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Virginia Men’s Lacrosse Defenseman And Regis Jesuit Alumni (Denver, CO) Tanner Scales Earns ACC “Freshman Player Of The Year” Honors


Virginia Men's Lacrosse Defenseman Tanner Scales ACC Freshman Player of the Year

Born and raised in Denver, Scales spent his 11th-grade year at the Salisbury School in Connecticut, in part because of its hockey program. But an injury derailed his hockey career, and Scales returned to Denver for his senior year.

He graduated from Regis Jesuit High School, where as a freshman and sophomore Scales had played lacrosse with Rhody Heller and Tanner Ottenbreit, now his teammates at UVa. A fourth Cavalier, freshman midfielder Matt Florence, is also from the Denver area.

If history is any guide, the award handed out Tuesday to Tanner Scales bodes well for his career — and for the UVa men’s lacrosse team.

Scales, a 6-2, 200-pound defenseman, became the 11th Cavalier to be named ACC freshman of the year, as chosen by the conference’s coaches. Previous recipients from UVa include Tim Whiteley (1993), Michael Watson (1994), Conor Gill (1999), Tillman Johnson (2001), Danny Glading (2006) and Steele Stanwick (2009), some of the greatest players in the program’s history.

“It’s awesome to be mentioned in the same category as guys like Steele and Tillman Johnson,” Scales said. “Obviously all individual awards are secondary to the team success, but it’s very humbling. I’m very thankful that the ACC coaches look at me the way that they do.”

Virginia coach Dom Starsia is thankful Scales chose lacrosse over hockey. Not until Scales was in high school did he give up his goal of playing hockey in college and, perhaps, professionally.

Scales played defense on the ice, too, “I think the physicality of hockey really helped me with lacrosse, as well as how quick the game is,” he said. “So when I’m on the lacrosse field, I can slow things down. I’m just more calm because of the experience of playing hockey.”

“It’s great to see the explosion [of lacrosse] out in Denver,” Scales said. “It’s awesome, and I think it just speaks to the growth of the sport.”

Charlottesville is some 1,600 miles from Denver, and Scales marveled at times this year about how far he’d come, especially when he was on the practice field with Florence.

“I remember playing on the same summer team as Matt when we were in seventh grade or something like that,” Scales said, “and I never would have guessed that we both would have ended up here.”

Virginia’s 2013 roster also included players from such states as North Carolina, California and Illinois, none a traditional hotbed for the sport.

“I’ve had kids sitting in my office from these outlying areas,” Starsia recalled, “and they generally say to me, `I know you’re biased against me, Coach,’ and I say, `No, I’m not. The question is: Are you good enough? I don’t care where you’re from.’ I’ve never cared where they’re from.

For more:  http://www.virginiasports.com/sports/m-lacros/050213aaa.html

Western High School Lacrosse: Regis Jesuit Boys Lacrosse (CO) Ended 2011 Ranked #1 Led By Player Of The Year Tanner Ottenbreit


Colorado High School Lacrosse: Regis Jesuit Boys Lacrosse Defeated Kent Denver 11-10 To Win 2011 Colorado Boys Lacrosse State Championship


The Regis Jesuit Raiders have been oh-so-close in recent years, but they finally put it all together and capped their dream season with a little revenge.

Coach Jim Soran’s team dispatched of Kent Denver 11-10 at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park — the same Sun Devils team that handed the Raiders their only loss of the season in April.

“We’ve always been in the realm of the top couple of teams, but have never brought it home,” said Regis Jesuit defender Tanner Ottenbreit — who snapped a personal three-game championship drought with the victory before continuing his career, along with goalie Rhody Heller, at the University of Virginia. “Feels good this year, especially going out on top as a senior.”

In a game in which momentum was hard to come by, the Raiders (18-1) seized it when the time was right. Ryan Ball’s goal with one-tenth of a second showing on the third-quarter clock gave Regis an 8-7 lead, one it would never relinquish.

Regis’ lead grew to 10-7 in the first six minutes of the final quarter, with Ball assisting on Luke Leathers’ lone tally of the game and then netting his fifth past Sun Devils goalie Sam Van Hook with 4:41 to play on a sweet give-and-go from Sean Offner.

“We finally started to get in a rhythm in the second quarter and everyone could feel it,” Ball said to the chants of “MVP” from the Raiders’ massive following. “We’ve played against these guys since we were in middle school, and we knew some of their weaknesses and were able to pick at them.”

Read more: Regis Jesuit wins elusive boys lacrosse championship – The Denver Post http://www.denverpost.com/preps/ci_18114322#ixzz1N5pe2JnU

Colorado High School Lacrosse: Kent Denver Boys Lacrosse Upsets Defending Champion Cherry Creek 9-5 On May 18 And Will Meet #1 Regis Jesuit In State Lacrosse Championship Game On May 21


“Kent Denver upset defending champion Cherry Creek in last night’s semifinals…”

After almost losing possession on a pass behind the goal, James Rassenfoss settled the ball into his basket and made a bold, diving move to score and secure the Sun Devils’ 9-5 victory over the defending state champion Bruins in the semifinals at Englewood High School on another wet, cold night.

Rassenfoss’ acrobatic goal came with 5:29 to play and eventually sent Kent Denver (12-3) into Saturday’s championship match against the Regis Jesuit Raiders at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City. 

 “I sort of went under some pressure and almost lost it there,” Rassenfoss said. “So I went around (the goal) and I had it top side, so I leaned into it and sort of did a fadeaway thing. Their goalie didn’t know it was coming.”

Nor, unusually, did Cherry Creek realize this kind of effort was coming from one of its fiercest rivals. The Bruins, who finished 17-3, were outplayed throughout — the Sun Devils were superior in faceoffs, rounding up groundballs and maintaining defense on the perimeter around their goal, where senior Sam Van Hook was large. He made 10 saves, including two from point-blank range, in addition to snaring a couple of the Bruins’ passes near the goal.

Read more: Kent Denver upsets defending boys lacrosse champ Cherry Creek – The Denver Post http://www.denverpost.com/headlines/ci_18092576#ixzz1MoHZyPBU

Western High School Boys Lacrosse: “Lacrosse Magazine” West Region Top 10 Features #1 Regis Jesuit Boys Lacrosse (CO) Followed By Cherry Creek (CO), Mercer Island (WA), St. Ignatius Prep (CA) And La Costa Canyon (CA)


 

West Region Top 10

1. Regis Jesuit (Colo.) – 14-1 – The Raiders enter their matchup against 17th-ranked Rock Canyon Thursday in the state playoffs as the No. 1 seed and are one of eight teams to earn first-round byes. But Regis Jesuit coach Jim Soran told the Aurora Sentinel that the team has a “long way to go.”

2. Cherry Creek (Colo.) – 13-2 – The Bruins have the No. 2 seed in the state playoffs and host No. 15 Highland Ranch on Thursday, but Cherry Creek likely feels uneasy having to stomach a one-goal loss in their season finale April 25 against Regis Jesuit.

3. Mercer Island (Wash) – 16-2 – The Islanders took bragging rights in their annual “Island War” with Bainbridge Island with an 18-3 victory. The stakes for this year’s game proved high considering, the Islanders remain undefeated in their division and Bainbridge entered the game with only one loss.

4. St. Ignatius Prep (Calif.) – 19-3 – The Wildcats have climbed significantly in the standings thanks to a six-game winning streak. During that stretch, St. Ignatius Prep has scored 14.66 goals and allowed 3.83 goals per game.

5. La Costa Canyon (Calif.) – 15-3 – The Canyons have compiled signature wins against state powers Rancho Bernardo, Torrey Pines and Foothill-Santa Ana, while two of their three losses came against out-of-state teams.

6. Coronado (Calif.) – 15-3 – The Islanders missed an opportunity in picking up a signature victory over St. Ignatius Prep.

7. De La Salle (Calif.) – 15-3 – The Pilots have rebounded from a 3-3 stretch where they allowed 13.3 goals per game in those losses. Since then, De La Salle has won three consecutive games by holding teams to single digits.

8. Foothill-Orange County (Calif.) – 16-4 – The top-seeded Knights defeated No. 4 San Clemente, 12-6, in the first semifinal of the Division I playoffs, thanks to a 5-1 third-quarter charge.

9. San Ramon Valley (Calif.) – 13-5 – The Wolves’ success has largely hinged on convincing its school’s football players to pick up lacrosse. San Ramon Valley’s roster features 10 of its 23 players also playing for school’s football team, which advanced last fall to the North Coast Section Division I semifinals. The team’s first midfielders plan to attend major Division I lacrosse programs next season, including midfielder Michael Tagliaferri (North Carolina), Jordan Weiss (Penn State), Patrick Worstell (Syracuse) and Jordan Latendresse (Navy).

10. Rancho Bernardo (Calif.) – 14-2 – The Broncos defeated Poway last month for just the second time in school history and have sights on their first CIF title in lacrosse.

Game of the Week

No. 8 Foothill-Orange County vs. St. Margarets at Mission Viejo, Wednesday, 7 p.m.

Should the Knights win in this Division I South Final, it would mark their fifth consecutive county and state title. The Titans return to the championship match for the first time since 2008.

For more:  http://www.laxmagazine.com/high_school/boys/2010-11/news/051111_lacrosse_magazine_west_region_report

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

Colorado High School Lacrosse Profile: Regis Jesuit Boys Lacrosse Defenseman Tanner Ottenbreit Hopes To Lead Team To A Return To The State Championship Game


This spring is Tanner Ottenbreit’s last chance to be a part of a prep championship team.

In the past year, the Virginia-bound, three-sport senior from Regis Jesuit has been on championship’s

Regis Jesuit's Tanner Ottenbreit, right, a three-sport star, is in search of an elusive state championship. (The Hyoung Chang, The Denver Post)

doorstep three times only to come up short. Now, ESPN Rise’s No. 48 lacrosse player in the nation will take one more shot at a third championship — he was part of two state hockey title teams during his freshman and sophomore seasons — in the sport he excels in.

Last spring, Regis Jesuit lost to Cherry Creek 11-4 in the lacrosse championship.

This fall, Ottenbreit was a Denver Post all-Colorado pick at cornerback for the Raiders, who lost 37-6 to Mullen in the Class 5A title game.

Ottenbreit, an all-state defenseman on the Regis Jesuit hockey team, had another chance just weeks ago in the championship against defending state champion Lewis-Palmer, but the Raiders lost 5-2.

“Making it that far and coming up short is tough,” Ottenbreit said. “You get there and only one team can come away with a win. We just need to be more clutch.”

Now it’s on to his best sport for his capstone season, where he plays, of course, defense — although he has shown ability on offense as well.

Read more: Regis Jesuit lacrosse star aims for elusive title – The Denver Post http://www.denverpost.com/preps/ci_17608052#ixzz1GaQq7X1D