Daily Archives: March 14, 2011

Colorado High School Lacrosse Profile: Regis Jesuit Boys Lacrosse Defenseman Tanner Ottenbreit Hopes To Lead Team To A Return To The State Championship Game

This spring is Tanner Ottenbreit’s last chance to be a part of a prep championship team.

In the past year, the Virginia-bound, three-sport senior from Regis Jesuit has been on championship’s

Regis Jesuit's Tanner Ottenbreit, right, a three-sport star, is in search of an elusive state championship. (The Hyoung Chang, The Denver Post)

doorstep three times only to come up short. Now, ESPN Rise’s No. 48 lacrosse player in the nation will take one more shot at a third championship — he was part of two state hockey title teams during his freshman and sophomore seasons — in the sport he excels in.

Last spring, Regis Jesuit lost to Cherry Creek 11-4 in the lacrosse championship.

This fall, Ottenbreit was a Denver Post all-Colorado pick at cornerback for the Raiders, who lost 37-6 to Mullen in the Class 5A title game.

Ottenbreit, an all-state defenseman on the Regis Jesuit hockey team, had another chance just weeks ago in the championship against defending state champion Lewis-Palmer, but the Raiders lost 5-2.

“Making it that far and coming up short is tough,” Ottenbreit said. “You get there and only one team can come away with a win. We just need to be more clutch.”

Now it’s on to his best sport for his capstone season, where he plays, of course, defense — although he has shown ability on offense as well.

Read more: Regis Jesuit lacrosse star aims for elusive title – The Denver Post http://www.denverpost.com/preps/ci_17608052#ixzz1GaQq7X1D

NCAA Lacrosse: Notre Dame Men’s Lacrosse Head Coach Kevin Corrigan Discusses “Preseason Planning” For Lacrosse Coaches (Video)

Northern California High School Lacrosse: Video Highlights Of San Ramon Valley Boys Lacrosse 11-10 Double Overtime Victory Over St. Ignatius On March 5

San Ramon Valley High School and St Ignatius Prep square off at St Ignatius in San Francisco, CA in this elite high school match up on March 5, 2011.

San Ramon wins 11-10 in double overtime.

NCAA Div III Lacrosse: Video Highlights Of Colorado College Men’s Lacrosse (2-0) 9-8 Overtime Victory Over Swarthmore

Highlights of men’s varsity lacrosse game between Colorado College and Swarthmore College played March 13, 2011, won by Colorado College in Overtime 9-8

San Diego High School Boys Lacrosse: Poway Boys Lacrosse Is Top Team In The Palomar League Of CIF-San Diego Section


Palomar League

Poway is coming off a 15-2 year in which it advanced to the playoff semifinals before running into eventual champion La Costa Canyon. While the Titans lost some key players from that squad, they return 12 seniors and should be a force to be reckoned with again. Senior goalie Derek Scozzafava will be a big key to Poway’s success, as will senior midfielders Chris Verne, Brady Tengberg and Matt Landon. Senior attacker Connor Sanit should be the Titans’ top scorning threat.

Rancho Bernardo was a section semifinalist last year, and expectations are high again this season. The Broncos have a trio of All-CIF San Diego Section players returning in senior goalie Zack Weaver, senior defenseman Jeremy Hutchens and senior midfielder Justin Adams. Middie Tyler Ekeroth is a fourth-year varsity player.

Westview is hoping to have a better season after a sub-.500 campaign last spring. Senior attack Mo Amitin could be the Wolverines’ most productive scorer. He will be complemented up front by classmate Jarrod Perry and sophomore Chris Summers. Senior C.J. Cantrabone is the team’s top middie, and the defense will be anchored by senior Greg Kurth and junior Andrew Beachele.

Canyon Crest Academy will be among the smallest teams in the league this year, but the Ravens still expect to be in the middle of the pack. Senior attackman Kaivon Sobhani should be the team’s leading scorer, and Cameron Lippitt will also be a threat at attack. Alex Siegel is a force as a long-stick middie, while senior Eric Ackley will lead a solid defense in front of junior goalie Eric Bertell.

Like Canyon Crest, Del Norte will field a varsity team for the first time this spring. The Nighthawks won’t have a senior class until nest year, so they may not be competitive right away. Del Norte will look for contributions from sophomore goalie Ty Tuey, sophomore attack Andrew Dickinson and junior midfielder Chris Laskero.

Mt Carmel struggled last season but has higher expectations this spring. The Sundevils will look to senior attack Ian Hooks to lead their offense. Sophomore Ban Harris and senior Trevor Best anchor the midfield, while James Delany and Tommy Durso lead a strong defensive unit in front of sophomore keeper Brendan Cutting.

San Diego High School Girls Lacrosse: La Costa Canyon Girls Lacrosse Is Looking To Return To CIF-San Diego Title Game And Win Palomar League

Palomar League

After winning three straight section titles from 2007-09, La Costa Canyon failed to make the semifinals last season, and the Mavericks appear prepared to right that wrong this spring. LCC has eight returning starters, led by returning All-CIF San Diego Section first-team selection Jackie Mills at midfield/attack. Senior Amy Syvrud and sophomore Sara Nolte will anchor the defense, and junior midfielder Cailtin Zirpolo, senior attack Blair Bender and sophomore Kiki Gibson will add to the Mavericks’ offensive threats.

Canyon Crest Academy went 12-6 last season but fell in the first round of the playoffs. The Ravens are hoping for better things this season, and will lean on senior midfielder/attack Lauren Rutledge, their leading scorer from last season, to pace the offense. Nikita Aitken and Natalie Hoffman, both juniors who can play midfield or attack, will also be threats, and coach Rebecca Cathcart said she will return the entire core of her defense. The Ravens’ biggest obstacle will be overcoming the absence of star midfielder Tace Higuchi, lost for the season to a knee injury.

Westview is looking at what could be considered a rebuilding year after graduating the core of a team that went 13-5 and advanced to the playoff quarterfinals. Senior attack Kendall Labelle and juniors Paige Siniscalchi and Alex White, both midfielders, should bring some experience to the group, and coach Aubrey Cline is hoping freshman center midfielder Caroline Tweedy can contribute early.

San Marcos didn’t make the playoffs in 2010 and is hoping for a better season this year. The Knights will lean on senior midfielder Cassidy Heidt, last year’s leading scorer, and junior midfielder Chloe Weinmann, their team MVP. Other key players will include senior goalie Yazmin Perez and senior attacks Kori Crossno and Blanca Martinez.

Mission Hills hopes to improve on a 10-8 season in its third year with a varsity program. To do so, the Grizzlies will look for significant contributions from attack Audrey Debruyn, midfielder Alyssa Sundelius and center midfielder Miracle Banks, all juniors.

For more:  http://www.nctimes.com/sports/high-school/nct/girls-lacrosse/article_acbbd493-eb70-54bd-8b40-de8d9924888d.html

MCLA Lacrosse: BYU Men’s Lacrosse (7-0) Defeated Colorado 11-7 On March 12

In an intense rivalry game, the BYU lacrosse team outmatched a Colorado team that brought everything it had to BYU on Saturday night. The Cougars tallied their third straight win, 11-7, against top-10 competition.

BYU improved to 7-0 after beating its toughest opponent to date in the No. 6 Buffaloes. The team previously defeated the No. 10 and No. 8 teams in successive weekends coming into the Colorado game.

“We all know that there’s something special about this team,” said senior captain Brian Mathay. “It’s exciting, it’s very exciting to start off [the season] with this kind of energy and this kind of play.”

The Cougars won the opening face-off but Colorado scored the first goal as BYU fell behind for one of the first times this season. It didn’t last long, as BYU took a 2-1 first quarter lead and stretched it to 4-2 by halftime.

The Buffaloes struck first in the second half, bringing them within a goal of BYU, but the Cougar offense rattled off five straight goals to take an 8-3 lead. Colorado eventually got to within three goals of the Cougars at 10-7, but BYU finished the game out with one more goal and another solid win against a quality opponent.

“[Colorado] is an outstanding team and they’ll be able to make a run at the national championship in May,” Mathay said. “We were able to win the individual battles, the one-on-ones on defense, the ground balls, the face-offs, and then when we were on offense beating the goalie and beating the defensemen.”

For more:  http://universe.byu.edu/node/14697