Junior goalie Zach Tripp of league-champion Agoura was named Most Valuable Player on the 2018 All-Marmonte League Lacrosse team in a vote of the league’s coaches. Tripp leads a list of seven Chargers named to the first- or second-team lists, six of them underclassmen.
Agoura coach Sean Lindsay was named the league’s Coach of the Year after leading the Chargers (15-6) to their first league championship and a second consecutive appearance in the US Lacrosse LA Boys semifinals. In that semifinal game, an 8-3 loss to eventual champion Loyola, Tripp recorded 13 saves.
Tripp anchored a defense that surrendered double-digit goals only twice in 21 games, none in Marmonte League play. The Chargers allowed an average of only 6.5 goals per game in posting a 9-1 league record. That league record included two victories over Westlake, a team the Chargers hadn’t beaten in their last 12 meetings. After Agoura held off a late Westlake rally for a 10-9 road win on March 23, coach Lindsay had high praise for his keeper.
“Zach is the best goalie in the state of California, hands down,” Lindsay said. “I’d have him in the cage over any other kid. When he’s on, and he’ seeing it, he’s a game-changer for us. We needed him to play big for us, and that’s exactly what he did.”
Joining Tripp on the all-league squad were first-teamers Douglas McCarthy (junior, attack), Cooper Isaacs (senior, LSM) and Sebastian Bernt (junior, defender), and second-teamers Gage Garrison (junior, attack), Tyler Whitney (junior, midfield) and Jackson Spar (junior, defender). Additionally, sophomore attack Bo Conrad and senior defender Daniel Felton received honorable mention.
Oaks Christian had six players named to the All-Marmonte first team, and three more named to the second team. Westlake and Thousand Oaks each had four players honored, and Newbury Park and Calabasas each had one.
2018 All-Marmonte League Lacrosse
Most Valuable Player Zach Tripp Goalie Agoura Jr. First Team Cort Rogers Attack Oaks Christian Sr. Nick Reilly Attack Westlake Jr. Douglas McCarthy Attack Agoura Soph. Nick Riggio Midfield Thousand Oaks Sr. Mikey Spaeth Midfield Oaks Christian Jr. Joshua Shoop Midfield Newbury Park Sr. Cooper Isaacs LSM Agoura Sr. Tommy Redell Defense Oaks Christian Sr. Sebastian Bernt Defense Agoura Jr. Paul Ginzinger Defense Oaks Christian Sr. James Vils Goalie Oaks Christian Sr. Matt Parham Face-off Thousand Oaks Sr. Jack Lenthall SSD Midfield Oaks Christian Jr. Second Team Cade Rogers Attack Oaks Christian Soph. Duke Cohen Attack Westlake Sr. Gage Garrison Attack Agoura Jr. Tyler Whitney Midfield Agoura Jr. Nick Ditto Midfield Thousand Oaks Soph. Connor Kuhl LSM Westlake Sr. Will Vangelos Defense Calabasas Sr. Jackson Spar Defense Agoura Jr. Rob Garcia Defense Oaks Christian Sr. Alex Fortunato Goalie Thousand Oaks Sr. Jacob Martin Face-off Westlake Soph. Parker Frautschi SSD Midfield Oaks Christian Jr. Coach of the Year Sean Lindsay, Agoura Honorable Mention Seth Hall Midfield Newbury Park Nate Lenthall SSD Midfield Oaks Christian Drew Conlon Attack Thousand Oaks Jackson Wells Attack Newbury Park Seamus O'Brien Attack Westlake Bo Conrad Attack Agoura Ian Drescher Attack Calabasas Spencer Whinery Attack Thousand Oaks Cole Korcheck Midfield Calabasas Billy Segal Midfield Newbury Park Blake Roper Face-off Newbury Park Walker Koch Midfield Calabasas Jake Herren Face-off Oaks Christian Danny Brandolino Defense Westlake Luke Smiley Defense Thousand Oaks Daniel Felton Defense Agoura