2016 Boys Preseason Top 20: Team Number 9

Our 2016 boys lacrosse pre-season Top 20 countdown continues!  As a reminder, these pre-season rankings were determined via a voting process that included various friends of MaxLaxOC with knowledge of lacrosse in the area. After the first full week of play, we will open the polls to everyone and let the fans determine the Top 20. The MaxLaxOC.com Top 20 has no bearing whatsoever on playoff seedings. The first US Lacrosse/coaches’ poll, which will factor into playoff seedings will be released the week of March 28.

9. Great Oak

2015 Record: 10-8 overall, 4-0 Southwestern League
Coaching Staff: Karl Rohlin (head coach), Gary Dizon (JV head coach), Garrison Dizon and Ted Weinrich (freshmen coaches)
Key Player Losses: Alexander (Sally) Cunningham
Key Player Returners: Jacob Yordy (LSM), Tyler Palmer (D), Justin Barragan (LSM), Louie Fiacco (D), Kendall Dizon (G), Adam Utter (A), Chase Taylor (A), Zach Fruehe (A)
Schedule Highlights: San Clemente, JSerra, all Top 10 games

Coach’s outlook:

Some of my players are beginning to believe what they are reading. When that happens, they stop proving it. I need all of my players to prove how good “WE” are from start to finish of this season. Therefore, I am just going to say that “WE” are looking forward to meeting some of you in the playoffs this year.

Winners are defined by their performance on the field, not the score at the end of the game. Play with an unyielding desire to win every time you step on the field, and you will be defined as a winner more time than not. “WE” play to win from start to finish, no matter what!

The previous rankings can be found here:

Teams No. 16-20
Teams No. 11-15
Team No. 10