Cristian Quiroa of Thousand Oaks Commits to D3 St. Mary's

Senior LSM/D Cristian Quiroa of Thousand Oaks has committed to play lacrosse at St. Mary’s of Maryland, becoming the eighth member of Team West Coast’s 2016 roster to commit to an NCAA program and the 10th to publicly announce his college plans.

New Thousand Oaks coach Michael Delabar, in looking ahead to the spring season recently, said, “Cristian Quiroa at LSM will be everywhere on the field.”

Quiroa also played club ball for Delabar and former T.O. coach Tyler Gilbert with the Prolific Lacrosse club.

At St. Mary’s, Quiroa will join Team West Coast teammate Erich Wuesthoff, a midfielder from Newbury Park. Other committed players from Team West Coast include: Palos Verdes middie Mikey Booth (Roanoke) and goalie Connor Jongewaard (Connecticut College); Newbury Park LSM Skylar Jimenez (Cleveland State); and Chaminade middie Ryan Oaks (Ohio Wesleyan) and defenseman Cole Millard of Chaminade; and Cate School attack Cole Brennan.

T.O. Middie Alex Ditto Picks Colorado

Last month, Thousand Oaks senior midfielder Alex Ditto decided on the University of Colorado, where he will play for the Buffaloes’ highly regarded MCLA team. Last spring, Colorado went 17-5 and lost 9-8 in the championship game of the MCLA national tournament.

Delabar said he expects Ditto to anchor T.O.’s midfield this spring.

TWC midfielder Jack Jensen, a three-year varsity player for Newbury Park, plans to play MCLA ball at Boise State.