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High School Lacrosse: Video Highlights Of Western US #1 St. Ignatius Prep Boys Lacrosse 5-4 Loss To National #10 Chaminade On April 25

The Chaminade Flyers (NY) built a 5-2 third-quarter lead and held off a rally from the visiting St. Ignatius Wildcats (CA) to claim a 5-4 victory on Thursday, April 25 at Chaminade High School.

High School Lacrosse: West Region #1 St. Ignatius Boys Lacrosse (16-0) Travels East To Face #2 Chaminade (NY) And Seton Hall Prep (NJ) On April 25, 27 At 2013 Big City Classic At MetLife Stadium

st. ignatius lacrosse“The Wildcats play at No. 2-ranked Chaminade of Mineola,  N.Y., on Thursday before taking on Seton Hall Prep of West Orange, N.J., on  Saturday at MetLife Stadium — home of the NFL’s New York Jets and New York  Giants — in the Big City Classic. Are the Wildcats excited? You better believe  it.”

By most accounts, St. Ignatius has the best boys’ lacrosse  program west of the Mississippi. But are the Wildcats — ranked 11th in the country by Toplaxrecruits.com — among the top handful of teams in the  nation? They’re about to find out soon — real soon. For the first time in its  storied history, St. Big City Classic LacrosseIgnatius (16-0) will travel to the hotbed of U.S. lacrosse  to test itself against the premier competition in the country.

“I can’t tell you how pumped up the boys are,” St. Ignatius  coach Chris Packard said. “They are over the moon for this trip because it shows  how amazing and far we’ve come as a program. We couldn’t have picked a better  opponent [than Chaminade]. Our guys deserve to play the best, and whether we win  or lose, it’s going to be a great experience.”

SI will be in an unfamiliar position on Thursday against a  team that has sent multiple players to the professional ranks. Even though the  Wildcats boast eight Division I commitments, they’ll be the underdogs against  Chaminade, which boasts a whopping 21 — count ’em, 21 — future Division I  players.

SI’s leading scorer, Joe Lang, isn’t changing his  expectations.

“We always go into a game fully expecting to win,” the  junior attacker said.

Lang acknowledged the fact that the team’s trip to the East  Coast carries huge ramifications in that a solid showing will gain immeasurable  respect for SI, while a poor result or two would further dampen the credibility  of high school lacrosse on the West Coast.

“We’re going in with nothing to lose,” Lang said. “We’re  supposed to lose to the No. 2 team in the country, but we’re hoping to leave a  footprint and represent the West Coast and show there’s some great lacrosse  being played out here.”

Lang was one of 11 SI players who scored a goal in a 17-5  win over Sacred Heart Cathedral (3-11) on Monday at Crocker Amazon Field. SI’s  John Corbolotti and SHC’s Sedge Gates shared match-high honors with four goals  each.

Packard was effusive in his praise for Lang and his five  senior captains: defender Jack McGovern and midfielders Charlie Ford, Matt  Emery, Spencer Evans and Chad Bell.

Read more at the San Francisco Examiner:  http://www.sfexaminer.com/sports/prep-sports/2013/04/st-ignatius-will-test-itself-against-county-s-best-lacrosse-teams-nfl-sta#ixzz2RLBKCmmA