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Nike/US Lacrosse West Region High School Boys Top 10: #1 Foothill-Santa Ana, Regis Jesuit, Cherry Creek, Issaquah And Cathedral Catholic

May 20, 2014

May 20, 2014

1. Foothill-Santa Ana (Calif.), 20-1

The Knights won the U.S. Lacrosse Southern Section South Division championship. Foothill has now won six of the past eight county titles. The Knights beat J Serra Catholic (Calif.), 12-8, and then Palos Verdes, 15-10, for the title.

2. Regis Jesuit (Colo.), 18-1

Chet Dunstan scored five goals in the Raiders 10-7 win over Arapahoe (Colo.) in the Colorado Class 5A state semifinals. Regis Jesuit then dominated Cherry Creek (Colo.) 14-7 for the title. After trailing 1-0 early in the game, the Raiders cruised the rest of the way, opening a 9-4 lead at the half. Matt Soran had five goals in the championship.

3. Cherry Creek (Colo.), 15-4

The Bruins fell short in their bid for a state title, falling 14-7 against Regis Jesuit. Nonetheless, Cherry Creek had another solid season and showed it can play with some of the strongest programs in the nation.

4. Issaquah (Wash.), 16-3

The Eagles knocked off Roosevelt to close out the regular season. Issaquah entered the Washington State playoffs as the favorite but will face formidable challenges against Bellevue (Wash.) and Mercer Island (Wash.).

5. Cathedral Catholic (Calif.), 16-2

The Dons closed out one of the best regular seasons in their history and are riding a 14-game winning streak. Cathederal Catholic next plays May 24 against Westview (Calif.) in the playoffs.

6. Bellevue (Wash.), 16-2

The Wolverines ended the regular season with a dominant 17-0 victory over Mount Si (Wash.). Belleuve’s only in-state loss is to Issaquah and the two could meet again in the playoffs.

7. St. Ignatius (Calif.), 14-5

The Wildcats topped Archbishop Mitty (Calif.) 12-1 and then beat Bellarmine Prep (Calif.), 10-6, for the West Catholic Athletic League Tournament. St. Ignatius plated one of the toughest schedules in the region and will reload for next season.

8. Coronado (Calif.), 12-4

The Islanders closed out the season with one of the toughest stretches of any team. Coronado beat rival La Costa Canyon (Calif.) 11-10 and then took down Torrey Pines (Calif.) Coronado takes on Poway on May 24.

9. Eastside Catholic (Wash.), 15-0

The Crusaders closed out a perfect regular season with an 18-1 victory over Nathan Hale (Wash.). Eastside Catholic will now deal with even tougher competition in the playoffs.

10. Acalanes (Calif.), 18-3

The Dons dropped Bay School (Calif.) 18-1 and then St. Mary’s Stockton (Calif.), 13-5, in the North Coast Section playoffs. Acalanes plays in the semifinals May 21 against Pedmont (Calif.). The winner of that game plays either Marin Catholic (Calif.) or Novato (Calif.), who played in the other semifinal.

News and Notes

When Cherry Creek handed Regis Jesuit its only loss on the season, 10-7 on April 29, the Bruins established themselves as the team to beat in Colorado. However, Regis Jesuit rebounded and closed out the regular season with three wins and entered the state tournament as the No. 2 seed behind Cherry Creek. The Raiders then got a measure of revenge by dominating both ends of the field for a 14-7 victory over the Bruins to win their second state title in program history. Matt Soran led the way with five goals and an assist. Chet Dunstan also had four goals for the Raiders, who finished the season 18-1. Regis Jesuit scored six goals in the second quarter to open a 9-4 lead at the half and were never threatened the rest of the way.


Nike/US Lacrosse West Region High School Girls Top 10: #1 Amador Valley, Air Academy, Cherry Creek, Lake Oswego And West Linn

May 20, 2014

May 20, 2014

1. Amador Valley (Calif.), 20-1

The Dons are the top seed in the North Coast Section playoffs and are prohibitive favorite to win the title. Amador Valley took another step toward that goal with 19-8 victory over Monte Vista-Danville (Calif.) in the quarterfinals. The Dons play California (Calif.) in the next round.

2. Air Academy (Colo.), 16-2

The Kadets handed Chatfield (Colo.) its only loss of the season, 22-8, in the Colorado state semifinals. Kaley Holmes led the way with five goals. Air Academy takes on Cherry Creek (Colo.) for the title on May 21.

3. Cherry Creek (Colo.), 12-6

The Bruins are the perennial power in Colorado and advanced to the title game by upsetting top-seeded Cenaturus (Colo.), 12-11 in the semifinals. Cherry Creek plays Air Academy in the final, which they beat in last year’s semifinal en route to the state title.

4. Lake Oswego (Ore.), 16-1

The top-seeded Lakers play Oregon Episcopal (Ore.) in the Oregon state semifinals May 19 after an impressive run through the regular season. Lake Oswego’s only loss this season is to West Linn (Ore.), also a semifinalist. The Lakers won the rematch against West Linn 11-10.

5. West Linn (Ore.), 14-1

The second-seeded Lions are the defending Oregon champions and will play Sunset Metro (Ore.) on May 19 for a spot in the title game once again. West Linn beat Sunset 20-9 in their regular season matchup. The Oregon state title game is scheduled for May 21.

6. St. Ignatius (Calif.) 11-7

The Wildcats closed out the regular season with an 8-6 victory over Carondelet (Calif.). St. Ignatius avenged an earlier 11-7 loss to the Cougars on April 2. All of the Wildcats’ losses were to ranked teams in the West region or out-of-state programs that hover around the national rankings.

7. Carondelet (Calif.), 13-4

The Cougars, the No. 2 seed in the North Coast Section playoffs, knocked off San Ramon Valley (Calif.), 8-4, in the quarterfinals. Carondelet now plays Marin Catholic (Calif.) for a spot in the title game.

8. Marin Catholic (Calif.) 21-2

The Wildcats opened the North Coast Section playoffs. with a 21-7 victory over Dougherty Valley (Calif.) as the third seed. Marin Catholic then escaped Granite Bay (Calif.), 13-12 in the quarterfinals. The Wildcats face Carondelet in the semis.

9. California (Calif.), 15-3

The Grizzlies advanced to the North Coast Section semifinals with a convincing 14-8 victory over Novato (Calif.). California now must contend with No. 1 Amador Valley for a spot in the title game.

10. Centaurus (Colo.), 16-1

The Warriors, the top seed in the Colorado state playoffs, dropped Colorado Academy (Colo.) in the quarterfinals with Ellie Meyer leading the way with five goals. Centaurus then fell to Cherry Creek 12-11 in the semifinals as Olivia Holmes potentially game-tying shot in the post in the final seconds.

News and Notes

Cherry Creek has won six of the past eight state titles in Colorado. So, even after having an up-and-down regular season, the fifth-seeded Bruins were the team no one wanted to face in the playoffs. Those fears were justified as Cherry Creek (12-6) eliminated fourth-seeded Arapahoe (Colo.) and top-seeded Centaurus, 12-11, to reach the title game against Air Academy. Blair Sisk scored the game-winner with just over a minute left in regulation in the Centaurus win. The Kadets have been equally impressive in the postseason as the No. 3 seed and handed No. 2 Chatfield its only loss of the season, 22-8 in the semifinals. Air Academy also has previous success in the state tournament, having won titles in 2009 and 2012. The teams did not play in the regular season. The Bruins have played in the state championship game every year since the league was started in 1998.


IWLCA Honors 48 NCAA Div I Women’s Lacrosse Student-Athletes With All-America Team Selections

2014 All-America Teams Women's Lacrosse

The Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association has honored 48 student-athletes in Division I with a selection on the All-America teams for 2014. The IWLCA will honor the National All-Americans at the IWLCA All-American banquet on Saturday, June 7, 2014 at the Radisson Hotel Valley Forge in King Prussia, Pa.

First Team

Nikki Boltja, University of Louisville, Sr., Attack
Taylor D’Amore, Johns Hopkins University, Sr., Attack

Abbey Friend, University of North Carolina, Sr., Attack

Brooke Griffin, University of Maryland, Jr., Attack

Alyssa Murray, Syracuse University, Sr., Attack

Kayla Treanor, Syracuse University, So., Attack

Taylor Cummings, University of Maryland, So., Midfield

Shannon Gilroy, University of Florida, Jr., Midfield

Kelly McPartland, University of Maryland, Jr., Midfield

Mikaela Rix, Boston College, Jr., Midfield

Megan Douty, University of Maryland, Jr., Defense

Meg Markham, University of Pennsylvania, Jr., Defense

Sloane Serpe, University of North Carolina, Sr., Defense

Margaret Smith, Notre Dame University, Sr., Defense

Taylor Virden, Duke University, Sr., Defense

Liz Colgan, University of Virginia, Sr., Goalkeeper

Second Team

Katie Ferris, University of Massachusetts, Sr., Attack

Alyssa Leonard, Northwestern University, Sr., Attack

Kerrin Maurer, Duke University, Jr., Attack

Jill Remenapp, University of Denver, Jr., Attack

Covie Stanwick, Boston College, Jr., Attack

Courtney Swan, University of Virginia, Jr., Attack

Hannah Farr, Stanford University, Jr., Midfield

Beth Glaros, University of Maryland, Sr., Midfield

Lauren Kahn, University of Connecticut, Sr., Midfield

Kaylin Morissette, University of Louisville, So., Midfield

Marlee Paton, Loyola University, Sr., Midfield

Kasey Mock, Syracuse University, Sr., Defense

Lauren Purvis, Pennsylvania State University, Sr., Defense

Colleen Smith, Princeton University, Sr., Defense

Morgan Stephens, University of Virginia, Jr., Defense

Tori DeScenza, Ohio State University, Jr., Goalkeeper

Third Team

Liza Blue, University of Virginia, Sr., Attack

Faye Brust, University of Louisville, Jr., Attack

Cortney Fortunato, University of Notre Dame, Fr., Attack

Sydney Holman, University of North Carolina, Fr., Attack

Erin McMunn, Princeton University, Jr., Attack

Aly Messinger, University of North Carolina, So., Attack

Annie Thomas, Loyola University, Jr., Attack

Nora Barry, University of Florida, Jr., Midfield

Sammy Cermack, Johns Hopkins University, Sr., Midfield

Madison Cyr, Penn State University, So., Midfield

Taryn VanThof, Loyola University, Jr., Midfield

Kathleen Lennon, University of Albany, Sr., Defense

Maddy Lesher, Loyola University, So., Defense

Alice Mercer, University of Maryland, So., Defense

Monica Negron, University of Louisville, Sr., Defense

Frankie Caridi, Stony Brook University, Sr., Goalkeeper