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By Steve Breazeale and Darian Nourian
San Clemente High’s Collin Zines and Stone Sims traveled with the Trilogy West Lacrosse class of 2014 team as part of a two-week long east coast recruiting tour that ended on July 7.
Trilogy West made stops in Philadelphia, Delaware and Syracuse to compete against other travel teams from across the country. The team went 10-0-1 overall, including a first-place finish in the MVP Delaware Tournament.
“The kids went in with no clue of what to expect…Game by game they slowly developed confidence and winning that tournament was a huge confidence boost,” Trilogy West coach Johnny Rodriguez said.
The youth ranks of Trilogy West were also active last week.
With newly knighted Mater Dei lacrosse coach Paddy Chester at the helm, the Trilogy West Lacrosse Silver team placed second in the U15 gold division at the CAL Lax Classic in San Juan Capistrano on July 7.
Trilogy West, led by a number of San Clemente residents, went 4-2 en route to the championship game, where they would lose to the Seattle Starz 11-6. Seattle defeated Trilogy West 7-6 in overtime earlier in the tournament.
Attack man Nick Lemus, who will be a freshman at San Clemente High School next year, had a hat trick in the championship game to go with 15 goals over the course of the weekend.
“My teammates were great”, Lemus said. “I couldn’t have scored that many goals without them.”
Midfielder Brandon Wilson also had two goals in the championship game, while Harrison Webb also had seven saves as the Trilogy goaltender.
Other San Clemente residents on the team include James Eidt, Sean Rodriguez, David Howren, Eric Suh, Riley Paredes and Jeremy Davis.