Peninsula ACES Summer Schedule Announced

The Peninsula ACES is a high school age select team playing out of Peninsula and South Bay regions of the Bay Area.   Tournament and practice schedule information is available above by clicking the schedule tab.

Peninsula ACES player assessment announced for June 3rd, 8:30am at Burlingame High School. All current players and those interested in joining the ACES need to register and attend this session.  

Are you a new player that would like to join the Peninsula ACES, but cannot attend the June player assessment?  Please click the link below to fill out the brief player questionnaire and we will contact you directly regarding an assessment:


2017 SUMMER SCHEDULE

Practices:
DATES: June 13 – July 20
TIMES: 6-8pm
DAYS: Tues & Thurs

Practice Location:  Notre Dame de Namur University


Tournaments:

Battle of the Bay, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA
June 24th-25th, 2017

Lake Tahoe Lacrosse Tournament
July 28th-30th, 2017


A player assessment will be held on Saturday, June 3rd, 8:30am-10:00am at Burlingame High School for players interested in playing in Summer 2017.  

Are you a new player that would like to join the Peninsula ACES, but cannot attend the September Tryout session?  Please click the link below to fill out the brief player questionnaire and we will contact you directly regarding an assessment:

Welcome to 2017 Peninsula Youth Summer Ball—now in our 14th year! This newly developed program is designed for U8, U10, U12 & U14 players looking to develop their games recreationally or competitively, but not ready for a full commitment to offseason travel lacrosse. Summer Ball will focus first and foremost on teaching the fundamentals and basics of the sport so that over time, our players have the skills to master the game.

 

Summer Ball sessions will be taught and overseen by Encore coaches and directors. Player training sessions will consist of “chalk talks” where coaches will teach and players can ask questions about lacrosse. These sessions will take place before every practice so every player knows and understands what they will be learning on the field. Players also get the opportunity to compete in the Battle of the Bay Tournament on June 24th – 25th.


Peninsula Director

Kevin Arabejo | [email protected] 


Biography | Kevin is from the Bay Area.  He went to Ann Arbor Huron High School in Michigan where he earned varsity letters in ice hockey and lacrosse.  He made the All-Region team 2 times and All-Conference Team 2 times for ice hockey and lacrosse.  Upon graduation, he volunteered coach for one season at Huron.  After high school, Arabejo went on to play NCAA division II lacrosse at Notre Dame de Namur University.  He helped lead the Argonauts to a Western Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association Championship in 2011.  He lead the team in caused turnovers and was second in groundballs in 2012.  Arabejo also made the All-Conference WILA Team 2 times and the All-Academic Conference WILA Team 2 times.  After graduation, Arabejo served as head coach at NDNU for two years from fall 2013 to spring 2015.


Resume

Playing Career:
 

Defense at Philippines Lacrosse Association


Defense at Notre Dame de Namur University, Belmont, CA


Defenseman/Long Stick Midfielder at Ann Arbor Huron HS. Ann Arbor, MI


All-Conference WILA Team 2X


All-Academic Conference WILA Team 2X


All-Region Team (MI) 2X


All-Conference Team (MI) 2X

 
Coaching Career:
 
Notre Dame de Namur University Head Lacrosse Coach
 
Huron High School Volunteer Assistant Varsity Coach 
 
Golden Gate Elite Assistant Coach

Coaching Staff

Evan King | Coach King Started playing lacrosse his sophomore year of high school in Sacramento County.  He moved to the SF/ Bay Area to attend Notre Dame de Namur University and played for 4 years with the Argonauts.  During his time at NDNU, he earned All-Western Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association Team Honors and All-Academic Western Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association Team Honors multiple years and in his senior year was named Defensive MVP.  Since graduating, Coach King has helped coach various teams and clinics around the peninsula and feels fortunate to be able to give back to the sport and the community.


Greg Lutton  |  Greg graduated from Harvard University Extension School with a Bachelor of Liberal Arts in Humanities.  He is a health and fitness professional earning certifications from the NSCA (National Strength & Conditioning Association), USAW (Sports Performance Coach), and the NFHS (National Federation of State High-School Associations) as a lacrosse coach.  He currently serves as an Assistant Varsity Lacrosse Coach at Saint Francis High School in Mountain View.  Previously, he was the Director of Box Lacrosse at Silver Creek Sportsplex, Director and Co-founder of Morgan Hill South County Outlaws, and was a volunteer for San Jose State Men’s Lacrosse Fall Ball program.  Greg played lacrosse throughout high school making Varsity as a freshman.  He played in the UK as part of the South East Men’s Lacrosse Association while attending the American School in London.

Greg Lutton is a skilled and enthusiastic fitness professional helping individuals and teams attain a higher level of athletic and personal performance.  From field-sports to motorsports, Greg uses a carefully engineered approach to develop a plan for each individual and team to ensure success.


Meaghan Miller   |   Athletic Trainer  (Chapman University)

Director of Coaching

John Christmas | [email protected]

 

Biography | Coach Christmas grew up in Philadelphia PA. He attended Lower Merion high school where he was one of the greatest players in Pennsylvania prep lacrosse history. From there he went to play for at the University of Virginia for the great Dom Starsia. From day one Coach Christmas started and helped lead his team to a NCAA National Championship in 2003. After being named an All American twice in college, John went on to play for the Boston Cannons and Chesapeake Bayhawks (MLL) as well as his hometown Philadelphia Wings (NLL), and is currently playing for LXM Pro. He has vast coaching experience, tutoring dozens of All Americans. He was a co-founder of Dukes Lacrosse, an east coast club powerhouse, helped to start lacrosse programs all over the globe and has coached at the NCAA Division 1 level at the University of Pennsylvania. John is a founder of Encore lacrosse and lives in San Francisco with his wife Ellie and his son Sky. A true student of the game, John loves to watch lacrosse at all levels in his spare time. Currently, John coaches at De La Salle High School in Concord California.


Philosophy

The Peninsula ACES seek to develop player’s fundamental, positional, and ball handling skills to create well rounded athletes. We focus on players situational awareness and communication, both with & without the ball, to promote proper teamwork. ACES athletes will learn the values of sportsmanship in competition.


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MEDIA

2015 Champions

ACES Media Outlets

 

ACES Club Team Instagram – ACES Lacrosse Club Official Instagram: @AcesLacrosseClub

 

Encore Media Outlets

 

Encore Lacrosse Facebook Page – This where new tournament media will be posted

Encore Lacrosse Instagram – Encore’s Official Instagram: @EncoreBrandLacrosse


Accomplishments

Player

Class of 2016


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