Translate this page
Fallbrook’s Austin Jenkin, #26, and Scotty Vancil, #2, do a high-five bump after a goal, while Cortland Mangio #14 looks on.
Fallbrook’s Austin Jenkin, #26, and Scotty Vancil, #2, do a high-five bump after a goal, while Cortland Mangio #14 looks on.
Warrior goalie Matthew Sandoval, right, makes a save as defenders Austin King, left, and Brian Arnold watch.
Warrior goalie Matthew Sandoval, right, makes a save as defenders Austin King, left, and Brian Arnold watch.

Mudie takes over Warriors’ boys lacrosse team


Thursday, March 28th, 2013
Issue 13, Volume 17.
Joe Naiman
Village News Correspondent


This is Chas Mudie’s first season as Fallbrook High School’s boys lacrosse coach and his first full season with the varsity program, but he has considerable experience with the feeder program.

Mudie also has experience with the returning varsity players.Neil Rodden was Fallbrook’s coach in 2011 and 2012, and Mudie was his assistant during part of last year. "I helped him. I was his assistant coach for the last half of the season," Mudie said.

Rodden moved to Florida during the summer. Mudie was named as the Warriors’ new coach in January. "I was just so thrilled and happy and blessed to be coaching these kids again," he said.

Mudie moved to Fallbrook 16 years ago. In addition to his current lacrosse activity, he is also the current president of the Live Oak Park Coalition.

His former college roommate and the founder of Fallbrook’s lacrosse program, Frank Rotunda, eventually joined Mudie in Fallbrook. "Several years later he asked me if I would consider working with him to start a program at the mid-high level," Mudie said.

Mudie accepted the offer to coach the mid-high lacrosse program for fifth-grade through eighth-grade players and worked with that program for seven years before making his debut as the Fallbrook High School varsity coach.

The first permissible day of high school lacrosse practice wasn’t until mid-February, but Mudie utilized an off-season club program to begin conditioning and stickwork in January. Forty players sought varsity and junior varsity berths, although the grade period rendered several of those unavailable until the following reports six weeks later. "We lost the JV program because we had so many kids academically ineligible that we could not field a team," Mudie said.

The junior varsity squad played two games before the academic losses forced a consolidation with the varsity program. "The younger kids who were playing JV are not getting much playing time at all," Mudie said. "They’re not ready to go out and compete against juniors and seniors."

The varsity began play with a Feb. 26 scrimmage; the Warriors traveled to Chula Vista to face Olympian High School and took a 15-1 victory over the Eagles.

Fallbrook’s first official game was at home March 1 against Canyon Crest; the Ravens prevailed by a 15-10 score.

A March 16 loss to La Costa Canyon, which is ranked first in the nation west of the Mississippi River, gave Fallbrook a season record of 0-6 at that point. The Warriors had a 2-0 lead over the Mavericks during the first period before La Costa Canyon came back for a 15-5 victory. "That’s the most goals we’ve ever scored against La Costa Canyon," Mudie said.

During the Warriors’ match at La Jolla, Fallbrook had a 4-3 halftime lead before the Vikings ended the game on the favorable end of the 11-7 final score. "By my calculations we should be four and two. We have given away so many games," Mudie said. "They just can’t seem to put four quarters together."

Mudie has two assistant coaches on his staff. Eric Jenkin, who played for the Warriors before graduating in 2011, is the offensive assistant coach. Jenkin’s two younger brothers currently play for Fallbrook and their mother, Kelli, is the president of the Fallbrook Lacrosse Booster Club. Fallbrook’s assistant coach for defense, A.J. Vido, played lacrosse at Coronado High School and graduated from that school in 2011.


 

0 comments


arrow Be the first to share your opinion on this article!
 

Add your Comment


Name

Images, Formatting, or HTML is not allowed : plain text only. You may post up to 5 website addresses within your comment.




Disclaimer

The Fallbrook Village News has tightened its' policy regarding comments.
While we invite you to contribute your opinions and thoughts, we request that you refrain from using vulgar or obscene words and post only comments that directly pertain to the specific topic of the story or article.
Comments that are derogatory in nature have a high likelihood for editing or non-approval if they carry the possibility of being libelous.
The comment system is not intended as a forum for individuals or groups to air personal grievances against other individuals or groups.
Please, no advertising or trolling.
In posting a comment for consideration, users understand that their posts may be edited as necessary to meet system parameters, or the post may not be approved at all. By submitting a comment, you agree to all the rules and guidelines described here.
Most comments are approved or disregarded within one business day.

RSS FeedFacebookTwitter



Advertisement for Stellar Solar





Subscribe




Most Commented


Reach Local Customers



The Fallbrook Village News The Fallbrook Village News
760-723-7319 - 1588 S. Mission Rd. Suite 200, Fallbrook CA 92028
All contents copyright ©2014
About Us
Earthquake Information
Business Listings
Contact Us
Letter to the Editor
Report a website error
Sitemap
Online Digital Edition
RSS Feeds
Login