MaxLaxOC.com has confirmed that former El Toro High School star Mike Ansel has been named head lacrosse coach at his alma mater, California State University Fullerton. Ansel was assistant varsity coach at Santa Margarita Catholic High School in 2013 and prior to that was assistant varsity coach at Tesoro High School. Ansel, a 2005 graduate of EL Toro, has been a fixture of on the local lacrosse scene for many years now. He earned All League and All County honors in high school before moving on to become the most prolific scorer in CSU Fullerton and Southwest Lacrosse Conference Division 2 history. Ansel scored 296 points while in college and was named SLC offensive player of the year three times. He was also named All American three times and nominated for MCLA National Player of the year.
Ansel began coaching at the youth level while still at CSU Fullerton and began working with many of the local high school players, with whom he is widely popular, when they were in grade and middle school. He is currently head coach and program director for Rip City Lacrosse. Rip City won the championship at the LA Watts Summer Games and will be competing in the U19 Division at the Tribz Lacrosse Showcase at the Great Park in Irvine August 3-4.
Ansel takes over a Titans lacrosse program that finished with 2013 with a 15-5 overall record and 4-1 in SLC play. They fell just short of a trip to the nationals when the lost to Concordia in the SLC championship game.