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Latest Nike/US Lacrosse West Region High School Boys Top 10 Features #1 Torrey Pines Followed By St. Ignatius Prep, Arapahoe And La Costa Canyon


March 18, 2014

March 18, 2014

1. Torrey Pines (Calif.) 3-0 The Falcons already picked up three huge wins this season to take over the No. 1 spot. One week after knocking off Cathedral Catholic (Calif.) in overtime, Torrey Pines beat former No. 1 St. Ignatius (Calif.), The Falcons followed that up with another impressive, 10-6 victory over De LaSalle (Calif.).

2. St. Ignatius Prep (Calif.), 3-1 The Wildcats fell to former No. 2 Torrey Pines in one of the early marquee matchups of the regular season. St. Ignatius rebounded with a 19-8 win over Coronado (Calif.).

3. Arapahoe (Colo.), 4-0 The Warriors took down Southlake (Texas) 9-6 and Littleton (Colo.) 17-2 this week.

4. La Costa Canyon (Calif.), 1-0 The Mavericks cruised to a 13-6 victory over Rancho Bernardo (Calif.) in their opener. La Costa Canyon takes on Westview (Calif.) this week before a big showdown with Cathedral Catholic (Calif.).

5. Bellevue (Wash.), 1-0 The Wolverines knocked off in-state foe Bainbridge Island (Wash.), 10-4 to open the season. Hank Bethke (Ohio State) had four goals and two assists. Bellevue faces its first road test this week against Woodinville (Wash.).

6. Cherry Creek (Colo.), 3-0 The Bruins are in solid early form, beating Rock Canyon (Colo.) and Overland (Colo.) to open the season, and handing Wheat Ridge (Colo.) a loss on Monday.

7. St. Margaret’s Episcopal (Calif.), 2-0 The Tartans opened the season with a 7-3 victory over Yorba Linda (Calif.) and beat St. John’s (Texas) 17-4.

8. Cathedral Catholic (Calif.), 2-1 The Dons bounced back from a heart-breaking 7-6 overtime loss to No. 1 Torrey Pines with a 13-7 victory over Poway (Calif.) and a 12-9 win over Palos Verdes (Calif.). Cathedral Catholic plays Rancho Bernardo (Calif.) on Tuesday.

9. Corona del Mar (Calif.), 2-0 The Sea Kings blew past University Irvine (Calif.) 19-0 in the season opener and beat St. John’s (Texas) 14-6. They play Fort Collins (Colo.) Unified on Wednesday.

10. The Bishop’s School (Calif.), 0-0 The Knights open the season with a tough test against J Serra Catholic (Calif.). Bishops has the depth and talent to make a deep playoff run this season.

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


March 18, 2014

March 18, 2014

A pair of teams from the west region make their debuts this week in the Nike/US Lacrosse Top 25 poll, as California's Torrey Pines and St. Ignatius Prep came in knotted for the 24th spot in this week's rankings, while at the other end, Boys' Latin (Md.) continued its reign at the top with eight of nine first-place votes.  McDonogh (Md.) jumps from fifth a week ago to No. 2 after a 3-0 start, with Indiana's Culver Academy (2-0) slipping to third by a few votes. Georgetown Prep (Md.) stays at No. 3 with a 3-0 mark so far, while Malvern Prep (Pa.) moves up two spots to round out the Top 5.

A pair of teams from the west region make their debuts this week in the Nike/US Lacrosse Top 25 poll, as California’s Torrey Pines and St. Ignatius Prep came in knotted for the 24th spot in this week’s rankings, while at the other end, Boys’ Latin (Md.) continued its reign at the top with eight of nine first-place votes.
McDonogh (Md.) jumps from fifth a week ago to No. 2 after a 3-0 start, with Indiana’s Culver Academy (2-0) slipping to third by a few votes. Georgetown Prep (Md.) stays at No. 3 with a 3-0 mark so far, while Malvern Prep (Pa.) moves up two spots to round out the Top 5.

High School Lacrosse: Torrey Pines Boys Lacrosse Attacker Lucas Gradinger Awarded “Nike/US Lacrosse 2013 West Region Player Of The Year”


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Lucas Gradinger, Torrey Pines (Calif.)

Torrey Pines Boys Lacrosse Attacker Lucas Gradinger. Photo by Robert Benson for Lacrosse Magazine

Torrey Pines Boys Lacrosse Attacker Lucas Gradinger. Photo by Robert Benson for Lacrosse Magazine

Gradinger has established himself as one of the top players on the West Coast and one of the most highly-touted recruits to come out of California.

He capped his stellar career by winning the San Diego Section Open Division championship, finishing with a goal and three assists in a 7-5 victory over La Costa Canyon (Calif.). Torrey Pines has won six section titles in the past 12 years.

Gradinger finished the season with 42 assists and 37 goals in addition to grabbing 72 ground balls. He was named the San Diego CIF Player of the Year and US Lacrosse All-American. Gradinger also captured the Torrey Pines High School Most Outstanding Athlete Award.

Gradinger has also been a long-time player of the Adrenaline lacrosse program and has played for the West Coast Starz and Adrenaline Tropics.

He was recruited by numerous Division I programs and ultimately decided to sign with Maryland.

torrey pines lacrosse 1For more:  http://www.laxmagazine.com/high_school/boys/2012-13/news/061113_nike_us_lacrosse_west_region_boys_season_rewind

High School Lacrosse: Western U.S. #2 Torrey Pines Boys Lacrosse Defeats #3 La Costa Canyon 7-5 On May 25 To Win 2013 CIF-San Diego Division Championship (Video)


torrey pines lacrosse 1In the battle for supremacy among the region’s high school boys lacrosse teams, the only true measuring stick is San Diego Section championships. For the time being, Torrey Pines is king of the mountain.

The top-seeded Falcons, playing at home, beat No. 2 La Costa Canyon 7-5 on Saturday to win the section’s first Open Division championship, their sixth section title in the 12 years lacrosse has been a sanctioned sport. LCC, which upended Torrey Pines in last year’s Division I final, has five.

“It feels great. It really stung to lose in the championship last year,” Falcons coach Jono Zissi said. “We had a good game plan tonight. We limited their transition, and we were pretty precise with our offense.”

Torrey Pines (17-3) led by a goal at halftime and opened a 7-3 lead by the end of the third quarter.

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


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The best against the best
A victory over La Costa Canyon helped propel Torrey Pines into the top seed of the CIF San Diego Section Open Division boys’ lacrosse playoffs.
The Falcons will play the No. 8 seed Rancho Bernardo next weekend. Torrey Pines coach Jon Zissi is in favor of the new playoff format.
“We play a dangerous Rancho Bernardo team on Saturday in round one,” Zissi said. “The Open Division is a good idea – pits the best against the best, so there is one true champion of San Diego.”
La Costa Canyon earned the second seed and plays No. 7 seed San Marcos (Calif.). If the rankings hold, Torrey Pines and La Costa Canyon would play for a third time this season, this time for the title. The teams split their regular season meetings and have played four consecutive one-goal games; with two going double overtime.
A surging Cathedral Catholic team earned the third seed and will play No. 6 Bishop’s School. Poway is the fourth-seeded team and will play No. 5 Coronado.

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.).

For more:  http://www.laxmagazine.com/high_school/boys/2012-13/news/051413_nike_us_lacrosse_west_region_report

California High School Lacrosse: La Costa Canyon Boys Lacrosse Defeats Torrey Pines 8-7 On May 26 To Win 2012 CIF-San Diego Championship (Video)


The Torrey Pines falcons led by Cornell bound Sean Doyle and Maryland bound Lucas Gradinger look for redemption against the La Costa Canyon Maveriks. The Maveriks under the leadership of head coach Jesse Foss have taken down the Falcons twice this season with the last meeting ending in triple overtime.

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)