Tech Lacrosse Bulldogs Going to State Finals

The Boys Lacrosse Varsity won the quarterfinals (upsetting #4 seed Folsom) and the semifinals (upsetting #1 seed Gold Country).  Because of those wins, the team has TWO championship events coming up. 1) The first is the Nor Cal Varsity Championship game, Saturday, May 16, Red Hill Field, San Anselmo, 12:00.  Once again, Tech will be the [...]

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Bulldogs Defeat Folsom in First Round of Playoffs

Boys Varsity Lacrosse team defeated Folsom, 9-7, in the first round of the Playoffs.  Tech will face Gold Country Lacrosse on Saturday May 9th in the semi-finals: Oakland Tech Varsity Lacrosse at Gold Country Lacrosse Saturday, May 9th 12:30 pm at Nevada Union High School, Grass Valley

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Boys Varsity Lacrosse Makes Playoffs

The Oakland Tech Boys Varsity Lacrosse Team with a record of 9 wins and 1 loss, took two games on the weekend making them and is scheduled for quarter final playoffs for the third year in a row.

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Registration Deadline

Registration Deadline: November 30th for Girls and Boys Lacrosse Teams.

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Lacrosse Team Meeting

Tuesday November 19, 2013, 7:00pm: Overview of Boys and Girls programs, registration and scholarship information, coach and team expectations and tryouts,volunteering opportunities.

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Tech Lacrosse Bulldogs Going to State Finals

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May 6, 2015

May 9, 2015
12:30 pm

The Boys Lacrosse Varsity won the quarterfinals (upsetting #4 seed Folsom) and the semifinals (upsetting #1 seed Gold Country).  Because of those wins, the team has TWO championship events coming up.

1) The first is the Nor Cal Varsity Championship game, Saturday, May 16, Red Hill Field, San Anselmo, 12:00.  Once again, Tech will be the underdog, same as the last two games.  They are thriving in that position.

2) The second is the California State Varsity Lacrosse Championship. By qualifying for the Nor Cal Championship, Tech also qualifies for the state championship between Nor Cal and So Cal. The top 4 teams meet to battle it out. The 2015 tournament is being held at St. John Bosco HS in Bellflower, CA (30 minutes from LAX Airport) in So Cal the weekend of May 30-31. Go Bulldogs!!!


Bulldog Defense swarms #1 Seed Gold Country Lacrosse, Julius Allen, Colin Croghan, Coby Cobb-Vialet, Leo Nakamura and Sawyer Thompson. (Photo by Suzie Inadomi)

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Boys Varsity Lacrosse Makes Playoffs

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April 30, 2015

The Oakland Tech Boys Varsity Lacrosse Team with a record of 9 wins and 1 loss, took two games on the weekend and is scheduled for quarter final playoffs for the third year in a row. The Bulldogs beat Santa Rosa Lacrosse on Saturday 14-4. And on Sunday they capped Senior Day with win of 14-1.

Leo Nakamura scores 1 of 4 goals against Napa Lacrosse. (Photo by Suzie Inadomi)

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Boys Varsity Crushes Skyline, 16-2

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February 24, 2015

March 8, 2015
12:00 pm

Logan Vawter and defensive longstick Koby Cobb-Vialet kept Skyline from the red zone in their win 16-2. (Photo by Susie Inadomi)

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Varsity Lacrosse Bulldogs make the 2014 playoffs

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May 1, 2014

Head Coach Beau Shore and his lacrosse coaching staff had a lot of  concerns for the 2014 season.  With over 35 boys going out for the lacrosse team, they debated whether it was effective to field a Varsity and Junior Varsity team and still be effective and competitive in their league.  The coaches decided to manage one large Varsity team of 35 players ranging in skill from skilled NCAA division I hopefuls to walk on athletes new to lacrosse.  In organizing their league schedule, which included the #1 and #2 ranked lacrosse club teams in California, they also scheduled non-divisional scrimmages with local high school lacrosse teams including Berkeley HS and Bishop O’Dowd HS.  
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Lacrosse Team Meeting

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January 17, 2014

January 28, 2014
7:00 pm-8:45 pm

Dear Parents:

Welcome to the 2014 Oakland Tech Lacrosse Season!  A mandatory parent meeting is scheduled for Tuesday January 28 in the Oakland Tech library.  The Girls’ Team portion of the meeting will be from 7:00 to 7:45 PM.  The Boys’ Team portion of the meeting will be from 8:00 to 8:45 PM.  Please bring a check for the security deposit of your player’s uniform and/or equipment.
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Rickey Henderson Likes Lacrosse in Oakland

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October 22, 2013

Rickey Henderson,Oakland A’s Legend, Major League Baseball Hall of Fame –and yes, Oakland Tech graduate, Class of 1976 attended the “Coaching Corps Taking the Field event at AT&T Park” during the summer. Happy to see that lacrosse is coming alive in Oakland in high schools and middle schools, he took a stick and shot a couple shots on goal — registering upwards of 80 miles an hour on the radar! He’s wearing the T-Shirt with he new Oakland Lacrosse logo.

Along with a lacrosse station that the Oakland Lacrosse Club managed, there were numerous other sport activities for both parents and kids to participate in. Young players and parents got a tour of the San Francisco Giants locker room! Coaching Corps is an organization that provides volunteer coaches to the Oakland Lacrosse Club, Oakland Tech Lacrosse, and hundreds of other organizations across the country.

Lacrosse Demonstration November 13th

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October 15, 2013

November 13, 2013
1:15 pm

There was a great turn out for Club Day sign-ups and the Lacrosse Demonstration on Wednesday, October 9th.  We will be holding another Demonstration Wednesday November 13th right after minimum day dismissal.
NOTE: In addition to these demonstrations, Physical Education Instructor, Ms. Darlene Quinney has invited Lacrosse Coach Kevin Kelley to give Lacrosse demonstrations during the freshman P.E. classes. Check this webpage for more information on upcoming FREE lacrosse clinics and scrimmages. We’ll keep you posted!  For questions about Oakland Tech Lacrosse
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Club Day

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October 3, 2013

October 8, 2013

Tuesday, October 8th is Club Day! Come out meet players and captains of the Oakland Tech Bulldog Lacrosse Teams. Boys Lacrosse Varsity and Jr.Varsity and Girls Lacrosse. Free Cookies!  Free Raffle for Oakland Tech Lacrosse booster items.. and more.

Bulldogs make Playoffs on Senior Tribute Weekend

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May 2, 2013

2013 Boys Varsity Team.jpg The Bulldogs won two games this last weekend of April 27th and 28st with a victory of 18-2 versus the Napa Force on Saturday, and a victory of 24-0 over the Morgan Hill Mavericks on Sunday, capping the last home game for 10 graduating seniors. Saturday began with a special pre-game ceremony introducing the senior players, presenting parents with a single rose wrapped in purple and gold, and taking family and team pictures on the Al Kyte Field.

With the current record of 9 wins and 4 loses, the Varsity Bulldogs have qualified to be in the 2013 NCJLA playoffs. The first playoff game is Sunday May 5th, 1:00 at Casa Grande.

Check out the Senior Tribute with awesome photos by David Izu and his assistant Grant Nakamura:

Bulldogs beat Skyline; in the hunt for Playoffs

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April 23, 2013

April 13, 2013
1:00 pm

Freshman Huma Dadachanji gets around the Skyline defense and scores a goal. (Photo by David Izu)

The Oakland Tech Varsity Lacrosse Team defeated Skyline 21-1 on April 13th, dominating their cross town rival with more experienced and veteran play. There was plenty of offense. Five goals were scored by Kinshasa Smith; and four goals were made by Jamie Mitchell.  A hat trick of three goals was made by Ethan Smith.  Two goals each were scored by Trenton Shore and Leo Nakamura.  One goal each was made by Sasha Bates, Huma Dadachanji, Austin Shore, Oscar “Dude” Fullerton, and Jake Martin. Leo Nakamura and Jasper Korian teamed up to win 13 of 16 (72%) face offs.  13 saves were recorded for goalie Elan Sherman.

The Bulldogs split two games this last weekend April 20th and 21st with a win of 19-7 versus the Stockton Spartans on Saturday, and a tough loss of 5-10 to the top ranked South Valley Chiefs.  With the current record of 7 wins and 4 loses, the Bulldogs are still in the hunt to make the NCJLA playoffs, if they can finish the regular season with two more wins.

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Girls Varsity Lacrosse: 5 Wins, 3 Losses

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April 17, 2013

The Oakland Tech Girls Varsity Lacrosse team starts the 2013 season with 5 wins and 3 losses. Fielding a team of 25 girls including 11 returning seniors and 10 new players (9 freshmen!), the team is on course to be highly competitive in their northern California league. The head coach is Maya Semans with assistant coach Ellen Fisher. The girls prepared for the season with a lacrosse clinic at UC Berkeley’s Memorial Stadium in January as well as a memorial tournament hosted by the Petaluma Lacrosse Club.

The team took this week’s loss to San Jose 4-12 in stride, recognizing there are plenty of games yet to play. Two goals each were made by Cecilia Seiter and Rachel Loo. Olivia Branch made 8 saves. A double header is coming up this weekend.

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Cal Partners With Bulldog Lacrosse

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April 9, 2013

The three Oakland Tech lacrosse teams, Boys Varsity, Girls Varsity, and Boys Junior Varsity are club teams belonging to the Oakland Lacrosse Club of the Northern California Junior Lacrosse Association (NCJLA).  Preparing for the coming 2013 lacrosse season in the spring, Kevin Kelley, the new Tech Junior Varsity lacrosse coach, orchestrated a lacrosse clinic reaching out to the various players, coaches and teams that play lacrosse in the local East Bay area. Lacrosse players from middle school through high school were invited to attend from the Oakland Lacrosse Club (which includes Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) middle school players and Oakland Tech and Skyline high school players.)  Players from other local clubs also came from Skyline (Piedmont), Berkeley, Alameda, Pleasanton, and Fremont.

Oakland Tech Lacrosse players participated in a lacrosse clinic hosted by UC Berkeley at the newly renovated Memorial Stadium. The clinic was organized by the Oakland Lacrosse Club and lead by coaches and players of Cal’s Men’s and Women’s Lacrosse teams in January 2013. (Photo by Matthew Szymankowsk)


The players were divided by age, and lacrosse skill level. Over 75 players were broken up into pods of 6 to 8 players rotating to different drill stations set up on the turf.  Intermediate players did sets of passing on the run in figure eights as well as give and go shooting to goal. The more experienced players got plenty of repetitions passing and rapid shooting to goal from 7 yards and 15 yards–right and left handed.  Since the clinic was led by Cal players and coaches, the high school players got a taste of what it means to be in a disciplined fast pace practice session.

Parents got to walk around the newly renovation Memorial Stadium after sipping a local café latte and sitting in the sun. The clinic ended with some quick scrimmages on short fields and goals set up across the stadium. The Tech players and coaches hope this clinic will be an annual event. (Photo by Matthew Szymankowsk)

Girls Varsity Lacrosse wins Doubleheader

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April 2, 2013

The Girls Varsity Lacrosse team won two games in a doubleheader on Sunday, March 24, 2013 with victories of 10-5 overOrangevale, and 13-3 over Woodcreek, increasing their club league standings and record to 5-1.  In the first game, the senior leadership set the tone of the day with crisp passing, catching on the run, and crafting plays to score goals.  Good communication and strategic field positioning were key in this game. The scoring was led by team captains Grace Wong, Elisabeth Opdyke, and Cecilia Seiter who combined to make 7 goals and 3 assists. One goal was scored by Monica Branch, and  two goals were scored by Sophia Grossman who also made two assists. One assist was made by freshman Tasha Dean. Goalie Olivia Butler called out the defense and made 10 saves.  It was a beautiful sunny day on Al Kyte Field to host these two teams from Sacramento.  After getting some nourishment of homemade sandwiches and some Jamba Juice, the Bulldogs went on to their second win of the day – a game in which Monica Branch was on fire with 6 goals, including a fancy behind-the-back shot.

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Boys Varsity off to Fast Start

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April 2, 2013

The Boys Varsity Lacrosse 2013 season is off to a strong 4-2 start.  The Varsity squad is fielding a team of 26 Boys with 10 returning seniors and 4 freshmen. Many of the boys prepared for the season with a lacrosse clinic at UC Berkeley Memorial Stadium in January, as well as a local tournament with mini games against Berkeley and Bishop O’Dowd high schools. During the fall, many of the boys kept up their conditioning and sticks skills by playing indoor lacrosse, a quick paced short variation of field lacrosse.

There are 13 lacrosse home games at the Oakland Tech Bulldog Stadium including the Boys Varsity, Jr. Varsity, and Girls Varsity teams during March and April. Concessions will be available for the purchase of hot dogs, hamburgers, drinks, Bulldog lacrosse booster-wear, and a raffle with door prizes! Tell your friends to come out and support Tech’s lacrosse teams, and learn more about this exciting and fast-growing sport. Check the updated lacrosse scores and game schedules on the Tech Athletic website.

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