Number 4: With seven D1 prospects and one of the most recognizable faces in all of lacrosse at the helm in coach Kyle Harrison, JSerra looks to avenge a disappointing semi-final loss to Corona del Mar in 2013 and make a deep run in 2014.
JSerra Catholic Lions
Conference: Trinity League
Head Coach: Kyle Harrison
Assistant Coach: Andrew Casimir
2013 Record: 15-5 (lost to Corona del Mar in semifinals, 8-5)
If Kyle Harrison and Andrew Casimir can apply all the talent that JSerra has this year, the Lions could make a serious run at a CIF championship. The Lions boast an intimidating seven NCAA D1 commits this year including Mitch Kingsley and Jimmy Yanes at attack who will both be attending Hofstra. Yanes attacks the goal and is capable of making his own shots while Kingsley is a dodger/feeder who is back after missing last season to injury. Kingsley will have to make the tough decision to either involve Brenden Lynch (Hofstra) or Jake Schleppy (High Point). The Lions will have to make some tough calls when it comes to middie lines seeing as they have two other standout middies (Yuta Murata, Logan Olmsted) and last time we checked you can only play three at a time through the midfield.
Harrison looks to press and attack aggressively on offense, and with his lethal offense he’ll lean on a talented group of defensemen including three Division I commits led by senior Tucker Guyot (Jacksonville). Joining Guyot are two extremely talented poles in Kennedy Solomon (UMBC) and Scotty Barger (Towson). Guyot is a more physical presence, while Solomon and Barger flash outstanding stick skills. That unit teams with senior leader Jake Henigman in goal to ensure the Lions D keeps up with their high-powered offense.
KEY GAMES: March 26 at Huntington Beach; April 8 vs. Santa Margarita; April 15 at Corona del Mar