The Palos Verdes Sea Kings went 19-3 last season, losing their first two, then rattling off 19 consecutive wins before an overtime loss to Loyola in the US Lacrosse Southern Section North championship game. That final loss carried a significant sting, though, as it ended the PV carers of six seniors who are now playing NCAA lacrosse.
But PV is one of the deepest and consistently talented programs in the area, and while there are some big holes to fill, there are plenty of players competing to fill them.
Coach Jimmy Borell provided five things to know about the Sea Kings at this point in the school year, starting with an impressive summer vacation for two Sea Kings longpoles.
- Juniors Hart Swan and Josh Park went down to Nicaragua and helped out at Lacrosse The Nations for a week.
- Captain Matt Nagy is anchoring the offensive line for PV High football, along with starting QB Jake Nolls.
- Our 2017 captains, as voted on by their 2016 team, are Matt Nagy on defense and Jack Larkin and Austin Lowi at attack. We’ll probably add another player before the spring season.
- The Bay League will be playing a league tournament the last week before the playoffs to determine the outright Bay League champ.
- We have some big shoes to fill and a lot of key departures. Taft (Connecticut) transfer and Bucknell commit 2018 attackman Jack Collins and the Fry twins — sophomores Speed Fry and Kaiser Fry — from Loyola should help! We’re looking for the strong 2018 class to step up; we have a number of guys who need to fill the shoes of Jarrett Jones and Shayne Sharp on defense.
[Lacrosse The Nations eas co-founded by Palos Verdes defensive coordinator Brett Hughes.]