East Bay boys lacrosse notebook

The sun is finally starting to shine and soon it will be spring. Lacrosse season is just getting started in the North Coast Section and with the more sun we have, the more games there will be.

I took over the lacrosse beat last year, but got into it late so I couldn’t give the sport the coverage it deserved. This year will be different.


Anyone familiar with my soccer coverage knows that I am a one-man wrecking crew and will cover the sport to the best of my ability. It will be mainly me covering lacrosse on my own this year, but I am going to do my best.

Every single week, I will have a new notebook out. You can expect it like clockwork on Monday afternoon’s. It will be on our website at http://www.contracostatimes.com/high-school-sports and on our blog at http://www.ibabuzz.com/prepcorner/.

The notebook will normally have a feature item, then a top 15 ranking and then league standings. It will be a good way for the lacrosse community to stay on top of what is happening.

If you are a coach, I would love to hear from you. My contact information is below. So, without further adieu, let’s take a look at the first top 15 of the season.




I like how California has shot out of the gates, with two huge wins and then a win over Oak Grove. I know the East Bay Athletic League is going to be hyper-competitive, so I know the top ten will change quite a bit.

Four more EBAL teams round out the top five, but again, expect shifting early, and often. Clayton Valley has two blowout wins so far, while Campolindo leads the charge in a very tough Diablo Foothill Athletic League.

Piedmont’s surprise win over Miramonte makes the Highlanders the team to beat in the Bay Shore Athletic League. Miramonte will be a top ten all year, so watch out for the No. 9 Mats.

The defending champs check in at No. 10, with Amador Valley one spot behind. Acalanes, College Park, Berkeley and Las Lomas round out the top 15.


1. California (3-0)

2. Monte Vista (1-0)

3. De La Salle (1-0)

4. Livermore (3-0)

5. Foothill (1-1)

6. Clayton Valley (2-0)

7. Campolindo (3-1)

8. Piedmont (2-1)

9. Miramonte (3-1)

10. San Ramon Valley (1-1)

11. Amador Valley (0-0)

12. Acalanes (1-2)

13. College Park (1-2)

14. Berkeley (2-1)

15. Las Lomas (1-1)


League standings


Final standings.



Team Overall League      GB

Cardinal Newman (2-1)   2-0   –

Urban-SF (2-0)   2-0      –

Marin Ac. (1-0)   1-0     .5

Sonoma Ac. (1-0)   1-0   .5

University-SF (3-0)   0-0   1

Bentley (2-2)   1-2       1.5

Lick-Wilmerding (0-4)   0-1   1.5

Stuart Hall (0-1)   0-1     1.5

Head-Royce (0-3)   0-3     2.5



Team Overall League    GB

Piedmont (2-1)   0-0     –

St. Mary’s (1-1)   0-0     –

Berkeley (2-1)   0-0      –

Bishop O’Dowd (1-3)   0-0   –

Davis (0-3)     0-0     –



Team Overall League     GB

Acalanes (1-2)   0-0     –

Las Lomas (1-1)   0-0     –

Alhambra (1-2)   0-0     –

Campolindo (3-1)   0-0     –

Miramonte (3-1)   0-0     –

Dublin (0-3)   0-0     –

Dougherty Valley (1-3)   0-0   –



Team Overall League      GB

College Park (1-2)   0-0    –

Northgate (1-2)   0-0    –

Clayton Valley (2-0)   0-0    –

Berean Christian (0-2)   0-0   –



Team Overall League      GB

De La Salle (1-0)   0-0     –

Amador Valley (0-0)   0-0    –

San Ramon Valley (1-1)   0-0    –

Granada (1-2)   0-0      –

Monte Vista (1-0)   0-0      –

Livermore (3-0)   0-0     –

California (3-0)   0-0    –

Foothill (1-1)   0-0     –


For questions, comments, to report scores, update standings or add players to the watch list, please email Matt Smith at mhsmith78@gmail.com.

Matt Smith


    Hi Matt,

    Good luck with lacrosse this year — look forward to reading your stuff.

    As for the rankings, not a bad first effort, but let me throw some stuff out there to watch for, as least as far as the EBAL teams go..

    I would have to go with DLS on top of the list, followed by SRV, Foothill, Amador, Monte Vista, then cAL. The better players in Danville have been heading to MV for a few years now. Foothill is young, but real solid and took St. Ignatius tied into the fourth quarter the other night. Amador’s coaching staff is sensational.

    On another note, I have heard Piedmont may be the sleeper to watch this year.


    I meant San Ramon as to where the better players in Danville have been headed…my bad.

  • Matt Smith

    I agree with you about San Ramon Valley, but they lost to Miramonte, who lost to Piedmont, so I had to rank them accordingly.
    I am sure I am a little off in a few spots, but the EBAL will sure sort itself out.
    Thanks so much for reading all of my blogs.

  • Xs and O

    Las Lomas 8
    Cal 5 FINAL


    Believe me, that won’t be Cal’s last loss this year.