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MCLA Lacrosse: “2014-2015 MCLA National Championship Tournament” To Be Held In Orange County, CA With Chapman Hosting Final Four


The Men’s Collegiate Lacrosse Association (MCLA) is proud to announce the location of the 2014 & 2015 National Tournament as Orange County, CA.  The opening two rounds of the tournament will be held on the University of California Irvine campus recreation fields. The tournament will then move to the Chapman University campus in Orange, for the semi-final and final round games.

Chapman College Athletic FieldToday’s announcement of National Tournament venue was preceded by evaluation of three proposals to the MCLA Board of Directors, including Greenville and Phoenix. President Ken Lovic notes, “[The MCLA] wants to thank Greenville for being great hosts for our national tournament the past two seasons. It is a dynamic city and the whole city were gracious host. I also want to thank the tournament committee that vetted the three bids and looked closely at all of the proposals. Phoenix and Greenville were great opportunities for us and we appreciate their interest and support of the MCLA.”

In summation, Lovic remarked, “In the end the Board of Directors felt the Irvine invitation was the one they wanted to go with. It will be our first move to the west coast and I know our staff and local organizing committee will make it a great event for our member teams.”

The 32 team tournament is making its first appearance in the state of California. The Southwest Lacrosse Conference (SLC), lead by President Matt Holman, will host and is very excited to welcome the MCLA to the West Coast. Holman stated, “the SLC welcomes the event and looking forward to showcase the strong southern California lacrosse community. We really think the on-campus experience will help to make this a player centric event. Coupled with the new MCLA Event management team this is sure to be a success.”

About the MCLA The Men’s Collegiate Lacrosse Association (MCLA) is a national organization of non-varsity, college lacrosse programs. The MCLA is comprised of over 200 teams in 10 conferences with 2 divisions in 44 states and one Canadian Provence. http://mcla.us

For more:  http://mcla.us/news/2013/08/2014-and-2015-mcla-national-championships/

Southern California High School Lacrosse: Former Towson Lacrosse All-American Brad Reppert Named Santa Margarita Boys Lacrosse Head Coach

Reppert was a Division I All-American player and captain of his Towson University team in 2002 and a North- South All-Star Selection.

He played professionally with the Los Angeles Riptide in 2007, the San Francisco Dragons in 2006 and the Anaheim Storm in 2004.

Santa Margarita Boys Lacrosse Head Coach Brad Reppert

Brad Reppert has been named new boys varsity lacrosse coach at Santa Margarita, according to Vince Garcia, director of lacrosse at the school. Reppert has been an assistant coach for the Eagles for the past two seasons.

“I am extremely fortunate to be the new head lacrosse coach at Santa Margarita Catholic High School,” he said in a statement. “In getting to know most of the parents, players and staff over the past couple of years, this was an easy decision for me.

“It is imperative that we distinguish a winning culture in the SM lacrosse comunity from the top to the bottom. The Eagles will make some noise this year and achieve our goal to become one of the top programs in Orange County and gain some national recognition.”

Reppert said his  immediate goals for the team are to win the Trinity League as well as the CIF Championship.

For more:  http://ocvarsity.freedomblogging.com/2011/12/01/boys-lacrosse-reppert-named-new-coach-at-santa-margarita/248718/

Southern California Club Lacrosse: 4 Leaf Lacrosse Begins Fall 7v7 Leagues On Oct 8 With Emphasis On Skills For College Recruiting

4 Leaf Lacrosse launches their 7v7 Fall League with 8 spots at 4 levels; Varsity, JV, 7th/8th, and 5th/6th. This league has grown quite a bit over the last few years with a continuing emphasis on college recruiting for high school level players. Local college lacrosse coaches will get their own tent and table and be listed on the website. http://www.4leaflacrosse.com/

Southern California Boys Club Lacrosse Programs: “4 Leaf Lacrosse” To Hold “College Lacrosse Recruiting Travel Team Tryouts” On May 29 In Laguna Niguel, CA

California Elite & Risers

College Recruiting Travel Team Tryouts

  • Sunday, May 29th
  • 10:00am – 12:00pm
  • Alicia Field (Skate Park Field)
  • 27745 Alicia Parkway, Laguna Niguel CA

Visit:    www.4leaflacrosse.com for more information

4 LEAF Lacrosse Travel Teams are geared towards the college bound lacrosse athlete. Our goal is to assist in the placement of determined and dedicated high school lacrosse players in reaching the collegiate level. This is done by comprising a small number of teams with highly skilled players from the various regions throughout the country and traveling together to tournaments and showcases throughout the year.

The tremendous success of our attended tournaments in the past has allowed our 4 LEAF Lacrosse travel teams and players an introduction to a great number of recruiters and coaches alike.

 We look forward to seeing a high number of participants in our tryouts and on our travel teams for the 2011 summer and fall!

 For more information and to register for the tryout, please visit:


*The 4 LEAF Lacrosse Travel Teams are designed for players who have finished their Freshman, Sophomore, and Junior years in high school. *Graduated Seniors are allowed to tryout if they are attending a PG (Post Graduate school) and must be cleared by the 4 LEAF Management team prior to attending the tryout. *All players MUST be register.

Southern California High School Lacrosse Profile: Foothill Knights Lacrosse All-American Senior Attacker Cameron Cole

Cameron Cole, Senior Attacker, Foothill Lacrosse

Cameron Cole continues to lead the No. 1 ranked team in the county, the Foothill Knights. Cole has scored 17 goals and notched 17 assists so far for the Knights. Cole earned all-county and All-American honors last year.



Orange County High School Lacrosse: Beckman Girls Lacrosse Captures 1st Annual OC Invitational Lacrosse Tournament

Beckman HS won the 1st Annual OC Invitational by beating some very formidable opponent’s. In the 1st round they squeaked by #12 team in the state, La Costa Canyon from the San Diego area by a score of 14 to 13.

The second game brought on the #1 team in the State from Northern California ; Danville – Monte Vista and again Beckman prevailed by one goal. The path did not get any easier for the Beckman Patriots as they faced off against #7 Coronado in the finals and yet again won by a score of 15 to 9. Congratulations to the champions Beckman HS, 2nd Place winners – Coronado.

Los Alamitos – #2 in the State defeated Danville’s – Monte Vista for 3rd place in a much anticipated match up, the final score was Los Al 19 – MV – 11.

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Rank  Team  W  L  T  GP  PCT 
 1   Beckman HS – Patriots 100 
 2   Coronado HS – Islanders 67 
 2   La Costa Canyon HS – Mavericks 67 
 2   Los Alamitos HS – Griffins 67 
 3   CDM 33 
 3   Foothill HS – Knights 33 
 3   Monte Vista HS – Mustangs 33 
 4   El Toro HS – Chargers

Southern California High School Lacrosse: St. Margaret’s Boys Lacrosse Plays Tesoro March 11 Ranked #5 In Orange County And Looking For 100th Program Victory

The St. Margaret’s boys’ lacrosse team will vie for its 100th program victory on Friday night at SMES at 6 PM vs. Tesoro. The overall program record as of March 10, 2011 is 99-44 (69% winning percentage), according to laxpower.com.

The Tartans, beginning their 11th season of lacrosse, all under the guidance of Head Coach Gerry Manning and Assistant Coach Bryan Harney, will be the second program to achieve the century mark in wins.  The Tartans (1-0) started the season on Wednesday with a decisive 10-4 triumph over Cathedral Catholic of San Diego.

St. Margaret’s in San Juan Capistrano enrolls 431 students in its high school and regularly competes and succeeds in lacrosse against larger schools from all over California, both public and private. The boys’ and girls’ lacrosse program is one of the oldest and consistently most successful programs in Orange County, due to its motto to “Honor the Game.”  The boys started this season ranked #5 in the county and the girls ranked #7, according to ocvarsity.com and the US Lacrosse Coaches’ Poll.  Most of the players on both teams are two and three sport athletes.

After winning the California State Club Championship in 2005, St. Margaret’s was the first CIF sanctioned boys’ program in Orange County, playing in CIF –San Diego Section for the 2006 year, going undefeated in the Coastal Conference and reaching the CIF-SD Quarterfinals. Since the establishment of the CIF-Southern Section for Lacrosse in 2007, St. Margaret’s has won the Trinity league all four years with a league record of 30-3, and reached at least the Quarterfinals or Semifinals each year, including the Orange County finals in 2008.

The girls’ program has competed at the CIF level since 2004 in CIF-SD, won the Southern Section title in 2008, and has four graduates who played at the Division I level.  Fifteen former Tartans  boys’ players have played college level lacrosse at the Division 1, Division 3, and MCLA Club level, and one graduate, Kyle Morrison, is the Head Lacrosse Coach at Cal-St. Fullerton.  Five Tartans have earned US Lacrosse High School All-American Honors, and two have earned US Lacrosse Academic All-American honors.

Date Opponent Conference PR Top 10 Score    
03/09 Cathedral Catholic (1-1) CA City 97.9   W 10 – 4    
03/11 Tesoro (1-0) CA CoastVS 96.0 3    –      
03/15 Foothill-Santa Ana (2-0) CA Indep 94.1 9    –      
03/18 San Clemente (1-1) CA CoastVS 84.4      –      
03/22 at Santa Margarita Cath (1-1) CA Trinity 86.6      –      
03/29 Mater Dei (2-0) CA Trinity 94.6 6    –      
04/01 J Serra Catholic (1-1) CA Trinity 83.8      –      
04/07 Anaheim Servite (1-2) CA Trinity 85.4      –      
04/09 Amador Valley (2-1) CA EastBay 96.4      –      
04/13 Santa Margarita Cath (1-1) CA Trinity 86.6      –      
04/15 at Mater Dei (2-0) CA Trinity 94.6 6    –      
04/19 at Corona Del Mar (0-1) CA PaCoast 83.4      –      
04/21 at J Serra Catholic (1-1) CA Trinity 83.8      –      
04/29 at Anaheim Servite (1-2) CA Trinity 85.4      –  

Southern California High School Lacrosse: Los Alamitos Girls Lacrosse Names Former Collins College (FL) Lacrosse Player Liz Connelly As Head Coach

The Los Alamitos High School girls lacrosse team, a state champion, has a new head coach: Liz Connelly.

Los Alamitos Girls Lacrosse Head Coach Liz Connelly

Connelly is a three-time All-American lacrosse player in high school and a team captain of her lacrosse team at Rollins College in Winter, Park, Fla. Connelly has worked with several youth, middle school and high school teams in Central Florida. Her honors include being named as the Division II Unsung Hero of the Year in 2009 by womenslacrosse.com, according to a press release from the Los Alamitos High lacrosse booster club.

Connelly will oversee about 70 players on the varsity, junior varsity and freshman/sophomore teams. Last year, the high school’s girls lacrosse team won several titles, including the state championship, said Randy Platt, president of the booster club.

The new coach replaces Meredith Meyran, “who built the Griffins’ lacrosse program into Orange County’s finest, compiling an unblemished girls Varsity record of 40-0 record over the past two seasons,” Platt said in a press release.

For more:  http://www.ocregister.com/news/lacrosse-289114-high-girls.html

Southern California High School Boys Lacrosse: JSerra Boys Lacrosse Hires Former Johns Hopkins All-American Kyle Harrison To Replace Departing Head Coach Mike Hutnick For 2012 Season

JSerra officials announced today that Kyle Harrison, a three-time All-American in college at John Hopkins University, will coach the boys lacrosse team in 2012.

Mike Hutnick has resigned after two years as the coach to pursue a master’s degree, a release from the school said. An interim coach will be named soon to guide the team this season, officials said.
Then Harrison will take over the squad for the 2012 season.
Harrison, 27, led John Hopkins University to an NCAA Division I national championship in 2005 and won the Tewaaraton Trophy, given to the national player of the year.
He is a four-time Major League lacrosse all-star, school officials noted.
“JSerra is a dynamic school that welcomes and encourages vision, and provides just the environment needed to take on this new challenge,” he said in the release.
Harrison added he is looking to bring some assistant coaches from the East Coast. “They are a passionate about the sport, and about working with young men both on and off the field,” he said.
Harrison also said he will work with football coach Jim Hartigan to develop as many two-sport athletes as possible.

Southern California High School Girls Lacrosse: Mater Dei Girls Lacrosse Hires Carly Welsh (Rowan University, NJ) As Head Coach

Carly Welsh has been named head coach of the girls lacrosse team at Mater Dei, school officials announced Friday in a press release.

Welsh is a graduate of Rowan University where she was a four-year member of the lacrosse team. Welsh was named to the New Jersey Athletic Conference all-conference team. Welsh earnd first-team all-region honors.

“Mater Dei is known for its great education and athletics and I hope to add to the school’s continued success,”  Welsh said in the release.  “My experience, knowledge and skills will be great assets to building the relatively new girls lacrosse program at Mater Dei.”

Welsh coached at Point Pleasant High School in New Jersey.  She also has a bachelor’s in health and physical education.

“We are very excited to have Carly joining the Mater Dei Athletic Department as the head coach of our girls lacrosse program,” said Phil Bellomo, Mater Dei Director of Athletics.  “We look forward to Carly bringing that East Coast passion and enthusiasm for the sport of lacrosse to the Mater Dei community as she looks to build the program most effectively in this, its fourth year of existence on our campus.”

In addition to serving as head coach, Welsh will hold a teaching position at Mater Dei, the release said.

For more:  http://ocvarsity.freedomblogging.com/2010/11/12/girlsl-lacrosse-mater-dei-names-welsh-as-new-coach/138660/