A Letter to Class of 2026 Freshmen from Loyola Varsity Lacrosse Coach Jimmy Borell
Welcome to Loyola High School! I am pleased to invite you to become part of the premier boys lacrosse program in Los Angeles and one of the top programs on the West Coast. Loyola Lacrosse won the 2021 CIF Southern Section Division I Championship and has three US Lacrosse CA State Southern Section championships, five US Lacrosse Northern Division section titles and ten Mission League championships (within the last 11 years) to its name. Our program has also produced 20 All-Americans, six Academic All-Americans, and one US Lacrosse Bob Scott Award winner while sending more than 30 student-athletes to NCAA Division I, II and III Lacrosse programs across the country. This year, we will be offering three teams at the following levels: Varsity, JV, Frosh.
During the summer, Loyola Lacrosse will be hosting three “Welcome to the Program” training sessions on campus at Smith Field on July 12th, 13th and 14th from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. This is for any incoming freshman who is interested in playing lacrosse at Loyola during the 2023 spring season. Keep in mind: this is not a tryout and is not mandatory. Attendance will not impact your ability to make the spring roster. This is simply an opportunity for you to familiarize yourself with the field, locker room, coaches, and your new classmates. *Players must fill out the following information form HERE and send an email to email@example.com with the dates they plan to attend.
Players should come prepared for a full practice with all necessary equipment and protective gear, including helmets, sticks, gloves, shoulder and elbow pads, cleats, protective cup and a mouthpiece. We will be working on fundamental lacrosse skills and team concepts, as well as scrimmaging.
Formal tryouts for the spring season will take place during the first week of December, following Thanksgiving break. Students that play winter sports (basketball, soccer) will have their tryout in February, but can also attend our morning strength and conditioning program starting in October.
Thank you for your interest in the Loyola Lacrosse program. I look forward to meeting and working with you this summer. Go Cubs!
Jimmy Borell, M.A., CSCS (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Head Lacrosse Coach - Loyola HS of Los Angeles