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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/

Orange County High School Boys Lacrosse: St. Margaret’s Boys Lacrosse (11-2) Defeated Santa Margarita 7-6 On April 16 To Remain Undefeated In Trinity League

The Tartans scored 5 goals in the second half to defeat the Santa Margarita Eagles 7-6 Friday night in front of a sizable crowd at Mission Viejo HS.

Junior attackman Mitchell Pok had  2 goals including what turned out to be the game winner as the Tartans battled back from a 3 goal deficit at half time.  The late rally started at the end of the third quarter with a goal from Sophomore midfielder Chris Bauer, and continued with goals from Junior James Murayama and Senior Jacob Graham.

The Eagles were able to regain the lead midway through the fourth quarter but were unable to hold on as a man-down situation led to a flurry of shots that hit the post before Sophomore Matthew Duenes found a loose ball in front of Santa Margarita’s goal. Duenes deftly switched hands and lobbed a pass across the goal mouth to Pok who buried it to give the Tartans a one-goal lead.

The Tartan defense led by Senior goaltender Jeff Askin, kept the eagles at bay for the next three minutes until a late penalty forced Askin out of the game and the Tartans into a man-down situation.

Date Opponent Result
3/05 TESORO   W, 5-2
3/12 vs. Rancho Bernardo   W, 3-2
3/17 at Mater Dei   W, 15-2
3/19 at Poway   L,  4-2
3/22 SAINT JOHN BOSCO   W, 20-0
3/24 at J Serra Catholic   W, 11-2
3/31 at Anaheim Servite   W, 9-3
4/07 CORONA DEL MAR   L,  7-5
4/09 MOUNT ST JOSEPH   W, 8-5
4/13 MATER DEI   W, 17-5
4/16 vs. Santa Margarita Cath   W, 7-6
4/20 at Saint John Bosco   W, 22-0
4/30 BECKMAN    
Coach: Gerry Manning

In lacrosse, personal fouls committed by goaltenders result in a timeserving penalty to be served by said goaltender.  So, with thirty-six seconds remaining in the game, the Tartans called upon the back up goalkeeper: Freshman Brandon Suchand.

Suchand preserved the win by making a phenomenal save off of a twenty-yard shot by the Eagles and quickly sent the ball downfield as time expired.

With the win the Tartans improve to 10-2 overall and 7-0 in Trinity League play.

All of the action from Friday night is featured as COX 3’s televised “Game of the Week” which can be seen Monday April 19 at 8 p.m. and again on Thursday April 22 at 8 p.m.


Orange County High School Boys Lacrosse: “Cox 3 Game Of The Week” To Feature Santa Margarita Catholic Vs. St. Margaret’s Episcopal On April 17

OC Lacrosse Televised

Double header of Orange County Boys’ Lacrosse on Cox 3 Game of the Week 4/16/10

Two important lacrosse league matchups are featured this Friday, April 16 as part of Cox 3 Game of the Week. The first game features South Coast league rivals Tesoro against Mission Viejo, playing at 5:30 at Mission Viejo HS. Tesoro is ranked #6 in Orange County, according the ocvarsity.com, and Mission Viejo is the defending South Coast league champ. The main event, at 7:30 PM at Mission Viejo HS, is a Trinity League matchup between St. Margaret’s and Santa Margarita. Celebrating its 10th year of lacrosse, St. Margaret’s is ranked #4 and Santa Margarita is ranked #3, according to ocvarsity.com. While St. Margaret’s won the Trinity league title in 2007 and 2008, the two teams shared the league title in 2009. This matchup will feature several players who will eventually play at the collegiate level. The Tesoro – Mission Viejo game will be broadcast on 4/17 at 8 PM and 4/18 at 7 PM. The St. Margaret’s – Santa Margarita game will be broadcast 4/17 and 4/18 at 1 PM.

About SMES Lacrosse:

St. Margaret’s Episcopal Tartans Boys’ Lacrosse Program Notes and History

OVERALL PROGRAM RECORD as of 4/15/10 – 91-43 (68% win percentage)
Current 2010 record: 9-2 (6-0 in Trinity League)
Past League record: 2006 (10-0 Coastal League – CIF – SD); 2007-present (20-2 Trinity League)

Celebrating its 10th year of existence, the St. Margaret’s Tartans Boys’ Lacrosse program is one of the oldest and consistently most successful programs in Orange County. The success of the program derives from the Tartan lacrosse mission: to honor the game of lacrosse with Tartan Pride and respect for all.

After winning the State Club Championship in 2005, St. Margaret’s was the first CIF approved Boys’ program in Orange County, playing in the CIF –San Diego Section for the 2006 year, going undefeated in the Coastal Conference and reaching the CIF Quarterfinals. Since the establishment of the CIF-Southern Section for Lacrosse in 2007, St. Margaret’s has won the Trinity league all of its first three years, and reached the Orange County finals in 2008.

The boys program is part of a partnership of focus on lacrosse and the multi-sport student-athlete at SMES, as 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. The 2010 boys’ program boasts 30 players who are multi-sport athletes (26 play Football, 4 run Cross Country, 11 play Soccer, 2 play Basketball, and 3 are Wrestlers). Three 2010 varsity players compete in three sports: Senior Fernando Almejo (Football, Soccer, Lacrosse); Junior Davis Edwards (Football, Basketball, Lacrosse); and Sophomore Matt Duenes (Football, Basketball, Lacrosse). Fourteen (14) former Boys’ Tartans have played college level lacrosse at the Division I, Division 3, and Club level, and one, Kyle Morrison, is the Head Lacrosse Coach at Cal-St. Fullerton. Four Tartans have earned US Lacrosse High School All-American honors, and two have earned Academic All-American honors. Finally, the team serves others through the Bread for the Moment charity at St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church, providing food for those in need.

The Tartans are coached by Head Coach Gerry Manning, the founder of the program and the only head coach in SMES Boys’ Lacrosse history. The team’s assistant coaches are Bryan Harney, Jason Leneau, Mark Warren, and Pete Clark. Assistant Coach Jason Leneau earned an NCAA Division I title as a member of the 1999 University of Virginia Championship team, and played for the MLL as a member of the Los Angeles Riptide

Four US Lacrosse All-Americans since 2005
Derek Steffien 2005 – Chapman
Andy Morrison 2006 – Towson
Michael Duenes 2007 – Air Force
Hunter Steffien 2008 – Colgate

Two Academic All-Americans
Dorian Farhang – Class of 2008
(UC- Berkeley)
Jeremy Baileys – Class of 2009
(only 3 Academic All-Americans are permitted per year
in our region)

Orange County High School Girls Lacrosse: El Toro Girls Lacrosse Defeated Santa Margarita 19-12 On March 10 (Video)

Santa Margarita VS El TORO Women’s Lacrosse

Orange County High School Girls Highlights: El Toro Girls Lacrosse Defeated Santa Margarita Catholic 19-12 On March 10 (Video)

Santa Margarita VS El Toro Womens Lacrosse on March 10, 2010

Southern California High School Boys Lacrosse: Santa Margarita Catholic Boys Lacrosse 2010 Schedule Includes Los Alamitos, JSerra, And La Costa Canyon But Team Is Targeting Foothill Knights In Playoffs

The question facing the Men’s Santa Margarita Eagle Varsity Lacrosse team entering the 2010 season is the same question all of the upper echelon programs around Orange County are asking themselves: Is this our year to break through for a County Championship? Of course the road to a championship leads directly through Foothill High School.

The CIF Southern Section sanctioned Lacrosse as a Varsity sport in 2006 and currently there remains an insufficient amount of high schools participating to crown an official CIF champion. However a playoff system does exist and an Orange County Champion is crowned every year. The Foothill Knights have won all three of the tournaments in 2007, 2008 and 2009. In fact, since 2001 Foothill has won 8 of 9 OC Championships going back to the beginning of the decade before Lacrosse was sanctioned.

Date Opponent Result
3/05 THOUSAND OAKS   W, 17-1
3/10 at Anaheim Servite    
3/15 at Los Alamitos    
3/27 at Saint John Bosco    
3/31 at Mater Dei    
4/13 at J Serra Catholic    
4/28 at St Margarets Episcopal    
4/30 MATER DEI    
Coach: Chris Driggs

Southern California High School Boys Lacrosse Profile: Santa Margarita Catholic High School Lacrosse Senior Attacker Jack Cranston Will Be Playing For University Of Vermont Men’s Lacrosse In Fall 2009 (Video)

Santa Margarita Catholic High School – 2008 and 2009 Season Highlights for Jack Cranston #5
Jack Cranston officially committed to UVM – University of Vermont to play Lacrosse. Jack led the Santa Margarita Eagles in scoring and assists over the past year with 81 points – 51 goals and 30 assist. He was also selected to the 1st team All County and All Trinity League.

Founded in 1791 – UVM is a NCAA Division 1 school that participates in the America East Conference along with the likes of UMBC – the Maryland Lacrosse powerhouse.

He is the first D-1 player to come out of the SMCHS Lacrosse program which is only going into its 4th year of playing Lacrosse.