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High School Lacrosse: Western U.S. #2 Torrey Pines Boys Lacrosse Defeats #3 La Costa Canyon 7-5 On May 25 To Win 2013 CIF-San Diego Division Championship (Video)

torrey pines lacrosse 1In the battle for supremacy among the region’s high school boys lacrosse teams, the only true measuring stick is San Diego Section championships. For the time being, Torrey Pines is king of the mountain.

The top-seeded Falcons, playing at home, beat No. 2 La Costa Canyon 7-5 on Saturday to win the section’s first Open Division championship, their sixth section title in the 12 years lacrosse has been a sanctioned sport. LCC, which upended Torrey Pines in last year’s Division I final, has five.

“It feels great. It really stung to lose in the championship last year,” Falcons coach Jono Zissi said. “We had a good game plan tonight. We limited their transition, and we were pretty precise with our offense.”

Torrey Pines (17-3) led by a goal at halftime and opened a 7-3 lead by the end of the third quarter.

High School Lacrosse: “Nike/US Lacrosse West Region Boys Lacrosse Top 10” Features #1 St. Ignatius Prep Followed By Torrey Pines, La Costa Canyon, Cherry Creek And St. Margaret’s Episcopal

Nike US Lacrosse West Region High School Lacrosse Top 10

The best against the best
A victory over La Costa Canyon helped propel Torrey Pines into the top seed of the CIF San Diego Section Open Division boys’ lacrosse playoffs.
The Falcons will play the No. 8 seed Rancho Bernardo next weekend. Torrey Pines coach Jon Zissi is in favor of the new playoff format.
“We play a dangerous Rancho Bernardo team on Saturday in round one,” Zissi said. “The Open Division is a good idea – pits the best against the best, so there is one true champion of San Diego.”
La Costa Canyon earned the second seed and plays No. 7 seed San Marcos (Calif.). If the rankings hold, Torrey Pines and La Costa Canyon would play for a third time this season, this time for the title. The teams split their regular season meetings and have played four consecutive one-goal games; with two going double overtime.
A surging Cathedral Catholic team earned the third seed and will play No. 6 Bishop’s School. Poway is the fourth-seeded team and will play No. 5 Coronado.

1. St. Ignatius Prep (Calif.), 21-1

The Wildcats have established themselves as one of the nation’s elite programs. St. Ignatius bounced back from a loss to Chaminade (N.Y.) with four consecutive victories, outscoring opponents 71-20. The Wildcats closed out the regular season game with a 9-8 victory over Bellarmine Prep (Calif.) for their fourth consecutive West Catholic Athletic League championship.

2. Torrey Pines (Calif.), 14-3

The Falcons avenged an earlier season loss to La Costa Canyon (Calif.) by winning the rematch 4-3. That victory was the catalyst for two more victories over Bishop’s School (Calif.) and Carlsbad (Calif.), resulting in a No. 1 seed in the section playoffs.

3. La Costa Canyon (Calif.), 16-3

After losing to rival Torrey Pines, the Mavericks bounced back with victories over Rancho Bernardo (Calif.) and Coronado (Calif.). La Costa Canyon takes on a tough San Marcos (Calif.) in the playoffs and could very well see Torrey Pines again for a rubber match later in the postseason.

4. Cherry Creek (Colo.), 12-5

The Bruins earned the top seed in the state playoffs by closing out the regular season with two victories. Cherry Creek opened its playoffs run with victories over Denver East (Colo.) in the first round and Colorado Academy (Colo.) in the quarterfinals.

5. St. Margaret’s Episcopal (Calif.), 21-4

The Tartans continued their impressive run with a 12-8 victory over Corona del Mar (Calif.) for the Orange County championship. St. Margaret’s followed that up with a 15-8 victory over Harvard-Westlake (Calif.) in the US Lacrosse CIF Southern-Section championship. The Tartans are riding an 18-game winning streak and have not lost since March 19.

6. Bellevue (Wash.), 16-2

The Wolverines have established themselves as the team to beat in the Washington State playoffs by putting together another impressive campaign. Bellevue has yet to lose a game to an in-state opponent and closes out the regular season on the road against Curtis (Wash.) and Skyline (Wash.).

7. Corona del Mar (Calif.), 18-3

The Sea Kings lost 12-7 to St. Margaret’s Episcopal (Calif.) for the Orange County championship. Nonetheless, Corona del Mar continues to be one of the top programs on the West Coast and reload for next season.

8. Cathedral Catholic (Calif.), 18-2

The Dons are riding a 15-game winning streak. Cathedral Catholic earned a No. 4 seed in the CIF San Diego Section Open Division boys’ lacrosse playoffs.

9. Regis Jesuit (Colo.), 13-5

The Raiders grabbed some momentum heading into the playoffs with three consecutive victories to close out the regular season. Regis Jesuit then knocked off Highland Ranch (Colo.) and Mullen (Colo.) in the playoffs.

10. Arapahoe (Colo.), 14-3

The Warriors rebounded from a loss to Regis Jesuit in the regular season with a victory over Mountain Vista (Colo.). Arapahoe advanced in the state playoffs and beat Mountain Vista before upsetting No. 2 seed Columbine (Colo.).

For more:  http://www.laxmagazine.com/high_school/boys/2012-13/news/051413_nike_us_lacrosse_west_region_report

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: La Costa Canyon Boys Lacrosse Is Defending Champion And Top-Ranked In CIF San Diego Section Followed By Torrey Pines, Poway, Bishop’s And Coronado

2012 CIF San Diego Boys Lacrosse Championship

Since lacrosse became a sanctioned sport in 2002, only four teams have been crowned San Diego Section Division I or Division II champion — Poway, Torrey Pines, La Costa Canyon and Coronado. That changes this season with the strongest programs competing in the new Open Division.

La Costa Canyon has appeared in the championship match in seven of the last eight years while hoisting the trophy five times. However, the Mavericks’ quest for a sixth crown just got a little tougher. Defending Division II champion Coronado, Bishop’s and Cathedral Catholic have been added to the mix.

1 La Costa Canyon

2 Torrey Pines

3 Poway

4 Bishop’s

5 Coronado

6 Westview

7 Cathedral Catholic

8 Rancho Bernardo

9 Grossmont

10 La Jolla Country Day

For more:  http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2013/mar/15/prep-boys-lacrosse-season-preview/

High School Boys Lacrosse: Nike/US Lacrosse West Region Rankings Feature #1 La Costa Canyon (CA) Followed By Arapahoe (CO), St. Ignatius (CA), Torrey Pines (CA) And Corona Del Mar (CA)


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

The Mavericks open the season March 12 against at home against St. Margaret’s Episcopal. La Costa Canyon is the defending San Diego Section Division I champions and is led by Aaron Loy and senior goalie Bryan Cooper.

2. Arapahoe (Colo.) 0-0

The defending state champion Warriors host Heritage on March 8 to open the 2013 season. Arapahoe is looking for its fourth state title in six years.

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

The Wildcats open the season at Oak Park River Forest Lacrosse Tournament. St. Ignatius is the favorite to defend its title as the three-time West Catholic Athletic League champion.

4. Torrey Pines (Calif.) 0-0

The Falcons open the season on the road March 6 against Carlsbad after reaching the CIF San Diego Section title game last season, Torrey Pines has five players signed with Division I schools, consisting of Jake Kennedy (Bucknell), All-American Lucas Gradinger (Maryland), Chris Carter (Notre Dame), Bryce Cady (Bryant), and Corey Black (Monmouth). Bennett Shafer will play at Denison next season.

5. Corona del Mar (Calif.) 1-0

The Sea Kings beat University Irvine, 15-3, in their 2013 season opener. Hunter Molnar finished with a game-high four goals and one assist. Corona del Mar was undefeated last season en route to its first CIF Southern Section title.

6. Cherry Creek (Colo.) 0-0

The Bruins travel to Rock Canyon on March 12 in their first regular season game. Cherry Creek fell just short of a 12th state championship last season, losing to undefeated Arapahoe in the title game.

7. San Ramon Valley (Calif.) 1-0

The Wolves opened their defense of the North Coast Section Division I championship with a 10-9 victory over Sacred Heart Prep. Peter Tagliaferri led Sam Ramon with five goals and Brian Danis scored three times.

8. Palos Verdes (Calif.) 1-0

The Sea Kings open the season March 5 at home against Downey. Palos Verdes is looking to make another run to the CIF championship game.

9. Bellevue (Wash.) 0-0

The Wolverines hit the ground running with a season-opening game against Bainbridge Island on March 8. Bellevue is riding a 14-game winning streak and last season won its second state title in the three years and ninth since the program’s inception in 1980.

10. Issaquah (Wash.) 0-0

The Eagles travel to Liberty on March 9 to open the 2013 season. Issaquah can’t wait to get back in the field after having a 19-game winning streak snapped by Kings Way Christian in the playoffs last season. The Eagles are led by senior goalie Brady Hahn and senior defensemen Eric Rauch and Mitch Undi.

High School Girls Lacrosse: Nike/US Lacrosse West Region Top Ten Features #1 La Costa Canyon (CA) Followed By Air Academy (CO), Coronado (CA), Carondolet (CA) And Cherry Creek (CO)


1. La Costa Canyon (Calif.)

The Mavericks are looking for their sixth San Diego Section Division I championship after topping Poway last year. They enter the season on a 20-game winning streak, led by All-American attacker Kiki Gibson (Oregon).

2. Air Academy (Colo.)

Aiming for their third state title in five years, the Kadets have pushed past Cherry Creek and Kent Denver in the Colorado hierarchy. Air Academy avenged its regular season loss to Cherry Creek in the championship game.

3. Coronado (Calif.)

The Islanders have won two straight San Diego Section Division II championships, beating Canyon Crest 15-3 in last year’s title game. Kate Pederson (USC), a US Lacrosse All-American midfielder, will lead a talented returning squad.

4. Carondelet (Calif.)

The Cougars won the Northern California Section Division I championship with a 21-12 victory over Amador Valley. All-Americans Kerianne Hunt (Brown) and Erin Jeffery (Hofstra) will lead an explosive attack.

5. Cherry Creek (Colo.)

The Bruins fell short of winning a third straight state title after falling to Air Academy. Cherry Creek has appeared in every championship game since Colorado started sanctioning girls’ lacrosse in 1998.

6. Kent Denver (Colo.)

The Sun Devils will look to build on last season’s run so the state semifinals, where they suffered a heartbreaking 13-12 loss to eventual champion Air Academy. All-American attacker Catherine Ellis will keep Kent Denver in the hunt once again.

7. Los Alamitos (Calif.)

The Griffins have won four straight Southern Section titles after knocking off Palos Verdes in the 2012 final. Two All-Americans — attacker Julie Crowell (Cal) and midfielder Haley Fessenden (Navy) — will lead the charge for a fifth.

8. Centaurus (Colo.)

The Warriors fell in the state semifinals for the second consecutive year when Cherry Creek bounced them. Junior Sarah Brown (Colorado) leads a talented attack.

9. Menlo School (Calif.)

The Knights ended the season on a 13-game winning streak en route to their fourth consecutive West Bay Athletic League title with a 21-6 victory over Burlingame. Alexandra Kim, a US Lacrosse All-American, anchors the midfield.

10. Marin Catholic (Calif.)

The Wildcats won the NorCal Section Division II title after falling short in the final in 2011. Junior KC Hill (UC Davis) has emerged as one of the region’s top offensive players.

For more:  http://www.laxmagazine.com/high_school/girls/2012-13/news/022813_nike_us_lacrosse_west_region_preseason_top_10

High School Boys Lacrosse: Nike/US Lacrosse West Region Top 10 Features La Costa Canyon (CA) At #1 Followed By Arapahoe (CO), St. Ignatius (CA), Torrey Pines (CA) And Corona Del Mar (CA)

nike_usl_360_banner1. La Costa Canyon (Calif.)

The Mavericks will look to defend their San Diego Section Division I championship. Key returners include Aaron Loy, who scored the game-winner in the final, and senior goalie Bryan Cooper.

2. Arapahoe (Colo.)

The Warriors surged to the Colorado state championship with an 8-4 victory over perennial power Cherry Creek. Arapahoe will shoot for its third title in five years.

3. St. Ignatius Prep (Calif.)

In the past three seasons, three-time West Catholic Athletic League champ St. Ignatius has outscored opponents by a combined 526-119 margin. Long-stick midfielder Charlie Ford has committed to Georgetown.

4. Torrey Pines (Calif.)

After advancing to the CIF San Diego Section championship game, Torrey Pines will be led by goalie Jack Kennedy, who has committed Bucknell, and All-American Lucas Gradinger (Maryland).

5. Corona Del Mar (Calif.)

The Sea Kings capped an undefeated season by winning their first CIF Southern Section title with a 7-6 victory over Palos Verdes (Calif.). Corona del Mar will be led by seniors Casey Mix, Brett Nelson and Jack Ortlieb (Yale).

6. Cherry Creek (Colo.)

The Bruins look to avenge last season’s loss in the state championship game to undefeated Arapahoe. Cherry Creek has been the area’s dominant program and is in search of its 12th state title.

7. San Ramon Valley (Calif.)

The Wolves won the North Coast Section Division I title over perennial power De La Salle. San Ramon Valley will have to fill a scoring void left by Patrick Worstell and Michael Tagliaferri — now at Syracuse and North Carolina, respectively.

8. Palos Verdes (Calif.)

The Sea Kings suffered a heart-breaking 7-6 loss to Corona del Mar in the CIF championship game. Senior attackman Tony Romeri will try to get them back there.

9. Bellevue (Wash.)

After suffering consecutive one-goal losses two weeks into the season, the Wolverines reeled off 14 straight wins en route to its second state title in the three years and ninth since their inception in 1980.

10. Issaquah (Wash.)

The Eagles had a 19-game winning streak snapped by Kings Way Christian in the playoffs. Still, it was the best season in their history. Issaquah has the depth to challenge for a state title.

High School Lacrosse: “Lacrosse Magazine” 2012 Final Rankings Feature #1 McDonogh Girls Lacrosse (MD); La Costa Canyon (CA) Ranked #24

Congratulations to McDonogh (Md.) for finishing atop the rankings at 18-0, and to McDonogh’s Taylor Cummings, who won LM’s national player of the year award for the second time.

High School Lacrosse: “Lacrosse Magazine” Final 2012 Rankings Feature #1 Garden City Boys Lacrosse (NY); La Costa Canyon (CA) Finishes #13

For the record, here’s our final national top 25 poll of the 2012 season, as it appears in the August issue of Lacrosse Magazine. Congratulations to Garden City (N.Y.) for finishing No. 1, and to the Trojans’ Devin Dwyer, who was named LM’s national player of the year.

“Lacrosse Magazine” August 2012 Issue Features La Costa Canyon (CA) Boys And Girls Lacrosse Teams, MLL Denver Outlaws

COVER STORYSoCal, So Good: High School Season Wrap
The La Costa Canyon (Calif.) phenomenon, inspiring stories from the 2012 season, National Players of the Year Taylor Cummings and Devin Dwyer, national top 25s, regional top 10s and regional players of the year in a special 18-page section.
By Lacrosse Magazine staff

New Age Outlaws
Denver rebuilt MLL’s model franchise from the top down. Have they surrounded Brendan Mundorf with enough talent – like young Canadian stars Mark Matthews and Jordan McBride – to solve their playoff woes?
By Joel Censer

The Headgear Conundrum
Increased concussion awareness in women’s lacrosse has put the sport’s leaders on the spot. US Lacrosse has answered the call. Find out what’s fact and what’s fiction when it comes to concussions and headgear.
By Paul Krome