High School Lacrosse: “Nike/US Lacrosse West Region Boys Top 10” Features #1 St. Ignatius Prep Followed By Torrey Pines, Arapahoe, St. Margaret’s Episcopal And La Costa Canyon

Nike US Lacrosse West Region High School Lacrosse Top 10

When the playoff brackets for the San Diego Section Open Division championship were revealed, it became fairly obvious that Torrey Pines and La Costa Canyon were on a collision for another championship matchup.
The seedings held true as top-seeded Torrey Pines knocked off rival and second-seeded La Costa Canyon 7-5 in the title game. The Falcons have won six section titles in the past 12 years – one better than La Costa Canyon.
The teams split their regular season games and Torrey Pines avenged a loss to La Costa Canyon in last year’s title game.

1. St. Ignatius Prep (Calif.), 21-1

Season Complete: St. Ignatius represented West Coast lacrosse well by participating in the Konica Minolta Big City Classic at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., where they knocked off Seton Hall Prep (N.J.) in overtime. The Wildcats only loss this season was to Chaminade (N.Y.), currently ranked 11th in the Nike/US Lacrosse National High School Boys’ Top 25 Poll.

2. Torrey Pines (Calif.), 17-3

Season Complete: The Falcons capped a remarkable season with a 7-5 victory over La Costa Canyon (Calif.) to win the San Diego Section Open Division championship. The teams split their regular season meetings.

3. Arapahoe (Colo.), 16-3

Season Complete: The Warriors defended their Colorado Class 5A state championship with a 10-7 victory over Cherry Creek. Arapahoe also won state titles in 2009 and 2012.

4. St. Margaret’s Episcopal (Calif.), 21-4

Season Complete: The Tartans had one of their most successful seasons. First, they won the Orange County championship with a 12-8 victory over Corona del Mar. (Calif.) Then, St. Margaret’s beat Harvard-Westlake (Calif.) for the US Lacrosse CIF Southern-Section championship.

5. La Costa Canyon (Calif.), 18-4

Season Complete:The Mavericks fell short of a sixth Division I championship by losing to Torrey Pines in the final. La Costa Canyon still had another solid season and defeated Torrey Pines in the regular season.

6. Bellevue (Wash.), 19-2

The Wolverines play Eastside Catholic (Wash.) in the semifinals of the Washington Lacrosse Boys State Championship Tournament on May 29. Bellevue is riding a 10-game winning streak and has yet to lose to an in-state opponent.

7. Cherry Creek (Colo.), 13-6

Season Complete:The Bruins fell short in their quest for a state title by losing to defending champion Arapahoe. Cherry Creek entered the tourney as the No. 1 seed and returns a solid core of players to make a deep run next season.

7. Redwood (Calif.), 20-6

Season Complete:The Giants beat Novato (Calif.) 13-7 to win the North Coast Division I championship. Redwood is the first team from Marin County to win the title.

8. Corona del Mar (Calif.), 18-3

Season Complete:The Sea Kings lost 12-7 to St. Margaret’s Episcopal (Calif.) for the Orange County championship. Nonetheless, Corona del Mar continues to be one of the top programs on the West Coast and reload for next season.

9. Cathedral Catholic (Calif.), 19-3

Season Complete: The Dons lost to La Costa Canton in the semifinals of the CIF San Diego Section Open Division playoffs. The loss snapped a 16-game winning streak and Cathedral Catholic has the talent for another run next season.

10. Regis Jesuit (Colo.), 13-6

Season Complete: The Raiders advanced to the Colorado state semifinals where they lost to eventual champion Arapahoe. Regis Jesuit had a stellar season and will be back in the hunt in 2014.

For more:  http://www.laxmagazine.com/high_school/boys/2012-13/news/052813_nike_us_lacrosse_west_region_report

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