Los Alamitos boys’ lacrosse will have a new look under head coach Tim Fox. After winning six Sunset League championships in seven seasons, the Griffins have not won league since 2014. Fox and company hope to return to the top of the increasingly competitive Sunset League this season.
Head Coach: Tim Fox (first year)
2016 season: 9-7, 5-3 in the Sunset League (second place); lost to San Clemente 14-4 in the first round of the CIF playoffs.
Schedule Highlights: Feb. 28 vs. Thousand Oaks (season opener) at 6 p.m. (home), March 4 vs. Corona Del Mar at noon (home), March 22 vs. Marina (league opener) at 6 p.m. (home), April 5 vs Newport Harbor at 7 p.m. (home), April 28 @ Newport Harbor (league finale) at 7 p.m. (away).
Players that return with honors: Bronson Ban (all-league first-team, junior, attack), Matt Fanelli (all-league second-team, senior, midfield), Cash Lopez (all-league honorable mention, senior, midfield).
What you should know:
Los Alamitos went 9-7 in 2016, and lost to San Clemente in the CIF playoffs by a score of 14-4.
The last time Los Alamitos made it past the first round of the playoffs was in 2012, when the Griffins beat El Toro by a score of 10-6.
The Griffins last won league in 2014, when the Griffins went a perfect 8-0 in the five team league.
Los Alamitos has never finished lower than second place in the Sunset League and has never missed the playoffs.
Last season marked the first time that the Griffins had more than two losses in the Sunset League.
The Griffins are the potential favorite that could dethrone reigning Sunset League champ Newport Harbor.
Los Alamitos is the last team to knock off Newport, beating the Sailors 19-9 at Los Alamitos High School on April 4, 2014.