Sierra Canyon attack Miles Rosberg and Westlake face-off middie Kitt Stoddard were announced this week as members of the University of Caifornia’s 12-player incoming freshman class for the 2018 season.
Rosberg, who also faced off for Sierra Canyon, was named Most Valuable Player in the Gold Coast League this season, his third all-league selection for the three-time league champion Trail Blazers. He followed former teammate and two-time league MVP Jake Pistotnik at the face-off dot for Sierra Canyon and now will follow Pistotnik to Cal.
Stoddard was an honorable mention selection on the 2017 All-Marmonte League team after being named second-team all-league as a junior. In two seasons as the Warriors’ starting face-off specialist, he posted a .634 winning percentage on draws.
Rosberg and Stoddard recently played in the first US Lacrosse Greater LA Senior All-Star Game.
Orange County attacks Michael Bellas (Northwood) and Matt Keany (San Clemente) also are members of the incoming Bears class, which has a strong west coast influence. California players dominate the group with 10 of 12 players, and one player hails from Oregon.
In addition to Pistotnik, who was named third-team All-American as a freshman for the Bears, Rosberg and Stoddard also will join some 16 other Southern California players on the Cal roster. The Bears went 16-3 overall last year, 13-1 in the regular season, eventually losing to Chapman in the MCLA national semifinals.
Here are bios of Rosberg and Stoddard from the news release on MCLA.us:
Attack/Midfield, Sierra Canyon HS
Accolades: Eight-time Honor Roll… Dean’s List… National Honors Society… Student Ambassador… AP Scholar… League MVP… Four-time Offensive MVP… Three-time 1st-Team All-League… Two-year Captain… 2017 1st-Team All-City… 2016 2nd team All-City.
Intended Major: Undeclared
Favorite Book: Old School by Tobias Wolff
Favorite Movie: Ip Man
Parents: Tracy and Michael
Coach Ned Webster’s Comments: “The expression ‘Jack of all trades, master of none’ does not apply to Miles. He is a phenomenal athlete and has proven reliable in multiple positions throughout his career, and he will no doubt flourish as a Golden Bear.”
Face-off Specialist, Westlake HS
Accolades: Valedictorian… National Merit Scholar Finalist… National AP Scholar… Six-time Scholar-Athlete… Captain of Robotics Team… President and Founder of Junior Board at Leonids Adobe… Varsity Lacrosse Captain… 2nd-Team All-Marmonte, Two-time Marmonte League Champion… Battle of Hotbeds All-Star selection… Outstanding Linebacker… Frankie Toner Memorial Award.
Intended Major: Business Administration and Computer Science double major.
Hobbies: Mountain Biking, Hiking, Cooking, Reading.
Favorite Book: All Quiet on the Western Front
Favorite Movie: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Parents: Camille and Marshall
Coach Ned Webster’s Comments: “Kitt is an ox of a man with a vise of a handshake, two reasons why he’s a proven face-off man against some of the country’s best. We’re excited to see Kitt further improve our success in this huge part of the game.”