The LB Poly boys lacrosse team finished its first season as a CIF program with a 10-7 record, including two overtime wins (Birmingham 7-6, Esperanza 11-10), two shutouts (Westchester 14-0, LB Wilson 14-0), and four wins by 10 or more goals (Westchester 14-0, Jordan 18-3, LB Wilson 14-0, Valencia-Placentia 15-2).
The Jackrabbits were led by senior captain and goalie Tyler Lansdell (193 saves, .630 percentage) and sophomore midfielder Devin Koval (23 goals, 21 assists, 122 ground balls). Koval was named the team’s MVP at an awards banquet May 25, and Landsdell was named the Defensive Player of the Year. Last year, Lansdell was named both MVP and Most Improved.
The LB Poly offense was led by sophomore attackman Logan Kenny (27g, 18a, 57gb), freshman attackman Henry Pryor (29g, 6a, 33gb) and sophomore attackman Brett Navarro (13g, 13a, 54gb). Kenny was named Offensive Player of the Year.
The defense was led by senior Emmanuel Serrano (27gb), junior Pedro Roman (32gb), freshman Mathieu Mongeau (13gb) and freshman long-stick midfielder M.R. Cuellar (2g, 3a, 65gb). Serrano received the team’s Most Improved Award for 2017.
The Jackrabbits graduate three seniors: Lansdell (CSU-Long Beach), Serrano (Army), and Xavier Ortega (CSU-Long Beach). Ortega and attackman Augustine Gomez were honored with the team’s Hustle Hard Award.
LB Poly 2017 Awards
- Most Improved Award: Emmanuel Serrano
- Hustle Hard Award: Xavier Ortega (DM), Augustine Gomez
- Offensive Player of the Year: Logan Kenny
- Defensive Player of the Year: Tyler Lansdell (2016 Most Valuable Player, 2016 Most Improved Award, 2017 CIF Scholar Athlete Candidate)
- Most Valuable Player of the Year: Devin Koval
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