Ventura Area Names Seven US Lacrosse All-Americans

Coaches representing the Ventura County area announced last week that seven players have been named U.S. Lacrosse All-Americans for the 2016 season, including two each from Marmonte League teams Westlake, Agoura and Oaks Christian. Thacher School had the seventh players honored.

Seniors Brett Reilly (attack) and James Sullivan (defense) were selected from Marmonte champion Westlake. It was the second year in a row that Reilly earned All-American honors. He will play next season at Jacksonville, while Sullivan will play at Dartmouth.

Agoura senior goalie Jason Pawlak and junior middie Marty Shargel also earned All-American honors. Pawlak will play at the Hill Academy in Canada next year during a post-graduate year. Shargel is the only junior to be selected All-American.

Senior defenders Kaveh Torabian and Cole Eisel represented Oaks Christian on the list of All-Americans, and first-year coach Jeremy Sieverts was named the Ventura-area Coach of the Year. Torabian will play at Boston University next year, and Eisel will play at High Point.

Senior goalie Jack Pierrepont, a three-year starter for Thacher, also was recognized with All-American status.

US Lacrosse All-Americans are the best players from their area. They exhibit superior skills and techniques, possess exceptional game sense and knowledge, and embody good sportsmanship.
— US Lacrosse 2016 All-American Handbook

Additionally, Erich Wuesthoff, a senior middie and attack at Newbury Park, was named Academic All-American. He will play next year at St. Mary’s of Maryland. Newbury Park assistant coach Peter Wells was named Assistant Coach of the Year.

Chris Reilly, president of Westlake Lacrosse and father of Brett and Westlake freshman Nick Reilly — as well as Chapman University senior Connor Reilly — was named U.S. Lacrosse Man of the Year for the Ventura area.


Cole Eisel, LSM, Oaks Christian
Jason Pawlak, Goalie, Agoura
Jack Pierrepont, Goalie, Thacher
Brett Reilly, Attack, Westlake
Marty Shargel, Midfield, Agoura
James Sullivan, Defense, Westlake
Kaveh Torabian, Defense, Oaks Christian

Academic All-American

Erich Wuesthoff, Midfield, Newbury Park

Coach of the Year

Jeremy Sieverts, Oaks Christian

Asst. Coach of the Year

Peter Wells, Newbury Park

Man of the Year

Chris Reilly