Boys Lacrosse Preview: Newport Harbor

Newport Harbor boys’ lacrosse, the two-time defending Sunset League champions, have not lost a league game since April 2014.  With four First Team All-Leaguers returning, the Sailors are a three-peat threat.

Coach: Mark Todd (seventh season)

2016 season: 10-7, 8-0 in the Sunset League (first place); lost to Trabuco Hills 13-2 in the first round of the CIF playoffs.

Schedule Highlights: Feburary 25 vs. Servite (season opener) at Estancia High School, March 14 @ Foothill (away), March 17 @ Huntington Beach (Sunset League opener, away), March 24 vs. Corona Del Mar (Battle of the Bay) at Estancia High School, April 5 @ Los Alamitos (away), April 19 vs. Edison (first game at Newport Harbor), April 28 vs. Los Alamitos (Sunset League finale) at Newport Harbor High School (home).

Players that return with honorsKyle Duffy (all-league first-team, senior, attack), Pat Lynch (all-league first team, senior, attack), Alex Pearce (all-league first-team, senior midfield), Chandler Pearce (all-league first-team, senior midfield),  Race Mooers (all-league honorable mention, junior face-off specialist).

What you should know:

The Sailors have never missed the playoffs under head coach Mark Todd.

The Sailors have won 22 consecutive league games dating back to 2014. The Sailors’ last league loss came on April 4, 2014, when Los Alamitos beat Newport Harbor 19-9 at Los Alamitos High School.

The Sailors hope to improve upon last season’s disappointing first-round loss to Trabuco Hills.

The Sailors will be playing a majority of their home games at Estancia High School, but according to an article from the Los Angeles Times, the Sailors’ home field is slated to be finished on April 17, the first day after spring break.

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