HALL OF FAME 2018 AWARDS DINNER

June 14th, 2018, DOORS OPEN AT 6 PM

The Mark - 9320 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90035

 

OUR 2018 INDUCTEES

HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE GEOFF SEBOLD   Geoff Sebold is a native of Huntington on the Island in NY who has been playing, coaching and running programs for about 45 years. His SoCal experience began as Founder/Owner of the Conejo Valley Lacrosse League (CVLL) from 2001-08. From 2002-08 Geoff also created and ran the CVLL Fall Instructional program and in 2004 spun off the CVLL’s HS division into the Southern California Lacrosse Association (SCLA) the current area youth league.  Geoff founded the Oaks Christian HS program in 2004 and served as Head Coach until 2008. He has also been the boys Head Coach at Newbury Park HS and CSU Channel Islands, Offensive Coordinator at Westlake HS and girls Head Coach at La Reina HS. In addition, Geoff has worked with The LA Mavs coaching high school and Elite travel teams. He currently serves as Director of Lacrosse at Oaks Christian.

HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE GEOFF SEBOLD

Geoff Sebold is a native of Huntington on the Island in NY who has been playing, coaching and running programs for about 45 years. His SoCal experience began as Founder/Owner of the Conejo Valley Lacrosse League (CVLL) from 2001-08. From 2002-08 Geoff also created and ran the CVLL Fall Instructional program and in 2004 spun off the CVLL’s HS division into the Southern California Lacrosse Association (SCLA) the current area youth league.

Geoff founded the Oaks Christian HS program in 2004 and served as Head Coach until 2008. He has also been the boys Head Coach at Newbury Park HS and CSU Channel Islands, Offensive Coordinator at Westlake HS and girls Head Coach at La Reina HS. In addition, Geoff has worked with The LA Mavs coaching high school and Elite travel teams. He currently serves as Director of Lacrosse at Oaks Christian.

HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE MIKE ALLAN

Mike Allan was born in Baltimore, MD, and as the son of a coach, began playing lacrosse at a young age. In high school, he helped lead the Gilman School to an MIAA Championship in 1994, and was named a USILA High School All-American. Allan attended Princeton University where he was a member of the Tigers’ teams that won three straight NCAA Championships in 1996, 1997, and 1998.

After graduating, Allan moved to Los Angeles, CA. He coached at the Windward School, and coached the LA Lacrosse Club to a 3rd place finish in the state in 1999. Allan then coached the UCLA club team for four seasons before taking the job at UC Santa Barbara. He led the Gauchos to MCLA National Championships in 2004 and 2005. From 2006 to 2008, Allan was an assistant coach for the Los Angeles Riptide of Major League Lacrosse. Allan briefly left California and coached at Towson University from 2009 to 2011. He then returned to UCSB in 2012. Allan lives in Santa Barbara with his wife, Katie, and their two children, Hattie and Crosby. 

HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE JOAN RUSSELL

Over the past sixteen years, Joan Russell has been part of the growth of lacrosse as it continues to expand throughout the Southern Section of Los Angeles.  Her older daughters were on the very first teams at Peninsula and Palos Verdes High Schools.

Joan has followed the inspirational examples set by Mitch Fenton, Joe Campbell, Dana Crompton, Suzette Soboti, Carolyn Miller, Aaron Karsh, and many others on her journey to enlighten people about the sport of lacrosse and to develop opportunities for more children throughout the region. In particular, as a member of US Lacrosse Greater LA Chapter Board she worked with Marissa Hewitt, Nancy Sheinbein, Tim Rossi, and Scott Hylen to offer PE Clinics that demonstrated to teachers how to implement the USL curriculum and lesson plans into their classes. Joan has been on the CIFSS Lacrosse Advisory Board, a recipient of the Myron Jay Wonders Award, and is a Rose Bowl Jamboree Volunteer.  Joan truly is a LAX Fan 4 Life!

HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE MITCH FENTON

Mitch Fenton had a hand in the growth of youth and HS lacrosse when he arrived here from Long Island in 1976. He led the promotion of the game in his roles as the initial Presidents of the US Lacrosse chapters in San Diego, Orange County and Greater Los Angeles.

He coached the first HS team in Southern California in 1978 (Crawford HS in San Diego).  He is now the Boys Coach at Hamilton HS (LAUSD), a program that he started 4 years ago. This spring, 40 years after Crawford, he is retiring from coaching. In his 40+ years of serving the Southern California Lacrosse Community as coach, ref, administrator and tournament director, he has never accepted any payment.

He was elected to the US Lacrosse Hall of Fame for two other Southern California chapters: Orange County in 1993, and San Diego in 2010.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER KEVIN CORRIGAN

Kevin Corrigan is entering his 30th season on the Fighting Irish sideline in 2017-18 and is the longest active tenured coach in men's lacrosse at the Division I level. Since his arrival on campus in 1988, Corrigan has built Notre Dame into one of the premier men's lacrosse programs in the country. He boasts a 285-132 (.683) record during his impressive Notre Dame tenure. 

MASTER OF CEREMONIES ALEX WEBER

Alex Weber is a World Record Holder, TEDx Speaker, American Ninja Warrior, Stand Up Comic, and US Lacrosse Coach of the Year - Los Angeles.  Alex is also an Award-Winning Host for NBC, FX, Under Armour, and The Discovery Channel. Alex directed the feature length Documentary COMMITTED on lacrosse recruiting, as well as directing lacrosse Docs on Notre Dame, Penn, and National Commercials for Cascade and Maverik. This summer, Alex will be playing with Team Argentina in the Lacrosse World Games in Tel Aviv.

 

 

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  • Banner (provided by sponsor) to be displayed prominently at the dinner
  • Live announcements during the event
  • 1 reserved table of 10 for dinner

$6,000

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  • Branding displayed on all marketing materials as “Dinner Sponsor”
  • Half-page color recognition in the tribute book*
  • Live announcements during the event
  • 1 reserved table of 10 for dinner

$4,000

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  • Branding displayed on all marketing materials as “Cocktail Reception Sponsor”
  • Recognition in the tribute book as a donor
  • Live announcements during the event
  • 1 reserved table of 10 for dinner

$3,000

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  • Branding displayed on all marketing materials as “Event Sponsor”
  • Recognition in the tribute book as a donor
  • Live announcements during the event
  • 1 reserved table of 10 for dinner

$2,500

Since 2007, The Greater Los Angeles Chapter of US Lacrosse has honored it's Hall of Fame inductees with an awards dinner and silent auction. We create a night of memories for our inductees, their families, and the Greater Los Angeles lacrosse community.

The 2018 Hall of Fame Dinner is shaping up to be another fantastic event.  We will be honoring four deserving inductees as well as a special keynote speech by Notre Dame head Lacrosse coach, Kevin Corrigan.

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