13 LA Players Named 2017 US Lacrosse All-American

The US Lacrosse Greater LA Chapter announced 13 players were named 2017 US Lacrosse All-American, including six from two-time defending Southern Section champion Loyola and four from Palos Verdes.

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From Loyola, goalie earned All-American honors for the third consecutive season, becoming only the second three-time All-American selection from the LA area. Thacher defender J.J. Tshaykolo was named All-American in 2011, 2012 and 2013. Joining Theuer as a repeat selection was midfielder .

Senior LSM of Peninsula, senior attack of El Segundo and junior attack of Harvard Westlake were the only non-Loyola or Palos Verdes players selected as All-Americans. Both Phillips and Lund were All-Academic as juniors last season.

Rodriguez was one of only two juniors named All-American this season, along with Palos Verdes attack .

Loyola head coach was named Coach of the Year for the second year in a row, and Palos Verdes junior LSM was recipient of the Bob Scott Award — given to a “player [who] exemplifies the fundamentals of lacrosse, works hard to improve his game and is a leader both on and off the field” — while also being named All-Academic.

Ten players earned All-Academic honors from US Lacrosse, including repeat honoree of Mira Costa. Park and midfielder of Loyola were the only juniors on the All-Academic list.

2017 US Lacrosse All-American
Joseph Theuer, senior goalie, Loyola (third selection)
, senior midfielder, Loyola (second selection)
, senior attack, Loyola
Nicholas Mohler, senior defender, Loyola
Mason O’Hanlon, senior midfielder, Loyola
, senior defender, Loyola
, senior defender, Palos Verdes
, senior midfielder, Palos Verdes
, senior attack, Palos Verdes
, junior attack, Palos Verdes
, senior LSM, Peninsula
, senior attack, El Segundo
Paul Rodriquez, junior attack, Harvard Westlake

Coach of the Year
, Loyola

Bob Scott Award
, junior LSM, Palos Verdes

Josh Park, junior LSM, Palos Verdes
, senior goalie, Harvard Westlake
, senior defender, Royal
, senior attack, Santa Monica
, junior midfielder, Loyola
, senior defender, Mira Costa (second selection)
Jonathan (J.J.) Packer, senior midfielder, Mira Costa
Collin Ferrara, senior midfielder, Santa Monica
, senior attack, Mira Costa
, senior attack, Sierra Canyon