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Southern California High School Boys Lacrosse: Los Alamitos Boys Lacrosse Names Ben Barchey As New Head Coach

Ben Barchey has been named the new varsity head boys lacrosse coach at Los Alamitos, officials announced Monday. Barchey was the Griffins offensive coach last season. He replaces former coach Kevin Meyran, who is moving to Connecticut with his wife, Meyran, the former girls lacrosse coach.

New Los Alamitos Boys Lacrosse Head Coach Ben Barchey is a 2009 graduate of Whittier College where he was a three-year starter on the men’s lacrosse team.

“We are very fortunate to have someone of Coach Barchey’s caliber who already knows many of the players and who has been a key part of a very successful program at Los Alamitos,” Athletic Director Richard Smith said.

Barchey will try and keep Los Alamitos on the winning track. The Griffins won three Sunset League titles under Meyran and advanced to the semifinal round of the county playoffs in 2009 and 2010.

“I’m excited and honored to lead a great lacrosse program at Los Alamitos High School,” Barchey said.

Barchey is a 2009 graduate of Whittier College where he was a three-year starter on the men’s lacrosse team.

For more:  http://ocvarsity.freedomblogging.com/2010/09/27/boys-lacrosse-barchey-named-new-coach-at-los-alamitos/127796/

Southern California High Boys Lacrosse: Thousand Oaks Boys Lacrosse Names Jonathan Oswaks As New Head Coach

Jonathan Oswaks has been named the new Thousand Oaks High lacrosse coach. Oswaks has been a successful player and coach. He coached the last five years at Crespi, finishing in the top 20 in CIF.

Before Crespi, Oswaks was the Oak Park coach. He served as head coach for the Hollywood Starz Lacrosse Club since 2004. He has coached the USA California team to a second-place showing in Berlin and Prague. His Elmont Memorial High team played for the New York state championship.

Oswaks played college lacrosse for the United States Naval Academy and Hofstra.

Read more: http://www.vcstar.com/news/2010/sep/04/Sc8FClocalbriefs05PRP-fc/#ixzz0yh8dD2O9
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Orange County High School Boys Lacrosse Coaches: Final Call For Capistrano Valley High School Boys Lacrosse Head Coach Applications For 2009/2010 Season

capistrano valley lacrooseCapistrano Valley High School in Mission Viejo, CA (South Orange County) is seeking a Head Coach for their Boys’ Lacrosse team for the 2009/2010 Spring season which begins in February and runs through the middle of May. 

  • Practices generally held at night due to field availability
  • CVHS is in Division I Pacific Coast League which competes against teams such as San Clemente High School, Tesoro, Dana Hills High, and Mission Viejo High School
  • It is a walk-on coaching position with the Head Coach determining coaches for the assistant positions as well as JV. 
  • Do not need to be a teacher, but need to interviewed through and hired by the district and be fingerprinted, etc. 
  • Strong Booster Club Support
  • Young, talented varsity players with a great feeder program from surrounding junior high schools
  • Great school, great opportunity to build your own program and continue play through summer/fall/winter leagues if you desire. 
  • Experience with coaching high school and strong college resume preferred.

Applications will be accepted until July 20th and instead of sending via snail mail to the school address, resumes can be forwarded to the Athletic Director, Christy Curtis, at her email which is cacurtis@capousd.org.

Orange County High School Boys Lacrosse Coaches: Laguna Hills High School Boys Lacrosse Seeking Head Coach For 2009/2010 Season

LagunaHills Lacrosse logoLaguna Hills High School in Laguna Hills, CA (South Orange County) is seeking a Head Coach for their Boys’ Lacrosse team for the 2009/2010 Spring season which begins in January and runs through May.

  • LHHS competes in Pacific Coast League against teams such as Corona Del Mar, Beckman, Irvine, University and San Juan Hills


Laguna Hills Hawks Boys Lacrosse in action against Corona del Mar in 2009.

Laguna Hills Hawks Boys Lacrosse in action against Corona del Mar in 2009.


  • This is a walk-on coaching position.
  • You do not need to be a teacher, but need to be interviewed through and hired by the district and be fingerprinted, background checked etc.
  • Lacrosse has been a CIF sanctioned sport at LHHS for 3 seasons now.
  • LHHS Typically plays a 19 to 20 game schedule at both the V and JV levels. Practices are held typically from 6pm to 8pm based on Field Availability.
  • LHHS LAX graduates have gone on to play at the college level.
  • There is Strong Booster Club and Parent Support.
  • The circa 40 player squad is young and talented.  LHHS enjoys increasing numbers of incoming freshmen LAX registrants year over year.
  • Great school and great opportunity to build your own program and continue play through summer and winter leagues.
  • Experience with coaching high school and strong college resume preferred.

Resumes can be directly submitted to:

Feargal Spain
Hawks Lacrosse Boosters
24842 Largo Drive
Laguna Hills, CA 92653

website:  www.hawklacrosse.net

Coaching Spotlight – Peter Hinton

Peter Hinton, OC Starz 7th Grade Coach and incoming Head Varsity Coach at Beckman HIgh School, is originally from Maryland. He was Captain and All County at Towson High School in Baltimore. At 6’5″ and 205 lbs, he was a 2 year starter for Whittier College, where he played Defenseman.

Orange County Coaches Selected to Coach Adidas Team

Adidas National High School Classic names West coaches:

Glen Miles of San Clemente High School

Greg Guy of El Toro High School




Baltimore, MD, March 20, 2008 – Head lacrosse coach of San Clemente High School, Glen Miles and El Toro High School head lacrosse coach Greg Guy have been named to coach the West Regional team in this summer’s adidas National High School Lacrosse Classic.

Coach Miles has an impressive lacrosse background. Recently inducted into the Greater Baltimore Chapter of U.S. Lacrosse Hall of Fame, Glen Miles was a three-time All-American at the U.S. Naval Academy who was named the nation’s top midfielder in 1986 and the only Navy lacrosse player to receive the Lt. J.G Donald MacLaughlin Jr. Award named after the former Navy Lacrosse standout who was killed in 1966.

Upon graduation, Miles was named as an alternate to Team USA in ’86, a rare honor at that time for a college player. Four years later he would earn his way onto Team USA and helped lead it to the world title over Team Canada in Perth, Australia. In addition to coaching at San Clemente High School, Glen Miles is the Director of Victory Lacrosse. Victory lacrosse is 501 c3 Lacrosse organization that focuses on lacrosse skill development as well as the character and leadership development of our youth.

Greg Guy, Orange County Coach of the Year, brings an impressive coaching background with record of 61-6. He directed El Toro High School to the 2007 California State Club Lacrosse Championship. A consistent winner, Coach Guy’s teams have reached the 2007, 2006, 2005 and 2004 Orange County lacrosse semifinals. He was the USA West U-19 Team assistant coach in 2006.
“I’m honored to be selected to coach such a revolutionary team. Being a product of Southern California lacrosse, I’m proud to be an ambassador for the sport. I’m also very excited to showcase Southern California talent on a national level to prove that lacrosse is no longer an “east-coast sport” says Coach Guy.

Greg Guy views the inaugural adidas Lacrosse event as a meaningful for the players. “This event has the potential to benefit hundreds of players nationwide. It will not only help players enhance their level of play through competition with the nation’s best, but will also help the recruiting process. One of the major drawbacks to California lacrosse is the lack of exposure to the best schools. This event gives schools a chance to see players from throughout the country, and potentially give students access to those schools and lacrosse programs.”

Congrats to 2008 All-Orange County Teams



Boys All-County team
Trent Jones, Foothill, attack: He wasn’t just the table-setter for the Foothill offense. Jones scored several important goals as the Knights repeated as county and section champions.
Mike Kidushim, Corona del Mar, attack: He scored 46 goals, had 32 assists and leaves as CdM’s all-time leading scorer.
Graham Nichols, El Toro, attack: Stepped forward to lead the Chargers after the team graduated 15 seniors and six starters from 2007.
John Duddridge, Foothill, midfield: Stood tall in the biggest moments, scoring three goals and assisting on two others in the county championship game
Noah Molnar, Corona del Mar, midfield: Could have been the best middle in the county, had 58 goals, 22 assists, 103 ground balls and 41 takeaways.
Hunter Steffien, St. Margaret’s, midfield: Trinity League MVP Steffien scored 48 points and had 31 assists for the Tartans.
Nick Taylor, Corona del Mar, defense: Was the key to the Sea King defense with 87 takeaways and 109 ground balls.
Jeremy Baileys, St. Margaret’s, defense: The anchor of the Tartan defense. Baileys recorded 128 ground balls this season.
Michael Fice, Santa Margarita, defense: Voted MVP of the Eagles, Fice also earned first-team all-Trinity League honors as a valuable member of the Eagles defense
Kelly McMinn, JSerra, goalie: McMinn set a team record with 251 saves. He also had a 68 percent save rate and allowed 5.7 goals a game.
 Girls All-County team
Sara Weber, Tesoro, attack: She scored 58 points (40 goals, 18 assists) to earn her second consecutive first team all-county selection.
Shelby Grose, Trabuco Hills, attack: Scored 46 goals, five assists and had 31 ground balls for the Mustangs.
Natalie Cummins, Foothill, attack: Cummins (Brown) controlled 60 percent of draws, scored 40 goals, 22 assists and led the Knights with 102 ground ball possessions.
Abbey Messmer, Beckman, attack: Described as the future of the Patriots’ program, Messmer scored 30 goals in her freshman season.
Olivia Wetterau, St. Margaret’s, midfield: Had 41 goals, 29 assists and 27 ground balls for the Tartans in their double championship campaign.
Francie Crowell, Los Alamitos, midifield: Two-year captain for the Griffins led with 63 points (46 goals, 17 assists) on the way to a berth in the county championship game.
Anna Maria Carabini, St. Margaret’s, midfield: Scored eight goals in four playoff games. She finished the season with 43 goals and 43 ground balls.
Natalie Cross, Foothill, midfield: Led the Knights with 60 goals and 79 points and recorded the most ground balls (40) for an attack player.
Lindsey Schmidt-Beck, Los Alamitos, defense: Labeled as an aggressive defender. She picked up 25 ground balls and had 19 draw controls.
Mary-Rachel Walsh, St. Margaret’s, defense: Had 72 ground balls and 25 draw controls. Walsh also scored 10 goals in four playoff games.
Jeni Centner, Foothill, goalie: Last year’s county player of the year didn’t disappoint this year, anchoring Foothill’s defense with six saves a game.
 Boys lacrosse coach of the year
Jon Fox, FoothillFox did a remarkable job guiding the Knights to the O.C. and Southern Section titles in 2007. However, his greatest job was getting them to do it again.
That’s what happened this season as the Knights repeated their double championship season, and, for that, Fox is the Register’s coach of the year.
The Knights began the season a target on their back and emerged with two nonleague losses, thanks to Fox’s leadership.

 Girls lacrosse coach of the year
Summer Crabtree, St. Margaret’sThe Tartans got a taste of success last season, advancing to the semifinals of the county championship. That was all the motivation they needed.
“We focused on being mentally prepared,” Crabtree said. “We had a lot of team-building activities that challenged them.”
It all worked as the Tartans won the county championship and the first girls Southern Section title. That’s why Crabtree earns the nod as Register’s coach of the year.Contact the writer: dcalhoun@ocregister.com