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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

st. ignatius lacrosse“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. Big City Classic LacrosseIgnatius (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

Nike US Lacrosse West Region High School Lacrosse Top 10

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.

For more:  http://www.laxmagazine.com/high_school/boys/2012-13/news/041613_nike_us_lacrosse_west_region_report

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.

High School Lacrosse: Latest “Nike/US Lacrosse West Region Top 10” Features #1 St. Ignatius Prep Boys Lacrosse Followed By Cherry Creek, Torrey Pines, Arapahoe And Corona Del Mar

Nike US Lacrosse West Region High School Lacrosse Top 10

Top Game of the Week: Brophy Prep (Ariz.) at St. Ignatius Prep (Calif.) on April 6. This is a pivotal non-conference match-up featuring the top team in Arizona against one of California’s elite programs. Both teams have numerous players with Division I talent and could enter the game undefeated. Brophy Prep has yet to allow more than 10 goals in a game all season, while St. Ignatius is scoring more than 15.

1. St. Ignatius Prep (Calif.), 8-0

The Wildcats have established themselves as the top team in California with a dominant performance in each game, including a 15-3 demolition of local rival De LaSalle. St. Ignatius further established its dominance with a 13-7 victory over former No. 1 Torrey Pines. Joe Lang led the way with six goals and Chad Bell finished scored four times.

2. Cherry Creek (Colo.), 3-1

The Bruins opened the season with three strong victories in Colorado before traveling East. Cherry Creek dropped its first game of the season 12-6 to Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association power, St. Paul’s, which is 8-0 and ranked 5th in the Nike/US Lacrosse National High School poll. The Bruins have two more tough games against Severn (Md.) and Penn Charter (Pa.).

3. Torrey Pines (Calif.), 6-1

The Falcons bounced back from a 13-7 loss to this week’s new No. 1, St. Ignatius with four consecutive victories. Torrey Pines has two, huge out-of-state games looming against Colorado’s Cherry Creek, Columbine and Kent Denver.

4. Arapahoe (Colo.), 6-0

The Warriors remain undefeated in what is shaping up to be an incredibly tough Colorado schedule this season. Arapahoe also picked up a big, non-conference victory over St. Mark’s of Texas 6-3.

5. Corona del Mar (Calif.), 8-0

The Sea Kings continue to dominate, extending their unbeaten streak to 31 games dating back to last season. Corona del Mar knocked off previously undefeated Monte Vista-Danville (Calif.) 13-5 as goalie Hoyt Crance came up with 12 big stops and helped hold Danville scoreless for almost 22 minutes.

6. Columbine (Colo.) 4-3

The Rebels opened their season with four-in state wins that put them in a state title hunt. The Rebels then traveled to New York and dropped three close games to Yorktown (8-5), Fordham Prep (10-6) and John Jay-Cross River (13-12).

7. Bellevue (Wash.), 7-0

The Wolverines established themselves as the top team in Washington. Bellevue picked up a pair of quality wins against top-tier out-of-state opponents, Lincoln (Ore.) and Palo Verde (Nev.) A stern test looms this week as the Wolverines travel to New York to take on Port Washington, Long Beach and Wantagh.

8. Foothill-Santa Ana (Calif.) 9-2

The Knights picked up some key victories this season and handed Torrey Pines its first loss of the season with a 5-4 overtime victory. Santa Ana has been especially stellar defensively, allowing less than 10 goals per game.

9. Palos Verdes (Calif.), 8-0

The Sea Kings have managed to stay undefeated despite facing a couple of tough tests and one-goal victories, remaining in first place in the Bay League. Palos Verdes went through the opening portion of its schedule undefeated and have all the talent to run the table.

10. La Costa Canyon (Calif.), 5-1

The Mavericks suffered their first loss of the season in a 5-4 overtime setback to Foothill-Santa Ana. La Costa Canyon bounced back with two consecutive victories over San Ramon Valley (Calif.) and a big non-conference victory over Colorado’s Wheat Ridge.

For more:  http://www.laxmagazine.com/high_school/boys/2012-13/news/040213_nike_us_lacrosse_west_region_report

High School Boys Lacrosse: “Nike/US Lacrosse West Region Top 10” For March 20 Ranks La Costa Canyon Boys Lacrosse (CA) #1 Followed By Arapahoe (CO), St. Ignatius Prep (CA), Corona Del Mar (CA) And Cherry Creek (CO)

Nike US Lacrosse West Region High School Lacrosse Top 10

1. La Costa Canyon (Calif.), 3-0

The Mavericks opened the season with a 7-3 victory over St. Margaret’s Episcopal. La Costa Canyon held St. Margaret’s scoreless in the first half. The Mavericks, who are shooting for their sixth San Diego championship, also beat a tough Cathedral Catholic team 7-5 and surged past Fallbrook 15-5.

2. Arapahoe (Colo.), 3-0

The Warriors opened league play with a 14-6 victory over Heritage and then knocked off Brighton and Smoky Hill by an average of almost 10 goals. Arapahoe is looking for its fourth state title in six years.

3. St. Ignatius Prep (Calif.), 5-0

The Wildcats have raced out to five consecutive victories in impressive style. St. Ignatius knocked off No. 6 Torrey Pines 12-7, avenging its only loss last season. Junior Jake Long led the way in the win with six goals.

4. Corona del Mar (Calif.), 4-0

The Sea Kings continued their early-season dominance with a 15-2 victory over Sage Hill. Jack Ortlieb led the way with five goals and Casey Mix added three. In its four games this season, Corona del Mar outscored opponents 60-13.

5. Cherry Creek (Colo.), 1-0

The Bruins cruised past Rock Canyon 12-2 in their first regular season game. Cherry Creek has an eight-day layoff before taking on Wheat Ridge. A trip to Maryland against MIAA powers St. Paul’s and Severn is scheduled for the end of the month. The Bruins defeated St. Paul’s last season.

6. Torrey Pines (Calif.), 2-1

The Falcons opened the season with back-to-back wins over Carlsbad and Jserra Catholic, 13-4 and 13-3 respectively. However, Torrey Pines fell to No. 3 St. Ignatius, 12-7. The Falcons have another big match-up against undefeated Poway (4-0) this week.

7. Palos Verdes (Calif.), 4-0

The Sea Kings are off to a strong start with four straight victories to open the season. Palos Verdes has averaged 17.3 goals per game and allowed a total of 14.

8. Bellevue (Wash.), 3-0

The Wolverines picked up a huge victory to open the season, 14-6 over Bainbridge Island. Cole Johnson led the way with six goals for Bellevue. The Wolverines followed that game with victories over Woodinville and Emerald Ridge-Puyallup, outscoring them 37-6.

9. Issaquah (Wash.), 2-0

The defending state champions made quick work of Liberty with a 15-1 victory to open the season. Issaquah was equally impressive in its next game by beating Bellarmine Prep, 17-1. The Eagles have tough non-conference game this week against Nevada powers Henderson Red and Palo Verde.

10. Brophy Prep (Ariz.), 6-0

The Broncos continued their surge to open the season and cracked this week’s top-10 with victories over Salpointe Catholic and Horizon. Brophy Prep has put together a tough non-conference schedule near the end of the month with games against Denver East (Colo.), West Linn (Ore.), Bellarmine Prep (Wash.), Lincoln (Ore.), Sacred Heart Prep (Calif.) and St. Ignatius (Calif.).

For more:  http://www.laxmagazine.com/high_school/boys/2012-13/news/032013_nike_us_lacrosse_west_region_report

NCAA Lacrosse: Virginia Men’s Lacrosse Announces 2013 Freshman Recruiting Class Including Middie Matt Emery (St. Ignatius Prep, CA)

Virginia men’s lacrosse head coach Dom Starsiais pleased to announce the signing of 10 student-athletes to national letters of intent for the 2013-14 academic year.

Matt Emery is a 6-foot-3, 200-pound midfielder from San Francisco, Calif., and younger brother of current UVa All-American Rob Emery. He is Inside Lacrosse’s No. 19 rising senior in the class, attending St. Ignatius Prep. Emery was a member of the West team for the 2012 Under Armour Underclass All-Star tournament in Towson. Emery is also a starting safety on the St. Ignatius football team.

Joining the Cavaliers next fall are: Matt Barrett (Glenmoore, Pa.), Jacob Dean (Medford Lakes, N.J.), Matt Emery (San Francisco, Calif.), AJ Fish (Grayslake, Ill.), Jeff Kratky (Darien, Conn.), Ryan Lukacovic (Syosset, N.Y.), Andrew Mullen (Toronto, Ont.), Michael Rhoads (McLean, Va.), Alec Webster (Greenwich, Conn.) and Zed Williams (Irving, N.Y.).

“It gives me great pleasure to introduce the Virginia Men’s Lacrosse Class of 2017,” said Starsia. “I am confident that fans of Virginia Lacrosse and those of our sport in general will enjoy getting to know these young men.”

Barrett is a 6-foot, 220-pound goalie from Glenmoore, Pa. Entering his final year at Malvern Prep, Barrett is listed by Inside Lacrosse as the top rising senior goalie in the nation and No. 17 rising senior overall. He is an Under Armour all-star and helped the Friars (14-6) finish No. 25 in the nation in 2011. Barrett also is a member of the Malvern Prep football team.

Dean is a 6-foot, 190-pound midfielder from Medford Lakes, N.J., and hails from Shawnee High School, the same school as current UVa captain and All-American, Chris LaPierre. He is an Under Armour All-American and team midfielder of the year at Shawnee. Dean also plays football and basketball at Shawnee.

 Fishis is a 6-foot-3, 175-pound attackman from Grayslake, Ill. He led Grayslake North to a state championship title in 2012.  The high school All-American had 74 goals and 49 assists in 2012, while also earning all-state and all-conference honors. He also is a quarterback on the football team and an all-star in basketball.

Kratky is a 6-foot, 180-pound attackman from Darien, Conn. The 2012 Under Armour All-Star is a faceoff specialist and the No. 44 rising senior by Inside Lacrosse. He owns two letters in lacrosse, where he has a career winning percentage over 60 percent. Kratky also has lettered in wrestling at the Taft School.

Lukacovic is a 5-foot-10, 170-pound attackman from Syosset, N.Y. He was a member of Newsday’s 2012 All-Long Island first team after a stellar season at Chaminade High School. Ranked No. 15 rising senior by Inside Lacrosse. The 2012 Under Armour All-Star helped Chaminade to a 16-1 record behind 34 goals and 35 assists in 2012.  He became the first sophomore on offense to make Chaminade’s varsity team in over 20 years, while leading team in assists and second in points. Lukacovic is a starting cornerback on the Chaminade football team.

Mullen is a 6-foot 2-inch, 205-pound defenseman from Toronto, Ontario.  He attends St. Michael’s and was a member of Canada’s U19 team that lost the gold medal game to the United States and four current Cavaliers (Greg Danseglio, Matt Florence, Tanner Ottenbreit and Ryan Tucker) at the 2012 FIL World Lacrosse Championship in Turku, Finland. He helped lead St. Michael’s to the 2011 OFSAA Lacrosse Championship and was also drafted into the Ontario Hockey League. He is listed as the No. 12 player in Inside Lacrosse’s Canadian Class of 2013 junior rankings.

Rhoads is a 6-foot-3, 200-pound defenseman from McLean, Va.  A three-year letterwinner at the Landon School, Rhoads hails from the same school as former UVa All-Americans Ryan Curtis and Matt Ward; the latter is one of UVa’s three Tewaaraton Trophy winners.  The Landon team captain helped lead the Bears to the 2012 I.A.C. championship. Rhoads also plays football at Landon.

Webster is a 6-foot-2, 195-pound defenseman from Greenwich, Conn.  Webster attends Deerfield Academy after transferring from Greenwich High School.  Webster was a member of the New England squad that won the championship at the 2011 Under Armour Underclass tournament.

Williams is a 6-foot-2, 185-pound midfielder from Irving, N.Y. Already the state of New York’s all-time leading scorer out of Silver Creek High School, Williams is a member of the Seneca tribe and lives on the Cattaraugus Reservation. Williams has already amassed 554 career points, surpassing the mark held by Casey Powell, the former All-American from Syracuse. He is listed as Inside Lacrosse’s No. 5 Young Gun Senior after leading Silver Creek to the state semifinals, finishing the season with 72 goals and 54 assists — bringing his career numbers to 346 goals and 208 assists. Playing for the Six Nations Rebels of the Ontario Lacrosse Association, Williams helped guide the Rebels to their second consecutive Founder Cup title — the Canadian Lacrosse Association’s Junior B national championship. He registered 30 goals and 37 assists in the regular season, 55 points in the OLA playoffs, and then put up 23 points in the Founders Cup tourney. He is also a standout football and basketball player.

“While they are excellent students and multi-sport athletes, there are some particularly intriguing stories to tell among the group,” said Starsia. “ You will find a powerful middie from the West Coast who is the younger brother (Emery) of one of our leading players, an all-star QB from the midwest (Fish) who rushed for 1651 yards and 29 touchdowns this past fall, a goalie from Philadelphia (Barrett) who returned to the gridiron for his senior year only to tear his ACL, a late addition to the U-19 Canadian World team who gave up his pursuit of a career in professional hockey (Mullen) to play lacrosse at Virginia and, a Native American (Williams) of the Seneca tribe, Wolf clan from the Cattaraugus reservation in Western New York who also holds the all-time scholastic scoring record in New York State with a full season to go.  These are the stories that capture our attention and speak to the diversity and growth of the game. We will have an additional announcement to make in the spring.”

California High School Lacrosse: Torrey Pines Boys Lacrosse Defeats St. Ignatius Prep 10-9 On April 21 In Battlle Of State’s Top Two Teams (Video Replay)