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MCLA Men’s Lacrosse Coaches Poll Features #1 Arizona State Followed By Colorado, BYU, Chapman, Colorado State And Boston College


April 29, 2014

April 29, 2014

MCLA Men's Lacrosse Poll April 29

College Lacrosse: “Recruiting Advice For West Coast Players” From RIT Men’s Lacrosse Head Coach Jake Coon And ConnectLAX


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This week we chat with RIT Head Men’s Lacrosse Coach, Jake Coon. His Tigers currently boast a 15-0 record and are no. 1 in the USILA DIII poll. Coach Coon has amassed a 68-13 record in only four years at the helm of the RIT men’s lacrosse program. In that time the Tigers appeared in four straight NCAA Tournaments, including a trip to the National Championship in 2013.
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RIT Men's Lacrosse Head Coach Jake Coon
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When it comes to the recruiting process, Coach Coon believes players need to demonstrate initiative and be proactive in order to find the best fit school. If a player works hard and is willing to be coached, then Coach Coon can find a role for that player on his team. Finally, there’s a lot of competition throughout college lacrosse. Young players need to become dynamic players that always look to refine their skill set.
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What advice do you have for players interested in playing Division III lacrosse?
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When considering Division III schools young players have a lot of options both academically and athletically. They need to do their homework. Find out what majors a school offers and see if the academics match their needs.
Aside from a Division III label, you are still going to play high level lacrosse. It’s very competitive and demanding. RIT often scrimmages and beats Division I programs in the off season.
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What is the best way for players to get on your recruiting radar?
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Be proactive with emails and phone calls. We typically want to see a recruit play over their fall and summer seasons. Again, be proactive. We like young men who reach out to us and express their interest. 

Yes, the coach has some responsibility to recruit the player, but in the end players should initiate and maintain contact throughout their recruiting process. 

What type of player do you look for–raw athlete or refined lacrosse player?

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It really depends on our current team. If we’re losing 4 midfielders, then we’ll look for 2 offensive and 2 defensive midfielders. We generally try to match our needs.
Our players tend to be grinders. They’re very skilled as well. Being physical off-ball and having a scrappy mindset is important for us. If a player is willing to be coached, then we can find a role for them.
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What areas of development would you recommend players focus on to compete at the Division III level?
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Players should get out of their comfort zone. Become dynamic players. Many kids come into college with only one hand. An attackman that masters the question mark dodge, for example, should look to develop another move. Defensive players who are really good at ground balls should look to improve their footwork or other areas of their game. Always be thinking, “What’s next?”
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How has the accelerated recruiting landscape affected your approach to recruiting? 
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We try not to let it affect us. We do get early commitments and we also pick up kids late in the process who are very talented. During the season I don’t do much recruiting at all.
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Some final thoughts from Coach Coon:
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There’s a lot of parity in college lacrosse. We see a lot of great teams and a lot of great, developing programs each year. The competition remains very high among all college teams, even those that aren’t ranked. Our cross town rival, Nazareth, isn’t ranked but they still play us close each time we meet.

Bottom line, if you have talent you can find a home in the lacrosse world.

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#2 Stanford Women’s Lacrosse Heads To MPSF Championships On May 1-4; Cardinal Will Face Winner Of #3 Colorado Vs #6 San Diego State


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Stanford has received a first-round bye in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation women’s lacrosse tournament and will open play Friday in the semifinals in Denver. Stanford (13-3 overall, 7-2 MPSF) completed its regular season with an 18-7 victory over California on Thursday, but needed a loss by Oregon in either of the Ducks’ final two games to receive a first-round bye in the six-team conference event. The Ducks obliged Friday, with an 11-5 loss to first-place Denver, ensuring that the winning Pioneers will receive the No. 1 seed at home. Oregon lost again on Sunday, to Colorado, 10-9, finalizing the seeding. Stanford has won eight of the past nine MPSF tournament titles. The tournament winner earns an automatic berth in the NCAA tournament.  Here are the MPSF tournament matchups, in Denver (all times Pacific): Thursday First round Game 1: No. 3 Colorado (10-7) vs. No. 6 San Diego State (7-9), 3 p.m. Game 2: No. 4 Oregon (10-7) vs. No. 5 USC (9-8), 6 p.m. Friday Semifinals Game 3: No. 1 Denver vs. Game 2 winner, 3 p.m. Game 4: No. 2 Stanford vs. Game 1 winner, 6 p.m. Sunday Championship: Semifinal winners, 10 a.m.

Stanford has received a first-round bye in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation women’s lacrosse tournament and will open play Friday in the semifinals in Denver.
Stanford (13-3 overall, 7-2 MPSF) completed its regular season with an 18-7 victory over California on Thursday, but needed a loss by Oregon in either of the Ducks’ final two games to receive a first-round bye in the six-team conference event.
The Ducks obliged Friday, with an 11-5 loss to first-place Denver, ensuring that the winning Pioneers will receive the No. 1 seed at home. Oregon lost again on Sunday, to Colorado, 10-9, finalizing the seeding.
Stanford has won eight of the past nine MPSF tournament titles. The tournament winner earns an automatic berth in the NCAA tournament.
Here are the MPSF tournament matchups, in Denver (all times Pacific):
Thursday
First round
Game 1: No. 3 Colorado (10-7) vs. No. 6 San Diego State (7-9), 3 p.m.
Game 2: No. 4 Oregon (10-7) vs. No. 5 USC (9-8), 6 p.m.
Friday
Semifinals
Game 3: No. 1 Denver vs. Game 2 winner, 3 p.m.
Game 4: No. 2 Stanford vs. Game 1 winner, 6 p.m.
Sunday
Championship: Semifinal winners, 10 a.m.

#1 Seeded Denver Women’s Lacrosse Hosts MPSF Championships On May 1-4; Pioneers Face Winner Of #4 Oregon Vs #5 USC Quarterfinals Match


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# 20 DENVER (16-1 Overall, 9-0 MPSF) won 11-5 at Oregon to finish the regular season undefeated in the MPSF. The Pioneers are this year's host of the conference championship tournament, seeded No.1, and advancing to Friday's semifinals at 4 pm against Thursday's Oregon-USC quarterfinal winner. Hannah Hook made 14 saves in Eugene, allowing just five goals, having been named to the Tewaaraton watch list earlier in the day. The outcome marked the second straight year Denver has run the regular season table in conference, and fifth time under Liza Kelly. Jill Remenapp is the national assist leader with 46 (2.71 A/G). Hook has the top goals-against average (7.39) and save percentage (.534) in the MPSF.  # 18 STANFORD (13-3 Overall, 7-2 MPSF) is seeded second, earning a quarterfinal bye, taking on the San Diego State-Colorado winner Friday evening at 7 pm. Mackenzie Tesei came off the bench to produce three goals, three caused turnovers, and five draw controls in the regular season finale 18-7 win over California. Hannah Farr also had a hat trick with five draws, while Kelsey Murray scored twice and dished two assists. Lucy Dikeou has scored 26 goals on the year. Lyndsey Munoz has an 8.77 goals-against average.  COLORADO (10-7 Overall, 6-3 MPSF) enters the MPSF Tournament in its inaugural season, seeded third and meeting No. 6 seed San Diego State to open the event at 4 pm (MT) Thursday. After a dramatic 10-9 sudden-victory OT win at Oregon to finish the regular season, the Buffs finished in a three-way tie for third in the standings, and received the top seed in that tied group by virtue of defeating both USC and Oregon during the season. Sarah Lautman delivered her third OT game-winner of the year. Goalkeeper Paige Soenksen averages an MPSF-High 10.35 saves, with a second-best .522 save percentage. Johnna Fusco, who recorded five goals (including an unassisted natural hat trick)) and five draws in the finale, has 54 points on the year.  OREGON (10-7 Overall, 6-3 MPSF) is the four seed in the MPSF Quarterfinals, facing No. 5 seed USC Thursday in the second game at 7 pm (MT). The winner will meet the host and top-seed Friday at 4 pm (MT). The Ducks ended the regular season tied for third, but received the four seed by virtue of a loss to Colorado and a win over USC during the season. Oregon is led by Shannon Propst with 41 assists and 68 points on the year. Caroline Federighi owns the second-best goals-against average in the MPSF at 8.00.  USC (9-8 Overall, 6-3 MPSF) Courtney Tarleton set a Trojan single-game record with eight ground balls against No. 5 Northwestern, the first-ever lacrosse game at Wrigley Field. USC ended the regular season with an 11-5 win at Marquette. Caroline de Lyra totaled nine points on the trip, including three goals and three assists at Marquette, while Alex Moore added seven points. The Trojans, seeded fifth this week, take on No. 4 seed Oregon in the MPSF Quarterfinals.  SAN DIEGO STATE (7-9 Overall, 4-5 MPSF) earned the sixth and final ticket to this year's MPSF Tournament with a 17-4 regular season finale home win over Fresno State. Grace Korandovich recorded a hat trick within the first 12 minutes of the game. Michaela Jarvis added a goal and dished three assists, while Felice Artuso collected five draw controls. The sixth-seeded Aztecs make their first-ever postseason appearance Thursday (May 1) at 4 pm, taking on No. 3 seed Colorado.

# 20 DENVER (16-1 Overall, 9-0 MPSF) won 11-5 at Oregon to finish the regular season undefeated in the MPSF. The Pioneers are this year’s host of the conference championship tournament, seeded No.1, and advancing to Friday’s semifinals at 4 pm against Thursday’s Oregon-USC quarterfinal winner. Hannah Hook made 14 saves in Eugene, allowing just five goals, having been named to the Tewaaraton watch list earlier in the day. The outcome marked the second straight year Denver has run the regular season table in conference, and fifth time under Liza Kelly. Jill Remenapp is the national assist leader with 46 (2.71 A/G). Hook has the top goals-against average (7.39) and save percentage (.534) in the MPSF.
# 18 STANFORD (13-3 Overall, 7-2 MPSF) is seeded second, earning a quarterfinal bye, taking on the San Diego State-Colorado winner Friday evening at 7 pm. Mackenzie Tesei came off the bench to produce three goals, three caused turnovers, and five draw controls in the regular season finale 18-7 win over California. Hannah Farr also had a hat trick with five draws, while Kelsey Murray scored twice and dished two assists. Lucy Dikeou has scored 26 goals on the year. Lyndsey Munoz has an 8.77 goals-against average.
COLORADO (10-7 Overall, 6-3 MPSF) enters the MPSF Tournament in its inaugural season, seeded third and meeting No. 6 seed San Diego State to open the event at 4 pm (MT) Thursday. After a dramatic 10-9 sudden-victory OT win at Oregon to finish the regular season, the Buffs finished in a three-way tie for third in the standings, and received the top seed in that tied group by virtue of defeating both USC and Oregon during the season. Sarah Lautman delivered her third OT game-winner of the year. Goalkeeper Paige Soenksen averages an MPSF-High 10.35 saves, with a second-best .522 save percentage. Johnna Fusco, who recorded five goals (including an unassisted natural hat trick)) and five draws in the finale, has 54 points on the year.
OREGON (10-7 Overall, 6-3 MPSF) is the four seed in the MPSF Quarterfinals, facing No. 5 seed USC Thursday in the second game at 7 pm (MT). The winner will meet the host and top-seed Friday at 4 pm (MT). The Ducks ended the regular season tied for third, but received the four seed by virtue of a loss to Colorado and a win over USC during the season. Oregon is led by Shannon Propst with 41 assists and 68 points on the year. Caroline Federighi owns the second-best goals-against average in the MPSF at 8.00.
USC (9-8 Overall, 6-3 MPSF) Courtney Tarleton set a Trojan single-game record with eight ground balls against No. 5 Northwestern, the first-ever lacrosse game at Wrigley Field. USC ended the regular season with an 11-5 win at Marquette. Caroline de Lyra totaled nine points on the trip, including three goals and three assists at Marquette, while Alex Moore added seven points. The Trojans, seeded fifth this week, take on No. 4 seed Oregon in the MPSF Quarterfinals.
SAN DIEGO STATE (7-9 Overall, 4-5 MPSF) earned the sixth and final ticket to this year’s MPSF Tournament with a 17-4 regular season finale home win over Fresno State. Grace Korandovich recorded a hat trick within the first 12 minutes of the game. Michaela Jarvis added a goal and dished three assists, while Felice Artuso collected five draw controls. The sixth-seeded Aztecs make their first-ever postseason appearance Thursday (May 1) at 4 pm, taking on No. 3 seed Colorado.

Denver Men’s Lacrosse (12-2) Faces Rutgers At BIG EAST Tournament On May 1 In Villanova, PA


The No. 2/2/3 University of Denver men’s lacrosse team opens the BIG EAST Tournament as the No. 1 overall seed this Thursday against No. 4 seed Rutgers at Villanova Stadium in Villanova, Pa. The Pioneers and Scarlet Knights will open the tournament with a 2:30 p.m. MT face-off. Rutgers is 8-7 on the season and 3-3 in BIG EAST Play. Denver has won nine straight games, sitting at 12-2 on the season. The Pioneers are coming off a 17-9 win over Marquette at Peter Barton Lacrosse Stadium to capture the BIG EAST Regular Season Title. The win-streak is the Pioneers’ longest since the 2011 season in which Denver won 12 straight games before losing to eventual NCAA Champion Virginia in the NCAA Tournament Semifinals (05/28/11). THE SERIES •Denver and Rutgers are deadlocked at 1-1 in the all-time series that dates back to March of 1999. • Earlier this season, Denver defeated Rutgers 17-11 at home in front of a sold-out crowd of 2,232 fans. SCOUTING RUTGERS •The Scarlet Knights come into Thursday’s contest with an 8-7 overall record. •Although Rutgers has lost three of its last five, the Scarlet Knights stole a 12-8 win over Georgetown over the weekend to seal its trip to the BIG EAST Tournament. •Scott Klimchak leads the Scarlet Knights with 42 points off 37 goals and five assists, while Christian Trasolini is close behind with 40 points off 27 goals and 13 assists. •Face-off specialist Joseph Nardella has won 199-of-306 face-offs for a 0.650 winning percentage, ranking him No. 4 in the nation. •Goalie Kris Alleyne leads the team with 116 saves, while also posting a .504 save percentage and an 11.03 goals-against average. •Rutgers averages 12.47 goals, 7.6 assists and 20.1 points per game off 38.8 shots per game. SCOUTING THE PIONEERS •Denver is coming off a 17-9 win over Marquette at home that improved the Pioneers to 12-2 overall, 6-0 in league play. •The Pioneers’ 12-2 start matches the best start for the program since 2011 when it advanced to the Semifinals of the NCAA Tournament. •Sophomore Jack Bobzien leads the Pioneers with 51 points and 34 goals, while also dishing our 17 assists. The transfer ranks No. 25 in the nation in points per game (3.64) and No. 27 in points per game (2.43). •Bobzien and junior Carson Cannon picked up BIG EAST Honor Roll honors after their performances in the Pioneers 17-9 win over Marquette. Bobzien tallied five points off four goals and one assist, while Cannon caused three turnovers and picked up two ground balls. •Junior Wesley Berg is second on the team with 48 points off 33 goals and 15 assists. •Senior Jeremy Noble leads the Pioneers with 27 assists and has 38 ground balls on the year. •Face-off specialist Chris Hampton has a team-best 42 ground balls and has won 95-of-195 face-offs so far this year. •Goalie tandem of Ryan LaPlante and Jamie Faus have been splitting time in net. LaPlante has 82 saves on the season, a .577 save percentage and an 8.90 goals-against average. Faus has 68 saves, a .540 save percentage and an 8.20 goals-against average. •Denver has the second-best winning percentage in the nation (0.857), the fourth-best scoring offense (13.36), the second best shot percentage (0.384) and the fifth-best scoring margin (4.71).

The No. 2/2/3 University of Denver men’s lacrosse team opens the BIG EAST Tournament as the No. 1 overall seed this Thursday against No. 4 seed Rutgers at Villanova Stadium in Villanova, Pa. The Pioneers and Scarlet Knights will open the tournament with a 2:30 p.m. MT face-off. Rutgers is 8-7 on the season and 3-3 in BIG EAST Play.
Denver has won nine straight games, sitting at 12-2 on the season. The Pioneers are coming off a 17-9 win over Marquette at Peter Barton Lacrosse Stadium to capture the BIG EAST Regular Season Title. The win-streak is the Pioneers’ longest since the 2011 season in which Denver won 12 straight games before losing to eventual NCAA Champion Virginia in the NCAA Tournament Semifinals (05/28/11).
THE SERIES
•Denver and Rutgers are deadlocked at 1-1 in the all-time series that dates back to March of 1999.
• Earlier this season, Denver defeated Rutgers 17-11 at home in front of a sold-out crowd of 2,232 fans.
SCOUTING RUTGERS
•The Scarlet Knights come into Thursday’s contest with an 8-7 overall record.
•Although Rutgers has lost three of its last five, the Scarlet Knights stole a 12-8 win over Georgetown over the weekend to seal its trip to the BIG EAST Tournament.
•Scott Klimchak leads the Scarlet Knights with 42 points off 37 goals and five assists, while Christian Trasolini is close behind with 40 points off 27 goals and 13 assists.
•Face-off specialist Joseph Nardella has won 199-of-306 face-offs for a 0.650 winning percentage, ranking him No. 4 in the nation.
•Goalie Kris Alleyne leads the team with 116 saves, while also posting a .504 save percentage and an 11.03 goals-against average.
•Rutgers averages 12.47 goals, 7.6 assists and 20.1 points per game off 38.8 shots per game.
SCOUTING THE PIONEERS
•Denver is coming off a 17-9 win over Marquette at home that improved the Pioneers to 12-2 overall, 6-0 in league play.
•The Pioneers’ 12-2 start matches the best start for the program since 2011 when it advanced to the Semifinals of the NCAA Tournament.
•Sophomore Jack Bobzien leads the Pioneers with 51 points and 34 goals, while also dishing our 17 assists. The transfer ranks No. 25 in the nation in points per game (3.64) and No. 27 in points per game (2.43).
•Bobzien and junior Carson Cannon picked up BIG EAST Honor Roll honors after their performances in the Pioneers 17-9 win over Marquette. Bobzien tallied five points off four goals and one assist, while Cannon caused three turnovers and picked up two ground balls.
•Junior Wesley Berg is second on the team with 48 points off 33 goals and 15 assists.
•Senior Jeremy Noble leads the Pioneers with 27 assists and has 38 ground balls on the year.
•Face-off specialist Chris Hampton has a team-best 42 ground balls and has won 95-of-195 face-offs so far this year.
•Goalie tandem of Ryan LaPlante and Jamie Faus have been splitting time in net. LaPlante has 82 saves on the season, a .577 save percentage and an 8.90 goals-against average. Faus has 68 saves, a .540 save percentage and an 8.20 goals-against average.
•Denver has the second-best winning percentage in the nation (0.857), the fourth-best scoring offense (13.36), the second best shot percentage (0.384) and the fifth-best scoring margin (4.71).

Nike/US Lacrosse West Region High School Boys Top 10: #1 Regis Jesuit, Foothill-Santa Ana, Mercer Island, La Costa Canyon And Bellarmine Prep


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1. Regis Jesuit (Colo.), 13-0
After a 12-day layoff, the Raiders took down a tough Kent Denver (Colo.) squad, 13-8. The following day Regis Jesuit dropped Heritage (Colo.), 13-6. This week, the Raiders face a big game against Cherry Creek (Colo.), which is also undefeated in the league.

2. Foothill-Santa Ana (Calif.), 13-1
The Knights took down El Toro (Calif.), 16-5, before the showdown with La Costa Canyon (Calif.). In that game, Foothill dropped the Mavericks 14-9 with Nate Marano scoring eight goals. Foothill closes out the regular season against Rancho Bernardo (Calif.) and Beckman (Calif.).

3. Mercer Island (Wash.), 14-1
The Islanders shook off a seven-day layoff with a 10-9 victory over Bothell-Inglemoor (Wash.). Mercer Island, which suffered its only loss to Wilton (Conn.), travel this week to Liberty (Wash.) and Issaquah (Wash.), which is 13-2 on the season and just defeated Bellevue (Wash.).

4. La Costa Canyon (Calif.), 10-5
The Mavericks took down J Serra Catholic (Calif.), 10-9, in the first of a tough four-game stretch. La Costa Canyon then lost Foothill-Santa Ana 14-9. The Mavericks still have big games this week against Carlsbad (9-3) and former No. 1 Torrey Pines (11-4), which is a big rivalry game.

5. Bellarmine Prep (Calif.), 13-1
The Bells showed no rust following a 10-day break with a 12-11 victory over Sacred Heart Prep (Calif.), which entered that game 10-3. Bellarmine has a tough game this week against De LaSalle (Calif.), which knocked off perennial power St. Ignatius (Calif.) earlier in the season.

6. Issaquah (Wash.), 13-2
The Eagles enter the poll on the heals of a four-game winning streak, including a 6-5 victory over Bellevue (Wash.). Issaquah got goals from Ryan Egland, Jake Collins, Josh Bean, Mikey Giannopulus, Matt Thomas and Zach Fritz. The Eagles then followed that up with a 17-0 victory over Liberty (Wash.). Issaquah does not play again until May 2 when It takes on No. 3 Mercer Island.

7. Cherry Creek (Colo.), 10-3
The Bruins represented Colorado well in a hard-fought, 10-9 overtime loss to New Jersey power Bergen Catholic, which has gotten votes in the Nike/US Lacrosse National High School Boys’ Top 25. Cherry Creek gets a seven-day break before the state’s biggest showdown of the regular season with Regis Jesuit.

8. Cathedral Catholic (Calif.), 12-2
The Dons extended their winning streak to nine games with a dominant 16-4 victory over Marin Catholic (Calif.) in its only action last week. Cathedral Catholic next takes on La Jolla (Calif.) on April 29.

9. Corona del Mar (Calif.) 12-1
The Sea Kings stayed hot, extending their winning streak to six games with a 10-4 victory over Santa Margarita (Calif.) and a 12-3 win over St. Margarets Episcopal (Calif.). Corona del Mar closes out the regular season with games at Huntington Beach (Calif.) and then a marquee matchup against Coronado (Calif.).

10. Eastside Catholic (Wash.), 11-0
The Crusaders are still on a 13-day break and return to action April 29 against Kennedy Catholic (Wash.). Eastside then plays three games in nine days as they continue their quest to finish out the regular season undefeated.

Notes

Acalanes (Calif.) has continued its stellar season with a 6-4 victory over a tough Redwood (Calif.) squad. The Dons are one of the top teams in Northern California this season. Adrian Jeffries led the way with two goals, while Robbie Stern (Colorado College), Nathan Brickman, Chris Lane and Jack Deveny also scored. Acalanes goalie Cam Bosshardt (Penn State), finished with 13 saves. The DFAL will be decided Thursday night when Acalanes hosts Las Lomas at Acalanes, which junior attackman Colin Rutan (Denver) and senior goalie Sam Tomei (Drexel).

Nike/US Lacrosse West Region High School Girls Top 10: #1 Centaurus Followed By Chatfield, Amador Valley, Lake Oswego And West Linn


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1 . Centaurus (Colo.), 12-1
The Warriors rolled over Thomson Valley (Colo.) and Kennedy (Colo.) by a combined score of 28-1. Centaurus has now won seven consecutive game since its only setback of the season – a 9-5 loss to Flint School (D.C.). The Warriors have a big showdown this week with Arapahoe (Colo.), which has only one loss on the season to No. 9 Air Academy (Colo.).

2. Chatfield (Colo.), 14-0
The Chargers have increased their winning streak to 14 games with victories over Cherokee Trail (Colo.) and Dakota Ridge (Colo.). Chatfield then took down traditional power Arapahoe, 19-12, sending the Warriors to just their second loss of the season. The Chargers finish out the regular season April 29 against Columbine.

3. Amador Valley (Calif.), 15-1
The Dons are surging toward the post-season and have extended their winning streak to nine consecutive with wins last week over Livermore (Calif.) and Sacred Heart Prep (Calif.) by a combined score of 44-8. The schedule, however, gets tougher this week with games against Monte Vista (Calif.), Danville (8-4) and Marin Catholic (17-1).

4. Lake Oswego (Ore.), 11-1
The Lakers topped West Linn (Ore.) 11-10 to even the season series at one. Shannon Fender scored the game-winner with 15 seconds remaining. The Lakers have a big out-of-conference game this week against Lake Sammamish (Wash.), which is undefeated.

5. West Linn (Ore.), 11-1
After dropping Lake Oswego 15-11 in their first matchup this season, the Lakers knotted the season series with an 11-10 victory, which snapped West Linn’s 27-game winning streak. The two Oregon powers appear headed for a rubber match in the postseason.

6. Foothill-Santa Ana (Calif.), 12-1
The Knights knocked off Esperanza (Calif.) and Yorba Linda (Calif.) by a combined score of 37-8. Foothill has two big games this week against Los Alamitos and El Dorado before closing out the regular season May 1 against Newport Harbor (Calif.).

7. The Bishop’s School (Calif.), 11-0
The Knight kept their undefeated season going with dominant victories over La Jolla (Calif.), Francis Parker School (Calif.) and La Jolla Christian Day School (Calif.). The Bishop’s School will try to keep the streak going this week with games against Santa Fe Christian (Calif.) and Del Norte (Calif.).

8. Marin Catholic (Calif. ) 17-1
With decisive victories over Cathedral Catholic (Calif.) and Coronado (Calif.), the Wildcats have now reeled off 17-straight wins since a season-opening loss to Carondelet. A big showdown with No. 3 Amador Valley looms this week before Main Catholic finishes out the regular season with a game against Cardinal Newman (Calif.).

9. Air Academy (Colo.), 10-2
The Kadets continued to remain in the hunt for a high seed in the Colorado playoffs with a victory over Rampart (Colo.). Air Academy fell 12-10 in an out-of-conference game to Sacred Heart Academy (N.Y.), but that game will prove valuable for the playoffs as far as being battle-tested.

10. Carondelet (Calif.), 8-3
The Cougars emerged from a 10-day layoff with three games against some of the nation’s top teams. Carondelet dropped close games to Loyola Academy (Ill.), 8-2, and Milton (Ga.) in 9-8 in overtime, before falling 18-7 to D.C.-area power Bishop Ireton (Va.). The Cougars return to in-state action this week against Foothill (Calif.), Pleasanton (Calif.).

Notes

Chatfield has continued to put together one of the most impressive seasons of any team on the West Coast. In one of its signature wins, the Chargers took down traditional power Arapahoe last week with Kendra Lanuza leading the way with seven goals and two assists, while Rachael Walker had five goals and five assists. The Chargers are 14-0 and can finish the regular season undefeated if they can beat Columbine (Colo.) on April 29.

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Lake Oswego snapped archival West Linn’s 27-game winning streak with an 11-10 victory last week. The victory also avenged a 15-11 loss to the Lions earlier in the season. Shannon Fender got the game-winner with 15 seconds left in regulation. Lake Oswego’s defense came up big by holding West Linn’s top attacker Natalie Byrne to three goals after she scored nine in the previous matchup. Six players scored goals for the Lakers.

“It was an awesome game,” Lake Oswego coach Lauren Anderson said.

The two teams appear headed for another showdown in the playoffs.