All Players must receive Athletic Clearance in order to play lacrosse. If they do not, they will be ineligible for games. Los Al has an online system for athletic clearance. Instructions on how to complete the clearance can be found here. The physical exam must still be completed (including physician stamp) and turned into the Athletics office.
Los Alamitos boys lacrosse goalie Guido Cuccia, committed to study and play NCAA Division 3 lacrosse at Piedmont College in Demorest, Georgia. His commitment was announced on Instagram on November 14.
Cuccia, who is projected to be the starting goalie for the Griffins following the graduation of last year’s goalie Cullen Murray, had 36 saves and seven groundballs last season.
“I’ve known Guido as a player since his days in youth lax. He has developed into a great goalie with no fear in the cage, I have high expectations for him this upcoming season and throughout his future college career,” Los Alamitos boys lacrosse coach Tim Fox said. “Excited for Guido’s commit to Piedmont and wish him best of luck at the NCAA level! Proud of Guido and believe he will do great things with continued focus and hard work.”
Last year, the Lions went 9-8 overall and 5-1 in conference play. They lost in the semifinals of the USA South Atlantic Conference Tournament in overtime to Methodist University 10-9.
Los Alamitos senior LSM Daniel Kees has committed to Elmhurst College in Elmhurst, Illinois. The announcement was made on Friday on the Los Alamitos lacrosse Instagram account.
“I committed to Elmhurst because I feel they have an up and coming program and I wanted to be apart of that,” Kees said in a message on Instagram.
Kees made the All-Sunset League second team last year, helping the Griffins overcome an 0-4 start last season en route to finishing second in the always-tough Sunset League and making the playoffs.
“I’m very proud of Daniel and his commitment to play NCAA D3 lacrosse for Elmhurst College, well deserved and know he’ll have a great college lacrosse career. He is a very dedicated player, who commits to year round training, and has matured over the years into a very talented and legit LSM with a lot of experience,” Griffins coach Tim Fox said.
Kees is the second player to commit for Los Alamitos in recent weeks. Goalie Guido Cuccia announced his commitment to play at Piedmont College in Denmorest, Georgia on November 14.
Last season, Elmhurst went 13-3 overall and 5-1 in conference play. The Bluejays lost to Carthage in the semifinals of the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin Tournament, losing by a score of 15-11.
“I would like to thank my parents for helping me through this process. I would also like to thank coach [Tim] Fox and all the coaches I’ve had through my career at Los Al and during club season,” Kees said.