Daily Archives: March 30, 2010

Orange County High School Boys Lacrosse Profile: Foothill Knights Boys Lacrosse Junior Attacker Cameron Cole

The junior attack man had 20 points in three games last week to lead the No. 2 ranked Knights, who are off to a 7-1 start.

Foothill Knights Lacrosse Junior Attacker #7 Cameron Cole was the Orange County Boys Lacrosse Player of the Week for March 29, 2010. Photo by Laxbuzz.

“He had an incredible week and ended up scoring a ton,” Foothill Coach Jon Fox said. “He’s setting the tone for us. Cameron is playing a well balanced game with scoring, assists and off the ball hustle. He is continuing to prove he is the best all around attack man in Orange County.”

Against Huntington Beach, Cole had three goals and three assists. In the game against Woodbridge, Cole scored seven goals and had two assists.

Cole ended the week by scoring four goals and recording one assist in an 8-5 victory over Los Alamitos.


Santa Clara Valley Athletic League (SCVAL) Boys Lacrosse: Saratoga High School Boys Lacrosse (4-4) Defeated Los Gatos 6-4 On March 26

The start to the 2010 season was as different as night and day for the boys lacrosse teams at Los Gatos and Saratoga high schools.

Saratoga turned back Los Gatos in a 6-4 thriller on March 26 on the 'Toga home field, and the Falcons have turned their season around, evening their overall record at 4-4 while enjoying a 2-1 mark in the De Anza Division of the Santa Clara Valley Athletic League. The loss dropped Gatos to 2-2 in division play.

The Wildcats got off to a hot start, winning their first three games in impressive fashion. Then after a loss, the Cats won three more in a row.

But the Falcons? Not so hot.

Saratoga lost three straight to St. Francis, Aptos and Watsonville. Then after a win, the Falcons lost again before finally putting together back-to-back victories.

So the Cats were riding high on a three-game winning streak and sporting a 6-1 season record heading into a game against Saratoga last Friday night at Benny Pierce Field.

Now, though, it’s the Falcons who are enjoying a three-game winning streak.

Saratoga turned back Los Gatos in a 6-4 thriller on March 26 on the ‘Toga home field, and the Falcons have turned their season around, evening their overall record at 4-4 while enjoying a 2-1 mark in the De Anza Division of the Santa Clara Valley Athletic League. The loss dropped Gatos to 2-2 in division play.

Andrew Lee tossed in three goals and handed out two assists to lead the Falcons to the win over the Wildcats. Two of Lee’s goals came in the first half when Saratoga jumped out to a 3-2 lead before intermission. Chance Cox also scored a first-half goal off an assist from Rick Wilson in the half.

Lee scored again to open the second half and assisted Trevor Comes on another to help the Falcons jump out to a 5-3 lead. Wade Troyer’s goal to open the fourth quarter closed out the scoring for the Falcons, but it was enough for the win, thanks to 19 saves in the goal by Gavin Peake and the defense of Alex Polcyn, Marcus Hoffman, Chris Borgia and Roman Balogh.

 Eric VanNoorden, Pablo Parker, Adam Oreglia and Danny Baldwin were also singled out for outstanding efforts for the Falcons.

Steven Koch, Cameron Smith, Steven Weinschenk and Brandon Labe each scored for the Wildcats in the game.

The Wildcats had lost 9-7 to Menlo to open league play, but beat Mountain View 8-5 and Burlingame 11-6 in league games and a Palo Alto 6-4 in a non-league game over the past couple of weeks.

Los Gatos will try to get back on the winning track in a couple non-league games this week. The Cats visit St. Francis on March 30, 7 p.m., and head to Gunn on April 1, 4 p.m.



Date Opponent Result
3/02 SAINT FRANCIS   L,  13-5
3/05 at Aptos   L,  11-7
3/09 WATSONVILLE   L,  12-6
3/12 SCOTTS VALLEY   W, 15-8
3/16 at Mountain View   L,  12-7
3/20 at Menlo-Atherton   W, 7-5
3/23 WOODSIDE HS   W, 10-9 (OT)
3/26 LOS GATOS   W, 6-4
3/30 at Burlingame    
4/02 at Palo Alto HS    
4/06 at Menlo School    
4/20 GUNN    
4/27 at Los Gatos    
4/29 at Leland    
Coach: Larry Boehm

Western College Men’s Lacrosse: Colorado Men’s Lacrosse Fires Head Coach Pete Stevenson And Hires Asst. Coach Michael Ryder

The University of Colorado made a surprising move early Monday morning, as head coach Pete Stevenson was relieved of coaching duty. Stevenson previously held the offensive coordinator position at BYU.

Kristopher Schoech, the director of CU Club Sports, released the initial statement about the move: “Today the University of Colorado Collegiate Sports Club Program made a coaching change for the CU Men’s lacrosse Team. CU Men’s Lacrosse coach Pete Stevenson was terminated and Assistant Coach Michael Ryder was hired as the new head CU Men’s Lacrosse Coach. Assistant Coach Taylor Short will

Former Colorado Men's Lacrosse Coach Pete Stevenson.

remain on staff with expanded coaching duties. The teams’ current 2-4 record was not the main reason why Coach Stevenson was terminated but the department and the student athletes felt it was time to go in a more positive direction. We wish Coach Stevenson the best for the future.”

Schoech would also like to make clear that the rumors of former head coach John Galvin are false. Galvin has only spoken to Ryder and nothing more.

Mike Ryder was brought in at the same time as Stevenson when the Buffs were searching to replace long time coach John Galvin. He was hired initially as a defensive coach due to his college career. Ryder is a Salisbury alum, serving two years under coach Jim Berkman before becoming a player/ defensive coach for the Club team after finishing playing. More recently however, he has been a member of the Colorado Sabertooths indoor lacrosse team, who placed second to Team USA in the 2009 Freedom Cup back in August.

Now Ryder has been given the responsibility of handling a team that demands nothing less than what they finished last year. “I am extremely honored to be named CU’s head coach. While the circumstances may not be the most ideal to become a head coach I am confident in the abilities of this team and the direction we are going to take for the rest of the season. “

Although Stevenson has a great mind of coaching, in the end it was not the best fit for Colorado. CU currently stands No. 13 overall in the Prodigy polls, but hold a 2-4 record and sit at the bottom of the RMLC Conference.

However, Ryder would go on to say that the team’s record was not the reason for the change. “First of all the decision has nothing to do with wins and losses. During a long lacrosse season all teams have highs and lows. Our record while not what we thought it would be at this point is the least important factor in a decision like this. It was a decision made by the Club Sports offices as well as the team as a whole. Every single person directly involved with this program was a part of this decision. For many of these players it will be one of the toughest decisions they will ever have to make in their lives.”

The players were asked not to comment at this time. The team recently returned from California with disappointing losses to Loyola Marymount and Chapman, and are also preparing for the Rocky Mountain Showdown against rival Colorado State, who currently hold the No. 3 ranking in the MCLA.


Growth Of Lacrosse: “Rise Of The Sport – Lacrosse” Feature On Timpanogos High School (Utah)

“Rise of the Sport – Lacrosse” from HeraldExtra.com…..Timpanogos High School, Utah.

Western College Lacrosse: Westminster College Lacrosse Coach Mason Goodhand Interview On High School Lacrosse Recruiting (Video)

Westminster College Coach Mason Goodhand offers suggestions for athletes who want to play lacrosse at the college level.

Lacrosse Commercials: Sports Authority Warrior Lacrosse Commercial Featuring Michael Strahan With Behind-The-Scenes Video

Check out these behind the scenes moments and bloopers from the Sports Authority Warrior Lacrosse commercial featuring Michael Strahan testing out his LAX skills!