Courtesy of MaxLaxOC
(Courtesy of MaxLaxOC)
Beckman Defender, Lizzy Burnett has been selected to the US Lacrosse - Orange County National High School Tournament Team. She, along with 21 other Orange County High School players will travel to Stony Brook University in New York this May to represent Orange County in the tournament. Lizzy will also have the opportunity to attend the NCAA Woman's Lacrosse semi-final, and Championship games.
Lizzy was selected by Coach Tim to represent Beckman High School at this year's National Team Try-outs. Coach Hick (National Team Coach) said, "Last year we were fortunate enough to win our bracket, and therefore, will be playing in a more competitive bracket this year." We hope to have the same success this year and I know we have the talent here in Orange County.
Congratulations to Lizzy!
After one full week of play, Esperanza was the big mover and shaker in the girls’ lacrosse coaches poll. The Aztecs moved all the way from No. 18 to No. 13 after defeating two higher ranked opponents in the first week of play.
Aliso Niguel fell to the Aztecs first, by a score of 8-7. Two nights later Esperanza defeated Los Al 5-4 in another low-scoring, one-goal game showing that the Aztecs may be for real this season.
Further up the ladder, Mater Dei, Foothill, and St. Margaret’s maintained their positions as the Top 3 teams in Orange County. Despite playing only one game, Santa Margarita moved up to No. 4 from No. 7. Trabuco Hills rounded out the Top 5..
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Beckman girls’ lacrosse head coach Tim Duchene announced that junior Carly Tobias, and seniors Taylor Stern, Layne Takahash, and Molly Allen were named captains of the 2018 Patriots.
“All four of our captains are gifted lacrosse players and scholar-athletes,” Duchene said by email. “They have unique skill sets and personalities that complement each other and bring out the best in themselves and their teammates.”
Tobias (left above), a junior midfielder, is a three-year varsity player. She played for the OC National Tournament Teams as a freshman and sophomore. She was first-team Pacific Coast All-League in 2016 and 2017 and is committed to play at D2 Lindenwood University in St. Louis. “Carly is tireless and works diligently to continually improve,” Duchene said.
Stern, a returning captain, is a senior midfielder and a four-year varsity player. She scored 100 points last year while earning first-team All PCL honors for the second consecutive year. She was a member of the 2016 Orange County National Team. Stern is committed to play at San Diego State University next year. “Taylor is a competent and confident player with natural ability and a drive to excel,” Duchene said.
Takahash is a senior attacker and three-year varsity player as well as a scholar-athlete throughout high school. “We have the utmost confidence in Layne, with her keen offensive insight, and are truly excited to see her thrive in her new role as co-captain!” said Duchene.
Allen, a senior defender, is a second-year captain and three-year varsity player. She was first-team All PCL and first-team All-County in 2017. “We rely heavily on her defensive presence and continue to expect great things from her this season!” said Duchene.
Tom grew up in Upstate NY playing ice hockey and eventually box Lacrosse. He has an engineering degree from SUNY Buffalo and an MBA from Syracuse. In his day job, he’s a real estate developer with projects around the country, and president of a frozen foods company in KC. Toms been coaching women’s lacrosse in OC for 15 years, at Pioneer, Beckman, Sage Hill and CdM before returning to Beckman this season. He’s also coached TeamOC, OCStarz, XTeam and the OC/LA team at the Women’s National Tournament. Currently, Tom is senior women’s game trainer with the national staff of the US Lacrosse Coach Development Program, training coaches nationwide during the off season. Tom and Barb raised a grow son and daughter through Pioneer, Beckman and NCAA lacrosse programs and both are now successful professionals. After five years of finding it difficult to get excited about the other teams Tom has coached, Barb is thrilled to be returning to the Beckman parents sidelines and booster club activities for every game in 2018.