LCC 11 – Cathedral 8
La Costa Canyon wins 11-8 in a battle in the rain!!! Battling injuries and sickness the Mavericks had players step up all over the field!!! Mitch Likins made his first start of the season in cage while Caden Wadsworth made his first career start on attack finishing with two goals!!! Chris Shaddle stepped up huge taking every LSM run while Walter Trostler, Shane Cohen and Cade Ebbers were fantastic in the middle of the field. Flynn Hogan, Jaden Woodard and Cole Martin were fantastic on close defense all night. Noah Beacham was our catalyst finishing with 5 goals and 3 assists!! Younger brother Ben Beacham was huge as well with a hat trick!! It took a true team effort to earn a victory against a tough Cathedral team.
LCC 4 – Woodlands 10
Mavericks fall to our always tough rival from Texas, The Woodlands School, 10-4. Dominating defensive and goalie performance propelled Woodlands to a convincing victory.
LCC 17 – Kingwood 5
La Costa Canyon beats a tough visiting team from Texas, Kingwood, 17-5. Tied 3-3 after one quarter the boys needed some momentum and Senior Captain, Hunter Binney stepped up big time!! Man Down and no outlets available Binney took the ball coast to coast and scored his first career goal!!! Incredible play putting the ball in the top left corner. 11 saves, 4 groundballs and a goal for Hunter. Our other two Senior Captains were incredible in the win with Trey Kockler scoring a career high 4 goals and 3 assists while Heath Nilsen continued his success with 3 goals and 5 assists. Woodlands(TX) up next 7pm at home on Monday!!
LCC 15 – Rancho Bernardo 2
La Costa Canyon Mavericks beat visiting Rancho Bernardo Broncos 15-2. Midfielder Shane Cohen was outstanding all over the field putting up a Career High 4 goals(on 4 shots), 6 groundballs and 8/9 at the faceoff X!! Jacob Tauss added 3 goals and Heath Nilsen again had a monster night with 6 goals and 2 assists. Sophomore Defenseman, Flynn Hogan, had 4 caused turnovers and 3 groundballs to lead the defense to another strong effort!!
LCC 26 – Mission Hills 1
Mavericks win 26-1 over visiting Mission Hills. Emptying the bench with every member of the team earning playing time it was a great team victory for all of our boys with several first career goals including Case Wagstaff, Carson Craft, Cooped Durfee and Rob Zegras. Starting attack of Heath Nilsen(6 & 2), Luke Sillstrop(2 & 2) and Ben Beacham(4 & 2) combined for 18 points in the win.
LCC 18 – Santiago 4
La Costa Canyon wins home opener against the always tough Santiago Sharks 18-4. The away team came in and gave the Mavericks everything they could handle with the score of 6-4 after the first half. LCC went on a 12-0 run in the second half to finish strong. After letting up 3 goals in the first quarter LCC defense and Senior Captain Hunter Binney in cage only let up 1 goal in the following 36 minutes. The Beacham brothers combined for NINE goals; Ben Beacham scored 5 goals in his freshman debut while his brother Noah was right behind him with 4 goals!! 5 goals and 2 assists by Senior Captain and Quaterback of our offense, Heath Nilsen. Great team win!!!
2019 CIF Finals
LCC 4 – Torrey Pines 12
La Costa Canyon comes up short in Championship to Torrey Pines, 12-4. After an incredible season the Mavericks came so close to completing their goal of winning the championship but were stopped by a very tough Falcons team. La Costa Canyon finishes the season with a 15-6 record. Thank you to all of our extraordinary families and young men in our program for making this 2019 season such a special one!!! Special shoutout to all of our seniors, we will seriously miss you!!!
2019 CIF Semifinals
LCC 12 – La Jolla 7
Missing a starter at every position the Mavericks dug deep and played a fantastic game. True team effort to grind out a win against undefeated #2seed La Jolla!!! Next up is the CIF Open Division Championship on Saturday 5/18 at Del Norte High School at 7:30pm vs rival Torrey Pines
2019 CIF Quarterfinals
LCC 17 – San Marcos 5
La Costa Canyon blows past San Marcos 17-5 in a great team win!!! Led by senior Captain and Under Armour All American, JJ Sillstrop with 7 goals and 4 assists for 11 points!!! The second time he’s reached that total this season!!! Junior midfielder Jacob Tauss had another strong game with 3 goals and Sophomore Goalie, Mitch Likins was fantastic in cage with 8 saves and 5 GA.
LCC 14 – Canyon Crest Academy 2
Congratulations and a huge thank you to our 2019 senior class!!! 14-2 over CCA on senior night was a great team win!! An incredible group of young men on and off the lacrosse field they have done a great job of leading our program in their final year. Playoff brackets are out and the second season is upon us!!! 3 games left. Let’s finish strong!!! @willbell0 @bradyzegras_9 @jameslester3 @dane_mueller @austinvercoe
Thank you to James Bennett for making a video of the Senior Ceremony.
LCC 13 – La Jolla 4
GAMEDAY!!! 2nd game in our three day stretch!! Mavericks travel south to take on undefeated La Jolla. In a battle for playoff seeding Mavericks look to improve to 13-4 while La Jolla looks to stay unbeaten at 16-0. #2 vs #3 in San Diego!! Pictured is Senior Captain Jake Auger!!! Jake has 11 goals in his last two games on only 14 shots. The kid can’t miss!! #overhand#smooth #silky #flow @thejakeauger@wcgriffinslax
LCC 14 – Coronado 5
La Costa Canyon coasts to a 14-5 victory at Coronado. Always a beautiful backdrop/sunset when we play the Islanders!! Offense was led by our three Senior Attackman combining for 11 goals and 8 assists; Jake Auger, with 5 and 2, JJ Sillstrop and Alex Fairman with 3 goals and 3 assists each!! Both senior face off men, Brett Hardin and Joe Kagan were fantastic all night with Kagan also recording a goal!! @thejakeauger@jjsillstrop_5 @_alexfairman @koe_jagan @brett.hardin
Video by Mike Auger
LCC 12 – Torrey Pines 14
La Costa Canyon falls 12-14 to Torrey Pines in a battle! Back and forth all game long until the end where Torrey scored twice in the final minute to claim victory. Jake Auger was incredible on offense scoring 6 goals and adding 2 assists while fellow Senior Captain, JJ Sillstrop, had 2 goals and 2 assists. Sophomore Goalie, Mitch Likins, had 9 huge saves in his first career start!!! Looking forward to three straight games this week with Coronado Monday, La Jolla Tuesday and CCA Wednesday!!!
Video by Mike Auger
LCC 18 – Carlsbad 2
La Costa Canyon 18, Carlsbad 2. Great team win tonight in the battle for Carlsbad. Defense and our two goalies; Josh Rose and Mitch Likins, were outstanding all night holding Carlsbad to two goals. Offensively the Mavericks were led by a breakout performance by Junior Midfielder, Jacob Tauss, with 4 goals!!! Alex Fairman was tremendous at X with 3 goals of his own and 4 helpers. Faceoffs were key with Brett Hardin and Joe Kagan winning 21/24 draws!!! Torrey Pines up next on Friday 4/26.
LCC 8 – San Marcos 3
La Costa Canyon beats San Marcos 8-3 in a defensive battle!! 3 goals and 2 assists each for JJ Sillstrop and Jake Auger while Hunter Binney had 11 saves, 3 ground balls and 2 caused turnovers. Great team effort to grind out a win!! Next up is Carlsbad at Home Friday, JV at 5 and Varsity at 7.
Video by Mike Auger
LCC 8 – St. Ignatius 9
La Costa Canyon falls to #1 team on the west coast and ranked #16 nationally, St. Ignatius 9-8. The Wildcats got out to a 7-3 lead before the Mavericks went on a 5 goal run to go up 8-7 in the fourth, St. Ignatius scored two goals in the last two minutes to win 9-8. Extraordinary game by both teams!! Looking forward to playing this game every year!!
LCC 15 – Marin Catholic 9
La Costa Canyon Mavericks step up big in the second half to earn a 15-9 victory over a tough Marin Catholic squad!! Down 8-6 at half the Mavericks used a 9-1 second half to finish off the Wildcats. Senior Joe Kagan was crucial in the win scrapping at the faceoff X and doing whatever the team needed. Senior Captains JJ Sillstrop, 7 goals and 4 assists and Jake Auger, 3 goals and 4 assists were terrific on offense. Alex Fairman playing his first full game on Attack finished with a hat trick and an assist!!
LCC 6 – Foothill 7
JJ Sillstrop named UA All American
Under Armour, in conjunction with Corrigan Sports Enterprises and Inside Lacrosse, is thrilled to announce the first 11 boys and girls who have been selected to compete in the 14th-annual Under Armour All-America Lacrosse Games on June 29 at Johns Hopkins University’s historic Homewood Field. The girls’ game will get underway at 5:30 p.m., immediately followed by the boys’ game at 8:00 p.m.
The game’s participants, which will be announced in four waves of 11 players through the end of May, will be divided into North and South teams subsequent to the release of the final wave.
For more information on the 2019 event, visit UnderArmourLacrosse.com
LCC 25 – Mission Hills 0
LCC 11 – Cathedral Catholic 4
Mavericks walk away with an 11-4 victory over the visiting dons. Senior Captains JJ Sillstrop and Colin O’Connor were huge in the win with Sillstrop scoring 5 goals and O’Connor recording 12 groundballs and 11 caused turnovers!! Junior Captain, Hunter Binney, was incredible in cage with 14 saves!! Great team effort for LCC in the win over Cathedral. @jjsillstrop_5 @colinoconnor23 @hunter_binney @lcclacrosse@cchs_lacrosse
LCC 9 – Regis Jesuit 6
La Costa Canyon beats Regis Jesuit (CO) 9-6 in a battle. In an always tough game against our rival from Colorado the Mavericks got out to a big 7-1 halftime lead. Regis was tremendous in their comeback in the second half but outstanding goalie play by Hunter Binney in the second half resulted in
LCC 5 – Palos Verdes 6
Palos Verdes is always one of our toughest games. They are very well coached and it turns into a dog fight every year. This season was no different as we suffered a 6-5 loss. Our boys fought hard although battling a brutal stretch of sickness that spread throughout the team like wildfire causing us to have to cancel our next two games. 22 of 29 players sick with bronchitis, the flu, strep throat, and sinus infection.
LCC 17 – Poway 2
Mavericks take down rival Poway 17-2. Great team effort to dominate all aspects of the game! Team was led by our captains; on offense JJ Silstrop recorded 5 goals and 3 assists while Jake Auger added 4 goals. Colin O’Connor was stellar in the middle of the field with 8 groundballs, 6 caused turnovers and a goal and an assist!! Looking forward to a great week ahead with Palos Verdes(LA), Valor Christian(CO) and IMG Academy(FL)!!! @jjsillstrop_5 @thejakeauger@colinoconnor23 @lcclacrosse
LCC 9 – Proctor Academy 5
Thank you to three of our Alumni from the class of 2018; Tatum Durfee, Christian Estrella and Matt O’Donnell for coming out to support at last nights 9-5 win against Proctor Academy. Offense was led by Jake Auger with 4 goals and 2 assists and Alex Fairman with 3 and 1. Defensively we were led by great efforts from Austin Vercoe, 3 GBs & 3 CTs, Nico Meredith, 8 GBs & 2 CT’s and Colin O’Connor with 3 GBs & 3 CTs in his first half of play this season! Looking forward to a battle this Friday 7pm at home vs Poway! @tatumdurfee @mattod_25 @thejakeauger@_alexfairman @austinvercoe@nicomeredith @colinoconnor23 ? #4-0
Torrey Pines, La Costa boys again figure among section’s lacrosse elite
Since the CIF established an Open Division bracket for boys lacrosse in 2013, four of the six championships have been won by either Torrey Pines or La Costa Canyon (two apiece). The Falcons, coached by Jon Zissi are defending champions, having prevailed 7-5 over Coronado after rebounding from a 3-0 deficit in the title game. La Costa Canyon beat Coronado by one goal to capture the 2017 crown. The 2019 season got underway last week and those same two teams figure to be front and center when the championship is on the line in two months.
Seniors will be key to both squads and two of the best fourth-year standouts in the county are LCC forward JJ Sillstrop and Torrey Pines midfielder Porter Hollen. Sillstrop, a nearly unstoppable offensive force who will be playing at Denver University next year, scored 69 goals during his junior year while earning All-American and
“Nobody gets more attention from opposing defenses,” said LCC Head Coach Kevin Cooper about two-year team captain Sillstrop. “Last year, he handled it so well—he was incredible individually and does an outstanding job of getting teammates involved. His strengths? Really everything. He’s the straw that stirs our drink.”
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LCC 13 – Woodlands 8
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LCC 9 – Kingwood 8
LCC grinds out a tough win against Kingwood(TX) 9-8! JJ Sillstrop led the offense with 5 goals while
LCC 15 – Rancho Bernardo 0
Mavericks win 15-0. Outstanding team effort to open up our season at home under the lights!!! 15 goals by 9 different players the boys did a great job of sharing the ball. Paced by senior Captain, Jake Auger, with 3 goals and an assist. Defensively everyone had a great night led by junior
2017 Championship Game