Yes they really were playing high school lacrosse in Orange County a quarter century ago, and believe it or not some of the coaches are still around.  The uniforms have changed a bit, the tv graphics have progressed, and some might even say that the speed of the game has picked up a little.  All that said, thank you very much to the pioneers who helped make the game what it is today.  And special thanks to Scott Grubert of the Orange County Ducks for sharing this video.


  1. Blast from the past. I was the terribly nervous goalie for THHS in this game. We had never played at night, much less had our games filmed – still was a great time. To quote a friend playing defense in that game “I can’t believe our shorts were ever that short.” And apparently I thought cutting my jersey looked really cool.

    I’m thrilled to see the sport growing in California. Back then, people asked me if my goalie stick was a butterfly net. Now I see it everywhere and I’m happy to be involved with my own son’s lacrosse journey.

    The word “pioneer” sure does make me feel old, but it’s appreciated. The real people to thank were the coaches such as Mitch Fenton, Glen Miles, Scott Gruber, Peter Pallad and all the others who worked tirelessly to get Lacrosse off the ground in OC.

    Keep playing and promoting this beautiful game.


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