Thursday, March 29, 2012

Rumor: SI will play Monte Vista at the Langkammerer?will

Speculation is rampant, but no official word has arrived. Will the Langkammerer schedule change? Will SI play Monte Vista at this year's Langkammerer? Inquiring minds want to know!

As pure guesswork, I can't see SI, as tournament host, giving up their games against Brophy Prep, an Arizona Jesuit school or, for that matter, giving up a game against San Clemente and its well regarded coach, Glen Miles. If something were to change, it would have to be SI's scheduled game against Marin Catholic, in my opinion. Of course, this is all opinion – I don't have any actual facts - but with Marin Catholic and Monte Vista being separated by only a point in LaxPower's computer rating service, what's the dif? Why change the schedule (if, in fact, the schedule is changing) to give up MC to play MV? It seems inscrutable to me. Anybody have any info? Send in a comment.

Addendum: LaxPower's scheduling lists now have both SI and MV showing a match between these two schools on 4/12. My guess would be that SI isn't happy about this. After all, they're the host and like all good hosts they try to give all the teams a shot at other strong teams at the event. SI forewent a game against Corona Del Mar, so that other Langkammerer participants would face a terrific Sea Kings team. They had planned to forego a match against Monte Vista so that other teams could play the Mustangs. You know, good manners and all....

I have a feeling this will be an "interesting" game.

Lax Magazine releases West Boys' Regional Update

Lax Magazine, the official publication of US Lacrosse, released a West Boys' Regional Report yesterday. Their Top 10 Western teams include three from NorCal – SI, SRV, and MV. Coaches Chris Packard of SI and Peter Worstell of SRV are quoted in the article. Players mentioned include: Chad Cohan, Joe Lang, JW McGovern, Michael Tagliaferri, and Patrick Worstell.

You can read the whole thing at:

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Top flight teams at Langkammerer

The Jerry Langkammerer Invitational has always been a fine tournament, but this year Coach Packard has outdone himself in putting together an exceptional group of teams. In fact, 8 of the 9 teams participating have Power ratings of 90 or above, and 6 of the nine teams competing in the Langkammerer are in the top 100 teams in the country, according to LaxPower's computer ranking system.

Yes, I know that the season is young and that more East Coast schools will creep into the top 100 and that may come at the expense of some attendees at the Langkammerer, but this is today and here are LaxPower National Rankings for the top 6 teams attending the big NorCal tournament:
• #6 St. Ignatius
• #19 Monte Vista
• #24 Corona Del Mar
• #32 Brophy Prep
• #62 Marin Catholic
•#76 San Clemente

and the 3 other attending teams – Bellarmine, Menlo, and Serra aren't chopped liver. On any given day, they could give any of the top six a run for their money. This is a fabulous field of teams!

Lacrosse fans with a little flexibility in their work schedules would be well advised to head over to J.B. Murphy and Jim Lucey fields on Thursday 4/12 or Friday 4/13, and J.B. Murphy and Boxer Stadium on Saturday 4/15 to see the best aggregation of High School teams ever to play at one venue in NorCal Lacrosse history!

Alcatraz Outlaws announce 2 rosters

The Alcatraz Outlaws recently released rosters for the summer of 2012. One team will consist of 2013 graduates and the other will be made up of 2014-2015 graduates. Here are the rosters as posted on the Outlaws website:

2013 Roster

Wiley OsbourneAttackMenlo School
Jack McCormackAttackDe La Salle
Duncan CummingsAttackMarin Academy
Andrew SimorAttackMonte Vista
Jerome RigorAttackFoothill
Spencer EvansMidfieldSt Ignatius
Michael BarbierMidfieldFoothill
Will MonteroMidfieldDe La Salle
Chad BellMidfieldSt Ignatius
Ryan EllisMidfieldPiedmont
Cullen VinceletteMidfieldSt Ignatius
Briton BargeMidfieldRedwood
David FlemingMidfieldSt Ignatius
Jack McGovernDefenseSt Ignatius
Ian NuzumDefenseLehigh
Charlie FordDefenseSt Ignatius
David StackDefenseUrban School
JJ NtshaykoloDefenseThacher School
Riley BurkeDefenseSt Ignatius
Tommy ReigelmanDefenseDe La Salle
Cam BowlbyGoalieSan Ramon Valley
Will ErnstGoalieSF University

2014-2015 Roster

NamePositionSchool / Grade
Frankie HattlerAttackSacred Ht Prep – ’14
Patrick TracyAttackRedwood ’14
Chris HillAttackMarin Catholic ’14
Robbie SternAttackAccalanes ‘ 14
Liam MullinAttackSan Ramon Valley ‘ 15
Joe LangMidfieldSt Ignatius ’14
Joe ReidMidfieldCasa Grande ’14
Sean MayleMidfieldSacred Ht Prep ’14
Jon GibbsMidfieldRedwood ’14
Josh WellmanMidfieldOak Ridge ’14
Brian WhiteMidfieldSacred Ht Prep ’14
Dexter EichorstMidfieldMarin Academy ’14
Peter TagliafarriMidfieldSan Ramon Valley ’14
Doug StrazzaDefenseDe La Salle ’14
Cole SteigerwaldDefenseSt Ignatius ’14
Aran RobertsDefenseSan Ramon Valley ’14
Liam BourkeDefenseRedwood ’14
Nicko SouzaDefenseSan Ramon Valley  ’14
Ben SappioDefenseMiramonte ’14
Mitch OlingerDefenseDe La Salle ‘ 15
Cyrus ScottGoalieSt Ignatius  ’14

Congratulations to these terrific players! To learn more about the Outlaws, go to: