South dominates second half to win Adrenaline All-American Game
The Adrenaline All-American Game, played Saturday night in Mission Viejo, had everything you’d expect from an all-star game — highlight-reel finishes, slick stickwork, tremendous athletic ability and plenty of determination. In the end, the balance tipped in favor of the South squad, which surged ahead late in the third period and held off a North rally to post a 20-15 victory at Capistrano Valley HS.
In SLC D-I, the real playoff races might be for No. 3 seed
With about a month left in the regular season, it’s a good time to take a look at how the playoff races are shaping up in the Southwest Lacrosse Conference’s two divisions.
Fullerton’s Paul Morgan to play for Mexico in World Championships
The lacrosse world will turn it’s eyes to Denver this summer, when national teams from 38 countries descend on the Rockies for the FIL World Lacrosse Championships. Sharing the field with guys like Paul Rabil, Ned Crotty and Max Seibald will be a somewhat less familiar name, unless you follow the Southwestern Lacrosse Conference’s Division II.
Coaches vs. Cancer brings top MCLA teams to Palm Desert
Seven nationally ranked MCLA clubs — including defending champion and preseason No. 1 Colorado State and last year’s runner-up and current No. 2 Colorado — will compete this weekend in the first Lax Coaches vs. Cancer event, benefitting the American Cancer Society.
Aaron Loy sighting proves to be highlight of UCSB win at USC
UC Santa Barbara, ranked No. 6 in the MCLA preseason coaches’ poll, opened its season Saturday with a big win. But the on-field result over SLC opponent USC wasn’t the most significant development.
Concordia enters 2014 lacrosse season without longtime coach Will McMinn
Concordia University of Irvine, the defending SLC D-II champion, enters the 2014 season with a new coach. Will McMinn, who had coached Concordia for five seasons, left in December and is now coaching at Montreat College, an NAIA school in Black Mountain, N.C.
Bitter Lacrosse Oceana Lax Festival coming to Santa Barbara Jan. 25-26
Bitter Lacrosse is hosting its inaugural Oceana Lax Festival at the Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club this Jan. 25-26. With its Endless Summer-inspired tagline, “in search of the perfect game,” Bitter Lacrosse’s first California event will host six boys divisions and three girls divisions.
SoCal Lacrosse Family Raises Money, Awareness at Aaron Loy Lacrosse Shootout
The Southern California lacrosse family came together last Saturday at La Costa Canyon High School in San Diego for the Aaron Loy Lacrosse Shootout. Loy, a freshman lacrosse player at UCSB and 2013 graduate of La Costa Canyon, fell ill with Neisseria (bacterial) meningitis in November, and had his feet amputated in order to save his life after complications. The tournament, which featured 10 games with over 300 players ranging from 5th Grade to Grandmasters (40 plus), was organized by the La Costa Canyon lacrosse community in support of Loy and his family.
Adrenaline January events kick off in San Diego this weekend
January is a big month for Adrenaline Lacrosse, with three consecutive weekends of events in Southern California. This weekend (Jan. 3-5), the Adrenaline Challenge in San Diego kicks off the New Year. West Coast Starz tryouts will then be held the following weekend (Jan. 11-12), and LXM|ATS Los Angeles (Jan. 18-19) will cap off the month’s events.
USC lacrosse hires former Johns Hopkins star Chris Boland as head coach
It took more than six months, but the USC men’s lacrosse program finally has a new coach. The club’s executive board announced Dec. 20 that it has hired former Johns Hopkins attackman Chris Boland to lead the program.
VIDEO: US Lacrosse Orange County Clinics
In November, Team USA players visited San Clemente for a boys lacrosse clinic. This past weekend, San Clemente once again played host to a US Lacrosse clinic, this time a girls clinic coached by women’s national team players. MaxLaxOC was at both events, and captured some great footage.
Free Leverage Lacrosse Clinic Wednesday in Los Alamitos
Leverage Lacrosse is hosting a free boys lacrosse clinic Wednesday, Dec. 18, at Laurel Park in Los Alamitos. There will be two clinic sessions, first for beginners in Grades 1-5 from 4-4:50 p.m., followed by a U11-U15 clinic from 5-5:50 p.m.