US Lacrosse HOF to Honor Four Local Coaches

Charlie Meister, Suzette Soboti, Ryland Huyghue and Tarik Ergin, all of whom have made significant contributions to the growth of lacrosse in Los Angeles, will be inducted into the Greater Los Angeles Chapter US Lacrosse Hall of Fame on April 11 and honored with a dinner at The Mark in West Los Angeles.

Early ticket purchase is available through Sunday. As of April 4, the price will increase. Tickets can be purchased here.

Special guest Paul Carcaterra, an All-American at Syracuse and currently an ESPN lacrosse commentator, will serve as master of ceremonies. The event begins at 6:30 p.m., Monday, April 11, at The Mark (9320 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles).

This year’s inductees:

  • Charlie Meister: Co-founder of the LA Lacrosse League with Jake Steinfeld in 1999. The LALL was the first open enrollment youth lacrosse league for boys and girls in the history of Los Angeles County. Charlie currently serves as General Manager and assistant coach for the USC men’s club program.
  • Suzette Soboti: The head coach at University of Redlands since 1998, Soboti oversaw the team’s transition from club to varsity in 1999 and has led the Bulldogs to three conference titles and four NCAA Tournament berths. She also has served as a high school official in Los Angeles and Orange counties.
  • Ryland Huyghue: Since 1982, Huyghue has spearheaded the development of lacrosse in Southern California, from Orange County to Malibu. Over the years he has coached at seven different local colleges and four different high schools. He currently is head coach at St. John Bosco in the Pacific Lacrosse League.
  • Tarik Ergin: A player, official and coach since moving to the West Coast in 1991, Ergin has been head coach at Oak Park High School since 2010. Before that, he coached at both Pepperdine and NCAA Division III Whittier College, as well as becoming a key member of the West Coast Starz coaching staff. He also coaches the Elite A team for the LA Mavs club.

Complete bios of the 2016 Hall of Fame inductees are available here.

For more information on the Hall of Fame induction dinner, visit the Greater LA Chapter US Lacrosse website.