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Southern California High School Lacrosse: CIF-Southern Section Boys Lacrosse Championships Begin May 3; Foothill Knights Boys Lacrosse Seeded #1 Followed By St. Margaret’s, El Toro And San Clemente


Southern California High School Boys Lacrosse Recruiting: San Clemente Boys Lacrosse Middie Bennett Jonas Commits To Play For Ohio State

San Clemente High’s Bennett Jonas is on his way to a big first for the Tritons. A junior this year, he’s a productive member of the varsity football team, and an elite area player when lacrosse season hits come spring. And his talents in lacrosse are taking him where no other local kid has ever gone before—playing the sport on full-ride scholarship for a Division 1 school.

On October 29, Jonas gave a verbal commitment to play lacrosse at Ohio State University under head coach Nick Myers. The Buckeyes were one of several top collegiate programs—including Denver, Syracuse, Stony Brook, Bucknell, Notre Dame, Cornell and Virginia—that had been courting Jonas for the last year.

“It really came down to Ohio State and Syracuse for me,” Jonas said. “I committed early because most lacrosse programs fill their rosters by the end of a player’s junior year, and Ohio State is where I want to be at that next level.

“I’m 100 percent with my commitment to the Buckeyes,” he said. “I don’t think anyone else will sway me from Ohio State.”

Triton lacrosse head coach Glen Miles (left) and Bennett Jonas.

Jonas, a midfielder, says he’s not being recruited to play any other sports, save for the occasional letter that taps his interest in playing football in college.

“I have no real interest in playing football at the next level,” he said. “I have every intention of signing my letter of intent to play lacrosse for Ohio State when I’m allowed to do so at the end of my junior year.”

It’s rare for lacrosse programs to look west seeking its next crop of players, as most elite schools are located in the eastern part of the country. For Jonas, this commitment is not only a huge honor, but puts California on the map as a legitimate recruiting pool.

“It’s awesome being the first player to go D1 for lacrosse from San Clemente,” he said. “It’s getting our name out there in the lacrosse world, and it’s awesome that schools are starting to recruit from the west coast. And depending on how I do, it could really open some doors for west coast players, so I’m really excited about that.”

As a sophomore playing for Triton head coach Glen Miles, Jonas totaled 30 goals missing half the season after sustaining a broken humerus.

“I think my strengths are my breakaway speed, my size—coaches love that—and my ability to make plays,” he said. “I know I need to work on my left-hand skills and getting better with the stick overall at the next level.”

He reports a 3.25 GPA and says he’ll take the PSAT for the first time on November 20.

Read more: San Clemente Times – A Triton First

Orange County High School Boys Lacrosse: San Clemente Boys Lacrosse 2010 Highlight Video

2010 San Clemente Triton Boys Lacrosse Video Highlights.

Orange County High School Boys Lacrosse: San Clemente Boys Lacrosse (15-3) Completed Successful Season Capturing 2nd Consecutive South Coast League Championship

The San Clemente boys lacrosse team won its second consecutive South Coast League championship, Saturday, May 1, with a 12-8 victory over Mission Viejo. The Tritons split their regular season games with Tesoro and will share this year’s SCL championship with Tesoro.

In front of the largest lacrosse crowd ever at SCHS, the Tritons established an early two-goal lead in the first few minutes of play. Mission Viejo answered each San Clemente goal in the first half, but the Tritons started to pull away in the third quarter following a 10-yard shot by Trevor Forsyth.

San Clemente Tritons Head Coach Glen Miles (watching as Tritons played Foothill on May 6): "We are very focused on becoming one of the most competitive programs in Orange County and plan to compete at the very highest levels in California. We had a great group of seniors this year and I'm happy they were able to bring another SCL Championship back to the school!" Photo by LaxBuzz

Highlights of the second half included two goals by Robbie Burns after he intercepted two Mission Viejo flip passes on the way to their goalie. Chris Kazimi provided a fitting dramatic finish, with a dive across the crease, coupled with a mid-air, overhanded fake, which he converted to an underhanded goal shot.

Unfortunately, San Clemente’s run at a U.S. Lacrosse Division 1 Southern Section championship came to an end Thursday following a loss to Foothill. Despite the loss, Tritons coach Glen Miles said he was pleased with the season.

Date Opponent Result
3/06 RANCHO BERNARDO   L,  11-4
3/10 NEWPORT HARBOR   W, 9-4
3/13 TEMECULA GREAT OAK   W, 14-11
3/17 SAN JUAN HILLS   W, 18-1
3/19 at Northwood   W, 8-4
3/23 DANA HILLS   W, 9-4
3/26 TESORO   L,  13-7
3/30 at Mission Viejo   W, 12-11
4/02 at Capistrano Valley   W, 16-8
4/13 at Aliso Niguel   W, 14-3
4/16 at Dana Hills   W, 11-7
4/17 UNIVERSITY SF   W, 11-7
4/20 at Tesoro   W, 9-3
4/29 ALISO NIGUEL   W, 9-5
5/01 MISSION VIEJO   W, 12-8
5/04 vs. J Serra Catholic   W, 10-7
5/06 at Foothill-Santa Ana   L,  16-2
Coach: Glen Miles

“We are excited about the progress San Clemente lacrosse has made over the past three years since the high school program began,” he said. “We are very focused on becoming one of the most competitive programs in Orange County and plan to compete at the very highest levels in California. We had a great group of seniors this year and I’m happy they were able to bring another SCL Championship back to the school!”


CIF-Southern Section Boys Lacrosse: #2 Ranked Foothill Knights (15-4) Defeats San Clemente 16-2 In First Round Playoff Game On May 6

In a first round CIF-Southern Section game, Foothill Knights Boys Lacrosse defeated San Clemente 16-2 behind a solid defensive effort (Jr. LSM #9 Connor Cummins defending in front of Sr. goalie #39 Nathan Kleponis). Photo by LaxBuzz

Foothill Knights Jr. attacker #7 Cameron Cole had a game-high 6 points (4 goals, 2 assists) in leading an explosive Knights attack against San Clemente on May 6. Photo by LaxBuzz

Foothill Knights Jr. middie #23 Cooper Pickell (2 goals, 1 assist) scores against San Clemente Fr. goalie #21 Thomas Ahola in the Knights 16-2 victory on May 6. Photo by LaxBuzz.

San Clemente Tritons Jr. attacker Chris Kazimi attempts a shot against Foothill in a first round CIF-Southern Section playoff game on May 6. Photo by Laxbuzz.

Southern California High School Boys Lacrosse: Foothill Knights Boys Lacrosse Defeats San Clemente 7-2 In 2010 “Triton Cup” Competition

The 2010 Foothill Knights Boys Lacrosse team (in black) defense allowed few scoring opportunities for San Clemente on January 30 at the Triton Cup. Photo by LaxBuzz.

Foothill Knights lacrosse attacker Taylor DeBerry scores against San Clemente in 2010 Triton Cup. Photo by LaxBuzz

Southern California High School Boys Lacrosse: San Clemente Boys Lacrosse To Host Third Annual “Triton Cup” On Jan. 30 Featuring Matchup With CIF-Southern Section Champion Foothill Knights And Game Between San Diego State Men’s Lacrosse And University Of San Diego

The San Clemente High boys lacrosse program will host the third annual Triton Cup, Jan. 30, at San Clemente High’s Thalassa Stadium.

San Clemente Tritons Boys Lacrosse

The all-day event will feature four lacrosse games, including two college matchups.

The first match of the day will begin at 1 p.m. featuring two youth teams from the San Clemente-based Victory Lacrosse Club. At 2:30 p.m., the Victory Elite club team takes on Foothill High.

The first collegiate match will begin at 4 p.m. with Concordia (Irvine) taking on Cal State Channel Islands. The final match of the day will include San Diego State battling University of San Diego at 6 p.m.

Tickets are $5 at the gate. Military men and women in uniform or with ID are admitted free, as are San Clemente High students with ID and youth lacrosse players in their team jerseys.

All proceeds benefit the San Clemente High boys lacrosse program.

For more information, visit tritonlacrosse.com.