West Reaches Semifinals at Under Armour Underclass

The West boys squad went undefeated in pool play before dropping a two-goal decision in the semifinals this weekend in the Highlight division (classes of 2018 and 2019) in the Under Armour Underclass Tournament at University.

The Under Armour Underclass Tournament consists of two divisions of boys and girls teams from divided into 11 regional teams — Baltimore, Long Island, Midwest, New England, New Jersey, Philadelphia, South, Southwest, Upstate NY, Washington D.C. and West. The “Highlight” division is comprised of players from the the 2018 and 2019 classes, while the “Command” division is made up of players from the classes  of 2020 and 2021.

Complete scores and results from the Under Armour Underclass Tournament can be found here.

Loaded with players from San Diego, Orange County and Los Angeles, the West Highlight squad opened Friday with a dominating 17-4 win over  Upstate NY and followed that with a hard-fought 9-8 win over the South. Saturday, Ellis Geis (Foothill / Denver) scored in overtime to lift the West past Baltimore 10-9, and the West knocked off New England 9-7 to wrap up pool play with a 4-0 record.

That earned the West a well-deserved bye in the quarterfinal round of bracket play Sunday. In the semifinals, the West took a 2-0 lead over New Jersey in the first quarter but trailed 3-2 at halftime. New Jersey ultimately won 8-6, eliminating the West and advancing to the title game, where it fell 9-8 to Philadelphia in overtime.

(Santa Margarita / Boston University) and  ( / North Carolina) were named All-Tournament in the Highlight Division. Buchman scored 10 goals in the tournament, tied for fourth among individual goal scorers. Geis scored six.

(Coronado / Boston University) led all players in the division with 12 assists and also scored two goals.

( / Navy) was credited with 15 saves.

Under Armour West Boys’ Highlight Team

Name High School Position
Topher Bligh St. Ignatius Attack
Santa Margarita Midfield
Beckman LSM
Jack Crockett Sacred Heart Prep Attack
Bishops Midfield
Nicholas DeMaio Coronado Attack
Torrey Pines Defense
Jonathan Ford Torrey Pines LSM
Makail Fraboni Torrey Pines Goalie
Ellis Geis Foothill Attack
Torrey Pines Midfield
Torrey Pines Face-off
Sam Handley Jesuit Portland Attack
Loyola Face-off
Brody LaPorte Menlo School LSM
Bernhardt Pederson Park City High School Attack
George Pike Avon Old Farms Midfield
Mark Rakowski Lawrenceville Defense
Ryan Ramirez Torrey Pines Midfield
Servite Defense
Jack Schlendorf Oregon Episcopal Goalie
Alex Slusher Oregon Epispical Attack

Girls Highlight

The West Highlight team started the weekend strong by defeating Upstate New York, 11-10. However, the West lost its next three pool match-ups to South, 14-7, Baltimore, 15-6, and Philadelphia, 12-6.

The West girls rebounded Sunday to beat the Midwest team 11-10 in a consolation bracket game and finish a respectable 2-3 on the weekend.

Long Island beat Baltimore 14-9 to claim the Girls Highlight Division title.

Under Armour Underclass West Girls’ Highlight Team

Name High School Position
Essie Atherton Head-Royce School Attack
St. Margaret’s Midfield
St. Margaret’s Defense
Bailey Cheetham Deerfield Academy Midfield
Ingrid Corrigan Sacred Heart Prep Midfield
Trabuco Hills Midfield
Grace Fujinaga The Overlake School Midfield
Bailey Gehler Academy of Our Lady Of Peace Midfield
Jones La Costa Canyon Midfield
Carlie Leach Lake Oswego High School Midfield
Sophia LeRose Torrey Pines Goalie
Lexie Likins La Costa Canyon Defense
Mater Dei Defense
Aliso Niguel Midfield
Meaghan McDoniel Cathedral Catholic Goalie
Kelli McKinnon Torrey Pines Attack
St. Margaret’s Midfield
Bailee Monjazeb Torrey Pines Midfield
Amanda Morse Redwood High School Midfield
Mater Dei Defense
Erin Schafer Foothill Midfield
Madison Souza San Ramon Valley Attack

Boys’ Command

The West Command squad opened pool play with a 9-5 loss to Baltimore on Friday but bounced back to defeat Upstate NY 10-9 for a split on the  tournament’s first day. Saturday, though, produced two heartbreakers for the West boys.

In Saturday’s first game, the West lost to the South 7-6. Later, New England posted a 9-8 win over the West to close out the pool round. The West ended the tournament on a high note Sunday, though, beating Southwest 10-9.

The West was involved in four of the nine one-goal decisions in the 30-game Command tournament. The division also featured four two-goal decisions, including Long Island’s 11-9 win over Baltimore in the title game.

(Torrey Pines) scored seven goals in the tournament; (Bishop’s / ) scored four goals and had two assists; Mac MacLean (Sierra Canyon) had four goals and one assist; (Foothill) had three goals and one assist; Tyler Buchner (Bishop’s) and Troy Hofer (Foothill) each scored two goals; and Kuhl (Westlake) had a goal and an assist.

Goalies (La Costa Canyon) and (Corona del Mar) were credited with 21 and 19 saves, respectively.

The West Command Boys take on Baltimore

Under Armour Underclass West Boys’ Command Team

Name High School Position
Dominic Atwell Jesuit Attack
Dylan Bauer Park City Attack
Hunter Binney La Costa Canyon Goalie
Wells Bligh St. Ignatius Attack
Tyler Buchner Bishop’s Midfield
Teagan Bultman Torrey Pines Face-off
Ryan Cornelius Chaminade Long Stick Midfield
Andrew Cumming Foothill Attack
Conrad Delgado *INJURED Torrey Pines Defense
Blake Erlbeck Torrey Pines Attack
Christian Evans Cathedral Catholic Long Stick Midfield
John Fitzhenry Oregon Episcopal School Long Stick Midfield
Mira Costa Long Stick Midfield
Bobby Gavin Corona del Mar Goalie
Troy Hofer Foothill Midfield
Trae Ika Loomis Chaffee Midfield
Carson Kuhl Westlake Midfield
Chase LaDrido Bishop’s Midfield
Mac MacLean Sierra Canyon School Attack
Loyola Defense
Shea McColley Saint Ignatious Midfield
Andrew Pederson Park City Defense
Ajax Zappitello Sunset Defense

Girls Command

The West squad opened its UA All-America weekend with a 14-8 loss to eventual pool-winner and tournament finalist Baltimore but bounced back to beat the South 13-10 to end the first day with a 1-1 record. Saturday proved to be a tough one, though, starting with a 16-5 loss to Philadelphia and ending with a 12-10 loss to Upstate NY.

Sunday, the West wrapped up its weekend with another close loss, 14-12 to the Southwest. Long Island went on to defeat Baltimore 8-6 to claim the Girls Command Title.

The West Command Girls battle it out against the South

Under Armour West Girls’ CommandTeam

Name High School Position
Ella Brislin Marshall Midfield
Campbell Case St. Margarets Attack
Brooke DeMaggio San Elijo Midfield
Boo DeWitt Miramonte Midfield
Newbury Park Midfield
Megan Flandreau Eastside Catholic Defense
Madeline Fox Foothill Defense
West Ranch Attack
Leiden Huber Midfield
Newbury Park Midfield
Carly Irvine San Marcos Midfield
Mia Kohn Torrey Pines Midfield
Claire Lemelin Amador Valley Goalie
Sierra Lizerbram La Costa Canyon Defense
Isabella Mayo Amador Valley Face-off
Elissa Mueller Poway Midfield
Lauren Pederson Park City Midfield
Kiana Perez Granite Bay Midfield
Kate Rothman Torrey Pines Midfield
Ella Smith Jesuit Midfield
Westlake Midfield
University Midfield
Korin Wheaton Adrian Wilcox Goalie