Factory Select HS Wins Open at Sand Storm

Factory Select HS went 5-0 in pool play, then defeated LaxDawgs 17/18 and Blackhawks 17 on Sunday afternoon to win the High School Open division at the 2017 Sand Storm Lacrosse Festival.

Based out of the South Bay and made up largely of players from Palos Verdes High School, Factory Select HS outscored its opponents 54-26 in seven games. Their closest result was a 6-5 pool-play win over Victory SJC of Orange County on Saturday.

Congrats to the Factory HS crew for winning the HS open championship 🏆at Sandstorm! #bethebest

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Among the top players listed on the Factory Select HS roster were senior attack Austin Lowi (Palos Verdes/Jacksonville) and junior defender Kyle McBride (Palos Verdes/St. John’s).

Editor’s Note: We were informed that Lowi and McBride, though listed on the Factory roster, did not play in the tournament. Check out this link to see the entire posted roster.

After wrapping up Group C pool play at 5-0, Factory Select HS beat LaxDawgs of San Diego 5-3 in the semifinal and Blackhawks of Utah 8-4 in the title game.

The LaxDawgs had won Group D, going 5-0 and outscoring opponents 58-12 before being held to three goals against Factory. LaxDawgs featured committed players Jake Brophy (Coronado/Holy Cross) in the midfield and Nate McPeak (Eastlake/Syracuse) in goal.

The Blackhawks had won Group A, also going 5-0, then beat Pool B winner 951 Lacrosse of Temecula and Murrieta Valley in the semifinals.