“It was an awesome weekend for the Mad Dog program,” coach Steve Lane said. “We had a vision about two years ago of where we could take this program, and now it’s really starting to take effect, and in our eyes, it’s really just the beginning.”
Lane, who coaches at Chaminade Prep in West Hills, previously ran West Coast Lacrosse. Last January West Coast Lacrosse merged with Mad Dog Lacrosse to form Mad Dog Los Angeles and provide a boost to an already strong Mad Dog West regional program.
“We had two very strong programs that individually had created cultures where high-level training, developing young men and women of character and putting players in challenging tournaments were the best ways to an accelerated learning curve and preparation for the next level,” Lane said via email. “As we realized we had similar goals and foundations, the merger just made perfect sense.”
Earlier this fall, the Mad Dog West U-13 team — made up of players from the Classes of 2023 and 2024 — was ranked No. 4 in the nation in the Nissan World Series of Youth Lacrosse/Inside Lacrosse 13U World Rankings. That team will compete in the WSYL’s West Regional Qualifier at Irvine Great Park on Feb. 17-18.
The Mad Dog West 2023 Boys went 5-0 to claim their division, outscoring opponents 56-12 and beating the Utah Hoppers 2023 9-2 in Sunday’s title game.
The Mad Dog West 2024 Boys were even more dominant, outscoring opponents 86-6 in winning six games. The Mad Dog West 2025/26 Boys went 5-0, posting two shutouts and goal-differential of 60-4.
“This is less than a year later,” Lane said, referring to the merger, “and the results of this weekend are a great indicator of the future we had envisioned. We still have a lot of work to do, but this definitely was a major step in the right direction. Mad Dog is doing a lot right now, coast to coast, and the dedication and support we have from our players, parents and staff and direction from our president, Tommy Duerr, are all part of the positive strides making it happen. This is a true family, and I’m extremely proud to be part of it.”
Oceanside Hustle Scores
Mad Dog West 14, Patriots Lacrosse 2023 0
Mad Dog West 12, Texas 2023 3
Mad Dog West 10, 3d Southland 2023 2
Mad Dog West 11, 3d NorCal 2023 5
Mad Dog West 9, Utah Hoppers 2023 2
Mad Dog West 2024 18, ADVNC Sacramento 2024 1
Mad Dog West 2024 14, 3d Oregon 2024 0
Mad Dog West 2024 15, Aces OC 2024/2025 1
Mad Dog West 2024 13, ADVNC SF 2024 1
Mad Dog West 2024 11, ADVNC SF 2024 1
Mad Dog West 2024 15, Aces OC 2024/2025 2
Mad Dog West 2025 10, ADVNC SF 2025 0
Mad Dog West 2025 17, Islanders 25/26 0
Mad Dog West 2025 13, 3d San Diego 2025 1
Mad Dog West 2025 12, RC 2025/26 1
Mad Dog West 2025 8, ADVNC SF 2025 3