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Coast To Coast

Coast To Coast

Thursday, March 6, 2014

A pair of top five college lacrosse teams – the Denver Pioneers and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish – will battle in Orange Coast’s LeBard Stadium on Saturday, March 8, in the inaugural Pacific Coast Shootout.

The teams will face off at 12:00 p.m. A second competition begins at 3:00 p.m. featuring an MCLA Division I match-up between two-time national champion UC Santa Barbara and Loyola Marymount.

Look for several local players to have an impact in the Shootout.

Former Foothill Knights (Tustin, CA) standout Erik Adamson is a junior midfielder for Denver and was one of the Pioneer’s leading scorers in 2013. Two-time All-American attackman and 2010 Orange County Player of the Year (Corona del Mar HS) Ryan Mix plays attack for Notre Dame. Junior attackman Kyle Runyon from Coronado (Coronado HS) should also contribute for the Irish.

“It’s no secret. West Coast lacrosse is booming,” said the event’s Executive Director G.W. Mix. “Each year, more and more players from California are appearing on the rosters of traditional college lacrosse powerhouses. The ultimate goal of the Shootout is to promote the high quality of lacrosse being played in California and the West, while exposing these developing players and programs to the best collegiate programs in the game. With this match-up between Denver and Notre Dame we are well on our way.”

West Coast players are no stranger to either program.

Notre Dame Fighting Irish West Coast Players
Chris Carter (Fr./Defense/Torrey Pines/San Diego, CA)
Edwin Glazener (So./Defense/The Bishop's School/La Jolla, CA)
Bobby Gray (So./Attack/St. Ignatius Prep/San Rafael, CA)
Ryan Mix (Sr./Attack/Corona del Mar/Newport Beach, CA)
Kyle Runyon (Jr./Attack/Coronado/Coronado, CA)

Denver Pioneers West Coast Players
Erik Adamson (Jr./Midfield/Foothill-Santa Ana/Anaheim Hills, CA)
Tyler Ekeroth (Jr./Midfield/Rancho Bernardo/San Diego, CA)
Michael Marcott (Fr./Attack/Lincoln/Portland, OR)
Scott McGowan (Fr./LSM/St. Margaret's/Newport Beach, CA)
Cole Nordstrom (Sr./Midfield/Bellevue/Bellevue, WA)
Jack Pruitt (So./Midfield/Skyline/Sammamish, WA)
Mike Riis (Jr./LSM/La Costa Canyon/Carlsbad, CA)
Tyler Simmons (Sr./Attack/Redwood/Belvedere, CA)

For event and ticket information, visit the website