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Archived Awards and Game Summaries--Spring, 2012

US Lacrosse All Academic Award
for Illinois High School Boys

US Lacrosse awards five players from Illinois this award for academic and athletic excellence as well as community service. A panel of Illinois High School coaches, all of whom are teachers, selected five senior student athletes from a pool of very high-achieving and deserving candidates. The recipients of this national award are:

Bryce Hermsen – Grayslake North
Brendan Sheehan – Stevenson
Matt Wagener – Lake Forest
Robert Nolan – St. Ignatius
William Arnson – Lake Forest

Congratulations to these student athlete

Awards---Spring, 2012

*2012  William (Fritz) Arnson
2013  John (Jack) Badenhausen
2013  Michael (Kent) Burke
2013  Andrew Clifford
*2012  Charles Cook
2014  David Glynn
*2012  Jason Handler
2013  William Holman
2013  Christopher Janeck
2015  Wesley Janeck
*2012  Connor Kenehan
2013  Joseph Kurschner
*2012  Joseph Losacco
*2012  Mackenzie (Mac) Mardjetko
2013  Cole Moore
2013  Alexander Moore
*2012  Samuel Moran
*2012  Daniel Mosbarger
2014  Lukas Munoz
*2012  William Owens
*2012  John Poth
2013  Scott Powell
*2012  Phillip Sheridan
*2012  George Stamelos
*2012  Ryan Tupper
*2012  Ethan Ulmer
2014 Tyler Vandenberg
*2012  Matthew Wagener
2015  Conor Walters
2012  William (Alex) Watkins
*2012  John (Jack) Wright
2014  Michael Wright
*4 year Participation

Sam Moran
Jason Handler
Ryan Tupper
Matt Wagener


2013  Edward Barrie
2013  John Rosencrans

William (Fritz) Arnson
John (Jack) Badenhausen
Jason Handler
Christopher Janeck
Connor Kenehan
Joseph Losacco
Mackenzie (Mac) Mardjetko
Cole Moore
Samuel Moran
Daniel Mosbarger
William Owens
John Poth
Philip Sheridan
Ryan Tupper
Matthew Wagener

First Team
Charles Cook
Jason Handler
Ethan Ulmer
John (Jack) Wright
Alex Watkins
Second Team
Andrew Clifford
Matthew Wagener
Honorable Mention
Lucas Munoz
Phil Sheridan

First Team
Charles Cook
Second Team
Ethan Ulmer
Alex Watkins
John (Jack) Wright

Charles Cook

Alex Watkins

Charles Cook

Charles Cook

Fritz Arnson

Matt Wagener

Sam Moran

Phil Sheridan

06/02/12--IHSLA State Championship Game
Lake Forest 4 - Loyola Academy 6

State Championship Game
View more photos here

An exciting season closed out with a hard-fought game against the Loyola Ramblers. Loyola led from the start, forcing the Scouts to play catch-up for the entire game. Lake Forest got as close as 5-4 with 7 1/2 minutes left in the game, but Loyola scored again and kept the Scouts scoreless the rest of the way.
LF goals were scored by: Sam Moran, Joe Kurschner, Andrew Clifford and Ryan Tupper.

05/31/12--A-Class Semifinals Game 2
Lake Forest 8 - Waubonsie Valley 5
#2 Lake Forest advances to the IHSLA STATE CHAMPIONSHIP game on Saturday, June 2, to play Loyola Academy, who defeated Wheaton South 11-5.

The Scouts trailed 3-2 at halftime, but scored three unanswered goals to take the lead for good. Waubonsee answered to close to within 5-4 with less than five minutes left in the third quarter, but Andrew Clifford added his second goal of the game.

Within the first minute of the fourth quarter, Ryan Tupper scored a goal with an assist from Clifford to increase the Scouts' lead to 7-4. Waubonsee Valley scored their last goal 40 seconds later.

Lake Forest's defense fought hard to keep the Warriors scoreless for the rest of the fourth quarter until Sam Moran added his second goal for the Scouts with 3 minutes, 23 seconds left to play.

Sophomore David Glynn also scored a pair of goals, John Poth added one.

05/29/12--A-Class Quarterfinals Game 2
Lake Forest 13 - Glenbrook North 6

Goals: Andrew Clifford (3), Joe Kurschner (2), Sam Moran (2), Jack Wright (2), Ryan Tupper (1), Conor Walters (1), Chris Janeck (1), Mac Montagne (1)

The Scouts (#2) will play Waubonsie Valley (#6), who defeated #3 seed Saint Viator 11-7, on Thursday, May 31, at Lake Forest West Campus Varsity field; Time: 5:00PM

05/25/12--Second Round Playoffs
Lake Forest 12 - Hinsdale Central 2
The Scouts (#2) will play Glenbrook North (#10), who defeated #7 seed Libertyville 7-6, on Tuesday, May 29, at LFHS West Campus varsity field; Time: TBA


Congratulations Scouts---on our team receiving the 2nd seed in the state playoffs!!! 
As a result, Lake Forest gets a bye for the first round. The first game for the Scouts will be this Friday, May 25,  for 2nd round playoffs at home, with the time TBA.  Quarter Finals will be on Tuesday, May 29,  Semi Finals on Thursday, May 31--ALL HOME GAMES..  State Finals on Saturday, June 2, at Palatine High School.   Click here for the bracket detailing the teams with seedings.

Congratulations to all NINE of the players that received Post Season Honors:
Charles Cook --
All American, All State 1st Team and 1st Team All-Conference
Ethan Ulmer, Alex Watkins and Jack Wright –  All State 2ND Team and  1st Team All-Conference
Jason Handler - 1st Team All-Conference
Andrew Clifford and Matt Wagener - 2nd Team All-Conference
Lucas Munoz and Phil Sheridan
All-Conference Honorable Mention


Lake Forest 9 - Glenbrook South 4

Lake Forest 13 - Stevenson 5
Wednesday, May 16--Stevenson will be live streaming tonight's boys' lacrosse game.   The broadcast can be found here on their website.

Lake Forest 10 - St. Viator 9

This was a close one for the Scouts, as St. Viator was a challenging opponent, but the Scouts came through at the end to seal the victory. The game started off rough, with the Scouts down 0-5 due to some Viator fast breaks; however, Ryan Tupper put a stop to it with his aggressive riding--getting the first goal for the Scouts. The rest of the first half was a defensive struggle, but David Glynn had a late lefty goal to bring the score to 2-5 and to give the Scouts some hope going into the locker room.

Coming out after halftime, Viator scored another 2 goals off of face offs, making the score a scary 2-7. Suddenly, the Scouts hit the switch and found the intensity that had been lacking all game. Led by some big hits by Matt Wagener and Phil Sheridan, the Scouts rallied hard in the third quarter. Alex Watkins and Andrew Clifford lit up the scoreboard on fast breaks, and Johnny Poth had another impressive goal. Sophomore longstick middie, Lukas Muñoz, was a monster in the second half, making big checks, getting ground balls, and even taking some face offs. Even though the score was tied at 8-8 at the end of the third quarter, the Scouts knocked all the wind out of Viator's sails and paved the way for a victory. Watkins had the last 2 goals in the fourth quarter to seal the deal for the Scouts. It was a well-played game, showing that the Scouts can go from a poor first half to a solid victory.

Lake Forest 9 - New Trier 6
The Scouts avenged last year's playoff loss in dramatic fashion, burying New Trier at their home turf. Jack Wright, Alex Watkins and Andrew Clifford led the offense, with Wright getting a hat trick. The Scouts ran both transition and settled offense well, proving too much for New Trier's defense. Sam Moran, David Glynn and Johnny Poth also had solid games at middie. Wes Janeck was a ground-ball vacuum, with Phil Sheridan and Charles Cook having excellent games at defensive midfield. Down low, Matt Wagener, Jason Handler and Joey Losacco did a stellar job containing New Trier's attack, with Ethan Ulmer making clutch saves in goal. Overall, it was a great game against a quality opponent, and the Scouts should build off this momentum for some tough upcoming games.

Lake Forest 11 - Warren 3
The Scouts traveled to Warren and had a quality showing there---solidly beating Warren at their home field. Alex Watkins, Andrew Clifford, and Conor Walters had good games at attack, running the fast break well and taking excellent shots. The defense was very stingy, led by Jason Handler, Mick Wright, Will Owens, and Alex Moore, with Handler getting a goal for himself. Defensive middies Wes Janeck and Fritz Arnson picked up a multitude of ground balls and shut down the Warren offense. The game was a good game to help the Scouts prepare for some quality opponents in the near future.

Lake Forest 14 - Hinsdale 4
The Scouts went to beautiful Elmhurst College to play Hinsdale Central and came out with an impressive victory. The first half was a bit slow for the Scouts, as the defense let in a few easy goals, but the offense kept the score tied.

In the second half, the Scouts really went wild, scoring left and right, and denying the Hinsdale offense over and over again. Andrew Clifford and Ryan Tupper did well at attack, always finishing those fast-break goals. Those goals were set up by  middies Mac Mardjetko and Cole Moore. The defense was strong in this game, especially Joey Losacco, Matt Wagener, and Alex Moore. Even though the game started off slowly, the Scouts ended up finishing it on a high note and coming away with the W.

Lake Forest 6 - Libertyville 5
action shot

Dressed in pink to support the fight against breast cancer, the Scouts beat rival Libertyville at home to make up for their loss earlier this year. Alex Watkins started the game off with a fast- break goal set up by Jason Handler, getting some early mPink Out Gameomentum for the Scouts. The rest of the defense was also solid, especially Joey Losacco, Matt Wagener, Charles Cook and Ethan Ulmer in goal. The man-down unit played very well and inspired the team, killing some very long penalties. Wes Janeck dominated the face offs, giving the Scout offense great opportunities to score. The Libertyville defense was very strong and posed some problems for the Scout offense; however, tied 5-5 late in the game, Phil Sheridan made a great pass to Andrew Clifford on the crease, allowing Clifford to score the game winner. It was a great win over a bitter rival in front of the home fans and provided some confidence to the Scouts, knowing they can get revenge for earlier losses.

Lake Forest 3 - Loyola 7

On a cold evening, the Scouts faced off against top ranked Loyola, and unfortunately the game did not end up favorably for the Scouts. Loyola scored an early goal and possessed for much of the game, leading to a 2-0 lead at the end of the first quarter. The calls did not fall the Scouts' way, so Loyola scored a man-up goal to bring the score to 3-0. However, senior attack Alex Watkins brought the Scouts back into it with a great shot in transition, but Loyola continued to hold on to the ball, going into the halftime locker room up 4-1.

In the third quarter, Jack Wright went coast-to-coast on a clear and took his own shot, leading a potential comeback for the Scouts. Andrew Clifford followed it up with another transition goal, making it 4-3. However, Loyola's defense continued to pressure the Scout offense, leading to many turnovers and opportunities for Loyola. Loyola continued to stifle the Scouts on defense, finishing the game 7-3. Even though the Scouts had offensive struggles, Joe Kurschner and George Stamelos performed well on face-offs, giving many opportunities to the offense. The defense played very well today, especially Jason Handler, Joey Losacco, and Mac Mardjetko. Handler and Mardjetko shut down Loyola's dangerous attack, while Losacco was a monster at longstick middie. Ethan Ulmer had a good outing in goal, but it was not enough for the Scouts to come out with a victory. Hopefully, the Scouts learned from this tough loss and will improve going forward!

Lake Forest 16 - St. Charles North 3

Seeking revenge from last year's loss at St. Charles, the Scouts buried the St. Charles North Stars in a solid performance by the whole team. The defense was lights out all game, shutting down the Stars' talented middies. Will Owens and Mick Wright led the defensive charge, really limiting the Stars' scoring potential. The offense did a great job, utilizing fast breaks and settled offense to light up the scoreboard. Alex Watkins scored 5 on attack, with Ryan Tupper, Conor Walters, and Andrew Clifford scoring goals as always. Longstick middies Charles Cook and Lukas Muñoz were in charge of transition, with Cook even getting one for himself. Brothers Chris and Wes Janeck had a great game at midfield, being everywhere on offense and defense. The Scouts will build on this great win for some tough games coming up soon!

Lake Forest 20 - Mundelein 1

Boys' & Girls' Lacrosse
Presentation at Ellie Burns Fundraiser
On April 18, the boys' and girls' lacrosse teams joined forces to raise money for the Ellie Burns Foundation as well as win their respective games.

The Scouts played the second game of a doubleheader in honor of fallen classmate Ellie Burns tonight, and they truly won one in her memory. Following up the girls' lacrosse team's solid victory, the Scouts started off hot, with face-off middie George Stamelos scoring two quick goals. The action never stopped, as the Scouts continued to push transition throughout the game, leading to goals by sophomore longstick Lukas Muñoz and junior attack Jack "Mortimer" Badenhausen. The defense was ferocious today, led by Matt Wagener, Alex Moore, Mick Wright and goalie Kent Burke. Middies David Glynn, Scotty Powell and Tucker Holman also had some impressive goals--their season firsts. The rest of the attack was aggressive, especially freshman Conor Walters, who had his first two varsity goals in spectacular fashion. Wes Janeck and Joe Kurschner established dominance in face-offs for the Scouts, allowing them to keep control of the game. The Scouts remained strong throughout the entire game, with Tyler Vandenburg in the cage to seal the victory. The Scouts will surely look to build off the momentum from this game!

Lake Forest 11 - Lyons Township 10

This was an exciting, one-goal game for the Scouts against a quality Lyons team, proving that they can play with anyone.  This time the offense brought the defense up, scoring enough goals to make up for a few defensive lapses. Jack Wright and Joe Kurschner were shooting up a storm at middie, peppering the Lyons goalie--resulting in another hat trick for Jack. Attackman Andrew Clifford had the game-winning goal for the Scouts and also had numerous hustle plays to keep the offense going. Star longstick middie Charles Cook could not make it to this game, forcing sophomore Lukas Muñoz to step up. Muñoz had a great game, stealing balls and making life hard for the Lyons offense. This was an intense close game, and the Scouts really showed that they could make it through high-pressure situations with a clutch win at Lyons.

Lake Forest 10 - Lake Zurich 2

After the loss at Libertyville, the Scouts came out hard against Lake Zurich. No Scout was as motivated as Jack Wright, who made sure his season debut would be memorable by scoring a hat trick. The attack played well as always, and even Freshman Connor Walters got in on the action with an assist. Joey Losacco and Phil Sheridan led the defense today, getting a ton of ground balls and creating opportunities for the offense. The Scouts' excellent performance proved that they can recover from a difficult loss to continue winning and playing well.

Lake Forest 4 - Libertyville 6

This was a very disappointing game for the Scouts, losing to archrival Libertyville in a close game. The Libertyville defense stifled the Scout offense, and they never were able to find their rhythm. Even though the Libertyville defense was tough, Ryan Tupper, Alex Watkins and Chris Janeck were able to get impressive goals. The Scout defense played well, but Libertyville managed a few man-up goals that broke the back of the Scouts. It was a bitter loss, but the Scouts will hopefully be able to recover and keep the season going strong.

Lake Forest 10 - Vernon Hills 2

The Scouts showed their dominance over conference foe Vernon Hills at home, with an impressive win. After a slow first quarter, the Scouts exploded in the second quarter, scoring many fast-break goals. Attackmen Andrew Clifford, Alex Watkins, and Ryan Tupper scored 9 of the 10 Scout goals in a great performance. Defensive middies Phil Sheridan, Fritz Arnson and Wes Janeck all played very hard and led the fast-break charge, with the Freshman Janeck getting a goal for himself. The defense stayed strong, being the stable unit that the team needs them to be. Many more tough games are coming up for the Scouts, so hopefully they can keep the momentum from this game going.

Scout Spring Break

The Scouts went out East over spring break to play against some great out-of-state competition. The first game against Calverton was highly frustrating, as a 5-2 half-time score melted away with the rust of a long layoff--impacting the Scouts significantly. The final score was 4-14 in favor of Calverton, but the Scouts had some great plays on both ends of the field, especially Ethan Ulmer in goal and Alex Watkins on attack.

The next game against St. Mary's was another tough loss, with the Scouts falling 2-16 to the experienced St. Mary's team. However, the Scouts came back with a vengeance in the last game against Patterson Mill, narrowly winning 7-6 in double overtime.

Overall, this trip was a great experience for the Scouts as they got to play some of the best teams in the country on their home turf. However, the season will just get better from here as the Scouts start a run of tough conference games.

Lake Forest 11 - Stevenson 1

There was a lot of excitement building up to this game against conference rival Stevenson, and the Scouts used that excitement to bury the Patriots. After a slow first quarter, the Scouts figured out the Stevenson zone and started to take many shots on goal. The attack had a fantastic game as always, with Alex Watkins and Andrew Clifford scoring multiple goals. The midfield also had a great day, with Sam Moran, Johnny Poth, and Joe Kurschner leading the offense and frightening the Patriot defense. Daniel Mosbarger had a great goal late in the game to seal the deal for the Scouts. The defense was rock solid, allowing only 1 goal in transition all game. The Patriot offense was stifled by Jason Handler, Matt Wagener and Charles Cook. The Scouts have their Spring Break trip coming up soon, and this was a good game to build momentum before playing some very difficult teams.

Lake Forest 16 - Glenbrook South 4

The first in-state game for the Scouts was a roaring success, as they had an excellent showing against a younger GBS team. The Scouts pushed fast breaks early and often, leading to goals for attackmen Alex Watkins and Andrew Clifford. The midfield also played very well, with great play from Johnny Poth, Chris Janeck and Connor Kenehan. The relentless Scout offense was just as intense as the defense. Defender Will Owens had a great game--even notching his own goal on a fast break. Goalie Kent Burke finished off the effort for the Scouts, and they truly sent a message to the state of Illinois today.

Lake Forest 5 - Culver Military Academy 8

The Scouts started off their season against one of the best teams in the country, a highly rated Culver team. Even though the opposition featured many talented players, the Scouts played an excellent game--just barely falling short of the Eagles. Culver started off with a few early goals, but Phil Sheridan scored the first goal of the season for the Scouts on an excellent fast break. Down at halftime after some great offense by Culver, the Scouts roared back and pulled the score to within 1. The second half was a tough and physical affair, with Culver finishing the game on top. Ethan Ulmer was on fire in the cage, stopping a number of Eagle shots and setting up many fast breaks. Ryan Tupper and Alex Watkins played aggressively on attack, scoring goals and leading the Scouts on offense. Mac Mardjetko and Wes Janeck played tough as always in midfield, and Jason Handler came up big on defense

The boys' lacrosse team would like to thank the Booster Club for their support by awarding us the Team Grant to help us to go out to Maryland for our spring break trip.  Thank you to Ethan Ulmer, Sam Moran, Chris Janeck, and Andrew Clifford for representing our team so well. 

Archived Awards and Game Summaries--Spring, 2011

Awards---Spring, 2010-2011

2012  William (Fritz) Arnson
2012  Collin Barnwell
*2011  Douglas Barrie
*2011  Ross Chaifetz
2013  Andrew Clifford
2012  Charles Cook
2012  Jason Handler
2013  Christopher Janeck
*2011  Erick Kawala
*2011  Sean Kelleher
2012  Connor Kenehan
2013  Joseph Kurschner
*2011  Ryan Laughlin
2012  Joseph Losacco
2011  Mackenzie (Mac) Mardjetko
2013  Cole Moore
2012  Samuel Moran
2012  Daniel Mosbarger
2012  William Owens
*2011  Daniel Pasquesi
*2011  James Phelps
2012  John Poth
*2011  Bryan Rossman
*2011  Matthew Sapp
2012  Philip Sheridan
2012  George Stamelos
*2011  Herbert (Parker) Stride
2012  Ryan Tupper
2012  Ethan Ulmer
2012  Matthew Wagener
2012  William (Alex) Watkins
2012  John (Jack) Wright
*4 year Participation

2011  Spencer Higbee

Ryan Laughlin
Matthew Sapp
Herbert (Parker) Stride

Sam Moran
Phil Sheridan
Matt Wagener

William (Fritz) Arnson
Collin Barnwell
Jason Handler
Connor Kenehan
Joseph Losacco
Mackenzie (Mac) Mardjetko
Samuel Moran
Daniel Mosbarger
William Owens
John Poth
Bryan Rossman
Philip Sheridan
Ryan Tupper
Matthew Wagener
John (Jack) Wright


Honorable Mention
Matthew Wagener-Defense
Second Team
William (Alex) Watkins-Attack
Jason Handler-Defense
Matthew Sapp-Midfield
First Team
Ryan Laughlin-Attack
John (Jack) Wright-Attack
Bryan Rossman-Defense
Sean Kelleher-Midfield
Charles Cook-LSM
Ethan Ulmer-Goalie

Sean Kelleher-Midfield
Charles Cook-LSM

Sean Kelleher-Midfiled
Charles Cook-LSM

Sean Kelleher

Ethan Ulmer

Matthew Sapp

Herbert (Parker) Stride

Herbert (Parker) Stride

Daniel Pasquesi

Ryan Laughlin

05/31/11--3rd Round Play-Off Game
Lake Forest 2 - New Trier 6

The Scout season ended at New Trier, in a hard-fought game whose score does not accurately reflect the work and determination the Scouts put in. After a physical, low scoring first quarter, the Scouts escaped on top 1-0 going into the second quarter. New Trier took the lead, but the Scouts tied it at halftime 2-2. The third quarter was a brutal defensive struggle, with neither team finding the back of the cage. The Scouts were pumped up to take the lead in the fourth quarter, but so was New Trier. New Trier scored 3 quick goals at the beginning of the fourth quarter, and the Scout offense could not answer. New Trier added another goal late in the game as the Scouts simply needed to take the ball  away, but were not able to. Jack Wright and Sean Kelleher scored for the Scouts, as the offense had a difficult time beating New Trier’s experienced defensemen and all-state goalie.

The defense demonstrated excellence, holding a high-scoring New Trier offense to only 6 goals, led by Parker Stride and Jason Handler. Ethan Ulmer had a fantastic game in goal, backing up the defense with some impressive saves and clears. Phil Sheridan was among the hardest workers on defense as always, along with Daniel Pasquesi, Mac Mardjetko and Doug Barrie.

Overall, the Scouts executed their defensive game plan--shutting down the New Trier superstars, but their depth and experience proved too much for the Scouts. It was unquestionably a great season for the Scouts! Good luck to them next year and beyond!

05/27/11--2nd Round Play-Off Game
Lake Forest 8 - Libertyville 5
Moving to the next round of the playoffs, the Scouts had a solid performance against rival Libertyville, dispatching them for the third time this season in convincing fashion. The Scouts had a rough first half, with Libertyville leading 4-2 at the break. However, they managed to get it together for the second half, simply dominating all over the field. The Scout senior leaders stepped up to seal the victory and move on to the next round. Matt Sapp and Daniel Pasquesi were excellent on face-offs, with Sapp having a hat trick in the victory. Sean Kelleher and Doug Barrie were forces at midfield, being aggressive on the dodge and scoring goals. Ryan Tupper stepped up to play attack today, and was great on the offensive end along with Alex Watkins and Ryan Laughlin. The defense shut down Libertyville’s stars, with solid play by Matt Wagener, Jason Handler and Joey Losacco. Phil Sheridan and Bryan Rossman were very effective in the clearing game, with defenseman Rossman getting his own goal, his first of the season. The Scouts are excited to continue their playoff run, and hopefully it ends successfully!

The Scouts now will play New Trier on Tuesday, May 31, at 5:30 PM.

Lake Forest 15; Highland Park 2
The Scouts came out very strong in their first playoff game against Highland Park, as they were pumped up playing for their lives. The Scouts were aggressive early, pushing the tempo and getting up to a 12-1 lead at halftime. Matt Sapp led the charge, with excellent face-off wins and 3 goals in the first quarter. Ryan Laughlin, Sean Kelleher, Alex Watkins, Jack Wright, Doug Barrie, and even defensive midfielder Phil Sheridan had impressive goals in the first half. The Scout defense held strong, only letting up on a few fast-break goals. They were able to dictate the tempo of the game and make a very impressive showing. Bryan Rossman and Jason Handler made great plays on defense, both defending the ball and clearing it to the offense. James Phelps got the start in goal and made some excellent saves, and Collin Barnwell finished the game between the pipes. The Scouts look forward to the rest of the postseason, and hopefully will continue to have more impressive performances like this one.

05/20/11 (Senior Day)
Lake Forest 4 - Hinsdale Central 2

The Scouts faced off against Hinsdale on their Senior Night, and it was quite a final regular-season game for the Scout seniors. It was a defensive struggle on both ends, with the Scout defense holding strong while the offense had a tough time finding their rhythm. However, the offense made enough shots when it counted to defeat Hinsdale and end their regular season on a positive note. Ryan Tupper was very aggressive with the ball, playing attack instead of his usual midfield role, and scoring a goal. Ryan Laughlin added 2 and Alex Watkins added one more to complete the victory. Bryan Rossman was a monster on defense, taking away the ball and clearing it himself many times. Charles Cook, Joey Losacco and Jason Handler also had big games on defense. James Phelps started in goal and did an excellent job, allowing Hinsdale only a slight sliver of opportunity before shutting them down along with the defense. The Scouts look forward to the playoffs after ending the regular season with a win.

Lake Forest 15 - Mundelein 3


Lake Forest 8 - Glenbrook South 9 (2OT)
The Scouts traveled to Glenbrook South, and the game started off very well for them. The Scouts pushed the ball early to score some fast-break goals, and had a 6-4 halftime lead. However, after halftime, the offense sputtered, scoring only one goal until the very end of regulation. Glenbrook South continued their patient attack, tying the game and even pushing ahead of the Scouts at the end of the fourth quarter. However, Doug Barrie took matters into his own hands and scored a fast-break goal to tie the game. The Scouts were unable to produce in overtime, and the defense held strong until Glenbrook South scored the final fast-break goal to win in sudden death. Many Scouts scored today, including Phil Sheridan and Joe Kurschner for the first time this season. Sheridan, Mac Mardjetko, Barrie and Charles Cook had excellent games on defense--playing strong and getting many transition opportunities. It was a heartbreaking loss for the Scouts, but they should be able to come back stronger for the upcoming playoffs.

Lake Forest 13 - Warren 7
The Scouts went to play Warren on a blistering hot day, and they pulled out a solid road victory. Warren set a very physical tempo for the Scouts, but they responded well with fast breaks and settled goals. The Scout defense played very well against the Warren attack, but it was difficult as the Scouts were man-down or even two men-down for a large percentage of the game. However, the Scouts adapted to the officiating to win the game. Mac Mardjetko, Ryan Tupper, Johnny Poth, Matt Sapp and Sean Kelleher had goals at midfield, where Ross Chaifetz, Ryan Laughlin, Jack Wright and Alex Watkins scored at attack. For the defense, Bryan Rossman made excellent physical plays and checks to stop Warren’s offense, and Joey Losacco and the whole man-down crew did a great job holding down the defense when at a disadvantage. James Phelps got the start in goal and made great saves, including a dramatic jumping save to close out the victory for the Scouts.

Lake Forest 10 - Libertyville 7

Meeting Libertyville for the second time this year, the Scouts hoped to bury their rivals quickly, but it wasn't that easy for them. Two early goals put the Scouts up, but Libertyville hung on with only a 3-2 deficit at the end of the first quarter, thanks in part to a 70-yard goal by a Libertyville defenseman. The Scouts continued their fast-paced attack, with goals scored by Matt Sapp and excellent long-range shots from Sean Kelleher. Alex Watkins and Ryan Laughlin were effective cleaning up the garbage on the crease. Libertyville began to claw their way back in the second half, scoring goals the Scouts could not easily answer thanks to strong dodges. However, the Scout defense held on to the victory led by Joey Losacco and Ethan Ulmer in goal.


Lake Forest 5 - Loyola 13

The game against Loyola was one of the biggest games of the season for the Scouts, but unfortunately they let a golden opportunity to establish their identity go awry. The Scouts were chasing from the beginning, giving up 2 goals in the opening minutes of the game. Sean Kelleher put the Scouts on the board early, but the offense really could not get anything going. The combination of poor clears by the defense, Loyola’s possession offense and their tight defense neutralized the Scout offensive threat. Down 9-3 at halftime, the Scouts switched to a pressure defense set, but it was too little too late at that point in the game. Sean Kelleher added two more goals later, and so did Alex Watkins, but overall the Scouts had a very disappointing performance. This game taught the Scouts a valuable lesson, and hopefully they learn from it and come back stronger.

Lake Forest 11; Lake Zurich 1

Coming off of the disappointing loss against New Trier, the Scouts looked for redemption against Lake Zurich. The beginning was a bit sloppy for the Scouts, but they took an early lead with goals by Sean Kelleher and Connor Kenehan. The lead grew to 8-0 at halftime, with the Scouts pumped up and ready to finish the game. However, Lake Zurich fought hard, getting a goal and creating a more physical tempo near the end of the game. The Scouts managed to deal with the chippy play of Lake Zurich, and they left the cold, rainy field with a win. Many players stepped up for the Scouts, including Ross Chaifetz with an impressive goal at attack. James Phelps made great saves in goal, and Cole Moore and Fritz Arnson played very well as defensive midfielders. The Scouts moved past Lake Zurich and are ready for a huge showdown against Loyola coming up on 5/3.

Lake Forest 9 - New Trier 10

The Scouts were looking for a win against rival New Trier after their previous defeat in the Oak Park tournament, and a home game seemed like a great place to get one. The Scouts took the early lead on a goal by Ryan Laughlin, and ended the first quarter down by 1. However, New Trier had a very strong second and third quarter, entering the fourth quarter up by 5. The Scouts came out whistle-ready in the fourth, having an impressive run to bring the game back within 1. Sadly, time ran out on the last effort of the Scouts and New Trier walked away bruised, but with a victory. Matt Sapp and Daniel Pasquesi were effective in the face-off game, creating many scoring opportunities and winning more than 50% of their face offs against New Trier All-American, Mick Parks. Ryan Laughlin, Sean Kelleher and Alex Watkins were also strong contributors to the offense. Phil Sheridan and Jason Handler did an excellent job shutting off New Trier’s two strongest players on the day, with Ethan Ulmer having a great day in goal. Even after the loss, the Scouts are hungrier than ever for future victories.

Ryan Laughlin--4 goals; Sean Kelleher--3 goals; Matt Sapp & Jack Wright--1 goal each.

04/25/11--The following young men have demonstrated the leadership and academic commitment to have earned a place in the Lake Forest High School National Honor Society for 2011.  We could not be more proud to have them as a part of our team as well.  Wins and losses pale in comparison to the importance of having these gentlemen as the role models for the future of our lacrosse team.
Fritz Arnson
Collin Barnwell
Connor Kenehan
Joe Losacco
Mac Mardjetko
Sam Moran
Daniel Mosbarger
John Poth
Phil Sheridan
Ryan Tupper
Matt Wagener

Lake Forest 6 - Stevenson 5

The Scouts met up with Stevenson for the second time this season, and were looking for revenge after a shaky performance last time around. The Scouts came out strong, with good face-off wins and a goal from Matt Sapp, but the defense gave up some regrettable goals early on. At halftime the Scouts were down 4-5, but the defense played much better in the second half, led by goalie Ethan Ulmer. Mac Mardjetko and Daniel Pasquesi both had fantastic games, playing solid defense, picking up ground balls, and truly making hardworking plays all over the field. Doug Barrie, Ryan Tupper and Sapp were all solid contributors on offense. Ryan Laughlin scored the game-winning goal for the Scouts in the final two minutes, and the defense held onto the lead to finish the game. This was a huge conference win for the Scouts, especially over bitter rival Stevenson.

Lake Forest 9 - St. Charles 13

After a long bus ride to St. Charles, the Saints took a very early 2-0 lead against a flat Scouts team. They pushed the lead to 4-0 after the first quarter, with the Scouts giving up many fast breaks and not being able to find rhythm. Doug Barrie provided a spark to the Scouts in the 2nd quarter, adding 2 goals to cut down the lead. However, the St. Charles transition offense and defense were excellent, continuing to put points up and stop the Scouts clear. Still down at halftime after goals by Alex Watkins and Jack Wright, the Scouts found inspiration in Sean Kelleher, whose aggression on offense paid off--scoring 3 goals. The defense recovered near the end of the game, but by then it was too late for the Scouts to come back. This bitter loss on a chilly, rainy day sent a message to the Scouts, and it is certain that they will come out with a fire for the remainder of the season.

Lake Forest 15 - Vernon Hills 4

This game was an excellent opportunity for some of the reserve players for the Scouts to make big plays, and they definitely proved they could perform in the outing against the Cougars. Scoring was led by Johnny Poth, who made 5 left-handed goals at attack today. Other goals were added by Matt Sapp, Alex Watkins, Jack Wright, Chris Janeck and George Stamelos. Janeck, Stamelos and Ricky Kawala created many scoring opportunities with strong dodges to the goal. Sam Moran was everywhere on the field today, helping out at attack, midfield, and even picking up a pole to help the defense out--proving that he can truly do it all. The Scout defense played well, with Jason Handler and Joey Losacco creating many turnovers, and Parker Stride establishing a physical presence all over the field. James Phelps made some key saves in goal to seal this game for the Scouts.

Lake Forest 6 - Lyons Township 4

The Scouts met a challenge at home against #1 ranked Lyons Township, and it proved to be an exciting game. Jack Wright started the game off with a goal in the first minute of play, which gave the Scouts an early boost of confidence. However, the Lions and the Scouts went back and forth after that--including goals by Sam Moran and Ryan Laughlin. When the score was tied 4-4 in the second half, the Scouts began to put away the Lions. A new defensive set completely shut down Lyons’ star players, thanks to physical play from Bryan Rossman and Phil Sheridan. The Scouts had a few problems in transition, but the success of the offense and defense more than made up for it. After solving Lyons’ excellent defense, the Scouts look forward to more conference play coming up

Lake Forest 4; Stevenson 2

This  was a big game for the Scouts against archrival Stevenson--especially since it was televised by Comcast. The Scouts jumped out to an early 3-0 lead in the first quarter, taking advantage of high-percentage shots by Ryan Laughlin, Jack Wright and Alex Watkins. However, the Scouts had trouble adjusting to the Patriots’ zone defense, scoring only one more goal in the rest of the game. Even though the offense made some missteps, the defense was ready to step in and win the game. Solid defensive play all around stifled the Patriots’ offense, with notable performances from Joey Losacco, Phil Sheridan, Matt Wagener, and Charles Cook. The game featured scrappy play from both sides, but the Scouts found a way to come away with a win.

Lake Forest 10 - Libertyville 4

Fresh off of the spring break trip, the Scouts came to Libertyville ready to play. Playing on grass fields instead of the turf stadium, the Scouts got off to a 6-1 halftime lead. The Wildcats had a run early in the second half, due to a rickety 3rd quarter from the Scouts. However,  the Scouts closed the door and maintained their lead with a strong 4th quarter. Jack Wright led all scorers with an amazing 7 goals, followed by Alex Watkins with 2 and Matt Sapp with 1. Overall, it was a very successful start to conference play by the Scouts.

Lake Forest 10 - Clayton High School 2

Clayton High School came out with a very aggressive style of play and their goal  keeper (who had never played goalie prior to last week) made several tremendous saves.  The Clayton Coach complemented the Lake Forest Scouts on their sportsmanship and their classy treatment of a team that was doing their best with some significant players missing.  Daniel Pasquesi stood out with two fantastic anticipation plays where he picked a ball off and started a fast break going for our offense. 

Lake Forest 10 - Loveland High School 6

Loveland hung around in this game while the Scouts set their all-time record for number of penalty minutes called in a half.  Both the Loveland and Lake Forest coaches joined together to request that the officials moderate their interference in the flow of the game; however, that request was denied.  At half the score was tied 2 to 2.  In the 3rd quarter the Scouts built a 5-goal cushion, and the game provided an opportunity for all players to get more comfortable with the offense. 

Lake Forest 4 - Mason High School 8  

The Scouts came out flat off the long bus ride and surrendered a 3 to 0 lead in the first quarter.  By half time the Scouts had cut the lead to 4 to 3.  In the second half, bad weather and too many penalties prevented the team from getting into an offensive rhythm, and they left the field with a frustrating loss.  While Mason was a talented team with better athletes than the Scouts had previously encountered, this was more a case of a team beating itself rather than getting beaten by a superior opponent. 

03/19/11--Oak Park Tournament
Lake Forest 2 - Glenbrook North 2

The Scouts got off to a slow start in the tournament, with a flat performance against the Spartans. After an early clearing mishap,  the Scouts came back on goals from Connor Kenehan and an unnamed attackman. The Scouts played solid defense and dominated the offensive time of possession, but were unable to convert opportunities into goals and had to settle for a tie.

Lake Forest 11 - Oak Park JV 0

After the tie in the first game, Lake Forest needed an 11-0 victory to remain in  the playoff picture for the tournament. Fired up after their disappointing performance in the game against the Spartans, the Scouts put the pedal to the metal against the Huskies. Many players, including Mac Mardjetko and Doug Barrie, had great offensive performances, with Ryan Tupper’s lefty rip scoring the eleventh and final goal of the game. The defense also shut down the Husky offense, led by Will Owens and Joey Losacco, with Collin Barnwell making his first start in goal.

Lake Forest 3 - New Trier 4

The Scouts earned a spot in the tournament semi-final against New Trier. The Scouts made a statement with strong physical play from Daniel Pasquesi and Jason Handler,  putting the Trevians on their heels. 2 goals from Sean Kelleher and one from Ryan Laughlin gave the Scouts a 3-2 lead going into the second half. The defense did not allow any goals for the first ten minutes of the second half, with some excellent saves by Ethan Ulmer in goal. However, the Trevians scored back-to-back goals with little time left to take the 4-3 lead. A final attempt to tie in the closing seconds by Bryan Rossman was unsuccessful, and the Trevians escaped with the victory. The energy in this game was unmatched in the other two, with a show of truly relentless effort. The Scouts improved after every game in the tournament and are ready for the rest of the regular season!

Lake Forest 9 - Evanston 1

On Thursday the boys' lacrosse team defeated Evanston Township High School by a score
of 9 to1--led by a stand-out performance by junior goalie, Ethan Ulmer.


Archived Awards and Game Summaries--Spring, 2010
Awards---Spring, 2009-2010

2011  Douglas Barrie
2010  William Carberry
2011  Ross Chaifetz
2012  Charles Cook
2011  Cameron Crowe
2011  James Flood
2012  Jason Handler
2011  Matthew Harrison
2010  Alexander Janeck
2010  Christian (Tucker) Johansen
2011  Erick Kawala
2011  Sean Kelleher
2010  Andrew Keller
2011  Ryan Lughlin
2010  Patrick Laughlin
2012  Mackenzie (Mack) Mardjetko
2010  Jay Montross
2012  Samuel Moran
2011  Daniel Pasquesi
2011  James Phelps
2011  Harrison Quaid
2011  Bryan Rossman
2011  Matthew Sapp
2012  Philip Sheridan
2011  Herbert (Parker) Stride
2012  Ryan Tupper
2012  Ethan Ulmer
2012  Matthew Wagener
2012  John (Jack) Wright

2011  Spencer Higbee
2010  Daniel Karson

Cameron Crowe
Matt Sapp

Daniel Karson
Patrick Laughlin
Bryan Rossman
Herbert (Parker) Stride

Patrick Laughlin

Andrew Keller

Wills Carberry


Ryan Laughlin

Harrison Quaid


Please congratulate the following players on being recognized
by the IHSLA Coaches Association:

Andrew Keller: All Conference Honorable Mention Midfield
Charles Cook: All Conference Honorable Mention LSM
Phil Sheridan:  All Conference Honorable Mention Defense
Alex Janeck:  All Conference Second Team Midfield, All Star Selection
Ryan Laughlin:  All Conference First Team Attack
Tucker Johansen:  All Conference First Team Midfield, All State First Team Midfield & All Star Selection

06/01/10--Playoff Game
Lake Forest 6 - Stevenson 17

05/28/10 - Playoff Game
Lake Forest 11 - Glenbrook South 7

Goals: Tucker Johansen (3), Ryan Laughlin (2), Alex Janeck (2), Sam Moran (1), Sean Kelleher (1), Wills Carberry (1), Charles Cook (1)
Assists: Tucker Johansen (2), Alex Janeck (2), Sean Kelleher (1)
Ground Balls: Alex Janeck (5), Charles Cook (4), Jason Handler (4), Tucker Johansen (3), Harrison Quad (3), Andy Keller (3), Sam Moran (2), Doug Barrie (2), Sean Kelleher (1), Wills Carberry (1), Jack Wright (1), Ethan Ulmer (1), Cameron Crowe (1), Matt Wagener (1), Bryan Rossman (1), Dan Pasquesi (1)
Goalie Ethan Ulmer had 13 saves, 12 of 13 successful clears

05/26/10 - Playoff Game
Lake Forest 14 - Fenwick 3

Sean Kelleher (3), Rayn Laughlin (2), Jack Wright (2), Ryan Tupper (2), Andy Keller (1), Tucker Johansen (1), Wills Carberry (1), Matt Harrison (1), Alex Janeck (1)
Assists: Jack Wright (2), Tucker Johansen (1), Ryan Laughlin (1), Sam Moran (1), Ryan Tupper (1), Erick Kawala (1)
Ground Balls: Mack Mardjetko (6), Doug Barrie (5), Matt Sapp (5), Charles Cook (4), Jack Wright (4), Dan Pasquesi (3), Harrison Quad (3), Matt Wagener (3), Ethan Ulmer (3), Ryan Tupper (2), Matt Harrison (2), Bryan Rossman (2), Ryan Laughlin (1), Wills Carberry (1), Erick Kawala (1), Alex Janeck (1), James Flood (1), Phil Sheridan (1)
Goalie Ethan Ulmer--5 saves, 14 of 15 successful clears in 2 quarters in goal
Goalie James Phelps--5 saves, 9 of 13 successful clears in 2 quarters in goal

Lake Forest 14 - Mundelein 4

Goals: Andy Keller (3), Wills Carberry (2), Ryan Laughlin (2), Matt Sapp (2), Ross Chaifetz (2), Jack Wright (2), Tucker Johansen (1)
Assists: Wills Carberry (2), Ryan Laughlin (2), Ross Chaifetz (1), Tucker Johansen (1), Ricky Kawala (1), Ryan Tupper (1)
Goalies Ethan Ulmer had 2 save in 1 quarter of play; James Phelps had 9 saves in 3 quarters of play

Lake Forest 12 - Hinsdale Central 3
Alex Janeck (3), Sean Kelleher (2), Ryan Laughlin (2), Tucker Johansen (1), Doug Barrie (1), Andy Keller (1), Matt Sapp (1), Jack Wright (1)
Assists: Sean Kelleher (1), Tucker Johansen (1), Doug Barrie (1)

Lake Forest 16 - Warren 7

Ryan Laughlin (4), Ross Chaifetz (4), Jack Wright (2), Sean Kelleher (1), Matt Sapp (1), James Flood (1), Charles Cook (1) Matt Harrison (1), Doug Barrie (1)
Assists: Wills Carberry (5), Sean Kelleher (2), Tucker Johansen (2), Jack Wright (1)
Ground Balls: Phil Sheridan led the team in ground balls with 6, followed by Charles Cook & Ross Chaifetz with 4 each. Team had a total of 37 GBs
Saves: Goalie Ethan Ulmer---5 saves in one quarter of play; Jim Phelps--11 saves in 3 quarters of play.


Lake Forest 6 - Loyola 14
Ryan Laughlin (2), Wills Carberry, Tucker Johansen, Sean Kellehan and Andy Keller each had 1 goal.
Assists: Alex Janeck (2)


Lake Forest 8 - St. Ignatius 4
Wills Carberry (2), Sam Moran, Tucker Johansen, Sean Kellehan, Phil Sheridan, Ryan Tupper and Ryan Laughlin each had 1 goal. 
Ryan Laughlin (1)


Lake Forest 8 - Libertyville 10

Lake Forest 4 - New Trier 15
Tucker Johansen (2), Wills Carberry (1), Andy Keller (1)
Assists: Alex Janeck (1)
Ground Balls: Ethan Ulmer (3), Jay Montross (3), Harrison Quaid (2), Andy Keller (2), Jack Wright (1), Patrick Laughlin (1), Ryan Tupper (1), Matt Sapp (1), Bryan Rossman (1)
Saves: Goalie Ethan Ulmer had 11 saves on 32 shots


Lake Forest 9 - Naperville North 10 (OT)
For the fifth time this season, the Scouts met up with a highly-ranked team.  This time, it was Naperville North, who came in with only two losses--one being to St. Charles East in double overtime.   Playing some of their best lacrosse to date, Lake Forest appeared to be in the driver's seat, leading 7-4 after the third quarter even having been outshot by Naperville 31-19 at that point. The tide turned, however, and the Scouts let down a little.  In the final seconds of regulation, Naperville added its 4th goal of the quarter, to LF's one, to force overtime with the score tied at 9 all.

In overtime, Lake Forest middie Sean Kelleher's shot nailed the post and bounced wide.  In the ensuing inbounds by the Scouts, Naperville forced a turnover.  Aided by a quick whistle to restart play, Naperville scored to win the game.  A real heartbreaker for Lake Forest.

Lake Forest 14 - Lake Zurich 2
 Goals: Sean Kelleher (4), Ross Chaifetz (3), Doug Barrie (2), Jack Wright (2), Wills Carberry (2), Alex Janeck (1)
Assists: Jack Wright (3), Wills Carberry (2), Andy Keller (1), Alex Janeck (1), Jay Montrose (1), Matt Harrison (1)
Saves: Goalies James Phelps (6) & Ethan Ulmer (3) combined for 9 saves.
Lake Forest 7 - St. Charles East 10
Lake Forest 13 - Grayslake Central 3

Lake Forest 5  - Glenbrook South 6

This loss was particularly difficult to swallow.  The Scouts had improved significantly during the course of their first two games.  The intensity and focus that they brought in the second half of the first two games seemed to be present in the first quarter on Saturday, but it did not pay dividends on the scoreboard.  The defense had their finest game so far with another excellent performance by Ethan Ulmer in goal.  Unfortunately, the 10 penalties committed by the Scouts prevented the offense from getting going and allowed GBS scoring opportunities that they eventually took advantage of.  The frustration of this game comes in knowing that we had the talent to beat GBS,  but were unable to harness it for any significant length of time.  The victories will start coming soon and winning will be contagious.      
Lake Forest 7 - Lyons 9

Lake Forest 7 - Stevenson 11

Goals by Ryan Laughlin (2), Andy Keller (2), Tucker Johansen (2) and Ryan Tupper (1)
The Scouts dropped their opening game to a much more experienced Stevenson team on Saturday 3/27.  Despite the fact that Stevenson was without two of their best players, they showed their knowledge of the game by taking advantage of small mistakes.  The Scouts did an excellent job of battling back from 6-1 deficit and at one point trailed by only two goals in the fourth quarter.  Ultimately, Stevenson was able to pull away, but the Scouts are excited for the rematch at Stevenson on 4/22.

Archived Awards and Game Summaries--Spring, 2009

lake forest vs libertyville

Stew Kerr wins the 2009 SAMMY award--one of 25 winners out of 53,000 entries.
The 2009 SAMMY Award Program, which is sponsored by America's Milk Processors and USA TODAY and joined by four education partners: the American Association of School Administrators, the National Association of Sport and Physical Education, the American School Counselor Association and the National School Public Relations Association, recognizes outstanding scholar athletes in grade 12 from high schools throughout the contiguous United States. Judging of the nominees was based on 5 criteria: academic performance (35%), athletic excellence (35%), leadership (15%), community service (10%), and milk experience (5%). Each recipient received:

  • A $7,500 college scholarship from the Milk Processor Education Program
  • An invitation for winners, parents and/or guardians to attend a SAMMY 2009 weekend at the Disney World Complex in Orlando, FL scheduled for June 2009
  • An opportunity to be pictured in a special congratulatory Milk Mustache ad in a June 2009 edition of USA TODAY and other national public

The Illinois High School Coaches Association met Sunday and announced their post season honors. Lake Forest players and coaches honored were:

  • All American: Stew Kerr AND Pete Moore
  • All State: Stew Kerr, Joe Hrusovsky, Alex Svigos, and Pete Moore
  • All State Second team: Zack Telander
  • All Conference: Stew Kerr, Zack Telander, Joe Hrusovsky, Matt Carstens, Alex Svigos, Pete Moore
  • All Conference Second team: Brian O'Callaghan, Conor Wright
  • All Conference Honorable Mention: Chad Stebbins, Alex Janeck
  • Assistant Coach of the Year: Coach Todd Morgan
  • Head Coach of the Year: Coach Bob Degen
  • The coaching staff at the All State Senior All Star game will be the Lake Forest coaches.
  • Lake Forest has already won the North Suburban Conference Championship!!! Congratulations to all!!!

Stew Kerr wins the 2009 SAMMY award--one of 25 winners out of 53,000 entries.
The 2009 SAMMY Award Program, which is sponsored by America's Milk Processors and USA TODAY and joined by four education partners: the American Association of School Administrators, the National Association of Sport and Physical Education, the American School Counselor Association and the National School Public Relations Association, recognizes outstanding scholar athletes in grade 12 from high schools throughout the contiguous United States. Judging of the nominees was based on 5 criteria: academic performance (35%), athletic excellence (35%), leadership (15%), community service (10%), and milk experience (5%). Each recipient received:

  • A $7,500 college scholarship from the Milk Processor Education Program
  • An invitation for winners, parents and/or guardians to attend a SAMMY 2009 weekend at the Disney World Complex in Orlando, FL scheduled for June 2009
  • An opportunity to be pictured in a special congratulatory Milk Mustache ad in a June 2009 edition of USA TODAY and other national publica

Semi-final game
Lake Forest 6 - Loyola Academy 7 (OT)

Third-round playoff game
Lake Forest 11 - Stevenson 9

The Scouts will play Loyola Academy in the semi-final round at the LF varsity field on Thursday, June 4 at 6 pm. Come cheer the team on!

Lake Forest 17 - Libertyville 2
The boys lacrosse team won their second-round playoff game Friday night, beating Libertyville 17-3.  They will play the winner of Stevenson vs. St. Viator, Tuesday night, June 2, at Varsity Field.  Starting time TBA.


Scouts 13 - Hinsdale Central Red Devils 10
The Scouts finished the regular season with a hard fought victory over Hinsdale Central.  The win gave the Scouts their 14th win of the season in Illinois and their 16th win overall.  Their 16-1 regular season record is their best since 1998.

After an emotional win over Loyola two days earlier, the Scouts were set-up for a let down.   They started out slowly and found themselves trailing the Red Devils 6-3 early in the second quarter.  After a time-out, the Scouts regrouped and scored four quick goals to take a 7-6 lead.  Kevin O’Connell-Keleghan took a page out of Stew Kerr’s book when he beat his defender from behind the goal to score.  Andy Keller corralled a rebound in front of the Lake Forest goal and went the length of the field beating the Hinsdale goalie for his sixth goal of the season.  Hinsdale answered with a late second quarter goal, knotting the score at 7 at half-time.

The Scouts started the third quarter with a flurry of individual efforts.  Stew Kerr scored two unassisted goals and Alex Janeck added another.  With a man-up opportunity, Matt Carstens scooped up a loose ball in front of the Hinsdale goal and found the back of the net for an 11-8 Scout lead.  Alex Svigos and Kerr each scored in the fourth quarter and the Scouts had their 16th victory of the season.

Scouts 9 - Loyola Ramblers 7
Tuesday night Lake Forest traveled to Glenview to take on rival Loyola.  The Scouts played an almost flawless first half, limiting the Ramblers scoring opportunities and capitalizing on their own.  Lake Forest got the first goal of the game from an unlikely source, defensemen David OgbornOgborn took a clearing pass from goalie Peter Moore and raced fifty yards to the goal, where he surprised the Ramblers’ goalie with a bounce shot.  On route to the goal Ogborn ran straight over a Loyola defender, this new move is now known as the “Dog Dodge.”   After Ogborn’s goal, the Scouts took charge and held an impressive 6-2 half-time lead.

The second half was a different game.  Loyola controlled the momentum and the ball.  With the Scouts holding a 6-3 lead in the third quarter, Lake Forest looked to put the game away.  Midfielder Alex Janeck put a huge hit on a Loyola player, jarring the ball loose.  Stew Kerr picked-up the groundball and had a good look at the goal, but his shot sailed wide.  The Ramblers recovered and started their comeback.  Down by only one in the fourth quarter the Loyola offense was in control, holding the ball for over 3 minutes before finally scoring and tying the game at seven.  Kerr then stepped up with his patented move from X.  Kerr beat the double team and found the back of the cage for what would be the winning goal.  With two and a half minutes left, Joey Hrusovsky scored an insurance goal when he buried a shot from ten yards out after taking a nice feed from Zack Telander.  The Ramblers wouldn’t quit--a Scouts penalty gave Loyola an EMO with a minute left in the game.  The Scout defense held on and goalie Moore made two of his fifteen saves to preserve a 9-7 victory.

The Scouts finish the regular season tonight, May 21, at Varsity Field vs. Hinsdale Central.

Scouts 13 - Naperville North Huskies 9
Saturday was Senior Day for the Scout’s lacrosse team.  Twenty-one seniors along with their parents were honored before the start of Saturday’s game.  The Scouts may have been thinking about their upcoming prom dates as they quickly fell behind 3-1 in the first quarter.  Matt Carstens gave the fans a thrill when he tied the score at 3 with a behin- the-back shot off a feed from Chad Stebbins.  That goal seemed to give the Scouts some energy, and they took a 5-4 lead into half-time.  The Huskies (10-5) came out fast in the second half, tying the score at 5 with a goal in the first seven seconds of the third quarter.  After falling behind 6-5, the Scout defense stiffened, stopping Naperville on three straight possessions and giving the offense a chance to get on track.
At the other end of the field, the Scout’s attackmen had been frustrated by the Huskies aggressive-hitting defensemen and strong goaltending.  With Kerr and Telander being held in check, the Scout’s midfielders stepped up.  Joey Hrusovsky(4 goals) led the attack with three second half goals, Alex Janeck scored twice, Kevin O’Connell-Keleghan and Andy Keller also added goals.  When Carstens ripped a fifteen-yard shot past the Huskies’ goalie for his second goal of the game, the Scouts had a 13-6 lead.   All the seniors contributed as the Scouts coasted to a 13-9 victory.

Scouts 14 - Glenbrook South Titans 4
The Scouts seemed to have caught the Titans (12-3) on an off night.  Lake Forest jumped out to a fast 4-1 lead and was never challenge by Glenbrook South.  Chad Stebbins scored three of his four goals in the first quarter.  Stew Kerr had 3 goals and 4 assists.  Andrew Meland scored his first goal of the season as he found the back of the cage with a hard shot from 15 yards out.  Joey Hrusovsky scored twice, Zack Telander, Andy Keller, Ryan Laughlin and Alex Svigos each scored once

Scouts 11 - St. Ignatius Wolfpack 1
The Scouts continued their winning ways Saturday, making it 9 straight wins, with an 11 to 1 victory over the visiting Wolfpack.  Stew Kerr and Zack Telander provided the bulk of the offense, scoring four goals a piece.  Cole Smith scored his first goal of the season when he picked up a groundball and fired a shot over the St. Ignatius goalie’s shoulder.  That made the score 4-0 Scouts early in the 2nd quarter.  The Wolfpack had their chances to get on the scoreboard, but Scout goalie Peter Moore turned back all ten first-half shots.  The Scouts led 6-0 at half-time.

Lake Forest cruised through the second half, dominating possession time and limiting St. Ignatius scoring opportunities.  Tucker Johansen scored a goal and Joey Hrusovsky added a goal and 3 assists. 

The Scouts next four games are against opponents ranked in the top 10.  Glenbrook South #3, Naperville North #8, Loyola #4 and Hinsdale Central #7. 

Scouts 13, Oak Park Huskies 7
Chad Stebbins was the beneficiary of some good team work Thursday night.  Stebbins scored four goals, three in the first half, after being set up nicely by his teammates. Stew Kerr, Zack Telander, Matt Carstens and Tucker Johansen all earned assists when they found Stebbins open on the side of the crease for goals.  Along with goals by Kerr (2), Telander (3), and Alex Janeck the Scouts held a comfortable 9-3 first half lead.

Oak Park regrouped at half-time.  The Huskies out-scored the Scouts 4-1 in the third quarter and stole the momentum.  In the fourth quarter with the score 10-7, the Scouts found themselves in a 3-man down situation.  The Scout defense of David Ogborn, Brian O’Callaghan and Alex Svigos played the triangle nicely, not allowing the Huskies to get an open shot.  As the penalties expired, the Scouts executed what may have been their best fast-break so far this season.  Four sharp, crisp passes moved the ball down field quickly and Ryan Laughlin finished by scoring from just off the crease.  Spencer Reagan and Joey Hrusovsky also found the net and the Scouts had a 13-7 victory.

Scouts 10 - Stevenson 5
Lake Forest completed a sweep of their North Suburban Conference games Tuesday night with a 10 to 5 win over the Patriots.  The Scouts finished 6-0 in the Conference--outscoring their opponents 83 to 26 in those 6 games.

Tuesday’s game looked like it would be a low scoring affair, as the Patriots tried to slow the game down.  With each possession the Patriots were content to pass the ball around the perimeter and not attack the goal.  They were successful in running time off the clock and limiting the Scouts’ possessions.  The first half ended with the Scouts holding a slim 2 to1 lead on goals by Stew Kerr and Joey Hrusovsky.

The Patriots were all fired up to start the second half.  They believed they had found a strategy that would slow down the Scout offense.  However, even the referees had seen enough of the Patriots slow game and after the third stalling call against the Pats the Scouts took charge.  With the score tied 2-2 the Scouts went on an 8-1 run.  Alex Janeck started the Scouts scoring in the second half when he beat the Stevenson goalie with a low shot on the run.  Zack Telander then scored two of his four goals.  Chad Stebbins put the game away when he scored on a man-up situation. Joey Hrusovsky and Stew Kerr finished the Scouts scoring with their second goals of the game.

Scouts 14 - Libertyville 8

The Scouts finished up three straight North Suburban Conference games with wins over Grayslake and Libertyville.  Neither the Rams nor the Wildcats could keep up with the Scouts high scoring offense and the outcome of the games was never really in doubt.
The Scouts are now 4-0 in their conference with one more conference game on the schedule against Stevenson next week.

Scouts 15 - Grayslake 1

Scouts 13 - Stevenson 4
The Stevenson Patriots came to Lake Forest’s Varsity Field with thoughts of upsetting the Scouts.  The Patriots were coming off impressive wins over Lyons and Libertyville, and it looked to be a close game played in nice weather.  It turned out to be neither.  In the first-ever night lacrosse game played at Varsity Field, the Scouts trounced Stevenson 13-4 in the rain.  With the score tied 1-1 in the middle of the 1st quarter, the Scouts high-powered offense kicked in, scoring five unanswered goals.  The Scouts went into halftime with a 6-1 lead.  The third quarter featured more of the same. Andy Keller won a face-off and beat the Stevenson goalie for an unassisted goal--giving the Scouts a 9-1 lead and they never looked back.  With two and half minutes left, the Scouts starting attackmen finally got a rest and James DePaul came in to finish the scoring.  Other goal scorers were Stew Kerr, Zack Telander, Joey Hrusovsky, Chad Stebbins and Alex Svigos.

During the last four games the Scouts defensemen, Brian O’Callaghan, Alex Svigos, David Ogborn, Bobby Nommensen and goalie Peter Moore have allowed their opponents few good shots and even fewer goals.  They have averaged only 4 goals against in those games.


Scouts 7 - Lyons 4
This year’s LTHS Lions team is nothing like the 2008 squad that went 21-1.  The Lions (6-5) were coming off losses to New Trier (1-12) and Stevenson (5-13), but every team seems to get up to play the Scouts and LTHS was no exception.  The Lions were fired-up to start the game and drew first blood with an early goal.  The Scouts were sluggish in the first half and unable to convert on several close-in opportunities.  Stew Kerr and Joey Hrusovsky finally found the back of the net to get the Scouts on the score board.  The Scouts then held off an attack by Lyons at the end of 2nd quarter and the first half ended 2-2.

The Scouts came out playing a more aggressive defense in the 2nd half.   Lyons, which plays a patient ball-control game much like Loyola, would have been happy to sit on a third quarter 4-2 lead, but the Scout defense would not allow that to happen.  Defensemen Brian O’Callaghan, David Ogborn, Alex Svigos and Max Bagnoli began to aggressively pressure the Lyon’s attackmen, forcing them to turnover the ball.  Goals by Kerr and Spencer Reagan tied the score at 4 early in the 4th quarter.  O’Callaghan then stole a pass at mid-field setting up a fast-break goal by Zach Telander, and the Scouts had all the momentum.  Carstens then won two consecutive face-offs--setting up a goal by Hrusovsky and scoring one on his own.  With four minutes to play, the Scouts suddenly held a 7-4 lead.  Lyons was unable to mount any type of a scoring threat after that and the Scouts went home with a win!

Scouts 13 - Lake Zurich 2
Tuesday night the Scouts posted an easy win against the Lake Zurich Bears.  If not for a strong game by The Bears goaltender, Austin Ryan, the Scouts would have continued to score.  The Scouts dominated the early action, but found themselves leading by only a 3-0 score at the end of the first quarter.  Attackmen Stew Kerr, Zack Telander and Chad Stebbins each had multiple scoring opportunities in the first quarter, but they could only come away with one goal a piece.  In the second quarter, the Scouts were more productive, finding the back of the net five times for an 8-0 halftime lead.  Every Scout player saw the field in the second half as they coasted to a 13-2 victory.  Stebbins led the scorers with 4 goals.  Joey Hrusovsky scored twice, his second goal a sharp, behind-the-back shot.  Tucker Johansen, Kevin O’Connell-Keleghan, James DePaul and Alex Svigos all scored one.   

Scouts 18 - Libertyville 6
Over the last two seasons the Libertyville Wildcats have beaten the Scouts three straight times.  That streak came to an end Saturday in Libertyville.  After giving up an early goal, the Scouts showed their offensive power by pouring in seven unanswered goals.  At half-time the Scouts led 7-2.  In the second half the Wildcats tried to mount a comeback, but an un-releasable bench penalty on the Cats coach gave the Scouts a man-up advantage for one minute.  That minute proved costly to the Cats as Joey Hrusovsky won three straight face-offs setting up fast break goals for the Scouts.  By the time the penalty expired, the Scouts held a comfortable 13 to 5 lead.  They cruised to an 18 to 6 victory.  Goals were scored by Stew Kerr and Zack Telander with 6 each.  Alex Janeck and sophomore Ryan Laughlin added two a piece.  Matt Carstens and Andy Keller each scored once.  Carstens also had 6 assists and 7 groundballs and Hrusovsky added 3 assists and 9 groundballs.

The boys had better be in shape, because they will be playing 7 games in the next 15 days.  Tuesday, April 21, the Scouts are at home vs. Lake Zurich.  Face-off is at 5:30 pm.
Thursday April 23, the Scouts are at Lyons Township for a 5:30 game.
Saturday, April 25, the Scouts are at home against Oak Park for a noon game.

Scouts 10 - New Trier 11 ( Read more)
Saturday was Lax Fest!   It was chilly, but the sun was shining!  It really was a great day for Lake Forest High School, our lacrosse teams and Illinois lacrosse in general.  Thank you to everyone who had a hand in making the day a success!

The Varsity game started out great with the Scouts grabbing an early 3 to 0 lead on goals by Tucker Johansen, Stew Kerr and Zack Telander.  But, the Trevians are 4 time defending state champions for a reason.  New Trier took control of the game and built a 10 to 6 lead late in the third quarter.  The Scouts fought back hard in the fourth quarter.  Three late tallies by Joey Hrusovsky, Telander, and Spencer Reagan had the Scouts within one goal with a minute left in the game.  Matt Carstens won the ensuing face-off, setting up a chance to get the tying goal.  Stew Kerr’s last second shot went off the crossbar and the Scouts fell 11-10.  Alex Svigos led the team in groundballs and Peter Moore had 15 saves in goal for the Scouts.  The entire game can be seen on Comcast’s On-Demand. Next game is on Saturday 4/18 at Libertyville.  Face-off is at one o’clock.

Scouts 12 - Palatine 7
On Thursday the Scouts traveled to Palatine to take on the Pirates in their first official game of the season in Illinois.  After a very sluggish first half, the Scouts found themselves trailing an aggressive Palatine team 6 to 3.  The boys regrouped at halftime and came out flying in the third quarter.  Four early third quarter goals gave the Scouts a 7 to 6 lead. Conor Wright then found Stew Kerr open on the crease for an easy goal and the Scouts were on their way to a 12 to 7 victory.   Other scorers were Zack Telander 4 goals, 2 assist, Tucker Johansen 3 goals, Stew Kerr 2 goals, 3 assists, Joey Hrusovsky 2 goals, 1 assist and Ryan Laughlin 1 goal.  Matt Carstens added 3 assists.

03/21/09 (Scrimmages)
Lake Forest 16 - Palatine 0
Lake Forest 10 - Fenwick 1.

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