Players to Watch: Senior Attacks

The list of top-level senior attacks in the L.A. and Ventura region gets longer every year, making it increasingly difficult to single out the three to feature. For that reason, we nearly went four or even five deep in our list.

While it’s hard to imagine leaving some of these guys out, we ultimately stuck to our guns — three per position per grade.

With that said, here are the senior attacks to watch in 2016:

, Westlake

The 2015 Marmonte League co-MVP and a US Lacrosse All-American, Reilly totaled 92 points as a junior (65 goals, 27 assists) in helping Westlake (16-2) reach the semifinals of the US Lacrosse North bracket. He is equally dangerous with the ball in his stick as he is finding open space or cutting off-ball. He is committed to NCAA Division I Jacksonville.

, Palos Verdes

One of the most dynamic and versatile offensive players in the area, Smith has been named first-team All-Bay League three times in three varsity seasons. He has scored 81 career goals and recorded 91 assists. If need be, he can rotate up to midfield and initiate downhill, and he won 64 percent of his faceoff draws as a freshman and sophomore.

, Loyola

Smith is another Swiss-army-knife player, lining up at attack when he’s not facing off for the Cubs. As a junior, he was named first-team All-Mission League, US Lacrosse All-American and Loyola’s offensive MVP. He has 98 career goals and 55 assists entering his senior season. He plans to play at NCAA D-III Connecticut College.

Also worth watching: Chasen Colter, Newbury Park; Preston Faecher, Redondo Union (committed to Maryland); Peter Pina, Culver City; Brandon Sattler, Royal; Koby Tseng, Peninsula; Aidan Westley, Palos Verdes (committed to MIT).

Who did we miss? Hit us up in the comments below or on Twitter (@maxlaxla) and let us know.

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  1. Hey Jim…thanks. You’ve always been good to Rizal and I appreciate it. Some accolades of which you are probably not familiar: Yes, 3 years 1st Team All Bay League, PV High Rookie of the Year (Freshman), Led league in F/O % (Freshman), PV Offensive MVP (Soph), led team in assists (soph), led league in F/O% (I think,Soph), CIF 2nd Team All-Area (soph), Attackman of the Year (Jr.), led team in assists (Jr), set PV High Career Assist Record (Jr), Captain (Senior). Additionally, all 3 players you mentioned played together on the phenomenal 2016 Los Angeles Lazers Club team (started by Scott Hochstadt) along with: Preston Faecher, Kobe Tsing, Liv Bar, Chasen Colter (7th grade), Jack Doyle, Phillip Thompson, Zane Crandell, Brenden Eagan, Caleb Smith, Max Neblina, Jarrett Jones, Shane Sharp, Petey Henkhaus, John Van Sickle, Conner Jongawaard, Adam Enemoto, Hayden Frye, Aidan Westley, Mikey Booth, and there may be others to whom I apologize if I forgot to mention you. That was some kind of special team that won 7 or 8 tournaments in a row and is a who’s-who of southern California’s very good and elite players. They continued to play together even after Jarrett Jones, Preston Faecher and were moved up to Lazers Elite as Freshmen. Thanks Jim

    • That is an impressive Lazers lineup, Ron, and an impressive resume for Rizal. Looking forward to one more season watching him and all these seniors play. Thanks.

  2. Jimmy Faecher was their coach and he consistently got great play out of those guys. We all really miss that team.

  3. Tristan frank- all star attackmen out of Brentwood California. On the Merlot line, one of the most prestigious achievements one can attain.

  4. Like to see Aidan Westley on the list; top scorer as a Jr Attack for PV high.
    We are very proud of him.

    • He’s a tremendous player – and a tremendous student, with the MIT acceptance. Enjoy watching him play. Had to make some tough decisions to choose three to feature. Some great kids were left to the “others” list. Looking forward to seeing all these seniors make one more trip around the LA lax circuit.

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The list of top-level senior attacks in the L.A. and Ventura region gets longer every year, making it increasingly difficult to single out the three to feature. For that reason, we nearly went four or even five deep in our list.

While it’s hard to imagine leaving some of these guys out, we ultimately stuck to our guns — three per position per grade.

With that said, here are the senior attacks to watch in 2016:

, Westlake

The 2015 Marmonte League co-MVP and a US Lacrosse All-American, Reilly totaled 92 points as a junior (65 goals, 27 assists) in helping Westlake (16-2) reach the semifinals of the US Lacrosse North bracket. He is equally dangerous with the ball in his stick as he is finding open space or cutting off-ball. He is committed to NCAA Division I Jacksonville.

, Palos Verdes

One of the most dynamic and versatile offensive players in the area, Smith has been named first-team All-Bay League three times in three varsity seasons. He has scored 81 career goals and recorded 91 assists. If need be, he can rotate up to midfield and initiate downhill, and he won 64 percent of his faceoff draws as a freshman and sophomore.

, Loyola

Smith is another Swiss-army-knife player, lining up at attack when he’s not facing off for the Cubs. As a junior, he was named first-team All-Mission League, US Lacrosse All-American and Loyola’s offensive MVP. He has 98 career goals and 55 assists entering his senior season. He plans to play at NCAA D-III Connecticut College.

Also worth watching: Chasen Colter, Newbury Park; Preston Faecher, Redondo Union (committed to Maryland); Peter Pina, Culver City; Brandon Sattler, Royal; Koby Tseng, Peninsula; Aidan Westley, Palos Verdes (committed to MIT).

Who did we miss? Hit us up in the comments below or on Twitter (@maxlaxla) and let us know.