The Oaks Christian Lions went 16-5 and reached the semifinals of the US Lacrosse LA Playoffs last spring, the best finish in the program’s 13-year history. That came on the heels of a 10-8 record and the first playoff victory in program history in 2016.
Things to Know: Oaks Christian Lions
Key Returning Players
- Attack: Cort Rogers (first-team All-Marmonte), Cade Rogers.
- Midfield: Mikey Spaeth (second-team All-Marmonte), Carson Campbell, Ronny Redell, Nate Lenthall (second-team All-Marmonte), Jack Lenthall (honorable mention All-Marmonte).
- Defense: Paul Ginzinger (first-team All-Marmonte), Tommy Redell (second-team All-Marmonte), Josh Harrison.
- Goalie: James Vils.
Coach Jeff Hale has just come on board with us at Oaks Christian. Jeff played Division I lacrosse at High Point University and was the first committed player in the program’s history. Coach Hale is from Bethesda, Maryland, and played his high school lacrosse at Georgetown Prep.
Fall Ball Plans
We just completed our Fall Ball Training before Thanksgiving. We reduced our number of Fall Lacrosse practices to allow our players to focus on academics, other sports and extra curricular activities.
We had a nice weekend participating in the Las Vegas Lacrosse Showcase over the Nov. 11-12 weekend. From now until Christmas Break, our players will continue weight training, as well as begin small-group training.
[Note: Among the Lions playing other sports is junior midfielder Nate Lenthall, a safety on the Oaks Christian football team. Last Friday, Lenthall delivered a game-winning, 95-yard interception return with 10 seconds to play in the Lions’ 31-24 win in the CIF Southern Section Division II semifinals. See videos below.]
— FOX Sports West (@FoxSportsWest) November 25, 2017
Game-winning 95-yard interception return by Oaks Christian’s Nate Lenthall to give the Lions a 31-24 win over Upland, and punch their ticket to the CIF Division 2 Final. Wow @OaksChrstnLions pic.twitter.com/6RTxA0lBTr
— Tarek Fattal (@Tarek_Fattal) November 25, 2017
We welcomed 20 Oaks Christian Lacrosse Alumni on campus the Friday after Thanksgiving for our annual Alumni Game. We enjoyed a great time playing, eating and developing community around Oaks Christian Lacrosse.
Ronny Redell: Lemon Spice. He carries it in his backpack for emergency situations.