St. Margaret’s junior Kevin Groeninger is the US Lacrosse Orange County boy’s lacrosse Player of the Year. Groeninger averaged nearly six points per game while racking up 127 points (64 goals, 63 assists) to lead the Tartans to their first county championship since 2015.  This year’s performance raised Groeninger’s career totals to 296 points (146g, 151a) with one year left to play before he graduates.

Servite coach Tom O’Leary was named Coach of the Year. O’Leary guided the Friars to the No.10 seed and an upset of No.7 San Clemente 9-8 in the first round of the playoffs.

Nick Tintle has been named Orange County boys lacrosse coach of the year. Tintle helped head coach Brian Dunn lead the Titans to their best season in team history. The Titans advanced to the county semifinals, which is the farthest the Titans have ever gotten.

Michael Walsh of Santa Margarita received the Bob Scott Award. According to uslacrosse.org, “This award recognizes a player in each Area who goes above and beyond in service to his team, school, and community. This player exemplifies the fundamentals of lacrosse, works hard to improve his game and is a leader both on and off the field.”

Below are the post season award recipients.

All American

  • Justin Cheng – Beckman
  • Quentin Buchman – Santa Margarita
  • Kevin Groeninger – St.Margaret’s
  • Hayden Rodenbeck – Servite
  • Ellis Geis – Foothill
  • Andrew Maita – St.Margaret’s
  • Josh Fox – Foothill
  • Kyle Cord – Corona Del Mar

All Academic

  • Robert Colley – Santa Margarita
  • Michael Chew – St.Margaret’s
  • Jake Brannon – San Clemente
  • Andy Shin – St.Margaret’s
  • Eric Fries – Corona Del Mar
  • Liam Nelson – San Clemente
  • Jacob Decano – Servite
  • Louie Fiacco – Great Oak

All-Chapter First team

Attack

  • Carson Spooner – Tesoro
  • Ellis Geis – Foothill
  • Kevin Groeninger – St.Margaret’s
  • Andrew Cumming – Foothill

Midfield

  • Josh Fox – Foothill
  • Quentin Buchman – Santa Margarita
  • Holden Evans – Trabuco Hills
  • Trevor Peay – St.Margaret’s

Short-Stick Defensive Midfield

  • Michael Chew – St.Margaret’s
  • Robert Colley – Santa Margarita

Long Stick Midfield

  • Matt Ury – Santa Margarita
  • Justin Cheng – Beckman

Defense

  • Hayden Rodenbeck – Servite
  • Landon Whitney – Corona Del Mar
  • Kenney Algeo – Foothill
  • Andrew Maita – St.Margaret’s

Goalie

  • Kyle Cord – Corona Del Mar

Faceoff

  • Miles Smart – Foothill
  • Stuart Pollard – St.Margaret’s

All-County Second Team

Attack

  • Eric Fries – Corona Del Mar
  • Jason Moreta – Tesoro
  • Ruben Santana – Santiago
  • Branden Wilson – San Clemente

Midfield

  • Koa Todd – St.Margaret’s
  • Wyatt Kayl – Foothill
  • Sean Sanchez – Great Oak
  • Liam Nelson – San Clemente

Short-Stick Defensive Midfield

  • Nico Vorzimer – St.Margaret’s
  • Connor Dean – Corona Del Mar

Long Stick Midfield

  • Andy Alverez – Trabuco Hills
  • Duke Ballard – St.Margaret’s
  • Ryan Perry – Tesoro

Defense

  • Jack Seals – Servite
  • Max Martinez – St.Margaret’s
  • Marcus Huerta – Tesoro
  • Ryan Sigal – Santa Margarita

Goalie

  • Zane Handy – St.Margaret’s

Faceoff

  • Jake Brannon – San Clemente
  • Max Cody – Beckman

All-Chapter Third Team

Attack

  • Andy Shin – St.Margaret’s
  • Rhett Farmer – Newport Harbor
  • Gave Benso – Santiago
  • Jonathan Gibson – Tesoro

Midfield

  • Tyler Payne – Trabuco Hills
  • Cole Brennan – Servite
  • Nick Parrino – Santa Margarita
  • Bobby Purcifull – Corona Del Mar

Short Stick Defensive Midfield

  • Michael Morsey – Mater Dei
  • Justin Pagett – Trabuco Hills

Long Stick Midfield

  • Ryan Binford – Mater Dei
  • Kenan Ressler – Corona Del Mar

Defense

  • AJ Schur – Tesoro
  • Dylan Hartanov – San Clemente
  • Garrett Olsker – Santa Margarita
  • Jason Garrett – St.Margaret’s

Goalie

Ethan Sepulveda – Foothill

Faceoff

  • Zach Harrick – Tesoro
  • Chris Totah – St.Margaret’s

Honorable Mention

Attack

  • Jason Kauo, Trabuco
  • Ed Shean, Los Alamitos
  • Jack Terrones, Servite
  • Jared Friesen, Trabuco
  • Tyler Wrightson, Santa Margarita
  • Tyler Krause, Yorba Linda
  • Garrett Kuntz, SMES
  • Zach Carter, Beckman
  • Jack Rogers, San Clemente
  • Sean Waterman, Mater Dei

Midfield

  • Conrad Hampson, SMES
  • Alec Paz, Servite
  • Zack Hardison, Yorba Linda
  • Aidan Goltz, Newport Harbor
  • Simon Hall, CDM
  • Michael Walsh, Santa Margarita
  • AJ Switzer, Trabuco
  • Troy Hofer, Foothill
  • Ben Hamilton, Santiago
  • Chase Taylor, Great Oak

Short Stick Defensive Midfield

  • Jack Wolfe, Santiago
  • Race Mooers, Newport Harbor

Long Stick Midfield

  • Kai Solomon, Santa Margarita
  • Will Miller, Servite

Defense

  • Colin Bowers, Great Oak
  • Caden Salkeld, Foothill
  • Will Campbell, Newport Harbor
  • Louie Fiacco, Great Oak
  • Joel Gomez, ETHS
  • Dylan Reynold, ETHS
  • Nick Fiola, Newport Harbor
  • Josh Carter, Beckman
  • Ashton Matthews, Yorba Linda

Goalie

  • Jacob Decano, Servite
  • Ryan Olsker, Santa Margarita
  • Matthew Pacheco, Segerstrom
  • AJ Sherer, ETHS
  • Augustine, Barajas, Valencia
  • Jason Bohlinger, Yorba Linda
  • Logan Yost, Santiago
  • Hunter Souza, Tesoro

Face-Off

  • Connor Carr, Santa Margarita
  • Charles Daniels, Servite
  • Michael Logan, Foothill
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