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High School Boys Lacrosse: “Nike/US Lacrosse West Region Top 10” For March 20 Ranks La Costa Canyon Boys Lacrosse (CA) #1 Followed By Arapahoe (CO), St. Ignatius Prep (CA), Corona Del Mar (CA) And Cherry Creek (CO)

Nike US Lacrosse West Region High School Lacrosse Top 10

1. La Costa Canyon (Calif.), 3-0

The Mavericks opened the season with a 7-3 victory over St. Margaret’s Episcopal. La Costa Canyon held St. Margaret’s scoreless in the first half. The Mavericks, who are shooting for their sixth San Diego championship, also beat a tough Cathedral Catholic team 7-5 and surged past Fallbrook 15-5.

2. Arapahoe (Colo.), 3-0

The Warriors opened league play with a 14-6 victory over Heritage and then knocked off Brighton and Smoky Hill by an average of almost 10 goals. Arapahoe is looking for its fourth state title in six years.

3. St. Ignatius Prep (Calif.), 5-0

The Wildcats have raced out to five consecutive victories in impressive style. St. Ignatius knocked off No. 6 Torrey Pines 12-7, avenging its only loss last season. Junior Jake Long led the way in the win with six goals.

4. Corona del Mar (Calif.), 4-0

The Sea Kings continued their early-season dominance with a 15-2 victory over Sage Hill. Jack Ortlieb led the way with five goals and Casey Mix added three. In its four games this season, Corona del Mar outscored opponents 60-13.

5. Cherry Creek (Colo.), 1-0

The Bruins cruised past Rock Canyon 12-2 in their first regular season game. Cherry Creek has an eight-day layoff before taking on Wheat Ridge. A trip to Maryland against MIAA powers St. Paul’s and Severn is scheduled for the end of the month. The Bruins defeated St. Paul’s last season.

6. Torrey Pines (Calif.), 2-1

The Falcons opened the season with back-to-back wins over Carlsbad and Jserra Catholic, 13-4 and 13-3 respectively. However, Torrey Pines fell to No. 3 St. Ignatius, 12-7. The Falcons have another big match-up against undefeated Poway (4-0) this week.

7. Palos Verdes (Calif.), 4-0

The Sea Kings are off to a strong start with four straight victories to open the season. Palos Verdes has averaged 17.3 goals per game and allowed a total of 14.

8. Bellevue (Wash.), 3-0

The Wolverines picked up a huge victory to open the season, 14-6 over Bainbridge Island. Cole Johnson led the way with six goals for Bellevue. The Wolverines followed that game with victories over Woodinville and Emerald Ridge-Puyallup, outscoring them 37-6.

9. Issaquah (Wash.), 2-0

The defending state champions made quick work of Liberty with a 15-1 victory to open the season. Issaquah was equally impressive in its next game by beating Bellarmine Prep, 17-1. The Eagles have tough non-conference game this week against Nevada powers Henderson Red and Palo Verde.

10. Brophy Prep (Ariz.), 6-0

The Broncos continued their surge to open the season and cracked this week’s top-10 with victories over Salpointe Catholic and Horizon. Brophy Prep has put together a tough non-conference schedule near the end of the month with games against Denver East (Colo.), West Linn (Ore.), Bellarmine Prep (Wash.), Lincoln (Ore.), Sacred Heart Prep (Calif.) and St. Ignatius (Calif.).

For more:  http://www.laxmagazine.com/high_school/boys/2012-13/news/032013_nike_us_lacrosse_west_region_report

Western High School Lacrosse: #1 La Costa Canyon Boys Lacrosse (CA, 4-0) Defeated Arapahoe (CO) 11-10 March 23 For 27th Straight Win

The La Costa Canyon High boys lacrosse team saw what appeared to be a laugher turn into a nail-biter before holding on for a narrow victory.

The Mavericks built a six-goal lead over Littleton (Colo.) Arapahoe before hanging on for an 11-10 victory in a matchup of two of the best high school lacrosse programs in the West on Wednesday night.

The win was the Mavericks’ 27th straight.

“I’m glad we got a win,” La Costa coach Jesse Foss said. “I don’t feel good about having to hang on. That shouldn’t have happened. We’ll correct those wrongs.”

The Mavericks (4-0), who entered the week ranked No. 3 in the Western United States and No. 1 in California by WestSideLax.com, took a 7-2 lead into the second half, and junior Brendan Gaughan made it 8-2 10 seconds into the third quarter.

But Arapahoe (1-1), ranked fourth in the West and second in Colorado at the start of the week, scored four straight goals to cut the deficit to two.

“It’s a game of streaks,” Arapahoe coach Guy Cerasoli said. “We came out slow, and they came out firing on all cylinders. We got into the locker room at halftime and let the guys know, ‘Hey, listen, we’re still in this. Five goals is not a really big deficit. We can overcome that. Just keep our nose to the grindstone.’

“We were getting a lot of looks, but their goalie was just coming up big. He was standing on his head in the first half. They started falling for us in the second.”

The teams traded goals the rest of the third period, and the Warriors scored three minutes into the fourth quarter to get within 11-10, but neither team scored again.

For more:  http://www.nctimes.com/sports/high-school/nct/boys-lacrosse/article_221098f5-48a0-579e-bdd0-b0555356d8b9.html

National High School Boys Lacrosse Rankings: #22 Arapahoe (CO), #23 Highland Park (TX), And #24 La Costa Canyon (CA) Are Top-Ranked Western Teams


1. Deerfield Academy (Mass.) (12-0)
Previous: 1, Beat Hotchkiss (NE), Kent School (NE) Next: Saturday vs. Avon Old Farms (NE)

2. West Islip (N.Y.) (12-1)
Previous: 2, Beat Ward Melville (N.Y.) Next: May 11 vs. Walt Whitman (N.Y.)

3. Manhasset (N.Y.) (12-0)
Previous: 3, Beat Garden City (N.Y.), Floral Park (N.Y.) Next: Saturday vs. Cold Spring Harbor (N.Y)

4. Summit (N.J.) (14-0)
Previous: 5, Beat Chatham (N.J.), Governor Livingston (N.J.), Ridgewood (N.J.) Next: Friday vs. West Essex Regional (N.J.)

5. Canandaigua (N.Y.) (10-0)
Previous: 6, Beat Fairport (N.Y.), Honeoye Falls-Lima (N.Y.) Next: Today vs. Webster Thomas (N.Y.)

6. Jamesville-DeWitt (N.Y.) (10-0)
Previous: 7, Beat LaFayette (N.Y.), Fulton (N.Y.) Next: Today vs. Whitesboro (N.Y.)

7. St. Paul’s (Md.) (12-3)
Previous: 8, Beat McDonogh (Md.), Mount St. Joseph’s (Md.) Next: Friday vs. Boys’ Latin (Md.)

8. Avon Old Farms (Conn.) (13-1)
Previous: 8, Beat Trinity-Pawling (N.Y.), Brunswick (N.Y.) Next: Saturday vs. Deerfield (Mass.)

9. St. Anthony’s (N.Y.) (12-1)
Previous: 10, Beat Delbarton (N.J.), Holy Trinity (N.Y.) Next: Today vs. Fordham Prep (N.Y.)

10. Cold Spring Harbor (N.Y.) (13-0)
Previous: 12, Beat Seaford (N.Y.) Next: Saturday vs. Manhasset (N.Y.)

11. John Jay-Cross River (N.Y.) (11-1)
Previous: 13, Beat Syosset (N.Y.), Somers (N.Y.) Next: Today vs. Horace Greeley (N.Y.)

12. Springfield-Delco (Pa.) (14-1)
Previous: NR, Beat La Salle College (Pa.), Upper Darby (Pa.) Next: Today vs. Ridley (Pa.)

13. Skaneateles (N.Y.) (11-0)
Previous: 15, Beat Tully (N.Y.), Bishop Ludden (N.Y.) Next: Tomorrow vs. CBA-Syracuse (N.Y.)

14. Haverford School (Pa.) (16-3)
Previous: 18, Beat Radnor (Pa.), St. Joseph’s Prep (Pa.) Next: Friday vs. Malvern Prep (Pa.)

15. Georgetown Prep (Md.) (16-3)
Previous: 19, Beat DeMatha (Md.), Episcopal (Md.) Next: Friday vs. Urbana (Md.)

16. Fairport (N.Y.) (9-2)
Previous: 14, Lost to Canandaigua (N.Y.), Beat Penfield (N.Y.) Next: Saturday vs. Penn Yan (N.Y.)

17. Ithaca (N.Y.) (12-0)
Previous: NR, Beat Horseheads (N.Y.), Binghamton (N.Y.) Next: May 11 vs. Corning West (N.Y.) 

18. Conestoga (Pa.) (10-2)
Previous: NR, Beat Strath Haven (Pa.) Next: Today vs. Haverford HS (Pa.)

19. Boys’ Latin (Md.) (13-3)
Previous: 21, Beat Gilman (Md.) Next: Friday vs. St. Paul’s (Md.) 

20. Ward Melville (N.Y.) (10-2)
Previous: 4, Beat Northport (N.Y.), Lost to West Islip (N.Y.) Next: Friday vs. William Floyd (N.Y.)

21. Salisbury School (Conn.) (9-1)
Previous: 22, Beat Kent School (NE), Taft School (NE) Next: Friday vs. Millbrook (NE)

22. Arapahoe (Colo.) (14-1)
Previous: 23, Idle Next: May 11 vs. No. 16 CHSAA lowest remaining seed

23. Highland Park (Texas) (13-2)
Previous: 24, Beat St. John’s (Texas) Next: Saturday vs. Dallas Jesuit (Texas) 

24. La Costa Canyon (Calif. ) (16-0)
Previous: 25, Beat Mount Carmel (Calif.), Poway (Calif.) Next: Friday vs. Fallbrook (Calif.)

25. Upper Arlington (Ohio) (10-1) 
Previous: NR, Beat Worthington Kilbourne (Ohio) Next: Saturday vs. Western Reserve Academy (Ohio)

National High School Boys Lacrosse Rankings: #21 Highland Park (TX), #22 La Costa Canyon (CA), And #23 Arapahoe (CO) Show Emerging Strength In West

1. Deerfield Academy (Mass.) (7-0)
Previous: 1, Taft School (NE), Loomis Chaffee (NE) Next: Saturday vs. Phillips Andover (NE)

2. LaFayette (N.Y.) (5-0)
Previous: 3, Beat Homer (N.Y.), Tully (N.Y.), Onondaga Central (N.Y.) Next: Today vs. Jordan-Elbridge (N.Y.)

3. Boys’ Latin (Md.) (11-1)
Previous: 4, Beat Calvert Hall (Md.), Archbishop Spalding (Md.) Next: Saturday vs. Loyola-Blakefield (Md.)

4. Manhasset (N.Y.) (9-0)
Previous: 10, Beat Chaminade (N.Y.), Island Trees (N.Y.) Next: Saturday vs. Darien (Conn.)

5. Summit (N.J.) (7-0)
Previous: 5, Beat West Morris Central (N.J.), Columbia (N.J.) Next: Today vs. Seton Hall Prep (N.J.)

6. West Islip (N.Y.) (8-1)
Previous: 8, East Islip (N.Y.), Ridgewood (N.Y.), Bay Shore (N.Y.), Smithtown West (N.Y.) Next: Tomorrow vs. William Floyd (N.Y.)

7. St. Paul’s (Md.) (9-2)
Previous: 7, Beat  Gilman (Md.), Severn (Md.) Next: Tomorrow vs. Calvert Hall (Md.)

8. Garden City (N.Y.) (6-1)
Previous: 13, Beat Yorktown (N.Y.), Great Neck South (N.Y.) Next: Tomorrow vs. Wantagh (N.Y.)

9. Ward Melville (N.Y.) (7-1)
Previous: 2, Lost to Walt Whitman (N.Y.), Beat West Babylon (N.Y), Connetquot (N.Y.) Next: April 27 vs. Smithtown West (N.Y.)

10. Canandaigua (N.Y.) (7-0)
Previous: 14, Beat Corning East (N.Y.), Webster Schroeder (N.Y.) Next: Friday vs. Penn Yan (N.Y.)

11. Jamesville-DeWitt (N.Y.) (6-0)
Previous: 17, Beat East Syracuse-Minoa (N.Y.), New Hartford (N.Y.) Next: Today vs. Cortland (N.Y.)

12.Avon Old Farms (Conn.) (9-1)
Previous: 16, Beat Choate (NE) Westminster School (NE) Next: Saturday vs. Kent School (NE)

13. St. Anthony’s (N.Y.) (6-1)
Previous: 15, Beat Wilton (Conn.) Next: Today vs. Iona Prep (N.Y.)

14. Landon (Md.) (12-2)
Previous: 18, Beat Madison (Va.), Robinson (Va.) Next: Friday vs. Georgetown Prep (Md.)

15. John Jay-Cross River (N.Y.) (6-1)
Previous: 19, Beat Horace Greeley (N.Y.) Next: Saturday vs. Corning East (N.Y.)

16. Chaminade (N.Y.) (5-2)
Previous: 9, Lost to Manhasset (N.Y.) Next: Today vs. Fordham Prep (N.Y.)

17. Fairport (N.Y.) (7-0)
Previous: 15, Beat Niagara Wheatfield (N.Y.) Next: Saturday vs. Jamesville-DeWitt (N.Y.)

18. Haverford School (Pa.) (10-3)
Previous: 6, Beat Chatham (N.J.), Lost to Malvern Prep (Pa.) Next: Today vs. Episcopal Academy (Pa.)

19. La Salle College (Pa.)(7-1)
Previous: NR, Beat Georgetown Prep (Md.) Next: Tomorrow vs. Father Judge (Pa.)

20. Cold Spring Harbor(N.Y.)(9-0)
Previous: NR, Beat Island Trees (N.Y.) Next: Saturday vs. Clarke (N.Y.)

21. Highland Park (Texas) (12-2)
Previous: 21, Beat Dallas Jesuit (Texas) Next: Texas Playoffs

22. La Costa Canyon (Calif. ) (11-0)
Previous: 23, Beat Los Alamitos (Calif.), San Marcos (Calif.) Next: Saturday vs Foothill-Santa Ana (Calif.)

23. Arapahoe (Colo.) (12-1)
Previous:  24, Beat Cherry Creek (Colo.) Next: Tomorrow vs. Grandview (Colo.)

24. Georgetown Prep (Md.) (12-3)
Previous: 12, Lost to La Salle College (Pa.), Beat Hamburg (N.Y.) Next: Friday vs. Landon (D.C.)

25. Dublin Jerome (Ohio) (8-0)
Previous: NR, Beat Hudson (Ohio),  Liberty-Oletangy (Ohio) Next: Tomorrow vs. Detroit Catholic Central (Ohio)

Colorado High School Boys Lacrosse: Arapahoe Boys Lacrosse (13-1) Defeated Cherry Creek 7-6 On April 21 To Remain #1 Ranked In State

If there were any doubts who the best two teams in the state were going into Wednesday night’s boys lacrosse showdown between Arapahoe and Cherry Creek there definitely aren’t any now.

The only real question may have been who was No. 1. Arapahoe answered that one, but just barely.

Warriors attacker Hunter Hall (16) had two goals in No. 1 Arapahoe's win over No. 2 Cherry Creek on Wednesday. More photos. (Karl Gehring, The Denver Post)

Trailing by a goal at intermission, the top-ranked Warriors scored the first four goals of the second half — two each from Greg Colosimo and Hunter Hall — and went on to a 7-6 victory over No. 2 Cherry Creek at Littleton Public Schools Stadium.

 Arapahoe scored five times in the third quarter, including Colosimo’s penalty-delayed tally with one second remaining, to take a 7-4 lead into the fourth. A pair of Henri Halle goals in the fourth cut Arapahoe’s lead to one, but defender Davis Gunter locked down on Cherry Creek‘s Blake Cassidy in the futile final few seconds, sending the Warriors scurrying onto the field in celebration.

“We locked everybody off. We just wanted to single him out, lock him out. I got on to him right away. It was a hard-fought battle between him and I for that last eight seconds. This time I came out victorious. We’ll see next time,” Gunter said.

Date Opponent Result
3/04 SMOKY HILL   W, 18-3
3/15 LITTLETON   W, 16-5
3/18 vs. Kent Denver   W, 8-4
3/22 at Episcopal Dallas   W, 9-4
3/23 vs. Highland Park   L,  12-10
3/25 at St Mark’s   W, 8-7 (OT)
3/30 MOUNTAIN VISTA   W, 12-5
4/03 at Heritage   W, 13-5
4/07 at Mullen   W, 14-9
4/09 EAGLECREST   W, 16-3
4/12 at Regis Jesuit   W, 14-7
4/14 CHEROKEE TRAIL   W, 12-6
4/16 at Overland   W, 19-5
4/21 CHERRY CREEK   W, 7-6
4/23 at Grandview    
Coach: Guy Cerasoli

Arapahoe (15-1) opened the scoring with a Dylan Smith tally five minutes in. But that would be the lone first-quarter goal in a defensive battle that was as physical as it was sloppy.

Whereas the Bruins’ offense was aggressive but not efficient in the first quarter, the second was a different story. Back-to-back goals by Halle and Scott Hewitson put the Bruins (11-2) ahead 2-1 before Arapahoe tied the score 49 seconds later on a Jack Bobzien tally. But Kendall Williams’ goal minutes later gave the Bruins a 3-2 halftime lead. However, Arapahoe’s third-quarter flurry forced the Bruins into catch-up mode the rest of the game.

 “We made stupid mistakes. That’s why we lost. The little things added up,” Halle said.


Colorado High School Boys Lacrosse: State Champion Arapahoe Boys Lacrosse 2010 Season Features Kent Denver, Episcopal Dallas, Highland Park (TX), And Cherry Creek

Colorado High School Boys Lacrosse Profile: Arapahoe High School Middie Devin Pullara Is Attending Lehigh University As Scholar-Athlete Engineering Major

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Devin Pullara, Midfielder, Arapahoe High School, Castle Rock, Colo.

Devin Pullara, Midfielder, Arapahoe High School, Castle Rock, Colo.

Midfielder Devin Pullara of Castle Rock, Colo.,  is a former high school captain in both lacrosse and football. He earned First-Team All-State distinction as a face-off specialist and was his team’s MVP. Pullara was also a member of the 2009 Colorado state championship team. In addition to his athletic accomplishments, Pullara was named an Academic All American, was a member of the National Honor Society, graduated sixth out of 525 students and was an AP scholar with distinction. Pullara has received numerous other academic awards including the Rutgers Book Award, the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Award of Mathematics and Science, the Hugh O’Brien Youth Leadership Award and the Robert C. Byrd Scholarship.