Daily Archives: September 9, 2009

High School Boys Lacrosse Recruiting: 101 California High School Boys Lacrosse Graduates Are Officially Playing NCAA Div I-III And MCLA Men’s Lacrosse In 2009-2010

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    Fisher, Carlton San Francisco   St. Ignatius Prep   A   Lehigh
    Cranston, Jack Coto de Caza   Santa Margarita   A   Vermont
    Molnar, Noah Newport Beach   Corona del Mar   M   Lehigh
    Van Buskirk, Joseph Cardiff by the Sea   La Costa Canyon   A   Lynchburg
    Schuette, Hayden Encinitas   Santa Fe Christian   A   Denver
    Fredericks, Will San Francisco   St. Ignatius Prep   A   Loyola
    Booth, Brendan Westview   Westview   D   Eastern
    Coppersmith, Robert Manhattan Beach   Kent School   Mid   Bates
    Peterson, Spencer Encinitas   La Costa Canyon   LSM   Duke
    Revere, Cameron Encinitas   La Costa Canyon   D   Stevens
    Eggemeyer, Nick        Rancho Santa Fe   Bishop’s School         D   Denver
    Downs, Kevin        San Rafael   St. Ignatius      D   Mt St. Mary’s
    Lettington, Riley        Irvine   Woodbridge          D        VMI
    Dube, Richard Marina Del Ray   Hargrave Mil Ac.   D   New England Col
    Whaley, T.C. Carlsbad   La Costa Canyon   M   Queens
    Gillan, Matty Encinitas   La Costa Canyon   M   Sonoma State
    Darling, David San Diego   Mount Carmel   M   Eastern
    Page, Tyler San Francisco   Phillips Exeter   G   Tufts
    Stanich, Kyle Ventura   Oaks Christian   M   Colgate
    Yount, Brendan SJ Capistrano   J. Serra Catholic   LSM   Bellarmine
    Richards, Nick Walnut Creek   De la Salle   M   Penn
    Simmons, Tyler Marin   Redwood School   A   Hobart
    Johnson, J.D. Malibu   Loyola-Los Angeles   D   Michigan
    Mattimore, Billy San Francisco   St. Ignatius Prep   A   Bucknell
    Silveira, Vince San Francisco   St. Ignatius Prep   LSM   Cabrini
    Miller, Nick San Francisco   St. Ignatius Prep   A   Bryant
    Little, Jim Sacramento   Jesuit   A   Dominican (CA)
    Zikos, Antonios Palos Verd Penin   Palos Verdes   D   Navy
    Kenyon, Matt Del Mar   Santa Fe Christian   LSM   Eastern
    Roberts, Shawn Encinitas   Canyon Crest   LSM   Sonoma State
    Johnson, Ronald Carlsbad   Santa Fe Christian   M   Eastern
    Hunt, Jesse San Francisco   Hotchkiss School   D   Trinity
    Graves, Taylor Carlsbad   Carlsbad   Mid   Robert Morris
    Thomas, Shayne Huntington Bch   Huntington Bch   Mid   Minnesota-Duluth
    Evangelho, Cam R. S. Margarita   Tesoro   Mid   Dominican (CA)
    LaGrandeur, Weston Salinas   Salinas   LSM   Stanford
    Walker, Adam Burbank   Crespi Carmelite   A   Fontbonne
    Cox, Jesse San Diego   Helix   D   Whittier
    Saucier, Connor Newbury Park   Newbury Park   D   Fontbonne
    Doty, Dustin Sherman Oaks   Crespi Carmelite   LSM   Wagner
    Fay, Steven Alpine   Granite Hills   D   Whittier
    Upshaw, Mike Santa Ana   Foothill   Mid   Carthage
    Harley, Caleb San Diego   Patrick Henry   Mid   Fontbonne
    Williams, Ryan Windsor   Cardinal Newman   G   Dominican (CA)
    Phillips, Grayson Oak Park   Oak Park   M/FO   Fairfield
    Nash, Austin Granite Bay   Granite Bay   Mid   Arizona
    Sturges, Josh Carlsbad   Carlsbad   A   Carthage
    Carpenter, Joey Oak Park   Oak Park   LSM   Bridgton Aca
    Dorr, Austin Manhattan Bch   Mira Costa   Mid   Dominican
    Christoffersen, Danny San Diego   Canyon Crest Aca   A   Davenport
    Sperry, Eric San Diego   Lincoln   Mi   TCU
    Terada, Ryan Alamo   Monte Vista   LSM   Ithaca
    Klevay, Nick Santa Clara   Bellarmine Col Prep   M   Wisconsin
    Braun, Cameron Carlsbad   San Marcos   A   Fontbonne
    Finn, Shea R. S. Margarita   Tesoro   LSM   Dominican
    Dainko, Eddie Santa Ana   Foothill   LSM   Ithaca
    Hee, Tai Sing Novato   Novato   D   Dominican (CA)
    Moosekian, Shaun Newbury Park   Newbury Park   A   Dominican (CA)
    Arthurs, Derek San Diego   Rancho Bernardo   D   Fontbonne
    Farley, Kevin San Diego   Patrick Henry   Mid   Navy
    Mathews, Joseph Walnut Crk   Las Lomas   M   Fontbonne
    Farrell, Alec Westlake Vill   Westlake   G   McDaniel
    Sklarin, Jeff Atherton   Menlo Atherton   M   Michigan
    Jackson, Connor Berkeley   Saint Mary’s Sch   A   Oberlin
    Sampley, Grady Garden Grove   Mater Dei   M   Southwestern
    Crossman, Blake El Cajon   Grossmont   M/FO   Assumption
    Bounds, Josh Thous Oaks   Thous Oaks   D   Army
    Mitchell, Kyle Davis   Davis   A   Dominican (CA)
    Platon, Patrick San Jose   Bellarmine Pr   D   Dominican (CA)
    Darrow, Sam Oak Park   Oak Park   G   Dominican (CA)
    Bruce, Andrew Lafayette   De la Salle   A   Ithaca
    Fitzsimons, Kevin San Fran   SF University   A   Santa Clara
    Oliveira, Brett Alamo   San Ramon Val   A   Santa Clara
    Pascale, Alex Encinitas   Cathedral Cath   Mid   Santa Clara
    Fletcher, Joseph Carmel   Robert Louis St   LSM   Santa Clara
    Hale, Connor Danville   Robert Louis Ste   LSM   Santa Clara
    Truettner, Will Granite Bay   Jesuit   A   Santa Clara
    Carrasco, Nick Lake Forest   El Toro   G   Canisius
    Larson, Erik Sunland   Saint Francis   D   Gonzaga
    Penner, Joe Alamo   Monte Vista-Dan   A   Tennessee
    Norman, Erik Poway   Poway/Dickinson   A   Simon Fraser
    Caprarelli, Nicholas Thous Oaks   Thous Oaks   D   Fontbonne
    Poe, Johnny Coronado   Coronado   LSM   Washington Col
    Bridgman, Jamie Santa Monica   Mira Costa/Stevenson   A   UC Santa Barbara
    Jacobs, C.J. Los Alamitos   Los Alamitos   Mid   UC Santa Barbara
    Bowles, Kevin San Anselmo   Sir Francis Drake   A   UC Santa Barbara
    Nevitt, Dan Coronado   Coronado      D   UC Santa Barbara
    Noto, Andrew Newport Bch   Corona del Mar   G   UC Santa Barbara
    Smith, Kenny Seal Beach   Los Alamitos           LSM   UC Santa Barbara
    Wallace, David Mission Viejo   Mission Viejo   D   UC Santa Barbara
    Stefano, Will San Diego   Cathedral Cath   D   UC Santa Barbara
    Cooney, Andrew Mnt View   Mountain View       D   UC Santa Barbara
    Finley, Tommy Mission Viejo   Laguna Hills   DLSM   UC Santa Barbara
    Klemme, Joe Kentfield   Redwood   Mid   UC Santa Barbara
    Kurstin, Andy Santa Monica   Loyola   Mid   UC Santa Barbara
    Boswell, Kassius Mission Viejo   Mission Viejo   A   UC Santa Barbara
    Cook, Adam Mtn View   Mountain View   A   UC Santa Barbara
    O’Brien, Matt Danville   Monte Vista   Mid   UC Santa Barbara
    Eusterbrook,Matias Berkeley   Berkeley   Mid   UC Santa Barbara
    Chiappari, Devin Petaluma   St. Vincent de Paul   A   Arizona State
    Cole, Chris Santa Ana   Foothill   Mid   Cal State Fullerton


College Men’s Lacrosse: University Of Arizona Men’s Lacrosse Hires Mickey-Miles Felton As Head Coach

arizona men's lacrosseThe University of Arizona ‘Laxcats’ Men’s Lacrosse Club has announced the hiring of

Mickey-Miles Felton was hired as University of Arizona Men's Lacrosse Head Coach

Mickey-Miles Felton was hired as University of Arizona Men's Lacrosse Head Coach

Mickey-Miles Felton as head coach. Felton, 64, returns to the Laxcats’ helm after an absence of eight years, having guided the team to three appearances in the national championship tournament of the United States Lacrosse Intercollegiate Associates, the administrative entity that preceded the current Men’s Collegiate Lacrosse Association (MCLA) as the official structure for men’s collegiate club lacrosse in the United States.

Felton was selected to resume his guidance of the team following a recent period of instability in the program’s leadership. Mary O’Mahoney, of the University’s Department of Recreation, who has worked with Felton for almost 15 years in administrative partnership, stated:

“I was happy to hear that he’d been named coach again, and I think he’ll bring consistency and make the guys LaxPowerunderstand the tradition involved in being on this team. Along with that history, he’ll make a connection with the players and not just be about the Xs and Os on the field. I think he is one of very few people who can do that.”

Current players are enthusiastic as well, especially the seniors, who have now had to adjust to four different head coaches in as many years. Echoing the sentiments expressed by Ms. O’Mahoney, Laxcats team captain Alex Beauchamp also recognized the importance of the over 35 years of lacrosse expertise Felton brings to the table:

“We’re very excited with bringing Mickey in. The team is very excited, and everyone I’ve talked to is very excited. We’re supposed to have a great freshman class coming in as well, so we should be looking pretty good. With all due respect to our past coaches, what Mickey brings to us is his experience, and he’s also bringing in guys with him that have experience as well, and I think that’s going to make the transition a lot smoother.”

Team president Frankie Connell, UA senior, concurs and pointed up the relevance of Felton’s responsibility for the team’s glory years back in the ’80s and ’90s when he said:

“I’m very happy to have him back and involved with the program. I think this year is going to be great, and I think we can definitely move forward to make this program better than it’s ever been-essentially back to where it was.”

Those close to the Arizona program, including board members and parents, are similarly enthusiastic about the prospect of welcoming back the architect of the Laxcats’ legacy of success. Brooks Singer, Laxcats player-alumni and head coach at Division III Catholic University observed that a primary objective of the program “is and has been to establish some stability and some continuity among the components of the program. The ultimate goal is to provide a positive playing experience for the student-athlete.”

Felton, in Singer’s view, is the obvious choice. “His direct experience with the [Arizona] program, his overall experience coaching and running a top-tiered MCLA program, his work over the years to create a positive overall player and student-athlete experience, and the fact that his passion for the Laxcats program–and lacrosse in general–was not matched by anybody.”

Ron Cammorata, a Laxcat parent and member of the select committee that hired Felton, stressed the legacy aspect as well an referring to Felton as an “icon” of Arizona lacrosse, likening him to John Wooden of UCLA fame in that both are inextricably bound and inseparable from the successes of the programs they guided. The committee selected Felton over some 30 to 35 competing applicants.

Felton began his career in lacrosse as a player at Connecticut’s Cheshire Academy in 1963, and became the Laxcats’ head coach in 1976, serving in that capacity until his retirement from the position in 2001.