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Western High School Girls Lacrosse: “Lacrosse Magazine” Ranks Coronado Girls Lacrosse (CA) #1 Followed By Cherry Creek (CO), La Costa Canyon (CA), Carondelet (CA) And Kent Denver (CA)


1. Coronado (Calif.), 15-1 Since losing to Holy Cross (Md.) in mid-April, the Islanders have won six straight games by an average of eight goals. Coronado picked up a 12-9 victory over Los Alamitos (Calif.), which previously had one loss, and is on course for a third consecutive CIF championship.

2. Cherry Creek (Colo.), 13-1 The Bruins overcame a late four-goal deficit to topple Kent Denver (Colo.), 18-17, in a battle of the state’s top programs. Cherry Creek scored five consecutive goals to end the game. Princeton-bound Anya Gersoff scored five goals, Mara Bandt-Law had four and Bryn Bandt-Law and Sisk each finished with three, putting Cherry Creek in the driver’s seat for a 10th state title.

3. La Costa Canyon (Calif.): 14-1 Since losing to top-ranked Coronado (Calif.) in the second game of the season, the Mavericks have reeled off 13 victories in a row. Now, La Costa Canyon gets a second shot at the West’s No. 1 team, in a game that could decide the regular season champion

4. Carondelet (Calif.), 14-2 The Cougars have helped set the bar for California, and they bounced back from a loss to No. 2 Cherry Creek (Colo.) with four consecutive in-state wins. Carondelet knocked off Monte Vista-Danville (Calif.), 12-10, and continue to sit atop the EBAL.

5. Kent Denver (Colo.), 11-2 The Sun Devils lost to Cherry Creek, 18-17, in heart-breaking fashion after controlling parts of the game and leading by two at halftime. Lucy Dikeou (Stanford) continued her dominance by scoring eight goals, despite tight marking by the Bruins.

6. Los Alamitos (Calif.), 13-2 The Griffins finished another impressive regular season. After losing 11-10 in overtime to No. 3 La Costa Canyon (Calif.), they rolled through the rest of the schedule. Los Alamitos ended the season with a tough, 12-9 loss to top-ranked Coronado (Calif.).

7. Air Academy (Colo.), 14-2 The Kadets knocked off Palmer Ridge, 19-5, and are in first place in the Southern division standings. Miranda Beal (Navy) and Erin Todd have combined for more than 100 goals, and Air Academy wraps up the regular season with an intriguing matchup against Arapahoe (Colo.). Air Academy fell just short to Cherry Creek (Colo.) in the state championship game last season.

8. Amador Valley (Calif.) 11-2 The Dons avenged an early season overtime loss to Monte Vista-Danville (Calif.) with a convincing 15-7 victory. Amador Valley still has six regular season games to play, including a non-conference showdown with St. Ignatius Prep (Calif.).

9. Regis Jesuit (Colo.), 12-1 A season-deciding showdown with No. 2 Cherry Creek (Colo.) is upcoming, and will say a lot about the Raiders, who lost to Mullen 9-8 on Monday evening. After battling back-and-forth with Chaparral (Colo.) Regis Jesuit controlled overtime for a 9-7 victory.

10. Menlo School (Calif.), 12-4 Michaela Michael and Ali Kimand had four goals each and the Knights finally knocked off St. Ignatius (Calif.), 14-12 —its first victory over the in-state rival in more than a decade. Menlo led 11-4 at halftime before St. Ignatius stormed back. Goals by Kacie Madeira and Mattimore in the final two minutes sealed the game for Menlo. “It was a fine win against a fine team, one of the perennial best,” Menlo coach Jennifer Lee said in a post-game release. “Menlo never trailed, and played with tremendous heart and hustle to emerge victorious. The entire roster of 20 has been preparing for this test, since March 5 when the team was announced for the first time.” Menlo then defeated Castilleja (Calif.) 22-7 for a ninth consecutive win, as 10 players found the back of the net.

Western High School Boys Lacrosse: Video Highlights Of The “2011 Adrenaline High Rollers Lacrosse” Recruiting Showcase


 

NCAA Lacrosse: Notre Dame Men’s Lacrosse Announces 10-Player 2011-12 Freshman Class Including Middie Nick Ossello (Wheat Ridge, CO) And Attacker Kyle Runyon (Coronado, CA)


University of Notre Dame men’s lacrosse head coach Kevin Corrigan  has announced the commitment of 10 student-athletes who will join the program beginning in the 2012 season. The newcomers hail from seven different states, including three from Maryland and two from New York.

Nick Ossello – Midfield – Wheat Ridge, Colo./Wheat Ridge

Three-time all-conference performer in lacrosse at Wheat Ridge High School … received all-state accolades as a junior and senior … team captain as a junior … squad won the conference title during his senior campaign … a starter in the 2010 and 2011 all-state lacrosse game … missed most of his senior campaign with an injury … as a junior, led his team in points (49) and ground balls (114) … also a football standout at Wheat Ridge … copped all-state, all-city and all-conference honors during his senior season of football … team MVP and team captain during his senior campaign of football … football won the state title and received a national ranking during his sophomore season … the team captured the state title at Invesco Field at Mile High … was invited to play in the all-state football game … 2010 conference MVP in football … first team All-Colorado defensive back … son of Steve and Lynnea Ossello … has two siblings … his aunt, Stella Ossello, attended Notre Dame … born April 12, 1993.

Corrigan on Ossello …“Nick is an athlete first right now. He’s still developing in lacrosse, but he’s a terrific athlete. He was a very good football player. He’s a guy that we feel has his best lacrosse in front of him once he narrows his focus to just one sport. Most of these guys (the incoming freshmen) did play other sports and the one thing we like about it is they all are going to concentrate on just lacrosse for the first time and I think that’s going to benefit all of them and Nick in particular. ”

Kyle Runyon – Attack – Coronado, Calif./Coronado

A four-year letterwinner in lacrosse at Coronado High School … 2010 All-American … a two-time all-city and all-conference selection … captained the Coronado squad during his junior season … Coronado squad captured the 2009 state title … team achieved a national ranking in 2009 … conference champion in lacrosse … Adrenaline Showcase (2009, 2010) … Adrenaline High Rollers (2008-10) … Adrenaline Challenge (2008-10) … Sonoma Shootout participant … a four-year starter on the Coronado soccer team … was the only male at Coronado High School to play varsity in two sports during his freshman season … three-time Coronado High School Athlete of the Year … National Honor Society … class secretary … son of Dan and Sue Runyon … has two older sisters, Samantha and Rebecka … born November 23, 1992.

Corrigan on Runyon … “Kyle is kind of taking a step up from playing in California, but he has played some really good lacrosse over the past couple of years. He has a lot of versatility. He can play midfield and he can play attack. He can dodge with the ball in his stick. He can also feed and get to the goal. The thing that excites me about all of our incoming attack guys is they have versatility in their game. Kyle also has the ability to get by people. Wherever we decide to play him, that’s going to be something that’s going to help us.”

2011 NOTRE DAME MEN'S LACROSSE RECRUITS
 NAME POSITION HOMETOWN/HIGH SCHOOL
Logan Connolly	   A         Davidsonville, Md./St. Mary's
Will Corrigan	   M         South Bend, Ind./St. Joseph's
Conor Doyle	   A         Towson, Md./Gilman
William Gilmartin  M	     Nesconset, N.Y./St. Anthony's/Lawrenceville School
Conor Kelly	   G	     St. Davids, Pa./The Haverford School
Connor McCollough  M	     Charlottesville, Va./St. Anne's-Belfield
Jack Near, Jr.	   M	     Bronxville, N.Y./Bronxville
Nick Ossello	   M	     Wheat Ridge, Colo./Wheat Ridge
Kyle Runyon	   A	     Coronado, Calif./Coronado
Henry Williams	   D/LSM     Potomac, Md./Georgetown Prep

California High School Lacrosse: St. Ignatius Prep Boys Lacrosse Trails Entire Game Before Defeating Coronado 9-8 In Battle Of Top Teams On April 30


Saturday the Islanders took their talents to Santa Barbara, which in theory is halfway between Coronado and San Francisco, the home of their weekend opponent from St. Ignatius College Prep. The contest featured Coronado, the No. 1 ranked team in California against the No. 2 team from St. Ignatius. Somewhat ironically about one week before, the girls lacrosse teams from the two schools, then both ranked No. 1 and 2, played each other. With a bit of foreshadowing, the Wildcats won that game as well.

Saturday’s boys’ lacrosse game was a 9-8 victory by St. Ignatius, a contest that Cade thought his team could have won. “It was a tough game and hard-fought. It came down to one play or one goal. We couldn’t muster a goal in the fourth quarter. We had the lead the entire game, from the opening whistle. When the fourth quarter came around, the boys needed to come up with a goal or a stop.

That is a lesson every team has to learn. It matters what you do at the end of a game. It was certainly a game we could have won.”

When asked who had good games for the Islanders, Cade responded, “Runyon, Alex Bookout and Shepherd had nice games. Sergio Flores was an absolute soldier. He is such an emotional leader and he gave everything he had out there. He hurt his shoulder and refused to be taken out. He left the game after a couple more quarters. It was Herculean. If everyone had his heart and motor, there isn’t a team in the country who would beat us. Andrew Woolf, our face off guy, played well. We need to try and find a few more of those guys.”

The Islander’s season has five games remaining and the team is currently 12-3. This week on Tuesday the team travels to Cathedral Catholic for a 7 p.m., game, Friday evening at 7 p.m., the team travels to Scripps Ranch and Saturday evening Coronado hosts Poway at 7 p.m.

For more:  http://www.coronadonewsca.com/news/article_3e0775f6-774f-11e0-b452-001cc4c03286.html

Western High School Boys Lacrosse: “Lacrosse Magazine” West Region Top 10 Features #1 Regis Jesuit (CO) Followed By Cherry Creek (CO), Kent Denver (CO), Bainbridge Island (WA) And Coronado (CA)


 West Region Top 10

1. Regis Jesuit (Colo.) – 12-1 – The Raiders climbed up the rankings after their signature 7-6 win Monday over Cherry Creek, an effort that entailed seven different players scoring.

2. Cherry Creek (Colo.) – 13-2 – The Bruins have proved their supremacy with signature wins against Kent Denver and Mullen, but fell to Regis Jesuit.

3. Kent Denver (Colo.) – 8-3 – The Sun Devils had held opponents to single digits in 11 of their first 12 games. But in its 12-9 loss Monday to Araphoe, Kent Denver allowed six unanswered goals before halftime.

4. Bainbridge Island (Wash.) –10-0 – After missing the state championship game for the past two seasons, the Spartans are providing plenty of signs they can get there May 28 at Memorial Stadium in Seattle. Bainbridge Island has a stifling defense in allowing only 4.9 goals per game. The Spartans’ high-octane offense scored more than 20 goals in three of their contests. And their 7-6 victory Friday over Bellevue came against the defending state champions.

5. Coronado (Calif.) – 11-2 – The Islanders’ game Friday against La Jolla High School marks their first game in nine days, a stretch that could either result in Coronado playing with better energy or a lack of rhythm.

6. St. Ignatius Prep (Calif.) – 16-3 – Ever since their 10-9 overtime loss April 15 to Torrey Pines, the Wildcats showed a few signs they’re moving on from the upset loss. After allowing five unanswered goals, the Wildcats have allowed that same total in their next three games. St. Ignatius Prep has also averaged 14.66 goals per contest in the ensuing three games.

7. De La Salle (Calif.) – 12-2 – The Spartans’ five-game winning streak has featured a quick-strike offense averaging 11.4 goals per game and conceding only 2.8 goals per contest.

8. Mercer Island (Wash.) – 13-2 – The Islanders have won five consecutive games since suffering a 9-5 loss April 8 to Concord-Carlisle.

9. Foothill-Orange County (Calif.) – 12-4 – The Knights’ have lost two consecutive games thanks to stagnant offense (4.5 goals per game) and undisciplined defense (allowing 13.5 goals per contest).

10. La Costa Canyon (Calif.) – 10-3 – The Mavericks have been consistent in winning by double digits and by losing in close games. La Costa Canyon is 2-5 in games decided by one goal.

Game of the Week

No. 5 Coronado at No. 6 St. Ignatius Prep, Saturday

This matchup will likely determine state supremacy in California. It was only two years ago when the Islanders handed Wildcats their first in-state loss in three years.

For more:  http://www.laxmagazine.com/high_school/boys/2010-11/news/042611_lacrosse_magazine_west_region_report_regis_jesuit_supplants_cherry_creek

Western High School Lacrosse: Cherry Creek Girls Lacrosse (CO) Is #1 In Latest “Lacrosse Magazine” Rankings Followed By Coronado (CA), St. Ignatius Prep (CA), Mullen (CO) And Bainbridge Island (WA)


West Region Top 10

1. Cherry Creek (Colo.) – 11-0 – There’s never been debate about the Bruins’ dominance in the West. They’ve proved it with their second victory against a No. 2 state-ranked team in less than two weeks, including a rout of Mullen. Cherry Creek opened that game scoring eight unanswered goals and then began the second half with four consecutive goals.

2. Coronado (Calif.) – 10-0 – The Islanders’ 12-10 victory March 29 over Torrey Pines may be a preview in rectifying last season’s CIF finals loss.

3. St. Ignatius Prep (Calif.) – 12-1 – The Wildcats’ 14-4 win over La Jolla on Monday was their seventh straight since suffering their only loss of the season to West Region No. 1 Cherry Creek. They overcame inconsistent performances against Menlo and Monte Vista. SI’s 17-16 victory over Menlo required nine unanswered goals after giving up a 4-0 lead, allowing six consecutive goals for an 11-11 tie with 8:03 remaining, forcing overtime with a goal with 14 seconds left and securing the win in double overtime. The Wildcats’ 11-7 victory Saturday over Monte Vista consisted of SI starting the game with a 3-1 deficit, scoring three unanswered goals and then holding the Mustangs scoreless for the final eight minutes.

4. Mullen (Colo.) – 7-2 – The Mustangs’ flat performance against Cherry Creek shows they have plenty of work to do before being serious contenders for a state championship.

5. Bainbridge Island (Wash.) – 5-0 – The Spartans outscored their opponents, 33-11, last week. Junior midfielder Bea Sheffer was largely responsible for that by scoring 18 goals.

6. Foothill-Orange County (Calif.) – 10-0 – The Knights’ seven-game winning streak has consisted of both blowouts and close victories. They enjoyed a 13-12 nailbiter Friday over Beckman and a 12-10 upset March 25 over Los Alamitos, breaking the latter’s 46-game winning streak. And Foothill-Orange County also finished with a 15-8 victory March 30 over Denver East and a 16-0 drubbing April 4 of Yorba Linda.

7. Carondelet (Colo.) – 10-2 – For the first time in 10 games, the Cougars allowed an opponent to score in double digits. Fortunately for Carondelet, it maintained its high-octane offense with a 22-13 victory Friday over Amador Valley.

8. Alta (Utah) – 10-0 – The Hawks’ undefeated record extends to last season, when it won a state championship over Riverton. It’s a good chance Alta will be back there again.

9. Oregon City (Ore.) – 9-0 – In a rematch of last year’s title game, the Pioneers secured a 10-9 victory over Wilson April 4 thanks to scoring the game winner with 28 seconds remaining. Oregon City followed that up last week with a 14-11 overtime win over Lake Oswego, the No. 3 team in the state.

10. Torrey Pines (Calif.) – 6-2 – TP just came off a close, nail-biting loss Coronado, but still remain one of the area’s best schools after winning last year’s CIF title.

Game of the Week

No. 2 Coronado at No. 3 St. Ignatius Prep, Tuesday

The Islanders will have the opportunity to secure a victory against a ranked team in the West region three weeks after doing so against Torrey Pines.

For more: http://www.laxmagazine.com/high_school/girls/2010-11/news/041911_lacrosse_magazine_west_region_report_zerr_shows_no_ill_effects_from_collision

San Diego High School Lacrosse: Coronado Girls Lacrosse (8-1) Defeated Torrey Pines 12-10 On March 29 And Looks Like Favorite For CIF-San Diego Section Championship


As their contribution to the successful Girls/Boys Lacrosse doubleheader last Friday night, the Islander Girls Lax Team dominated Poway. The Islanders scored the first seven goals of the game, led 7-1 at the half before cruising to a 13-4 final score. Westsidelax.com promptly installed Coronado as the No. 3 team in the state. “It’s still super early in the season, so I don’t pay too much attention to the rankings,” said Islander Head Coach Jessica Battle.

Kaitlyn Couture, who will take her lacrosse talents to Los Angeles next year and compete for USC, led Coronado with five goals, followed closely by Michaela Guerrera with three goals and two assists. Caroline Carlson scored two goals and added an assist, with Mollie Privett providing the same offensive output and Nikki Kruger scored one goal. Meganne Weissenfels had seven saves in the game to earn the victory.

“It was really a team effort,” said Battle of the victory. “Couture and Guerrera did really well. A freshman who has stepped up is Sarah Andersen, who is a great defender. Cory De Marco and Brianne Clifford played well defensively. Molly Privett had a good game and really everybody played well. Lauren Maack, who is an attack, played a great defensive game and came up with a bunch of interceptions. Everyone played a part in that.”

Tuesday the Islanders hit the road to play at Torrey Pines. “We’re just kind of gearing up,” said Battle of the current season. “We have a big game with Torrey Pines. That’s our CIF Final until further notice. We have to do everything we can to win. We’re excited and I think we are ready. If we play the way we have been playing, we’ll be fine. Scripps Ranch and Torrey Pines will be our toughest competition.”

Date Opponent Conference PR Top 10 Score    
03/08 Monte Vista, Spring V. (1-5) CA Grosmnt 51.9   W 15 – 0    
03/10 Westview, CA (3-3) CA Palomar 70.1   W 14 – 4    
03/11 Carondelet (6-2) CA DI 84.4   W 10 – 9    
03/15 Rancho Bernardo (6-1) CA Palomar 75.6 5 W 14 – 8    
03/19 vs Los Alamitos # (8-2) CA CSE 83.9   W 13 – 11    
03/19 vs Beckman # (7-1) CA Pacific 79.4   L 9 – 15    
03/19 vs Foothill, Santa Ana # (7-2) CA CSE 83.9   W 15 – 9    
03/25 Poway (5-2) CA Palomar 73.3 6 W 13 – 4    
03/29 at Torrey Pines (4-2) CA Avocado 79.9 3 W 12 – 10    
04/05 Benenden, UK (0-0)   0.0      –      
04/12 Point Loma (0-6) CA City 48.1      –      
04/14 at Bishop’s School (2-1) CA Coastal 68.0      –      
04/15 Patrick Henry, CA (4-3) CA City 61.6      –      
04/19 St. Ignatius Prep, CA (5-1) CA Indep 81.3      –      
04/26 at Scripps Ranch (4-0) CA City 84.3 1    –      
04/28 Holy Cross, MD (2-3) DC WCAC 78.9      –      
04/29 at La Jolla HS (4-1) CA City 71.5 7    –      
05/03 Cathedral Catholic (5-3) CA City 71.0 8    –      
05/06 at La Costa Canyon (6-1) CA Avocado 79.2 4    –      
05/07 Santa Fe Christian (3-2) CA Coastal 66.8      –      
05/10 at Serra (4-3) CA City 64.0      

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