La Costa Canyon standout fueled by lacrosse DNA


La Costa Canyon’s JJ Sillstrop (center) has committed to 2015 NCAA champion University of Denver. (Bill Wechter)
By Don Norcross

March 20, 2018

At the Sillstrop residence in Encinitas, rumored to be hidden somewhere are black and white pictures of father Jody with lacrosse stick in hand at Torrey Pines High. There might even be color photos from Jody’s San Diego State lax days.

“He says he has VHS tapes,” said JJ Sillstrop, Jody’s son. “I’ve yet to see them.”

JJ is a junior at La Costa Canyon High. JJ (short for Joseph James) led the Mavericks in scoring last season as a sophomore, impressive considering the Mavericks won the Open Division with a team featuring eight starting seniors.