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Sports Briefs: La Cañada girls’ lacrosse foursome earns acclaim

La Cañada High girls’ lacrosse player Diane Lee, right, was named to the All-Pacific League first team.
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Spartans receive honors

Four players on the La Cañada High girls’ lacrosse team were bestowed with All-Pacific League accolades.

Senior midfielder Diane Lee and senior midfielder/attacker Joyce Loh were named to the first team.

Lee collected 33 goals and five assists.


“Lauren worked through everything,” said La Cañada first-year coach Kris Mueller, whose team went 7-10, 1-3 in league for fourth place. “She wanted to be on the field and contribute any way she could. She knew how to bring the ball upfield.”

Noh registered 22 goals and two assists.

“Joyce always practiced hard and she brought a lot of positive energy to the younger players,” Mueller said. “She went out and had another great year.”

Yeye Kim, a senior utility, was named to the second team. Kim had eight goals and four assists.


Andie Chung, a senior defender, received honorable mention after finishing with one assist.

Freers in CIF Tournament

St. Francis High boys’ tennis players Jack and Ian Freer will continue their quest to win the CIF Individual Tournament when they compete in a round-of-16 match at 11:30 a.m. Friday at Seal Beach Tennis Center.

The brotherly combination lost just three games in the opening rounds of the tournament Thursday at the University of Redlands after advancing to the Mission League Tournament Final.

The quarterfinals will be held immediately after the round-of-16 matchups. The semifinals and finals will be Saturday at Seal Beach Tennis Center.

Bergman dazzling for Seattle

St. Francis High graduate Christian Bergman proved he could handle pitching in hitter-friendly Fenway Park during his latest start Sunday.

The former All-Area Baseball Player of the Year pitched seven scoreless innings and got four double-plays to propel the Seattle Mariners to a 5-0 win against the Boston Red Sox.


Bergman (2-2) yielded four hits, struck out two and walked two. He got a double-play in the first four innings.

“I can’t say enough about the effort he gave us today,” Seattle Manager Scott Servais told the Seattle Times. “He was throwing strikes and attacking the strike zone and that’s what you have to do in this ballpark and against this team.”