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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/

MCLA Lacrosse: San Diego Men’s Lacrosse 2013 Schedule Features UCLA, Chapman, Texas, Richmond, Utah State, Arizona State And Arizona

San Diego Toreros Lacrosse

San diego men's lacrosse 2013 schedule

MCLA Lacrosse: Video Highlights Of Arizona Men’s Lacrosse 18-8 Win Over San Diego On April 7

SLC Game of the week featuring USD Torreros vs Arizona Wildcats at the “Jam By The Sea”. San Diego came out hot early but after the first quarter it was all Wildcats. Arizona eventually took the game 18-8

MCLA Lacrosse: San Diego Men’s Lacrosse Freshman Goalie Derek Scozzafava Earns Week 2 “SLC Player Of The Week” Honors (Video)

Week 2 of the SLC Game of the Week brought us a divisional matchup between the USD Torreros and the UCLA Bruins

Freshman Goalie Derek Scozzafava in his first ever collegiate start saved 18 shots and let in 4 goals. Scozzafava’s 81.8% save percentage led the Torreros to a late push and an overtime victory against the UCLA Bruins

MCLA Lacrosse: SLC “Game Of The Week” Features San Diego Men’s Lacrosse Vs UCLA “Live” At 6 PM On Feb 11


San Diego High School Lacrosse: 2011 CIF San Diego Boys Lacrosse Championship Features Torrey Pines Boys Lacrosse Vs Poway In Championship Game On May 21

Southern California High School Lacrosse: Foothill Knights Boys Lacrosse (6-1) Mounts 8-Goal Second-Half Run To Defeat Arch-Rival La Costa Canyon 9-8 On March 26, Ending Maverick’s 27-Game Winning Streak And Avenging Double-Overtime Loss In 2010


Foothill Knights Boys Lacrosse Sr. Attacker #33 Eric Adamson led all scorers with 4 goals against Princeton-bound La Costa Canyon Goalie Eric Sanschagrin in the Knights 9-8 victory March 26. Photo by Laxbuzz

In a physical game March 26 at La Costa Canyon, Foothill Knights Boys Lacrosse Sr. Middie Cooper Pickell (#23, with helmet knocked off) scored what proved to be the winning goal with less than two minutes remaining as the Knights defeated the Mavericks 9-8 and ended their 27-game winning streak. Photo by LaxBuzz

San Diego High School Lacrosse Recruiting Profile: Coronado Boys Lacrosse Sr. Attacker Kyle Runyon Has Overcome Adversity To Lead Team And Commit To Play For Notre Dame Men’s Lacrosse

Runyon was recruited by several Division I lacrosse programs but elected to play at Notre Dame, noting the academics and the presence of the Fighting Irish lacrosse team in last year’s NCAA finals.

Coronado senior Kyle Runyon, who also has excelled in soccer, plans to play lacrosse next spring for Notre Dame. Picture from Sean M. Haffey

Kyle Runyon, a senior at Coronado High, Runyon has committed to play lacrosse for Notre Dame. Sixteen years ago he was diagnosed with retinoblastoma, a rare type of eye cancer, when he was 18 months old. The cancer was contained to his left eye, which was removed.

Up until he was 4 years old, Runyon was seen four times a year to make sure the cancer hadn’t spread to his other eye. He still gets a checkup every year.

“It would’ve been great … if he had been a bookworm or taken up golf,” said Sue Runyon, his mother. “But he didn’t. From the day he stepped on the soccer field as a 5-year-old he was usually the best kid on the team. He’s been a natural athlete his whole life.”

Though doctors said Runyon wouldn’t be able to play baseball or any other sport because of his lack of depth perception, that didn’t stop him.

“The coach put him in center field and he was catching fly balls with blue skies behind him,” his mother said. “So everything they said he couldn’t do he was doing. It hasn’t hindered him. It’s just he doesn’t have an extra (eye) like everybody else does.”

Runyon was required to wear protective goggles when playing baseball and because of that he said he didn’t stick with the sport.

Instead, he continued to excel in soccer and lacrosse, which he began playing in the fifth grade.

Runyon was sidelined most of his junior year after discovering he had stress fractures in two vertebrae. He wasn’t allowed to do much of anything for five months, missing the entire soccer season and part of lacrosse.

Runyon returned to play soccer his senior season and added a second San Diego Section title to his résumé this winter as Coronado (24-1-1) beat Francis Parker 1-0 in the championship game. He was named All-Central League after leading the Islanders with 17 goals and 10 assists.

Coronado soccer coach Brian Hiatt, who has worked with Runyon since he was 8, said his visual impairment has never been an issue.

“Never made an excuse about it,” Hiatt said. “Never talked about it.”

Hiatt said opposing coaches and referees are surprised when they learn of the challenge Runyon has overcome.

“He’s basically our strongest forward. He’s extremely creative with the ball,” Hiatt said. “If you wear No. 10 in soccer, you’re the best player on the field.”

Runyon has swapped his No. 10 soccer jersey for a lacrosse uniform this spring. The All-American is vying for his second section title after helping Coronado earn a championship in 2009.

For more:  http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/2011/mar/25/coronado-lacrosse-standout-focused-on-big-picture/#

Western High School Lacrosse: #1 La Costa Canyon Boys Lacrosse (CA, 4-0) Defeated Arapahoe (CO) 11-10 March 23 For 27th Straight Win

The La Costa Canyon High boys lacrosse team saw what appeared to be a laugher turn into a nail-biter before holding on for a narrow victory.

The Mavericks built a six-goal lead over Littleton (Colo.) Arapahoe before hanging on for an 11-10 victory in a matchup of two of the best high school lacrosse programs in the West on Wednesday night.

The win was the Mavericks’ 27th straight.

“I’m glad we got a win,” La Costa coach Jesse Foss said. “I don’t feel good about having to hang on. That shouldn’t have happened. We’ll correct those wrongs.”

The Mavericks (4-0), who entered the week ranked No. 3 in the Western United States and No. 1 in California by WestSideLax.com, took a 7-2 lead into the second half, and junior Brendan Gaughan made it 8-2 10 seconds into the third quarter.

But Arapahoe (1-1), ranked fourth in the West and second in Colorado at the start of the week, scored four straight goals to cut the deficit to two.

“It’s a game of streaks,” Arapahoe coach Guy Cerasoli said. “We came out slow, and they came out firing on all cylinders. We got into the locker room at halftime and let the guys know, ‘Hey, listen, we’re still in this. Five goals is not a really big deficit. We can overcome that. Just keep our nose to the grindstone.’

“We were getting a lot of looks, but their goalie was just coming up big. He was standing on his head in the first half. They started falling for us in the second.”

The teams traded goals the rest of the third period, and the Warriors scored three minutes into the fourth quarter to get within 11-10, but neither team scored again.

For more:  http://www.nctimes.com/sports/high-school/nct/boys-lacrosse/article_221098f5-48a0-579e-bdd0-b0555356d8b9.html

San Diego High School Lacrosse: La Costa Canyon Boys Lacrosse Head Coach Jesse Foss Look To Continue The Mavericks Dominance In California

The La Costa Canyon High boys lacrosse team went 23-0 last season, won the San Diego Section title, held the state’s No. 1 ranking and the nation’s No. 18 spot, yet the Mavericks still suffered a big loss after the season ended.

Dallas Hartley, who had been the team’s coach for seven of the nine years the sport has been sanctioned by the section, announced he was leaving to become the coach at Orange County’s Chapman College, one of the best programs on the West Coast.

La Costa Canyon, however, isn’t expected to miss a step. Longtime assistant

La Costa Canyon Boys Lacrosse Head Coach Jesse Foss

coach Jesse Foss has taken over and is trying to continue the school’s dominance in a sport that is more widely played on the East Coast but is gaining popularity out West.

Foss, 32, is passionate about the game. He hails from Long Island, N.Y., one of the nation’s hotbeds of the sport along with Maryland, upstate New York and Pennsylvania.

“Kids in Long Island start very early,” Foss said. “Where most teams around here have one or two guys who can play Division I, every team back there has four or five.”

For more:  http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/2011/mar/05/smooth-transition-lcc-boys-lacrosse/#