College
   Eggemeyer, Nick — Defense (Rancho Santa Fe, CA/Bishop’s School, CA) — Denver
   Englehart, Kodie — Midfield (Coronado, CA/Coronado, CA) — (junior)
   Peterson, Spencer — LSM (Encinitas, CA/La Costa Canyon, CA) — Duke
   Poe, Johnny — LSM (Coronado, CA/Coronado, CA) — Washington College
   Price, Spencer — Attack (San Diego, CA/Cathedral Catholic, CA)
   Schuette, Hayden — Attack (Encinitas, CA/Santa Fe Christian, CA) — Denver
   Whaley, T.C. — Midfield (Carlsbad, CA/La Costa Canyon, CA) — Queens
California-San Francisco
   Chee, John — Midfield (Berkeley, CA/Berkeley, CA) — UC Berkeley
   Downs, Kevin — Defense (San Rafael, CA/St. Ignatius College Prep, CA) — Mount St. Mary’s
   Emery, Robert — Midfield (San Francisco, CA/St. Ignatius College Prep, CA) — (junior)
   Fisher, Carlton — Attack (San Francisco, CA/St. Ignatius College Prep, CA) — Lehigh
   Mattimore, Billy — Attack (Tibueron, CA/St. Ignatius College Prep, CA) — Bucknell
   Mull, Robert — Defense (Lafayette, CA/Acalanes, CA) — (senior)
   Richards, Nick — Midfield (Walnut Creek, CA/De La Salle, CA) — Penn
   Riddle, Kyle — Attack (Pleasanton, CA/Amador Valley, CA) — Cal Poly SLO
   Rudow, Ross — Midfield (Danville, CA/San Ramon Valley, CA) — (junior)

California Lacrosse Camps: Peter Worstell Lacrosse “California Gold” Update

PeterWorstellLacrosseCaliforniaGoldInvitationalWednesday, the gears shifted to the California Gold Invitational proper. Neat set up, covering two fields at a park in Danville, with the mountains in the distance. The goals were painted gold and black, and gold flags littered the field. It was 95 degrees but dry, and a breeze helped relieve the heat.

Inside Lacrosse

Again, several important faces on the sidelines, including Dave Cottle (Maryland), Richie Meade (Navy), Joe Breschi (UNC), Jeff Tambroni (Cornell), Andy Copelan (Fairfield), Frank Fedorjaka (Bucknell), Nick Myers (Ohio State), plus representatives from Army, Duke, Hofstra, Notre Dame, Bellarmine, Stony Brook, Towson, Limestone and MCLA programs like Arizona State and California.

The rising seniors and underclassmen played on separate fields for most of the day, starting first with simple 1v1, 4v4 drills, then moving to scrimmages. At the end they mixed up the talent so a teams of underclassmen were going against teams of rising seniors.

Good talent all around, especially the athleticism in the middle of the field. In traffic the kids struggled a bit, especially trying to execute crease offense. Among the highlights:

Tyler Ekeroth (Jr./M/Rancho Bernardo HS): Was the star of the second half of the day; racked up four goals in the final session against the seniors; great glide in his run, good change of direction and fluid outside shot; Murmurs were that he was very similar in style to UNC’s Jimmy Dunster.

Conner Hunt (Jr./D/De La Salle): The defensive MVP of the Be the Best camp, Hunt’s size, physicality and athleticism, both running full field and playing close, were apparent. Easy pickup for a team looking for an athletic defender. Listed at 6-4, 205 lbs.

Mike Riis (Jr./LSM/La Costa Canyon): Another good, athletic LSM, Riis was strong at taking it into the offense and being a threat to score or feed. Easy to see how his talents could develop.

Ben Krebs (Jr./G/Foothill): Had the best day among the goalies. Active to the ball, made nice saves low and could outlet well.

Mike Tagliaferri (So./M/San Ramon): One of the most physical midfielders on the day, played with a bullish tenacity. Scored 31 goals as freshman. Impressive, even in Cali.

Matt Emery (Fr./M/St. Ignatius Prep): Only going into his freshman year, Emery showed a full field swiftness and early size (6-0) for such a young player. Shades of his brother Rob (Virginia).

Jack Yeatman (So./A/Rancho Bernardo): He’s relatively tall for his age (6-1) but may have to pack on a few pounds (155 lbs.). Knew the game though and had some talents to work with, though not the initial size of his brother (yet).

Cameron Cole (Jr./A/Foothill): Again, showed the fluidity of an experienced attackman, and had a few slick moves to the cage. Prolific for his high school (49G, 20A).

Kendrick Gaston-Trevillon (So./A/Redwood) There are players special to lacrosse. The crafty-short-stocky attackman is one of them. Gaston-Trevillon fits the mold, with some slick stick skills around the cage, as well as finishing ability.

Maclane Whims (Jr./M/Bellarmine College Prep): Not quite as fluid as the other top middies, still showed some good full field speed, and knew how to set up the offense.

Overall, some quality DI-capable talent mixed with a lot of good overall lacrosse talent. Check back tomorrow for Day 2 of California Gold Camp.


Northern California Lacrosse: Lake Tahoe U-19 Boys Lacrosse Tournament Begins Saturday With Eight Teams Competing

lake tahoe lacrosse tournament 2009(From TahoeBonanza.com) After 18 years of hosting a men and women’s lacrosse tournament, Incline Village is expanding its exposure for the popular team sport.

This weekend, the Incline Village General Improvement District Village Green will be the scene for the inaugural Lake Tahoe U19 Boys Division Lacrosse Tournament.

Eight teams will compete in the tournament, which takes place Saturday and Sunday. The U19 tournament is among many summer tournaments conducted every year through the Northern California Lacrosse Foundation, a league that features teams from Northern California, as well as nearby states such as Oregon and Colorado.

Between Saturday’s matches, a one-hour shooting clinic will take place, ending with the Fastest Shot in Tahoe competition, with the winner receiving a new “Warrior” stick of their choice. There also is a meet and greet from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Bowl Incline.

Concessions on Saturday and Sunday will be provided by Crosby’s Grill/Pub/Casino, and vendors will be available with lacrosse equipment from Warrior and Brine.

Proceeds from the tournament benefit the Tahoe Truckee Lacrosse Association, a nonprofit organization promoting youth lacrosse in Tahoe, Truckee and Northern Nevada.

For a full schedule, visit norcallacrosse.org/events/2009/tahoeU19.htm. Additional information is available from Incline resident Curt Wegener, tournament director, by e-mail at Tahoelax@aol.com or (775) 771-0670.