A New OC Tradition

The growth of lacrosse is creating a new Orange County tradition. The college coaches and players call it Fall Ball. We call it Reunion Weekend.

Many colleges culminate Fall Ball workouts with tournaments and scrimmages in October before taking a break to get ready for the Spring season. For the players, these games are a chance to gauge their preparation for college competition and maybe catch up with an old high school friend or rival. For parents, the games are the perfect excuse to go visit junior for the first time since dropping him off in August or September, and for the freshman parents, the excitement is particularly acute. It’s an opportunity to see their son in his new uniform for the first time, visit the locker room, meet the teammates, and hopefully see their son get some time on the field.

One thing is for certain, the social media will be buzzing on Reunion Weekend. Here is a sampling of some of our favorite pictures that we came across this weekend.

Colorado State's Chase Warner (Tesoro High School) and Denver's Scott McGowan (St. Margaret's) exchange greetings after Saturday's scrimmage.
Colorado State sophomore Chase Warner (Tesoro High School) and Denver University sophomore Scott McGowan (St. Margaret’s) exchange greetings after Saturday’s scrimmage.

 

Michael Senecal gathers with his new Northern Arizona teammates
Michael Senecal (Santa Margarita Catholic High School) gathers with his new Northern Arizona teammates

Hayden Ruiz will be wearing No. 39 for the Boston University Terriers.
Hayden Ruiz will be wearing No. 39 for the Boston University Terriers.

 

Yale junior Michael Keasey (Corona del Mar High School) poses with his Eli classmates.
Yale junior Michael Keasey (Corona del Mar High School) poses with his Eli classmates.

 

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Wearing number 49 for the High Point Panthers: Peyton Garrett (San Clemente High School)!

 

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Some things never change. Ravi Dhouni (left) preying upon and corrupting the innocent and unsuspecting.

 

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