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Latest Nike/US Lacrosse High School Boys National Top 25 Features #1 Boys Latin; West Region St. Ignatius Prep And Torrey Pines Debut Tied At #24
Nike/US Lacrosse 2014 Preseason Western High School Boys’ Lacrosse Top 10 Features #1 St. Ignatius Prep Followed By Torrey Pines, Arapahoe, La Costa Canyon, Bellevue And Cherry Creek
High School Lacrosse: “Nike/US Lacrosse West Region Boys Top 10” Features #1 St. Ignatius Prep Followed By Torrey Pines, Arapahoe, St. Margaret’s Episcopal And La Costa Canyon
1. St. Ignatius Prep (Calif.), 21-1
Season Complete: St. Ignatius represented West Coast lacrosse well by participating in the Konica Minolta Big City Classic at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., where they knocked off Seton Hall Prep (N.J.) in overtime. The Wildcats only loss this season was to Chaminade (N.Y.), currently ranked 11th in the Nike/US Lacrosse National High School Boys’ Top 25 Poll.
2. Torrey Pines (Calif.), 17-3
Season Complete: The Falcons capped a remarkable season with a 7-5 victory over La Costa Canyon (Calif.) to win the San Diego Section Open Division championship. The teams split their regular season meetings.
3. Arapahoe (Colo.), 16-3
Season Complete: The Warriors defended their Colorado Class 5A state championship with a 10-7 victory over Cherry Creek. Arapahoe also won state titles in 2009 and 2012.
4. St. Margaret’s Episcopal (Calif.), 21-4
Season Complete: The Tartans had one of their most successful seasons. First, they won the Orange County championship with a 12-8 victory over Corona del Mar. (Calif.) Then, St. Margaret’s beat Harvard-Westlake (Calif.) for the US Lacrosse CIF Southern-Section championship.
5. La Costa Canyon (Calif.), 18-4
Season Complete:The Mavericks fell short of a sixth Division I championship by losing to Torrey Pines in the final. La Costa Canyon still had another solid season and defeated Torrey Pines in the regular season.
6. Bellevue (Wash.), 19-2
The Wolverines play Eastside Catholic (Wash.) in the semifinals of the Washington Lacrosse Boys State Championship Tournament on May 29. Bellevue is riding a 10-game winning streak and has yet to lose to an in-state opponent.
7. Cherry Creek (Colo.), 13-6
Season Complete:The Bruins fell short in their quest for a state title by losing to defending champion Arapahoe. Cherry Creek entered the tourney as the No. 1 seed and returns a solid core of players to make a deep run next season.
7. Redwood (Calif.), 20-6
Season Complete:The Giants beat Novato (Calif.) 13-7 to win the North Coast Division I championship. Redwood is the first team from Marin County to win the title.
8. Corona del Mar (Calif.), 18-3
Season Complete:The Sea Kings lost 12-7 to St. Margaret’s Episcopal (Calif.) for the Orange County championship. Nonetheless, Corona del Mar continues to be one of the top programs on the West Coast and reload for next season.
9. Cathedral Catholic (Calif.), 19-3
Season Complete: The Dons lost to La Costa Canton in the semifinals of the CIF San Diego Section Open Division playoffs. The loss snapped a 16-game winning streak and Cathedral Catholic has the talent for another run next season.
10. Regis Jesuit (Colo.), 13-6
Season Complete: The Raiders advanced to the Colorado state semifinals where they lost to eventual champion Arapahoe. Regis Jesuit had a stellar season and will be back in the hunt in 2014.
High School Lacrosse: “Nike/US Lacrosse West Region Boys Lacrosse Top 10” Features #1 St. Ignatius Prep Followed By Torrey Pines, La Costa Canyon, Cherry Creek And St. Margaret’s Episcopal
1. St. Ignatius Prep (Calif.), 21-1
The Wildcats have established themselves as one of the nation’s elite programs. St. Ignatius bounced back from a loss to Chaminade (N.Y.) with four consecutive victories, outscoring opponents 71-20. The Wildcats closed out the regular season game with a 9-8 victory over Bellarmine Prep (Calif.) for their fourth consecutive West Catholic Athletic League championship.
2. Torrey Pines (Calif.), 14-3
The Falcons avenged an earlier season loss to La Costa Canyon (Calif.) by winning the rematch 4-3. That victory was the catalyst for two more victories over Bishop’s School (Calif.) and Carlsbad (Calif.), resulting in a No. 1 seed in the section playoffs.
3. La Costa Canyon (Calif.), 16-3
After losing to rival Torrey Pines, the Mavericks bounced back with victories over Rancho Bernardo (Calif.) and Coronado (Calif.). La Costa Canyon takes on a tough San Marcos (Calif.) in the playoffs and could very well see Torrey Pines again for a rubber match later in the postseason.
4. Cherry Creek (Colo.), 12-5
The Bruins earned the top seed in the state playoffs by closing out the regular season with two victories. Cherry Creek opened its playoffs run with victories over Denver East (Colo.) in the first round and Colorado Academy (Colo.) in the quarterfinals.
5. St. Margaret’s Episcopal (Calif.), 21-4
The Tartans continued their impressive run with a 12-8 victory over Corona del Mar (Calif.) for the Orange County championship. St. Margaret’s followed that up with a 15-8 victory over Harvard-Westlake (Calif.) in the US Lacrosse CIF Southern-Section championship. The Tartans are riding an 18-game winning streak and have not lost since March 19.
6. Bellevue (Wash.), 16-2
The Wolverines have established themselves as the team to beat in the Washington State playoffs by putting together another impressive campaign. Bellevue has yet to lose a game to an in-state opponent and closes out the regular season on the road against Curtis (Wash.) and Skyline (Wash.).
7. Corona del Mar (Calif.), 18-3
The Sea Kings lost 12-7 to St. Margaret’s Episcopal (Calif.) for the Orange County championship. Nonetheless, Corona del Mar continues to be one of the top programs on the West Coast and reload for next season.
8. Cathedral Catholic (Calif.), 18-2
The Dons are riding a 15-game winning streak. Cathedral Catholic earned a No. 4 seed in the CIF San Diego Section Open Division boys’ lacrosse playoffs.
9. Regis Jesuit (Colo.), 13-5
The Raiders grabbed some momentum heading into the playoffs with three consecutive victories to close out the regular season. Regis Jesuit then knocked off Highland Ranch (Colo.) and Mullen (Colo.) in the playoffs.
10. Arapahoe (Colo.), 14-3
The Warriors rebounded from a loss to Regis Jesuit in the regular season with a victory over Mountain Vista (Colo.). Arapahoe advanced in the state playoffs and beat Mountain Vista before upsetting No. 2 seed Columbine (Colo.).
High School Lacrosse: Video Highlights Of Western US #1 St. Ignatius Prep Boys Lacrosse 5-4 Loss To National #10 Chaminade On April 25
The Chaminade Flyers (NY) built a 5-2 third-quarter lead and held off a rally from the visiting St. Ignatius Wildcats (CA) to claim a 5-4 victory on Thursday, April 25 at Chaminade High School.
High School Lacrosse: “Nike/US Lacrosse West Region Boys Lacrosse Top Ten” Ranks St. Ignatius Prep #1 Followed By Corona Del Mar, La Costa Canyon, Torrey Pines And Cherry Creek
1. St. Ignatius Prep (Calif.), 17-1
The Wildcats traveled East and picked up a signature 6-5 overtime victory over Seton Hall Prep (N.J.) in at the Big City Classic at MetLife Stadium. Spencer Evans got the winner with 2:38 left in the extra period. St. Ignatius then lost its first game of the season, 5-4, to Chaminade (N.Y.), which entered the game ranked second in the Nike/US Lacrosse National High School Boys’ Top 25 Poll.
2. Corona del Mar (Calif.), 15-2
The Sea Kings had their winning streak snapped at 36 games with a 10-9 loss to San Ramon Valley (Calif.). After knocking off Amador Valley (Calif.), Corona del Mar had another setback to St. Margaret’s Episcopal (Calif.). The Sea Kings played one of the toughest schedules in the region.
3. La Costa Canyon (Calif.), 13-2
The Mavericks had a successful run against East Coast teams and followed that up with four more wins in California. La Costa Canyon also won its big rivalry game, 9-8 over Torrey Pines (Calif.). The game was tied six times before Dino Renna got the game-winner.
4. Torrey Pines (Calif.), 11-3
The Falcons dropped their rivalry game to La Costa Canyon, but bounced back with a victory over Coronado (Calif.). Torrey Pines is part of the Open Division playoff system this season and is primed to make a deep playoff run.
5. Cherry Creek (Colo.), 8-4
The Bruins’ only losses are to out-of-state teams and are riding a five-game winning streak. In a rematch of last year’s state championship game against Arapahoe (Colo.), Cherry Creek got a measure of revenge with a 10-7 victory.
6. Bellevue (Wash.), 13-2
The Wolverines got battle-tested with a trip to New York and returned with four dominant victories. Bellevue remains undefeated in Washington State with five regular season games remaining, including a huge match-up against Mercer Island (Wash.).
7. Foothill-Santa Ana (Calif.), 15-4
The Knights have won five consecutive games since losing to Medfield (Mass.) earlier in the month. Foothill-Santa Ana closes out the regular with a tough game against Yorba Linda (Calif.), which has only one loss all season to Sage Hill (Calif.).
8. St. Margaret’s Episcopal (Calif.) 16-4
The Tartans picked up three signature victories to enter the rankings this week. St. Margaret’s handed Corona del Mara only its second defeat in two years and then knocked off a tough JSerra (Calif.) twice to win the Trinity League regular season.
9. Cathedral Catholic (Calif.), 14-2
The Dons continue to roll. Cathedral Catholic won its 11th game in a row over Rancho Bernardo. The Dons have four remaining regular season games and then are poised to make a deep playoff run.
10. Columbine (Colo.), 8-4
The Rebels remain in the heat of the state title chase and have yet to lose a game in-state. Columbine knocked off a tough Mullen team, 5-3, and has three regular season games remaining, including a tough matchup against No. 5 Cherry Creek.
High School Lacrosse: West Region #1 St. Ignatius Prep Boys Lacrosse Defeated Seton Hall Prep 6-5 In Overtime At Big City Lacrosse Classic On April 27
Seton Hall Prep tied the game with 12 seconds remaining in regulation thanks to a goal from Pino Bio, but Spencer Evans ended the game 1:22 into overtime to lift St. Ignatius (Calif.) over Seton Hall Prep, 6-5, in the Konica Minolta Big City Classic on Saturday at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford.
In a game in which his team played one of the premiere lacrosse programs on the West Coast, Seton Hall Prep coach Dave Giarrusso was proud of the way his kids fought against a school he knew all too well.
Seton Hall Prep jumped to a 2-0 lead in the first quarter thanks to goals from Ryan Giordano and Dan Ferguson. But St. Ignatius countered with two goals from Matt Emery and one from Joe Lang and led 3-2 at halftime.
Jayson Bevacqua scored in the third quarter for Seton Hall Prep to tie the game at 3-3. St. Ignatius received goals from David Fleming and Chad Bell to go up 5-3 in the fourth quarter, and Seton Hall’s Brendan Barrett scored on an extra man opportunity to cut it to 5-4 with 1:52 remaining.
Ryan Leigh won the ensuing draw and Seton Hall Prep kept possession. With 12 seconds remaining, Bio let a shot fly from 15 yards out and found the back of the net to send the game into overtime. To start overtime, Peter Marchetto won his team’s 12th of 14 draws and Seton Hall Prep had the ball on offense. But St. Ignatius goalie Cyrus Scott intercepted a pass and St. Ignatius went on offense. Evans sank the goal 20 seconds later to lift St. Ignatius.
St. Ignatius coach Chris Packard, who was an assistant at St. Ignatius along with Giarrusso, was thankful to his friend for the opportunity to come cross-country.
“Dave has been referred to as ‘The Godfather of Lacrosse’ in California and that is exactly how I feel about him,” Packard said. “I could not be prouder of him for what he’s done in order for us to advance as a program with the seeds he planted 20 years ago in California. It’s tough to have to compete with someone like that because he is such a good man. I think his players emulate what we thought they would and they play as hard as they can for him.”
High School Lacrosse: West Region #1 St. Ignatius Boys Lacrosse (16-0) Travels East To Face #2 Chaminade (NY) And Seton Hall Prep (NJ) On April 25, 27 At 2013 Big City Classic At MetLife Stadium
“The Wildcats play at No. 2-ranked Chaminade of Mineola, N.Y., on Thursday before taking on Seton Hall Prep of West Orange, N.J., on Saturday at MetLife Stadium — home of the NFL’s New York Jets and New York Giants — in the Big City Classic. Are the Wildcats excited? You better believe it.”
By most accounts, St. Ignatius has the best boys’ lacrosse program west of the Mississippi. But are the Wildcats — ranked 11th in the country by Toplaxrecruits.com — among the top handful of teams in the nation? They’re about to find out soon — real soon. For the first time in its storied history, St. Ignatius (16-0) will travel to the hotbed of U.S. lacrosse to test itself against the premier competition in the country.
“I can’t tell you how pumped up the boys are,” St. Ignatius coach Chris Packard said. “They are over the moon for this trip because it shows how amazing and far we’ve come as a program. We couldn’t have picked a better opponent [than Chaminade]. Our guys deserve to play the best, and whether we win or lose, it’s going to be a great experience.”
SI will be in an unfamiliar position on Thursday against a team that has sent multiple players to the professional ranks. Even though the Wildcats boast eight Division I commitments, they’ll be the underdogs against Chaminade, which boasts a whopping 21 — count ’em, 21 — future Division I players.
SI’s leading scorer, Joe Lang, isn’t changing his expectations.
“We always go into a game fully expecting to win,” the junior attacker said.
Lang acknowledged the fact that the team’s trip to the East Coast carries huge ramifications in that a solid showing will gain immeasurable respect for SI, while a poor result or two would further dampen the credibility of high school lacrosse on the West Coast.
“We’re going in with nothing to lose,” Lang said. “We’re supposed to lose to the No. 2 team in the country, but we’re hoping to leave a footprint and represent the West Coast and show there’s some great lacrosse being played out here.”
Lang was one of 11 SI players who scored a goal in a 17-5 win over Sacred Heart Cathedral (3-11) on Monday at Crocker Amazon Field. SI’s John Corbolotti and SHC’s Sedge Gates shared match-high honors with four goals each.
Packard was effusive in his praise for Lang and his five senior captains: defender Jack McGovern and midfielders Charlie Ford, Matt Emery, Spencer Evans and Chad Bell.
Read more at the San Francisco Examiner: http://www.sfexaminer.com/sports/prep-sports/2013/04/st-ignatius-will-test-itself-against-county-s-best-lacrosse-teams-nfl-sta#ixzz2RLBKCmmA
High School Lacrosse: “Nike/US Lacrosse West Region Boys Top 10” Poll Ranks St. Ignatius Prep Boys Lacrosse #1 Followed By Corona Del Mar, La Costa Canyon, Torrey Pines And Cherry Creek
1. St. Ignatius Prep (Calif.), 12-0
The Wildcats have established themselves as one of the top programs in all of the U.S. and are loaded with Division I talent. In perhaps its toughest game of the season against Redwood (Calif.), Peter Aliman scored with four seconds remaining to tie the game, and then Joe Lang (Harvard) scored the winner in overtime to keep the Wildcats undefeated. St. Ignatius followed that up with dominant non-conference wins over Lincoln (Ore.) and Brophy Prep (Ariz.).
2. Corona del Mar (Calif.), 12-0
The Sea Kings knocked off a talented Mullen (Colo.) team, 15-7 for another non-conference win. Corona del Mar then beat two tough California teams, Los Alamitos (13-2), and Huntington Beach (10-7). Corona del Mar’s winning streak is now at 36 games.
3. La Costa Canyon (Calif.), 9-2
The Mavericks are putting together another solid season and are proving to be good ambassadors for California lacrosse. La Costa Canyon picked up a quality non-conference victory against Colorado power Regis Jesuit 5-4 in double overtime. The Mavericks dropped a game to Salesianum (Del.), but then beat St. Augustine Prep (N.J.) and Penn Charter (Pa.).
4. Torrey Pines (Calif.), 9-2
The Falcons bounced back from a loss to No. 1 Cherry Creek with six consecutive victories. Torrey Pines traveled to Colorado to play some of the areas toughest teams and knocked off Cherry Creek and Columbine, but lost to Kent Denver.
5. Cherry Creek (Colo.), 5-4
The Bruins play one the toughest non-conference schedules in the West Coast. Cherry Creek traveled East on spring break and took on St. Paul’s (Md.), Severn (Md.) and Penn Charter (Pa.), before heading back West and playing a tough Torrey Pines (Calif.) team. The Bruins came up short in those games, but returned to league play and knocked off Cherokee Trail (Colo.) and Eaglecrest (Colo.).
6. Bellevue (Wash.), 9-2
The Wolverines established their dominance in the Pacific Northwest by winning nine consecutive games against their league opponents and non-conference foes from Oregon and Nevada. Bellevue then traveled to New York and represented themselves well in tight losses to Long Beach (10-5) and Wantagh (8-6).
7. Foothill-Santa Ana (Calif.), 12-4
The Knights had a quality East Coast trip to Massachusetts. After losing to Noble & Greenough 8-5, Foothill bounced back with a 13-2 victory over Wellesley. The Knights finished the trip with a tough 8-6 loss to undefeated Medfield.
8. JSerra Catholic (Calif.), 11-2
The Lions break into the poll this week by handing Palos Verdes (Calif.) its first loss of the season, 8-7. JSerra followed that up with a dominant 16-2 victory over Anaheim Servite (Calif.). The Lions only losses this season are to No. 4 Torrey Pines (Calif.) and No. 7 Foothill-Santa Ana.
9. Cathedral Catholic (Calif.), 10-2
The Dons enter the poll for the first time on the heals of a six-game winning streak against tough, in-state competition, including a 13-11 victory over Poway (Calif.). Cathedral’s only losses this season are against No. 3 La Costa Canyon and No. 4 Torrey Pines.
10. Columbine (Colo.), 5-4
The Rebels played dropped three difficult non-conference games against New York powers John Jay Cross River, Fordham Prep and Yorktown. Columbine remains undefeated in Colorado, including a 10-6 victory over Ft. Collins in its first game back from the East Coast trip.
Western High School Lacrosse: Video Highlighs Of #1 St. Ignatius Prep Boys Lacrosse (11-0) Win Over Brophy (AZ) 10-2 To Win “2013 Jerry Langkammerer Lacrosse Invitational” In San Francisco On April 6
The Saint Ignatius Wildcats LaCrosse team is at the top beating Brophy from Arizona 10-2 in the final game of the Jerry Langkammerer LaCrosse Invitational.
As expected, the Wildcats started off hot with three quick goals in the opening minutes and they just kept dominating after that. SI head coach Chris Packard talks about his team’s top ranking. Also interviewed: three seniors Chad Bell, Matt Emery and Charlie Ford after the win.