Cranston Named MCLA Player of the Month and More College News

With so many Orange County high school lacrosse players moving on to play MCLA and Division 1, Division 2, and Division 3 NCAA lacrosse it is not easy keeping up with everyone, but here is our best effort for to keep you up to date with some recent news.

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Jack Cranston formerly of Santa Margarita Catholic High School and now a Colorado University Buffalo was named the MCLA Player of the Month. Jack’s performance helped Colorado start their season with victories over 3 top 15 ranked teams. He contributed six points (2G, 4A) against Chapman, scored six points (5G, 1A) against Boston College, and had an eight point (2G, 6A) game against Texas.

Dakota Rohlin (Great Oak High School) picked up a goal for the Jacksonville University Dolphins against Robert Morris University and an assist against the Air Force Academy.

Michael Ortlieb (Corona del Mar High School) made seven saves for the Holy Cross Crusaders in their 11-9 loss to No. 19 Fairfield University last week.

Dylan Acevedo (Mater Dei High School), a 2013 Capital One Academic All-District First Team selection won 16 of his 26 faceoffs for the Dominican University Penguins in their game against Pfeiffer University earlier in the month.

Michael Traub (Aliso Niguel High School) scored a goal for the MIT Engineers in their game against Amherst in Clearwater, FL.

Erik Adamson scored a goal for the Denver Pioneers in their Big East win over Rutgers.

Timothy Francis (Huntington Beach High School) recorded five goals, one assist and one ground ball for the Carthage College Red Men in a game against Defiance University last week. Jared Farrell (El Toro High School) had four goals and a ground ball for the Red Men in a game against the Milwaukee School of Engineering yesterday.

Jonathon Kassity’s (San Clemente High School) long range snipe provided the difference in Whittier College’s 8-7 win over Eastern University. Kassity’s high school teammate Aaron Self scored two goals. Nathan Kleponis (Foothill High School) turned away eight shots from between the pipes.

Garrett Parsons (Santa Margarita) and Johnny Gavin (La Costa Canyon but and OC boy at heart) experienced an I-was-there story they’ll be sharing for many years when they and the rest of the Mercer University Bears lacrosse team attended the Mercer upset of Duke University in the first round of the NCAA basketball tournament. The University picked up the tab for the lacrosse team to leave a day early for their game to High Point University on Saturday so they could support the basketball team in nearby Raleigh, NC on Friday. The lacrosse team brought the good karma to High Point on Saturday where they had a nice comeback 10-9 win to move into first place in the Atlantic Sun conference.